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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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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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Drake’s Top Five International Moments

Drake’s Top Five International Moments

While located in the heart of the United States, Drake University has been making global connections since its earliest days. The shape and form of these connections has changed over the years, but Drake’s dedication to internationalism has remained constant. Here are five defining moments from Drake’s history. In front of 11,500 spectators in Tanzania’s Sheik […]

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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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