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Take back the night
Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray and DePauw President Brian Casey discussed the Stellar Community Grant Thursday night in the Watson Forum. CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
Monon T-shirts cause concern, recall By DANA FERGUSON email@example.com
Students prepare for Omega Phi Beta’s Take Back the Night rally Wednesday before taking to the streets of Greencastle repeating chants like, “We have the power. We have the might. The streets are ours. Take back the night.” CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
Hours after new T-shirts made for the Monon Bell game were delivered to campus Thursday, university administrators made the decision to recall the shirts due to their content, which upset many students. The shirts read, “You’ve had our dick…” on the front side, referring to the former DePauw quarterback Spud Dick ’10, and “now have our Seaman” on the backside, pertaining to the current quarterback Drew Seaman. Following emails from upset stu-
dents who saw the shirts to be disrespectful, Vice President for Student Life Cindy Babington, along with other administrators, campus leaders and coaches decided to collect the Tshirts so that students could no longer wear them. Babington said the group received numerous responses to the shirts and sought more information about the shirts themselves and their origins. “That’s something we were just talking about, whether they were football T-shirts, whether they belong to a certain fraternity and trying to track down some of that,” Babing-
ton said. “But yeah, I got lots of emails last night.” Greek life coordinator PJ Mitchell was involved in the investigation of the shirts. He said the shirts angered many students and they spoke out to the university officials seeking a solution. “There were some people who were pretty upset, particularly in a year when we’re really focusing on some issues with sexual violence and we brought in a number of speakers,” Mitchell said.
T-shirts | continued on page 3
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Sexual assaults on the rise, GCPA bells toll again, course requests still troublesome and students stitch and bitch
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
CAMPUSCRIME Oct. 9
• Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 12:12 a.m. | Place: Longden Hall • Nature Park rules violation — after hours • Subjects located/ verbal warning issued, left premises | Time: 12:45 a.m. | Place: Nature Park • Suspicious vehicle • Officer checked area/unable to locate owner | Time: 1:49 a.m. | Place: Intramural fields • Suspicious person • Officer checked area/ unable to locate subject | Time: 3:20 a.m. | Place: The Dells • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 5:41 a.m. | Place: Longden Hall • Residential entry • Under investigation | Time: Unknown | Place: Sigma Chi fraternity • Criminal recklessness • Under investigation | Time: Unknown | Place: Beta Theta Pi fraternity
• Theft of bicycle — unsecured • Pending | Time: Unknown | Place: 11 Larabee St.
• Theft of bicycle — delayed report • Unsecured/pending | Time: Unknown | Place: Bowman Park • Welfare check • Officer checked area/unable to locate subject | Time: 10:16 a.m. | Place: College Street • Theft of bicycle — delayed report • Pending | Time: Unknown | Place: 512 South Indiana St. (outside) • Medical • Transported to Wellness Center | Time: 12:52 p.m. | Place: Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media
• Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 5:03 p.m. | Place: Harrison Hall • Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 6:25 p.m. | Place: The Dells
• Civil disturbance • Officer checked area/unable to locate subjects | Time: 11:42 p.m. | Place: Spring Street
• Criminal mischief to window • Pending | Time: 4:50 a.m. | Place: Roy O. West library • Assist Greencastle Police Department — theft of gasoline • Forwarded to Prosecutor’s Office/ forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 12:12 p.m. | Place: Bloomington Street • Theft of wallet — delayed report • Pending | Time: Unknown | Place: Julian Center • Theft of purse • Recovered | Time: 6:10 p.m. | Place: Union Building
• Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 1:18 p.m. | Place: Crown Street
• Mischief to vehicle • Pending | Time: Unknown | Place: Hanna Street parking lot
• Property damage to sign — delayed report • Pending | Time: 8:30 p.m. | Place: Locust Street
• Possession of marijuana • Forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 10:38 p.m. | Place: Bloomington Street Hall
• Assist Greencastle Police Department — Traffic stop/driving while intoxicated • Greencastle Police Department arrested subject | Time: 1:10 a.m. • Assist Greencastle Police Department — warrant service • Unable to locate subject | Time: 5:28 a.m. | Place: Madison and Liberty streets
• Assist Campus Living — Housing policy violation • Campus Living took call | Time: 10:39 p.m. | Place: Hogate Hall
• Assist Greencastle Police Department — Hit and run property damage accident/minor in consumption/leaving the scene of an accident • Greencastle Police Department arrested subject | Time: 2:38 a.m. | Place: 500 East Washington Street
• Theft of hubcaps • Pending | Time: Unknown | Place: Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity • Theft of bicycle • Pending | Time: Unknown | Place: Little Rock Apartments
• Battery • Subjects separated upon officer arrival/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 5:16 p.m. | Place: 600 block of South Jackson Street
• Medical • Ambulance dispatched/patient chose to seek medical attention at a later date/ time | Time: 1:46 a.m. | Place: Anderson Street Hall
• Civil disturbance • Subject left prior to officer arrival | Time: 1:50 a.m. | Place: The Inn at DePauw
• Sexual assault • Under investigation | Time: Unknown | Place: Campus
• Fire alarm/housing policy violation • Alarm reset/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:22 a.m. | Place: 414 South Indiana St. • Medical • Ambulance refused/ patient chose to seek medical attention at later date/time | Time: 5:15 p.m. | Place: Union Building
The DePauw • Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 11:08 p.m. | Place: Longden Hall
• Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 9:58 a.m. | Place: Delta Gamma sorority • Criminal mischief to window — delayed report • Pending | Time: Unknown | Place: Sigma Chi fraternity • Theft of money • Under investigation | Time: 1:26 p.m. | Place: Humbert Hall
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
Four cases of battery not a ‘serious’ problem, Nally says By DANA FERGUSON email@example.com
After reporting four cases of battery in the first half of the semester, Director of Public Safety Angie Nally said she feels the instances pose a problem, but not a serious one. “It feels slightly abnormal, but at the same time they’re not aggravated battery cases and I think that one instance of aggravated battery where someone gets a serious bodily injury or it’s motivated by hate or something like that would be way more concerning compared to two or three cases where students lost their temper,” Nally said. Vice President of Student Life Cindy Babington explained what the term “battery” means according to the university,
ranging from a shove to causing serious physical harm. Babington said that instances this semester have not resulted in serious physical harm and have occurred most frequently between close acquaintances. She said these altercations have not resulted between individuals in relationships. “These have not been strangers walking into somebody’s apartment, these have been disagreements among people who are friends or roommates,” Babington said. Nally explained that an instance of battery occurred over fall break between two arguing individuals. She said the argument led to physical fighting. “The battery situation that was on there from over fall break is not a domestic battery, so it’s not a battery between two
T-Shirts | continued from page 1 Executive Vice President of the Student Body Nic Flores said the shirts can be considered offensive to certain groups on campus and that they should not be allowed. “The shirts are highly offensive to certain populations on our campus, and are very politically charged as they represent latent homophobia,” Flores said. Mitchell said university officials are currently attempting to collect all shirts that were made and distributed. “Our biggest concern is just making sure that the T-shirts that were distributed that we’re trying to get those T-shirts back,” Mitchell said. “And I believe that Coach Long helped facilitate getting those back and getting those back to the athletic director’s office so they’re not wearing them around.” Sophomore Alex Sroka purchased a shirt because he thought the pun was an entertaining play on words in the spirit of the Monon Bell game. “I thought it was an interesting play on words,” Sroka said. “I mean I think this happens every year with Monon, I think that Wabash does stuff towards us and we do it, it’s sort of tradition, but I can see where they are distasteful in some people’s eyes,
people who are in a romantic relationship in any way,” Nally said. “I think these are people who are in a relationship of some kind you know like friends or acquaintances that may have had a disagreement that may have led to fist-a-cuffs, which is not OK either.” Babington said these cases occur regularly but do not often escalate to the point of being worthy of reporting. “I actually suspect it’s something that happens more than we become aware of, but I don’t think it’s something that Public Safety is interacting with on a week-in week-out basis, so I do not think it’s all that common,” Babington said. “I think roommate disputes and friend disputes are common, but I don’t think that they escalate to this level very often, at least as it’s reported.”
but at the same time you know if it’s distasteful then just don’t get one.” Sroka said he did not believe the shirts were made with any intent of demeaning anyone. “I don’t they it was a tag at women or to undermine anyone and that’s what I heard people were saying the shirts were made out to be, but I think it’s just a play on words,” Sroka said. The shirt designer and distributor junior Lewis Brown could not be reached for interview, but said in an e-mail that he had stopped distributing the shirts. “I have stopped distributing them because of their backlash on campus. I did not mean to offend anybody,” Brown wrote in an e-mail. Mitchell said the shirts represent the university negatively and at the Monon Bell game such shirts would not be allowed, especially because the game is broadcasted nationally. “It’s about how we represent ourselves as students and community and how we respect each other and I think that’s our goal as an administration as we are able to see something that is going to be disrespectful to any of our students and it is our job to make sure that this happens,” Mitchell said. Mitchell said he appreciates students who felt comfortable coming forward with their concerns.
The T-shirt design for the 118th monon bell football game.
Babington said the occurrence of two battery cases within a two week period strikes her as odd, but the reported violence may not continue to the point of being a trend. “We had two right in a row, but we might not have any for the rest of the year, so you just never know,” Babington said. Nally explained her frustration toward the use of violence to resolve conflicts, but acknowledged that violence occurs on most college campuses. “It’s frustrating for me on lots of levels. We want to strive to be a community where we are smarter than that and that we have ways of resolving conflict other than putting our hands on each other,” Nally said. “But I’m also realistic that these things occur and I’m glad that students are coming forward and report-
ing these cases and from a student life perspective we can help resolve the conflict with them.” Upon reporting an instance of battery Public Safety officers assess the situation and determine follow up options for individuals involved. Babington explained that in most cases roommates are separated or given an opportunity to improve their relationship. “As always there is follow up that takes place with these students in terms of either mediating a relationship or facilitating room changes and things like that so that follow-up work is being done now,” Babington said. Both Nally and Babington encourage students to report cases of battery and to seek solutions to conflicts that do not involve violence.
Trustees praise improvement By MICHAEL APPELGATE firstname.lastname@example.org
A phase one plan to improve admissions, the entrance to DePauw, improvements to signage and renovations of East College lawns was approved by the Board of Trustees at their meeting in October 2010. One year later, President Brian Casey and the administration presented the board with a positive report. “Last October, the board accepted the phase one plan and said, ‘move on it as fast as you can,’” Casey said. “Then I started going on the road and talking to friends of the university.” On the road, generous friends of DePauw gave gifts toward this plan which has totaled more than $7.7 million to completely re-do Anderson Street, create the steps in front of Emison and re-landscaping efforts including replacing and adding trees around campus. The gifts tie in to the city of Greencastle’s Stellar Communities Grant which was awarded to the city last spring. The board continued discussions on how the university and city officials were working together to utilize the funds. “The university officially received the gifts which allowed for the Anderson Street improvements,” Casey said. “That’s an important step because that provided the match to the city. We will now report to the state that the match funds which the city is paying are coming.”
DePauw along with city officials and Indiana officials are trying to figure out how to coordinate street improvements and façade improvements to start bringing in more business downtown. “The question is, during the next building season, which is essentially early spring to late fall, what can we get done?” Casey said. “The state is really calling for coordination of the improvement of street facing facades and businesses.” The first major business, according to Casey, which will come to the square, is a DePauw bookstore. “We have three years to spend this money,” Casey said. “To spend $24.5 million, this is our one chance to do it right.” DePauw is interviewing firms to run the bookstore. Casey hopes that within the next two to three weeks proposals from various firms will be in. He hopes the bookstore will hopefully be built by next fall. “My sense is that the town is underserved by a strong retail presence,” Casey said. “The firms have city demographics to figure in what sort of other sales the store needs.” The complete removal and subsequent replacement to Anderson Street will begin as soon as graduation concludes next spring. According to Casey, the goal is to have both the bookstore and Anderson Street completed by Old Gold Weekend next year.
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The DePauw | Friday Oct. 28, 2011
Course requests remain GCPA bells back in action complex, confusing By CHASE HALL
By ALICIA TUTINI email@example.com
“I am looking to take classes that I’m interested in as well as classes that fulfill my requirements,” Studnicka said. “That way when I’m an upperclassman I can focus on my major.” And this seems to be the trend: As students grow older and advance in their educations, they narrow the range of classes they opt for. “It becomes more and more important to complete your major and minor requirements in time,” Voskoboynik said. “As you progress…you run the risk of not being able to graduate with a degree in your major.” Along with employing the experience of other students as an aid, those selecting courses also use other sources for information: Advisors and the Internet. Advisors are to help students in whatever areas they can, including the course selection process. “I find the advising meetings to be very important because it provides an opportunity for me to talk with each student about what they have liked about their classes and where they have struggled,” said Russell Arnold, assistant professor of religious studies. “My goal is to encourage students to think about connections between their courses and develop and stronger sense of what the student wants to pursue further.” Essentially, the advisors just want to provide another opinion on which classes could benefit students in the long run. In addition to professors, there are various websites that students visit to scope out potential classes, in particular ratemyprofessor.com. Students value its opinion. Voskoboynik even cites the deadline grows ever closer, students must remember to only indulge on food for thought, receive the gift of knowledge and spread the joy of course cheer.
It’s that time of year again. Not Thanksgiving or Christmas — think less pumpkin pie and gift bows and more food for thought and gift of knowledge. It’s time to select and register for next semester’s classes. The general attitude towards class registration is one of mild interest mixed with a feeling of moderate stress. This attitude comes from upperclassmen that have dealt with the system prior to now. “I like the course selection process,” said junior Scott Graf, “though at times it can be confusing.” However, the confusion accompanying the process is quite conquerable. “You have to learn to ‘play’ the system in order to get into classes that you know you’ll need,” said sophomore Megan Kovach. “Playing the system” seems necessary, as students agree that sometimes the biggest challenge is actually getting into the classes you sign up for. “There has never been a semester where I have gotten into all of the courses I requested,” said junior Katherine Voskoboynik. “However, it always seems to work out in the end.” Knowing how to work a schedule to fit a student’s needs while still fulfilling a few wants is a learned skill, though certainly not an impossible one. Freshman students find course selection a daunting yet doable feat. When hunting for help, some feel speaking with peers is more appealing than discussing classes with an advisor. “It’s a little overwhelming to have to select 32 courses,” said freshman Melanie Studnicka. “I’ve spoken with my advisor, but find it more helpful to talk to other students.” And, for the most part, upperclassmen are filled with information pertaining to classes and are willing to share their knowledge. “It has definitely become less stressful over time,” Graf said. “Once you learn how to work the system it isn’t that LAST NAMES F-K: hard to get into classes.” When it comes to selecting LAST NAMES A-E: which classes to take, there is a broad spectrum that students LAST NAMES S-Z: stick to. Some chose to stay exceptionally close to the major LAST NAMES L-R: they wish to pursue while other stray away to explore their interests.
“A Toast to DePauw,” is usually only heard by students when they don’t know the words at freshman convocation and again for a last time as students at commencement. Thanks to an alumni donation, the song can now be heard from the carillon bells on top of the Green Center for Performing Arts every day at 11:35, a long with a ringing report every quarter-hour. The bells, donated by Alpha Chi Omega sorority to the newly built music building in 1976, fell into disrepair after being struck by lightning in the 1990s. Because of this damage, they have been silent for over 15 years. But new Dean of the School of Music Mark McCoy teamed up with alumni Gary and Sandy Drew, ’61 and ’62, to bring the bells back. McCoy had only just been declared the new dean when he heard about the bells, and he decided quickly to start looking for alumni to donate. Sandy Drew was ahead of him, though. She attended DePauw as the new school of music was being built and was part of the Alpha Chi Omega effort to donate the bells. “As I visited campus over the years, I stopped noticing them ring…I was just thinking who else better than me to take this thing
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on than me? I love the school, I loved being an Alpha Chi and I loved being a music major,” said Drew. So last year, Sandy began to organize her 1962 pledge class, of which about one-third donated to raise the $37,000 needed.
To Old DePauw we toast today And raise our voices high, We’ll honor thee and loyal be And praise thee to the sky. Let every son and daughter stand United e’er for thee, And hail Old Gold throughout the land, Here’s to you, Old DePauw.
“Gary and I went to Yo-Yo Ma and we got to meet Mark McCoy and talk to him about it then,” Drew said. “I had already it going.” The 37 carillion bells played for the first time Friday, Oct. 14 before fall break, ringing “A Toast to DePauw.” It has continued to play as it did when first installed. “There is something very collegiate about the carillon ringing,” McCoy said. “It says you’re on campus.” The quarter-hour report is the “Westminster Quarters” melody known to be chimed by Big Ben in London, England. Playing the “Toast” was very intentional, as imagined by McCoy, Drew and President Brian Casey. “I don’t think I’ve ever been at a board, or even an alumni event, where everyone doesn’t stand up and sing the toast,” McCoy continued. “We wanted to make the toast more a part of DePauw now.” Drew will get to hear the newly repaired bells this spring, when she will visit campus for her 50th reunion. She visits often with her husband, Gary Drew, who is a member of the university’s Board of Trustees. The Drew family also donated in 1999 to create a music scholarship in the name of a past director of the School of Music, Cassel Grub. Their daughter graduated from DePauw in the 1980’s. “If you’re hearing it, and it sounds beautiful, then I’m happy,” said Drew. “I hope they add joy to campus.”
The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 5 | News Office of admissions crosses street, now calls Emison Art Museum home By JULIA SOBEK firstname.lastname@example.org
The sounds of jack hammer drilling, men yelling orders or banging hammers no longer fill the air of the academic quad, as construction on Emison Art Museum finally came to an end this week. Noise now fills the halls of Emison as the Office of admission moves into its new home. Monday, admissions employees packed their boxes and began moving into the first floor of the building. “Moving is never an easy thing but it has gone very smoothly thanks to the assistance provided by facilities and a great deal of patience by the three members of the admission staff impacted by the initial move into Emison,” said Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid Dan Meyer. Meyer believes the move is a work in progress but overall is pleased with the new location as a welcoming and aesthetic beginning for any prospective student who comes to campus for the first time. “The primary emphasis was to provide a more positive experience for all of our visitors and guests who tour DePauw as part of their college search,” Meyer said. “Emison is centrally located and looks out on East College. It is easier to find than the current admission building and Emison makes a statement that
you have arrived at a great university. In short, it is the ideal front door to campus.” Meyer said with this new venue, there is much advancement the office can make that was impossible to provide for prospective students in their prior location. “Eventually it will include a media station where prospects can check out our web pages and the Class of 2016 Facebook page. It provides space for conversations before and after families tour campus, something that just isn’t possible in our existing space,” Meyer said. “It allows families to be at the heart of DePauw’s campus and see social interactions that take place as students and faculty attend classes.” Sophomore tour guide Kelly Killpack said she feels no perspective student is being deprived from this period of construction and modification to the admissions offices, as tours are still being directed from the former admissions building. “It was still the same normal tour, but the admissions building is a lot emptier now with all the decorations down and an obvious transition period taking place. But this transition period is not hurting the tours by any means and will only benefit everyone in the long run,” Killpack said. Another tour guide, junior Anisha Yadav also commented on how this shift is affecting the overall status of the office.
“Luckily the move hasn’t affected any of the prospective students, because we’re still giving tours from the old admission building and will continue to until the whole office has moved into the new building,” Yadav said. “Hopefully by this weekend everyone will be moved into Emison. The office has done a re-
The new admission offices inside the newly-renovated Emison. CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
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ally good job to make sure this change hasn’t effected any of the prospective students.” The noise has been replaced by silence, and the old has been replaced by the new as the Office of Admissions has settled into the place it now calls home.
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
Earthquake shakes Turkey, DePauw students abroad By LEANN BURKE email@example.com
On Sunday, Oct. 23, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and strong aftershocks hit the Turkish city of Van and surrounding areas including the town of Ercis. Tremors were also felt in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria. Van, which has a population of nearly 400,000, is located in eastern Turkey near the Iranian border and on the eastern shore of Lake Van. The earthquake’s death toll has measured over 500 and is expected to reach 1,000. Roughly 2,300 injured have been rescued so far, but people are still being found. The earthquake is expected to cost Turkey between $100 million and $200 million in insured losses alone. This is the strongest earthquake to hit the area in over a decade. The epicenter of the Van earthquake was 800 miles from Istanbul where three DePauw students, Stewart Burns, Katie Logan and Kiran Wadia are studying at Koç University. When asked if Istanbul felt the earthquake, Burns said he felt no physical impact.
Wadia could not be reached for comment. “We didn’t feel it here or anything, and none of my Turkish friends have family that was affected,” Logan said. Although the earthquake did not affect Istanbul, areas nearer to the epicenter were devastated and that is felt throughout Turkey. “Even though I’m safe, the impact of the earthquake is very real and very palpable,” Burns said. Logan agreed she had witnessed the change in the overall feeling resulting from the earthquake. “I haven’t been into the city since the earthquake either, so I can’t tell you what the vibe in Istanbul is right now, but I’m sure it’s sad,” Logan said. Logan explained that her university is gathering blankets, clothes, food and monetary donations for those affected by the earthquake and its aftershocks. “This has been a really rough week for Turkey, because there was also a terrorist attack last week that killed 25 soldiers. When I was in the city this weekend there were Turkish flags and pennants everywhere, so it feels like the country is trying to band together and stay strong,” Logan said. When asked how DePauw responds to natural disasters that occur near its students abroad, Mandy
Brookins Blinn of the Office of Civic, Global and Professional Opportunities said the university responds to natural disasters depending on the scope of the disaster, what type of program students are involved in, host university recommendations and the U.S. State Department response. Christine Klinger, also of the Office of Civic, Global and Professional Opportunities, added that decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. “We communicate with the program provider or host university as they are on-site and are better able to assess the situation and respond to students’ needs immediately,” Blinn said. “The university is currently reviewing and updating its policy as it relates to student travel safety. But any responses to situations on a DePauw approved off-campus study program have been made and will continue to be made in consultation with program officers in-country, university officials in-country, US Embassy officials in-country, appropriate State Department Desk Officers in-country and any appropriate non-governmental organizations.” The U.S. State Department also recommends U.S. students register with them before going abroad. This allows the State Department to contact and aide stu-
dents in the event of both natural disasters, such as the Turkish earthquake, and political emergencies. “U.S. students are encouraged to register their travel with the U.S. Department of State, and international students are encouraged to register with their own home foreign ministry or embassy,” Blinn said. After a disaster, it is the students’ choice to stay or leave. “The students in Turkey were far away from the quake zone, so they have chosen to stay,” Klinger said of Burns, Logan and Wadia. Blinn said she feels relieved the earthquake did not affect the three students. “While our thoughts are with those who have lost lives and property, thankfully our students were not directly impacted by the quake,” Blinn said. Burns mirrored Blinn’s sentiments. “As DePauw students, or even American citizens we often ignore events that happen around the world,” he said. “As disasters, both man-made and natural occur, we often ignore them or pass lightly over an article, [but] you never know when someone sitting in the class next to you has a friend or a family member who experienced such a tragedy first hand.”
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
Tackling sexual assault and misconduct at DePauw Reported cases rise as campus resources are utilized more often by increasing awareness, engaging male students By NANA ADUBA-AMOAH firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Amy,’ a student who wished to remain anonymous, arrived on DePauw’s campus as a freshman two years ago with high hopes of meeting new people. During her first year at DePauw she watched these expectations fall apart. Amy, now a junior, was raped by an acquaintance while on campus her freshman year, an experience that has since haunted her throughout her college experience. “I was very depressed for months, and it really affected my grades negatively,” she said. “I stopped trusting men and just people in general on this campus.” Initially, Amy wanted to keep silent about the situation, fearing the social pressures of being looked down upon or accused of lying. But Amy’s mother eventually found out, and against Amy’s wishes, contacted DePauw’s Public Safety to
implement on-campus safety measures and resources for her daughter. Amy eventually filed a report without revealing any information about her attacker. Although under-reported, sexual assault at DePauw is not uncommon and according to annual crime statistics from Public Safety, reports of sexual offenses in the past three years have increased. In 2008, a total of six sexual offenses were reported, seven in 2009 and 10 in 2010. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, 81 percent of on-campus and 84 percent of off-campus sexual assaults go unreported. Yet the increase in reported sexual offenses at DePauw could also signify that sexual assault is becoming more of a threat at the university. The student handbook defines sexual misconduct policy as a “broad spectrum of behaviors including: Relationship violence; stalking; voyeurism; sexual battery; rape; sexual harassment or any other nonconsensual
NUMBER OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS RISING NUMBER OF REPORTED ASSAULTS
2009 YEAR REPORTED
sexually-related conduct.” Because of the many different instances defined as sexual misconduct, there are a plethora of resources available for students who are affected by sexual misconduct. These resources include the Violence Intervention/ Prevention Project, DePauw Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate hotline, Public Safety, the Women’s Center, the dean of students, Putnam County Family Support Services and the Wellness Center. Director of Public Safety Angie Nally explained that each department is aware of what the others has to offer in order to refer the student to his or her resource of choice. “Public Safety is the resource that can help with holding someone accountable,” Nally said. “Students generally are informed when they meet with the officer that we can keep their info as private as possible, but we always disclaimer that. Depending on what they tell us, if it’s a considered risk to the entire public, we may have to do everything in our power to stop that risk.” Nally said Public Safety manages instances in which students choose to continue an investigation. Public Safety can present the report to the county prosecution office for consideration of criminal charges and the sexual misconduct board for consideration of university charges. If the attacker is found guilty through the sexual misconduct board, the sanction could lie anywhere between probation and expulsion. The Women’s Center, another resource for victims, works to raise awareness of sexual assault through programming. They host speaker events as well as screenings and informal or formal discussions for students, faculty and staff on a wide range of topics, including sexual violence. “The Women’s Center also coordinates with the SASA (Sexual Assault Survivor Advocacy) program, which is a 24/7 hotline where students can call or friends can call to find out what they can do to get help,” said Sarah Ryan, director of the Women’s Center. Jeanette Johnson-Licon, director
of the Cultural Resource Center and the Violence Intervention/Prevention Project (VIP), also organizes events and discussions to educate students on how to recognize danger in any relationship. As a way to raise awareness against sexual violence, Johnson-Licon is planning an event next month, entitled “The Red Flag Campaign,” through a grant VIP received last spring. “After we got the grant we met with a focus group on campus who questioned the threshold for what was healthy and unhealthy in a relationship, so we decided to do a red flag campaign,” Johnson-Licon said. The campaign will help raise awareness about what signifies a healthy versus unhealthy relationship, in hopes of preventing sexual, physical and emotional relationship violence. Ryan, director of the Women’s Center, views the event is an impactful way to address issues on both sides of the gender spectrum in regards to sexual assault by shifting the focus to men and bystanders, making them aware of red flags that can contribute to sexual violence. “Engaging men in what we view as a women’s issue is vital to reducing and ending violence against women,” she said. Regardless of the plethora of resources available on campus, however, some members of the DePauw community are not aware of them until they discover a need for them. Sexual assault is often swept under the rug and holds a culture of silence among peers because of social stigma, guilt, embarrassment or fear. “We are such a small community,” Nally said. “And social pressures, the intimacy of the information period, struggling with understanding what has happened and processing and putting it into some kind of form that you can deal with is very hard.” Some students also feel that information about resources and courses of action are lacking on DePauw’s campus. “As a first-year mentor, in training we give freshmen immediate resources to where to go in case of a sexual
RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS —Violence
prevention program —Sexual
Advocate hotline —Putnam
Support Services —Public Safety —Women’s Center —Dean of Students —Wellness Center
assault incident, but other than that, besides the banners you see and the flyers, I don’t think it’s really talked about,” said junior Ellie Pearson. As for Amy, the fear of feeling victimized and feeling looked down upon by the social community is what prevented her from primarily seeking help. “I think DePauw students focus much more on greek activities, fun events and parties, but we never really talk about the issues that can derive from that,” Amy said. Whether the frequency of sexual assault reports are a sign that students are utilizing on-campus resources or that sexual offense is really becoming a reality, community members feel a strong need for more expansive discussion and examination of these issues in order to create an open, safe and accepting campus environment. Editor’s note: The name of the sexual assault survivor, “Amy,” has been changed to protect the subject’s identity.
8-9 | Features By JACLYN ANGLIS email@example.com
According to Joan Pankratz, there's something to be said about learning to create something with your hands. “It relaxes your brain,” the senior said of knitting and crocheting. “A different kind of focus is required to create something. It's refreshing, in a way.” As the organizer of DePauw’s Stitch ’n Bitch group, she wishes she could take credit for the origin of the club’s creative name. But it was actually inspired by another college’s group, identified by the same name. Back when Pankratz was visiting college campuses as a senior in high school, one university’s tour guide mentioned that the school had its own “Stitch ’n Bitch” group, where people got together, knitted and talked about what was going on in their lives. Starting up a similar group at the school she ultimately chose to attend seemed natural to her, especially considering the convenient resources at DePauw’s Women’s Center. “The Women's Center has previously hosted Knitting for Nets, where knitters and crocheters would gather to knit scarves
to sell for mosquito nets to prevent malaria. That group sort of faded out a couple of years ago,” Pankratz said. “Remembering how popular it was, I roped a couple of knitters I knew into coming out to the Women's Center once a week to teach people how to knit. I figured there would still be interest on campus, and it turns out there is.” The Women’s Center happened to have a lot of leftover supplies from Knitting for Nets and other knitting groups of years past, so initial organization of materials and setup wasn’t a difficult task for Pankratz. This is her first time as an organizer of a group of this nature. She is enjoying the endeavor with all who have taken part in putting it together and with those who have maintained interest. Pankratz said she would not change anything about how the group operates. Pankratz’s favorite part of Stitch ’n Bitch is getting to know the participants. “Different people show up each week, so that's great,” she said. “And some people show up more than others, so you get to know them better. It's just a lovely social space.” She especially appreciates all of the experienced knitters and
crocheters who come to the meetings. Since Pankratz doesn’t and heart into it,” Daug know how to knit or crochet well enough to teach beginners, a-kind. Who could refus she learns alongside everyone else at the meetings. Pankratz agrees the Junior April Daugherty has assisted substantially with the “It's definitely a grou group, along with other students who consistently attend meet- will teach you somethi ings so they can teach their peers to knit. you are,” she said. “Ever “This is my first time in an official knitting group,” Daugherty said. “I worked at a Jo-Ann “It's definitely a group where you can show up Fabrics for four years, though. So I'm used to being surroundsomeone will teach you something, no matter ed by fun, crafty people.” unskilled you think you are,” She enjoys the relaxed and laid back atmosphere of the —Joan Pankratz group and the conversation and relaxation present in the Women’s Center. But Daugherty’s favorite part about knitting and crocheting people in the Stitch ’n B is making something special for other people. “There aren't any pr “Knitting can be pretty time-consuming, so when people re- a knitting quota or anyt ceive a knitted gift from me, they know that I put a lot of time takes attendance — we
Stitching while bitching encourages students Left: Freshman Taylor Ehman knits at the Women’s Center during Stitch n’ Bitch. Right: Junior April Dougherty and freshman Krizza Jimenez knit and talk together during Stitch and Bitch at the Women’s Center. CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
gherty said. “Also, knitted gifts are one-ofse such a treasure?” atmosphere is a positive one. up where you can show up and someone ing, no matter how unskilled you think ryone is welcome. All that is required, per se, is interest.” All in all, this group that promotes “knitting with attip and tude” is a casual one — peor how ple come and go as they wish, or as their availability permits. Participants can come to one z, senior meeting, or they can come to all of them, as long as they’re interested in learning something new or meeting new Bitch environment. ressures to show up every week or meet thing like that,” Daugherty said. “No one just show up, chat and craft.”
The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 She finds knitting to be an extremely relaxing occupation on the whole, but rarely sets aside time for it while at school. “With Stitch ’n Bitch, I have an excuse to knit,” she said. “It's also fantastic to see people who don't know how to knit show up and try it. We're always excited to teach any beginner the craft.” A typical Stitch ’n Bitch meeting entails a very relaxed atmosphere, with each member of the group working on an individual knitting project. Daugherty hopes DePauw students will be open minded about Stitch ’n Bitch. “It's such a wonderful opportunity for students to relax, learn something new and meet new people,” she said. “I'm really hoping that more men will join as well. I'm afraid that most people view knitting as a gendered activity, but it's a fantastic hobby for anyone.” According to Pankratz, some people are being taught how to knit throughout the meeting, some choose to work on their own individual projects and others just come to talk. “Some come to bitch, and some come to stitch,” she said. “All are welcome.”
s to learn new skills Above: The basic necessities of knitting. Yarn, knitting needles and scissors.
CHIP POTTER / THE
WANT TO STITCH AND BITCH? Stitch ‘n Bitch’s weekly meetings take place every Wednesday in the Women’s Center at 306 East Hanna St., from 7 to 8 p.m. DePauw at all levels of skill and experience are encouraged to attend.
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
THE DEPAUW | Editorial Board Matthew Cecil | Editor-in-Chief Chase Hall | Managing Editor Ellen Funke | Chief Copy Editor Stephanie Sharlow | Chief Copy Editor
Stop hate, build community Reported cases of sexual assault have risen over the last three years. We hope this is due to an increased use of advocate resources rather than an increase in crime. Either way, we’re not sure it matters. That this is even an issue on our campus is deplorable, to say the least. As members of such a small community, we are, in many ways, bound by a taut wire. When any member violates that bond, we are all pulled down. Yet the saddening trend in sexual assault isn’t the only violation we’ve seen. Recently, demeaning and often homophobic slurs have permeated campus conversation. T-shirts, residence hall doors and other elements of our home away from home have been marked with malicious hate speech. Each year, Monon jokes straddle the line between competitive and inappropriate. And student-produced T-shirts often best reflect that rocky territory. While this year’s raunchy version isn’t the first homophobic phrase to go too far, it did cross a new line of disrespect. These slurs were noticed not only by administration, who confiscated the T-shirts, but by disappointed alumni. As we head into Old Gold weekend, these transgressions cast an oppressive shadow over a weekend intent on campus unity. We are disgusted by the actions of those students who feel it’s acceptable to tear down and alienate their peers and neighbors. It is embarrassing to be associated with students who not only deliberately tear down their peers, but defend their actions and believe they are OK. Still, for each negative slur, there are moments that serve a positive purpose and combat those despicable actions of our fellow students. Omega Phi Beta sorority, Inc.’s “Take Back the Night” empowered women and men alike to take action against physical and verbal abuse, intimate relationship crimes, sexual assault and rape. The organization also sponsored “To Write Love on Her Arms” for a day in which students wrote positive messages on their arms in support of those suffering from addiction and depression. The showing of community and support we saw Wednesday night makes us proud. These events need to happen more often. The spike in sexual violence and hate speech should serve as nothing less than a battle cry to all on this campus who are rightly opposed to it. Let us now take up that cause and fight for all members of the DePauw community.
EDITORIAL POLICY The DePauw is an independently managed and financed student newspaper. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of DePauw University or the Student Publications Board. Editorials are the responsibility of The DePauw editorial board (names above). The opinions expressed by cartoonists, columnists and in letters to the editor are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial staff of The DePauw.
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Website ‘kickstarts’ innovation You might say I function best as a style improv and bluegrass influences cog. I like my routines, and I appreciate for a sound that defies genre as much the mundane. But I also love life that as their technical skill defies belief. As sneaks up on you. Those moments of alumni of the Curtis Institute for Music, spontaneous adventure are what I think their ability to play, improvise and comof when I imagine my life at its best. pose shouldn’t be surprising. Last Thursday, my plan for fall break After a fortuitous lightning strike was to go home, catch up on sleep and and power failure in Philadelphia’s do my best to get ahead on reading. Mann Center for the Performing Arts in By the end of dinner, that plan 2003, Time for Three is going places. was shattered. Before I knew Between performing at the Indiait, I was in a car headed for napolis Symphony Orchestra’s Washington D.C. with my happy hours (the next is on friend Alli, ready to take on Jan. 19) and a year-long tour a final fall break. that stretches the continent, Sandwiched between they also released their first two cross-country drives music video. But they full of tunes and foliage didn’t want to make “just we had the best D.C. a regular music video.” could possibly ofSet to their cover of fer: the Hirschhorn Kanye West’s “StronMuseum of modern ger” (more of a mashart, delicious Indian up with “Harder, food and, of course, Better, Faster, RACHELCHEESEMAN a temporary distracStronger” by Daft tion from essays, Punk) the video tells graduation and job hunts. of a young man (played by a student As if the universe had scheduled it- of DePue’s) who bests his bully, stealself with us in mind, the last Saturday of ing the stage at his high school’s talent fall break coincided with a performance show and winning over the brute’s gorof the Maryland Symphony Orchestra geous lady friend. with guest artist Nick Kendall, one of The video stands out first and foretwo violinists in the string trio Time for most because of the “strong, positive Three. Kendall along with Zach DePue, message for young people” over simple also on violin, and Ranaan Meyer on entertainment, but it’s exceptional for double bass bring together a mix of jazz- another important reason.
The video was produced entirely with donations from fans through a campaign facilitated by “the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects,” Kickstarter. Kickstarter isn’t for the elite and wealthy — it’s for friends of artists and friends of artistry. Oct. 11 saw its millionth donation, and the vast majority of donations are between $1-100. Within two weeks, Time For Three raised over $18,000. The whole project is illustrative of what commitment to a vision and the innovation of a newly interconnected generation can do. Whether it’s the artists of Time For Three or the folks at Kickstarter, great things are happening. It doesn’t take a miracle – just a “seize-the-lightningstrike” mentality. Scan the QR code with your smartphone to check out the music video. If you’re curious about Kickstarter, visit kickstarter.com. —Cheeseman is a senior biology and political science double major from West Lafayette, Indiana. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
Professor ratings not always on target
Now that it’s course scheduling season, an inevitable part of this process is the informal method of gleaning the caliber of potential professors from other students. While I recognize that professors often have little to nothing to do with which students are placed in their classes, I would like to propose an idea to aid professors in their ability to create the inevitable waiting list for their classes. (Side note: For more information about how everyone hates the course selection process, see previous columns and stories). Ratemystudent.com (sound familiar?) would allow professors around the country to enter incredibly factual information about the students in their courses. After providing general rankings, they would be permitted to provide comments for the benefits of colleagues who may be less familiar with the level of student work and effort. Why? Because like the fool-proof information on ratemyprofessor.com, interacting for 3 hours a week gives people incredible insight into their innermost personalities and capabilities. It’s science, I think. Let’s look at some hypothetical examples. Submission number one: Overall ranking3.2. Comments: “Macy always comes to class and participates. Unfortunately, she’s always trying to talk about things other than what I’m teaching. Why would I want my students to think critically? Once, she asked me a question about animal imagery and I was like. . . William Blake was last week.”
Submission number two: Overall ranking- worthwhile to consider how and why we speak 4.0. Comments: “Macy is a very prepared stu- about professors during course selection as if dent, but she has absolutely no social skills. our evaluations are always meaningful for other Once she made a joke about the Cold War students. Maybe the reason you’re not and I could literally feel the hatred enjoying the class is that you’re not putfrom the other students surroundting your full effort into it and the proing her like the mist in that one fessor’s attitude towards you recipsubpar Stephen King book about rocates that. I know that’s certainly sea monsters. I don’t really get been the case with me in the past. how you can be a good student if Seeking advice from other you’re even a little bit boring.” students about professors and Submission number three: courses is reasonable. But alOverall ranking- 0.7. Comlowing the negative experience ments: “Macy is arguably the of another student to influence most inattentive student I’ve your decisions, particularly ever seen. When she parwhen that student may have a ticipates in class she typically different level of interest in the cocks her head, strokes her course or more time to comchin and repeats what the mit to it seems silly. MACYAYERS previous student shared. Speaking of which, if you This comment typically have a genuine grievance begins with her saying ‘to go off that...’ and about the professor, do you know what to do? sometimes she gives an arbitrary example Answer: Don’t tell all your best friends that from her own mundane life to accompany her they’re illegitimate as scholars. Consult the ‘thoughts.”’ Student Academic Handbook on the DePauw After a little Googling, it seems that a blog website for various options. called “rateyourstudents” existed for a bit, but P.S. Aren’t you glad I made it all the way was shut down in December 2010. According to through the ratemyprofessor.com reference the site, the blog’s purpose was to allow profes- without mentioning that awkward tamale? sors a place to work out their “angst and ennui Yeah, me too. of their academic careers.” While I’m conceptually opposed to both –Ayers is a political science major from Cincinnati, OH. angst and ennui (for more information, see my She is the opinion editor for The DePauw. Opinion@ previous column about whining), I think it’s thedepauw.com.
WHAT DO BIRDS GIVE OUT ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT? TWEETS… FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @THEDEPAUW
What do you think of the GCPA bells ringing again? “It is like an alarm clock for me. I am more aware of the time because of that.”
Subarna Adhikari, freshman “Although church bells add character to campus, it is absurdly obsolete and irritating to students.” Ben Jackson, senior “They’re a nice touch, but they might be played too much.”
Jacob Peterman, freshman “Silver bells, Hear them ring, It’s Christmas time in the city.”
Patrick Corley, junior
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Administrators speak out We, the members of the DePauw Bias Incident Response Team, are deeply troubled by recent reports of homophobic and sexist language, T-shirts and vandalism on campus. These alleged incidents are hurtful and reflect negatively on our community as a whole. Discrimination, harassment and inappropriate treatment of community members go against the traditional values articulated in DePauw Student Government’s Statement on Community in the Student Handbook: “[DePauw students] expect to learn from each other, respect our differences and celebrate our diversity. As citizens we expect to work for the betterment of our campus, our community, our nation and our world. Students commit themselves to these goals when they join our DePauw community” (Adopted by Student Congress, May 8, 1998). Our university is committed to an environment free of discrimination, harassment and/or inappropriate treatment of any member of the campus, including guests, based on that person’s race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender
identity, gender expression, disability, or any category protected under federal, state or local law. Students, faculty and staff with information about incidents of bias and/or inappropriate treatment of students based on actual or perceived identities are encouraged to bring this information to the DePauw Bias Incident Response Team, chaired by Hermen Diaz. He can be contacted at email@example.com. Hermen Diaz, Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services Greg Dillon, Assistant Dean of Student Life Myrna Hernandez, Director of Campus Living & Community Development Jeannette Johnson-Licon, Director of Cultural Resource Centers Angie Nally, Director of Public Safety Valerie Rudolph, Coordinator of LGBT Services Dorian Shager, Dean of Campus Life
Time to grow up
This letter is in response to Tuesday’s article and editorial about the Union Board concert. We are writing to clarify that the fall concert is for students and coordinated by students. This concert was made possible when additional funds became available through the DePauw student government allocations board. The allocations board is run by students and does its best to allocate all student activity fee money to student organizations to spend each semester. Funding for the fall concert does not impact budget proposals for a spring concert. In no way was Union Board displeased with the opportunity to put on a fall concert nor did the university require us to do so. On the contrary, we were ecstatic to have the opportunity to serve the student body by bringing these excellent artists to DePauw. Since the concert will be held on Old Gold Weekend, Union Board felt it would be great to bring back some DePauw alums to perform. Union Board is proud to present Chiddy Bang, Fedel and AudioDax for the fall concert. Union Board is confident that these carefully chosen artists will put on a great show for the DePauw community.
I’m a proud DePauw graduate from the class of 2010, but today I have to feel a bit ashamed of the place I spent four great years of my life. You see, when I was on campus we always faced some sort of degrading, homophobic or sexist Monon T-shirt (that’s the cool thing to do, right?). After learning that this year’s shirt features the slogan “You’ve had our dick…Now here’s our Seaman” I can’t help but wonder when the select few of you who think homophobia is amusing will grow up. In an October 26, 2011, email to a multitude of students an individual organizing the T-shirt selling explains, “Here are Monon shirts that the football team made. They are a little inappropriate (OK a lot inappropriate haha) but can you send this to everyone so they can order if they want?” That’s a bit of an understatement. They are in fact a lot inappropriate — they degrade the LGBT community by their very suggestive nature. Homophobia on DePauw’s campus, just as anywhere else, cannot be tolerated under any circumstance. I find it highly irresponsible, and frankly childish, that these shirts were even created, particularly after repeated incidents in years past. One day you are going to have to grow up. Brandon Monson ‘10, Director of Development and Communications at Equality Ohio
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
Conference championship on horizon Season starts with Div. I team By MICHAEL APPELGATE firstname.lastname@example.org
The men and women of the DePauw crosscountry team will travel to Springfield, Ohio tomorrow for the NCAC championship meet. For the men, the team is seeded by NCAC coaches to finish fourth in a tie with Oberlin College, with Wabash College wining the conference. DePauw head coach Kori Stoffregen thinks his team will most likely finish in or near that place. “That’s probably a good guess for us,” Stoffregen said. “We hope to do better with that and know we can do better than that.” But for Stoffregen, the chance for him and his team to learn the characteristics of the new conference will be on their minds. “It does take a while to really understand what other teams are doing,” Stoffregen said. “It took us a couple years when we went into
the SCAC, learning the characteristics of other teams. So there’s a bit of unknown, but we are excited for the meet.” On the women’s side, the Tigers are predicted to come in second to Oberlin College by a 12-point margin. Stoffregen also agrees with that seeding but thinks his team has a chance to win if his runners turn in strong performances. “We have a good team, and we haven’t had that meet where we’ve all just clicked,” Stoffregen said. “We’re all just hopeful that’s coming. If that happens, we’re an awful good team in a hurry.” The Tigers, led by sophomore Siri Retrum, have turned in steady performances all year and will hopefully all come together in the conference championships. “We know she’s rested up, and she will be ready to go,” Stoffregen said of Retrum. “The next four or five girls are really interchangeable, and it all depends on who is going to run better.”
By MICHAEL APPELGATE email@example.com
Down by 17 points in last year’s SCAC championship game to Centre College, the Tigers cut down the lead to three only to see their hopes of their first post-season appearance since 2007 dashed. Led by then-junior Sean Hasely’s 20 points and 10 rebounds, the Tigers leaned heavily on hitting shots beyond the arc, going 8-19 from that range. This year the team will look to continue hitting from deep range as Hasely, who led the team in points per game with 14, will lead a talented guard court that can light it up from beyond the arc. “Hasely was our leading scorer last year, and he will be playing the three or four for us,” said assistant coach Brian Oilar. “He’s very versatile, and his athleticism lets him play inside and out.” The Tigers will look to distribute the ball to Hasely and the other returning guards on the team. Senior Tommy Weakley, who was second on the team with 48 three-pointers last season, will be leaned upon to hold up that scoring category in the absence of then-senior guard, Steve Lemasters. But the bigger questions lie in the front court under the basket. “We lost six from our senior class and they all played a lot of minutes and their experience will be missed,” Oilar said. “Seaver was our leading rebounder and one of our best post scorers.” Filling in as center, Oilar has high hopes for sophomore Camron Burns to produce for the Tigers below the basket. Also, sophomore Michael Wilkison at the point guard position will be expected to continue his development.
“He played a lot as a freshman last year, and we are hoping he can use his experience from last year to help grow as a leader for the team,” Oilar said. The Tigers are faced with a daunting challenge in the new NCAC conference. The College of Wooster held a record of 31-3 and went 14-2 in the NCAC. Wooster advanced all the way to the NCAA Div. III national championship game losing to the University of St. Thomas. “We have high expectations every year, and we believe we can compete for a conference championship,” Oilar said. “It’s a tough conference, and we definitely have our work cut out for us with three teams in our conference in the top 25.” Hasely has his eyes set on taking down the defending conference champion and making it to the Div. III national tournament. “I want to make it to the NCAA tournament,” Hasely said. “In three years, we’ve been one game away, twice. We have a long way to go, but I think if we keep working and keep improving, there’s no reason why we can’t get there.” The Tigers will get a preseason test of that excellent competition tomorrow when the team travels down to the University of Evansville. Last year in the same exhibition game, the Tigers defeated the Div. I school by a score of 66-62. In the new $127 million Ford Center, the Tigers hope to shock the home crowd and team in the first ever game to be played there. Listen to the broadcast live starting at 5 p.m. on 91.5 WGRE.
—Cole Hanson and Ryan Foutty contributed to this article
Senior guard Tommy Weakley looks to pass the ball during an offensive drill in practice on Thursday at Neal Fieldhouse. RYAN FOUTTY / THE DEPAUW
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The DePauw | Firday, Oct. 28, 2011
WOMEN’S SWIMMING Swimming | continued from page 1 6 “A weak event last year was butterfly,” Bretscher said. “It’s still not as strong as I would like, but it’s getting there.” The Tigers graduated two record-holding seniors last year, Callie Boehme, a distance swimmer, and Katie Massey, a sprinter. Bretscher said that while body-wise their loss isn’t huge, filling the void left by Boehme and Massey will be important. “We’ve made a big dent in doing that already,” Bretscher said. “We’re even more well versed this year than last year.” Massey held the top times from last season in the 50 Free (23.80 seconds), 100 Free (52.10) and the 100 Fly (59.50). Boehma held the top times for the 500 Free (5:08.80), 1000 Free (10:39:22), 1650 Free (17:41.63) and 400 IM (4:38.10). Senior Katie Morrison sees much potential in her teammates’ ability to step up to the plate. “This year we got a bunch of freshmen, including new distance and sprint freestylers,” Morrison said. “They may not be record holders, but they can increase the depth [of the team].” Morrison also said the returning swimmers are fully aware of the loss and are going to do everything they can to get to where they need to be. “We still have a majority of our team from last year back in the water and training is going
super well so far,” Morrison said. “I expect to see some great swims at our upcoming meets.” The Tigers have also been preparing for the NCAC, a conference full of serious competitors not only within the conference, but across the nation as well. Denison won the NCAC Swimming and Diving Championships with 1829 points last year, with Kenyon in second place with 1482 points. “Denison and Kenyon both send a bunch of girls to the NCAA every year,” Morrison said. “The overall conference times at the meet are a lot faster than in the SCAC.” Bretscher knows the team will have to be realistic about their goals going into the NCAC for the first time. “We can go into the conference championship [this season] and see eight teams that will go national,” Bretscher said. “We just didn’t have that in our old conference. We aren’t going in thinking we are going to get first place. We’re shooting for third. Third in this conference will be as good as getting first in many other conferences. It’s something to be proud of.” Instead of feeling nervous, the Tigers are excited to face new tough challengers. “They’ll be swimming against the fastest girls in the country,” Bretscher said. “The team is going to be working really hard.” Morrison believes spirits are higher than ever and that tough teams to beat only make the girls want to work harder. “I know we thrive with good competition and as a team we’re stepping up in practices,” Morrison said. “We’re ready to go for it.”
Men open season against best in nation By COLE HANSON firstname.lastname@example.org
The DePauw men’s swim team will open up its season tomorrow at Washington University in St. Louis hoping for another winning season, now in a new conference. The Tigers finished with an impressive 7-0 record last season in dual meets, taking the SCAC title for the seventh straight season. The team graduated a few seniors but welcomed an impressive freshman class this year. Head coach Adam Cohen said despite the lost experience, the team is still on track for another winning season. “I don’t think we have missed a beat this year,” Cohen said. “The seniors from last year set us up for this season. We have some great senior leadership this year with some really great sophomores and freshmen that will likely step up to the challenge.” The sophomore class has added something to the mix as well. “The heart and soul of this team is our sophomore class,” Cohen said. “They’re a group of incredible athletes and friends. They are in that transition phase ready to step forward and lead this team.” Junior Matt Kukurugya finished an impressive eighth in the NCAA Div. III national meet last year for the 100-yard breaststroke. Kukurugya dealt with shoulder problems last season and was faced with the decision to finish last season or get surgery due to a torn labrum. Kukurugya finished the season fighting rigorous pain that eventually paid off at the
national meet. “He finished eighth in nationals last year, and about two weeks after the season he had surgery,” Cohen said. “Normally for this surgery we expect full recovery to take about 8 months. He is back in the pool swimming, and we expect that he will compete Saturday, despite the pain he is still struggling through.” A new assistant coach was hired this year to improve the team’s distance swimming abilities. Assistant coach Nathan Smith was a three-time national champion at Kenyon College and brings a fresh perspective to the team. The team has renewed focus on distance swimming in order to better its overall diversity of ability. With the switch to the NCAC, the Tigers face a new challenge in arguably one of the best men’s swimming conferences in the nation. Kenyon College won 31 straight national championships before Denison University won last year’s meet by one point. “We are going into a conference with the best two teams for over the last decade in the United States, and that’s what we are going to compete with,” Cohen said. “In men’s swimming there is no conference like the NCAC there is no conference faster or deeper. That is the reality we face, and we need to rise to the challenge, we have to refocus goals and go up against some of the best swimmers in the nation in the conference season.” The team will begin its season tomorrow at Washington University in St. Louis before the opening con-
Tigers look for second-straight win with new strength from third-string QB By PARKER SCHWARTZ email@example.com
The Tigers have found their identity on both sides of the ball. After a 34-10 rout of the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, the Tigers take their new look offense and efficient defense to Sherman, Texas in hopes to win their second-straight game. After senior quarterback Ethan Schweir tore his ACL and backup Jackson Kirtley went down with a concussion, the position was left to freshman Drew Seaman. Not only did Seaman manage to lead the team to a victory in his first start, he threw three touchdowns including two to junior tight end Bobby Coburn, and completed passes to nine receivers. “I’m really proud of the way we played,” said head coach Robby Long on WGRE’s Tiger Talk Wednesday night. “We came out and talked about playing the game of football, not taking it too seriously. We were
actually enjoying our time on the field. It started off on the wrong foot but they got it together, and I couldn’t be more proud of their performance. It was the offense’s lack of ability to sustain drives that led to the Tigers four game losing streak, beginning with a Sept. 17 loss at Allegheny College. Against Ohio Wesleyan, the Tigers took their first lead in more than a month since the third quarter against Allegheny. In last Saturday’s game, DePauw drastically improved its numbers in each crucial offensive category, aided by the leadership of Seaman under center. “We didn’t expect him to have to play this year,” Long said. “Obviously we are very proud of him in his first start and the way he played, but more proud of the team as a whole.” DePauw was 3-3 in red zone scoring, 10-21 on third down conversions, and 2-3 on critical fourth down conversions. The Tigers notched 122 yards on the ground and 174 yards passing en route to a complete day offensively, marked by a consistent balance. An offensive power similar to the one achieved
against Ohio Wesleyan is what the Tigers hope to see against Austin College. Austin (0-7) hasn’t won a game since Oct. 24 of last year. They have allowed 40.0 points per game this season, coupled with an impotent offensive attack, ranked 209th in total offense. Despite Austin’s less than impressive statistics, the Tigers know they will have their hands full against a team that has traditionally provided the Tigers with many problems, including a close 30-20 victory last season at home. “They have a very experienced team,” Seaman said on Tiger Talk. “They haven’t played very well, but they are a very dangerous group. We can’t overlook them. We are going to come prepared.” The past two weeks the Tigers have seen two extremes, first Sewanee University with a triple option run attack and then Ohio Wesleyan, who operated a shotgun-oriented, complex passing offense. Long and the Tigers expect to see a different look from the Austin Kangaroos for Saturday’s contest. “They’re the most balanced team we’ve seen since
Centre,” Long said. “We have to be prepared for that. They use a lot of the option football game out of the shotgun, but they are also going to throw the ball.” The Tigers also look to clean up prior mistakes in the last game that included sideline communication errors on offense and problems with center-to-quarterback snap exchange. “We need to cut out as many stupid mistakes as possible,” Seaman said. “I made a bunch of throws that were just examples of miscommunication between the receivers and me. We need to tighten those little mistakes up.” The Tigers look to claim their sixth straight victory against Austin in a game that is the last of six total road games this season, the most since 1945. DePauw will advance to 3-4 on the season with a win. A victory in Saturday’s game would also give the team a chance to be over .500 on the season. DePauw finishes the season with two home games against Albion and Wabash. Saturday’s game will be broadcasted on 91.5 WGRE, with the pregame commentary starting at
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
‘No contest,’ national ranking after 15 straight wins By MICHAEL APPELGATE firstname.lastname@example.org
The DePauw field hockey team (15-1, 12-0 NCAC) was preparing for a matchup with defending NCAC champions, Wittenberg College (9-7, 7-5 NCAC) on Tuesday when head coach Gina Preston, along with the conference office, was informed by Wittenberg’s head coach Kelley Hubbell that the game could not take place. According to sources within DePauw’s athletic department, eight players on Wittenberg’s team were suspended. The suspensions depleted the roster to such a significant extent that Wittenberg would not have been able to field a team for Wednesday’s game against DePauw. Calls from The DePauw to coach Hubbell were not returned. As a result, neither DePauw’s record in the conference nor its overall record were affected in face value. According to the NCAA, a forfeit is defined as an instance when two teams take to
the field and one team declares a forfeit after the game has started. The NCAA, therefore, views the cancelled game between DePauw and Wittenberg as a “no contest,” which does not show up on DePauw’s or Wittenberg’s overall record. In the NCAC, the game counts as a win for DePauw and a loss for Wittenberg for conference seeding purposes only. Executive director of the NCAC Keri Luchowski said the situation was extremely rare, and the conference believes it was handled fairly. “For our purposes, this is a disciplinary matter for one of our schools,” Luchowski said. “In talking to Wittenberg, they let us know that they had an issue which they were dealing with internally. But to make DePauw travel and pay the expense just so you can start a game knowing it would not finish didn’t seem like a good use of resources.” According to Luchowski, for the NCAC standings, it was critical that the method of dealing with the situation fairly affected the entire conference.
“This is pretty rare,” Luchowski said. “We’ve had some forfeits in the past for other reasons, but this is unusual, and that makes it harder to deal with.”
“This is pretty rare. We’ve had some forfeits in the past for other reasons, but this is unusual and that makes it harder to deal with.” –—Keri Luchowski, NCAC executive director
DePauw was ranked for the first time this year on Wednesday, breaking into the national coaches’ poll at No. 20. Although the team has won its past 15 games and is leading the conference with a perfect
12-0 record, according to head coach Gina Preston, the team members were very disappointed. “They were disappointed at first just because they are very competitive,” Preston said. “Overall, I hope that not playing won’t affect us in the greater picture. For us, we need to take care of things we can control on our end.” Although the Tigers have their eyes set on winning the conference championship and claiming an automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III playoffs, Preston hopes the “no contest” will not affect her team later if it is unable to clinch the conference. With the cancellation of Wednesday’s game, DePauw was able to hold an extra practice in preparation for the team’s final regular season game of the season against Denison University (151, 12-1 NCAC). “We were able to move forward in practice for the game against Denison, so that will be helpful,” Preston said.
Sports, in brief
Extra round of interviews slated to narrow athletic director pool
Double overtime, draw
Win keeps alive NCAC tournament dream
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By DANA FERGUSON firstname.lastname@example.org
Following 13 promising phone interviews with candidates for the position of athletic director, the search committee, led by Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Cindy Babington and Vice President for Communications and Strategic Initiatives Christopher Wells, decided to add an additional step to the interviewing process, conducting off-site interviews with the seven most promising candidates. These interviews will occur over the weekend as the committee hopes to narrow the pool to two or three candidates to visit campus for further interviewing. Babington said the process will be behind in terms of scheduling due to the added interim interviews. The on-campus interviews were originally planned to take place the first week of November. “We’ll bring the first candidate to campus the week after Monon, I hope,” Babington said. Babington said the committee is seeking a
candidate who can assist in the move from the SCAC to the NCAC. She also said the committee is seeking a candidate who has experience in the planning of athletic facility construction, as DePauw will likely be constructing new facilities within the next few years. “We have a really strong program, but I think that taking that to the next level ... moving into a new conference, I think we need someone who can help facilitate that move,” Babington said. The selection committee is made up of two faculty members: Pam Propsom and Geoff Klinger, coaches Robbie Long, Chris Huffman, Scott Riggell and Mary Bretcher, administrators Cindy Babington and Chris Wells, and admissions representative Keith Stanford. The search began when current athletic director Page Cotton announced in early August his intention to move into the role of senior adviser to President Brian Casey. Cotton has spent 15 years as athletic director and 42 total years at DePauw. He hopes a new director will be found by the end of the semester. If not, he will remain in his current position until a new athletic director is found.
The DePauw men’s soccer team (13-2-1, 7-1 NCAC) was held to a scoreless tie with Oakland City University (7-5-1) in a late, wind-plagued contest at Boswell Field Tuesday. The Tigers were outshot 16-14 by Oakland City. Both teams had difficulty handling the high winds to create opportunities. “I thought that the wind factored into the game a lot,” said head coach Brad Hauter. “Whoever had the wind at their back seemed to outshoot the other team.” The contest proved to be a foul-ridden, physical battle, which Hauter expected from recent contests with Oakland City. “We have played these guys before, and it’s two very physical teams,” Hauter said. “Other elements factor in as well such as a largely international team against non-international, and scholarship and non-scholarship playing each other.” The Tigers have one final game before the NCAC conference tournament against Oberlin College (6-11, 3-5 NCAC) Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on Boswell Field.
By CONNOR HOLLENSTEINER email@example.com
The DePauw women’s soccer team emerged with a crucial win Tuesday night against North Coast Athletic Conference opponent Wittenberg College. The 2-1 win will keep the team’s hopes alive for a chance at the conference title. In the game, the Tigers fell behind midway through the second half but quickly answered when Dana Sprague scored the first of her two goals 52 seconds later. DePauw improved its conference record to 3-3-1 with the win, placing the team in a tie for fifth place with Denison University. The conference tournament only takes the top four teams, so the Tigers’ game against Oberlin College on Saturday will be critical. If the team can pull out a victory against Oberlin, the tournament position will come down to the result of the game between the College of Wooster, which is fourth in the conference at 3-1-3, and Wittenberg. If Wooster loses and DePauw wins, DePauw will proceed to the post-season.
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
First opponents to play at Ford Center By ZACH CRENSHAW sports@thedepauw
The DePauw menâ€™s basketball team will travel south to Evansville tomorrow to play in what is becoming an annual exhibition game versus the Purple Aces. While the team will be competing in Evansville Universityâ€™s home gym as they did last year, the upcoming matchup will be played in a drastically different venue. Over the past two years the city has been constructing the brand new arena â€” the Ford Center. The multi-use indoor arena cost $127 million and took well over a year to construct. Taking up 290,000 square feet, the arena has
the ability to hold 11,000 people for basketball games, hockey games, exhibitions and concerts. The deal for the arena was approved in December 2008 and demolition on the site began a little less than a year later. Now, in October of 2011, the court is finally ready to be christened. The matchup between Evansville and DePauw is an exhibition game, so the outcome does not count towards the teamsâ€™ season record. The fact that it is an exhibition game wonâ€™t deter DePauw from trying to get the win, though. After winning last yearâ€™s meeting 66-62, the Tigers will look to get another victory over a Div. I opponent. â€œIn high school everyone wanted to be a Div. I player,â€? said senior and captain Sean Haseley.
â€œSo going against some of these guys, now you kind of have a chip on your shoulder, weâ€™re just going to go out and compete.â€? Assistant coach Brian Oilar sees the game in a similar fashion. â€œItâ€™s always a great experience to go up against Div. I guys and having the atmosphere of a big game especially in the new, state-of-the-art facility,â€? Oilar said. Haseley made it clear that the entire team was excited to get back on the court, especially on a court thatâ€™s never had a game played on it. The entire environment surrounding the game, according to Oilar, is magnified this year, as it is the first game in the new stadium.
Â FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
Tiger Â Pride Â Friday Â Wear Â Black Â & Â Gold Â and Â enter Â to Â win Â DePauw Â merchandise. Â Enter Â for Â free Â in Â the Â Office Â of Â Student Â Life Â or Â in Â the Â Hub Â during Â lunchtime. Â Â U.B. Â 210 Â 8 Â a.m. Â -Ââ€? Â 4:30 Â p.m. Â Â Â
Old Â Gold Â Alumni Â Concert Â
$5 Â for Â DePauw Â students, Â faculty Â and Â staff Â with Â ID Â and Â $10 Â for Â others. Â Â Musical Â acts Â include Â DJ Â L, Â Fedel, Â Â AudioDax, Â and Â Chiddy Â Bang. Â Â Sponsored Â by Â Union Â Board Â GCPA Â Kresge Â Doors Â open Â at Â 6 Â p.m. Â Â
DePauw Â After Â Dark: Â Â Spooky Â Snacks Â & Â Â West Â Coast Â Tacos Â
Come Â to Â the Â Cement Â Circle Â across Â from Â the Â Hub Â Friday, Â October Â 28th Â for Â free Â Halloween Â treats! Â Free Â Â Hot Â Apple Â Cider, Â Caramel Â Apples, Â Â and Â More!! Â Â Hosted Â by Â Independent Â Council Â Â Cement Â Circle Â Â (behind Â the Â Hub/East Â College) Â
The DePauw menâ€™s basketball team will play the University of Evansville Purple Aces in the first game in their new home arena, the Ford Center, on Saturday. View a Soundslides production by WGRE sports director Ryan Foutty for the teamâ€™s thoughts on competing on the new court.
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Â West Â Coast Â Taco Â truck Â East Â College Â Lawn Â Midnight Â
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 Â DePauw Â After Â Dark: Â Â Student-ÂAlumni Â Game Â Night Â
The arena at the new, $127 million Ford Center at the University of Evansville. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF DARREN PHEGLEY / THE GLEANER
Tigers ready for larger pool with powerful NCAC competition By ELEANOR AXT firstname.lastname@example.org
The womenâ€™s swim team is looking forward to a fresh fresh start in its new spot in the NCAC. The Tigersâ€™ first meet is tomorrow against Washington University in St. Louis.Â
Head coach Mary Bretscher is excited to be working with a big group of seniors this year and believes the team will be more cohesive than it was last year. Two seniors graduated from last yearâ€™s lineup. Replacing them are seven veteran swimmers ready to lead the
team. Â â€œWe have a large senior class and a large freshman class,â€?Â Bretscher said. â€œThe seniors are providing lots of leadership.â€?Â The teamâ€™s strongest stroke discipline last year was breaststroke. Bretscher believes that it will
still be strong this year since none of the teamâ€™s breaststrokers graduated.
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Eat, Â chat, Â and Â play Â games Â with Â our Â distinguished Â alumni. Â This Â event Â is Â free Â and Â open Â to Â all. Â Please Â join Â us Â in Â making Â this Â an Â Old Â Gold Â Weekend Â to Â remember. Â Free Â pizza, Â cookies, Â and Â soda. Â DePauw Â Bookstore Â and Â Â Marvins Â gift Â cards Â will Â be Â given Â away Â as Â prizes. Â Hosted Â by Â AAAS Â The Â Den Â 9 Â p.m. Â -Ââ€? Â 12 Â a.m. Â