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Drake Welcomes Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

Drake Welcomes Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, and Rosalynn Carter visited Drake on Thursday, Sept. 13, for the 29th Bucksbaum Lecture. Jimmy and Rosalynn spoke about human rights, social justice, American foreign policy regarding the Middle East, higher education, and children’s health issues to a large crowd in the Knapp Center, and to an […]

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The Bambino Takes the Field

No, it’s not a vision of a parallel universe—that is actually Babe Ruth, suited up with the 1926 Drake Bulldogs football team. In the fall of 1926, Ruth had just finished a 47-home run, .372-batting average season with the American League champion New York Yankees. Stopping in Des Moines for a postseason exhibition game, The […]

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distinctlyDrake: Campaign Update

We NeeDU Your gift to distinctlyDrake makes a significant difference in the lives of students and the future of the University. Your generosity—whether it comes in the form a one-time $25 donation or a $25,000 endowment—helps ensure the success of current students and allows the University to continue to evolve and confront new challenges in […]

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The Road to Drake

The Road to Drake

Alumna logs thousands of miles for DU Months away from home. Thousands of miles behind the wheel. Work days lasting 14 hours or more, and dozens of  fast-food meals on the go. It’s all part of the job for Drake University admission counselor Tisleen Singh, whose  passion for her alma mater keeps her smiling during […]

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distinctlyDrake: Building on Success

In May 2011, I graduated from Drake University with two degrees and, like students everywhere, a fair amount of student loan debt. Several months later, I received my first appeal to contribute to The Drake Fund—the pool of donations our University uses to support student scholarships, University programs, and the school’s most immediate needs. At […]

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Halloween Queen

Scaring people is a passion for this Drake alum. Amber Arnett-Bequeaith, GR’03, isn’t afraid of anything. Spiders, snakes, heights, failure … none of the common—or uncommon—phobias even phase her. But given that she lives and works at the Edge of Hell and spent her childhood lounging in a coffin as part of the family business, […]

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