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Drake University officials are feverishly scrambling to explain why they thought "D+" would be a great theme for a recruitment ad campaign. The D+ is meant to be shorthand for the magic that occurs when Drake plus a student get together. To many, though, it seems to position Drake as a school whose standards barely exceed total failure. However, in a note to faculty and staff this week, Drake defends the campaign as "intentionally edgy," and just right for the target market.