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Science for the Masses

Science for the Masses

A recent study published in Science illustrated scientists’ successful creation of mice eggs from stem cells, which could lead to some exciting developments for women trying to conceive. But you’d never know it from the title of the article: “Offspring from Oocytes Derived from in Vitro Primordial Germ Cell-like Cells in Mice.” What? That’s where […]

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A Legend Looks Back [video]

Dolph Pulliam reminisces about his life and times at Drake.

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How to Build an Art Collection on a Budget

How to Build an Art Collection on a Budget

Turning your home into a gallery-like space usually requires two things: fine art and money. If you can’t afford to bolster your art collection with museum-quality pieces, try these tips for collecting artwork without spending a fortune from Heather Skeens, director of Drake’s Anderson Gallery. Buy work from art students Buy art from up-and-coming artists […]

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On the Spot: Madeleine (Maddy) Maxwell

On the Spot: Madeleine (Maddy) Maxwell

We gave Drake students, alumni, and community members the opportunity to ask Maddy Maxwell, spouse of the president, just about anything. Here’s what they were eager to know about Drake’s tireless first lady: Leslie Schrader Caraballo, JO’82: How is being a female undergrad today different from when you were in college? Maxwell: I wasn’t a […]

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Where are they now: Richard Black, FA ’57, Professor Emeritus of Art

Where are they now: Richard Black, FA ’57, Professor Emeritus of Art

From the rooms of Drake’s Studio Arts Hall to the rows of a grape vineyard, retirement has been a change of scenery but certainly not a rest for Richard Black, FA’57. When he left Drake in 1994 after 35 years of teaching in the art department Black saw a chance to expand his work into […]

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J-Term Brings Remarkable Experiences

J-Term Brings Remarkable Experiences

For three weeks in January, Drake’s classrooms stretched from Des Moines to the Bahamas, the Galapagos Islands, and Ghana, as well as to Poland, Austria, and London. These locations and many others were the destinations of Drake’s inaugural January Term (J-Term) offerings, in which students devoted three weeks to in-depth study of a single subject, […]

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