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THE DEPAUW T UE S DAY, NO V E MBER 8, 2 011 | INDI A N A’ S OL DE S T COL L EGE NE W S PA PER | VOL . 16 0, IS S UE 19 D3TV seeks $8,000 from Allocations for live-broadcasting technology By CHASE HALL D3TV has big dreams for new equipment small enough to allow broadcasting live from almost anywhere on campus. Allocations Board is currently deciding whether to give the campus television station $8,000 of the approximately $10,000 left in the budget for a Tricaster studio box and secondary equipment. The PC tower-sized box would allow D3TV to set up a mobile studio and then go live from anywhere on campus where internet is available. “Basically, it’s a remote production unit that allows you to broadcast events live on campus using the Internet,” said D3TV general manager Ashley Nelson.  “It takes what we have in our studio and puts it into a box.” Right now, D3TV can only broadcast from its studio in the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. That means if an event outside of its formal studio is to go on the air, it has to be fully recorded and edited before being played. “Our campus isn’t wired right now for us to go live anywhere. But, this would let us do anything as far as events go — Ubben lectures, athletic events and anything the media is allowed to film,” Nelson said. “Then, alumni, people off campus or people who couldn’t make it to those events can watch.” Nelson says the piece of equipment has the ability to dramatically increase viewership for the station by tapping into those audiences.  D3TV | continued on page 2 A monk from the Labrang Tashikil Monastery works on a sand mandala dedicated to the Buddha of Compassion on Thursday afternoon in the Hub. CARLY PIETRZAK / THE DEPAUW Forum curbs tension, creates potential for resolution By DANA FERGUSON Over 200 students, faculty and staff filled the UB Ballroom Sunday night. Some stood in doorways or on the floor in order to take part in a discussion about the campus environment. President Brian Casey looked out on the over 200 forum participants, took a deep breath and delivered his opening remarks. “We’re going to be discussing the nature of this campus and this community and there comes a time when you have to do it more overtly,” Casey said. “DePauw may not be a perfect place, but it’s a good place.” Casey stated that the recent events on campus have created a disturbance that requires addressing through conversation. “What we’re doing is we’re negotiating just what it means to be together and maybe the events that have occurred over the past couple of days and the past couple of months, the reason they were so disruptive was that they were unusual,” Casey said. “This isn’t us.” Casey explained three events that took place in the past three years that gained the attention of the student body and caused emotional harm to groups of students who associated with identities being questioned or assaulted. The first was an invitation sent out in May of 2010 containing negative stereotypes about Mexican-Americans by a student hoping to draw other students to a Cinco de Mayo party. After students protested and suggested that the comments made were inappropriate the creator apologized. In the past two weeks two other events brought attention to the idea that campus lacks acceptance. First the creation of T-shirts with that were deemed inappropriate — “You’ve had our Dick / Now here’s our Seaman” — and were not distributed as coaches and the creator decided they negatively represented the university and its football program. Second, Casey addressed a case of harassment that occurred at Phi Kappa Psi fraternity over Halloween weekend. Casey expressed that these events and other instances of harassment on campus upset him as a president and as a person. “These events on campus have been disturbing, but more importantly disappointing. They’re not really reflective of the best of us,” Casey said. “Disappointment is the feeling I’ve had, with occasional flashes of anger.” Following his address students began discussing the T-shirts and why they upset some students. Senior Danny Cetina changed the subject, though, suggesting that the lack of male representation at the forum reflected his opinion that harassment toward homosexual students comes primarily from males. “I’m wondering why more men aren’t coming to these meetings, especially if you’re trying to go against stereotypes that greeks have of being sexist, racist or homophobic,” Cetina said. “It stinks being stereotyped like that, but we’re not helping by being silent.” Sophomore Hunter Goble agreed with Cetina and suggested that rallies and demonstrations may not appropriately frame the issues to all audiences. CLIMATE | continued on page 4 ONLINE NOW AT THEDEPAUW.COM: President Casey’s address at the Campus Climate Forum and reactions from students and staff

The DePauw | Tuesday November 8, 2011

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