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Capitalizing Advantage

Capitalizing Advantage

Austin Mouw knew his third year at Drake Law School was going to be busy. In addition to the usual rigor of course assignments, his fall 2014 schedule included work in Drake’s Advanced Criminal Defense Clinic and an internship with the Iowa Appellate Defender’s Office. Over the course of one week in September, Mouw tried—and won—his […]

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A Broad Experience

A Broad Experience

Lush mountain forests in Rwanda, burgeoning cityscapes in the United Arab Emirates, the dusty Outback of Western Australia. Some of Drake University’s best classrooms are nowhere near Des Moines. Study abroad can be an enlightening, eye-opening, one-of-a-kind experience, but only if a student is properly equipped.   Live like a local. In addition to ventilated, […]

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At Your Service

At Your Service

While the primary function of many apps seems to be to waste time, certain software applications available for your mobile devices are actually quite useful. Whether balancing a budget or buffing a body, there’s an app for that. Student intern Emma Frederick shares her top five to download today:   Evernote. This app has everything […]

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Chambers of Secrets

Chambers of Secrets

Mark Chambers is the man with all the keys—and all the access to Drake’s buildings and grounds. Since coming to Drake in the early-1980s, this multi-talented architecture aficionado has come to know Drake’s campus better than just about anyone. He first worked as chief electrician before becoming Drake’s HVAC and Electrical Department manager, then operations […]

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Better Than Ever

Better Than Ever

After a teaching career spanning 35 years at Drake University, Bill “Doc” Coleman left his role as professor and mentor to theatre arts students in 2001 to embrace a life of retirement. “I wanted to write,” says Coleman. “And I read a lot. And there’s always baseball.” Reading, writing, watching baseball. Sounds like retirement. Yet in his […]

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Professional Growth

Professional Growth

Senior Anna Chott is cultivating her career path. In a few short months, senior environmental science major Anna Chott will walk across the stage of The Knapp Center, clutching her diploma—the physical representation of a wealth of knowledge accumulated during her years at Drake. Yet as soon as the academic year is finished, Chott will […]

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