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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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Just One Patch of Land

Just One Patch of Land

The local benefit of clean energy fuels global change It’s been called the biggest crisis our civilization has ever faced, and the trouble zone is not where you might expect. The Midwest is responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than most countries across the globe, with the exception of China, India, Russia, and Japan.Illinois, Indiana, […]

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The Vaccine Runners

The Vaccine Runners

A neighborly approach improves global health In 2006, intrepid polio vaccination teams blanketed India, traversing open sewers teeming with refuse to blanket every tightly packed shanty and immunize every child. Progress was being made. But volunteers, working through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and Rotary […]

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