More than 1,500 journalists visited Drake University prior to the Iowa caucuses, broadcasting on-campus events to a global audience. Reporters, producers, and on-air personalities were impressed with the character of our students, the beauty of our campus, and the personality of this community.
“It kind of goes to my head a little bit, going to school in Des Moines… The candidates are just so accessible.” — These Iowa students say Clinton won the debate, but it won’t change the race
“My whole college experience is really kind of based around this year and this caucus. I’ve been at this school three years, and I’ve been involved in politics in Iowa. That’s pretty unique and exciting…” — Reflections on a campus visit
"We came to Drake University to ask that burning question: What the heck is a caucus?" — What the heck is a caucus
“The benefits are so numerous it would be impossible to measure. Our banner is going to be flying on all these broadcasts.” — Drake University enjoying debate spotlight
“Isabella Barrett, 18, was practically in tears. She looked up at the podiums where Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley would be standing only a few hours later, and thought, ‘One day, I could be here.’” — Young political junkies move to Iowa, not Washington D.C. for college
While Drake was mentioned more than 20,000 times across print, digital, and broadcast news outlets, much of the conversation took place on social media. Twitter played a particularly influential role in the presidential election cycle.
That's a lot of people seeing Drake University on national television. https://t.co/HF5jv4JDrF— Drake University (@DrakeUniversity) November 16, 2015