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Man of the Law Fostering Change Hobnob with Politicos Humor, Grace & Alternative Storytelling On Gossamer Wings Lost and Found A Constellation of Scholars Choosing Drake’s New Live Mascot Top Five Seven-Year Enrich Pigskin Prize

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Bulldog Jumble

[Just for Fun] If you want to try the Jumble, download the puzzle. If you have already given it a shot, the answers are here.  

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A Constellation of Scholars

A Constellation of Scholars

One of the most prestigious post-graduate fellowships available for study, research, or work abroad is the Fulbright Scholarship. And one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars is none other than Drake University. Take a look at the mapped experiences of Drake’s most recent Fulbright scholars—these shining stars accomplished everything from teaching English in […]

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Sudanese refugees make Drake part of their lives in America. At age 11, Samuel Alier began a 14-year journey, eventually leaving a region of the world racked by instability and violence and arriving in Des Moines. He trekked miles by foot in his homeland of Sudan and across international borders, always escaping conflict, always in […]

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On Gossamer Wings

On Gossamer Wings

[Where are They Now] Retirement comes naturally for Professor Emeritus Bob Woodward. No matter the season, the temperature, or the landscape, Professor Emeritus Bob Woodward can be found connecting with nature. His favorite activity is counting monarch butterflies—and he finds serenity in doing so on a warm July day at the Neal Smith National Wildlife […]

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Humor, Grace & Alternative Storytelling

Humor, Grace & Alternative Storytelling

[The Book Club] We asked Associate Professor of Journalism Jill Van Wyke to share picks from her summer reading list. Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel (Mariner Books, 2007) Van Wyke says this graphic memoir—delivered through Bechdel’s gothic drawings—is searingly honest, making you wince and laugh at the same time. Bechdel visited Drake this spring, prompting […]

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