Yesterday marked the start of the January term here at Drake. J – term is a three week intensive class, which has the same amount of work as a semester long course but you have the added benefit of getting done in three weeks instead of sixteen.
Another big event yesterday was that 800 boxes of papers, letters, and artifacts from Senator Tom Harkin’s office in Washington, D.C. were delivered to the Cowle’s library yesterday. The Des Moines Register wrote and produced a very informational article and film clip about the event. That can be found .
I recieved a handwritten note from Senator Harkin the day that he gave his on the floor of the United states Senate. The fact that he took time out of his busy schedule to write to me personally was very touching. The Senate truly lost a great contributer in Tom Harkin.