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Just a warning for incoming fellow students sinceQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Just a warning for incoming fellow students since this has happened to a few of my good friends. I wanted to wait until I graduated and had my diploma in hand to give this review. If you get called into the Dean of Students office start looking for a new college. All it takes is one student to make an accusation against you and you are done. It is a scary time under this current Dean of Students. He lacks the understanding of due process, sticking to the facts, and listening to all the evidence. He makes sure that the student has very little rights during the process. His final decisions are based on his biased hunches. Much of his student dismissals have been learning by trial and error at the expense of the students. He has a higher degree of learning but this doesn't mean he is trained on how to handle these situations where he is judge, jury, and prosecuting attorney. His dismissals would not stand up in court and don't go to court except on the other side for the few brave students that have parents with deep pockets that will easily win lawsuits against Drake. For those brave students this takes time and they have to put their lives on hold while the process plays itself out in their favor. Keep in mind this could happen to you just weeks or months away from graduation and you would have to start over again at another college that may have a different set of requirements for graduation. Don't fool yourself into thinking this would never happen to me since I know that is what my friends thought that are no longer at Drake.
4th Year Female -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: B, Individual Value: D
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This college is extremely closed-minded regardless of whatBrightPhilosophy
This college is extremely closed-minded regardless of what they say during the campus tours. Opinions that don't correspond with those of the faculty are demeaned and ridiculed. Do not go to this college, I REPEAT DO NOT GO TO DRAKE UNIVERSITY! Attending this college has led me to become more depressed and hasn't helped my major at all. I'm placed into useless classes, most of which don't pertain to my major.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Campus Maintenance: B, Individual Value: F
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As a student, it has been very entertainingSuper BrilliantPreLaw and Legal
As a student, it has been very entertaining but also risky for Drakes future all the lawsuits that have been coming lately. We have an AD that illegally fired two in her department. We have an Assistant Dean of Students that illegally got rid of several students and used it as a platform for getting a promotion to Dean of Students. The President had two choice with the Dean of Students - Promote him and fight the lawsuit or fire him and settle. Settling would be very expensive way to go so that was thrown out the door. The President illegally forced the firing of a Trustee. President, AD, and Dean of Students are all stuck at Drake and have to ride this out since no other college will touch them with this baggage. Drake doesn't have a chance of winning any of these lawsuits which will impact the endowment. Right now Drake is using their law school resources to try and drag all of these out hoping that the people that have lawsuits against them run out of resources. As students, we have bets going on how long we think President, AD, and Dean of Students will last before being fired. Information like this needs to be known so that anyone deciding to come here is aware before committing to Drake. You should be able to find published news that talks about all these lawsuits.
3rd Year Female -- Class 1921
Faculty Accessibility: B, University Resource Use/ spending: D
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