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People Drive Our Possibilities

People Drive Our Possibilities

Giving moves in new directions at the University, but it’s always people that drive our possibilities. On a chilly September evening, Drake senior Paul Virgilio coaxed the smooth, rich tones of a Hungarian rhapsody by Popper from his cello. He wasn’t in the familiar rehearsal room in Harmon Fine Arts Center or sitting in his […]

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What a Difference a Day Makes

What a Difference a Day Makes

Drake alumni across the country joined together to share the Bulldog spirit and give back to their communities as part of the annual DU Good Day on Sept. 27, 2014. So what did this pack of tenacious Bulldogs accomplish?

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What Gives?

What Gives?

People-Powered Philanthropy By Beth Wilson Economists take the pulse of the nation in dollars and cents. Financial fitness is calculated as producers sell and consumers buy. That longtime harbinger of fiscal health, Black Friday, hit $50.9 billion last November. U.S. shoppers continued to spend on Small Business Saturday ($14.3 billion) and Cyber Monday ($2.7 billion). […]

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Defining Global Citizenship

Defining Global Citizenship

Exploring the world in order to enrich it By Alyssa Young It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears It’s a world of hopes and a world of fears There’s so much that we share That it’s time we’re aware… It’s a small world after all—a phrase and song ingrained in America’s collective consciousness […]

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Willpower

Willpower

A class trip through Europe reveals America’s sustainable potential. by Danny Akright, JO’10, AS’10 I’ve always thought of wind turbines as graceful, turning slowly above the Midwestern landscape I call home. Standing inside the base of one in the wooded hills of southern Germany, looking up into its cavernous, dark, humming innards, gave me an […]

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Maxwell’s Leadership Legacy

Maxwell’s Leadership Legacy

President Maxwell steps down next year, but his mission-driven progress keeps Drake climbing. Running is a mediator, an expanse of calm between David Maxwell and the day that’s about to begin. The sun is scarcely touching the horizon as Maxwell laces his shoes and positions his ear buds for a four-mile morning run that follows a meditative rhythm […]

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