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Campus Fashion: Now and Then

Campus Fashion: Now and Then

This circa 1910 photo captures Drake students resplendent with hats—a bowler, a tam-o’-shanter, and a golf cap. Skirts would remain ankle-length for a few more years, and hair was not yet bobbed. The migration from facial hair to a clean-shaven look, however, had begun thanks to the growing availability of the safety razor. These Drake […]

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Blue Notes

Blue Notes

If This Campus Could Talk: Diane Caldbeck, ED ’72 Agility Underscores SJMC Curriculum Transformation Alumni Help Immigrants and Their New Community Start-Ups Emerge in Lorentzen New Venture Hatchery Small Town Law Holds Big Opportunities The Provost’s Student Art Collection Drake’s Top Five International Moments Campus Fashion: Now and Then

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If This Campus Could Talk: Diane Caldbeck, ED ’72

If This Campus Could Talk: Diane Caldbeck, ED ’72

Diane Caldbeck, ED’72, associate vice president for alumni and development, helps University supporters shape major philanthropic projects as well as raise funds and awareness for Drake’s academic programs and endowment. After more than 25 years on campus—and with three children and a husband who are all Drake alumni—she has a deep understanding of the University. […]

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Welcome to Des Moines

Welcome to Des Moines

Home of the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses? Yes, we’ve heard. “Best Place for Business and Careers” and “Wealthiest City in America”? Sure. But what about kitschy brushes with fame and meat lore? Meet the surprising (and sometimes bizarre) side of the city we know and love.

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Project Ruffway

Project Ruffway

Each year, 50 four-legged contestants, chosen by lottery, waddle and strut in Drake jerseys, tutus and wigs, and superhero garb. (A pooch once paraded with a towering sandwich on his back—a tribute to Jethro’s Adam Emmenecker Challenge—that was a feat of engineering.) Accompanied by their hopeful owners, the bullies turn on the charm and work […]

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Professor Emeritus Stanley Hess

Professor Emeritus Stanley Hess

Climbing the stairs from the lower level of the Des Moines Art Center’s education wing, visitors first encounter the artist’s tools—palette, brushes, books. Ascending from the landing, they pass the artist himself at work on a canvas. But not until they’ve reached the main floor and stepped away from the 16×14-foot fresco do they discover the […]

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