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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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Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Battles, Baseball, and Buffalo Bill Bill Coleman continues to lead a life of diverse interests and passions. At home in a well-worn recliner, he is quick to laugh and easily recalls memories from a life packed with more drama and comedy than all of his plays combined. A Soldier’s Memoir As an infantryman in Patton’s […]

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The People Behind the Buildings

The People Behind the Buildings

Drake. Carpenter. Hubbell. Sheslow. What is a University? It’s more than buildings. It’s a living, breathing, changing organism that feeds on the hopes, passions, and generosity of those who care about it and the students who call it home. Still, the names that live at Drake are common parlance, part of a campus conversation that […]

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Better Than Ever

Better Than Ever

After a teaching career spanning 35 years at Drake University, Bill “Doc” Coleman left his role as professor and mentor to theatre arts students in 2001 to embrace a life of retirement. “I wanted to write,” says Coleman. “And I read a lot. And there’s always baseball.” Reading, writing, watching baseball. Sounds like retirement. Yet in his […]

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Professional Growth

Professional Growth

Senior Anna Chott is cultivating her career path. In a few short months, senior environmental science major Anna Chott will walk across the stage of The Knapp Center, clutching her diploma—the physical representation of a wealth of knowledge accumulated during her years at Drake. Yet as soon as the academic year is finished, Chott will […]

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Recovery Race  Competes Against Hunger

Recovery Race Competes Against Hunger

When the starting gun fired for the 2014 Drake Relays, Professor of Law Ellen Yee took off. Yee launched a new initiative, now called Next Course, to save pre-prepared but unserved food from the garbage bin and put it to good use. Nearly a year after the program’s pilot operation during the Relays, Next Course […]

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