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Changes at DePauw reflect national trend Story by Peter Nicieja News Editor
During the 2018-19 academic year, DePauw University cut $700,000 in employee healthcare, raised tuition by 2.9 percent, laid off 56 staff members and offered a buyout to faculty in what it says was an effort to combat the university’s $193.5 million in liabilities and counteract the annual budget that is projected to operate at a $5 to $6.5 million deficit over the next several years. These changes have been controversial, engendering a faculty vote of no-confidence in President Mark McCoy in November, emotional faculty meetings and student protests. However, these financial issues are not unique to DePauw, as small liberal arts colleges and universities across the nation, but particularly in the northeast, are experiencing financial difficulties, and several of them, including Green Mountain College, Burlington College, and Saint Joseph’s College, have shut their doors for good. These shutdowns are a result of multiple factors including a decline in the college-age population and a shift in the perception of a liberal arts education. Nathan Grawe, a Carleton College social scientist, wrote in his 2018 book, “Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education,” that the population of traditionally college-aged students is set to decline in the Northeast and Midwest by about 5 percent by the mid2020s. He also wrote that the economic downturn of 2008 has led many to
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Little 5 course adjusted due to construction hazards Story by Katie Hunger Editor-in-Chief
Little 5 participants were informed earlier this week that the course for race day has been shifted due to unforeseen construction hazards. Riders, who were originally supposed to circle the GCPA in a clockwise fashion, are now preparing to ride around Lilly Fitness Center and Julian Science and Mathematics Center (S. College, E. Hanna, S. Indiana, and E. Olive streets) counterclockwise. Mason Seeger, co-chair of the Little 5 Steering Little 500 Committee, began in 1951 explained that when the race at Indiana was originalUniversity ly planned, to raise committee money for IU members were unaware that undergrad construction students would begin this semester and that the previous course was the best option. As for the changes, Seeger said, “Riders will have to practice left-hand turns and familiarize themselves with the new course, but this should not have any real effect on the race itself.” Participants, some of which have been preparing indoors since the start
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of the semester and outdoors with their teams since the beginning of March, are now tasked with adjusting to the new course. Rafael Robert, who has raced in Little 5 before for his fraternity Delta Upsilon, said “there’s a lot of little things” that riders will have to pay attention to with the course change. From where the potholes are to where it’s safe to make passes, Robert, senior, plans to use his remaining practice time to take note of these details. Despite being less than three weeks out from the race, Robert is okay with the changes if it means greater safety. “If that chain link fence is going to be there during that weekend, I don’t want to have to take a spill and get caught up in that fence,” Robert said. Drew Harris, junior, is frustrated with the recent change to the course. “With the old course, there was a small portion going right in front of the The first freshman dorms Little 5 at where you kind DePauw was of go downhill...I raced in 1956 would have been able to gain
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some speed on that portion. But with the new course there’s an uphill battle area,” said Harris, who is racing on the Kappa Kappa Gamma team for the second time. “It’s minor, but it still has an impact.” Emily Troyer, a senior member of Alpha Chi Omega’s team, said, “Safety and course practice have been so heavily emphasized for the last month, so I am surprised that this occurred at all.” Troyer is competing in Little 5 for the first time and is worried that the changes will add to the danger of the race. “Many changes to the course substantially vary the conditions of the race. This can not only be disconcerting, but it can be dangerous, especially for firsttime riders.” The races are scheduled for Saturday, April 27. The women’s teams will race first followed by the men’s.
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“I think its pretty inconvient, but I’m excited for some new dorms. For bikers it’s especially annoying... you have to go on the road so my biking path is completely destroyed. ”
—Sasha Taxter, Hogate Resident, First-year
“In Chicago there was construction going on fairly often, so when the window is open [in Hogate] and there are random sounds coming in its a little annoying, but I’m used to it.”
Story by Ian S. Brundige Design Editor
ince returning from spring break, residents of South Quad (especially the east sides of Hogate and Humbert) have woken up to the sounds of construction starting at 8 a.m. For more details about upcoming renovations read “First-year Housing, Other Projects to Begin Next Week,” on thedepauw.com.
—Quinn Riley, Hogate Resident, First-year
Photos by Ian S. Brundige
1 View of the construction in the Dells from floor four of Hogate. 2-3 Throughout the semester maintenance workers surveyed the land around the new construction site.
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5 4 Work on the new first-year dorm, which will be located in the former Humbert parking lot, started over spring break. 5 Hogate is the next building that will be replaced followed by renovations to Roy O. West Library and upperclassmen housing.
6 The east steps of the Union Building are also under construction. 7 The volleyball court in the Dells sits at the end of the construction site, which temporarily blocks the path between Hogate and Humbert.
April 10, 2019 Continued from front delay starting families, and by around 2026, the result could amount to a 15 percent loss in the typical college population. Declining enrollment numbers haunt many small liberal arts schools, including DePauw. According to DePauw University’s Office of Institutional Research, enrollment numbers have seen a steady decline since the 2009-10 academic year. The number of enrolled, on-campus students decreased from 2,313 in 2009-10 to 2,080 in 2018-19. High-profile institutions, such as Harvard and Yale, due to their enrollment numbers and large endowments, seem to be doing fine, says Roger Baldwin, who holds the Dr. Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University. But schools with endowments of less than $100 million will feel the pressure, according to Moody’s, a bond credit rating business. Depauw’s endowment for the 2018 fiscal year is $730,850 million, according to a report released by the National Association of College and
University Business Officers and TIAA.. However, changes in student demographics and financial burdens do not necessarily mean all liberal arts institutions are in danger. “Amid deep financial distress, small colleges can prove to be steadfast,” according to Dennis Gephardt, vice president - senior credit officer for Moody’s, as quoted in a Moody’s Investors Service report. “Some colleges can be bolstered by extraordinary donor support, balance sheet strength, or by specializing in a specific niche that is attractive to students.” Baldwin also believes people are rethinking the value of a liberal arts education. The question becomes whether or not a liberal arts education is adequately preparing graduates for the increasingly technology-heavy job market, he added. “I believe we need a liberal arts education, but there are those that do not.” Small schools need to rethink what a liberal arts education looks like in the 21st century, said Baldwin. Traditional coursework should be supple-
mented with internships, research projects, or study abroad—things that will complement classroom learning, he said. “All that needs to be done while still applying traditional liberal arts skills.” The changes at DePauw have been troubling to many. Critics on campus charge that the administration has not been forthcoming in sharing the reasons these changes are necessary. “I’d like to see more transparency,” says Kevin Howley, professor of communication and secretary-treasurer of the DePauw chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The immediate implications are to employee morale, which has been damaged before but is now close to “rock-bottom,” he added. “Economic survival means moving toward a corporate model,” says Harry Brown, professor of English. “The more we do that, the more we see our students as customers and our workforce as expendable.” Howley also wants to be aware of how much money is being spent on university consultants, off-the-shelf software that is being used to track student progress, and PR strategies. “I think DePauw would be best served
by doubling down on its commitment to the liberal arts, as opposed to trying to compete with programs like the Indiana University Kelley Business School,” said Howley. Outside of campus, DePauw is one of the largest employers in Greencastle, and these layoffs will have “enormous” effects in the not just the local economy but the county, says Howley. Greencastle Mayor William A. Dory concedes that DePauw is one of the top five employers in the city. According to Dory, any time positions are lost there will be economic impact, but without knowledge of how many of the 56 laid off staff members live in Putnam County, it can be difficult to trace the impact. DePauw administration claims that the changes in personnel will ensure the future of DePauw. McCoy believes that the recent austerity moves will help diminish DePauw’s deficit. “By making some really hard decisions, like the ones we’ve made, and by really being committed to be that university of choice and distinction, we feel that by 2025 this place should feel radically different than it feels now.”
April 10, 2019
70 years on air Best new tracks: April
Story by David Petrushka Staff Writer
Spring is upon us! Get outside and soak up the sun on your slackline, sundeck, or on that inexplicably uncomfortable concrete bench by East College. Hey and while you’re at it, why not pop in a pair of headphones and jam out to some new music? Vampire Weekend: “This Life” // “Unbearably White” [Columbia] Indie-rock veterans released the final of their three two-song EPs last week, in the lead up to their fourth studio album, Father of the Bride, which is set for release on May 3rd, and will be a double-LP comprised of 18 songs. “This Life” lovingly draws influence from Van Morrison and Paul Simon, while the b-side “Unbearably White” slows things down, as has been the case with January’s “2021” and February’s “Baby Blue.” Mac Demarco: “All of Our Yesterdays” [Mac’s Record Label] Laid back and goofy as ever, Mac Demarco released “All of Our Yesterdays” last week. This follows “Nobody” as the second single from his highly anticipated fifth album, Here Comes the Cowboy. It is set for release on May 10th. Foxygen: “Face the Facts” [Jagjaguwar] Another teaser from psychedelic-rock duo Jonathan Rado and Sam France. Their next album, Seeing
Other People, will drop on April 26th. This will be their first album since Hang (2017), after which the group went on a brief hiatus where Rado stepped into a producer role on albums from the likes of Houndmouth, Father John Misty, The Growlers, and Alex Cameron. Weyes Blood: “Andromeda” [Sub Pop] It was really hard to pick just one track from Titanic Rising, which released on Friday. Santa Monica-born multi instrumentalist Natalie Mering’s fourth album is a grand-spectacle that may just be her strongest work yet. Seriously, go listen to this entire album. Twinsmith: “Feels” [Silver Street] Omaha based rock-outfit have released a promising new single in “Feels.” Soaring melodies abound, coupled with standout guitar riff have me excited to see what their fourth studio album will bring to the table. No release date has been set for it, but be sure to keep your eyes (and ears) on these guys. Noname: “Song 32” [Self-released] Slick production, savvy lyricism, and an unforgettable hook; it seems like Bronzeville raised artist Fatimah Warner can do no wrong. 2015’s Telefone and 2018’s Room 25 are tough acts to follow, but Noname has proved with her latest release that she’s still firing on all cylinders.
Left In celebration of WGRE’s 70th birthday on April 28, the WGRE board of directors held a birthday bash in the UB Student Living room last Saturday. The event was hosted by Ken Owen and offered free Taco Wapo and WGREthemed desserts a CD giveaway, and entertained with live student and professional performances. Donations of school supplies for United Way’s Stuff the Bus were also collected. Right Allyson Low, sophomore, held a radio show from 8 p.m. on Friday evening until 8 p.m. the next day. During this 24-hour marathon, Low interviewed directors, Jeffrey McCall, and several WGRE alumni. Photos provided by DePauw University
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April 10, 2019
A Female Perspective
Story by Joslyn Fox Features Editor
While many people spend their spring break on beaches or exploring new cities, some students spent it isolated in their rooms working on new art pieces. Not unlike the relaxation that accompanies laying out on the beach and reading a good book, the same rejuvenation can be achieved through putting paint on canvas. For freshman Brielle Bait, these nine days away from school provided a time to focus on her painting. In her room, Brielle painted on found materials such as cardboard and cloth. Brielle started painting when she was 7, but she claims that she has been making art for most of her life. Like many prospective art students, her visit to DePauw included a tour of Peeler with painting professor, John Berry. After taking intro to painting with Berry during her first semester, Brielle signed her major declaration. Following this, she traveled to Texas during winter with Berry and 9 other students, including myself. And while Brielle has only taken one class in Peeler, she has already seen significant growth in her work. JF: Why did you chose to major in art? Do you see yourself pursuing art outside of the classroom? BB: I chose to major in art because this is what I have always done and what I’ve always wanted to do. Making art has never really felt like work for me. I want to be an artist of some sort. Maybe painting or digital creation. I definitely want to make art. I thought that winter term pushed me to come up with my own ideas because it was one of the first times where I wasn’t making art for a class and it wasn’t for an assignment
JF: What does your art usually look like? BB: As of now painting is my favorite medium, just because I haven’t gone as in depth with any other medium. I’ve definitely gotten a lot more focused on people. As I’ve developed my skills I have been working on larger surfaces and different surfaces, such as cardboard and cloth. Right now I am trying to develop my own style. So I am working on techniques. Rather than coming up with concepts. My favorite thing about painting is brainstorming new projects that’s honestly the most fun part of it. Most of it is based off of my personal experiences, and I like painting portraits. I paint a lot of females, I don’t really paint males. I usually end up painting people who look a lot like me, because I identify with them and it is easy to make them realistic. JF: Do you have a favorite artist? BB: I don’t have a favorite artist, but some of my work in the past has been inspired by Dali and I have always been interested in surrealism. JF: What would your dream gallery look like? BB: My dream gallery would probably be a smaller gallery somewhere away from the city that’s really chill and I would have a ton of work in it that filled all the walls because I dont f*** with the big open space, white walls like museums have.
Top Brielle standing next to the painting she is currently working on. Middle left A painting on cardboard of Joy Crooked that Brielle made over spring break. Middle right Brielle’s painting from her winter term in Texas. Bottom A master copy of Felix Valloton’s painting “The White and the Black.” Unlike the other paintings featured, this is the only one that was an assignment. This was created in intro to painting this past fall, Brielle’s first and only art class that she has taken at DePauw.
April 10, 2019
Cinema Chic with Emma Story by Emma Mazuerk Staff Writer
I do not want to go into so much detail on the plot of Jordan Peele’s film “Us,” because part of what makes it so good is the discovery process along the way. I believe he wants the viewers to be taken along for a ride, so I will do my best to be vague about narrative while still trying to convince you to go and see this film. Even if you aren’t a fan of horror movies, this film offers a lot to the viewer, in addition to fear. We get complex characters, worlds, and themes, in addition to the creepiness of the narrative that follows the viewer through the watching experience. Part of what is so good
Jordan Peele’s “Us” and the genre of Horror
about this film and the fear it instills, is that it never lets the audience off the hook of being afraid. Even when you think there is nothing left to fear, Peele shows you that there’s a good chance you’re wrong. There is so much in this movie that it warrants multiple watches. Jordan Peele uses references from growing up in the 80’s, as well as recurring symbols to further the plot of this film. One of my favorite symbols throughout the film is rabbits, so keep your eye out for them and how they factor into the visuals and the plot. Also the whole film is visually compelling and a few scenes stick out particularly to me, which are the title sequence, the escalator moment, and everything on
the lake. I could not talk about how good this movie is without talking about its amazing cast. Every single actor was so well chosen for each role and every character felt alive and full;however, none more so than Lupita Nyong’o, who absolutely nails the role of Adelaide throughout the film. When Adelaide is confronted with her alternate self, Red, that is when the audience can really see and feel the full power of her acting ability. Both Red and Adelaide look the same, but their mannerisms, even small ones, provide the audience with key differences between the two characters. In addition to creating great plots and characters, Peele continues to
center marginalized people in his narratives. By doing this, Peele can complicate the audience expectation of the horror genre, as well as provide greater representation in his own work. And by providing the audience with a representative film, Peele can also create his own world in this piece, one that closely resembles our own, but has a few differences. But dedication to the setting, as well the dedication to the authentic experience of character, only allows for the story plot to continue to become more and more real for the audience. What’s tricky with horror movies and what often separates good ones from great ones is the ability to make the viewer believe this is all possible or that it could happen to you tomorrow. Peele’s film does just that— making it a great horror film, and a great film overall. Go see it in theatres, you might regret it if you don’t.
April 10, 2019
Your private account isn’t private Story by Maddy McTigue Managing Editor
Last week, a student posted a picture of a gun on their Snapchat story with the caption, “Bang.” Within hours, a report was made to Public Safety, the student was taken into custody, arrested and has since been issued a no trespass order for all of campus. Besides the unnerving reality of a weapon being on campus, this incident struck me as a wakeup call to social media privacy. As an avid social media user myself, I took a step back and noticed how carelessly we navigate our social platforms. By often ignoring the fact that nothing online is private, we put our futures in jeopardy. It’s easy to think you can trust everyone following you. With constant sharing, content can seem more intimate. The reality is, it’s everyone and anyone
who can see all of your friends’ phones. If you have 300 friends on Snapchat, imagine how many other people they could be sharing your picture/video with. That means whatever you post can get into the wrong hands. I’ve been guilty of it myself, posting a story and then thinking later, “Wait, who exactly is seeing this?” Yes, the story disappears in 24 hours. But within that time period, anyone can take a picture of the picture within seconds, as seen in the image from last week’s incident. Snapchat collects your photos. According to its website, Snapchat says, “We collect content you create on our services.” Additionally, their services “require” them to collect images from your phone’s camera roll. I don’t know about you, but I think this is terrifying. A multi-billion dollar app has access to all of your personal photographs by you using their services. There typically aren’t as bad of consequences for posting a drunk friend as posting weapons. However, it’s easy to begin justifying what you’re posting. Also, what seems acceptable to post
now may hold future consequences. Think of the politicians and celebrities who have recently lost their reputations after a tweet or Facebook post is dug up and deemed unforgivable. In December, actor Kevin Hart stepped down as host of the Oscars after homophobic tweets from 2011 were found on his account, according to Fox News. Some people feel a level of comfort utilizing a variety of “privacy” settings on their platforms to filter followers, block people, etc. But the reality is once a post is out in the social media sphere, anyone who is friends with you can take a screenshot. How many times have you actually read the terms and conditions of your social apps? The platforms you use are constantly collecting data on your usage. An entire company is watching your every move as a consumer. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of social media. I watch Sam Smith’s Instagram story daily and post videos of my dog on Snapchat every time I go home (sorry not sorry). I think one of the most special things about social media is staying connected with friends. But these
Letter to the Editor
Sexual assault at DePauw: A renewed call to action For years I was aware that sexual assault was a major problem on college campuses, and I was familiar with the sobering statistics regarding sexual assault. However, these facts were simply detached, impersonal knowledge, until two years ago when one of my students shared with me their story of being raped. By a friend. At DePauw. While passed out. This was the first time a survivor had shared their story with me, and suddenly sexual assault was no longer an abstract, conceptual problem characterized by cold statistics, but rather a concrete, real problem impacting someone I cared about – one of my students. Sexual assault now had a name, a face, a person with real pain, real tears and real consequences. And this motivated me to learn even more about sex-
ual assault, to learn about the programs and services offered at the Women’s Center and Title IX office, and to participate in activities such as Code TEAL and Green Dot training. It also motivated me to become more active and publicly vocal about sexual assault and rape culture. After becoming more publicly active, dozens of survivors shared their stories with me – men, women and non-binary, LGBTQ and straight, faculty, staff, students, friends and even strangers. And each of these stories put a name and a face to the statistics, confirmed the extent to which sexual assault is a major problem on our campus and in our community, and provided testimony to the devastating impact sexual assault has on survivors. April is sexual assault awareness month, and I encourage each of us to use this as an opportunity to become
positive aspects don’t come without downsides. It’s disturbing to consider what might have happened if the picture of the gun on Snapchat was never reported. This time, it was thanks to social media’s lack of privacy that our campus could be kept safe. I’m not telling you to stop being transparent on social media or to monitor everything you post. I am simply suggesting we all stop and think because once it’s out there, you can never get it back.
A photo of the Snapchat image that was posted prior to an arrest last week. The name of the individual has been blurred. Photo by Maddy McTigue
more educated about sexual assault and work toward eliminating it. We can all learn about and practice enthusiastic consent; we can participate in programs, such as Green Dot, offered by our Title IX office and Women’s Center; we can learn to recognize precursors to sexual assault and learn how to appropriately intervene; we can encourage organizations to which we belong (e.g., department, greek organization, club, team, etc.) to openly and honestly discuss healthy and consensual sex; and we can stop making excuses for sexual assault (e.g., “she was drunk,” “they were asking for it,” “it’s just part of our campus culture,” etc.). And most importantly, when a survivor musters the courage to share their story we must start by believing them, making sure they’re safe, supporting them in any way we can, and encouraging them to take advantage of services offered by the Counseling Center, Women’s Center, and Title IX office. I truly believe we can make our campus and community safer spaces free of sexual assault and power-based violence, especially if we all work together. Let’s get to work. Sincerely, Doug Harms, Professor of Computer Science
April 10, 2019
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Spring has sprung and so have stress levels
Imagine you are watching the sunshine and flowers bloom through the window, while you sit inside of bleak and gloomy Roy O. West library, staring at a textbook. Sigh. It’s spring, you’re stressed, and (unfortunately) probably don’t have the time to “soak up the sun” like Cheryl Crow hoped you would. Although this editorial has been a reminder of this sad reality, we are also here with some scientifically proven tips that will help you better manage stress and anxiety during this busy time of year. An article from healthline.com gave us some insight into 16 ways one can minimize both anxiety and stress. From this list, we have picked what we believe (from personal experience) to be the best and most helpful tips. Exercise. Allowing yourself to simply move around during the day to remove yourself from your work will do wonders for your stress and anxiety levels. A simple walk around campus or in the nature park can really help to clear your mind. Reduce your caffeine intake. We know, we know— this is asking a lot. But, a caffeine overload can actually increase your heart rate, making you shaky and more anxious. Don’t overload yourself. DePauw students are competitive and quite frankly, busy. All the time. We all have that friend who has a full class schedule and is somehow involved in seemingly everything on campus. But, only take on what you can handle and don’t compare yourself to others. Remember that you don’t need to bring extra anxiety and stress into your life by overloading yourself with activities. Breathe. Whether this means closing your eyes for a few minutes a day or just taking a moment for mindfulness or deep breathing. Centering yourself and your mind has been proven to be very helpful when one is feeling anxious or stressed. Make time for things that make you happy. Whether it’s your favorite hobby or spending time with friends, make sure to do something you enjoy every day. This one is pretty self-explanatory, but doing something you really love every day will give you that final push toward productivity and achieving academic goals during this time in the semester. Stress can be hard to manage, especially with what seems like a never ending to-do list. However, the important thing to remember is to take care of yourself and that we are all in this together. Managing your time and minimizing stress may actually allow for you to get outside and genuinely enjoy springtime. Plus, the sunshine is good for you. EDITORIAL POLICY
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Photo by Abby Cook Hammock season First-years Isabel Miller and Brenna Milligan pet dog Phoebe from their hammock. Check out thedepauw.com for more spring Wild Art.
Conversations with Rocks
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April 10, 2019
Midseason Sports Baseball Reviews Softball
Story by Brooks Hepp Sports Editor
Record: 13-9 (1-3 in NCAC) Midseason MVP: Charlie Patrick - .329 BA, 19 RBIs, 3 HRs Game to watch: April 14, doubleheader against seventh-ranked College of Wooster Outlook: The baseball team recorded their 12th win over spring break
Record: 13-9 (4-0 in NCAC) Midseason MVP: Jade Meija Wick - .471 BA, 11 RBIs Game to watch: April 20, doubleheader against College of Wooster Outlook: The softball team is off to a 4-0 start in conference play after a
very difficult nonconference slate against some of the best competition in the country. First-year Jade Meija Wick is leading the squad in hitting, with junior leader Jordyn Fera also supplying power in the batting order. The team has used a platoon for pitching for most of the year, but has recently found some consistency in first-year Cami Henry, who was just named NCAC Pitcher of the Week.
Record: 4-7 (1-2 in NCAC) Midseason MVP: Grace Clarke – 23 goals, 12 assists Game to watch: April 20, Kenyon College Outlook: The women’s lacrosse team sits at four wins under first-year
head coach Jillian Howley, which is already double last year’s win total. First-year Emma Kennedy has been a major addition, as she is currently leading the team with 28 goals; however, Grace Clarke is leading the team in total points as she has the most assists and the second-most goals scored. The team will have a chance to score an upset as they still have three games against the top three teams in the conference: Kenyon College, Denison University and College of Wooster.
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Softball pitcher Cami Henry was named NCAC Pitcher of the Week after posting a 0.33 ERA over three games.
Men’s Lacrosse Record: 4-6 (1-2 in NCAC) Midseason MVP: Steen Jorgenson – 12 goals, 9 assists Game to watch: April 13, Kenyon College Outlook: The men’s lacrosse team looks to make a push toward the top
half of the NCAC and in order to make the conference tournament after a 1-2 start in conference play, which includes losses to top-ranked Denison University and College of Wooster, the Tigers must defeat Kenyon College to keep them in the hunt. They are led by senior Steen Jorgenson who leads the team in assists and is third in goals. Ben Davis, sophomore, has been sidelined for the past five games, and is essential for the team offensively moving forward once he is able to take the field again.
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to surpass last year’s win total. They have shown noticeable improvement in pitching and hitting, led by many underclassmen on the field and in the pitching rotation. Sophomore Charlie Patrick leads the regular rotation players in batting average, runs batted in, extra base hits and home runs. Junior Nick Casey leads the pitchers with a 2.38 ERA, and senior Grant Radamacher is third in the conference with 39 strikeouts. The team was swept by nationally ranked Denison University, but will have another opportunity to take down one of the best teams in the country when they play College of Wooster on April 14.
The men’s lacrosse team opened the second half on a 4-0 run to take the lead over Oberlin College on their way to a 14-9 win.
The baseball team won their 12th game over spring break to pass last year’s win total of 11 games prior to even conference play beginning.
The women’s lacrosse team scored six straight goals to end the first half in their 16-4 win over Hanover College.
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COMING IN FALL 2019:
PRINDLE READING COURSES The Fall 2019 Prindle Â¼-credit reading courses will meet for the first eight weeks of the semester. Class meeting spaces are noted below. If the class meets at the Prindle Institute, transportation will be provided each evening the class meets. The transportation will depart from the Union Building at 6:50 p.m. After the courses end at 8:30 p.m., students and faculty will be returned to the Union Building. UNIV291A Instructor: Paul McGurr Course: Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, The Smartest Guys in the Room: 10th Anniversary Edition: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron Meets the first eight Wednesdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at TBD.
UNIV291G Instructor: Tim Good Course: Gatto, John Taylor. Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling. Meets the first eight Thursdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at the Prindle Institute, room 135.
UNIV291B Instructor: Craig Hadley Course: Winnie Wong, Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade Meets the first eight Wednesdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm in Peeler 213.
UNIV291H Instructor: Ashley Puzzo Course: Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey, The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economics Order Meets the first eight Wednesdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at TBD.
UNIV291C Instructor: Sarah Rowley Course: Carolyn Bronstein and Whitney Strub, Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s Meets the first eight Wednesdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at the Prindle Institute, room 135. UNIV291D Instructor: Meryl Altman Course: George Eliot, Middlemarch Meets the first eight Wednesdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at the Prindle Institute, room 138. UNIV291E Instructor: Marnie McInnes Course: Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography Meets the first eight Wednesdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at the Prindle Institute, room 152. UNIV291F Instructor: David Alvarez Course: Charles Taylor, A Secular Age Meets the first eight Thursdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at the Prindle Institute, room 152.
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UNIV291J Instructor: Jessica Mejia Course: Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue Meets the first eight Wednesdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at TBD.
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UNIV291K Instructor: Tamara Pollack Course: Gandhi, an Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth Meets the first eight Thursdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at the Prindle Institute, room TBD.
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UNIV291M Instructor: Angela Flury Course: Jacques Ranciere, The Ignorant Schoolmaster Meets the first eight Thursdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at TBD.
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UNIV291N Instructor: Ted Bitner Course: Sigmund Freud, "Civilization and Its Discontents" Meets the first eight Wednesdays of Fall 2019, 7-8:30pm at TBD.
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Tiger of the Week:
Larisa Luloff The DePauw Women’s Golf team finished second in the Washington University Invitational behind senior Larisa Luloff ’s second-place finish. She recorded a score of 144, including a second round score of 69, which was the best round of the tournament. She is this week’s Tiger of the Week.
The DePauw: You finished second at the Washington University Invitational, highlighted by a second-round score of 69. What allowed you to be so effective, specifically in the second round? Larisa Luloff: Playing a course blind is always difficult. I used the first day to figure out the course and understand where it was easy to make mistakes, and also where I could take advantage of a short hole. The 69 the second day was a culmination of my confidence in my game and being more comfortable with the course than the day before. TDP: When did you begin playing golf? LL: I began playing golf when I was really young with my
parents, but I did not start private lessons until seventh grade when I knew I might want to play in high school. TDP: When did you know you wanted to play golf in college? LL: I think it was about sophomore year [of high school] when I began thinking about college. Seeing teammates also going on to play also encouraged me. I knew that I didn’t want my senior year of high school to be my last year playing competitive golf. TDP: What would you consider to be the strongest part of your game? LL: I would definitely say my short game, meaning my wedges and putting. I have
gained so much confidence in that part of my game. My 69 this week was not due to solid approach shots, but rather being able to scramble well when I made a mistake. Mentally, I did not panic but rather took it one shot at a time. TDP: What are your goals for the season, individually and as a team? LL: Our goal as a team is to make it to nationals and place this year, if not win the whole thing. We are currently ranked sixth in the nation and feel we have a good chance. Individually, I want to win our conference tournament this spring and keep my number -1 ranking going into nationals. At nationals, I’d like to finish in the top 10.