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Indiana’s Oldest College Newspaper

VOL. 161, ISSUE 33

Form 990 reveals 11 highest paid DePauw employees 1. Brian Casey $468,675

By NICKY CHOKRAN features@thedepauw.com

DePauw has released its 2010 Form 990, the only publicly available document of its kind that discloses information about an organization’s finances. The form, which is filed with the IRS, contains sensitive information about DePauw’s finances, such as the university’s balance sheet and the top 11 administrative salaries. The university president, the five current vice presidents, two program directors, a distinguished professor of music, and the former vice president for advancement are all included on the list of highest compensated employees in 2010. When approached about the salary values, members of the administration were unwilling to comment on any individual person or figure. “DePauw has been private about compensation for 175 years and it’s not something we’re going to talk about now,” said Vice President for Finance and Administration, Brad Kelsheimer. “It’s not something organizations share.” Kelsheimer is one of the 11 employees whose salary information is disclosed in the document. “We tend not to talk about individual compensations,” Christopher Wells, Vice President for Communications and Strategic Initiatives, reiterated. Wells is also included on the Form 990’s list of highest compensated employees. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, after two years of serving as president, Dr. Casey’s 2010 total salary ranked no. 188 of all the nation’s private colleges at $468,675. That puts President Casey’s total compensation $75,174 above the average total compensation of a president at a similar college, according to the chronicle. Comparatively, in 2010, Denison University’s president of 12 years, Dale Knobel, ranked 198th of private college presidents with a total salary of $454,538. Indiana University’s president, Michael McRobbie, on the other hand, made $625,910 in total compensation for 2010 after serving for four years. In the context of national higher education averages, Wells said, “I think our compensation is appropriate.” Schedule O, a supplemental section of the

lengthy Form 990, states that a subcommittee of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees is the group that determines salary amounts for DePauw’s executive officers. Each employee’s total compensation is made up of base pay, bonus and incentive compensation, other reportable compensation, retirement and other deferred compensation, and nontaxable benefits. The Form 990 lists President Casey’s 2010 bonus as $100,000. “Speaking generically, raises aren’t given because of a largely successful financial year,” said Wells. “They happen when an employee does things that change the fabric of the campus students are living in.”

2. Bradley Kelsheimer $227, 439

3. Lisa Hollander $255, 068

4. Christopher Wells $204,693 5. Robert Steele $202, 187 6. Daniel Meyer $177,5620 7. Cynthia babington $172,812 8. Gary Lemon $168,011 9. Pamela Coburn $162,141 10. Carol Smith

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11. David Harvey $158,426


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Director of the NASA Astrobiology LEAD Team, Lisa Pratt Johnson, spoke to a packed audience in Watson Forum on Tuesday about the possibility of life on Mars and current explorations of the planet by NASA’s space rover, Curiosity. Pratt, who is also a spokesperson for the Curiosity Project and works in the Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University, was brought to campus

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Professor Lisa Pratt, director of NASA Astrobiology LEAD Team, gave a lecture entitled “The Scientific Imperative for Seeking EVidence of Life on Mars” in Watson Forum on Tuesday evening. The event was hosted by Media Fellows and Science Research Fellows. COURTESY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY

by the Media Fellows and Science Research Fellows programs. Her lecture titled, “The Scientific Imperative for Seeking Evidence of Life on Mars,” first addressed the audience about the importance of continuing to examine life on Earth. Pratt pointed out that there is not a widely accepted working definition of what classifies life on Earth. “It’s a bit of a shock [for some people] to find out how little we know about the origin of life on Earth and that makes it doubly difficult to think how we would appropriately look for life on another planet,”

Pratt said. Nevertheless, NASA is still working on finding traces of life on Mars with Curiosity, the space rover that is currently exploring Mars. Pratt explained that Curiosity is investigating the climate and geology of Mars as well as whether or not the environmental conditions could sustain life. She presented a slide show of images showing photographs of Mar’s terrain, highlighting discoveries by Curiosity and other past space rovers. Pratt said she believes it will take a “long period of robotic exploration” before NASA can safely land a human on Mars. And while Pratt does not see this achievement happening in her lifetime, she said she would not be surprised if it happens in a student’s lifetime. Based on the evidence that Curiosity has already collected, professor of physics and astronomy Mary Kertzman says she believes a sign of life will appear much sooner. Kertzman said that she thinks scientists will find evidence of life on Mars in the next 10 to 20 years. “I don’t know if it’s going to be current life or fossil life, but I’m going to be surprised if that’s not the conclusion down the road.” Sophomore Ashley Poole is not convinced she will see it in her lifetime. “I think it will be more likely that we will see living organisms through robotics on Mars before actual humans can make it to Mars,” Poole said. “But I do think at some point in time humans will make it to Mars. I just don’t think we’ll see it.” During a question and answer portion at the end of Pratt’s lecture, the concept of giving humans a “one way ticket” to Mars through a future Mars One project was discussed. Despite logistical and ethical aspects of the project that still need to be established, Pratt said she was very enthusiastic about the idea. Senior Andrew Nash also pointed to ethics as a potentially inhibiting factor in successfully sending humans to Mars. “I think if they want to go, ethically, they should be able to go,” Nash said. Ethics aside, senior David Morgan is a fan of the Mars One concept and said he would not mind checking the planet out for himself. “Why not? My name would go down in history as being the first person to be on Mars. All day, every day,” Morgan said.

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Survey reveals community service lacks depth news@thedepauw.com

The civic staff of the Center for Student Engagement took on the question of how involved DePauw students truthfully are in the community. The board sent out a national assessment of service and community engagement survey to the student body at the end of January. The results show where students volunteer, in what capacity and how often. This year, the Bonner Scholar Program, a scholarship program with an emphasis on community service, became involved with DePauw’s civic staff of the Center for Student Engagement to form a strategic planning committee. The committee consists of three students, three faculty members and three members of the Greencastle community.   According to Jessie Scott, coordinator of Bonner Scholars, the committee’s goal is “to define what [DePauw’s] focus should be for community involvement, [as well as] thinking through the need in the community and our role in solving these issues.”  In order to gauge student involvement in service at DePauw, the committee took a survey to which 236 students responded—about 10 percent of the student population. For every response, DePauw donated a dollar to the United Way of Putnam County. “It’s especially telling that the students who do service are doing it in a very limited way,” Gigi Jennewein, coordinator of Community Service and Outreach, said. “The frequency and depth of service are

very limited—my speculation is that we are seeing one shot deals.” DePauw has a comparatively large percentage of students who are involved in service, but many students are not approaching service opportunities with a long-term commitment in mind. According to

“There’s the perception of an economic class divide between DePauw students and the local community, and there’s a stereotype of DePauw students as rich, stuck-up, unwilling to help. When we go out into the community they see that we aren’t like that” - Page Daniels, freshman

the survey’s findings, many students volunteer for just one day each semester. According to Jessie Scott, coordinator of the Bonner Scholars Program, the strategic planning committee is working on developing new initiatives to integrate community service into the DePauw student experience.

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One of these new initiatives, summer community building internships, is already in action and the program is currently accepting applications. Another initiative that the team is working on is community engagement with a direct connection to courses, by implementing classes that require a community engagement project. “At DePauw, we supplement the liberal arts with hands-on experience. Service complement, reinforces—even challenges—what you’re learning in the classroom,” Scott said. Although some DePauw students may lack depth in their community service experiences, there are definitely exceptions. Freshman Page Daniels, a Bonner Scholar, is involved in the Rescued Treasures resale shop, Putnam County family support services and JumpstArt, a program that teaches children about different forms of art.  “Local service is important here because this is where we live, and in order to better where we live, we have to help out,” Daniels said. “There’s the perception of an economic class divide between DePauw students and the local community, and there’s a stereotype of DePauw students as rich, stuck-up, unwilling to help. When we go out into the community they see that we aren’t like that.”  In the eyes Sharon Maes, one of the students responsible for getting DePauw students involved in the Greencastle community project of the Nonfood Pantry, believes consistency of involvement is an important part of service work. “[Service work] is all about the relationships that you build, serving a need, working with people and helping them with what they say they need,” Maes said.

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Aaron Swartz’s death leads to discussion of open-access policy By ELLEN KOBE socialmedia@thedepauw.com

Professor Kelsey Kauffman has made efforts to educate DePauw faculty and staff about openaccess policies for the past year. But it wasn’t until internationally renowned computer genius Aaron Swartz committed suicide on Jan. 11 that the university began to seriously consider adopting such a policy. In light of Swartz’s death, DePauw officials are contemplating adopting an open-access policy, which would give faculty the opportunity to submit their scholarly articles through a DePauw database. These articles would be available for free to anyone in the world — not limited to only students, professors and employees tied to institutions with subscriptions to academic journals, as they currently are. A digital repository for a small liberal arts colleges could range from $10,000 to $25,000, depending on the company the university is purchasing from. The Man behind the Plan Kauffman, a part-time assistant professor of university studies, had a personal tie to Swartz. Her daughter, Taren Kauffman-Stinebrickner, had been dating Swartz for 20 months when she found him dead in their Brooklyn apartment on Jan. 11. Swartz had committed suicide. DePauw community members who paid attention to the news over Winter Term might recall Swartz name in major news media outlets at the time of the incident. Swartz was only 26 years old at the time of his death, but he was recognized as a man who had drastically shaped the Internet. As a teen, he helped develop RSS, a tool that allows Internet users to organize information they want to see on the Internet into a stream. At 19 years old, he co-founded Reddit, one of the world’s most popular social news sites. But Swartz wasn’t just a computer nerd. He was also an advocate for the freedom of information through technology. One of his political endeavors included leading an effective campaign against the Stop Online Piracy Act, which would have legalized Internet censorship. His passion for the freedom of information is what got him in trouble with the federal government. In 2009, he was arrested for allegedly downloading and publicizing nearly 5 million documents from publisher JSTOR’s database by hacking into computer servers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Swartz gave back any JSTOR data he had, and the publisher did not press charges against him. JSTOR has included a public condolence to

Swartz on its website. “The case is one that we ourselves had regretted being drawn into from the outset, since JSTOR’s mission is to foster widespread access to the world’s body of scholarly knowledge,” the JSTOR website reads. “At the same time, as one of the largest archives of scholarly literature in the world, we must be careful stewards of the information entrusted to us by the owners and creators of that content.” At the time of his suicide, Swartz faced a federal trial in April — one that would cost him 35 years behind bars if he was found guilty. Kauffman helped Swartz with his case by giving him advice about the criminal justice system, her area of expertise. She had met Swartz several times, including when he spent Christmas in Greencastle with the family. “He was just a wonderful person,” Kauffman said. “And gentle and kind and interesting and incredibly smart and accommodating. You know, just a really great person to be around.” Six days after Swartz’s death, Kauffman sent an email to the DePauw faculty in a plea to carry on Swartz’s legacy. Her first request: “Support the adoption of an open-access policy by DePauw faculty and DePauw University.” Her email continued: “Aaron believed passionately that information—especially scholarly information—should be freely available to all people on this planet, not just privileged individuals like us who have the institutional ties or individual wealth necessary to access it.” Current use of academic journals DePauw students and faculty use academic journals everyday in some capacity or another, whether it is downloading them as sources for a research paper or accessing them on Moodle for class discussions. But they wouldn’t have access to these articles if the university didn’t pay a substantial amount of money for them. Roy O. West Library spends about $850,000 of their $1 million operating budget in order for DePauw students and faculty to have free access to electronic academic journals the university subscribes to, according to Rick Provine, director of libraries. The library staff chooses which journals to buy based on the university’s “Aaron believed passionately that information-especially scholarly information--should be freely available to all people on this planet, not just privileged individuals like us who have the institutional ties or individual wealt necessary to access it.” -Kelsey Kauffman, part-time assistant professor of university studies

curriculum, as well as faculty and students’ research requests. But that means that DePauw also pays for scholarly journals produced by the university’s own faculty. Provine explained how the current system works. Many DePauw professors write scholarly articles in order to expand research in their field, add a publication to their resumes, and oftentimes, be eligible for promotion or tenure. These professors then give their articles to publishers, usually without compensation. The publishers then aggregate the articles into a journal, which is sold to the university. “The big journal publishers make tremendous profit margins, and we’re the ones paying the price for that,” Provine said. For example, publisher Elsevier made a profit margin of 36% in 2010, according to an article in The Economist. Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, associate professor of communication and theatre, has published four scholarly articles in three different journals. “The irony is, if I wanted to use those in class, I kind of have to pay for that,” NicholsPethick said. “Or someone’s got to pay for it, either the university or the students.” Nichols-Pethick is also chair of the library advisory committee that will work to draft an open-access policy for DePauw. He explained that contributing to an open-access journal allows authors to claim their copyright, which they ultimately give up when submitting their articles to a journal that isn’t open-access. “What this really means [for faculty] is, this is an opportunity for you to have more control over the work you produce,” Nichols-Pethick said. If DePauw were to instate an open-access policy, it would be one of over 40 collegiate institutions that have already done so, including state schools such as Purdue University, Ivy League universities such as Harvard University and liberal arts institutions such as Hope College. What would an open-access policy at DePauw look like? An open-access policy at DePauw would allow DePauw professors to electronically submit their journals in a digital repository, giving free access to anyone in the world wishing to view the article. “An open-access policy says: giving all of our intellectual property to journal publishers, we realize is not going to benefit us in the long run,” Provine said. If DePauw were to develop an open-access policy, faculty would be advised to publish in peer-reviewed open-access journals. “We encourage you to retain your intel-

lectual property rather than hand it over to a publisher,” Provine said. “And not only that, but we’ll give you a place to publish it, which is on our server.” But if the journal they wish to publish in isn’t open-access, they still have options. Provine would suggest that they consider amending their contracts with publishers. With this request, the article would only be accessible in the journal for one year. But after that year, the faculty member who wrote the article would be permitting to submit it to the DePauw repository. If the university decides to adopt an openaccess policy, faculty members won’t have to use it. If they would like to continue to have their work published in non-open-access journals, they could continue to do so by simply checking an opt-out box. According to Nichols-Pethick, the system DePauw is interested in implementing closely aligns with the policy established by Hope, since the colleges’ academic standards and student life are similar. Kelly Jacobsma, library director at Hope College, explained why the institution supported this policy. “I think from an institution like Hope, and perhaps DePauw, our mission is to contribute to the body of knowledge in our disciplines,” Jacobsma said. “We kind of have this commitment to the common good, and scholarship cannot advance at the same right if people cannot have access to the scholarship.” Hope adopted its policy one year ago and implemented it last October. To put their repository in operation, they bought a software license called Digital Commons, which organizes the faculty’s journal articles into the Hope open-access system. Dave Stout, sales director at Be Press, an open access scholarly publishing service, said that a yearly subscription for a digital repository for a small liberal arts college could range from $10,000 to $25,000, depending on the company the university is purchasing from. Provine believes that if many other institutions begin to support open-access policies, DePauw would save money in the long run. “It would not be a one-to-one dollar savings, but I think the more institutions that do this, the more faculty that get aware of that, the less If the university decides to adopt an openaccess policy, faculty members won’t have to use it. If they would like to continue to have their work published in non-open-access journals, they could continue to do so by simply checking an opt-out box.


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universities as a whole will spend on buying back our intellectual property form publishers,” Provine said. “And that will benefit us all down the line.” Up next: faculty response At Hope, it took about a year and a half of discussion before faculty approved the open access policy, Jacobsma said. “It was a process because it takes some time to learn, understand what open access policies are and how they work,” Jacobsma said. “The learning curve for faculty might not be as steep now because it’s been more in the news and faculty are more aware of the concept of open access journals.” Nichols-Pethick said the library advisory committee plans to announce at the upcoming faculty meeting on Monday that they are in the process of discussing and researching openaccess policies. If all goes well, Nichols-Pethick expects a framework of information about what open-access policies are to be formu-

lated by the end of the year in an effort to answer faculty members’ questions. At the earliest, the open-access policy could be approved at the end of the fall semester. In order for an open-access policy to commence at DePauw, the faculty would have to vote in favor of it. Provine isn’t expecting much disapproval by the faculty. “I think ultimately once everyone understands what all the implications are and the importance of this, that I wouldn’t anticipate people would want to vote against it,” Provine said. Provine noted that small disparities could arise with people who are concerned about changing processes or want to amend the policy. After Kauffman sent her email to faculty in January, she said she was initially disappointed because she didn’t receive much of a response. However, she noted that students who she sent the email to responded positively. “Once I realized how the system worked, I was appalled,” Kauffman said. “And it seemed obvious that DePauw ought to join other universities, and the sooner the better so that we’d be ahead of the curve rather than behind it.”

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CAMPUSCRIME Feb. 26 • Theft of food • Delayed report / under investigation | Time: 8:13 a.m. | Place: Union Building / Hub • Harrassment • Delayed report / pending | Time: 12:54 p.m. | Place: Anderson Street

Feb. 27 • Investigate for electrical odor • Greencastle Fire Department dispatched / determined to be maintenance issue | Time: 6:56 p.m. | Place: Inn at DePauw

Feb. 28 • Alcohol violation • Transported to Putnam County hospital / forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 12:48 a.m. | Place: 305 East Walnut Street • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend / forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 1:31 a.m. | Place: Kappa Alpha Theta sorority SOURCE: PUBLIC SAFETY WWW.DEPAUW.EDU/STUDENTLIFE/CAMPUS-SAFETY/PUBLICSAFETY/ ACTIVITY-REPORT/YEAR/2013/

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Bree Swartz, instructor, demonstrates self-defense mechanisms against junior Khalid Crosby during the “Girls Fight Back,” workshop in the Union Building ballroom Tuesday evening. The workshop tours the nation giving 90-minute live instruction on protection. THUY NUGUYEN / THE DEPAUW

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013 Salaries | continued from page 1 The Form 990 lists Wells and Dr. Casey as the only two of the highest compensated employees to receive bonuses in 2010. Denison University’s president did not receive a bonus in 2010, although Indiana University’s president received $99,910 in bonus compensation. Kelsheimer cited “timing of when [the Form 990] is required to be filed” as the reason more recent figures are not available at this time. This past year, Form 990 will be filed in May, said Kevin Kessinger, associate vice president for finance. “We’re waiting on some information before we can file.” He said that information concerning alternative investments is still being gathered for the 2012 year. “DePauw is fully compliant with what the rules are,” Wells said. “There’s no strategic decision behind [releasing it] from what I know.” As for the state of the university’s finances unrelated to compensation, Kelsheimer explained that the balance sheet shows the financial health of the university at a point in time. “The balance sheet is strong,” said Kelsheimer about the state of university finances. “We haven’t taken out new debt since Dr. Casey’s been here.” According to Kelsheimer, the university’s current debt is just under $119 million, which is “not that much” compared to the endowment of about $520 million. Attempts to contact President Casey about the Form 990 were unsuccessful.

Energy Games aim to increase sustainability effort By ALEX BUTLER news@thedepauw.com

For the seventh year in a row, students and faculty compete in DePauw University’s three-week long sustainability effort, Energy Games. The Games, which originated as a promotion by DePauw’s Environmental Club, has now expanded to become a joint effort among the Office for Sustainability and DePauw’s Eco-Reps. The competition, which formerly involved only Greek organizations, now involves academic buildings as well. The newly established first-year seminar “Campus Climate Action” taught by Professor Carol Steele and Professor Jennifer Everett was the primary contributor toward this effort. As part of the syllabus, students were divided up into separate groups and were asked to work on projects aimed towards increasing sustainability on campus. One of those groups of students chose to focus their efforts on increasing the effort put into Energy Games. To prompt more participation from faculty, the students and professors worked together to develop an incentive award. This year, the administrative assistants of the academic building - Harrison or Asbury - that save the most energy during Energy Games will be taken out to lunch by President Casey. “The competition this year has been fantastic, and that’s because it’s been talked about more,” freshman Thomas Miller, President of the DePauw Environmental Club, said. “The key to working on all of

the environmental issues that we face as a campus is getting people to talk about them. The competition builds off of itself.” Different from both the DePauw Environmental Group and the Office for Sustainability, DePauw’s Eco-Reps became an official group in the fall of 2011. Unlike the Environmental Group, students must apply and be accepted to serve as a representative. According to Miller, the Environmental Club is placing more emphasis on increasing student involvement for those who don’t have the time to commit to being an Eco Representative. “The Environmental Club seems like a great alternative to other environmental groups on campus that may require more of a commitment,” senior Taylor Horowitz said. While the Environmental Club has been responsible for the Energy Wars promotions on campus and the Eco-Reps have been responsible for the readings, the Office for Sustainability has focused its efforts on bringing the community together to act more as a unified effort. “We want to facilitate change across campus,” Anthony Baratta, Assistant Director of Sustainability said. “The Sustainability Office’s purpose is not to be the only group of people doing everything on campus- we are trying to bring people together, as well. “ According to Baratta, there are many variables to be considered in the competition of Energy Games. Discovering a baseline of energy consumption for each competing unit was one of them. “We can’t just compare an organization like Sigma Nu to an organization like Theta,” Baratta said. “The amount of people in the houses vary incredibly, meaning that energy consumption isn’t equal. So, we

measure according to percentage reduction and increase.” The Office for Sustainability measured energy consumption from each building involved in Energy Wars during the first two weeks of February. The average consumption for each building will transfer into the baseline. “These efforts really matter in dollars and cents. The purpose of Energy Games is to alert the DePauw community that this isn’t the only thing you can do,” Baratta said. “There are so many ways to increase sustainability on campus.” So far, Baratta is very pleased with the campus community’s efforts. “It’s a work in progress,” Baratta said. “The goal going forward is to keep getting more and more people involved and raising awareness. “ While the Energy Games will be coming to an end on March 10, that’s far from the conclusion of this semester’s sustainable efforts. A new initiative, the Student Sustainability Fund, will offer students the opportunity to formulate plans focused on increasing sustainability on campus. Pending on student applications voicing various ideas geared toward saving energy, DePauw Student Government along with the Office for Sustainability and the Allocations Board will determine how the money will be granted. According to Baratta, the SSF is a trial run. If all goes well, it will be officially institutionalized in the fall. “Our hope is to cast a wide net and involve more students than those just involved in environmental clubs around campus,” Baratta said. “We just want people with ideas to apply.”


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Ellis Washington: DPU musician to political savant

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“Affirmative action is not a hand up, but a chain around one’s ankle, wrist and mind that keeps people from achieving their God-given

abilities,” Ellis Washington, a DePauw alumni, said in his recent essay, “The Birth of an Intellectual Conservative- Parts One and Two.” On Feb. 8, Washington, who graduated in 1981, republished some of his essays from his time in Greencastle, exactly thirty years from when they were first published in The DePauw. While at DePauw, Washington went through a transformation and describes his experience as an epiphany. Since graduating, Washington was editor of the Michigan Law Review, a law clerk at the Rutherford Institute, has had seven books published in six different languages and currently writes for the Ellis Washington report and wnd.com. Washington grew up in Detroit and attended Cass Tech High School. He later received a scholarship to DePauw playing the French horn. “Everyone always complained when people were being loud or practicing in the halls but Ellis would practice his French horn and no one would complain,” Alan Hill, one of Ellis’s friends and another DePauw alumnus, who is now the vice president for enrollment at Franklin College, said. Orcenith Smith, the director of orchestra at DePauw, also remembers Washington. “He was always effective,” Smith said of Washington’s playing. He also recalled his embouchure, how Washington held the horn to his lips as unusual, but Smith said Washington, “made it work.” Aside from music, Washington was also the president of the Black Student Association on campus and a member of the Student Republican Party. In addition, Washington attributes his drastic change in political views to his time at DePauw. “I was like Peter in the bible — a total paradigm shift,” Washington said. Growing up, Washington was always a democrat but when he came to DePauw, he felt the faculty was too one sided towards democratic views and that he was not getting an even perspective. “I thought the liberal arts education was supposed to give you a balance of views, liberal, conservative and middle,” Washington said. “That’s what made me go out and find my own views.” During a Christmas break, he started reading books and articles on Ronald Reagan, and it changed his worldview. “I knew by doing that I was going to isolate myself from my fellow blacks,” Washington said.

A fellow musician and now a renowned trumpet player, Pharez Whitted doesn’t recall Ellis ever being very conservative and was taken aback by his change in views. “I wasn’t quite ready for the direction he went,” Whitted said. “I knew him then very well. The Ellis today, I’m not quite sure yet.” Although Whitted acknowledges his and Washington’s differences, he still recalls Washington’s engaging personality. “He had a comical way of being serious,” Whitted said. Washington went to DePauw at a time when there were less than thirty African Americans on campus. Although many did not see eye to eye on his beliefs, they were still very supportive. “They were happy for me in taking this step out” said Washington. Hill recalls Washington instigating many political talks. “He was a smart, smart guy,” Hill said. “Because he was from Detroit, he seemed more political savvy.” After graduating, Washington did not go straight into journalism or political writing. The year after graduation, Washington won an audition to travel with the Mexico City Orchestra in Toluca. From there, he became a graduate student at Harvard University in 1988 and was there the same time as President Barack Obama. After one year, he left and became an editor of the Michigan Law Review, by taking a blue book test, where he scored higher than more experienced third and fourth year law students to get the job. “I transcended affirmative action,” Washington said. Although their political beliefs are starkly different, Washington acknowledges a lot of similarities between himself and president Obama. They are both African American, they both were editors of Law reviews, they both went to Harvard at the same time, and they both have wives and daughters around the same age. Washington feels his views are so different from the norm that people have a hard time hearing it. “How can we get a new point of view if the powers to be don’t want to publish new opinions?” Washington said. On his own page, Washington currently has a spot called, “Socrates Corner,” where young republican intellectuals can post their thoughts on his website. “I want to do for my son and other conservative intellectuals out there what wasn’t done for me,” Washington said.

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There’s a popular phrase when it comes to college: students can choose two out of three options, social life, good grades or adequate sleep. For years, DePauw students have been known to try and juggle them all—and they’re starting to feel the strain. Stress is no stranger to students and faculty on DePauw’s campus. This institution’s academic rigor and high expectations challenge students to excel academically and strive to become extraordinary individuals. As the semester progresses, students work tirelessly to achieve this dream of “uncommon success,” often working into the wee hours of the morning to complete an assignment. Freshman Brandon Peters said the stress many students are dealing with has a simple cause. “There’s too much to do—different clubs, Management Fellows, sports, going to work out, hanging out with friend,” Peters said. “It starts to pile up.” In his book “Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach,” author Richard O. Straub defines stress as “the process by which a person perceives and responds to events that are judged to be challenging or threatening.” Stress is often caused by an increase in demanding activity: two tests on the same day, a paper due the next day and a basketball game the day after that. This increase in activity triggers a person’s “fight or flight” response. Straub describes this as the outpouring of the hormone epinephrine, otherwise known as adrenaline, with cortisol (a stress hormone) and other hormones enter the bloodstream. This change in hormonal levels allows a person to prepare to defend him or herself against imminent danger, either by attacking (fight) or escaping (flight). Sharon Smith, LMHC Clinical Counselor at the Wellness Center, described the surge of adrenaline as “a short term physiological tensing.” Smith explained that an extra burst of adrenaline often has a beneficial aspect to athletics, academics and mental exercise. “[Adrenaline] adds mental alertness that subsides when the challenge is met, enabling you to relax and carry on with normal activities,” Smith said. However, if a person is unable to return to a relaxed state, then the stress becomes negative. Smith noted that gradually this chronic stress begins to affect all of the systems of the body. “These changes in the body, such as increased heart rate, higher blood pressure, and stomach and muscle tension often can lead to mental and physical exhaustion and illness,” Smith said. For example, when stress strikes immune systems, they become drastically weakened. It is when high levels of stress are experienced that students are most vulnerable to airborne viruses and infections, including influenza, the common cold and the norovirus currently sweeping

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PAGES 8 & 9 through campus. Health isn’t the only aspect of life affected by stress; it can affect every part of a person’s day-today self, including physically, mentally, emotionally and behaviorally. High-pressure events, such as midterms or finals, trigger a dramatic peak in stress levels among students and staff. A stressed individual can become irritable, short-tempered and sometimes depressed. Peters said that in the transition from the high school to college environment, it has been easy for him to feel overwhelmed, and he has experienced the mood-changing symptoms of stress more than once. “Every little thing affects me more that it should because my mind’s preoccupied with homework,” Peter said. “It makes little things like forgetting a book stress me out even more.” Some students and faculty rely on stimulants, such as caffeine to stay alert and focused throughout the day. For some, drinking multiple cups of coffee before early morning classes has become a crucial step to their daily routine. Students who partake in late night study sessions often rely on other stimulants, such as energy drinks, to remain alert. These beverages contain high amounts of caffeine, sugar and other ingredients that can temporarily increase alertness and productivity. However, the overconsumption of these drinks can lead to agitation, increased anxiety and insomnia. However, there are many ways to avoid and combat stress. DePauw offers many resources to help students and faculty deal with the kinds of stress that are impossible to avoid in a college atmosphere. Smith herself facilitates one of these resources called “Stress Less.” The “Stress Less” group engages students in stress management through meditation, drumming, HeartMath and Energy medicine. Other DePauw programs encouraging stress reduction include PAWS for Stress and faculty and staff weekly meditation groups. Counseling services are also available to all students, faculty and staff. There are many simpler ways of combatting stress as well. Regular exercise is an excellent way of discharging stress. The Lilly Center offers exercise classes, such as yoga, Zumba, water aerobics and Pilates as a way for students to recharge their batteries. “Whenever I’m too stressed, I know it’s time to go for a run,” Peters said. Meditating at the Prindle Institute and being outdoors help significantly reduce the stress in the daily lives of students. “Going to a concert, a play, or art exhibit on campus can also help,” Smith said. Stress isn’t going anywhere. In the actionpacked lives those on DePauw’s campus lead it’s often hard to find enough time to sleep, much less sit back and relax. But with fewer cups of coffee and more exercise, many students and faculty alike may find themselves feeling calmer, more prepared, and most importantly, less stressed.

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How Stress-Prone Are YOU? Circle the answer that comes closest to how you feel. 1. I’m in a hurry. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 2. I look at my watch/cell phone. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time d) always 3. I take on too many responsibilities. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 4. I talk quickly and hasten conversations. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 5. I drink more than five alcoholic drinks per week. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 6. I am hard-driving. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 7. I feel guilty when I relax and do nothing during my leisure time. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 8. I have little time for hobbies. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 9. I do more than one thing at a time. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 10. I have to win at games to enjoy myself. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 11. I get irritable. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 12. When driving, I speed up to beat the red light. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 13. I get impatient with delays or interruptions. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 14. I get involved in multiple projects. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always 15. I constantly seek the respect and admiration of others. a) never b) rarely c) usually d) most of the time e) always

Scoring Never=1 Rarely = 2 Usually=3 Most of the time=4 Always=5 Add up the numerical values of your answers. Then look below to determine how stress prone you are.

15 - 27 = under-stimulated 28 - 46 = good balance 47 - 55 = vulnerable to stress 56 - 75 = extremely vulnerable to stress

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New Mid-term Stress Relief Program By NICOLE DECRISCIO features@thedepauw.com

Licensed mental health counselor Scott Hamilton’s personal interest in dogs has led to a potential new program involving the use of dogs to relieve student’s stress. Hamilton first became interested in the natural dog training model of Kevin Behan, from Vermont. He read Behan’s book and spent last summer as an apprentice at his firm. “He really tries to talk about the emotional capacity of a dog as well as the human, and how through emotion that is really how human and dog can connect,” Hamilton said. The program, called P.A.W.S. for Stress, is part of the Wellness Center’s growing outreach program. The first time for the event is in Bowman Park on March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting. “The things the presence of a dog can provide for a human being in terms of just feeling connected with another being and as a way of stress relief sounded like a really good idea for me to promote,” Hamilton said. Hamilton has two dogs and will be bringing one of them. “Dogs seem to be happy as part of their core nature and so they’re very playful,” Hamilton said. “I think dogs allow us to bring a little bit of playfulness out of ourselves.” Freshman Ashley Ullyot also believes that spending time with a dog can be beneficial. “Whenever I play with a dog, I feel a lot better. I think the relationship between a human and a dog is a beautiful thing,” Ullyot said. DePauw isn’t the first university to use pets to help students relieve stress. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of ten universities that allow pets within their dorms with the intention of relieving stress. Each university has their own regulations as to what type of pets are allowed and other requirements such as weight limits, age minimum and mandatory vaccines. Hamilton does not believe that DePauw should allow a special pet dorm, as college students have busy lives that don’t necessarily allow them to be the best pet owners. ���A dog is a living being, which experiences emotions and experiences stress just like we do; albeit they respond to it in different ways,” Hamilton said. Hamilton also pointed to the common misconception that animals eliminate stress. Instead, he believes they are more of a coping mechanism. “Hanging out with a dog,” Hamilton said, “isn’t like talking a pill or a medication just to make us feel better.” Hamilton hopes to offer this again towards the end of the semester and his tentative plans include offering the program a couple of time a month starting next fall. Freshman Emily Waitt was excited when she heard about the P.A.W.S. for Stress program. Waitt pointed to the fact that in the upcoming week she has multiple exams, a lab practical, and a midterm. “I miss my dogs so much,” Waitt said. “That’s been one of the hardest parts about coming to college.” Hamilton said that he thinks most student dog owners miss their dogs the most. “That four-legged thing,” Hamilton said, “wagging its tail is our heart right there.”


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THE DEPAUW | Editorial Board Dana Ferguson | Editor-in-Chief Isabelle Chapman | Managing Editor Joseph Fanelli | Managing Editor Becca Stanek | Chief Copy Editor Anastasia Way | Chief Copy Editor

Bring open-access policy to campus In light of Aaron Swartz’s death, Professor Kelsey Kauffman (whose daughter was dating Swartz at the time of his death) has initiated a discussion about the accessibility of information. She is requesting that DePauw University support the adoption of an open-access policy in regards to scholarly journals. The DePauw Editorial Board agrees with her. As it stands, academic journal publishers are making a lot of money off of these fees, from schools including DePauw, by charging users to access information. As an academic institution we need access to such resources, but the price that accompanies this access is exorbitant. Schools shouldn’t have to put such a vast amount of money toward academic journals that our own professors wrote in the first place. These academic journals are similar to scalpers who buy out event tickets only to resell them to the public at four times their original price. And to make this even worse, the publishing companies aren’t even paying the authors for their work. Essentially, publishing companies are ridiculously expensive middle men preventing easy access to higher education. Roy O. West spends 85% of its $1 million annual operating budget so that students and faculty can access these articles. Think about how different our library could be if we could use this money elsewhere. An open-access policy is the answer. Several of the Ivy League schools, including Harvard, have adopted the policy, in addition to many state universities and even a few small liberal arts colleges. If DePauw joins, articles that our professors publish would be accessible to anyone for free online, not just those who have the cash to pay for it. While adding our voice into the conversation may not result in any immediate change to our information systems, it’s important to take a stance. Aaron Swartz believed that knowledge should not be something people have to pay for. We agree. Access to information is how a society develops -- and we’re talking about intellectual growth, not economic growth. To the faculty, when it comes time to vote, we encourage you to vote for open-access. This would prevent you from having to buy back your own articles from libraries like JSTOR, Academic Search Premier and Lexis/Nexis Academic. The first amendment states the people’s right to free speech, religion and freedom of the press. The right that should follow closely is public access to academic resources.

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The DePauw welcomes letters to the editor. Letters must be signed and accompanied by the author’s name and phone number. Letters have a 350-word limit and are subject to editing for style and length. The DePauw reserves the right to reject letters that are libelous or sent for promotional or advertising purposes. Deliver letters to the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, email the editor-in-chief, Dana Ferguson, at editor@thedepauw.com or write The DePauw at 609 S. Locust St., Greencastle, Ind. 46135.

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Conversations necessary to address misogyny CONNER GORDON

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t was 30 degrees outside, at most. I stood outside of a fraternity for my first round of men’s recruitment. I tried to dispel my worries and enter the house with an open mind. I was hopeful that the greek system wasn’t just a real-life “Animal House,” and that I wouldn’t be rooming with the next John Blutarsky. In the fifty minutes I spent inside the house, I was exposed to some of the most disgusting, misogynistic attitudes about women that I have ever heard. It began when the speaker asked some of his brothers about the best part of the fraternity experience. The answer? “F***ing a lot of p**sy,” met with emphatic cheers and laughter from the other brothers. Throughout the speech, women were referred to not as individuals, but as disposable sex objects provided for the enjoyment of the fraternity men. Such attitudes received no rebuke, but instead praise from many of the men. Welcome to the Animal House. I could not believe such beliefs were not only present on DePauw’s campus, but also deemed acceptable to present to incoming recruits. Nearly three weeks later, I sat in the Hub eating lunch. One Billion Rising, a worldwide protest against sexual violence directed towards women, had just begun outside. A coordinator of the event stood up on a table and began to speak. “One in three women will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.” She was met with laughter and groans of disapproval.

As I watched her struggle to maintain the crowd’s attention, I was brought back to that fraternity once again. The exasperated sighs and dismissive laughs of those around me are the very same as the cheers I heard during recruitment. The responses are different, but the message is the same: the struggle faced by billions of women every day, whether on this campus or across the world, is nothing to be upset about. We all must address the misogyny that is perpetuated on this campus. However, we cannot simply point fingers at individual chapters, nor can we blame the greek system as a whole. I joined a fraternity myself, and am confident that the disrespect I experienced during recruitment is not simply a byproduct of going greek. There are many true gentlemen who belong to fraternities all over this campus, and to judge them by the unacceptable actions of their peers would be unfair. But the sexism and misogyny of our campus does not end at the doors of our fraternities. It exists in every rape joke, every slut-shaming comment and every dismissal of legitimate women’s issues as “radical feminist talking points.” We cannot allow such misogynistic attitudes to be considered acceptable in any space — greek or otherwise. Until we address these opinions, we as a student body will only allow such sentiments to grow. No longer can we remain silent on attitudes that dehumanize and degrade over half of our student body. Now more than ever, we must start the conversation about the misogyny that has been allowed to grow unchecked on our campus. Surely, we can do better than this. — Gordon is a freshman from Baltimore, Md. with an undecided major. opinion@thedepauw.com


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Alumni connections key to career preparation CAROLINE HEYDE

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resident Casey recently announced that Kenneth W. and Carrie Melinda Coquillette ’82 gave $2 million to DePauw to fund new programming in the Center for Student Engagement. Their gifts will focus on career preparation, creating an endowment and discretionary fund that will allow for more programming and staffing enhancements — specifically the “Sophomore Year Experience” series that will provide academic and professional guidance. While these proactive measures are certainly appreciated, upperclassmen, specifically seniors, would also like to see more integration of DePauw’s extensive alumni network into the changing Center for Student Engagement. As a soon-tobe DePauw graduate headed for the work force in

May, I’m currently using every connection I can to build my network. While the current Center for Student Engagement does a fantastic job helping students discover future career paths and write cover letters and resumes, in my experience, they tend to struggle to connect students to alumni. One way to better link students, past and present, would be to more effectively utilize the Bartlett Alumni House. Last year, I made an appointment at the Center for Student Engagement to connect with alumni in advertising in Chicago, I was referred to the Bartlett Alumni House. Tucked away on the far side of campus, the Bartlett Alumni House is a hidden gem for students seeking contact information for alumni in a particular region and field. With a simple request for names of former DePauw students in advertising, public relations or marketing in Chicago, I was able to secure a Winter Term internship. While the Bartlett Alumni House serves alumni first and foremost, they can also easily help students connect with alumni. But many students

are unaware that these resources are available. How could this resource help connect more students to alumni? It must be visible. As one of the current improvement projects, the alumni office must be incorporated into the Center for Student Engagement. A Bartlett Alumni House employee should have an office to advise students at the Center for Student Engagement. This employee would divide time working at the Bartlett Alumni Center and the Center for Student Engagement. At a central campus location, students would be able to easily connect with alumni. On a campus that boasts one of the strongest alumni networks in the country, this focus needs to be at the forefront of the Center for Student Engagement. By pooling the resources of the Bartlett Alumni House, students of all ages and stages of pre-professional development will benefit. — Heyde is a senior from Mount Prospect, Ill. majoring in communication. opinion@thedepauw.com

The bigger implications behind the Harlem Shake craze STEPHEN SHAPIRO

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he Internet is a strange place. It’s the origin of countless pop culture phenomena — GIFs, memes, mash-ups. Perhaps the strangest example as of late is the spawn of Harlem Shake videos, a series of dances to a heavy bass instrumental track produced by Baauer. Catchy as it is, that Harlem Shake fad isn’t actually the Harlem Shake. It has nothing to do with the rich tradition of dance and the arts in Harlem dating back to 1981. It bears no connection with the Ethiopian dance called the Eskita, from which the first Harlem Shake is derived. The emergence of the “new” Harlem Shake is a classic example of white cultural appropriation — the divorcing of certain cultural elements from their original history and meaning. I recently read an editorial in Indiana University’s student newspaper, The Indiana Daily Student. The article contested that “The Harlem Shake is not racist and should not be viewed as a misrepresentation of Harlem culture.” I think that such a claim misses the larger picture. As the editorial states, this is an issue of cultural appropriation, which means something that one particular race, creed or community identi-

fies with being adopted and transformed in some way by another group. While I agree that cultural appropriation is the big issue here, I cannot agree that the Harlem Shake meme is not racist. The Harlem Shake meme misrepresents and undermines a culture by adopting the name of something well-established to a group while simultaneously denying that objects’ identity and origin. This phenomenon is frequently linked to white westerners, and rightly so. Rock and roll was originally a black art form that came out of the blues era. Bandmasters like Louis Jordan and Count Basie held wide-spread fame on both black and white pop charts. Then, a record producer put a white man on stage that produced the same sound and suddenly rock and roll was born (I’m talking to you, Elvis). This is obviously a distillation, but the point remains the same: cultural appropriation is not an archaic idea. How does this affect our Harlem Shake? Well, the real Harlem Shake is a dance that originated in Harlem in the early 80’s. The editorial says that “We must consider the Harlem Shake controversy as part of a larger trial against the white co-option of hip-hop, rock ’n’ roll…Michael Jackson and other things that began as solely black.” My biggest issue with this argument is that the Harlem Shake meme makes no mention of or homage to the original Harlem Shake — it merely shows a bunch of people dancing like idiots. The editorial seems to take a classic Anglo

response to claims of racism: “We can’t do anything that isn’t ‘white’ now?!” That also misses the point. Talk to anyone from Harlem. If you aren’t from Harlem, then you can’t know Harlem. By “humping air” (as one video puts it) and calling it the Harlem Shake, social clout and mainstream attention are given to an art that really isn’t what it claims to be. Whether or not people view the meme and think “Wow, people from Harlem must be weird” is entirely unimportant. The fact is that by using the name “Harlem Shake” — a name that already has meaning — and substituting a new absurd dance, the real Harlem Shake is marred both in the act itself and through its historical context. For a decent portion of Harlem citizens and other individuals, the Harlem Shake is another example of cultural appropriation by people blind to bigger issues. At its core, the Harlem Shake meme is cultural plagiarism. It is fine when a white writer draws inspiration from Maya Angelou. However, it is something entirely different for that writer to call their first book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. The Harlem Shake meme shows ignorance, an ignorance that demeans an entire section of American cultural heritage and those who identify with it. — Shapiro is a senior from Southport, Ind. majoring in English literature. opinion@thedepauw.com

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What do you think about the effectiveness and purpose of the Energy Games? “They definitely make people think about preserving energy, but then we forget about it once [the Games] are over.” BLAKE LAMPTON, junior “I think the trash talking between Asbury and Harrison professors is hilarious.”

SUMO CHATTERJEE, junior “It’s a great idea, but I’d like to see it acted out longer than three weeks.”

TAYLOR ZARTMAN, sophomore “It’s more become more of a tradition than actual awareness. It doesn’t change behavior after the fact.”

ORLANDO RAMIREZ, senior EMILY BRELAGE / THE DEPAUW

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Tigers host La Roche today in NCAA tournament first round

Senior Kate Walker drives the ball during the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament championship Saturday. The women won the game 63-49 and Walker was named the tournament’s most valuable player. EMILY GREEN / THE DEPAUW By MICHAEL APPELGATE sports@thedepauw.com  

The quest for a second national title begins today. Ever since the DePauw women’s basketball team won the Division III NCAA tournament title in 2007, and advanced to the quarterfinals the year after, the Tigers haven’t advanced past the second

round for four straight years. They are losses that are difficult to talk about for players and coaches, and head coach Kris Huffman is determined to change that end result. DePauw hosts the first round of the NCAA tournament against La Roche College in the Neal Fieldhouse tonight at 7 p.m. When the selection show announced Monday afternoon the Tigers would face the Redhawks, players and coaches alike turned to each other wondering where La Roche

(24-2) was located. It didn’t take them long to find information on the school from Pittsburgh, Penn., and learn the selection meant their third straight NCAA appearance. While players took to the internet, assistant coaches Mary Smith and Dana Ferguson began scouring game-tape on the Redhawks. There wasn’t any past video in DePauw’s vault because there wasn’t any that existed. The programs have never before met. “We’ve watched a ton of games trying to prep for it,” Huffman said. “We come up with the best scouting report that we can when you’ve never faced them.” A brief glance at La Roche’s statistics is telling enough: four juniors average more than 30 minutes per game, and they are led by two players scoring more than 15 points. “In a normal game, minus media timeouts, I would think our depth would be a factor,” Huffman said. “In the NCAA tournament, because they have so many media timeouts, I think it’s a non-factor. "Their athleticism stands out. They drive the ball well, are good in transition and have a post player who will be really difficult to slow down.” Jessica Pitts, a 5-foot-8 forward, will draw much attention from the Tigers’ defense.   “She is so fast with the ball in her hands, and is by far the most athletic player we will have faced this year,” Huffman said of Pitts. Along with Pitts — who averages 15.4 points per game — is a 5-foot-5 guard, Casie Cygan, who led the Redhawks with 18.7 points per game. Cygan is the only player for La Roche to play in all 26 games, and averaged a team-high, 36 minutes per game. “We need to make sure we have good team defense,” Huffman said. “We have to make sure they’re not getting to the rim on us. We need to finish that team defense with rebounding because

they are very active on the glass. “Their athleticism carries over to the offensive end where they can disrupt our offense, we have to take care of the basketball.” La Roche also plays an aggressive style of defense evident by its No. 5 spot in Division III in steals per game with 16.7.  “We can’t take anyone lightly,” Huffman said. “You blink and your season is over. I like how we’ve prepared this week. Our team is hungry to try and extend this season. We’ve been pretty focused, and trying to manage some injuries have been a focus this week.” DePauw’s leading scorer, Alex Gasaway, will be a game-time decision today after suffering a knee injury in practice last week. The junior has participated in practice on a limited basis the past couple of days, and may come off the bench tonight In her place, fellow-junior Alison Stephens will make her third start of her college career. Last weekend, she pulled down 20 rebounds and scored 13 points in the semifinals. If DePauw gets past La Roche, it will face the winner of Maryville College (23-4) and Otterbein University (21-6), who play in the Neal Fieldhouse at 5 p.m. During the week, Huffman’s assistants have worked on scouting both teams in preparation for a potential matchup on Saturday in the second round. “You don’t want to leave all that prep in case we win.,” Huffman said. “Initially our focus was on La Roche, and now they’ve branched off to look at the potential opponents.”

Huffman and five players receive NCAC honors THE DEPAUW REPORTS sports@thedepauw.com

  DePauw women’s basketball head coach, Kris Huffman, was named the North Coast Athletic Conference coach of the year for the second straight year this past Monday. Five of Huffman’s players were given NCAC honors as well. Alex Gasaway, a junior forward, and Kate Walker, a senior point guard, were named to the NCAC first team. Ellie Pearson, a senior forward, and Savannah Trees, a sophomore guard, were both named to the NCAC second team along with Ali Ross, a junior guard, who

received an honorable mention. Last season, Walker was a second team selection, and two years ago in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, was an honorable mention. A year ago, Pearson was a second team selection in the NCAC and Ross was a first team selection. This is Gasaway’s first conference distinction. Huffman has guided her team to the program’s first undefeated regular season and is currently tied for the school’s longest wining streak with 28 games this season. She earned her 11th conference coach of the year award with the NCAC distinction and third straight after winning it last year combined with her award as SCAC coach of the year two years ago.

The Tigers will host La Roche College on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Neal Fieldhouse for the first round of the NCAA Division III national tournament. Barry Flynn, on the men’s basketball team, was the lone selection by the NCAC to earn post-season honors. The NCAC named the senior forward to the first team, checking in with 15.4 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game. The men ended their season last week in the NCAC quarterfinal, a 63-62 loss to Wittenberg University.


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March Sports Schedule

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013

Sunday

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Thursday

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• Track at NCAC Indoor Track and Field Championship • Women’s Indoor Tennis Div. III National Indoor Championship • Women’s Basketball v. La Roche 7 p.m.

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• Men’s Tennis v. Butler 4:30 p.m. • Men’s Lax at Fontbonne 7 p.m.

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•JV Baseball at Wabash 4:30 p.m. •Men’s Lax at Alboin 7 p.m. •Women’s Lax at Franklin 7:30 p.m.

•Baseball vs. Concordia 10 a.m. •Baseball vs. Rose Hulman 4 p.m.

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• Softball vs. SUNY Cartland 3 p.m. • Women’s Tennis vs. Oberlin 4:30 p.m. • Softball vs. Claremont 5:30 p.m.

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•Women’s Lax vs. Wilmington 3 p.m. •Softball vs. Franklin 3:30 p.m. •JV Baseball vs. Wabash 4:30 p.m.

•Softball vs. TBD •Baseball at Manchester 1 p.m. •Women’s Lacrosse at North Central 1 p.m.

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•Men’s Tennis vs. UC – Santa Cruz at PomonaPitzer 10 a.m. •Baseball vs. St. Thomas, Minn. 12 p.m. •Women’s Tennis vs. Middlebury 3 p.m.

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Fontbonne 1 p.m. •Men’s Tennis at UC-San Diego 2 p.m. •Softball at Calvin 3:30 p.m. •Men’s Lax at Translyvania 4 p.m.

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•Women’s Tennis vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater at Pomona-Pitzer 10 a.m. •Softball at Hope 3:30 p.m.

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•Men’s Golf at Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate

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• Track at NCAC Indoor Championship • Women’s Indoor Tennis Championship • Softball at Rhodes 12 p.m. • Women’s Bball Friday’s winners 7 p.m.

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•Men’s Tennis vs. Chicago 9 a.m.

•Softball vs. Christopher Newport 10 a.m. •Baseball vs. Manchester 12 p.m. •Men’s Lax vs. Carthage 2 p.m. •Women’s Tennis vs. Chicago 2:30 p.m. •Men’s Tennis vs. Earlham 6 p.m.

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•Baseball at RoseHulman 11 a.m. •Men’s Lax at Beloit 1 p.m. •Baseball vs. Concordia (Ill.) 2 p.m.

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•Men’s Golf at Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate •Men’s and Women’s Tennis at Redlands 10 a.m. •Men and Women’s Track at Rose-Hulman Early Bird • Baseball vs. Denison 12 p.m.

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•Softball at Hiram 1 p.m. •Women’s Lax vs. Hiram 1 p.m. •Men’s Lax at Denison 2 p.m. •Women’s Tennis at Claremont-Mudd Scripps 2:30 p.m.


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Meet the 2013 national swimmers

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Thirteen swimmers will head to nationals By ABBY MARGULIS sports@thedepauw.com

The official list of collegiate athletes whose swimming times qualified for the Division III National Championship was released Wednesday night.  Eight men and five women on the DePauw swimming and diving teams will head to Shenandoah, Texas on March 20 to compete in at Conroe ISD Natatorium.  Sophomore Casey Hooker was the lone A-cut qualifier in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. This is Hooker’s second year qualifying for nationals. The 800-yard freestyle relay team, and both the 400 and 200 medley relay teams also qualified for nationals.  On these relays re-occurring appearances at nationals will be made by seniors Matt Kukurugya and Robby Spichiger, juniors Jack Burgeson and Matt Haeske and sophomore Alex Alfonso.  The following swimmers made the B-cut and will be swimming at nationals – Alfonso, Kukurugya, freshman Alex Grissom and freshman Daniel McGuinness. On the girls team two relays qualified - the 800 and 400 freestyle relays. Freshmen Dana Zerbini and Caroline Bridges, sophomore Emily Weber and senior Nicole Rossillo will compete in the 800 freestyle relay.  Freshman Erin Horne, Zerbini, Bridges and Rossillo will swim in the 400. Weber will swim the 500 yard freestyle and Bridges will swim the 50 yard freestyle individually. As the men head toward nationals, Cohen hopes they will place within the top ten teams.  The men are training the hardest they have all season with at least four to five morning practices in addition to daily evening practices as they head toward nationals, head coach Adam Cohen said.  Nationals bring different pressures than the regular season and the men traveling to Texas need to be mentally prepared as well as in their best physical shape, Cohen said.  “They no longer have their teammates and are in a pool with the best of the best,” Cohen said. “It’s the nationals mentality now.” The men’s team finished 19th and the women’s team finished 39th at last year’s national meet.

THE MARCH SPORTS CALENDAR

page 14 Top Left to clockwise: sophomore Casey Hooker, freshman Danny McGuinness, freshman Blake Lehmann, freshman Alex Grissom, (group photo) Hooker, junior Alex Alfonso, Lehmann and McGuinness, senior Matt Kukurugya, Alfonso, junior Emily Weber, freshman Caroline Bridges, (group photo) freshman Erin Horne, senior Nicole Rossillo, Weber and Bridges, (group photo) Weber, Zerbini, Bridges an Rossillo, (group photo) junior Jack Burgeson, Alfonso, Kukurugya and Lehmann, (group photo) Grissom, Haeske and Hooker, (group photo) Burgeson, Alfonso, Lehmann and McGuiness

NCAC POST-SEASON AWARDS

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