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Scholarship Provides Motivation, Financial Assistance

Scholarship Provides Motivation, Financial Assistance

As one of eight children, Laura McGuire, a junior business and business law double major, would not have been able to attend Drake had it not been for the scholarships she received. This support came first in the form of a presidential scholarship and next as a recipient of the Lou Ann Simpson Scholarship. “As […]

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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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What Does It Mean To Win?

What Does It Mean To Win?

Big-time TV contracts, roaring crowds, and $100 million annual revenues are appealing to universities and their student-athletes. But are athletics programs still fulfilling the mission of higher education? By Aaron W. Jaco, JO’07, AS’07 For centuries, colleges and universities have been beacons for young people to learn, find their passion, hone a craft, and mature […]

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Top 5 reasons to explore the neighborhoods surrounding campus

Top 5 reasons to explore the neighborhoods surrounding campus

The Drake neighborhood is great—but you already knew that. Here are five reasons to branch out a little farther Snookies in the Beaverdale neighborhood is not just an ice cream shop; it’s a Des Moines institution. Residents camp out in the parking lot every year to be among the first in line on opening day. […]

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Changing The Game

Changing The Game

Creating a new model for athletics in higher education By Tim Schmitt, GR’08, ’10 It’s no secret that some student-athletes pursue higher education primarily as a means to “study” their sport. While college sports provide a great opportunity for the vast majority of participants to grow both academically and athletically, some students don’t always make […]

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Running Toward Rewards

Running Toward Rewards

I first laced up my running shoes at the age of 7. Prior to that I had witnessed my dad leave our home several times to run, regardless of the weather. And each time, he returned with a smile. I assumed running would be enjoyable and effortless. By Kristin Looney, JO’09, AS’09, GR’10 But the […]

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