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The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds

A nationally renowned education and a Division I football experience Many high school athletes claim they want the complete package for their collegiate experience, but in the end, most don’t receive it. Whether it’s a lack of opportunity or real conviction, student-athletes often sacrifice either academics or athletics when choosing a school. At Drake, it’s […]

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The Road to Drake

The Road to Drake

Alumna logs thousands of miles for DU Months away from home. Thousands of miles behind the wheel. Work days lasting 14 hours or more, and dozens of  fast-food meals on the go. It’s all part of the job for Drake University admission counselor Tisleen Singh, whose  passion for her alma mater keeps her smiling during […]

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Global Citizen, Global Scholar

Global Citizen, Global Scholar

Lindsay Whorton, AS’09, ED’09, Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright recipient, trustee Former Drake women’s basketball standout and present Drake University Board of Trustees member Lindsay Whorton recently concluded her time as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Her academic ambitions have taken her to Finland for a year, where, with the help of a Fulbright grant, she […]

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Protected Speech

Protected Speech

Internet advances First Amendment rights Mark Kende is the James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law, professor of law, and director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center. Elizabeth Ford Kozor, Drake Blue editorial staff member, sat down with Kende to discuss the internet’s effect on free speech. How has the internet changed free speech in this […]

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On the Spot: Sentwali Bakari

On the Spot: Sentwali Bakari

We gave Drake students, alumni, and community members the opportunity to ask Sentwali Bakari, dean of students, anything they wanted. Here’s what they were eager to know about the charismatic administrator: Tyler Von Ehwegen, AS’12: I’d love to learn more about how you became the dean of students at Drake. Bakari: I decided to pursue […]

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A Shared Legacy of Leadership

A Shared Legacy of Leadership

Tom Henderson came to Drake University with a secret Unbeknownst to his peers, Tom Henderson, LA’77, LW’80, began his undergraduate career as the grandson of Florence Myers Wallace, a 37-year member of Drake’s board of trustees (BOT). Despite his connections, Henderson was determined to make his own way, and by his junior year Henderson had […]

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