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Campus Resources

Drake Relays

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Runners on the Blue Oval at Drake Stadium during the 2019 Drake Relays

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Drake Live Mascot Griff

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Griff, an English bulldog, is the live mascot of Drake University

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Drake University Seal

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The seal of Drake University

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Iowa Capitol Building

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Drake University is the largest university in Des Moines, the state capital of Iowa

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Knapp Center

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The Knapp Center is a 7,000+ seat arena for Drake University athletics and events

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Old Main 1

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The Old Main building on the Drake University Campus, home to Sheslow Auditorium

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Old Main 2

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The Old Main building on the Drake University Campus, home to Sheslow Auditorium

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Old Main 3

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The Old Main building on the Drake University Campus, home to Sheslow Auditorium

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Griff
Griff

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Footage of Drake's live mascot, Griff, on campus

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Old Main
Old Main

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Footage of Old Main, home of Sheslow Auditorium

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Old Main Timelapse
Old Main Timelapse

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Time-lapse Footage of Old Main, home of Sheslow Auditorium

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Campus Sundial
Campus Sundial

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Footage of sundial on campus

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Students Walking
Students Walking

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Footage of students walking on campus

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Students Walking 2
Students Walking 2

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More footage of students walking on campus

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Past Events

Old Main 2015 CBS Debate

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Sheslow Auditorium in the Old Main building hosted Democratic candidates for a CBS-broadcasted debate on November 14, 2015.

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2016 CNN Town Hall 1

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Drake hosted Democratic candidates for a CNN town hall on January 25, 2016.

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2016 CNN Town Hall 2

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Drake hosted Democratic candidates for a CNN town hall on January 25, 2016.

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Kamala Harris CNN Town Hall 1

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Sheslow Auditorium hosted a CNN town hall with Sen. Kamala Harris on January 28, 2019.

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Kamala Harris CNN Town Hall 2

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Sheslow Auditorium hosted a CNN town hall hosted by Jake Tapper with Sen. Kamala Harris on January 28, 2019.

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Kamala Harris CNN Town Hall 3

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Sheslow Auditorium hosted a CNN town hall hosted by Jake Tapper with Sen. Kamala Harris on January 28, 2019.

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Kamala Harris CNN Town Hall 4

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Sheslow Auditorium hosted a CNN town hall hosted by Jake Tapper with Sen. Kamala Harris on January 28, 2019.

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Kamala Harris CNN Town Hall 5

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Sheslow Auditorium hosted a CNN town hall hosted by Jake Tapper with Sen. Kamala Harris on January 28, 2019.

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Kamala Harris CNN Town Hall 6

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Sheslow Auditorium hosted a CNN town hall hosted by Jake Tapper with Sen. Kamala Harris on January 28, 2019.

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Kamala Harris CNN Town Hall 7

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Sheslow Auditorium hosted a CNN town hall hosted by Jake Tapper with Sen. Kamala Harris on January 28, 2019.

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Kamala Harris CNN Town Hall 8

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Sheslow Auditorium hosted a CNN town hall hosted by Jake Tapper with Sen. Kamala Harris on January 28, 2019.

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Sheslow Auditorium for 2016 CNN Town Hall

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Drake hosted Democratic candidates for a CNN town hall on January 25, 2016.

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2016 CNN Town Hall 3

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Drake hosted Democratic candidates for a CNN town hall on January 25, 2016.

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Did you know?

The difference between a primary and a caucus:

"In presidential campaigns, a caucus is a system of local gatherings where voters decide which candidate to support and select delegates for nominating conventions. A primary is a statewide voting process in which voters cast secret ballots for their preferred candidates."

Source: FactCheck.org

Drake University political experience:

Drake hosted presidential debates in 2007, 2011, and 2015

Nine presidential candidates visited Drake during the 2015–2016 presidential cycle

200+ Drake students said they’d like to staff a political or media event in 2019 or 2020

1,500+ journalists visited Drake in 2015 and 2016

57.7% of Drake students voted in the 2016 presidential election

Did you know?

Harry Truman, LBJ, and Eleanor Roosevelt all spoke in historic Sheslow Auditorium

Nearly 1,000 Drake students participated in on-campus caucuses in 2016