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November 6, 2019

The fall issue of Blue, our Alumni Insider, is here. Read about what’s next for Drake’s campus, dive into the stories of where Drake has taken four different alumni, and more. Plus: get updates from each college and school.

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Perspectives and Stories: The Experiences of Drake Alumnae

Throughout known human history, women coming of age have come to terms with a reality. Sociologists call it gender stratification, and they measure it by looking at things like who’s hired for the best jobs, who runs governments, and who’s best protected by the law. Often accepted as natural order or religious mandate, gender-based disparities...


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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:08:12 PM

Drake University announces 2020 Alumni Awards winners

Drake University today announced the 2020 recipients of its annual Alumni Awards. Recipients include a decorated officer of the Iowa Army National Guard, an English teacher who taught at Roosevelt High School for more than 30 years, a central Iowa business owner, and a former executive of John Deere Financial. “The recipients of this year’s...


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Thursday, March 05, 2020 8:35:58 AM

Building Drake Connections

In a world of constant communication, alerts and notifications, and pings and dings that emanate from our laptops and the phones in our pockets, more meaningful, impactful interactions still undergird our basic human intuitions, needs, and dreams. And the connections that happen at Drake eclipse anything beeping on your phone. But the seed of these...


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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:33:30 PM

Black Alumni Reunion at the 2020 Drake Relays

Since 1910, the Drake Relays have been a mainstay and highlight in the world of track and field. Excitement from the stadium spilled over to campus and the student body, sparking traditions such as Painted Street and memories of parades, parties, and a Bulldog bond. As students became alumni, Relays also became a reason for a reunion. Many alumni make their way...


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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:18:43 AM

Pay It Forward: The Hendersons’ Story

Generous donors and supporters empower incredible things at Drake. The meaningful stories behind their gifts are worth sharing and honoring. Read about the Henderson family’s gift here. When Ryan Henderson accepted a music scholarship to Drake, he was following a family tradition of attending the University. Like those who came before him, including his parents...


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Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:46:40 PM

Fall Updates from the Law School

For the Fall issue of Blue, the Alumni Insider, we asked Jerry Anderson Dean of the Law School, about what’s happening in the School. Here’s what he had to say. What has been a highlight of the semester so far?The Drake Constitutional Law Center, created by Congress in 1987, hosted its annual symposium in September (pictured). The...


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Tuesday, November 05, 2019 9:55:34 AM

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