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‘We’ll Do It Together’

‘We’ll Do It Together’

Iowa’s capital city has garnered much national attention in the past several years, ranking at or near the top in best-of lists. If Greater Des Moines has not quite yet arrived, it certainly seems to be well on its way. Martha Willits, FA’69, GR’72, GR’97, and Gene Meyer, GR’81, have two distinct vantage points from which to assess success […]

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Virtually Speaking

What’s the coolest thing about the city in which you live? We posed that question to our far-reaching social media community, and here’s what some of our friends had to say: It’s the perfect-size city, with the mountains and coast just 60 miles away and all the natural beauty one could ask for. Alison Donin, […]

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Inbox

Reliving History Thank you so much for featuring Professor Charles Nelson (“Where Are They Now,” Fall 2013, p. 7). He was one of my favorite teachers. I struggled with history in high school, and he made it easy to understand. I took a few courses with him, and my favorite was one focusing on the […]

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Welcome

Welcome

I’ve lived in several different cities, and I’ve visited many more. My memories are tinged with architecture and skylines, traffic patterns and commute times, climate and weather vagaries. Such elements tend to broadly identify a location, but even their summation doesn’t sufficiently depict place. We work, play, learn, and build our lives in place. Our […]

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Good Counsel

Good Counsel

School of Education faculty connect abilities with workforce needs. Tucked away on the second floor of Drake’s School of Education, Matt Bruinekool and Robert Stensrud quietly rake in millions of dollars. That money, in the form of federal grants, funds the National Rehabilitation Institute (NRI), established at Drake in 1976. With a mission that differs […]

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Project Ruffway

Project Ruffway

Each year, 50 four-legged contestants, chosen by lottery, waddle and strut in Drake jerseys, tutus and wigs, and superhero garb. (A pooch once paraded with a towering sandwich on his back—a tribute to Jethro’s Adam Emmenecker Challenge—that was a feat of engineering.) Accompanied by their hopeful owners, the bullies turn on the charm and work […]

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