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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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On Gossamer Wings

On Gossamer Wings

[Where are They Now] Retirement comes naturally for Professor Emeritus Bob Woodward. No matter the season, the temperature, or the landscape, Professor Emeritus Bob Woodward can be found connecting with nature. His favorite activity is counting monarch butterflies—and he finds serenity in doing so on a warm July day at the Neal Smith National Wildlife […]

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Humor, Grace & Alternative Storytelling

Humor, Grace & Alternative Storytelling

[The Book Club] We asked Associate Professor of Journalism Jill Van Wyke to share picks from her summer reading list. Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel (Mariner Books, 2007) Van Wyke says this graphic memoir—delivered through Bechdel’s gothic drawings—is searingly honest, making you wince and laugh at the same time. Bechdel visited Drake this spring, prompting […]

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Hobnob with Politicos

Hobnob with Politicos

[The Best Place] If you live in Des Moines and you don’t have the opportunity to meet every presidential hopeful during campaign season, then—as political analyst Charlie Cook recently told a crowd in Drake’s Sussman Theater—it’s your own fault. Iowa has long been known as the heart of presidential campaigning, especially leading into the state’s […]

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