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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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Blue Notes

Blue Notes

A Sense of Adventure Meet Drake’s Next President Space Cowboy Facility Services Director Mark Chambers Retirement, Schmetirement Professor Emeritus Bill Coleman Next Stop, Paraguay Senior Anna Chott Cultivates a Career Hungry for Action Student Help Address Food Insecurity Therapy Goes to the Dogs The Breed Helps Those in Need New Agriculture Matt Russell Has a […]

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A New Chapter Begins

A New Chapter Begins

Earl F. Martin is good on his feet. He learned early in his professional career that dynamic environments don’t follow a script. When he arrives as Drake University’s 13th president on July 1, his first steps will employ a well-tested skillset, one that has served him well in his formidable rise through the ranks of […]

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The Bark

The Bark

Bulldogs are talking about news, events, people, and surprising discoveries.

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The Power of Puppy Love

The Power of Puppy Love

In a stark hospital room, an elderly man lay, unable to speak or move, the recent victim of a stroke. Erin Bell pulled up a chair next to the bed and helped her stocky companion into it. The patient’s eyes moved to look at the calm, if a little slobbery, bulldog. Once Porterhouse was close […]

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