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12 hrs ago | Counterpunch

Earth Day Greenwash

The political carnival that is the prelude to the Iowa caucuses has started over a year and a half early.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Earth, Des Moines, IA, US Politics, Tim Pawlenty, US News, US Governors

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Milling Journal

USDA Awards Research Grants to Address Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Ag Production

Des Moines, Iowa-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 22 that USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded $6 million to 10 universities to study the effects of climate on agriculture production and develop strategies to provide farmers and ranchers with the solutions they need to supply the nation with quality food.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Progressive Farmer

Vilsack: I Don't Have Presidential Sizzle

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told fellow Iowans Tuesday that he doesn't have "the sizzle it takes" to run for president.

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton

The Hill

On Earth Day, Podesta pleads for climate change action

White House counselor John Podesta implored Americans to do their part this Earth Day "to confront the dangers of climate change."

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Related Topix: US News, Weather, Iowa

Trenton Republican-Times

Jennings Nearly Sets Record

Former Trentona SLady Bulldog Hadleya SJennings nearly set a Drake University record on Monday, firing a second round score of 70 at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Panther Creek Golf Club in Springfield, IL Monday.

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Related Topix: Missouri Valley, IA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Alabama Live

'Don't hate me because I'm beautiful' in Today in Pictures

Stella lays down during judging at the 35th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, Winterset, IA, World News, China

Star-Telegram.com

Lucey tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

Winning a pageant before her second birthday should boost the Iowa bulldog's hopes of joining owner Dr. Tiffany Torstenson, in the health care industry.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, Center Point, IA, Marengo, IA, Guttenberg, IA

The Times-Delphic

Sexual assault prevalent on campus, students and faculty remain committed to change

Though it's often overlooked or swept under the rug, Drake students are determined to shed light on it, with the help of Alysa Mozak, coordinator for Sexual Violence Response and Healthy Relationship Promotion.

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The Times-Delphic

Professor hopes to improve electoral system, involve third parties in Iowa legislature

For a long time, David Courard-Hauri waited. If he voted for the right people with the right platform, something would move forward.

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Related Topix: US News

The Times-Delphic

Relays home to largest live student-run telecast in nation

When you ask the average bystander about Drake University, the first thing that comes to mind is the Drake Relays.

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The Times-Delphic

Des Moines offers affordable attractions for student budgets

Whether you have pocket lint or a small wad of cash, it helps to have some go-to inexpensive places to take a date or a bunch of friends.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, University of Iowa

The Times-Delphic

Iowa caucuses provide opportunities for students

Presidential election season starts in Iowa, and it starts at Drake University. As the national media focuses on Iowa, Iowans have the opportunity to meet candidates in person and shape how the election plays out.

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Related Topix: Iowa, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Des Moines, IA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Telluride Watch

ELEVATED | Poetry, Jazz and a Walk on the Wild Side

The jazz pianist and singer Ellyn Rucker visits Ouray County from the Front Range the weekend of May 3, the latest guest in the Wright Opera House's Wrighteous Jazz Series.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Ouray County, CO, Ouray, CO, Ridgway, CO

Wed Apr 16, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

College fair invites New Bedford students to start thinking ahead

"I'm basically looking to better my future," said the New Bedford High School sophomore, among an estimated 200 people who attended the school's annual college fair Wednesday evening.

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Related Topix: New Bedford, MA, UMass Dartmouth, Boston College

The Southtown Star

Campus notes

Several local residents were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Related Topix: Frankfort, IL, Lockport, IL, Mokena, IL, New Lenox, IL, Tinley Park, IL

CBC News

464 teachers still eligible to complete banned DVD course

Education Minister Karen Casey said while professional development is important, the Drake University courses don't meet the province's standards for upgrading.

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CBC News

Drake University classes banned as upgrade for N.S. teachers

Education Minister Karen Casey says while professional development is important, the Drake University courses don't meet the province's standards for upgrading.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Des Moines Register

How the Culver Center changed one student's life

This is a story about a high school senior and the former United States senator who changed her life.

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Related Topix: Simpson College, Colo, IA, Des Moines, IA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Law.com

They Took the Fast Track

With three young children at home and his legal education costs mounting, Adam West, a third-year student at Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, wasn't looking forward to five unpaid months while he studied for the bar examination and awaited admission to practice after graduation.

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Related Topix: US News, Arizona State University, University of Dayton, University of Iowa, Marquette University

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Times-Delphic

Ebola spreading across Africa at - unprecedented' rate

According to Rueters, the country faces an Ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale and is battling to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

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