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The U.S. News and World Report published its Best Colleges of 2014 rankings Tuesday, of which DePauw listed as No. 54 Best National Liberal Arts College for the second year in a row. Falling close behind, Wabash College took No. 57 on the list. DePauw’s peer institution Denison University scored above DePauw at No. 50, while Kenyon College took No. 32. Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. topped the list. The report noted that class rank has become less of a factor in the college application process while standardized testing such as the ACT and SAT have become more valued. U.S. News and World Report said in an article breaking down the rankings that the group uses the mission of each institution along with data from “each college on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence.” The report also cited surveys and statistics submitted by the institutions as sources for its decisions. DePauw was also mentioned on the list “A-Plus Schools for ‘B’ Students.” The list included institutions at which U.S. News and World Report said high school students who received B-level grades could thrive.
Freshman party hits the roof Ron Paul poses for a photo with junior Garrett Rice at a dinner reception on Tuesday evening at the Inn at DePauw. The reception was an opportunity for students to meet Paul and pose their questions about various current issues to him. Immediately following the reception, Paul delivered the Ubben lecture to a packed Kresge Auditorium. His talk, entitled “Our Lives, Your Liberty & America’s Future,” touched on current global and political issues. SUNNY STRADER /THE DEPAUW
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their heart pound so fast, what they’re passionate about.” They encourage students to come to their office for advice on starting their own businesses. “We’re more than willing to talk with students,” Velazquez said. While it may seem difficult to juggle school and run a business, coincidentally the two businesses coincide with the owners’ studies. “It’s about experiential learning and taking what I do in the classroom and applying it in a way in which I can actually benefit the community,” Walsh said. “[I’m] also taking my questions from the start of my career back to the classroom while I still have that opportunity.” Walsh believes that the hands-on experience is important to undergraduate education. “If you leave a university and have four years of education on
paper, but you can’t actually apply those skills, you’re going to lose out against competitors who have refined those skills already,” Walsh said. Though these companies seem to have been brought to Greencastle for the purpose of helping DePauw students, they are here for the community as a whole. “By operating out of this office, we will be able to have more exposure to the community,” Velazquez said. “I want to expand more into the community and I believe that separating ourselves from campus, putting it in a dedicated location where anybody can visit during our hours, really provides an opportunity to help them.” They encourage those wanting more information or to get involved to visit their websites, which include its-foryou.com and refinedsites.com.
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Even a thunderstorm couldn’t stop people from overflowing Kresge Auditorium for former Rep. Ron Paul’s kickoff to the 2013-2014 Ubben Lecture Series. The lecture, titled “Our Lives, Your Liberty & America’s Future,” focused on the changing political atmosphere and grassroots movements sparking change. “I have never been so happy to hear somebody talk,” sophomore John Lucciola said. “He is one of my favorite people.” Before becoming a politician, Paul was a gynecologist upset by the national debt and the actions of his government. “He’d come home from work each day and tell me ‘The babies I delivered today are already $xx in debt,’” said Carol Paul, Ron’s wife. One day, Paul came home after work and informed Carol he was going to run for Congress because he was fed up with politicians ignoring the Constitution. “I told him, ‘You can’t run for Congress, you might win,’” Carol said. “’I won’t win,’ he said.” Paul hoped to provide the American people with new ideas through his campaign. He did not expect to win because he was not making campaign promises. But Paul did win, and he spent a total of 23 years in politics. Throughout his career, Paul has pushed back against an established political system that passes legislation he finds unconstitutional and harmful to the American people. “Before I came [to the lec-
First-years throw rooftop party featuring pools, lights By Nettie Finn firstname.lastname@example.org
Though DePauw first-years may not yet be allowed on Greek property, they’ve managed to make their own fun, and they’re taking that fun to the roofs. Last Friday, 40-45 first-years gathered on the roof of Longden Hall for a non-University sanctioned party. At around 11:30 p.m., Public Safety arrived and the rooftop hang-out was quickly broken up. “It had been going on for a while
when my friends and I got there,” firstyear Sarah Wilson said. Though resident assistants (RAs) and Public Safety disciplined some party attendees, many, including Wilson, left before the punishments were doled out. “Some people got in trouble, but most of the people who were there didn’t,” Wilson said. According to an email from Angie Nally, director of Public Safety, Public Safety officials were called in to help with the situation. “The Officers and [Campus Living and Community Development] staff
gathered information and referrals to Community Standards were made,” she said. “No State citations for alcohol law violations were issued and no one was transported to the hospital.” Those who hosted the party, however, were not let off so lightly. “We have hearings, and like four different charges,” said first-year Eddie Gable, one of the three roommates whose window was used for roofaccess. Wilson said that access to the roof was arranged through the use of a second floor Longden Hall window. “You just climbed through the win-
dow and got onto the roof,” he added. Gable said he had gone out on the roof a few times before last Friday. “We got the idea to put a few chairs out there. We got a table and a couple blow up pools and some Christmas lights, just for decoration,” he said. Wilson estimated that when she arrived there were around 30 people on the roof. At its most, there were around 45 people on the roof at once, according to Gable. “I thought it was fun,” Wilson added. “It was kind of short-lived, but fun.”
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was going to happen,” she said. “I really love meeting with clients and talking to them.” The companies are trying to bring in more DePauw students through creating internship positions. “I’m having opportunities starting this semester for students to join as unpaid interns, and we’re going to train them and then offer them a paid position once I feel they’ve gained the proper experience,” Velazquez said. They make a point to invite DePauw students not only to ask them questions about technology, but about entrepreneurship in general. Velazquez said that through this partnership, ITS For You and Refined Sites wish not only to “provide a solution for the community and fulfill their needs,” but to “really serve as a role model—as a leader—for other students to follow their dreams, to do what makes
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ITS For You, a student run technology services company, held a ribbon cutting for a new office space on Thursday. The office space is to be shared with Refined Sites LLP. ITS For You services include iPhone and computer screen repairs and was started by current DePauw junior George Velazquez. ITS For You is now in a formal partnership with juniors Richard Walsh and Alex Lemna and sophomore Lauren Owensby and their company, Refined Sites. Refined Sites provides services in web designing and marketing through the web and also held the company’s grand opening yesterday. The two businesses will share office space at 107 E. Washington St, which is also where they held the grand
opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. Approximately 50 people were in attendance, mostly consisting of close friends who were there to support their friends’ business successes. Junior Kevin Courtade knew this was an exciting day for Velazquez. “He originally ran [the business] out of his dorm room,” Courtade said, who was in ITAP with Velazquez. “This is a big step. I think it’s important to be here for him.” Though Walsh started Refined Sites by himself, he later brought Lemna and Owensby into the business, creating even more DePauw involvement. Owensby, who originally found out about the business through DePauw’s e-services website, said that she originally interviewed to be Walsh’s business partner as a way to help finance her education. “I wasn’t exactly sure what
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ture], I read up on Ron Paul a little bit,” junior Brad Harris said. “I had some great views on him. He appeals to a lot of college students.” Paul focused his lecture on three areas he believes the U.S government should play a smaller role: the Middle East, the economy and people’s right to privacy. Paul’s foreign policy position can be summed up in three words: the Golden Rule. “We don’t do to other countries what we don’t want them to do to us,” Paul said. According to Paul, the U.S. was justified in attacking Afghanistan, but should not have entered Iraq in 2003, should stop sending drones to Pakistan and should not attack Syria. Paul also said the U.S. should no longer fund Middle Eastern governments, a stance that elicited cheers. Economically, Paul supports laissez-faire economics, a policy that allows no government intervention. For Paul, deregulating the economy will bring prosperity to America because the people know what is best for themselves. Junior Kathleen Raymond-Judy is not convinced total deregulation is the answer. “I agree that things need to change,” Raymond-Judy said. “But you can’t just remove the current structure and not offer anything in its place. There needs to be some level of control or else you will have anarchy.” Paul’s belief that people know what is best for themselves also fuels his distaste for legislation that undermines the fourth amendment (the people’s right to privacy). In Paul’s eyes, legislation like
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the Patriot Act and programs like the NSA are unconstitutional. For the U.S government to work properly, transparency and the people must rule. “[The U.S government] should never be frightened by the truth,” Paul said. “The American people can handle the truth.” Following his support for personal responsibility, Paul believes the War on Drugs must end and people should decide for themselves whether or not to use drugs. “As a physician and a father and grandparent, I don’t want people to use [drugs],” Paul said. “Philosophically, I don’t like the laws, but frankly speaking, they don’t do any good.” The audience erupted with cheers and applause in response to legalization of drugs. Paul does uphold that law enforcement should step in if and when drug uses become a threat to others. In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Paul said that he is optimistic about the direction grassroots movements are leading American politics. “The biggest challenge for Libertarians is to challenge the status quo,” Paul said in a press conference. “It’s what the Founders used.” At the grassroots level, Paul sees a challenge being overcome as Libertarian views spread across the internet and social media. “I think we’re about to start the fire,” Paul said in the address, “and [we’re about to] reign in these out of control policies.”
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campuscrime September 10 • Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 12:28 a.m. | Place: Hogate Hall • Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 10:32 p.m. | Place: Hogate Hall
September 11 • Assist Greencastle Police Department Property damage accident • Greencastle Police Department took call | Time:
12:50 a.m. | Place: Locust / Washington St. • Possession of marijuana / posession of paraphernalia • Forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 12:22 p.m. | Place: Little Rock Apartments • Suspicious activity • Subjects located / checked okay | Time: 10:46 p.m. | Place: Humbert Hall Lawn
September 12 •Property damage to toilet • Forwarded to Community
Standards | Time: 12:12 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall •Domestic disturbance • Subjects separated upon officer arrival / forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 6:18 a.m. | Place: Union Building • Investigate for odor of marijuana • Officer checked building / unable to locate source | Time: 7:40 a.m. | Place: Anderson Street Hall Source: PUBLIC SAFETY www.depauw.edu/studentlife/ campus-safety/publicsafety/ activity-report/year/2013/
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DePauw and Teach for America: leaving marks in education By Leann Burke email@example.com
DePauw sent 14 members of the 2013 graduating class to Teach for America (TFA) and tied five other schools for third place on TFA’s list of top 20 contributing small schools. Teach for America is a non-profit that works in low-income communities to ensure that those students receive a quality education that prepares them for college. Across America, 16 million children live in poverty and according to PostSecondary.org, and only eight percent of those children will graduate from college by age 24. Teach for America partners with at-risk schools to change that statistic. “I think [DePauw] students are drawn to TFA because they are committed to making a difference in the education field,” said Shawnee Cohn, the Teach for America regional communications director who works with DePauw. “They want to give students growing up in poverty opportunities.” Since Teach for America’s founding in 1990, DePauw students have been drawn to the organization and its mission. Over 23 years of history, 158 DePauw alumni have taught in the corps. Casie Sambo ’13, knew she wanted to join those 158 when she arrived at DePauw.
“I basically spent most of my college years picking extracurriculars and classes that would look good for TFA,” Sambo said. She currently works full-time at a high school in Milwaukee and attends graduate school for her teaching certification. “I love kids, and the school and TFA staff are incredibly supportive,” Sambo said. “Honestly, my school staff is so supportive that I don’t need the TFA support. Right now, I’m cruising.” Before they can be placed in a school, however, Teach for America hopefuls must complete an extensive application process that includes several interviews and a letter of intent with the paper application. The entire process generally takes about a month and a half. “I was a little bit of a mess on the days leading up to finding out if I made it to the next round [of the process] or not,” Sambo said. “And especially on the day I found out if I made into the program, probably because I wanted it so much.” Sambo is one of 5,900 members of the 2013 corps and will spend two years in the program. After that, she will become an alumna. Like many Teach for America alumni, Sambo plans to continue working in the education field. Although students cannot join Teach for America until after graduation, interested underclassmen can intern in classrooms with
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Tiger Beats: Music Suggestions from Paniccia By Michael Paniccia firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking the bare-all emotionality definitive of Minneapolis punk acts such as The Replacements, Dillinger Four, and Off With Their Heads, Direct Hit! delivers a dangerously energetic breed of rock ‘n’ roll with the in-your-face mentality of 1990s Boston street punk. The group stands apart not only by virtue of their lyrics, but also by the sheer force of will driving them sonically forward. This past week, the band dropped its second fulllength album through Red Scare Industries. While their earlier material always maintained an indie label grit, Brainless God is by all means a polished record, perhaps even seamless. While a move to incredibly high production quality has been lauded in cases such as Nirvana’s Nevermind, the raw power that is Direct Hit! is so deeply ingrained within the music that it still shows clearly throughout. From the album-wide melodic theme to full band harmonies, strategically-placed bell strikes, and layered tambourine parts to the group’s chronic keyboard and organ arrangements, Brainless God is Tommy meets The Black Parade meets modern melodic punk: a love tale conceptually set amidst a
nuclear apocalypse & the end of the world. Couple this with their use of videography (look up “Brainless God: Act One” and “Brainless God: Chapter V”) and you have a complete artistic experience for this rock opera, which might be the biggest release of 2013. This group is going nowhere but up. You can
Band: Direct Hit! Home Base: Milwaukee, Wis. Latest Release: Brainless God (Red Scare Industries) Sept. 10, 2013 For Fans Of: Sum 41, Anti-Flag, Menzingers, Dear Landlord
catch them at Riot Fest this Sunday in Chicago. Modern Baseball released its first full-length album, Sports, last November and the album is now on its second pressing through Run For Cover Records and Lame-O Records. The band has steadily gained recognition in the indie music scene since the release of their video for “The Weekend.” Sports is quite a different animal than most albums, as is the band itself, and features a plethora of gang choruses and songs ranging from standard rockers to ballads to acoustic sing-a-longs. While the record is definitely nostalgic, the four-piece isn’t seeking gimmicks or revivalist tendencies with their music. From sampling a cell phone’s voicemail in “Hours Outside in the Snow” to songs about Twitter (“@Chl03k”), lyrics about locking text messages to save them (“Re-Done”), use of emoticons (“Seeya Sucker”) and references to Facebook (“I Think You Were In My Profile Picture Once”), the album is very much about the modern young adult condition. It takes an earnest effort to not make such lyric choices feel tacky, childish or amateur. Modern Baseball skillfully dodges all of these traps just as they do genre tags, playing a blend of indie rock with 90s emo with a modern indie punk feel. The band lives together in a house venue they
run in Philadelphia, where they go to college and tour on school breaks. I was lucky enough to catch them at a house show in Kalamazoo this past August and they’re definitely on my “nicest people I’ve ever met” list. Buy Sports and catch them at a house show before their popularity explodes.
Band: Modern Baseball Home Base: Philadelphia, Pa. Latest Release: Sports (Run For Cover / Lame-O Records) Nov. 27, 2012 For Fans of: Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, Say Anything, Mixtapes
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 7 PM The Interfraternity Council hosts a cookout for first-year male students in Bowman Park Monday afternoon. Several IFC fraternities were represented. CLARISSA ZINGRAF / THE DEPAUW
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MAMA NUNZ ITALIAN STEAK HOUSE Walking up to the worn out, white building across from the S & W Feed Center, one would not expect Mama Nunz Italian restaurant to have one of the most delicious and fresh burgers in Greencastle. This family-owned restaurant located at 800 Main St. has been making a variety of food for Greencastle residents and DePauw students for 54 years. Their cheeseburger comes with lettuce, tomato, onions, ketchup and mustard. It took a little less than ten minutes to get the food, which is very reasonable for a one-man operated restaurant (there were also three other tables for him to wait on). It looked delicious and was made with care,
and, no doubt, your mouth will water. The freshness all blends together so nicely. The lettuce was actual whole, fresh lettuce, not the questionable shredded lettuce. Mama Nunz is not only clean, but also charming. They had several walls lined with DePauw paraphernalia, showing how much the owner, Nunzio, supports DePauw and the students. Nunzio is a very personable guy. He is friendly and eager to talk to his customers.
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CHARLIE’S CHILL AND GRILL
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Whether you’re an avid burger fan, or just want to try something new this weekend, Greencastle boasts a variety of burgers students must try. Surrounding the bookstore lays a variety of restaurants that provides dining options for students off campus. Our staff decided to visit four of the many restaurants in the square to rate their top burgers in a battle to find out which one was best in terms of price, appearance and taste. We decided to visit Marvin’s, Mama Nunz, The Fluttering Duck, and Charlie’s Chill and Grill. Our scale ranges from 1-5, with one being not satisfied and five being best burger ever tasted.
Walk into Charlie’s Chill and Grill and you’ll quickly be greeted by the clean and efficient feel of fast food restaurants: the building is freshly painted from its March 2013 opening and a sleek drive-thru screen lines the building. The new establishment is run by a resident of Greencastle and employs developmentally disabled people with the intent of providing employment and work experience for as many people as possible. The “grill” part of Charlie’s menu has a variety of sandwiches, wraps, hamburgers, and hotdogs and even features a value menu. On the “chill” side, the restaurant offers ice creams, slushies, shakes and sundaes--perfect for a hot, late-summer’s day. Their most popular burger is known as the Big Chuck, which is similar
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The Fluttering Duck The Fluttering Duck opened in Greencastle in 1870 and has been a community favorite ever since. Though the restaurant has modernized a lot since then (they have a digital jukebox that blasts current tunes for your enjoyment), The Duck still has the original sign at their entrance, located inside the Inn at DePauw. The menu at The Duck offers an array of soups, salads, pastas and entrees to fit any appetite. Recently, The Duck added diversity to their assortment of burgers to appeal to DePauw students. One burger is called “the ‘bolder’ boulder run” and claims to add some extra pep for your next boulder run. One of their more popular burgers is The Duck Classic which features a burger cooked to your taste and served on a warm bun with your choice of cheese and toppings. The Classic tastes like a burger that’s been perfected for decades, with tips passed along through generations. The meat is juicy where it should be and has the crunch right where it needs to be. The Duck is a little bit pricier than the other establishments in town, but the quality is worth the extra buck. All burgers cost around $10 and come with a choice of a side. The Duck is a great place to sit down with a group of friends after a long week to have a good time and enjoy the food. The Duck is located inside The Inn at DePauw on 2 West Seminary St. and is open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on the weekends from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Taste: 4.5 Appearance: 4
to a McDonald’s Big Mac. The Big Chuck consists of two beef patties wedged between two buns with a flat bun in between. The Big Chuck comes with cheese and your pick of the usual: tomatoes, pickles, onions, etc. What sets this sandwich apart from the rest, though, is their secret “Chuck” sauce. The sauce has a hint of pepper and adds just the right amount of flavor to the burger. Charlie’s offers a lot of food at an affordable price. The Big Chuck is $3.49, around the same price as its Big Mac counterpart. If you’re looking for a quick meal on a budget, Charlie’s Chill and Grill is definitely the place to go. Charlie’s is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m. and is located on 424 S. Bloomington St.
Although many could agree that Marvin’s is the place to be as a DePauw student, we must put aside our bias for this review of the restaurant. When you walk into Marvin’s, you are greeted by a relaxed fast food restaurant where you order your food at a counter and it is delivered to you at your seat. The Marvin’s staple is the Garlic Cheeseburger (GCB), which is a burger served on garlic-seasoned bread. It took around ten minutes to receive the food, which is longer than normal for a fast food restaurant. However, there were around ten other people seated and waiting for their food. If you’ve ever been to Marvin’s, then you know it is all about the atmosphere. The walls are filled with pictures of past DePauw students at places around the world holding up signs that read, “Marvin’s Delivers to…” The burger definitely looked delicious when it arrived, but it looked as though a little less care had been put into making it. The GCB was just as good as the last time I had eaten it, the garlic giving it a step above other burgers. However, they did use the dreaded shredded lettuce. If you’re looking for a fast food type burger with a fun and laid back atmosphere, Marvin’s is the place to go. It’s also a plus that the restaurant delivers to you anywhere on campus.
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Taste: 3.5 Appearance: 2 Price: $
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The DePauw | Editorial Board Ron Paul editorial claims unwarranted and unfounded
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Letters to the Editor In response to Ron Paul editorial I was surprised to read your paper’s poor analysis of the new Form 990 release. The article was sensational and neglected consideration of DePauw’s goals and place as a national institution. My main qualm came from comparing presidential pay at “comparable universities.” Wabash College and Centre College are not peers with DePauw. Wabash’s enrollment is less than half (900) that of DePauw, their school is all-male, and their 2012 endowment is more than $150 million less than DePauw. Centre is slightly larger than Wabash, but Centre’s endowment pales in comparison to our own by a whole $200,000. Denison University, at least, makes a strong comparison. Their student body is of equal size to DePauw’s, and their president makes only $100,000 less than Brian Casey. Their endowment, interestingly, is almost 50 percent larger than ours, according to US News and World Report. These comparisons also neglect the fact that DePauw is actively working towards becoming a nationally-recognized private undergraduate institution, a household name like Amherst College or Vassar College. Some quick Internet research reveals that the presidents of those schools make $500,000 and $600,000, respectively. If DePauw wants to become a truly national university, then DePauw needs to attract top talent with competitive wages. I challenge anyone who says that our school administrators don’t earn their salaries by continually improving and marketing DePauw. Speaking of apples to oranges, I found it almost laughable that your paper then tried to create sensational “drama” by somehow equating a secretary’s pay with that of Casey. Heidi Menzel is quoted as saying, “You see what the administration is making, and it’s not even apples and oranges.” It is, in fact, entirely apples to oranges. While the work of secretaries is important, it is not comparable to the work done campuswide and nationally by the administration. Furthermore, the income disparity between hourly staff workers (Menzel is incorrectly referred to as faculty in the article) and the salaried administration is hardly newsworthy. I look forward to next year’s riveting article about how Casey’s compensation outstrips that of the custodial staff. - Stephen McMurtry, sophomore
In criticism of editorial “Ron Paul: Guilty by association” As a co-founder of DePauw’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty – which grew out of Students for Ron Paul back in 2008 – I’ve stayed updated with the goings-on at DePauw and was excited to learn that Dr. Paul was coming to the university to speak, thanks to the Ubben family. However, I was terribly disappointed and, frankly, disgusted by the severe lack of consistency and concrete journalism in Tuesday’s piece: “Ron Paul and DePauw: Guilty by Association”. Not only are the accusations against 11-term congressman and 3-time presidential nominee weak at best, they also contain logic that The DePauw’s Editorial Board fails to apply to other public figures in America. Let’s say for the sake of argument that Dr. Paul can be considered a racist, using The Depauw’s “guilty by association” logic. (This weak allegation can easily be annulled by the fact that he has held a strong stance on freedom and minority rights for over a half-century.) But let’s say he is guilty by association. We’d then have to apply the same syllogism to other prominent public figures, let’s say, President Obama. Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who included several controversial and racist remarks in his sermons, is the former pastor of President Obama and his family. Bill Ayers, the former leader of the militant group the Weather Underground that has bombed various governmental buildings, is also a good friend of the Obama’s. President Obama must then condone the behavior of those individuals and, by proxy, be guilty of their remarks and crimes since he has past – and present - associations with them. President Obama hasn’t spoken at DePauw yet, nor are there plans for him to give a lecture in the future. But using the logic applied by The DePauw’s Editorial Board, he is equally guilty by association just the Board claims Ron Paul is. If I were a DePauw Administrator or a member of the Ubben family, I would be extremely insulted by Tuesday’s editorial and ashamed of its absurd distortion of the language of our nation’s First Amendment. -Nathan O’Connor, Co-Founder of Young Americans for Liberty at DePauw University
As a recent graduate and former staff member of The DePauw, it’s with deep disappointment that I feel compelled to submit this letter in response to Tuesday’s editorial, “Ron Paul and DePauw: Guilty by association.” While The DePauw’s mention of the various controversies surrounding Ron Paul certainly warrant our attention and scrutiny, the implication that Paul is not a “legitimate and appropriate” speaker based on “toxic anti-humanitarian associations” is carelessly sensationalized and incredibly reductive of Paul’s 23 years of service to our country as a United States congressman. In a political climate where our elected officials tend to legislate at the behest of special interests and partisan groupthink, Paul remained the most ideologically consistent member of Congress for decades, defending the Constitution and the principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility and free markets. As Americans grow increasingly disenchanted with our country’s methods of mass surveillance, endless war and unsound monetary policy, these principles – which The DePauw has mistakenly labeled as “countercultural,” “neoconservative” and, perhaps mostly offensively, “extremist” – are not radical new concepts. Nor are they unpopular, fringe philosophies. To dismiss them as such is damaging to the open dialogue and broad consideration of ideas for which The DePauw should advocate. Paul is not the first controversial politician to be invited to take part in the Ubben Lecture – this campus has seen the likes of Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair and Ralph Nader. Like Paul, they all have something to answer for, and it is indeed our obligation to challenge and dissect their past associations and ideas. But the suggestion that the DePauw community and the incredibly generous Ubben family are openly aligning themselves with “anti-humanitarians” – accusations leveled against Paul that The DePauw reports are primarily rooted in blogosphere hearsay – is unwarranted and frankly distasteful. The DePauw has the responsibility to depict campus issues in all of their nuance and complexity. It’s my hope that the editorial board will strive to be more reputably informed before they condemn our University, its donors and its esteemed visitors as “guilty” without doing their due diligence. – Emily Brelage, ‘13
Speaker programs should bring current decision makers to campus The vacuous speech of Dr. Ron Paul arose from the institutionalization of professional speakers and endowed speakers’ programs.
An endowed speakers’ program is required to invest in speakers every year regardless of whether an appropriate speaker is available. The number of popular speakers, whose names automatically attract audiences, is limited, probably less than 10,000 world wide, and most are represented by speakers’ bureaus which perform the hard labor of making a match. The majority of popular and available speakers are “former” this and that. Few, if any, are current decision makers. For example, Paul gained his following by declaring Libertarian values, by serving in Congress, and by running for President. He did not become famous for achievement. He never held leadership positions in The House, was not elected President, and did not serve as an administrator as does a governor, mayor, or cabinet appointee. In The House, he had one vote. So, I think, it is fair to say he never had direct responsibility for any policy or decision, and his name is not associated with any successful legislation. Perhaps the best adjective to describe him is curmudgeon. I prefer that endowed speakers’ program assets are spent for persons either recently having had a responsible position, or who currently are working on a program or cause. In other words: someone now on the firing line. A sports metaphor makes my point. Rafael Nadal or Gabrielle Douglas are more attractive contemporary speakers than Michael Jordan or Mary Lou Retton. – John Guy ,‘63
Editorial Board’s attack on Paul puts words in his mouth I attended DePauw University for two years in 2008-2010 and, as a former student, it is with great disappointment and embarrassment that I find myself forced to sit down and respond to the Sept. 10 editorial in The DePauw entitled “Ron Paul and DePauw: Guilty by Association.” Upon reading the article, it became apparent at the outset that I was in for a predictable tirade of conjecture and recycled accusations which have been thrown at Paul since he rose above being the lone “no” vote in the House of Representatives and became one of the most powerful grassroots forces in American politics today. Let us be very clear as to how many controversial statements The DePauw’s editorial board can attribute, as a direct quotation, to Paul: zero. Absolutely zero. The attacks leveled against Paul are not in his words, but through the transparent and grasping attempts to put other’s words in his mouth for no reason more than those words exist with a degree of separation smaller than The DePauw editorial board’s comfort allows. DePauw University, and the Ubben family itself,
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On Tuesday, the US and World News ranked DePauw University at No. 54 on its top National Liberal Arts Colleges List, adding another satisfying placement to our laundry list of not-so-surprising rankings released this year. They also put DePauw on the list of “A-plus Schools for B students.” At first glance, the editorial board found this list to be unfair and thought it discredited the hard work we have put into our time here. DePauw is hardly a community of slacking students, so how can we be reported as ideal for B students? Perhaps though, DePauw probably shouldn’t be surprised to find itself here, if we dive deeper into what this translates to in regards to our student body. The description provided with the rankings states: “If you’re a good student with less than stellar test scores or a so-so GPA, these are the schools for you. These colleges, which have strong ratings in the 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, accept a significant number of students with non-stratospheric transcripts.” It then dives deeper into their methodology, which is based upon first-year retention rate and standardized test scores, as well as the percentile in which students fell amongst their peers’ scores. We find this methodology to be clear and credible. Maybe this list isn’t the most prestigious we’ve appeared on, but it is likely accurate. The applicants for DePauw may not be the top of their class, but they probably possess something solely schoolcenter valedictorians may not: a sturdy resume of activities and general involvement in high school. DePauw students have always prided themselves on being involved. We run from class, to double-booked meetings, to chapter meetings and to our radio shows. Schoolwork can (on occassion) slip by the way side when the only time we have to study is into the wee hours of the night. While focusing on studies is very important at DePauw, it is just as important to have extracurriculars, and we often sacrifice an A for a B in order to keep that balance. Moreover, DePauw merit scholarships are offered to students with GPAs at 3.5 and above, which is a B-plus average. DePauw admissions has long emphasized involvement in high school as a criteria for acceptance. Given these factors, it’s no wonder our student body is comprised of hard-working young adults, both in and outside the classroom. It’s also worth noting these potential students may be in Advanced Placement / International Baccalaureate classes, which may make B-level grades more like A’s in other courses. This ranking is not to say DePauw is a breeze, and high school seniors should know they will be in for a challenge, no matter their GPA in high school. But we encourage applicants to boast their extracurriculars, as that speaks more of our campus culture than the B’s we may receive with our challenging course loads.
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should feel offended that they have been called vicarious racists by The DePauw editorial board and, more than that, they have been called so using the weak and lackadaisical argument that first amendment case law lets them attribute one person’s words onto another. The lack of intellectual rigor in such an argument is embarrassing. By the paper’s logic, DePauw supports anything and everything ever said or done by the speakers who have come to DePauw. Regardless of whether or not The DePauw’s editorial board can look beyond statements they seek to attribute to his name, Paul did indeed have a distinguished career as one of the most consistent and principled congressmen in recent memory and, arguably, the 20th and 21st centuries. Often the lone “no” vote, bucking party leadership at every turn to vote as he deemed was in line with his beliefs, Paul consistently fought to reduce to size and scope of the federal government in every aspect of our lives. From foreign policy to drug policy, economic regulations to the foundation of our monetary system, arguably no other congressman can, with a straight face, say that they held their ground throughout their careers against special interests and monolithic party leadership. Indeed, in the aftermath of 9/11, few elected officials were as vocal in opposition to the seizing of American’s civil liberties via crisis legislation like the PATRIOT Act. In the buildup to the Iraq War, Paul remained a consistent voice in opposition to the invasion, despite his party being the ones beating the war drums to no end. Indeed, 10 years later and it is now a Democrat who seeks to let slip the dogs of war and intervene in Syria and the Republicans are, by and large, the ones opposing intervention. Perhaps the only person whose stance has not changed throughout all of the political power playing is Paul. Regardless of whether or not The DePauw’s readership, or the editorial board itself, oppose Paul’s political beliefs, to claim that he is unworthy of the Ubben Lecture Series is beyond laughable. Paul has affected American politics in ways that I doubt The DePauw’s editorial board even understands. At the very least, he is an 11-term congressman. Since when was an elected official somehow unworthy of speaking at DePauw? The DePauw claims that, “This critique of Paul is neither a reflection of the editorial board’s political views nor a refusal to be open minded about the freedom of speech and thought. This is not a political attack.” I do not believe I have ever read as transparent of a statement in my whole life. The DePauw’s editorial board absolutely sought a political attack and absolutely reflected their own political opinions in the process. I guess the most embarrassing aspect of all is how bad they were at making the political attack in the first place. – Creighton Harrington, ‘10
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Volleyball claims Cincinnati tournament, prepares for invitational
Tigers maintain 6-0 record with win over Hanover Panthers By Jacob Lynn email@example.com
The DePauw men’s soccer team left victorious on Wednesday night after a 1-0 win over the Hanover College Panthers, improving their record to an impressive 6-0. The Tigers were able to jump out to a lead with an early goal from junior forward Andy Morrison in the 21st minute. Panthers’ goalkeeper Trevor Korfhagen stopped a shot by first-year Julian Gonzalez but was unable to control the rebound. The loose ball came right out to Morrison, positioned in front of the net. He tapped the goal in, putting the Tigers up 1-0. The Tigers would hang on to win by that same score and in the process, increase their winning streak to six, the best start that any men’s soccer team has ever had at DePauw. However, the win should have come much easier for the Tigers against a much weaker Hanover squad. The oppressive heat and small field size at Hanover made it difficult. “It was a trap game for us,” junior goalkeeper Jacob Pezzuto said. “On paper that should have been an easy win for us, but it turned into a very hard-fought battle.” Pezzuto, who earned his fifth straight shutout of the season, was not tested in net very much by the Panthers. Their only shot on net came by way of a free kick early in the first half. After that, DePauw’s defense was able keep Pez-
zuto from seeing much action. In fact, the Tigers’ defense has been suffocating all year, and Wednesday night was no exception. Pezzuto was quick to give credit to his defense. “Our defense played phenomenally,” Pezzuto said. “There were a couple of shots that were goal bound that were blocked, or our defenders would get up on crosses and knock it out.” As Pezzuto’s shutouts continue to pile up, he knows that teams will be fighting extra hard to bring the remarkable streak to a halt. “As the streak increases, it’s going to mean that much more for teams to end that streak,” Pezzuto said. “If we play into that emotion, all that’s going to do is fuel their fire and we can’t let that happen.” The ability of the offense to maintain possession and keep the ball out of the hands of the Panthers was also beneficial to the Tigers. “We were able to keep possession and the defense didn’t need to be tested a whole lot,” Morrison said. “When they
were tested, the rose to the occasion and really dominated from the defensive end.” The team is trying not to focus on their record and take each game one at a time. “The game’s over, we can’t focus on that win. We’re already looking forward to Saturday against Principia,” Morrison said. “It won’t be any different than any of the first six games that we’ve played so far.” The Tigers will look to improve to 7-0 on Saturday afternoon against the Principia College Panthers at Boswell Field.
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hometown: The volleyball team wraps up practice Thursday afternoon. The team has their first tournatment Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at Neal Fieldhouse. ERIC ST. BERNARD / THE DEPAUW By Oliver Mauk email@example.com
The volleyball team only lost one set all weekend, defeating Thomas Moore College on Saturday and College of Mount Saint Joseph on Sunday to win the Mount Saint Joseph Charlie Wrublewski Tournament. “We are really excited to have pulled away with a tournament championship this weekend as the competition was really good,” senior Kelly Doyle said. Doyle, along with fellow teammate sophomore Keely McGrath, made the all tournament team for their impressive play. “I think we dominated on the court this weekend in all aspects of our game and I definitely could not have received the award without the team,” said Doyle on receiving the honor. McGrath won NCAC Player of the Week, and was also named to the alltournament team. She finished the weekend with 73 digs, two set assists, and five service aces. The girls accredit much of their suc-
cess due to their work during the offseason. “Our coaches put us through a tough preseason this year in order to prepare for our new schedule, so it is awesome to see the hard work paying off,” Doyle said. Outside hitter sophomore Sarah Burtenshaw even gained fifteen pounds in order to have a more important role with the team. “Coach told me if you want to see the court, you need to get bigger,” she explained. This tournament victory gives the team momentum headed into the DePauw Invitational this weekend. “We’re very well prepared and I believe we’re ready to show our potential,” said first-year Madison McIntyre. “Coming off of a great weekend last week has really helped boost our confidence,” sophomore McGrath said. She also says that the team is excited to show people how hard they have worked in practice this week. The home fans have definitely motivated the team’s recent success.
“It’s definitely motivating when we have home court advantage and a cheering crowd on our side,” Doyle said. As the team prepares for the tournament, they are aware of Marietta College and Trine University, who they didn’t get the chance to play last season. “This week in practice, we will prepare for all of the teams we will face equally, but last year we did not get the chance to play Marietta or Trine, so I am looking forward to the new competition,” Doyle said. The team has also been practicing the mindset of playing their own game, no matter who the opponents might be. “In the games coming up we need to make it more about us than the other team,” Burtenshaw said. “We need to do the things we’ve been practicing and keep our defense where we know it can be.” The Tigers will play Marietta College and Olivet College on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., respectively. Two matches follow on Saturday. The team is scheduled to play Trine at 10:00 a.m. and Rose-Hulman at 2:00 p.m.
Sophomore McGrath led the Tigers to two wins en route to a Mt. St.Joseph Charlie Wrublewski Tournament. She recorded 73 digs, two set assists, and five service aces. She was named the NCAC Player of the Week for her stellar performance. Here’s what Keely had to say. TDP Sports: What influenced your decision to come to DePauw? Keely: Both my brothers went to DePauw, and I wanted to play volleyball. TDP Sports: How did you react when you found out you won NCAC Player of the Week? Keely: I was shocked. I couldn’t have done it without the team. Their level of excitement is what kept me going this weekend. TDP Sports: What is the key to winning this weekend’s upcoming tournament? Keely: A lot of focus and energy...and having fun. Staying determined and taking each opponent as a team. TDP Sports: Highlight of the season thus far? Keely: Playing Heidelberg this weekend and beating them 3-0. They were a big part of why we didn’t make the tournament.
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The next week in sports (Home)
Friday Volleyball vs. Marietta Neal Fieldhouse; Greencastle, Ind. DePauw Tigers Invitational 6 pm Volleyball vs. Olivet Neal Fieldhouse; Greencastle, Ind. DePauw Tigers Invitational 8pm
Saturday Men’s Tennis - DePauw Fall Invitational (DePauw, Indianapolis, Transylvania, IndianaSoutheast, Ohio Dominican, Hanover, Grand Valley St.) TBD Volleyball vs.Trine Neal Fieldhouse; Greencastle, Ind. DePauw Tigers Invitational 10am
Volleyball vs. Rose-Hulman Neal Fieldhouse; Greencastle, Ind. DePauw Tigers Invitational 2pm Women’s Soccer at Marian (Ind.) Indianapolis, Ind. 7pm
Field Hockey vs. Kenyon Blackstock Stadium; Greencastle, Ind. 1pm
Mon. Tues. Wednesday Thurs.
Men’s Tennis - DePauw Fall Invitational (DePauw, Indianapolis, Transylvania, IndianaSoutheast, Ohio Dominican, Hanover, Grand Valley St.) TBD
Men’s Tennis vs. Marian (Ind.) 4:30pm
Field Hockey vs. Denison Blackstock Stadium; Greencastle, Ind. 11am
Volleyball vs. Anderson Neal Fieldhouse; Greencastle, Ind. 7pm
Women’s Tennis vs. Marian (Ind.) 4:30pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Principia Boswell Field; Greencastle, Ind. 2pm
record. Pezzuto, however, will not let this record coupled with this new honor to go to his head. “We’ve had a very good start, but it is just that, Junior Jake Pezzuto, the starting goalkeeper for it’s just a start,” he said. “I think it’s also important men’s soccer team, was named this week’s North that we take a step back and recognize that it is a Coast Athletic Conference “Player of the Week,” af- long season and we still have a lot of work left to ter leading the Tigers to three shutout victories in do.” one week. This does not mean that he Pezzuto said that he was is not ecstatic about what this “shocked” that he was selected, award means for his team, and and he accredits all of his success for the University. to his teammates. “It kind of puts DePauw’s “If it wasn’t for my coaches name out there as a real contalking to me, my teammates talktender. It puts our team on the ing to me, our captains talking radar as a team to be reckoned to me, and helping give me the with,” he said, adding that it confidence that I need to do the “encourages our growth.” things for my team that I need to Pezzuto hopes to keep this do, I don’t think I’d be where I am high momentum. Despite the right now,” Pezzuto said. immense honor that he just The Tigers could not have received, he is determined to started their season any better, take the future games one at boasting a 6-0 record with just a time. one goal scored against them all “The main focus is on the season. While DePauw is ranked next game, on the next task, 21st in the NCAC men’s soccer and we can reflect on the sealeague this year, they are the only Junior Jacob Pezzuto named NCAC “Play- son once we accomplish our team other than 10th-ranked Ohio goals.” Wesleyan that has an undefeated er of the Week” COURTESY OF DEPAUW
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