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Pigskin Prize

Pigskin Prize

Brendan Daly, AS’97, sports some rare bling: a 2014 Super Bowl championship ring. Daly joined the New England Patriots that year as an assistant defensive coach and immediately found success. After completing his playing career at Drake in 1997, Daly began a coaching career that leapt from high school to college to pro, working with […]

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Seven-Year Enrich

Seven-Year Enrich

Faculty pursue passions and sharpen skills on sabbatical. James Romain has been teaching Drake students to play the saxophone for 22 years. It’s no wonder he started to find himself hitting the same notes. “After 20-plus years of teaching, you hear yourself saying the same kind of things again and again,” says Romain, a professor […]

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Top Five–The Drake Archives

The Drake University Archives and Harkin Archives at Cowles Library are home to tons (literally) of artifacts that reveal slices of our history. General Francis Marion Drake’s sword Prior to becoming the University’s founding benefactor and namesake, Drake served as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War, sustaining severe wounds in […]

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Choosing Drake’s New Live Mascot

Choosing Drake’s New Live Mascot

[How To] Erin Bell, soon-to-be live mascot director, had a helpful model to guide the search for Drake’s next live mascot. Bell, caretaker of the legendary Porterhouse with her husband, Kevin, LW’11, knew well the qualities of a quintessential Drake Bulldog. Check out Erin’s tips on selecting a four-legged ambassador, then learn more about Drake’s […]

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A Constellation of Scholars

A Constellation of Scholars

One of the most prestigious post-graduate fellowships available for study, research, or work abroad is the Fulbright Scholarship. And one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars is none other than Drake University. Take a look at the mapped experiences of Drake’s most recent Fulbright scholars—these shining stars accomplished everything from teaching English in […]

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Sudanese refugees make Drake part of their lives in America. At age 11, Samuel Alier began a 14-year journey, eventually leaving a region of the world racked by instability and violence and arriving in Des Moines. He trekked miles by foot in his homeland of Sudan and across international borders, always escaping conflict, always in […]

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