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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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Art Professor Talks About Stuart Davis’ Allee [video]

Drake’s Lenore Metrick-Chen, associate professor of art history, discusses one of the University’s most notable works of art: Stuart Davis’ 1954 mural, Allée.

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Bulldog by Choice

Bulldog by Choice

Dolph Pulliam’s future as an NBA or NFL star was sealed—until something much better came along. By all rights, Dolph Pulliam, AS’69, should be retiring from a run as anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter—from days spent making his picks, bantering with commentators, and recalling his glory days in the pros. But that’s not how things worked […]

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