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Drake University
University
is a private, co-educational university located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The institution offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional programs in business, law and pharmacy. Drake's law school is among the twenty-five oldest in the country.

Contents

1 History 2 Academics 3 Student life 4 Athletics

4.1 History 4.2 Drake Relays 4.3 Fight Song

5 Notable alumni 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit]

Francis Marion Drake

Old Main

Drake University
University
was founded in 1881 by George T. Carpenter, a teacher and preacher, and Francis Marion Drake, a Union General in the Civil War. Drake was originally affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) although no religious affiliation is officially recognized today. The first classes convened in 1881 with 77 students and one building constructed, Student's Home. In 1883 the first permanent building, Old Main, was completed. Old Main remains an important building on campus today housing administration offices, Levitt Hall, and Sheslow Auditorium; site of many United States
United States
Presidential Debates among other events. The university's law school, the second oldest law school in the country west of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
after Saint Louis University
University
School of Law, was established in 1865 by Chester C. Cole,[3] who served on the Iowa
Iowa
Supreme Court from 1864 to 1876. Drake's first international students enrolled for classes in 1886 coming from China, Persia, Armenia, and Japan. The first campus library opened on June 16, 1908. In 1920, due to a housing crisis, the University
University
allowed social fraternities to use Greek letter emblems and affiliate with national offices.[4] Drake's law school, one of the twenty-five oldest law schools in the nation, traces its history to 1865. It is a charter member of the Association of American Law
Law
Schools, has been accredited since 1923 when accreditation first began, and is one of only seventy-five ABA-approved law schools to have a Chapter of Order of the Coif. Drake University
University
Law
Law
School is home to the American Judicature Society, the archives of the National Bar Association, the nation's oldest and largest national association of predominately African-American lawyers and judges, and the Drake Constitutional Law
Law
Center, one of only four constitutional law programs established by the U.S. Congress and funded by the federal government. In 1887, the Iowa
Iowa
College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy
affiliated with Drake University and operated as one of the colleges of the University
University
until 1906 when it was discontinued. Drake was without a pharmacy school until 1939, when the Des Moines
Des Moines
College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Corporation, which had separated from Des Moines
Des Moines
University
University
in 1927, was dissolved and the college's staff and facilities became part of Drake University.[5] In 1931, the first on-campus student residence built since the university's founding opened—the women's dormitory. In 1937, ground was broken on commencement day for Cowles Library, which is today the university's primary library. 1939 saw a new men's dorm completed which included a student union dubbed "The Kennel". In 1963, Kirk Residence Hall opened, with Meredith Hall opening in 1965, opening the door for the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Journalism. During the height of nationwide student protests in 1970, a bomb exploded inside Harvey Ingham Hall. No one was injured, but windows were shattered in nearby Meredith, Fitch and Herriott halls. Ingham was decimated, but repaired. The largest building on campus, the Harmon Fine Arts Center, opened in 1972 with the Olmsted Center, Drake's student union building, opening in 1974. On September 17, 1969, the Drake student newspaper, The Times-Delphic,[6] published what appears to be the first documented account of the famous Paul is dead
Paul is dead
hoax. No articles published prior to this piece about the supposed death of Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
are known, although fellow Times-Delphic reporter and musician Dartanyan Brown, one of the sources for the article, recalled hearing about the hoax from other musicians and reading about it in some underground newspapers. In 1992, the Knapp Center
Knapp Center
opened as home to the men's and women's basketball teams along with the women's volleyball team. It contains four racquetball courts, five basketball and volleyball courts, a 200-meter track and a weight training center. The facility hosted President Bill Clinton in 1996.[4] In September 2010, Drake launched the distinctlyDrake Campaign in order to meet the goals of "attracting and empowering the best and brightest students through $50 million for scholarship endowment, attracting and retaining the finest teachers, mentors and scholars through 26 endowed faculty positions at $26 million to $50 million, improving and enhancing physical facilities, technology and resources on campus through $50 million to $85 million worth of capital upgrades, broadening perspectives through innovative and expanded interdisciplinary centers through $15 million to $18 million investments, and build on collective financial strength through the Drake Fund through $3.5 million to $4 million per year".[7] When the campaign concluded in 2015, a total of $216,014,522 had been raised towards these efforts.[8] In 2013, Drake University
University
became the home of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement. Academics[edit]

University
University
rankings

National

Forbes[9] 193

Regional

U.S. News & World Report[10] 3

Master's University
University
class

Washington Monthly[11] 36

The University
University
consists of six colleges:

College of Arts and Sciences College of Business
Business
and Public Administration School of Education School of Journalism and Mass Communication Law
Law
School College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy
and Health Sciences

Student life[edit] Drake features over 160 student organizations in which to participate, which include several fraternities and sororities. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication's (SJMC) magazine program has achieved national prominence. The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) team that visited in 1999 called the SJMC a "real standout" and termed Drake's Magazines program the strongest undergraduate sequence in the country. In 2007, Drake student magazines THiNK and 515 won Pacemaker Awards. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is also home to 94.1 The Dog, which operates under the call letters KDRA-LP
KDRA-LP
FM. The station launched in August 2006 after having existed as an internet station, KDCS Bulldog Radio. 94.1 The Dog is broadcast at 80 watts from a tower atop Meredith Hall, the home of Drake's SJMC. An agreement with the Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) allows Drake to utilize the frequency from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday, while Grand View University
University
controls the frequency the rest of the week under the call letters KGVC-LP. Drake students schedule 24 hours of programming, broadcasting online and on channel 12 on closed-circuit television on campus even when not broadcasting over the air. Athletics[edit]

Drake Athletics alternate logo

Main article: Drake Bulldogs Drake student-athletes compete in NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
in the Missouri Valley Conference in all sports except football. In football, Drake competes in the FCS NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
Pioneer Football League. In crew, Drake competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Basketball (men's and women's) Crew (women's) Cross-country (men's and women's) Football (men's) Golf
Golf
(men's and women's) Soccer
Soccer
(men's and women's) Softball
Softball
(women's) Tennis
Tennis
(men's and women's) Track & Field (men's and women's) Volleyball
Volleyball
(women's)

History[edit] Drake has an extensive sports history.[citation needed] In 1885, baseball became the University's first varsity sport, followed by football and track.[citation needed] In 1904, Drake organized a women's basketball team, but Mary Carpenter, the first Dean of Women, banned the team as "not appropriate" for women.[citation needed] Also in 1904, the athletic teams received their nickname of Bulldogs from a sportswriter who noticed that John L. Griffith, who coached every sport, was bringing his pet bulldogs to the practice fields. The teams had previously been known as the Ducklings and Ganders.[citation needed] On October 11, 1905, Drake's first football field, Haskins Field, opened with a 17-0 loss to Iowa.[citation needed] In 1928, Drake's football history continued when Drake defeated Simpson College
Simpson College
41-6 in what is believed to be the first night football game west of the Mississippi River. Perhaps the most famous incident[when?] in Drake's football history is known as the Johnny Bright Incident, where Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs in the Des Moines Register proved an intentional attack on the African American quarterback by Oklahoma A&M football players (Oklahoma A&M became Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State
in 1957).[12] In 1969, Drake's men's basketball team reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. Top-seeded UCLA
UCLA
Bruins men's basketball and its 7-foot megastar Lew Alcindor
Lew Alcindor
(later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) barely escaped an upset in the national semifinals, 85-82.[citation needed] In 1973, nearly 70 years after the original women's basketball team had been banned, Drake established a department of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics.[citation needed] In 1981, senior Lewis Lloyd, the nation's second-leading scorer in Division I men's basketball, was named a first-team All-American. Drafted by the Houston Rockets, Lloyd went on to an eight-year NBA career.[4] In 1982, the first year of the NCAA women's basketball tournament, Drake came within one step of the Final Four.[citation needed] Drake Relays[edit] Main article: Drake Relays Drake's most famous event, the Drake Relays, began in 1910 in a blizzard with fewer than 100 participants. In 1935 Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens
set an American broad jump record (26 feet 1-3/4 inches) at the Drake Relays. Today, the Drake Relays draws athletes from all over the world, including Olympians.[13] Students kick-off the Relays in the annual tradition of street painting, in which student organizations colorfully decorate areas of Carpenter Avenue near the center of campus under a common theme. Fight Song[edit] The fight song for Drake University
University
is The "D" Song. The lyrics are: Here's to the one who wears the "D", Makes a good fight for varsity, Here's to those who've fought and won, Made a good fight as a true Drake alum, Here's to the one who's brave and bold, Ready to battle like days of old, Fights like a Bulldog for victory, Oh, here's to the one who wears the "D". Notable alumni[edit] Main article: List of Drake University
University
alumni See also[edit]

Universities portal

Drake University
University
Campus Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

References[edit]

^ http://www.govwiki.info/pdfs/Non-Profit/IA%20Drake%20University%202017.pdf ^ "Drake University
University
President David Maxwell will retire in June 2015 Newsroom Drake University". News.drake.edu. Retrieved November 12, 2017.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 11, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2016.  ^ a b c "History & Traditions - Drake University". Drake.edu. Retrieved January 25, 2013.  ^ "College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy
and Health Sciences - Drake University". Drake.edu. Retrieved November 12, 2017.  ^ "The Times-Delphic – Drake's source for student and university news". www.timesdelphic.com. Retrieved December 9, 2017.  ^ "Drake launches campaign to become national leader in higher education Newsroom Drake University". News.drake.edu. September 30, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2013.  ^ "distinctlyDrake". Drake University. Retrieved April 16, 2016.  ^ "America's Top Colleges". Forbes. July 5, 2016.  ^ "Best Colleges 2017: Regional Universities Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. September 12, 2016.  ^ "2016 Rankings - National Universities - Masters". Washington Monthly. Retrieved September 6, 2016.  ^ "20 photos: Drake's Johnny Bright". Retrieved December 9, 2017.  ^ "Drake hopeful of drawing fans, huge 2016 events". TheGazette. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1920 Encyclopedia Americana
Encyclopedia Americana
article Drake University.

Official website Drake Athletics website Drake's student newspaper The Times-Delphic website

Coordinates: 41°36′4″N 93°39′8″W / 41.60111°N 93.65222°W / 41.60111; -93.65222

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Drake University

Located in: Des Moines, Iowa

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Drake University
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Campus Historic District Drake Stadium Knapp Center The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement

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Founded: 1881 Students: 3,164 Endowment: 196.0 million

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