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Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Battles, Baseball, and Buffalo Bill Bill Coleman continues to lead a life of diverse interests and passions. At home in a well-worn recliner, he is quick to laugh and easily recalls memories from a life packed with more drama and comedy than all of his plays combined. A Soldier’s Memoir As an infantryman in Patton’s […]

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The People Behind the Buildings

The People Behind the Buildings

Drake. Carpenter. Hubbell. Sheslow. What is a University? It’s more than buildings. It’s a living, breathing, changing organism that feeds on the hopes, passions, and generosity of those who care about it and the students who call it home. Still, the names that live at Drake are common parlance, part of a campus conversation that […]

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Recovery Race  Competes Against Hunger

Recovery Race Competes Against Hunger

When the starting gun fired for the 2014 Drake Relays, Professor of Law Ellen Yee took off. Yee launched a new initiative, now called Next Course, to save pre-prepared but unserved food from the garbage bin and put it to good use. Nearly a year after the program’s pilot operation during the Relays, Next Course […]

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Discover the Dark Side

Discover the Dark Side

Explore the origins of Saturn’s rings, discover what the color of stars reveals about their nature, and learn how moons are named as you journey through the cosmos at the Drake Municipal Observatory. The observatory’s telescope was built in 1894 and donated to the University by none other than Francis Marion Drake. The City of Des Moines provided land […]

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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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