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Dreams of fields may not come By MICHAEL APPELGATE firstname.lastname@example.org
The creation and revelation of the campus plan for constructing a new student cafeteria generated excitement within the student body and enthusiasm from alumni. But as the plan was unveiled, Director of Athletics Page Cotton wondered how the athletic facilities could be improved with the rest of the university. In light of lacrosse being added to DePauw’s varsity sports roster at the beginning of the school year, the need to improve the athletic facilities grew larger. A substantial donation to the sport only covered the expenses for coaching and other critical materials for lacrosse to begin.
While lacrosse does not require a turf field, the discussion of improving a current field came to the forefront along with the rest of the outdoor fields. “With the DePauw master campus plan, they really didn’t get out to the athletic precinct,” Cotton said. “My thought was that, ‘We have a lot of fields out there and we’ve added fields when we needed them.’ We’ve never really had a good master plan.” Because of the addition of lacrosse and the campus master plan, the athletic department and the university is now in the process of putting together a plan to improve the athletic precinct and heighten the quality of its facilities for student athletes.
Need for improvement
The issue of playable fields has been a struggle for university groundskeepers over the past two years, thrusting the turf field topic into the minds of athletes and coaches.
Fields | continued on page 11
Steps to the future | page 4 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: British come to Greencastle to debate War on Drugs, Peace Camp takes over Academic Quad
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
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Freshman women meet n’ greet greeks By CHASE HALL email@example.com
Sunday afternoon might look like Panhellenic recruitment came early: freshman women will be lead from chapter house to chapter house in the second annual Panhellenic Council Open House. The pre-recruitment education program, which won DePauw’s organization a national Membership Recruitment Award, is the first opportunity for freshman women to be on Panhel-affiliated chapters’ grounds. From 2 p.m. to 4:05 p.m., the women will move among each of the six houses to converse with upperclass women, who will be assigned to populate other houses and instructed to not reveal which chapter they are members of. At the first three houses visited, two freshman women will be paired with two greek women to discuss one of three Panhellenic values — service, sisterhood and scholarship — for 10 minutes. Groups will tour the first floor of every house they visit. “First and foremost, the first-year women will get a chance to talk to upperclass women and get more information about what it’s like to join the greek community, like what the benefits are of joining a sorority,” said senior Lauren Messmore, vice president of recruitment for Panhel. “First-years aren’t allowed on sorority property until after fall break, so it’s like a little sneak peak into the house.” Greek women will have “cheat sheets” of informa-
tion to present to freshman women during their 10 minute conversations to show why being greek matters. As anonymous chapter members, they’ll speak from general knowledge of DePauw’s greek scene. “For example,” Messmore said, “Scholarship — we’ll talk about how the women who are a part of the greek community have higher GPAs than women who are not a part of the community at DePauw. For sisterhood, we’ll talk about bonding activities some chapters do. For service, we’ll talk about the philanthropies that each chapter does.” Messmore hopes this year will prove to be even more successful than last, having evaluated what went well and what didn’t last year. The most noticeable changes were the conversations, which were downsized from 20 minutes to 10. The event will be more closely executed time-wise. Otherwise, the open house remains largely the same in hopes it will have a similarly positive impact to last year. “We did the open house to replace mingles and the overall consensus was that they were more productive,” said Wendy Wippich, a Panhel advisor and assistant director of Campus Living and Community Development. “What’s most important, besides the award we won, is that the women outside of the organizations learn a lot about greek life. We hope it gives an idea of what it means to be part of our Panhellenic community.”
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British travel to Depauw, debate war on drugs By TAYLOR ZARTMAN email@example.com
The lure of British accents and men in suits resulted in an audience heavily dominated by women at Thursday afternoon’s debate featuring the visiting British National debate team against the DePauw debate team. The British National debate team was comprised of debaters Ben Jasper, a graduate of University of Oxford, and Richard Robinson, a graduate of University of Manchester. Their DePauw opponents were sophomore Ronnie Kennedy and freshman Clayton Knappenberger. The debate addressed the resolution, “The USA should end the war on drugs.” DePauw governed for the solution, while the British opposed. The British debaters, who had to apply for the U.S. tour, swiftly exhibited the prestige of the British National debate team with their intense public-speaking talents paired with finely executed gestures and expressions wrapped up with
polite British charm. While DePauw fought valiantly, making many great points as well, the public consensus was in the favor of the British. DePauw’s team presented its competitors with T-shirts bearing the DePauw logo. Upon receiving the gift, Jasper pulled the T-shirt over his suit, humbly adding, “I’m sure we won because of the audience being polite.” Smiling, Knappenberger commented, “Polite to the last.” As a freshman, Knappenberger was honored to take on such a prestigious debate team. “Coming into college I had no idea I would be debating the British National team,” Knappenberger said. “I’m just a young 18 year old from Fort Wayne, Indiana. This has been a really great experience. It’s wonderful that I can go to a university that offers this kind of opportunity.” Kennedy agreed. “I’m honored to be chosen to debate,” he said. “It’s nice for us to experience things typically reserved for older students.”
Kennedy and Knappenberger ended the debate satisfied. “Obviously the best team won today,” Knappenberger said. ”I’m just glad Ronnie and I were able to come out as strong as we did.” To offset the seriousness of the debate, Jasper and Robinson have been partaking in DePauw culture attending events such as Delta Gamma’s ice cream social and the opening of “Urinetown.” “We didn’t think fraternities actually existed,” Jasper said. “We thought that was just something that was in American films, but they’re massive.” Robinson added his amazement regarding DePauw’s facilities. “You have very rich alumni, that’s very clear,” he said. “The only thing U.K. alumni leave is unattractive children and graffiti in the bathroom. No money.” Junior Katherine Voskoboynik said this experience has influenced her academic life. “It’s a once in a lifetime experience for DePauw students
Ben Jasper of University of Oxford prepares his rebuttal against DePauw during Thursday’s debate, “Resolved: “The USA Should End the War on Drugs.”CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW to see the British National team debate.,” Voskoboynik said. “For my public communications and controversy class, the debaters have given me a great model to follow, and now I see how I should perform in future classroom debates.” President of the DePauw debate team, Jimmy Kirkpatrick, was also in the audience. “DePauw’s debate with international teams is a long running tradition that has been maintained by our coach, Geoff Klinger, and
is a good way for the team to have a friendly but still lively debate with debaters that have a perspective we may not be used to,” Kirkpatrick said. Debate coach Geoff Klinger expressed his appreciation of the support from the students, faculty and administration. “Debate is a very important activity that we can’t take for granted in our country, and so I was happy to celebrate it today,” Klinger said.
Phi Psi’s fate determined by IFC post-Greek Week By THE DEPAUW STAFF firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Robinson of University of Manchester argues with DePauw student Clayton Knappenberger, a freshman, in Thursday's debate, “Resolved: The USA Should End the War on Drugs.” CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
Greek coordinator Eric Wolfe said Thursday that Phi Kappa Psi fraternity will lose its deposit of $300 as well as its right to dance in the 2012 Greek God and Goddess competition following its disqualification from the 2011 event. Wolfe added that the $300 taken from Phi Kappa Psi would benefit the Fraternity and Sorority Endow-
ment fund at the Putnam County Community Foundation. “Their deposit has already been placed in the Fraternity and Sorority Philanthropy Endowment at the Putnam County Community Foundation, so it can benefit local charities,” Wolfe said. Wolfe said the Interfraternity Council will review the case further and decide whether Phi Kappa Psi will be put on social probation for the remainder of the semester.
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
Caseyâ€™s vision of campus takes first steps forward in Emison Art musem comes closer to functioning as new admissions building By DANA FERGUSON email@example.com
Standing on the steps of Emison Art Center, a prospective student stands with her parents admiring East College to the left, Roy O. West Library and the remainder of the West Quadrangle to the right and the Green Center for the Performing Arts in the distance, all covered by dense foliage. According to President Brian Casey, such a vision will appear in the near future as the university begins enacting its 20/20 plan supported by alumni and other donations. Emison specifically is expected to be finished externally by October 15 and internally by November 1, the date that admissions officers will begin moving their offices into the space. Casey also defended his decision to advocate for new trees on campus in support of his vision.
â€œUnless we start replacing trees this will really look like nothing,â€? Casey said. Emison will become the new admissions building. A large desk with an admissions secretary will stand to the left of the entrance, four interview rooms will stand just beyond that. There will also be a kiosk where tired students and their parents can access the Internet and relax after a long journey in a lounge of couches and chairs. Casey said that even the handrails leading up the stairs to Emison speak to DePauwâ€™s character. â€œIt [the railing] picks up the history of that building,â€? Casey said. Junior tour guide Anisha Yadav said that overall the proposed plan will serve as a selling point for tour guides. â€œThatâ€™s going to be their first vision of DePauw, this is the first time theyâ€™re going to see the whole campus so with that image theyâ€™re go to be able to see the kind of
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community that we are because theyâ€™ll see students walking to class, talking to one another and having that social aspect that we pride ourselves on,â€? Yadav said. Her only concern about the plan was the looking at the campus with these changes may make the campus as a whole appear small. â€œThe whole campus, they might look at it and think of it a little bit smaller than it really is because all theyâ€™re seeing is a direct shot down college walk [Burkhart Walk] when thereâ€™s so much more to the east and the west of the college,â€? Yadav said. But as the Emison steps open to the public, individuals can decide whether he or she thinks they bring a positive or a negative asset to the campus.
D N A L I CH Tuesday, Oct. 11 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Dells â€˘ Cook out and Corn Hole Tournament â€˘ Donate a non-perishable food item to get food and enter the tournament. Winning team will receive a Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Certificate ALPHA CHI â€˘ SIGMA CHI
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
‘Apathy is the enemy’ in Peace Camp 2011 By ABBY MARGULIS firstname.lastname@example.org
People actually do sleep in those tents on Academic Quad. In an effort to raise awareness for Peace Camp 2011, students and faculty took to their tents in an effort to raise awareness about issues with campuswide and global impact. These tents, multiple banners around campus and chairs for discussions on the Academic Quad comprised the Peace Camp base this year. With weather in the upper 70s and 80s, and the sun shinning brightly, hundreds gathered over the course of the week at many events, including speakers, poetry readings and protests. According to Sarah Ryan, director of the Women’s Center, Peace Week 2011 has been the most attended Peace Camp to date. “There’s been a tremendous turn out, and that’s a positive thing. This has been the greatest week on campus,” Ryan said. “The conversations are really vital to our campus.” Compton Center intern senior Kelly Kish also expressed her surprise at the attendance this year. “There’s been a lot of students here and there has been a lot of talk around campus about the camp,” Kish said. The interns who work at the Compton Center helped to put on the event said it exceeded their expectations. “It’s been a productive week full of active, engaging conversation between faculty and students,” said senior intern Nic Flores, who is also the student body executive vice presidnt. “It has been a challenging week, and I’ve heard nothing but positive things. This year has been the best.” The increase in participation may be due to the requirement that freshman mentor groups attend at least one Peace Camp event. Sophomore mentor Frances Jones took her mentor group to the film showing of “Subsidize Me: Consequences of U.S. Farm Policy” on Tuesday night. Jones enjoyed the film and said the conversation that followed benefitted the entire campus. “It is a great way to educate the DePauw community on a variety of issues while also raising awareness,” Jones said.
Freshmen Nigel Bruce and Eric St. Bernard both participated in their mentor group activities, both attended the film and participated in the proceeding conversation. Bruce and St. Bernard both said they enjoyed the film and learned from the experience. “It was informative,” St. Bernard said. “I know my rights now.” Another Peace Camp event, “That’s So Gay,” a presentation explaining the various uses of the word ‘gay’ within contemporary society demonstrated to many students the deeper meanings of the word ‘gay.’ “People need to think before they speak and be aware,” said freshman Celia Kauth after attending “That’s So Gay.” “This talk was very informative in doing that.” “It’s important for students to get to experience this kind of experience,” said freshman Asha Boyd of the event. “A lot of students do not get to be in an environment like this to discuss these kinds of topics.” Peace Week provides various opportunities like “That’s So Gay” for more open dialogue, as senior Kelly Mehlhope explained. “This event is a great way for students to get to know each other in a relaxed and non-judgmental environment,” Mehlhope said. “It’s a good place for students to come together.” Sophomore Ronnie Kennedy agreed, stating that Peace Camp provides topics of conversation that students can relate to and engage in. “It’s a good idea to have students come together to talk about things that are relevant to us,” Kennedy said. Sophomore Janelle Lyons said Peace Camp provides topics that unite students and also brings greater understanding for others. “It brings us together as a community and allows us to respect people that are different from ourselves,” Lyons said. “I hope that students come out expanding their knowledge, becoming more aware, and take the initiative to do something they’re passionate about,” said sophomore Phua Xiong, a Compton Intern. There is a ‘stand off’ from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday, where students will refrain from sleeping, sitting or leaning for 24 hours on the corner of Hanna and Locust Streets to encour-
Peace Camp, a campsite outside of Roy O. West Library in which students and faculty come together and discuss issues of social justice, ends today. STEPHANIE AANENSON / THEDEPAUW
Film discusses Islam, homosexuality By CRYSTAL LEE email@example.com
A question-and-answer session with Parvez Sharma, director and producer of “A Jihad for Love,” ended a two-part event sponsored by the Muslim Student Association on Thursday afternoon. The event was co-sponsored by United DePauw, Feminista, Multicultural Student Services, the Center of Spiritual Life and the Compton Center. The documentary was shown in Watson Forum on Wednesday. Released in 2008, “A Jihad for Love” tells the stories of religious Muslims trying to reconcile Islamic faith with their sexuality as gay men and lesbian women. Homosexuality is condemned, according to many interpretations of the Koran. Sharma, who identifies as Muslim and gay, said during the discussion Thursday he previously thought there was a solution to homosexuality within Islam. Over the last two years, though, his views have changed. “Now I am convinced that perhaps, pessimistically so, that there is not a theological solution necessarily to the problem of homosexuality,” Sharma said.
Some students left the screening with a more optimistic outlook. “We can’t wait for Islam to all of a sudden change their minds about homosexuality [or] for [Catholicism] to also come out and have the pope say homosexuality is OK, but in creating this film I felt like there was a space crafted for individuals within any religion to feel they are both a part of their religion and also very comfortable and proud in their identity, their own sexual identity,” said senior Margarita Villa. The film attempts to find a way to make homosexuality acceptable in Islam, but the task is complicated. “Making this film became pretty complicated because I realized that Islam is not a problematic monolith, like we like to look at it in the West,” Sharma said. “There doesn’t seem to be one kind of Islam, there doesn’t seem to be one kind of Muslim and digging in all this fabric into the tapestry of this film [was perhaps] the most challenging.” These issues will most likely plague generations in the future, though. “I really believe that for your generation, some of your last and most challenging battles are going to be on the front lines of religion,” Sharma said. “I think you see that happening in this country already. If you look at the gay marriage debate, for example,
and I believe a lot of it has to do with the church and the condemnation that comes from there.” Students echoed Sharma’s final thoughts. “There have been a whole lot of events happening in 2011 in terms of the Muslim world and the gay world, so I think this is just another log on the fire,” Ford said. “It’s kind of helping the discussion that’s been kind of around campus.” The Muslim Student Association hopes to continue the discussion on campus. The organization plans to bring more diversity in thought, particularly centered around Islam. “We definitely want to inspire intellectual discourse on campus,” said senior Nefertiti Muhammad. “We’re trying to bring stories from diverse kinds of Muslims here. Next semester I’m going to bring people from the Nation of Islam, so I really hope to broaden people’s horizons to the different kinds of Muslims there are.” The event, as sophomore Nadiyah Ford said, filled Watson Forum. “We saw people sitting on the sides of the rows,” Ford said. “It was a great event, and I think it had a lot to do with us cosponsoring with Feminista, United DePauw and Multicultural Student Services.”
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On the cover: Fifth-year senior Case Nafziger sings “Follow Your Heart” as lead Bobby Strong in Urinetown. Above: The Urinetown cops with Barrel, played by junior Erik Erlandson, finish a number Wednesday night’s dress rehearsal of Urinetown. Top right: Junior Claire Wilkinson sings “Mr. Cladwell” as female lead Hope Cladwell. Middle right: Penelope Pennywise, played by sophomore Emily Ba hits a high note during “It’s a Privilege to Pee.” Bottom right: Urinetown’s Officer Lockstock, played by David Kunkel, performs a monologue in the opening scene. CHIP POTTER / THE DEPAUW
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Urinetown Musical talents provide a lesson in sustainability Even the dialogue between the characters is witty. The narrator moves the story along by breaking the ‘fourth wall’ of acting and interacting with the audience, foreshadowing quite With an opening night reception Thursday and talk-back with a bit along the way. The narrator is still involved in the story as cast and crew after Friday’s showing, the Tony Award-winning he interacts with other characters, one aspect that makes this musical Urinetown is unlike any other that has found its way to musical so unique. The music is catchy with very jazzy and high-spirited sounds, DePauw. Urinetown is the story of a fictional town where the use of in contrast to the plot of the musical itself. The two-hour show private toilets has been banned in an attempt to regulate water is filled with dancing, acting and singing reflective of the cast’s consumption. Citizens pay to use public amenities owned by hard work. All of this, of course, didn’t come together in just a few days’ Urine Good Company (UGC), a corrupt corporation run by Caldwell B. Cladwell. This causes friction between the citizens work. The process started last semester as auditions were held and the business people, which carries on through the musical. at the end of the year. Before the summer, all lead roles and a More specifically, this musical is most accurately described as production crew were established. Senior Samantha March, the a horrifying, dark comedy. The title itself is sure to garner some production stage manager, was asked to take the position while laughs as well as some confusion. It’s cleverly titled Urinetown off-campus doing an internship in New York City. She was asked to quickly recruit a production team as well. because urine is, “Everyone got indeed, a central their scores over topic. the summer and In the process stared rehearsing of choosing a “Because of the interest here at DePauw with the week before musical for the fall school started,” sustainability, the show is darkly funny. The music semester, many March said. “We’ve factors contributed is really good, but it’s got a deadly message about had rehearsals every to director Susan day for four hours Anthony’s ultimate using our resources wisely.” except on Friday decision to produce and Saturday.” Urinetown. They also held Included among — Susan Anthony, director of Urinetown auditions in the those was the size fall to help create of the pit (where the the large 31-person band plays) and having ensemble. Anthony encouraged this large number, wanting to give instrumentalists willing to play the specific music. The deal more people an opportunity to be involved with the musical. breaker, Anthony says, was the topic of the production. Lead actors Case Nafziger and Claire Wilkinson perform “Because of the interest here at DePauw with sustainability, the show is darkly funny,” Anthony said. “The music is really solos and duets throughout the musical, complemented by good, but it’s got a deadly message about using our resources interspersed ensemble numbers. In the second act alone, the cast group known as “the rebels” has three fast-paced, physicallywisely.” The message of the show seems to be just as compelling as tasking musical numbers. Urinetown runs all weekend, and appeals to musical theaterthe show itself. It is not the standard boy meets girl and they fall lovers and sustainability activists alike with equal doses of music, in love type of show. “[The musical] allows the audience to sit back and relax and humor and telling social commentary. let the performance wash over them,” Anthony said. “[Students can] look at the situation the play was depicting and keep their focus on that, rather than connecting emotionally.” The show seems to make fun of itself, letting the audience know that what they are watching is indeed a theatrical performance. This is heightened by the dingy and seemingly unfinished set with obvious signs showing the audience where each scene takes place. By JAZMINE HARPER-DAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
Prioritize DePauw 20/20 As we settled onto campus in August, we began to see the fruits of President Brian Casey’s DePauw 20/20 plan in new landscaped green spaces and an Emison Art Museum under construction. We can’t reiterate enough that DePauw 20/20 will be a positive and innovative change to campus. Many of these changes are even necessary. This plan has benefits for current students and for those prospective students making their college decisions. But paired with our excitement is equal concern that the large sums of donated funds improve resources on campus that directly affect students’ and faculty members’ daily DePauw experiences. While the renovation of the Lilly Center was originally included in the 20/20 plan, the revamp of the playing fields was only a recent addition. (See the full story on the cover page.) Yet the plan talked of DePauw becoming a top NCAA Div. III contender at the national level. Even though the plans now include athletic fields, the initial oversight of athletic necessities exposes our concern that tangible student needs must be acknowledged in the campaign before less tangible, aesthetic facelifts. Projects like a new dining hall will be an exciting change down the line, but how much will the student experience be negatively affected by a few more years standing in long lines, panini in tow? When the vast majority of the student body has the option of eating at its respective greek or individual housing unit, a new dining hall should be able to sit on the back burner a little longer. But what would happen if students returned to campus one August to a renovated Roy O. West Library? Maybe students would no longer dread spending long nights there. Granted, a library is a library, but not-quite-scholarly musty book smell, dim fluorescent lighting and a never-ending dismal grey color don’t inspire many happy thoughts. The library does everything but inspire intellectual greatness, the reason we’re all at DePauw. Don’t get us wrong — all the changes DePauw 20/20 will bring to our university will drastically improve life for students here. They’ll also provide a boost to DePauw’s image during prospective student tours. But let’s make sure we see the necessary changes first. They’ll propel us even faster to the goals of DePauw 20/20 and make the purely aesthetic changes even more impactful.
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Standing up for a cause At six o’clock in the evening on September 27, 2006, Brandon Delesline ’08 and I sat down after standing for 24 hours in solidarity for all of those who had to endure Hurricane Katrina and the lack of government assistance after. We sat down surrounded by a crowd of people made up of all ages, race, gender, greek, independent and campus administrators who had supported us throughout the 24 hour period — all together celebrating an grassroots event, each one of them representing what DePauw University is. The Standoff occurred during a time where the word diversity had become a buzz word around campus and saying it in a meeting or neglecting to recognize that it was needed almost seemed pretentious. Dialogues would occur about the need for the campus to redefine the word homogenous in the 21st century and yet no matter how long we talked or how much we promised we’d all do our parts to branch out there was never a full satisfactory result. That Saturday redefined what it meant to organize a campus event without Student Congress funding or a host of organizations co-sponsoring to create this idea of diver-
sity. Since then there has been unwavering tenacity from the community to “do” and “do some more.” Representation and acceptance have grown while apathy and singularity have decreased and as an alumni of an institution where I had aspirations of attending since I was a freshman at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago no one could ask for anything better. Today two brave souls will stand for twenty-four hours on the corner of Hanna and Locust for the Away Home Shelter. At the end of their 24 hours they will sit, surrounded by a community that has defied the saying that DePauw University is small bubble deaf to its surroundings. They will be surrounded by a community that has sought to make the real world a representation of DePauw. They will sit surrounded by a DePauw University that represents longevity and growing traditions. The Standoff continues to exist because of that. ––Landon Jones ‘09
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
PRINDLE INTERN TALKS ETHICS OF DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
Video game ethics have implications for all H
ow do video games promote ethical positions? Can they enhance our ethical sensibility by simulating moral problems? How does ethical decision making change in the game versus reality? The upcoming symposium, entitled “Ethical Inquiry Through Videogame Play and Design,” is a chance to get these questions answered. Running Oct. 10-12, the symposium probes for answers about the moral choices and consequences replicated during video game play. The symposium is not meant to exclusively target video game junkies or level-10 warlords. It’s a chance for anyone interested to come and discuss the ethics that are ingrained into the decisions made while playing video games. With critics often questioning violence and immoral influences in video games, this could be a chance for those in attendance to defend these claims, or find arguments against them. Discussions will be more specifically directed to explore the role of video games in education. Is it possible to replicate ethical dilemmas in business, law, medicine or other disciplines? How could this be used to prepare future generations for the work force? And how has this already been targeted towards us? Assuming most students currently at DePauw have grown up with a Nintendo, Xbox or some sort of computer game, we should all be actively inquiring into the underlying framework of the games
we’ve played. void. Those speakers include DePauw alumna and Since the only video game I ever owned was the former president of Activision, Kathy Vraebek and classic EA game, “The Sims,” I have to admit I was Edward Castronova, professor of telecommunicaskeptical when I first heard about the symposium. tions at Indiana University. I’ve never had an interest in video games, and I This symposium is a great opportunity didn’t see how this symposium is relevant to for DePauw students to interact with me. But it is. professionals in the video game indusWhen organizer and DePauw professor try, while discussing these pressing Harry Brown attended a Prindle intern meetethical concerns in Prindle’s humble ing last month, he explained how video games setting in the Nature Park. can be educational tools. He also posed such Whether you’ve put 10 questions as: when you are dealt with an thousand hours into World of ethical decision in a video game, does the Warcraft, or you can barely decision you make match the one you hit the ball in Wii tennis, the would make in real life? His passion for this video game ethics sympoevent was tangible, and will most definitely sium will put everyone on be reflected in the quality of the speakers an equal playing field. KATIEALDRICH and discussions occurring at the Prindle Although midterms Institute for Ethics next week. fill most people’s schedProfessor Brown hopes participants will, “gain an ules this time of year, “Ethical Inquiry Through Vidunderstanding of games as a form of art and pub- eogame Play and Design” is a convenient break that lic speech,” and evaluate ethically the way in which will be very much worth the time. these games, “compel players to make moral deci— Aldrich is a senior from Lexington, KY majoring in sions and reflect on the consequences.” Although the headlining speaker for the event, environmental geoscience. She is an intern at the Prindle Peter Molyneux, founder of Lionhead Studios, un- Institute for Ethics. expectedly cancelled this week, the other speakers firstname.lastname@example.org scheduled for the symposium will be able to fill his
What improvements should DePauw make next as part of President Brian Casey’s campus plan? “Career Services should help us out more, so my senior class doesn’t end up homeless.”
Andres Leal, senior “The Lilly Center. It’s too small, has old weights and bad air conditioning. It’s pretty abysmal.”
Jack Hopkins, senior
Looking for a knight in the castle of green I
n my last column, I wrote that DePauw is one of and I feel fairly confident most believe they would the best castles on earth. Now, I just have one rather go on a date every once in a while than meet question: where are the white knights? a boy at his fraternity or at a bar every single weekColleges across the country, including DePauw, end (or weekday) night. Dating provides an opporhave seen significant changes over the years in the tunity for that boy and that girl to get to know each dynamics of dating. In fact, schools have almost other outside of fraternity parties with all of his seen a reversal in dating culture. Dinner and brothers in the same room. a movie now (sometimes) come after you Dating is like two friends getting tohave already “gotten together.” This is why gether but better. On a date, you both your grandmother is confused why you agree the other one is cute, and there’s do not come home with a date. Sorry, a spark. You are not committing to marGrandma, this is no longer the 1950s. riage or even to taking each other to Welcome to the 2010s. formal, but you have the opporAsk any girl at DePauw, and she tunity to get to know each other will likely tell you that this is not a on a slightly more intimate level. dating campus. Few people are in Maybe, you can even hold hands long-term, serious relationships, along the way. Most importantly, and if they are, they are likely not dating is supposed to be fun! CATHERINENAPIER dating someone who is a student In this “faraway land” of here. Is it not in our “Tiger blood” Greencastle, where can you to date? Are we more interested in casual flings in- go on this perfect date? Greencastle may lack the stead of romance? What happened to the honest-to- drive-in movie theater, but there are plenty of dategoodness dating of our parents’ and grandparents’ worthy places. Almost Home (my personal favorite generation? — though the only boy who ever took me there did There are beautiful girls all over this campus, not go to DePauw), Treasures on the Square and
Marvin’s would all be cute places to take your special someone. Keep in mind, dating can be casual. You do not need big gestures or a night in Indianapolis to make it special. Go on a walk together to Dairy Castle, and maybe by the end, you’ll be eating (frozen yogurt) out of the palm of each other’s hands. Don’t consider this a personal ad. Consider it a call to the white knights of DePauw. You are out there, and ladies are looking for you. Everyone likes to have fun on the weekend and, of course, some people are not looking for relationships. Just remember that dating does not mean you are in a relationship. You may find dating is the best of both worlds. Women are not damsels in distress in this great castle of DePauw. You will not find me asleep like Sleeping Beauty waiting for a white knight and true love’s kiss. However, some of us might like the idea of 1950s dating and a white knight to come by on his horse every once and a while. — Napier is a senior economics major from Lake Forest, Ill. email@example.com
“I wish there was free food all the time, on every corner.”
Karen Tan, freshman “I would love it if students were more integrated. We have diversity on campus, but I feel as though many students don’t get to experience it.” Olivia Flores, sophomore
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WEEKEND SPORTS HOME GAME SCHEDULE Field hockey
Sunday | 1 p.m.
Saturday | noon
Against Trine University at the field west of Blackstock Stadium
Against Ohio Wesleyan University at Boswell Field
Saturday | 2:30 p.m.
Saturday | noon and 2 p.m.
Friday | 6 p.m.
Against St. Mary’s of the Woods College at the softball field (scrimmage).
Against Ohio Wesleyan University at Boswell Field
Against Kenyon College at Neal Fieldhouse
Saturday | 1 p.m.
Against Oberlin College at Neal Fieldhouse
NCAC loss to fourth in nation By MICHAEL APPELGATE firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tigers (14-6, 5-1 NCAC) lost their first ever NCAC game Tuesday at Wittenberg University. Ranked by the association of volleyball coaches of America as the No. 4 team in the nation, Wittenberg won in straight sets by scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-
18. The Tiger attack was led by junior hitter Katie Petrovich with 12 kills and senior setter Bri Holder with 23 assists. The Tigers next face Kenyon College (8-12, 3-4 NCAC), another NCAC opponent. The game begins tonight at 6 p.m. in the Neal Fieldhouse. DePauw defeated Kenyon 3-0 on Sept. 25.
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11 | Sports Fields | continued from page 1 The field hockey team currently plays on the football practice field, as it was displaced when McKeen Field’s grass became infected with a disease. The football team then relocated to the Blackstock Stadium field and now is finally settled at McKeen field as the grass has recovered. “I feel terribly about all the changes we’ve had to make,” Cotton said. “My bottom line is providing a quality experience to our student athletes. When we have to move teams around like that, we are not providing a quality experience that we should be.” While there are immediate needs for resolving the yearly struggle with maintaining the grass fields, the athletic department, in conjunction with Dick Vance, associate vice president for facilities, is in the process of creating a master plan for the athletic precinct. “I understand the frustration of student athletes,” Cotton said. “As a former soccer player, the things that were important to me were my locker room and the field I played on. Coaching and scheduling as well, but from a day-to-day basis, it’s the locker room and the field.” Cotton and Vance met with each varsity coach of both indoor and outdoor sports, to learn what their needs are and incorporate their vision for their own fields and facilities into the plan. Vance, who is in his first year at DePauw, worked as an architect for Eli Lilly and Company for 34 years before coming to the university. “We have a pretty robust collection of data which says from the coaches, ‘We need to improve,” Vance said. “Some of that comes from using our spaces every day.” One of the most glaring changes that Cotton and Vance hope to construct as soon as possible is the multi-purpose turf field and small scale stadium for field hockey and lacrosse. The potential construction would replace the current field hockey field, McKeen Field. It would be in use all year, with field hockey playing in the fall and lacrosse in the spring. But in making it happen, they want it done correctly.
Looking for direction
“There should be an excitement when you come up Hanna Street over the hill. You should be able to say, ‘It’s game day.’” — Dick Vance, associate vice president for facilities
This entails more than just replacing the grass field with turf, but changing the current direction of McKeen Field from its east-west coordination to a traditional north-south direction. To do this, the topography of the
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area south of the field must be rearranged. In addition to changing the direction of the field, Cotton and Vance would like to construct a smaller scale stadium. In order to begin to make some of those improvements, Vance says it could take as much as $5 million. “As we start to put together preliminary design and we start to put together preliminary estimates, this is going to be a fairly expensive proposition, and it’s going to take a major capital campaign,” Vance said. According to Vance, if DePauw had the money in hand to construct the multi-purpose stadium for lacrosse and field hockey, it would take six months to design, a couple months to get contractors to give pricing options and then anywhere from nine months to a year to build. But to even begin to set plans in motion, according to Vance, the university must have 75 percent of the cash in hand and the other 25 percent committed. Cotton’s next position as senior advisor to President Brian Casey on athletics will be to raise those funds and tell the story of DePauw athletics. “As I move into my new position, it’s something I’ll be talking to alumni about,” Cotton said. “I’ll be talking about, obviously Lilly Center needs, but don’t forget about what we have out there and think about what it looks like. I will talk about how to best connect our athletic areas to campus and make it look like a pedestrian way not just for fans, but for students.” With not only students in mind, but all DePauw sports fans, Vance and others have additional plans to improve the look of the entrance to the athletic precinct at the end of Hanna Street. “There should be an excitement when you come up Hanna Street over the hill,” Vance said. “You should be able to say, ‘It’s game day.’” As the renderings show, a new building on the south end of Blackstock Stadium would offer a more definite entrance for fans to the stadium. The structure would house concessions and other welcome rooms for fans. “It would be a building which sets the stage for everything which takes place,” Vance said. The fan experience is something Vance talks about quite a bit, comparing Depauw to big name schools like Purdue University and NCAA Div. III schools like Hope College. “There’s a physical response which is just missing today,” Vance said of DePauw’s facilities in comparison to Hope. “In some ways, Blackstock is old and tired, or it’s temporary, like the stands at the softball field. None at Hope is old and tired and temporary.”
Turning ‘potential’ into a plan
Vance and Cotton are going through an important step in the process of creating a master plan called benchmarking. They are looking at schools like Hope, and even Wabash College, and examining their newer facilities to make DePauw’s facilities similar or better. “We compare not just what they’ve done, but how they’ve done it,” Vance said. “Where they spent their money wisely and where they didn’t. We can get as much investment for our money as possible.” Vance pointed to Wabash as a reference of the costs it took to improve its facilities. For Wabash, a new turf field for football, a small-scale stadium and turf field for soccer and a new stadium and field for baseball cost $6.2 million. But Vance and Cotton can only create a plan once
A rendering of one possible plan for the athletic precinct, to be completed if necessary donations are secured. RENDERING COURTESY OF PAGE COTTON
Cotton begins his new role as senior advisor and focuses on telling the story of DePauw athletics to alumni. “We can talk to them about what they think needs to be done, but there may be someone who would prefer to give money to the Lilly Center,” Cotton said. “You talk to them about our needs, and in my position I will tell the story of DePauw athletics. If they are so moved, they can decide what is important to them.” Vance hopes Cotton is able to have success and generate enough excitement with potential donors to begin to improve DePauw’s athletic facilities. “Everyone’s vision is greater than that $5 million,” Vance said of the minimum amount needed to make the desired changes to McKeen field. “We need to have facilities comparable to Kenyon and Wabash. To put us on par with them is greater than $5 million. It’s remarkable how these institutions have invested in facilities and we have not.”
Not quite there
As Vance and Cotton made clear, a plan is not set in stone. They must continue to benchmark and then wait until the money comes in from donors. “What I told the coaches was that we are at least two years away from getting a multipurpose field,” Vance said. “For the incoming freshmen, there might be a chance they get to experience something new and different. For those folks who are sophomores, juniors and seniors, these are just ideas which are not funded and are not drawn, so we cannot get into an implication phase.” Although most students will have likely graduated by the time new facilities are constructed, they will have an opportunity to contribute to the process. “When we get in a position where we can get started, I want to engage them and ask them, ‘What did you miss?’” Vance said. “We want to make sure that when we do this, we do it right. That’s the only real thing we have to offer: A chance to be a subject matter expert.” In the meantime, Cotton and President Casey have already begun discussions with alumni about an athlet-
ics master plan. “The people Page (Cotton) has talked to and Dr. Casey has talked to, they get excited pretty quickly,” Vance said. “We have to follow that up with actually making that happen. I think with Page and his new role, we’re close to making that happen. I get excited about that.” As the process moves forward and Cotton begins to generate interest in his new role, a question will then fall to the board of trustees to decide where DePauw’s building priorities lie. According to Vance and Casey, there may be other alumni who believe that a new residence hall, a new library or a new dining hall is more important. “It will be up to the board of trustees to make that decision as to how we prioritize any gifts we receive,” Vance said. “Those are things out of my hands and Page’s hands.” According to Casey, he also doesn’t have a specific vision, but is imagining the possibilities if he and Cotton can generate the correct amount of funds. “The Lilly construction could be anything from little to big,” Casey said. “Kenyon spent $72 million on their athletic center.” This past summer, the grounds crew tried to come up with a new solution for combating its struggles with maintaining the grass fields during long, hot stretches by growing Bermuda grass on the practice football field. The grass, which has a higher tolerance to heat than bluegrass and rye grass, is a temporary solution to the overall vision of Vance and Cotton. “What’s pressing is the surface of the grass fields,” Cotton said. “We’ve had two really bad summers and they’re now starting to come back. Part of a bigger plan is improving the things out there, whether that is more locker space or a smaller scale stadium. There are a lot of directions it can go, we are working for an overall working plan.” In the meantime, these plans are just fields of dreams, dependent on the hope that there will be generous alumni.
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The DePauw | Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
Tigers come up short to No. 3 Wheaton
Â FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 Â First Â Friday Â at Â The Â Duck Â
Discounts Â on Â appetizers! Â Come Â out Â am Â mingle Â with Â your Â DePauw Â friends. Â Â The Â Fluttering Â Duck Â 4 Â p.m. Â -Ââ€? Â 6 Â p.m. Â Â Â
Campus Â Activities Â Â Promotion Â Event Â
CafĂŠ Â Allegro Â coupons Â will Â be Â given Â away Â prior Â to Â the Â start Â of Â Urinetown! Â GCPA Â Moore Â Theatre Â 7 Â p.m. Â Â
DePauw Â After Â Dark: Â Â Battle Â of Â the Â Nations Â
Trivia Â Night Â and Â Social Â filled Â with Â food Â and Â drink Â for Â teams Â to Â compete Â and Â mingle. Â Prizes Â include Â Wal-Ââ€?Mart Â gift Â cards! Â Hosted Â by Â Model Â UN Â The Â Den Â 9 Â p.m. Â -Ââ€? Â 11 Â p.m. Â Â
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 Â Shuttle Â to Â Bloomington: Â Kirkwood Â Avenue Â Sign Â up Â for Â FREE Â in Â U.B. Â 210 Â 12 Â p.m. Â -Ââ€? Â 5 Â p.m. Â Â
Campus Â Activities Â Â Promotion Â Event Â
Goalkeeper Caroline Kerr, a junior, takes a penalty kick during Depauwâ€™s 0-2 loss to Wheaton College Wednesday night. HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW By CONNOR HOLLENSTEINER firstname.lastname@example.org
The DePauw womenâ€™s soccer team came out hard Wednesday night against a Wheaton College (11-0-1) team ranked No. 3 in the nation, but couldnâ€™t produce the desired results, losing 0-2.Â After falling behind 27 minutes into the game, the Tigers fruitlessly maintained their aggression on offense throughout the second half.Â The team handled the ball well and found great opportunities in the offensive third but couldnâ€™t capitalize.Â â€œI thought we played really well. We came out with the energy and mentality we needed,â€? said head coach John Carter. â€œIt was just a disappointing finish. We had chances to score but couldnâ€™t put one in the back of the net.â€?Â
Leading goal-scorer for DePauw, senior Alex Ehr, was out of action Wednesday due to academic obligations. The team hopes to rebound Saturday against Ohio Wesleyan University (6-3-2, 1-0 NCAC). Ehr, who has six goals so far this season, will be back on the field for the weekend match. DePauw (4-7, 2-1 NCAC) has now dropped three games in a row. Ohio Wesleyan sits undefeated in the NCAC but has played only one conference game. â€œI hope we have the same mentality against Ohio Wesleyan as we did against Wheaton,â€? Carter said. â€œWe have to go into the game and have the mentality of we are the better team.â€?Â If the team can come out against Ohio Wesleyan in the same manner it did against Wheaton, the opportunities to score will be numerous. Though the results havenâ€™t shown it in the last few games,
the team feels positive about its performance.Â â€œWe are getting to the point where we should be, and if we can keep that up and stay consistent in our play, we will be where we need to be for the rest of the season,â€? Carter said. â€œWe canâ€™t control how another team comes out, but we can control our game. If we have the same commitment we had against Wheaton who was third in the country, we can see great success.â€?Â Carter says the team is getting better and learning from every moment of play. They have been tweaking some things and experimenting with new offensive formations in hopes of greater success in the offensive third of the field. Â The Tigersâ€™ contest with Ohio Wesleyan will take place on Boswell Field at noon with a live broadcast on WGRE 91.5.Â
Soccer Â team. Â Students Â can Â enter Â to Â
raffle Â at Â the Â start Â of Â the Â game. Â Â Winner Â will Â be Â announced Â at Â Â halftime! Â Boswell Â Field Â 12 Â p.m. Â Â
DePauw Â After Â Dark: Â Â Karaoke/Ice Â Cream Â Social Â Extravaganza Â
AAAS Â brings Â to Â you Â a Â fun Â night Â full Â of Â laughter Â and Â excitement! Â We Â are Â having Â our Â first Â Lil Â Sib/ Â Big Â Sib Â event Â of Â the Â year Â in Â the Â Jar Â located Â in Â the Â basement Â of Â Mason. Â We Â will Â have Â an Â assortment Â of Â goodies, Â fun Â music, Â and Â prizes Â for Â the Â best Â duo Â in Â our Â Karaoke Â contest. Â Hosted Â by Â AAAS Â The Â Mason Â Jar Â (Mason Â Hall Â basement) Â 9 Â p.m. Â 12 Â a.m. Â