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Position profile finalized in continued VPAA search

Campus wild on Halloweekend, but down from previous year



As the pursuit for DePauw’s new Vice President of Academic Affairs continues, the university’s search committee has finalized the position profile that will be used by the consulting firm Isaacson, Miller to find candidates. The firm is in charge of advertising the position in academic news sources and then circulating the lengthy position profile to potential prospects. The position profile includes a history on DePauw, the university’s future goals, and the job’s expectations. According to the profile, the VPAA reports directly to President Brian Casey and is the lead academic officer responsible for overseeing various academic programs, the faculty, the core curriculum, departmental majors, interdisciplinary programs and centers of inquiry, and several administrative offices that support academic life.

Students across the country celebrated Halloween by dressing up and going to parties all over campus, making this weekend one of the most notoriously rowdy times of the year. DePauw was no exception. Public Safety responded to 11 incidents on Saturday alone, according to the Public Safety Active Report. Five of these were alcohol


management plans for these ‘big’ nights and weekends. “We collaborate with student life, campus living and community development,” Nally said. “We’re trying to work with the greek life coordinators to prepare for risk management.”

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noise-loud music

suspicious person(s)

alcohol violation


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possession of marjuana

English professor Wayne Glausser, who is heading the committee, said he is confident that the firm understands the type of candidates the university is looking for and that they will get these prospects interested in working for DePauw. “What we are saying in the profile is that this is a unique opportunity for someone that is ambitious and who we think could be a really great leader,” Glausser said. “We’re not just asking for somebody to do a job for a few years. We’re asking for an original, dynamic

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dents and one possession of marijuana citation. While the numbers were still high, public safety was pleased to find students calling to help intoxicated friends. “We had several students calling for friends, which is really great,” Nally, said. “It’s not something to celebrate. [Nonetheless], I’m grateful that many students would much rather transport than take a chance.” Nally and Public Safety have risk

The following statistics were taken from DePauw University’s activity logs of 2011 and 2012 Halloween weekends.


2011 Halloween Activtiy Log

disorderly conduct

“We don’t want someone that only the faculty members pick because. … the issues aren’t the same amongst students.” – Arezoo Nazari, senior

related. For the weekend, three intoxicated students were sent to the hospital — one on Friday, and two on Saturday. Another student was tested for drugs, but the results have not come back yet, and there is no evidence that drugs were in the students system as of now, according to Angie Nally, director of Public Safety. But these numbers are an improvement from Saturday of last year’s Halloween weekend with 13 incidents, four alcohol-related inci-




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Ken Owen ’82, director of media relations at DePauw, was away from a television studio for 10 years before he moderated the third and final debate in the race for Indiana’s governor last Thursday. “I wasn’t nervous,” Owen said. “But there is a certain level of anxiety that happens when you revisit something that you haven’t done for awhile.” To regain some his confidence before the the cameras started rolling the debate between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Mike Pence and Libertarian – and former Survivor contestant – Rupert Boneham, Owen took advice from CNN correspondent Candy Crowley, who spoke on campus last month as part of this year’s Ubben Lecture series. “[Crowley] said, ‘you’re a pro,’ Owen. ‘Take a deep breath, do it, and you’re going to be fine,’” Owen said. When Crowley visited for her Ubben Lecture last month, just three weeks before she moderated a nationally-televised presidential debate, the two talked about their upcoming jobs. However, despite his slight anxiety, Owen is no stranger to television. Before he became a DePauw spokesman in 2001, Owen moderated an Indianapolis mayoral debate in 1999, and spent over 10 years in the television industry, first as a television news anchor in Fort Wayne and later in Ashville, N.C. Crowley reassured Owen of his abilities, reminding him of his experience in the media industry. In contrast to Candy Crowley, who


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was responsible for coming up with her own questions for the presidential debate, Owens solely presented questions submitted by voters to the three candidates. Christopher Wells, vice president for Communications and Strategic Initiatives said Owen was a suitable choice as moderator for this particular debate. “I think he’s appropriately nonpartisan — the debates are meant to inform,” Wells said. “People ought to come out of it with more information, it’s not that their dispositions ought to change.” The debate, which lasted an hour, covered issues like the Indiana budget, creating new jobs in state and the auto industry. Before the debate began, emotions were running high backstage. “The candidates have to be kept apart,” Owen said. “There’s definitely some tension between them. When you get them together it’s fine, but the protocol of getting them together makes them uncomfortable.” The debate became fairly heated when Gregg accused Pence, who is leading in the Indiana gubernatorial polls, of being a Tea Party extremist and a supporter of Indiana’s senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock. Mourdock, also a Republican, recently made a controversial statement that a pregnancy resulting from rape is “God’s will.” Gregg referred to voting for Pence as a vote for the “Pence/Mourdock ticket.” Pence countered that he disagreed with the comment that Mourdock made. Owen said Gregg was on the offensive that evening, making Pence

Ken Owen, director of media relations, poses for a picture with Ubben lecturer Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent. Crowley gave advice to Owen, as they both prepared for moderating politcal debates. ISABELLE CHAPMAN / THE DEPAUW uncomfortable, and Pence was becoming “agitated when Gregg spoke.” Despite Owen’s mild nervousness about the debate, he said he received a lot of positive feedback. Jonathan Coffin, assistant to President Brian Casey and director of strategic communications, said Owen’s participation in state politics is something that the university can be proud of. “It’s very neat for DePauw, and definitely a testament to Ken,” Coffin said. Owen said that he was also flood-

ed with emails and messages on Facebook. Even with a successful debate behind him, Owen says that he will not be returning to television anytime soon, even after hearing positive feedback from Indianapolis news anchor John Stehr. “[He] sent me a message and asked, ‘why aren’t you on TV anymore?’” Owen said, “I love my job at DePauw, but it still meant a lot to me to hear someone say, ‘hey, you can still do it.’”

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DSG Senate discusses new Football coach search takes first steps course registration system, sustainability in greek houses By ELI CANGANY


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“It is something important as a form of transparency. We know we are going to have a number of internal candidates, and we want folks to know it was done fairly,” Baker-Watson said. Another value according to BakerWatson is the company’s experience in the field and the circle of applicants known by the counselors. The position that is being filled has very specific requirements. “I tell people the big picture of what we are looking for is someone that reveres the DePauw program,” BakerWatson said. “No one is bigger than

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DePauw. [We need] someone who values the liberal arts. Someone with experience, [who has] had success on the field. We need someone to engage with the community. They need to be able to manage people. They need to be able to manage a budget.” As a player, Kirtley is looking for certain qualities in a coach. “I want a new head coach that is a player’s coach,” Kirtley said. “I want to have a relationship with someone you can go to outside of football. A lot of times having a relationship beyond football makes you want to play for them. I have that relationship now with some coaches.” The search process is just starting. The first checkpoint will be at Thanksgiving and based on what is found, the pace of the search will be determined then. Baker-Watson’s goal is to have a coach named before Winter Term so recruiting can proceed as normally as possible. Once the season is over, Kirtley hopes to have an active role in finding a new coach. “I want to be personally involved,” Kirtley said. “Especially for those underclassmen, it is important to have a good relationship with a coach. I want to get to know the candidates and be informed about who [the administration is] bringing in.” The main focus on the search comes down to one major factor for Baker-Watson. “DePauw students don’t come here to be exceptional in some areas and mediocre in others,” Baker-Watson said. “They come here to be exceptional in all areas. We need a coach that can teach them to be exceptional.”

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“Our counselor thinks there will be a tremendous number of prospects. He said the pool for candidates will be outstanding”


The first draft of a potential new course registration system was introduced to DePauw Student Government at the senators’ meeting Sunday. The proposed registration system would divide picking classes into three parts, focusing on the preparation of a student’s chosen classes, a priority registration period where a select number of classes are highlighted by the student and a general open-registration period where priority criteria is not applied. These ideas are not the final design of the system, but only a draft to introduce possible changes and begin student and faculty discussion. Students will have their first chance to learn more about the proposed system from its designer, DePauw Registrar Ken Kirkpatrick, at a public discussion today at 11:30 a.m. in Olin Auditorium 123. The meeting also announced a new sustainability committee initiative to promote recycling efforts within greek houses on campus. The sustainability committee, in collaboration with Anthony Barrata from DePauw’s Office of Sustainability, will meet with representatives from houses on campus to talk about possible options for recycling within houses and create a system of general practices from greek organizations. The committee is also in the process of developing a white paper on student expectations in regards

to future renovations of buildings on campus. The focus of the paper will be what environmentally-safe measures should be made to ensure buildings are becoming more environmentally friendly. Students looking forward to taking on-campus Winter Term courses, which are now featured on the university’s schedule of classes, may be interested in a new MCAT preparation course, introduced and finalized by senate’s pre-professional Graduate School Test Prep Committee. The committee collaborated with Raj Bellani, dean of experiential learning, to create the course which will focus on topics covered on the standardized exam. The course will also feature dinners and guest lecturers by current medical school admission officers. The committee also announced a Kaplan MCAT course from January through March at a discounted price of $1,600 from the usual $2,100. Kaplan is still looking for possible instructors and will present more information about how to enroll in the course when someone is chosen. The pre-professional graduate school committee will focus on bringing in GRE and LSAT prep courses as their next initiative. And with the beginning of intramural sports this fall semester, senior Vice President Mark Fadel has announced a new board of students that will work with current organizer of intramurals, Gina Wills, field hockey head coach. Fadel said anyone interested in being a part of the board should send emails to




The job posting for DePauw’s head football coach appeared on Alden & Associates’ website yesterday, following the search counselor‘s visit to campus on Friday. The three-page post explaining both the position and DePauw to those interested went out to a number of forums, including the American Football Coaches Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators and Black Coaches & Administrators. The public can view the summary on the Alden & Associates website under current searches at The lead counselor on the DePauw head football coach search, Philip Goldstein, came to visit campus. During his visit he met with alumni, the search committee, head coaches and student life representatives. He also attended an open forum. According to junior wide receiver Jackson Kirtley, the team was not notified of the visit to campus. “I would say we are getting as much [information] as any one else,” Kirtley said. “We aren’t getting anything more than the faculty and staff. I guess it’s because with two weeks left in the season, it’s not the focus. For some people, it could be a distraction.” Goldstein had a short meeting with President Brian Casey. Casey’s main goal for the conversation with Goldstein focused on the student athletes at DePauw. “I have to make sure we bring in a coach who understands the student experience we have here; these are students first,” Casey said. “I mean sure, who doesn’t want a winning schedule, but you also need to under-

stand what we are recruiting into a very specific context, the Div. III studentathlete context.” Athletic Director Stevie Baker-Watson found the visit to be helpful for the search. It was a chance for Goldstein to get to know the campus and discover what DePauw needs. “[The visit went] well,” Baker-Watson said. “Our counselor thinks there will be a tremendous number of prospects. He said the pool for candidates will be outstanding.” The search company is charging 30 percent of what the new head coach’s salary would be, and this fee is paid by the administrative fund. Baker-Watson said this is a common charge for services like this and finds the value of the service to be worth the price.

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Halloween | continued from page 1 GLC, in turn, offers suggestions to fraternities about preparing for incidents in effective ways. A specific incident of note occurred at Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, when an intoxicated guest at the house punched a member of the fraternity. Phi Psi, along with a handful of other fraternities, hosts a Halloween party every year. “I was the first risk manager to take action,” Phi Psi President Paul Mpistolarides said. “Security physically removed him.” The offender wasn’t harmed, and no charges are being pressed against him. However, the incident is still under investigation by Public Safety, according to Nally. Fraternities take measures to reduce and stay on top of these incidents for big weekends like Halloween, Monon and Little 5. The GLC office helped the fraternities with extra risk management by providing free food and drink for partygoers, including pizza and 20 cases of bottled water. Phi Psi took advantage of this service this past Friday. “People slow down when they get something in their stomach,” Mpistolarides said. A free pretzel truck was circulating campus Saturday night sponsored by Campus Activities. Phi Psi took big measures by hiring outside security for their parties. Other preventative measures, of course, included hiring more party security and placing them at the front door. “Only visitors with a DePauw ID were allowed in, and we were letting three or five people in at a time,” Mpistolarides said. “We had to have risk managers on top. Either myself or Vice President Tyler Notch was at the front door at all times.” In addition, 36 people were on rotation for “door duty.” Meanwhile, campus safety and security staff are already looking ahead to some potentially rowdy nights, including Halloween on Wednesday. “I know there will be students on Halloween. We’ll have staff on Wednesday,” Nally said. “If [fraternities have parties], it will be in smaller numbers, more manageable for them.”


Members of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity camp out on East College lawn Monday night as part of OcTAUbeard, a philanthropy that raises canned goods to donate to a local homeless shelter. Participants hope to also raise awareness about upcoming Hunger Awareness week, which runs from Nov. 11 to 18. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW

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person who has the energy necessary for this time in our history.” The main search consultant at Isaacson, Miller will consistently report back to Glausser and President Casey on the progress. Glausser is not sure how many initial candidates the firm will find, but he expects the committee will narrow the search down to eight to 10 candidates for the interview process at the beginning of next semester. The candidates will be further narrowed before making visits to campus that spring. “One thing we really stress in the profile is that DePauw is at a particularly interesting time in its history,” Glausser said. “[Dr. Casey] has a plan for where we should be in 2020 and some of that plan involves enrichment of all aspects of the university’s intellectual life.”

The VPAA would be heavily involved in strengthening faculty development and academic programs as well joining efforts with the Dean of the School of Music Mark McCoy in further connecting the School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts. Since the VPAA works as an advocate for both the faculty and the students, the committee has appointed senior Arezoo Nazari as representative of the student body to act

“One thing we really stress in the profile is that DePauw is at a particularly interesting time in its history.” — Wayne Glausser, head of the VPAA search committee

in the selection process. Nazari understands how important it is that the new VPAA interacts well with students and should be someone who is willing work towards solutions concerning academic life. “To be able to know what the issues are or what students want is really important,” Nazari said. “We don’t want someone that only the faculty members pick because. ... the issues aren’t the same,” Nazari said. DePauw’s current VPAA Dr. David Harvey has served as the interim vice president since the 2009-’10 academic year after then vice president, Dr. Neal Abraham, left to take a position as Executive Director of the Five Colleges Consortium in Amherst, Mass. Glausser expects that the committee will begin the airport interview process in early February and hold campus visits in the spring. The university aims to have a newly appointed VPAA by this summer in time for the 2013-2014 school year.

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October 26 • Noise – loud music • Forwarded to IFC | Time: 12:48 a.m. | Place: Beta Theta Pi fraternity • Animal control • Owner and animal located/animal secured, verbal warning issued | Time: 8:54 a.m. | Place: 500 Black Jackson Street • Theft of community bike • Pending | Time: 10:08 a.m. | Place: Inn at DePauw • Suspicious vehicle • Subjects located/verbal warning issed | Time: 11:39 p.m. | Place: Blackstock Lot

October 27 • Medical/minor in consumption/public intoxication/ resisting law enforcement • Arrested: Christian J. Bowers (non-student) Arrested: Daniel Marchetti (nonstudent) | Time: 12:27 a.m. | Place: Bishop Roberts Hall • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/ forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 12:58 a.m. | Place: Longden DePauwCappella performs in front of Greencastle community members and fellow students as part of ArtAttack, an annual ArtsFest event geared towards children, in the great hall of the GCPA on Sunday afternoon. MARGARET DISTLER / THE DEPAUW



• Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/ forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:24 a.m. | Place: Longden • Alcohol violation • Transported to Putnam County Hospital/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:27 a.m. | Place: College Street Hall • Alcohol violation • Transported to Putnam County Hospital/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 11:11 p.m. | Place: Alpha Chi Omega sorority

October 28 • Alcohol violation • Transported to Putnam County Hospital/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 12:18 a.m. | Place: Bishop Roberts Hall

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• Suspicious activity • Subjects located/verbal warning issued | Time: 1:40 a.m. | Place: Senior Hall lot • Suspicious person/theft • Under investigation | Time: 2:37 a.m. | Place: 100 Black S. Indiana Street • Mischief • Forwarded to Campus Living | Time: 8:17 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall

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The Edifice in Flames: Indiana Asbury’s First Building Burns to the Ground



nce during a chilly February afternoon in 1879 in Greencastle, students frantically ran in to a burning building rather than out of it. The only types of people that I believe would run into a burning building would be crazy cat ladies, desperately seeking to save their furry little friends. But this happened at our university many years ago as students frantically tried to save a historic campus monument. The burning building was called the Edifice, and it was the very first structure on DePauw’s campus, which was at the time still called Indiana Asbury University. The estimated $20,000 construction of the Edifice had been completed in 1842, five years after the university’s cornerstone FREESTONE was laid on

June 20, 1837. The laying of the cornerstone marked a momentous occasion for the new university. It was celebrated accordingly with a grand ceremony with several speakers, including Calvin Fletcher and Reverend Henry B. Bascom. The cornerstone held within it a small Bible and two freshly-minted coins for good luck. The Edifice was located where Roy O. West Library stands today, but rather than facing east as the library does, the Edifice faced north. The Edifice was considered to be a relatively high-quality building for its time, and had more than enough space to meet the needs of the university. The three-story building consisted of various classrooms, a chapel and rooms for the popular literacy societies of the time to meet in. The most notable feature of its structure was its bell tower. In 1852, a clock with faces in all four directions was installed as an addition to this tower. Sadly, the bell, tower, and clock, along with the majority of the building, were all destroyed in the fire of 1879. The fire was the third in a string of devastating Green-

castle fires. Although the fire started in the middle of the day, it took the fire department a half hour to arrive to the flaming building. Gathering horses for their carriages took a little bit longer than the present-day method of jumping into a speedy fire engine. To add salt to the wound, the closest water container quickly ran out. The Edifice burned for four hours until the flames were fully extinguished. While the aftermath was sorrow and devastation across the entire campus, but the most frenzied scenes took place at the start of the fire, as students ran in to the burning building. Perhaps they were so committed to their education that they could not bear the thought of losing their precious books. Captain Wheeler, who was the head of the student cadets at the time, instructed students to enter the building and prioritize their efforts on rescuing the armory and explosives stored there. Those were the first items retrieved from the burning Edifice. A few books were retrieved later, but the guns and explosives came first, even before the students’ safety.

One student attempted to rescue a large-scale portrait of Bishop Roberts, but when he found it to be too heavy, he decided to cut the head off and only take that portion. This part of the portrait currently resides in a hallway outside of Meharry Hall. Once the chaos of the day had settled, the Edifice had disintegrated. The cause of the fire was never fully understood, but it was assumed to be a result of a mishap with one of the ovens used to heat the rooms, since there was no electricity in 1879. Trustees and administrators didn’t hesitate to replace the Edifice, and by October, what would then be called West College stood in its place – this time facing east. West College served its function for several years as the campus’s main building, but lacked the adoration that students and faculty had of the once stunning Edifice. – Freestone is a junior from Brownsburg, Ind., majoring in biology and art history.

Catching up: studying pre-dentistry at DePauw By DANIEL CHEN

DePauw’s pre-dentistry club was initially fashioned as a resource for students interested in pursing a dental career, but found it difficult to do so at a liberal arts college. The pre-dentistry club was founded by president Trent Kirkwood, a senior. “[It acts as a] liaison from DePauw to dental school,” Kirkwood said. Kirkwood felt that he lacked the necessary information to apply to pre-dental school when he was a freshman. By the time he had learned the requirements for acceptance into pre-dental school, he had felt that he was behind and wished he had received more guidance early on. Kirkwood, whose father is a dentist, learned from experience of working in his father’s office. “I’ve shadowed every specialty there is,” Kirkwood said. The pre-dentistry club acts as a center for information concerning a dental career.

Kirkwood felt that DePauw students are not well informed about post graduate advising, so he took the leadership on organizing the group. He said that he educated its members about pre-dentistry. He did so with student-to-student advising, and exposing freshmen to the pre-dental world and biology. He also led a trip to Indiana University’s Science Fair in order to promote more education for them. The ultimate goal of the club is simple: getting into pre-dental school. This does not necessarily mean it is a place for students to study together, but they often do because the pre-requisites demand similar classes. Among the classes are physics, biology, anatomy, organic and inorganic chemistry, calculus and psychology. Those are just the basic requirements to get into dental school. Pre-dentistry students must take the Dental Admission Test, or the DAT, at the beginning of junior year. They must also complete interviews with pre-dental programs. Kirkwood chose to study pre-dentistry since he enjoyed interacting with his patients. “There are always difficulties and challenges,

which makes it interesting,” he said. “I’m never bored.” Some members of the pre-dentistry club have also enjoyed their experiences with their dentists. At least two pre-dentistry students have had extensive dental work done themselves. Julia Abarr, a senior, said that she had braces for three years, along with a headgear that she only wore at home. She chose pre-dentistry because she really enjoyed science, but she didn’t know that she wanted to be a dentist until her sophomore year. “I hope the club will become more recognized,” Abarr said. “It’s a resource for applying to dental school.” Libby Harmon, a senior, said that she braces twice because of missing teeth. One of her treatment schedules occurred during her freshman year at DePauw. She said that she felt that everyone called her “braces girl.” Even so, she had a friendly dentist. “He made me feel safe,” Harmon said. She said that she is planning to attend dental school, but it will be delayed. Since there are

several classes required for a dental career, it was difficult for her to take them all during her four years here. Harmon plans on taking classes in the summer following her graduation in 2013 in order to fulfill all of the necessary classes. “I didn’t even know we had a pre-dentistry club,” she said. “I’m excited to learn more about it.” Advised by biology professor Lynn Bedard, who is currently on sabbatical, Kirkwood does feel that the club could be more effective and feels partial blame for that. So far, the club has been utilizing email as a method of communication, but he hopes to schedule a meeting after fall break. From then on, they plan to meet at least once a month. He believes there is potential from the group and certainly a high demand. Because he is a senior, Kirkwood plans on passing down the role of president with a club election sometime in the spring. He would like the club to become more effective in helping fellow students progress to pre-dentistry schools.

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The brisk fall weather may not be the only explanation for the sudden chills that appear late at night. For decades, Putnam County residents and DePauw students alike have connected their shivers to the various ghost stories associated with certain places in the area. As the Halloween festivities draw to a close, those wanting a good scare do not have to travel as far as they may think. While Wes Wilson, coordinator of DePauw archives and special collections, said he likes well-documented stories that come about from facts, he is quick to provide students with resources if they are interested in learning more. Every year, he is approached by individuals curious about the library’s copy of James Macpherson’s The Poems of Ossian, the Son of Fingal, which is said to be haunted. “The story makes it kind of fun and interesting and brings people into the special collections every year,” Wilson said. “But, the importance to us is that it’s part of a larger collection.” While Wilson is interested in the historical nature of ghost stories, senior Austin Bonta enjoys the entertainment value of the urban legends. This fall marks Bonta’s second year leading the DePauw Haunted Tour, where he shares the myths of the community’s haunted past with those who join the tour. Bonta said that urban legends help individuals attach meaning or deeper memories to places they know and care about. “Every college has ghost stories or some sort of haunting type tale that may or may be true but students pass it down,” Bonta said. “I think it’s important because it matters to students to make their place feel special.” Bonta will be leading the second part of his DePauw Haunted Tour tonight at 8 p.m. The tour, which is open to the public, will start at the steps of the U.B. Building.

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Locked away on the second floor of DePauw’s Arch and Special collections area resides The Poems of Ossian, Son of Fingal, part of the collection of books donated to university by former Indiana Governor James Whitco after his death in 1852. According to legend, a boy so engaged in the book he snuck the book from th stricted section of the library and took it home to ish it. After a long night of reading, the boy tur off his lights to go sleep. The boy, sensing tha was not alone, woke up to the ghost of W comb. When Whitcomb’s ghost demanded whereabouts of the book, the boy panic promising to never take a restricted b out of the library again and returned book the following morning. Much later, a group from Hoo State Paranormal decided to vestigate the archives collec and set up special equipmen search for the ghost of Go nor Whitcomb and his pres near the book. The group se their equipment after the lib closed, turned off the lights and w in a few minutes witnessed a flash of slide down from the computer screen at the of the table where the book sat. Investigators discu the recorded audio of the ghost responding “I’m de when asked the whereabouts of Governor Whitcomb.

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Edna Collins Bridge

ns Bridge, known as one of the famous bridges in Putnam County, ne of the most haunted places in Indiana. According to myth, the ns began to haunt the bridge after she drowned there in the early built by her father, James Collins, was christened after the marriage and Sarah’s fourth child Edna. Edna would request permission for her parents to take her dog ittle Walnut Creek that ran behind the bridge. The Collins would r and dog off at the creek in Greencastle and would indicate their king their car horn. One day, when her parents came to pick her eir horn, Edna did not respond. Despite multiple honks, Edna did rents, scared, left the car to look for her only to find her dog near then led the Collins to where Edna’s body was in the creek. tors have said to witness seeing the ghost of the young girl behind dog, waiting for her parents’ return.


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Sellers Cave From the 1800s to the 1950s, DePauw students would stroll through the woods with their significant others and sneak romantic moments in the secluded Sellers Cave. Today, the cave is now closed off and condemned as one of the haunted landmarks in Greencastle. According to myth, the tunnels ran underneath most of DePauw’s campus and another cave near Boone Hutcheson Cemetery. When slaves jumped off the New Albany train near the forest, they snuck into these tunnels that ran through the town of Greencastle and DePauw’s campus. It is said that some of these exits and entrances to the tunnels may lie under East College, Old West College, which is now Roy O. West library, and near the Pi Beta Phi sorority house. Due to illness and starvation, many slaves did not reach their destinations. Some reports describe bodies falling out of caskets and into the cave. A ghost police officer has also been said to guard the inside of the cemetery.

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THE DEPAUW | Editorial Board Ellen Kobe | Editor-in-Chief Chase Hall | Managing Editor Lizzie Hineman | Managing Editor Brianna Scharfenberg | Chief Copy Editor Anastasia Way | Chief Copy Editor

Staff turnover unbalances old and new In the past four and a half years, President Casey has built a foundation of goals for the rest of his years to come. However, the university is lacking stability in some other key leadership positions. This semester, we have lost several prominent faces from the DePauw staff including former Vice President of Advancement Marcia Latta, Associate Director of Admissions Keith Stanford and football head coach Robby Long. In addition, we’re still in the process of recruiting a vice president of Academic Affairs. Advancement, Admissions and the football team are foundational pillars at DePauw, ensuring that our school retains its prominence in education and campus life. Liberal arts applicant numbers are down, and unfortunately, we just said farewell to an incredibly successful and beloved recruitment officer in Stanford . Our capitol campaign is in its growing ‘quiet phase,’ and the Monon Bell Classic game ­— which is sure to spark questions about the status of our football team from alumni ­— is around the corner. But we have interim leaders for positions that oversee such important events to this institution. We haven’t hired a vice president of Academic Affairs in three years. In the absence of a replacement, David Harvey has been acting as VP since July 1, 2009, and has been doing a fine job, but he deserves to return to the position he was originally hired for. As we said earlier, we’re looking forward to the future, but without a strong experienced staff the future looks a little more wobbly than we wish it would. To create stability, DePauw veteran staff members, who have watched the school progress and are chalk-full of experience, should be higher in number than they are currently. How are improvements supposed to be made if we can’t remember the circumstances that caused failures or successes in the past? We hope that as the administration seeks out candidates to fill positions they will search for people that will are prepared to stay for the long haul. The vital positions lost this year are not transitory or positions where people should come and go without noticeable consequences. What is essential in the hiring process is selecting employees that have the dedication necessary to remain at DePauw for years to come, to ensure a stable and promising future for our generation and the next. To ensure this goal, we hope that the administration looks to the most dedicated faculty and staff to determine who is best suited for the job. The creation of the VPAA search committee is already a step in the right direction. But we also hope they don’t forget to get input from multiple students, such as the football players that want to leave DePauw with a better program than what they came in to. Students will be incredibly invested in the university’s happenings for years after graduation. email us at

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By foot, by wheel, by Razor or by board? ALEX WEILHAMMER


ePauw’s campus hosts four distinct cliques of transportation. Understandably so, the walkers comprise the traveling majority. Bicycles, a popular choice among college students, still remain respectable. This year, however, there has been a disruption in the status quo: Razor scooters and skateboards are gaining popularity, and they are gaining fast. Biking has always been the fastest mode of campus travel, and it still is today; neither skateboards nor Razors can compete with the speed of a bicycle. Comfortable, speedy and simple, the sure-fire bicycle can hardly lead someone astray. The biggest hang-up with bikes is the lock-up process; dramatically slowing down the overall speed, locking a bike simply can be a hassle. Thus is the trade-off of riding and protecting the bicycle. Razors and skateboards can boast of their own perks. Razors, the up-and-coming rookie to the DePauw’s traveling scene are not new, but have only recently established noticeable standing throughout campus. No one really understands why the Razors have made such a sudden comeback, but most everyone can agree with their practicality. Offering stability and moderate speed, the Razors provide their riders with a unique transportation method. The walking passerby cannot help but to admire the Razor in a nostalgic stupor, cursing their inferior transportation. Okay, maybe that is a little dramatic, but the point remains the same. Skateboards, the west-coast tablet of ollies and kickflips,

have also earned a strong reputation on campus. Here is where my bias comes in: being a skateboarder myself, I cannot help but to favor the grandeur of the skateboard. Each skateboard’s deck tells a story; artists create fantastic and eclectic designs to add personality to the skateboard. In my eyes, decks undoubtedly beat out Razors in the style category. Beyond this, skateboards can boast a smooth ride. Versatile and personable, skateboards come in all shapes, sizes and functions. Whether you want a longboard, a shortboard, two-tails or a penny, skate shops across the United States, and across the Internet, have a comfortable option for you. I offer you a nutshell of definitions: longboards are used primarily for riding and are not ideal for tricks. Shortboards incorporate the smooth wheels of longboards, but are shorter for simpler maneuvering. A board with two tails (slight slants on the edges of the board) is used primarily for street and vert skating to perform difficult and impressive tricks. A penny board is made out of thick, pliable plastic, yet they are the smallest of all skateboards. Pennies are great for casual travel with smooth wheels. I favor the skateboard for these reasons, but you certainly do not have to share my feelings. If you like the Razor, please continue riding one of the most iconic staples of our generation’s youth. But in all seriousness, just weigh out the options and factor in your preferences and personality. Do you like the thrill of speed? Do you enjoy the casual stroll throughout campus? Do you live on the Razor’s edge of remembered youth? Or do you want to shred, carving your initials in the pavements of time? The choice is yours. – Weilhammer is a freshman from Indianapolis, Ind., majoring in English writing.


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Bigotry and contradiction in Boy Scouts decision


n 1997, I was 6 years old. I raced my first pinewood derby car as a Tiger Cub. It came in last on almost every race, but I had a blast. My two best friends, Eric and Tim, and I agreed we would all become Eagle Scouts one day. In 2007, that became true for all three of us. Last summer, the Boy Scouts held a meeting to discuss their anti-gay policy. After apparently two years of deliberation in a vaguely defined “panel,” they reaffirmed their policy. The Boy Scouts would not allow gay scouts and scoutmasters. This infuriated me. And this is before the so-called “perversion files” were ordered released by the Oregon Supreme Court earlier this month. Growing up in our troop in Kansas City, none of us knew about the Supreme Court’s original decision in 2000. A decision that said the Scouts had the right to oust gay Scouts because they were a private organization. Some of our friends in the troop might have been gay, but no one cared. If anyone made us uncomfortable it was the (straight) Scout leader in our troop who had been thrown out for making strange sexual remarks. As 12-year-olds, we understood there was a difference between a gay person and a straight, perverted Scout leader. In the year 2012, the Boy Scouts leaders in Texas have yet to understand the difference. But the stance of “no gays” goes far beyond the old misconception that homosexuality is tied to pedophilia. Yes, the Boy Scouts are a religious organization. And yes, as a private organization they have every right to do this. But just because something is lawful doesn’t mean it is right. Having been a Scout, then a leader at camp, I

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know exactly how bullying and bigotry perpetuate amongst young Scouts. Boys are cruel to each other, and they’re also quick to take the example of a leader. If the organization their parents take them to, the organization that teaches them to be loyal, friendly, kind and courteous, says that gay boys their age are not equal – they will believe it. I will use the Scout Oath to make my point. On my honor, I will do my best… to explain the hypocrisy of the Boy Scouts in their reinstated ban. To do my duty to God and my country… I will continue to advocate for equality in scouting, because it’s what God would want and what my country needs. And to obey the Scout Law… Read those other online articles and see how each individual Scout law pertains to allowing gay people in Scouts. To help other people at all times… We should protect those gay Scouts who have become Eagle, those who are trying to, and those who may not even be able to join the Boy Scouts. To keep myself physically strong… I might hit someone who says that “no gays in Scouts keeps the kids safe.” mentally awake… I refuse to let bigots dictate what I believe is right. and morally straight… Make all the jokes you want. A gay person who simply wants to improve himself through Scouting is far more morally straight than a straight person who discriminates. One might make the argument that Scouts also discriminate through their requirement that a Scout is reverent. They would say that heterosexu-

ality is merely a requirement – nothing else. First, I would point to Ryan Anderson, a gay Scout who was recently denied his petition to the Boy Scouts to change their policy. He had 400,000 signatures, and they turned him away. When questioned, he answered (though this shouldn’t be necessary) it was not his decision to be gay, and that he was a religious person. Even if he weren’t religious that would not matter if he were straight. A large number of boys in Scouts hold no religious views. This is overlooked, because the Scouts don’t enforce it. But somehow, being gay is scrutinized and given as a reason for dismissal. And only when a Scout is gay is his religion taken into account. That is discrimination and hidden intolerance at its worst. By August, I was ready to return my Eagle Scout patch, merit badge sash, official membership card and anything else pertaining to Scouts. I couldn’t do it. Boy Scouts and the people involved are like family to me. It would be wrong for me to deny everything Boy Scouts has given me. However, it’s sad that a straight 21-year-old is more comfortable with his and others’ sexuality than a bunch of “wise” old men. I hope the Boy Scouts strongly reconsider what they’ve done, because I’ve never been so ashamed of my Scout Family. — Jorgenson is a senior from Shawnee, Kan., majoring in English writing and film studies.


hanks to the unfortunate schedule of the year, Halloween has ended before it has even started. The technical calendar lists this unorthodox holiday on Wednesday, middle of the week. DePauw students, acknowledging our own self-capacity for weaseling anything for our own benefit, moved it to the weekend prior. Well played. But take a gander at where that places us. What will make this Wednesday different from those previous? We will take our same, monotonous strolls to class, going through the motions with the aid of our watered-down, dark roast coffee. In order to elude the routines that sometimes plague our everyday life, we need to celebrate this holiday just as we did this weekend.

I don’t exactly mean how most students celebrated this past weekend, by consuming celebratory alcohol. There is one thing that students can still rest their hats upon ­— commitment to costumes. Some people may immediately disregard this notion, and fair enough to them. There are cons, and I wont shy away from them. Yes, it’s not comfortable to sit in your hour and a half political science lecture dressed up as a bottle of ketchup while your professor puzzlingly debates any standard they held to you before. Yes, the eternally sweet, genuine ladies at the Hub may shoot you a judgmental glance at your fake mustache, red overalls and your ‘M’ lettered cap as she swipes your card. We’re approaching the end of the Mayan calendar — why not walk across East College lawn dressed as Batman? There is an upside (and it isn’t a four letter abbreviation by Drake). The reason that should convince you to throw on those glittery fairy wings that you found on sale at Wal-Mart, is for the memorable, distinctive laughs that you can share with your friends on this day, and this day only.

ALEX MOSS, freshman “Theta’s kitchen at night. Their gossip is spooky.”


Halloween hasn’t passed, it’s on Wednesday JIM EASTERHOUSE

“Meharry Hall. I’m not cool with ghosts at all.”

Don’t write that off as a typical cliché, because it isn’t. Halloween on a weekday is a tremendous opportunity for us to collectively make a fool of ourselves in a way that is atypical from our typical Halloween celebration. It couldn’t come at a better time. Midterms are behind us, and final exams are just a stone’s throw away. It can also show your creative side. The good ol’ right side of the brain! How often can you convert the most erratic thought into your wardrobe of the day? Unless you were a cast member on Jackass, then probably not too often. Take this opportunity to spice up your average Wednesday. Take a step out of your shoes of public speculation and embrace your own originality. There won’t be many Wednesdays for you to complete a chemistry lab as Captain Jack Sparrow, take a scantron as Bane or order a wrap from the Den as an Oompa Loompa. – Easterhouse is a sophomore from Evergreen Park, Ill., majoring in communication.

“The IM fields at midnight. You can’t see anything with no lighting.”

MARIBELE DIAZ, sophomore “The cemetery by Blackstock (Stadium).”


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Margaret Ellis claims all-time scoring record with hat trick, leads Tigers over Kenyon

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012 Mason didn’t even try to knock Cotherman | the ball away as it fell behind her and continued from page 16


“My teammates always tell me ‘lean over the ball and shoot low,’ and that tends to get to me a lot. I leaned over this ball and it just drifted in. I got kind of lucky.” The ball rocketed off her foot and hit the right-side netting just inside the goalpost to even the score, 1-1, and send the game into overtime. Before Saturday’s game, DePauw was 1-2-1 in overtime games. Minutes into overtime, the Tigers earned an almost identical free kick to the one that resulted in Cotherman’s goal in regulation time. Again, the junior stood over the ball just beyond the 18-yard box on the left side, and this time lifted a high shot.

For a moment, Margaret Ellis stood alone. And for many years more, she will stand apart. Ellis lifted her hands to the sky in jubilation Saturday afternoon at Blackstock West Field before she was mobbed by her teammates after scoring her second goal of the game against Kenyon College – her 72nd of her career. While many can be attributed to her success, she is DePauw’s greatest scorer in school history and now stands alone atop the offensive record books. With three goals, the senior from St. Louis, Mo., broke DePauw’s 25-year-old scoring record held by Colleen Konicek ’88 and led the Tigers (16-1, 13-0 NCAC) to a 4-1 victory over the Lords (8-9, 7-6 NCAC). Her record-tying goal came in the 11th minute on an assist from sophomore Maggie Campbell, and then she scored unassisted five minutes later.    Two weeks ago, Ellis broke the alltime points record for DePauw as well. She has accomplished both feats in just three years because she transferred from Div. I Richmond University before the beginning of her sophomore year. “It’s bittersweet. I’m glad it went so well,” Ellis said after the game. “I was so glad to get those two in the first half, it was like this huge weight had been lifted, and I definitely just got to enjoy it.”

“I was so glad to get those two in the first half, it was like this huge weight had been lifted, and I definitely just got to enjoy it.” — Margaret Ellis, senior

It was playmaking that not only produced Ellis’ first goal, but the team’s first goal of the game by senior Bridgette Shamleffer. Campbell corralled the ball at the top of the scoring circle and flicked a pass to Shamleffer, who snuck behind the Kenyon defense and slotted it to the left of the Lords goalkeeper. Three minutes later, it was Campbell again who this time received a pass from Ellis on the right side of the scoring cir-

Senior Margaret Ellis celebrates after breaking DePauw's all-time scoring record with 72 career goals Saturday afternoon at Blackstock West. She scored a 73rd goal during the second half. ISABELLE CHAPMAN / THE DEPAUW

Cross Country conference meet has its highs and lows By GRANT WALTERS

cle to draw the attention of the Kenyon defense. Near the end line, she spotted Ellis open at the top of the scoring circle. The defense was slow to react to the pinpoint passing, and Ellis lifted a shot to the upper left corner to tie the alltime record. “I’m more of an assister than a shooter myself,” Campbell said. “I took it into the side of the circle, and a lot of the times you don’t have an angle to shoot from the left or right of the goal. I heard Margaret call for it, and I knew she was wide-open, and I knew there was something that needed to get done, so I passed her the ball, and it worked out.” Added Ellis: “She saw it and could have done it herself, but she wanted me to get it, and it was great.” Less than five minutes later, Ellis was in the right place at the right time when a blocked shot-on-goal came out to her, and she tussled with the Lords’ goalkeeper until she poked the ball behind her.   “I just turned around, and it was like everything was in slow motion,” Ellis said. “That was the highlight of my career for sure.” She wasn’t done, either.

In the second half, she received the ball just inside the scoring circle from sophomore Kate Jovanovic and riffled a high shot into the upper left corner for a hat trick and her 73rd goal of her career. The Tigers did allow one goal with two minutes remaining, the first after seven-straight shutouts. Overall, DePauw outshot Kenyon 15-3 in another game that featured accurate stick-tostick passing. “Even though we’ve been winning, they haven’t been satisfied and have shown up every day ready to work and have continued to get better,” Wills said. “It’s better spacing in the circle, and it’s allowed us open shots on goal, and we’re moving the ball up on goal and making passes.” DePauw ends its regular season undefeated in the NCAC and riding a 16game win streak. The Tigers are seeded No. 1 in the conference and will host the first NCAC semifinal game Wednesday on a time to-be-decided and an opponent that will be determined Monday. “We have figured out that not one person can do anything,” Ellis said. “When we go together and go quick, it almost feels like you’re untouchable. We make it work, and it’s a complete team effort.”

bounced into the net to end the game. “I was completely shocked,” Cotherman said. “I thought it went over and then it bounced to the corner, and then everyone turned around and just freaked out. … This is a great feeling. I’m going to cherish it forever.” Despite the win, both Carter and Cotherman admitted the team has some issues to fix before Wednesday’s NCAC semifinal game against No. 1 Wittenberg (11-3-3, 7-0-1 NCAC). “The second half was not very good for us and it was hard for us to keep control of the ball and keep moving forward,” Cotherman said. Added Carter: “We have to make the ball work, and when we made it work, they had no answer for us.” DePauw travels Thursday to Wittenberg at 7 p.m.

Under the overcast skies of Ohio, races came down to just seconds for the cross country teams. A training partner finally bested her counterpart, and a high-stakes senior rivalry determined winner and runner-up. Predicted to come in fourth, the DePauw women clinched third Saturday on College of Wooster’s L.C. Boles Golf Course. DePauw men finished fifth in the NCAC, narrowly missing a conference prediction by one spot. Senior Noah Droddy finished second out of 117 men, with a time of 25 minutes, 38.3 seconds. It was his third-straight top-two finish. He was only 2.4 seconds behind the winner, senior Bobby Over of Allegheny, who was named NCAC Runner of the Year. “It’s disappointing,” Droddy said. “We were neck and neck the whole time but he pulled away a little near the end. Going into it we both knew it was going to be kind of a one on one battle. He just kind of got the better of me.” Sophomore Hope Jordan took the top spot for the DePauw women, running a 23:25.0 5K and placing seventh. Her accomplishments this season also earned her a First Team All-NCAC spot. “That’s the Hope Jordan we all

know, she comes in when we need her the most and performs,” head coach Kori Stoffregen said. “The team really needed that.” Freshman Heather O’Brien trailed Jordan by five seconds and finished eighth. O’Brien made second-team allconference and was named the Newcomer of the Year following the race. Juniors Dillon Raidt and Stu Newstat and freshman Brian Myers followed Droddy with 27th-, 37th- and 39th-place finishes respectively. DePauw men will also be taking Noah Gatwood, Will Bond and Jim Easterhouse to the NCAA Regional Meet. “I wasn’t necessarily pleased on the results for the team, but I was proud of how it happened,” Droddy said. “They showed a lot of heart in the way that they raced.” Joining O’Brien and Jordan on the women’s team will be Juniors Siri Retrum and Ashley Guevara, senior Emily Freiny, and sophomores Megan Everhart and Emma Clor, all girls who Stoffregen predicted would lead the team to the third place finish. “We were very happy with the women’s placement, coming behind two nationally ranked teams,” he said. Both teams will travel to Anderson, Ind., on Nov. 10 for the NCAA Regional meet.

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Women out-splashed by Washington at home meet


Hurricane Sandy worries postpone Wednesday’s NCAC semifinal games Conference officials concerned about weather’s effects STAFF REPORTS

Due to inclement weather from Hurricane Sandy, the NCAC Sports Caucus Chairs agreed to postpone all Wednesday field hockey and soccer games to Thursday. The times of the contests will remain the same: DePauw field hockey will host its semifinal game Thursday at 3 p.m. on Blackstock West Field, and DePauw men’s soccer will host Hiram College Thursday at 7 p.m. on Boswell Field. Women’s soccer will travel to Wittenberg University on Thursday at 7 p.m. “The goal is to protect student-athletes, staff and officials, as well as all those who may traveling to the events in poor conditions, as well as to try and preserve the integrity of the tournament structure,” according to Monday afternoon’s NCAC news release. “Pushing the con-

tests one day will allow our fields, both natural and artificial, time to dry out some.” Championship games are still planned for Saturday. The caucus is made up of each NCAC school’s athletic director and a member of the faculty and assistant administrators. Keri Luchowski, executive director of the NCAC, said she was the one who initiated the conversation about possibly postponing the semifinal games, and organized a conference call with the caucus Monday morning. Her chief concern was travel for teams like Ohio Wesleyan, and the high-winds the teams, fans and officials would have to contend with. “We knew we had potential issues,” Luchowski said Monday afternoon. “Once we saw (Sandy) could reach Ohio, we knew we had to look at it. “It’s all prediction. We’re just trying to make sure everyone is safe.”

ADVERTISEMENT Sophomore Emily Weber takes a breath during the 500 freestyle during the home meet against Washington University on Saturday at the Erdmann Natatorium. The women’s team lost the meet 125-171 points. MARGARET DISTLER / THE DEPAUW By NICOLE DARNALL

The DePauw women’s swim team opened its season at home against Washington University in St. Louis Saturday. The Tigers lost 171-125, bringing their record to 2-1 as the season is now in full-swing. “We have a young team,” head coach Matt Ense said. “The last meet was their first college meet, and this was their first college home meet, so some nerves play a factor, but when you have their friends cheering them on it helps to bring a calm.” The Erdmann Natatorium had a crowd up above the pool, providing the boost that a team needs in a home competition. “To see a pretty much packed house, and to have the support of faculty, parents and friends of the swimmers,” Ense said. “I think they really felt the energy and they kind of helped loosen them up a bit.” Even though the final score did not end in DePauw’s favor, some of the swimmers had good meets. Freshman Caroline Bridges finished first in both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 free. Along with Bridges, junior Allison Kirby took first in the 100

breaststroke and 200 breaststroke as well as fourth in the 200 individual medley. But there are still details to improve this season, such as turns and finishes. “If we can fix those, it’ll help improve our overall time throughout the entire race,” Ense said.

“I think they really felt the energy and they kind of helped loosen them up a bit.” — Matt Ense, women’s swimming head coach

This meet was a good challenge for DePauw, who has only beat Washington twice in the program’s history. “They just had a strong freshman class this year, and it’s good to have a quality opponent on our schedule each week,” Ense said. “It helps to set our kids up for the end of the year because we are seeing good competition and being able to really compete each week.”

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Tigers stumble in final regional matches to end winning season By NICOLE DARNALL

The women’s volleyball team finished its regular season Saturday with two losses against Heidelberg University and University of Mount Union. These matches ended a six-game win streak and brought the Tigers’ record to 23-5 in the regular season. “So far this season, we’ve played four ranked teams, and these two made six,” head coach Deb Zellers said. “So out of all the competition we’ve played, it ranks at the top.” Heidelberg (18-12) defeated DePauw 25-19, 25-18 and 28-26, and the scores against Mount Union (23-4) were 25-22, 25-22 and 25-18. The close scores against Mount Union were no small feat, as the opponent is ranked No. 10 in the country. “We were ranked eighth in regional rankings, Hiddleburg was ranked seventh, and Mount Union was ranked fourth, which just shows the strength


Gleason leads DePauw men’s swimming over Washington

of our region,” Zellers said. But finishing a season with two losses, a season that had 23 wins in 24 games, was disappointing. “I thought we played really well, and it was really close,” freshman setter Faith Rolwes said. “The matches could have gone either way, but it just didn’t happen in our favor. I thought our defense played very well, we had a really fast offense and our hitters put the ball away. They were just really good teams.” The team hopes to continue last weekend’s strengths and improve even more as the NCAC tournament starts Friday. The Tigers are the No. 2 seed in the conference and will face No. 7 Allegheny College (7-23, 2-6 NCAC). “We are just kind of resetting, rebuilding confidence and remembering that we won 23 out of 24 straight matches this season, which is a great feat, plus trying to get a little swagger and that team chemistry back,” Zellers said. Added Rolwes: “We just need to stick with DePauw volleyball and keep practicing.”


Sophomore Jordan Bantista swims the 200-yard breaststroke during the home meet against Washington University in Saint Louis on Saturday at Erdmann Natatorium. The men’s team won the meet. MARGARET DISTLER / THE DEPAUW By KARA JACKSON

There was high intensity in Erdmann Natatorium on Saturday as the Tigers came out on fire and captured a win over rival Washington University in St. Louis. DePauw more than doubled the Bears’ score at the men’s swimming home opener Saturday afternoon, winning 193.586.5 and propelling the team to a 3-0 start for the season. The Tigers swept the boards with 12 finishes in first place, seven finishes in second and six in third, not including a double-win in the diving competition. The meet started with a win in the 200-yard medley relay, swam by sophomore Alex Alfonso, junior Matt Gleason, senior Matt Kukurugya and freshman Blake Lehmann. Alfonso placed first again in the 100 backstroke just three races later.

“It was really good to see Matt Gleason and Alex Alfonso begin to take charge as upperclassmen and returning all-Americans,” head coach Adam Cohen said. Gleason led the team with 27 points as he finished first in the 200 butterfly, 100 fly and 200-yard individual medley. However, the crowd buzzed with talk of Gleason’s mustache. “(Olympian) Mark Spitz had a mustache, and he won seven gold medals, and that’s the only comparison I have, so we’ll see if I can live up to that after this race,” Gleason said. Freshman Alex Grissom finished first in the 200 free at 1:45.36. In the long distance competition, sophomore Casey Hooker took first in the 500 free and the 1000 free. “We have gone back and forth with Wash-U — they beat us my freshman year, and last year we beat them,” Gleason said. “This

year, we were a little worried and excited coming in because we knew they were going to bring some good competition.” Lehmann dominated the 50 and 100 free sprints with two firstplace finishes. DePauw led 59-34 before the one-meter diving competition. The breaststroke events were the only races the Tigers didn’t take first place. In the 200 back, junior George Morrison took first with a time of 2:00.51. The 400 free relay team of Lehmann, Grissom, Alfonso and junior Jack Burgeson ended the day just like it started, with a win. “We have some things we need to work on,” Cohen said. “We have to focus on our goal of top ten, and it’s going to take a lot of hard work.” DePauw will swim in their first conference meet against Wittenberg University on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Erdmann Natatorium.


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Tigers offense locks up No. 2 NCAC seed

Freshman Adrian Ables dribbles the ball around Allegheny midfielder Travis Tasker during the men’s game Saturday at Boswell Field. DePauw won, 4-1. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW By MICHAEL APPELGATE

The display of offense on Saturday afternoon was one that has not been seen on Boswell Field since early September. As a team that possesses some of the most dynamic and young scorers not only in the NCAC conference, but in Div. III overall, DePauw showed just how dangerous they can be. Four different players scored for DePauw in the men’s soccer team match against Allegheny College. The final regular season match for both teams resulted in a 4-1 win for the Tigers, the highest goal total on Boswell Field since Sept. 1, when DePauw won 5-0 over Monmouth College. “We were definitely countering fast and getting the ball to our feet,” said sophomore forward Andy Morrison, who scored one goal. “We were going down the wings and getting on the ball and finishing well.” With the win, the Tigers (12-1-4, 6-12 NCAC) locked up the No. 2 seed in the NCAC conference tournament. The game

was actually an important one for DePauw, as the top of the NCAC standings are close. If the Tigers had lost to Allegheny (13-4-1, 5-3-1 NCAC), they would have possibly dropped to the fifth spot and not advanced to the playoffs. “It’s not like you try and hide pressure from players,” head coach Brad Hauter said. “These guys are smart, and they look at the standings every day, and they understand that we could finish in second or fifth depending on what we do here. If our goal is to challenge for a national championship, and we want to be in that conversation, then we can’t back away from pressure.” Early on, DePauw challenged the Gators on a long ball forward from senior defender Andrew Desmarais. The Gator defense watched the ball soar over their heads and let it bounce to the goalkeeper. Senior midfielder, Dean Weaver, sprinted after it while the Allegheny goalkeeper, John Linchina, ran out to get the ball. Weaver volleyed the ball out of the air past the charging Linchina, just over his left shoulder, for the Tigers’ first goal of

the game just three minutes in. “Andrew hit one of those in-between balls where the front guys weren’t sure if they could get and there were no back guys except for Dean,” Hauter said. “He was just hoping it came through and read it perfectly.” In the 21st minute, it was freshmen forward Adrian Ables who received a brilliant pass into the left corner from Morrison in the midfield. Ables curled around behind the defense, using his speed to gain significant separation from the nearest defender. He dribbled back toward the goal near the left post and decided to do it himself. He unleashed a shot near post for a 2-0 DePauw lead. “He’s phenomenal, and he has the ability to do that every time,” Hauter said. “The more he does it and finds success, the more he’ll be comfortable doing it. He had three different options on that play. … He took the most difficult option and executed it. That’s typically not where you go with that ball, but this kid is a finisher.” The Tigers added another goal by junior midfielder George Elliott as he took a shot from the left of the goal inside the box, and an Allegheny player who attempted to clear the ball, headed it in the net instead. After the first half, DePauw led 3-0 and outshot the Gators, 6-4. In the second half, it was Morrison’s turn to get on the scoreboard. Ables first tore down the left sideline and crossed the ball into the 18-yard box. It was tapped out to the top of the box by Weaver, and Morrison didn’t hesitate to unload. The sophomore hit a powerful, low shot past a diving goalkeeper for his teamleading ninth goal. “I knew I had to finish that one,” Morrison said. Added Hauter: “It came to the feet of our best finisher, and he didn’t make a mistake on it. The thing that’s really comforting and calming for me is the better our competition, the more goals we’re scoring.” The Tigers scored 21 of the season’s 33 goals against teams with a .500 record. DePauw will host Hiram College on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the NCAC semifinals. Hiram is the only team this season to hand the Tigers a loss, a 3-2 result on Sept. 22. “The thing that makes us successful is when we move the ball,” Hauter said “There are times when we get locked in, and we play short. The longer we keep the ball in one area, the more difficult it is for us to play.”


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sport: SOCCER


hometown: LAKE FOREST, ILL.

Highlight: Cotherman scored DePauw’s two goals off of free kicks – a score-evening goal with three minutes remaining of regular game time and the game-winner three minutes into overtime – Saturday afternoon at Boswell Field to lead the Tigers over Allegheny College. The 2-1 victory lifted DePauw to the No. 4 seed in the NCAC conference and its first NCAC postseason appearance.

In response to the two freekick goals and NCAC conference appearance: “A lot of the ones I’ve taken have gone over,” Cotherman said. “With three minutes left, I was thinking, ‘this is our last chance.’ I also just wanted to do this for our seniors. ...Our record clearly does not show us as a team and what we can do and how we can play. This is the second year in our conference, and we kind of wanted to prove ourselves. We finally made it, and the team is really stoked about it.”


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Cotherman’s two goals earn Tigers NCAC playoff berth By MICHAEL APPELGATE

Head Coach John Carter called it “a brilliant shot by a special player.” On a high-arcing, majestic try, Angela Cotherman just couldn’t believe it went in. The junior midfielder along with the DePauw women’s soccer offense and the Allegheny College defense watched the ball off her free kick from about 25-yards out soar over a helpless goalkeeper and bounce into the net. The goal came just three minutes into overtime, and it lifted the Tigers over the Gators (9-8-1, 4-4 NCAC) by a final score of 2-1. The win earned DePauw (5-10-1, 4-3-1 NCAC) a chance for a NCAC postseason appearance. Later in the day, Wittenberg University beat Kenyon College, 2-0, and DePauw locked up the final No. 4 spot in the postseason.

“We took care of what we had to do even though at times it was ugly,” Carter said after the game. “At the end of the day, they fought and competed, and they found a way.” DePauw struggled throughout the game to put one in the back of the net. In the fourth minute, a pass through the Gators’ defense found senior Dana Sprague sprinting down the left sideline. She curled in for a one-on-one chance with Allegheny goalkeeper, Kylie Mason, and Mason came out to challenge. Mason tried to fall on top of the ball, but it skirted away from her, and Sprague corralled the ball again in front of an empty net on the left side. Her shot hit the side netting. Throughout the first half, the Tigers pressured the Allegheny defense, but couldn’t find the net for a 0-0 tie at the break. The Gators couldn’t connect either, as they outshot DePauw, 4-3. In the second half it was all Allegheny, and the visitors finally connected on a

chance in the 71st minute. Down 1-0, it looked as though DePauw’s season was over as the Gators kept up the pressure offensively. With three minutes left to go in the game, the Tigers earned a free kick just beyond the 18-yard box on the left side. Cotherman knew what to do. “Most of the shots, when they’re right outside the box, we tend to just shoot them because they’re so close,” Cotherman said. “If they bounce out there are people to rebound it.”

Cotherman | cont’d on page 12 Junior Angela Cotherman celebrates her overtime goal with seniors Kat Wilson and Lauren Leipprandt. The women's team beat Allegheny 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Boswell field. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW

Cato, red-zone defense and interceptions bring 27-12 victory over Wooster By MICHAEL APPLEGATE and GARTH McMAINS

It feels like it has been a long time since a player for the DePauw football team had put up a 100-yard or more rushing game. In reality, the last instance occurred back on Oct. 11, 2011. Fourteen games later, junior running back Armani Cato gained 111 yards on the ground on 21 carries, leading the way Saturday afternoon to a 27-12 win at the College of Wooster. Cato scored two touchdowns on the ground and also caught a 25-yard pass for 136 net yards. Cato wasn’t the only one to produce, as the defense rose to the occasion when needed. In two red-zone situations, seniors Myron Burr and Robby Schuler both tallied interceptions. Schuler returned his 95 yards for a touchdown. “Today, we found a way to win,” interim head coach Scott Srnka said after the game. “We got out-gamed by a good football team. They hit us with good plays, and we’d come back and answer.

It was a prize fight, punch for punch, and we punched them in the mouth at the right times.” The game began in promising fashion for DePauw (2-6, 1-4 NCAC) when the defense forced a quick three-andout from the Fighting Scots (2-6, 1-4 NCAC), and then sent sophomore Drew Seaman out under center to start the Tigers’ first offensive drive from DePauw’s 30-yard line. Cato and freshman running back Amen Galley carried the ball a combined five times for 48 yards, and Cato ran it from seven yards out for the touchdown. “The first drive we wanted to really come out fast,” Cato said. “Our offensive coordinator, coach Deifel, challenged us Friday night in meetings, and he said we really need to pound the football, and a lot of teams don’t respect us because we don’t put up numbers. We just hit them hard, and we just kept doing it.” The extra point from junior Eric Malm was blocked, but the Tigers led 6-0 after just four minutes of play. Wooster responded on its third offensive series as the home team started

near midfield. Backup quarterback Brett Frongillo completed his first pass of the game for 30 yards to the Tigers’ 21-yard line. Three rushes later, the game was tied 6-6 as the Fighting Scots missed the extra point. For the second-straight week, DePauw used two quarterbacks under center. Freshman Justin Murray rotated in for Seaman to start the Tigers’ third offensive series, but couldn’t rediscover the momentum DePauw had captured in its first touchdown drive. For the remainder of the half, the Tigers failed to score, and Wooster added just one field goal for a 9-6 halftime lead. The opening drive of the second half was promising, as Murray and Cato rushed the ball for 37 yards to the Fighting Scots’ 22-yard line. But the drive ended there when Murray threw an interception. On third down and six to go, Burr intercepted a Frongillo pass in the end zone and tore up field, but he stepped out of bounds on a borderline call. Two series later, Murray and the Tigers offense started on the Fighting

Scots’ 37 yard-line, and on every play, Cato touched the ball. He first carried the ball twice for a total of nine yards, then caught a 25-yard pass from Murray. Two rushes later, Cato was in the end zone for his second touchdown of the game to take back the lead, 13-9. “I looked up in the box, and I said for them to keep feeding me,” Cato said. “The first time I got it, they crashed down and nothing was there. The second time... the play was designed to go up the middle, but I just bounced it [right], and I got in the end zone.” In the fourth quarter, DePauw padded its lead when Seaman capitalized on a blown coverage by Wooster, and found Jackson Kirtley wide-open on the left sideline for a 34-yard touchdown pass. The Fighting Scots looked to respond and went 62 yards down field to the Tigers’  5-yard line. DePauw’s secondary stepped up again, and Schuler intercepted the ball on the 5-yard line. He broke a few tackles near the left sideline and ran it all the way into the end zone to push the Tigers’ lead, 27-9. The Fighting Scots orchestrated a

seven-play, 65-yard touchdown drive, but it was too late for a comeback, as time expired for a final score of 27-16. “Offensively, I think we got to a point, and we kind of stalled a little bit, and then we came out and executed,” Srnka said. “That’s the key for us – we’re a young team, and I think we’re learning, and as soon as we learn to execute on a consistent basis, then we’re going to have good results like this.” Added Cato: “The run game can continue, and it will continue. We finally kicked that door down. Now that we’ve seen what we can do – we can run the football, we can win games, and it come that much easier when you can run and throw the football.”  Wooster held the edge in total offense with 452 yards compared to 353 for DePauw. Through the air, Murray and Seaman combined to complete 15 of 33 passes for 166 yards. The Tigers host Denison University (2-6, 2-3 NCAC) next Saturday in DePauw’s final home game of the season before the 119th Monon Bell Classic against Wabash College on Nov. 10.

The DePauw | Tuesday October 30, 2012  

The 17th issue of the 161st volume of Indiana's Oldest College Newspaper

The DePauw | Tuesday October 30, 2012  

The 17th issue of the 161st volume of Indiana's Oldest College Newspaper