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Thought for Food

Thought for Food

The Agricultural Law Center’s Matt Russell lives local—and his connections are growing. Every few years, Matt Russell hosts a chicken butchering party. Guests flock to his farm to “retire the girls”—those hens that no longer produce eggs—and leave with a stewing hen and perhaps fresh garlic grown on the land. The hands-on event highlights the cycle […]

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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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Alumni Help Immigrants and Their New Community

Alumni Help Immigrants and Their New Community

“I know how hard it is to adjust to the United States and the way of life here,” says Paul Foo, BN’00, an immigrant from Malaysia who came to Drake to study finance, investments, and marketing. “It is not an easy task.” Since graduating from Drake, Foo has worked as a financial planner at MassMutual […]

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The Provost’s Student Art Collection

The Provost’s Student Art Collection

Unbeknownst to many on campus, a small eclectic art collection on the second floor of Old Main spans form, media, and time. In May Ineffability—an intriguing and, for some, baffling canvas—became the 2014 installation in Provost Deneese Jones’ office reception area, joining seven earlier Provost Purchase Award winners that highlight a range of student work. […]

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Agility Underscores SJMC Curriculum Transformation

Agility Underscores SJMC Curriculum Transformation

The answer was simple, at least for Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication: Get ahead of it. The question was more complex: How do you prepare effective and competitive students for an industry that’s shifting faster than the clouds in a roiling summer thunderstorm? This fall, the SJMC introduced the most sweeping overhaul of the school’s programming […]

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