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D3TV seeks $8,000 from Allocations for live-broadcasting technology By CHASE HALL firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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 email@example.com
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.
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ONLINE NOW AT THEDEPAUW.COM: President Casey’s address at the Campus Climate Forum and reactions from students and staff
2 | Happenings CAMPUSCRIME Nov. 4
• Possession of marijuana/paraphernalia • Forwarded to community standards | Time: 12:32 a.m. | Place: The Dells
• Suspicious person • Officer checked area/ unable to locate subject | Time: 1:10 a.m. | Place: Intramural fields • Assist Campus Living — alcohol violation • Released/forwarded to community standards | Time: 1:39 a.m. | Place: Longden Hall • Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 2:47 a.m. | Place: Senior Hall
• Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 12:34 a.m. | Place: The Inn at DePauw • Assist Greencastle Police Department — civil disturbance • Greencastle Police Department took call | Time: 1:15 a.m. | Place: Walnut and Vine Streets • Suspicious vehicle • Subjects located/ vehicle returned to owner, subjects escorted from premises | Time: 1:17 a.m. | Place: Blackstock Stadium • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forwarded to community standards | Time: 1:38 a.m. | Place: Sigma Nu fraternity • Assist Putnam County Sherriff’s Department — Attempt to locate subject • Putnam County Sheriff’s Department took call | Time: 2:19 a.m. | Place: Indiana Street • Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 12:05 p.m. | Place: Humbert Hall • Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 9:36 p.m. | Place: Alpha Chi Omega sorority SOURCE: PUBLIC SAFETY HTTP://WWW.DEPAUW.EDU/STUDENT/
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: General assembly meeting — Nov. 6, 2011
• Vernon Jordan ’57 will ask President Bill Clinton questions submitted by DePauw students. Tweet questions @dpu_studentgov, along with your full name and graduation year. Questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org • Dean of Academic Life Pedar Foss is looking to generate ideas about innovative ways for administrators to easily and effectively communicate with the student body about notifications and updates. Contact Foss with questions or ideas at email@example.com • Director of Public Safety Angie Nally addressed safety and events associated with the Monon Bell Classic: —Blackstock Stadium parking lot will open Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Parking is $5 and the game kicks off at 1 p.m. —DePauw students should enter through Hanna and Jackson Streets. —Alcohol arrests will be made for disrespectful and disorderly manner. —Propane and charcoal grills are allowed, but nothing with an open flame. —No alcohol, coolers or open beverages are allowed in Blackstock Stadium. —Reentry is not permitted. • Student organization representatives must submit budgets by Nov. 18 to the Office of Student Life in UB 210. • The student assembly voted to amend the student government constitution to split the duties of the vice president of finance, who oversees all allocations and also passes the student government executive board’s budget. The amendment establishes the director of allocations, who will oversee all student government allocations.
D3TV | continued from page 1 Live events would take precedent over regularly scheduled programming on the air, and would be streamed online to D3TV’s website. The station conducted a test run of the Tricaster equipment this weekend to remotely broadcast the football matchup between DePauw and Albion College. Nelson said the run went smoothly, and confirmed the strengths of the technology. If Allocations Board approves the funds, which would be in addition to the $6,119 already budgeted for the television station this semester, D3TV would set up a mobile studio to broadcast WGRE’s two-and-a-half-hour Monon Bell pre-game show on Saturday. They wouldn’t be able to shoot the game, though, because HD SportsNet owns exclusive rights. WGRE was budgeted $1,500 for the semester, and hasn’t received any additional funds from Allocations Board. The DePauw is inde-
pendent of the university and receives no money from Allocations Board. Rob Weidner, one of two directors of scheduling and operations, said that while the prospects are in many ways “revolutionary” for the campus station, there would be challenges. “One thing that everyone needs to understand is that we still need a solid understanding of who’s going to be the one producing all the stuff and going to the events,” Weidner said. He said “no promises yet” on how able the current workforce at D3TV would be to staff the equipment at events, but hoped to share some of that responsibility with other organizations on campus, like the communication, athletic or admissions departments. Remote broadcasting requires at minimum one trained personnel to set up, operate and take down video equipment on the scene. For a larger production with more than one camera or anchors on scene, a staff of five could be needed. D3TV expects to hear from Allocations Board decision by Thursday.
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Vote today in City of Greencastle municipal elections CITY INCUMBENTS RUNNING UNOPPOSED: Mayor: Sue Murray (D) Council members: Phyllis Rokicki (D, at-large) Adam Cohen (D, Ward 1) Mark Hammer (R, Ward 2) T.J. Smith (R, Ward 4) Candidates for City Council (Ward 3): Jinsie Bingham (D) Jade Griffin (R) Candidates for clerktreasurer (elections are city-wide): Teresa Glenn (D) Lynda Dunbar (R)
Where to vote: Ward one: North: Putnam County Annex South: Putnam County Courthouse Ward two: All: National Guard Amory Ward three: West: Cornerstone Baptist Church East: Greencastle High School Ward four: West: Greencastle VFW East: Ridpath Primary School *Polls are open between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. today at all locations
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Faculty vote to adjust W requirements, expand steering committee NOVEMBER FACULTY MEETING • Beginning next fall, a new writing curriculum will require First-Year Seminars to be “writing intensive,” a “W’ course to be taken during the sophomore year and a demonstrated writing competency within the major. Each department or program is being asked to develop writing requirements that focus on the skills, methodologies and types of writing specific to one’s chosen major.
Professors vote on a question during Monday's faculty meeting. CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
• The Faculty Governance Steering Committee, a committee formed in 2005 to oversee the Faculty Governance System (a series of committees), is accepting statements of interest from faculty to serve a one-year term on the committee until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16. This “metacommittee” will address the issue of what it means to be a faculty member at DePauw University.
• President Brian Casey is extending the forum on campus climate to all greek houses. He strongly encourages faculty members to participate and help moderate the discussion. Sigma Chi fraternity will be the first house to host the talk.
4 | News CLIMATE | continued from page 1 “The same people that are absent from this conversation and the same people that I guess we think are part of the problem are the same people who are going to be absent at these rallies and parades,” Goble said. Soon afterward senior Kelly Kish added that although the principle assailant at Phi Psi was identified as a student from another university, the potential of another instance of harassment still exists on campus. She said that because students congregate at the fraternities with such regularity, the fraternities take on power. “We’re all just so afraid because we all know each other on this campus, and we’re afraid to step forward and say this is wrong and to call our friends out and to call our brothers out and to call our sisters out,” Kish said. President of Phi Psi Paul Dugdale responded, saying he felt deeply disappointed by the instances of harassment. “I’m glad that this has prompted this sort of thing for us, providing an ability to get everything out and I think that is very important, but I would have to say that I 100 percent support the integrity of our men at
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Phi Kappa Psi and that I am saddened that this had to happen, and I am saddened that things told about before did happen,” Dugdale said. Kish replied to Dugdale’s comment by bringing up Phi Psi’s participation in the Greek God and Goddess competition in September. “I am not trying to target your fraternity when I specifically say this, but you were disqualified from Greek God and Goddess for the past two years. And I think that is a reflection of the men in your fraternity who decided to create these dances that break all the rules,” Kish said. “I do think that there are patterns happening on this campus and I think they need to be addressed.” Kish’s comment shocked some attendees. The crowd began to whisper until Dugdale responded. “Yeah we looked like a bunch of idiots out there and I agree, I completely agree, but they got disqualified for it,” Dugdale said. “Is the main issue what happened at Greek God and Goddess? No, the main issue here is what happened to Taylor [Truster] and that’s what we should be talking about.” Casey intervened, saying that investigations are underway and will continue evaluating the verbal assault Truster endured at a
party hosted by Phi Psi. Junior Erika Roman re-opened the issue, suggesting that bystanders who did not act in the case at Phi Psi were also guilty. “We talk about the primary offender is being investigated. Yeah, he might have directly done something but all the secondary offenders that may be in this room right now, every person that saw something and said nothing,” Roman said. “Inaction is action in itself. If you’re not standing against the problem you’re with it.” The comment received applause from the audience accented with a few shouts of ‘Amen.’ The conversation resolved with proposals of how to bring more students into the discussion. Casey vowed to work through various venues to bring the topic forward. Casey closed the discussion looking out over 200 individuals. “To put a personal add-on, as a person with some diversity characteristics, I’ve come to a place that is remarkably open and accepting,” Casey said. “So I know it’s in the DNA of this place that we’ll get this moving forward.”
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Toastmasters Club helps stude speaking skills in relaxed env By ABBY MARGULIS email@example.com
The comfortable and intellectually stimulating atmosphere of Toastmasters encourages students to grow in their public speaking abilities. Most rewarding for president Rajpreet Heir, a senior, is watching the students progress in their speaking because, as she says, “Everyone always has something they can
improve on.” As an international non-profit educational organization, Toastmasters teaches public speaking through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience, using meeting times to help people improve their communication and leadership skills. “You can be involved as little or as much as you want in this club. You can do a prepared speech, tell a joke, be a timer or be called up to do impromptu speaking,” said Heir, who also founded Toastmasters at DePauw. “The meetings are fun to watch because the students run them.” Toastmasters provides a friendly atmosphere for students to practice speaking in front of people. “Toastmasters is a good opportunity to work on my speaking skills in a new kind of environment different from in a classroom,” said senior Allison Taylor. “There are creative people in a friendly, supportive environment.” The club gathers twice a month for about an hour for a structured meeting containing four parts. The
meetings open with a thought of the day that can be a song or a poem — something fun to get th meeting going. Next, a joke master gets everyone laughing Toastmasters can help students interested in comedy by teaching them how to tell jokes properl in order to get others to laugh at them. It takes th right hand gestures and stage presence to do so skills that some students are unaware of. Someone called a table topic master then create a list of questions or topics and asks people to spea about them for a minute or two. This part of th meeting is the heart of the club. Topics can rang from questions like “What would you do if pirate captured you in Somalia?” to “Describe your scaries moment in life?” Each meeting there is a new topic master who creates his or her own range o questions. These table topics always give members a good laugh. Junior Max Bush said the club “ends up bein hilarious.” After the table topic master finishes, there ar evaluators that critique how the meeting went There is a grammarian who tracks how many time people use filler words such as “um,” “and,” “so” and “like,” someone to judge how well a person spok and an evaluator who discusses the success of th entire meeting. Public speaking takes a lot of practice jus like any sport. In this club, the motto is “practic makes permanent.” The evaluators are present to
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help members improve and to give their critiques in a friendly and positive way and their speaking exercises are helping students improve their classroom skills as well. “This club transfers academically to make you a better writer and speaker in the classroom,” said senior Stephen Shinault. But public speaking does not just include getting up in front of a class to give a speech. It also includes speaking in a job interview or with a friend over lunch. For students, these public speaking skills extend from giving presentations in the classroom to the real world. “This is a place to learn real life skills that will apply in our lives after college,“ Taylor said. “I thought starting this club was a good idea. We’re college students at a higher academic level and need to learn how to speak in public,” said junior Marycarmen Lopez. Freshmen and seniors alike participate in the club, and it encourages others in the community to become involved, whether it is for one meeting or a regular routine. First-timer Lois Aryee, a junior, came to her first meeting last week and said she enjoyed her experience. “A friend brought me,” Aryee said. “It was very funny and informative.” The club has a low time commitment because it only meets once or twice a month, yet still provides a great way to meet new people and improve speaking skills. If you want to practice how to tell a joke, learn how to speak off the cuff, or learn how to give a well-spoken presentation, Toastmasters gives you the lectern to stand behind and an audience to hear you out.
Cutout: George Morrison tells an opening joke at Toastmaster’s Club. Far left: Stephen Shinault describes the “scariest moment of his life” during an improvised speech during Toastmasters. Near left: Alfredo Paolo Naval gestures while giving a Toastmaster’s speech. CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
Art shouldn’t be scary, it’s all around you Many people cringe at hearing the word “art.” Why is that? No piece is created to scare an audience away. So, why do some people run at the simple thought of art? This is not a question for the studio gurus out there or the art history buffs. Rather, I want to know what makes art so intimidating for others to face. I want to know both for those who are and who are not “in to art.” I would love to hear any answer offered. Art is produced for the spectator and yet, most of the time, it is the spectators with a background in art who are still confused as to the meanings of certain works. Every piece of art can relate to you, the college student, even though you may think otherwise. Art is emotional. It speaks to the viewer making him or her look closely at themselves, the people around them and society in general. Maybe that is why art is scary: It forces us to look at ourselves and reveal our deepest secrets, darkest desires or issues we’d never before realized. Maybe it’s the artist that terrifies us. Maybe it’s the location of art’s housing, for example, the museum or gallery space. But if the location is the case of your anxiety with art, I have a secret for you. Art is literally everywhere. And I’m not just saying it because I, myself, am obsessed with art. I’m saying it because
that is the truth. with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real Look at the person sitting next to you. Each existence of being.” article of his or her clothing is someone’s Take these words and explore the world of art. artwork. Not only are the individual articles of Delve into painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, clothing a work of art, but also the combination architecture, writing and any other possible art of materials they are wearing is that person’s own form. Don’t be afraid to journey to Peeler, or any artwork. other gallery space nearby like Low Road, even Look at the walls surrounding you, even if if it is to just walk around in the building. Don’t they simply are white. That is someone’s work. be uneasy in a museum or gallery, If you’re outside, look at the buildings, especially especially if it’s because you want to on this campus. The beautiful architecture of each impress that girl of yours by taking and every building that could possibly be in your her to an exhibit. field of vision is someone’s masterpiece. Don’t be leery of an artist and Better yet, if you are outside, look at the instead just talk to them. It will be trees, the leaves, the grass, the flowers, one of the best conversations the plants, the shrubs, even the weeds. If you’ve ever had and if you can find any on this campus, that is anything, at least it will prove nature’s masterpiece, staring us in the interesting. Most certainly, face. don’t be fearful of art, even Whether or not you want to if you are only looking believe it, art is all around us. So ALEXANDRACHAMBERLAIN at the art of nature. there’s really no reason to be Embrace it. Use it to scared by it. A German abstract your advantage and expressionist once said that, “The true work of art learn from it. Implement it in your everyday life. is born from the Artist: a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from — Chamberlain is a junior from Jasper, Ind. majoring him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a in art history and English literature. personality, an independent subject, animated firstname.lastname@example.org
Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha encourages thanks, fellowship and awareness of family and friends By JACLYN ANGLIS email@example.com
Eid for senior Muska Fahim will be adapted for an American lifestyle. Fahim will celebrate with a day off from classes, a visit to the Plainfield mosque for prayers in the morning and then a meal out at a nice restaurant. Taking place this year between Nov. 7 and Nov. 12, the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, begins on the 10th day of Zul-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar. Eid is celebrated by Muslims all across the world in honor of the prophet Abraham’s unwavering willingness to sacrifice everything for God. When instructed to do so, Abraham was willing to sacrifice his own son, Ishmael. Eid is typically celebrated on campus by the Muslim Student Association, and includes both Eid prayers and a meal in Plainfield. But when Fahim is at home, she celebrates the holiday differently. “At home, Eid is usually celebrated with family
members how Thanksgiving is celebrated here,” Fahim said. “Every family prepares delicious meals and serves their visitors. We start our day by performing fajr prayers (dawn prayers) and then we dress up, putting on the newest clothes and perform the Eid Prayers.” Families give and receive gifts and visit other close friends to celebrate. Muslims also celebrate Eid by slaughtering sheep to share amongst family, friends and the needy as an act of charity. However, the social significances of Eid extend far beyond feeding the hungry. The festival is believed to be an occasion that strengthens bonds. Muslims are encouraged to seek out old friends, make amends with others and spend time with those for whom they care most. For Fahim, dressing up and visiting her close relatives is the best part of Eid. Unfortunately, she isn’t able to do so while at school, and doesn’t feel as though her fellow students are very well informed about the celebration. Sophomore Qurratul Prima agreed.
“I feel like not a lot of people on campus know about cultural holidays like Eid,” Prima said. “It is mostly international students or students from similar cultures who can relate to these occasions.” The Center for Spiritual Life sponsors religious events and student organizations. The Muslim Student Association typically holds events to educate students about holidays like Eid and how it is celebrated. “Last year, the MSA held an event to make campus aware of what Eid is,” junior Sehrish Khan Saddozai said. “The only bad thing is that MSA members do not get the opportunity to enjoy it as much, because they are doing all the work.” Saddozai said the best thing about Eid is the reunion she shares with family and friends. She commented that there are not many Muslims on campus with whom to share the holiday. “It would be nice for all Muslim students to get together and celebrate it with each other,” Fahim added.
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THE DEPAUW | Editorial Board Matthew Cecil | Editor-in-Chief Chase Hall | Managing Editor Ellen Funke | Chief Copy Editor Stephanie Sharlow | Chief Copy Editor
Magic box loses shine The university television station, D3TV, has submitted a request the student government allocations board for an $8,000 Tricaster Studio Box. The PC tower-sized device includes all the software, hardware and connections to run a portable studio. With this technology, D3TV would be able to produce live broadcasts of sporting events, lecture series and musical performances on and off campus. All the box needs is an internet connection and a power source. This is exactly the type of technology D3TV needs to become a powerhouse medium on campus. And it does more for this university than provide the television station with a nifty gadget. Students would be able to do their homework while watching a university orchestra performance, catch a basketball game while sick in bed or see President Clinton from the comfort of their own futon. These possibilities are exciting to say the least. But we question the extent to which D3TV can take advantage of this $8,000 investment. The dedicated executive board and staff members of the university television station donate countless hours to producing the live news show “The Source” and student favorites like “The Bachelor.” And unlike The DePauw, our university’s radio and television stations have the demand to produce content 24/7. We don’t question their commitment. We’re simply concerned with numbers. The Tricaster box requires training and often times multiples operators for each production, and DePauw has a lot of events. Of course, they won’t be able to cover every happening. But we’re not sure they’ll use the technology enough to warrant the cost. D3TV executives say they’ll need to rely on other university sources to produce live broadcasts. Other university sources, like the athletic, communications and admissions offices are already pretty busy. The $8,000 price tag also raises eyebrows. The university Allocations Board has under $10,000 left to hand out to student organizations this semester, according to Vice President of Finance Margarita Villa. D3TV has already received $6,119 for the semester, whereas WGRE only got $1,500. (As a news organization independent of the university, The DePauw does not receive any funds from the Allocations Board.) We imagine running a television station costs more than a radio station. WGRE may also receive funds from other sources or simply not have asked for more money. Still, a nationally recognized radio station with numerous credits and honors to its name has some equipment that looks like it comes straight from the 70s — fake wood paneling and all. If approved, we hope D3TV makes a worthwhile investment of our students funds. Flushing $8,000 down the drain for a box used once or twice a month is a travesty. In the meantime, apply the same passion we’ve seen for this proposal to everything else the television station does. We will then see a university medium clearly deserving of student investment. —Chase Hall did not contribute to this editorial because he wrote the story on D3TV’s proposal, which appears on the front page of this issue.
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Bottled water, in demand Students, have you noticed that the Hub is miss- which water is best. ing something? A growing number of students have started to Bottled water was banned and it has stayed that voice their unhappiness with the lack of bottled way for way too long. I don’t know about you, but I water on campus. This is why student government miss bottled water so much that I may just “demand” has begun to reevaluate the bottled water ban. More it. students feel this way, and we should bring bottled In economics, students at DePauw are taught water back. that if there is demand for a product, suppliers will I understand we are trying to be greener, but at supply that product. (Can you tell I’m in seminar this what cost? semester?) And no economist will tell you that We have weird-tasting silverware because banning a product in high demand is good for we are green. Some professors do not print the economy. out assignments in order to be green (but It’s not only that I love SmartWater bestudents end up printing those out anycause Jennifer Aniston is its spokesperson way, making the effort to be green null (Team Aniston), or because I love that and void) and we do not have bottled some of the proceeds from the expensive water. bottles are given to African children What’s next? Will you take the who need water (and the expensive trash can out of every room on water can serve as a charitable donacampus? tion of sorts). When I am at home, I never If you don’t live at DePauw, buydrink bottled water. Not necesCATHERINENAPIER ing a bottle of water is convenient. sarily in an effort to be green Buying the bottle is certainly more (though I do love Mother Earth, convenient than picking up the abnormally large contrary to what you may believe after reading this), Pepsi cups and filling it with fresh Hub water. Not to but the bottle is not worth $2 from my pocket. At mention, it takes about five minutes to fill the whole DePauw, bottled water is worth $2 of my meal card cup. While this option may be “greener,” (and buying money, and other students feel the same way. a Nalgene the “greenest”), it is not convenient for me Let’s make a compromise. If there is no demand or as tasty. for bottled water when it returns, DePauw can stop It is worth $2 of my meal card money to buy my carrying it. If enough students demand bottled water, bottled water. Is it worth it to you? it should return to DePauw’s campus. Sure, I could buy a pink Nalgene. Still, buying that It is the “smart” decision (and Team Aniston fans bottle does not solve the problem of convenience or everywhere will rejoice). taste. I do not want to wait five minutes to fill up my cup with water, nor do I like the taste of the Hub wa- — Napier is a senior economics major from Lake Forest, Ill. ter. Bottled water allows each consumer to choose email@example.com
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Liberal arts to get dirty on Campus Farm F
or the past semester, we have been working students, community outreach, and sustainability integrity of the environment? How can this be with many dedicated students, faculty and staff education. These aspects of a campus garden are done? to create a DePauw University Campus Farm. The equal or greater value to the produce that will Or perhaps a farm work-study student (that current plan is to have a 1-2 acre plot in a field come from it. happens to be an Honor Scholar), who is moticlose to The Prindle Institute for Ethics. With our experience working on this farm proj- vated by his or her experience to conduct their One of the farm’s goals is to provide a variety ect, one thing has stuck out in our minds: How senior thesis on whether with the world’s current of sustainably grown produce. Sodexo, a main closely this project aligns with the values and edu- demand for food we can afford to farm in a suspartner on this project, plans to use much of the cational methods here at DePauw. tainable way? Is it even ethical to do so? produce in DePauw’s dining services to increase This farm is the definition of the liberal As shown, this farm is a tremendous opportulocal and sustainable food available to stuarts — it is interdisciplinary, experimental, nity for DePauw to expand its curriculum, specifidents. hands-on, provokes discourse and most cally in an interdisciplinary way. To us, the liberal The Office for Spiritual Life, one of the importantly, it dares students to think arts are not just about gaining a well-rounded edu“founding” members of this idea, became about questions that normally would have cation, but rather producing students that are able interested in the farm not just for sustainable gone unnoticed. to face and solve global issues. food, but rather due to President Obama’s For example, perhaps in ProAs the world becomes ever more Food Security Initiative: a call for reducfessor Ellen Bayer’s first-year interdependent, so too do the issues ing global hunger and food insecurity. seminar, The Ethics of Food, we face, especially those related to They hope to use the farm to restudents would get the anthropogenic climate change. A Deduce hunger in the Greencastle STEPHENHESTERBERG chance to grow their own Pauw Campus Farm will help students area as well as teach the commuproduce in order to ponder larger questions about food, nity how to grow and preserve their experience the diffithe environment and related soown food. culty in making a tomato or carrot, somecioeconomic issues. It will make Another aim is to provide educational experi- thing that most of us take for granted. students more globally aware ences for DePauw students. For example, there Or maybe Professor Dina Leech in by integrating what we learn in is interest from the Biology department about her Aquatic Ecology class would the classroom to the larger incorporating this farm into labs and classroom use the farm to have students study community. This farm is ASHLEYCONARD learning. Other departments outside the sciences the effects of agriculture run-off on what the liberal arts are all have also expressed interest in using the farm as a water quality, something that has about. teaching tool, such as in English and Philosophy. drastic effects on the aquatic ecosystems on which — Hesterberg is a junior biology major and Science Additionally, this farm could be used in pro- we all depend. grams of distinction such as, but not limited to, Also, Professors Jim Benedix and Michele Vil- Research Fellow from Cincinnati. the new Environmental Fellows Program and the linski could have Environmental Fellows students Science Research Fellows. Other possible benefits explore the question of development: can humans — Conard is a sophomore biochemistry major, Science include work-study for students, volunteering for maintain their interests while also maintaining the Research Fellow and member of ITAP from Indianapolis. firstname.lastname@example.org
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Campus Climate Forum a success Our campus has recently been awakened to the ugly effects of prejudice and intolerance. While we regret the hurt and pain that these events have caused, we are hopeful that they have ushered in a new era of openness and compassion. On Sunday evening, students, faculty, staff, and administrators packed the student government-sponsored Campus Climate Forum to hear from and have questions answered by President Casey. The forum allowed for views to be expressed, challenged and interrogated in a respectful way. Though we felt the event was a success, more can be done. Yesterday morning, we met with President Casey to discuss the next steps to further the conversation. We discussed actions student government will take to facilitate discourse to end insensitive behavior on campus. These discussions should not end. We hope members of the DePauw community will join us in
engaging in these open and active dialogues. During the forum, President Casey promised to involve the greek community in these efforts. Sigma Chi fraternity has responded and agreed to host student leaders from DePauw Student Government, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, National PanHellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council and President Casey as we discuss ways to heal, to inform and to lead our campus to a more inclusive tomorrow. We look forward to involving any and all willing participants in this discourse as we continue to strive toward our full potential as one campus, one community. Charles Pierre Student body president Nic Flores Student body executive vice president
Let’s talk about sex Members of the Sexual Misconduct Task Force and seniors Ellen Clayton, Nic Flores and J.C. Pankratz want to answer your questions about sex—and they mean all of them. How to, techniques, the human body or university policy ... nothing is taboo. Email your questions to email@example.com or drop them off in the folder outside the newsroom in the PCCM Anonymous questions welcome.
PHOTOPINION Will you be voting in the municipal elections? “I will not be voting in the elections, but I probably should.”
Megan McGowan, junior “No, I will not be voting in the elections. I would rather abstain from voting than make an uninformed decision concerning someone’s livelihood” Zachary Vanes, junior “Yes, now that I know about the election I plan to vote.”
Kate Kendrick, sophomore “Yes, I’m registered to vote and it will not take too much time out of my day to voice my opinion in the style of voting.” Paul Mpistolarides, sophomore
CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
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The DePauw | Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ‘Bubble’ never pops I am a 1998 alum of DePauw University, and I periodically read the The DePaw online as a way to stay informed of campus news and activities. When I caught the most recent issue online, two headlines caught my attention, “String of anti-gay slurs hit home,” and “Beta Theta Pi under investigation.” I’d like to say that my immediate reaction was horror and sadness. But it wasn’t. I sighed and thought to myself, “Wow. Thirteen years later and some things never change.” Time passes. People change. Institutions grow. And yet through it all it appears that the “DePauw bubble” is still intact. Stories about hazing and homophobia at DePauw are not new (go through the archives … trust me, they are there). The fact that these issues continue to dominate the conversation
demonstrates that problems (still) exist and that not enough has been done over the years to address them. What does it have to take for the student body, administration and alumni to come together as a community, draw a line in the sand and state that these behaviors are not acceptable under any circumstances. Period. I know the poor choice of words and actions of a few are not representative of the student body as a whole. But the fact that these issues persist year after year gives me great pause. These are not attitudes I want to be associated with as an alum, as a potential employer or as a parent. Toby Amir Fox ‘98
An open letter to the DePauw community As faculty and staff at DePauw, we need to express four things: —Our shock and sadness at recently reported incidents of bias and intolerance on campus, —Our sense of belonging to this diverse and evolving community, whose mission statement — “DePauw teaches its students values and habits of mind which serve them throughout their lives as each of them makes a positive difference as an active citizen of the world” — must first be fulfilled in how we live together and treat one another, —Our gratitude toward staff members in the Office of Student Life and Public Safety who have worked tirelessly and sensitively, last week as always, to support students and affirm these values, —Our intention to continue the work of building an inclusive campus
with a climate welcoming to all students, in which students can learn and live free from intolerance and fear. We urge colleagues and friends to stand together in support of these values during next week’s No H8 events and in the weeks and years to come. Meryl Altman, David Alvarez, Samuel Autman, Matthew Balensuela, Sandro Barros, Tamara Beauboeuf, Cheira Bellguellaoui, Dave Berque, Mona Bhan, Rebecca Bordt, Nicole Brockman, Julia Bruggemann, Angela Castaneda, Hiroko Chiba, Nancy Davis, Dana Dudle, Carla Edwards, Jennifer Everett, Gigi Fenlon, Melanie Finney, Catherine Fruhan, Debby Geis, David Gellman, Kelley Hall, Anne Harris, Mandy Henk, Tiffany Hodge, Christy Holmes, Amanda Hopson,
Marnie McInnes, Kathryn Millis, Sherry Mou, Nafhat Nasr, Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, Keith Nightenhelser, Cindy O’Dell, Hilary Kelleher, Glen Kuecker, Brett O’Bannon, Kerry Pannell, Barbara Paré, Veronica Pejril, Jeanette Pope, Alejandro Puja, Valerie Rudolph, Rebecca Schindler, John Schlotterbeck, Rev. Kate Smanik, Caroline Smith, Maria Soledad Forcadell, Barbara Steinson, Alicia Suarez, Andrea Sununu, Michelle Villinski, Chris White, Barbara Whitehead and David Worthington
The Monon Bell Debate This House Believes That Intercollegiate Athletics Are Detrimental To Higher Education Proposition: Ronnie Kennedy (Depauw, ‘14) and Jimmy Kirkpatrick (DePauw, ‘13) Opposition: Donovan Bisbee (Wabash, ‘12) and Grayson Swaim (Wabash, ‘12)
Wednesday, Nov. 9 7 P.M. Peeler Auditorium Sponsored by the Department of Communication and Theatre, and the DePauw Debate Society. This event is free and open to the public. Reception to Follow.
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Hiram defeats Tigers for third and final time in NCAC play By MICHAEL APPELGATE firstname.lastname@example.org
Heading into its first NCAC tournament, the DePauw volleyball team (2112, 11-5 NCAC) knew its would have to get through two national caliber teams. In the first round, the team faced a talented Hiram College team (26-8, 13-3 NCAC) adept up front with the block and skilled with the serve. Those two strengths of the Terriers proved to be too much for the Tigers, and won the match in straight games over DePauw, 3-0. Head coach Deb Zellers, who knew very well that her team would have to play its best against a very talented opponent, was proud of the way her team performed. “All week we worked on our hitters going against a very tough block,” Zellers said. “I thought we had a re-
ally good game plan, and we executed that game plan very well. As much as I was disappointed in terms of working around their black, we did a very good job.” Senior hitter Abby Balbach, who was selected to the all-conference first team, led the Tigers with eight kills while being assisted by senior setter Bri Holder, who compiled 29 assists. “Hiram is a very good team, and they made it into national tournament,” Zellers said. “They beat us twice, and what I wanted mort than anything was for our team to not to fear failure. I wanted us to go for it and execute our game plans.” A main theme all season for the Tigers has been to not play tight, communicate and do the small things which they can control. “We did the things we needed to do, but Hiram is a very good team who did a lot of good things with strong offense
and strong serves,” Zellers said. “When it came down to it, they were able to get more offense off of their serves, than we were able to do on ours.” For next season, five seniors will graduate, leaving younger players eager to take to the court and the opportunity for the program to initiate a fresh start. “They represent five starters out on the floor for us,” Zellers said. “We don’t have a lot of numbers. We’re looking to bring a large freshman class in and strong from the beginning. It’s an opportunity to renew a little bit and reflect on what you’re doing and maybe put some changes in to some places.” Along with Balbach on the NCAC first team, senior Paige Thompson was named to the conference second team and senior Kylee Lehrman received an honorable mention and was named to the NCAC all-tournament team.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SWIMMING
Second win on heels Fraction of a second of freshman standouts moves squad out of first By CONNNOR HOLLENSTEINER
By ELEANOR AXT
The DePauw men’s swimming team improved to 2-0 in its victory over Wittenberg College last Saturday. The team won the meet by a score of 178-116. Freshmen Casey Hooker and Alex Alfonso each had two individual wins in Saturday’s victory. Hooker won the 200-yard free with a time of 1:43.25 and the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51.87. Hooker set his second pool record of the season in only his second collegiate meet. Alfonso won the 100-yard free with a time of 48.26, the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.71 and was apart of the winning 200-yard medley relay along with sophomores Matt Gleason and Jack Burgeson and freshman Matt Bacinich. According to D3swimming.com, the Tigers are currently ranked first in the Midwest region. The team returns to action tomorrow when it hosts Wabash at 7 p.m. in the Erdmann Natatorium.
The DePauw women’s swimming team lost this weekend by six points to host Wittenberg University, dropping to 0-2 on the season. Trailing by one point, the Tigers entered the final event, the 200-yard freestyle relay and lost by half of a second, for a final score of 146-152. Freshman Emily Weber was the first to pick up an event win with a 10:58.60 time in the 1000-yard freestyle and freshman Emma Haynes won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.44. In diving, junior Morgan Crandall won the one-meter diving competition with 189.25 score. Junior Chelsea Courtney took first in the three-meter dive with a score of 171.25. The women will be back in the water on Friday Nov. 18 when they host their first meet of the season against Wheaton College at 6 p.m.
tiger week OF THE
NATE SPENKEL, SENIOR
hometown: ZIONSVILLE, IN
After the Tigers established a 3-0 lead going into the second half Saturday night, the task for the Tiger defense and Sprenkel was to keep the potent Ohio Wesleyan University offense from scoring. The Battling Bishops outshot the Tigers 21-7 in the second half, prompting the senior DePauw goalkeeper to step up in his team’s pursuit to claim the title. Sprenkel totaled 10 saves in the game, five in the second half for a 4-2 victory and an automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III tournament.
On NCAC title win and NCAA tournament hopes: “In the first five minutes, we were under a lot of pressure on the defensive end,” Sprenkel said. “But we managed to get the ball up top. Once we got that third goal with less than a minute to go in the first half that really nailed it for us. We feel like we can compete for a national championship. At this point it’s win or go home, so it’s one game at a time.” —COMPILED BY MICHAEL APPELGATE / SPORTS@THEDEPAUW.COM
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Shutout first half over No. 4 Ohio Wesleyan sends squad into postseason play By COLE HANSON email@example.com
The DePauw men’s soccer team was denied an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament last year. This year, the team didn’t test its luck. The Tigers (16-2-1) toppled the fourth-ranked team in the nation, the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops (18-2), to earn the NCAC tournament title and an NCAA Div. III playoffs bid by a score of 4-2. This will be the team’s first trip to the Div. III men’s soccer championship since 2000. Last year in the SCAC, the Tigers were held out of the NCAA tournament. So the players took advantage of the NCAC to leave their mark. Senior goalkeeper Nate Sprenkel and his teammates made the tournament run to get the bid they felt they deserved. “Last year we felt that we got snubbed by the NCAA by not getting an at-large bid,” Sprenkel said. “With the conference tournament, the goal was to win the NCAC and get the automatic bid. We knew we just had to take care of this one game and we’re in the tournament.” The Tigers jumped out to an early 3-0 halftime lead with goals from Kreigh Kamman at 4 minutes,
57 seconds, and George Elliot and Sam Meyer with only 30 seconds left in the half. The lead gave the Tigers lots of confidence going into halftime. But they knew they couldn’t let up early against the fourth-ranked team, who had beat the Tigers 10 times in a row.
“We knew we still had 45 minutes to play, but when you’re up 3-0 on the No. 4 team in the country, you’re feeling pretty good,” Sprenkel said. “We know that with OWU, they can score three goals in 15 minutes if they feel like it. We just needed to keep doing what we’re doing and we’ll come out
The DePauw men’s soccer team poses after its 4-2 win over the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops. The Tigers now advance to the NCAA Div. III playoffs. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MIKE SERBANOIU, NCAC
QB No. 4 ties season record
Denison unbeatable, at-large bid denied By ELEANOR AXT firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior quarterback Will King surveys the field for an open receiver during DePauw’s 7-3 win over Albion College at Blackstock Stadium on Saturday afternoon. For the full story, visit thedepauw.com. CARLY PIETRZAK / THE DEPAUW
on top.” The team will play Case Western Reserve University (14-4) in Cleveland, Ohio in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The DePauw field hockey team won 15 straight games until losing to Denison University in its final regular season game. In the NCAC tournament final, the team hoped to defeat its rival to proceed to the NCAA Div. III tournament. But the Big Red was ready for the Tigers. DePauw lost this weekend in Granville, Ohio to Denison in the NCAC field hockey championship game, finishing the season with an overall record of 16-3. The Big Red scored a goal in each half, ultimately beating the Tigers 2-0. “I still think that we played well,” said senior Lissy Collin. “One thing that was honorable about how we played Saturday was that we fought every minute of the whole game.” Denison’s first goal was scored by Tara Pesman at the 12 minute mark on a double assist from Molly Chapman and Taylor Bacon. Catie Merrick rounded up scoring with minutes left in the game
sealing the win and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for Denison. “Denison, there’s just something about them,” Collin said. “Our playing styles don’t match up. We’re not used to the way they play defense and they’re not used to ours.” DePauw held a 14-9 edge in shots while Denison led 8-7 in corners. The difference was that Denison was able to slip two goals past Tiger goalkeeper Maggie Steele. Denison disrupted DePauw’s offense by packing the scoring circle with five or six players on every offensive chance. This created tough scoring opportunities for the Tigers and also forced them to shoot from close to the edge of the scoring circle. “It was a really evenly played match, but they were able to capitalize in the circle,” said head coach Gina Preston. “They put a lot of people behind the ball, and that was frustrating for us. We like to have space and work the ball around.” DePauw placed three players on the all-tournament team: junior Margaret Ellis, sophomore Chelsea Cutler and fresh-
man Paige Henry. One day after the loss to Denison, the NCAA tournament bracket was released. The Tigers did not receive an at-large bid to the tournament, concluding their season. “It’s disappointing,” Preston said. “We learned a lot this year. The team has a lot to be proud of. There were a lot of good teams that were selected.” Preston believes the team learned a lot by playing in the conference championship game. The women will actively work on bringing their new knowledge to the spring and the offseason. “The team was just so special this year because of their work ethic,” Preston said. “They were very supportive of each other on and off the field. They put the success of the team ahead of their individual success.” Collin said that after 10 years of playing field hockey she’s never been on a better team or played a better season. “Even though we don’t have a trophy to take away from it, we have our family,” Collin said.