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Rachel Paine Caufield
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Rachel Caufield is a political science professor at Drake University.

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Drake and the Caucuses: Reflections on the ABC/Yahoo GOP Debate

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 1:18 PM

During the past week, ABC has come and gone. It's been a whirlwind of activity, as hundreds of people have come together to put Drake University in the national spotlight. We went live at 8:00pm Saturday night. Over the course of the week, an extraordinary set was built, leading many...

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Drake and the Caucuses: Student Opportunities and Omnipresence

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 1:26 PM

As a rule, we political science professors rarely have a chance to actually participate in politics alongside our students. Voting isn't generally a team sport. Interning in a congressional office or combing through constituent mail may be worthwhile for a student who wants a job, but most professors won't carpool...

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Drake and the Caucuses: How Iowa Reveals the Great Oz

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 8:44 AM

I will freely admit that ten years ago I had no idea why I was coming to Iowa, beyond the fact that I really liked Drake University. But over the past decade, the land of financial services, corn and pigs (in Iowa-speak, I should say hogs) has made me a...

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Drake and the Caucuses: Ring Side Seats

(7) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 2:50 PM

Here at Drake University, as classes gear up for the final stretch, we are anxiously awaiting our moment in the spotlight when we host ABC News for a nationally-televised Republican candidate debate on the evening of December 10. For a smaller liberal arts university located in the middle of the...

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