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Student arrested for driving under the influence By ELLEN KOBE

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A student with a 0.20 blood alcohol content was arrested early Friday morning after crashing his car into a parked vehicle outside of Hogate Hall at the intersection of Locust and Howard Streets, according to DePauw Public Safety. Senior Brett Stamper was charged for three accounts, including a class C misdemeanor for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a person, and a class B misdemeanor for failure to stop after an accident resulting in damage to an unattended vehicle, according to the police report filed by the Putnam County Courthouse. At 12:20 a.m. Thursday night, Public Safety responded to a phone call from freshman Dan Burmeister, who heard the crash from the window of his dorm room in Hogate. A red Ford Mustang hit a blue Ford SUV parked on the side of the road, which in turn crashed into a silver Ford Focus. According to Officer Rick Keller’s incident report, when Burmeister called Public Safety, Stamper was driving the red car in an attempt to leave the scene of the crash. But Stamper’s car had failed outside of Delta Gamma sorority shortly after the crash, according to the police report. When Keller questioned Stamper about the accident, Stamper said he was at his residence, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, when he “heard someone taking [his] car, and [he] started running after it.” Keller tried telling Stamper that his story did not make sense logistically, but Stamper insisted that was the case. Another witness, freshman Sara Blanton, identified Stamper as the driver of the car, Officer Keller said. Officer Keller ran a series of three sobriety tests — a horizontal gaze nystagmus test, a walk and turn test and a one legged stand test — all of which Stamper failed, according to the police report. After the portable breath test that showed his BAC was 0.20, officer Keller said Stamper refused to take a chemical test, which resulted in an immediate suspension of his driver’s license. In Indiana, the legal limit of alcohol consumption is a 0.08 BAC. Stamper was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated and failure to stop after an accident with an unattended vehicle. A photo taken of Stamper at the jail shows minor injuries on his face, according to the police report. Stamper was released from jail on his own recognizance and has entered a not guilty plea with the court and has a pre-trial meeting on May 1. Stamper declined to comment on his arrest. Director of Public Safety Angela Nally said driving on campus while intoxicated is a hazard for multiple reasons. “You never know when people will be walking on the sidewalk or crossing the street, and an impaired driver, when you have so many pedestrians, is a pretty scary thing,” Nally said. She also noted that students don’t have an excuse to drink and drive, due to DePauw relatively small campus and alternative options the university offers, such as Safe Ride. “There’s so many options that are in place to help students choose other options besides drinking and driving,” Nally said.



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The Office of Public Safety has presented the information about the accident to the Community Standards Review team, which will decide if it is a violation on university policy and determine what procedures to take from there. Senior Ryan Keefe, who drives the silver Ford Focus, said that the accident has inconvenienced him, as he was planning to road trip to Hilton Head, S.C., for Spring Break. However, he believes insurance will cover the accident. “I don’t really care, I’m just happy that no one was hurt,” Keefe said. Burmeister, the freshman who reported the incident to Public Safety, said he feels bad for all of those involved with the incident. “The summary of my feelings about the whole thing is sympathy because it’s not something [Stamper or the car owners] needed,” he said.

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Third VPAA candidate comes to campus He currently teaches economics and business while serving as the acting career services director at Colorado College, a liberal arts school in the Rocky Mountains. During his tenure at Colorado College Stimpert served as the chair of the economics and business department, as well as the faculty executive committee and social sciences executive committee. During the 2002-2003 school year, he participated in the ACE Fellows program, a training program for college leaders. He spent the year at Earlham College where he was the special assistant to the president. If hired, Stimpert said he has three ideas on how to make DePauw better and differentiate it from similar institutions. First, he suggests creating a story that will explain what kind of institution DePauw is and how DePauw outshines similar institutions. Stimpert calls this story the institution’s “saga.” The “saga” would be more specific and longer than a mission statement and would be used by the entire DePauw community in recruiting high school students and in socializing with new staff and students.

“Too often we facilitate students’ extended childhoods instead of nurturing their emerging adulthoods.” -Larry Stimpert, candidate for VPAA

Larry Stimpert, a finalist for DePauw’s VPAA position, gives a short speech and takes questions from several DePauw staff and faculty members in Meharry Hall on Monday evening. Faculty will submit their opinions of each of the candidates in an online survey. SUNNY STRADER / THE DEPAUW

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Roughly 60 faculty and staff attended a Q&A session with Larry Stimpert, the third and final VPAA finalist to visit DePauw, in Meharry Hall on Monday evening. The finalist said he was attracted to DePauw because it is a strong liberal arts school looking for improvement without abandoning its heritage. “I’ve seen some liberal arts schools say they need to add online courses or masters programs,” Stimpert said. “I’m not interested in

that.” If hired, Stimpert said he sees himself facing several challenges. Some of these include diversifying the student body as America’s ethnic population grows, and ensuring DePauw students can find jobs after graduation, a challenge that will require improvements to career services. Stimpert attended Illinois Wesleyan University as an undergrad, earning a B.A. in economics before attending Columbia University where he earned an M.B.A in finance before earning a Ph.D in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Second, Stimpert wants to provide all students with a transforming liberal arts experience through better mentoring and advising. “We are tempted to focus on the top students who come in wanting to get the most out of their college years,” Stimpert said. “But we can’t forget the students who aren’t at the top of the class.” Third, he wants to merge academics and activities to ensure that students are getting the most out of their time at DePauw and are well-prepared for their post-graduate experience. “Too often we facilitate students’ extended childhoods instead of nurturing their emerging adulthoods,” Stimpert said. Stimpert is the third VPAA candidate to visit campus. Originally another candidate was scheduled to visit campus later this week, but he accepted a counteroffer from Brown University. Wayne Glausser, chair of the search committee, said he did not know when the new VPAA will be chosen, but that they will meet to discuss the three candidates on Thursday. President Brian Casey said he will review the three candidates’ references and performance reviews from faculty, staff and students in selecting the new vice president for academic affairs.

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Delta Chi fraternity hopes to return to DePauw

Delta Chi alumni are currently in conversation about recolonizing the DePauw chapter. The house has been unoccupied since the chapter left campus in 2011. SUNNY STRADER / THE DEPAUW By NICOLE DECRISCIO

Delta Chi fraternity, which left DePauw two academic years ago, is planning to return for the 2013-2014 school year. The fraternity closed its DePauw chapter at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year in response to declining membership and increasing debt, The DePauw reported on February 4, 2011. The chapter also had to repair and update its house to bring it up to the university’s code. Repairs would have cost upwards of $2 million. At the time, it was decided that the best course of action was to close the chapter with the hopes of re-colonizing in a few years. “We’ve been working with university since [the chapter was] closed, to return in the spring of 2014,” Justin Sherman, the executive director of Delta Chi fraternity’s international headquarters said. Sherman said that they have been working with dean of campus life Dorian Shager to ensure that Delta Chi returns to DePauw.

“We still have some final things to be done with the university,” Sherman said. One of these responsibilities is for representatives of Delta Chi nationals to conduct a formal presentation for the university, introducing the new Delta Chi. Sherman noted that this aspect of the process is particularly important to Delta Chi’s national headquarters. “We’re all about relationship building on Delta Chi’s end and we want to make sure that we’re working close to the [interfraternity council] and the rest of the university in this process,” Sherman said. The presentation is being planned for sometime this spring. The goal of Delta Chi national headquarters is to become familiar with the university next fall before formal recruitment. However, Sherman pointed out that what happens after the presentation is up to the university. “We’re kind of like guests at the university, although it is a student organization,” Sherman said. “We work very close to the university to ensure that were doing everything that we are supposed to and that we aren’t stepping on anybody’s toes.” The resulting goal is to participate in recruit-

ment next spring, after making formal announcements to the student body in the fall. The chapter would most likely use members from neighboring chapters such as Indiana University at Bloomington or Purdue University to assist with the recruitment process. “The university has told us they would like us to be there at some point throughout the fall,” said Sherman. “To bring a little exposure to the organization itself, to let people know that Delta Chi will be there in the spring and to familiarize our staff with the university itself.” According to Sherman, re-colonizing the chapter will provide new members an opportunity to start something new. “We look for the best men on campus that currently are not greek,” Sherman said. “We’re laying down the foundation for the future of an organization, so we want to make sure that we do it right and recruit the right members.” Re-opening the chapter next year will be too late for individuals who composed the previously final pledge class to reap the benefits of reopening. However, senior Delta Chis, Jordan Thomas and Kalpesh Mehta, said they look forward to the

future of the chapter and are optimistic about what the “new” Delta Chi will look like. Despite the closing of the chapter, members have preserved their fraternity bond. “I haven’t lost any brotherhood with any of the members,” Thomas said. “We still keep in contact. We still meet up.” Thomas said that he feels the only thing members have lost is a centralized location for them to meet. Mehta reaffirmed this view and noted that they still have the opportunity to talk to Delta Chi alumni and network. The fraternity will have a focus on academics and the fraternity’s founding principles. Thomas said this model has been used for several years at chapters that are just starting off. The chapter will also have frequent visits by and contact with alumni mentors to make sure that the chapter stays on track. “They don’t want [DePauw Delta Chi] to be the party house,” said Thomas. “They want [members] to be what a Delta Chi is—a gentleman and a scholar.” Thomas also noted that so far, Delta Chi nationals seems to have President Brian Casey’s support on reopening the chapter. The return of Delta Chi raises the question of housing for the new members of the fraternity. Sherman said as of now there is no housing plan. Referring to a transformation like Sigma Nu fraternity made in switching houses, Casey said, “I wonder if Delta Chi would do the same thing, sort of imagine themselves as a smaller unit.”

“We already have a lot fraternities here, but at the same time I think there’s a demand for a house like Delta Chi.” — Jordan Thomas, senior

Thomas said headquarters and alumni have decided the ideal location for a new house would be north of campus between Seminary Street and Washington Street, whether this means buying a house or buying property on which they could build a house. Mehta added: “Temporary lodging might be in Anderson Street Hall.” Thomas believes there is value in reopening the Delta Chi at DePauw, where it was the third oldest Delta Chi chapter in the country. “We already have a lot of fraternities here,” Thomas said. “But at the same time I think there’s a demand for a house like Delta Chi.”

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Vandalism takes a hold on campus

March 15

Public Safety, facilities management frustrated with destruction

• Driving under the influence / failure to stop after an accident with unattended vehicle • Arrested: Brett Stamper | Time: 12:20 a.m. | Place: Howard / Locust St.


Wabash students aren’t the only ones with an interest in vandalizing DePauw’s campus. Late at night, on Saturday, March 9, both the admissions sign and the chalkboard on East College lawn were broken. The chalkboard sign appeared to have been kicked and broken, and the admissions sign was kicked over and broken as well. The person responsible for the admissions sign incident was not a student and will be referred to the prosecutor’s office. A DePauw student witnessed the incident, but did not report anything, so the student has been forwarded to Community Standards. Director of Public Safety, Angela Nally, said vandalism is an ongoing issue at DePauw and has been a constant conversation over the last two weeks. “It is quite costly and unsightly,” Nally said. “But unfortunately, it is something that is tolerated. We need to come together as a community and have zero tolerance for it.” Students do not seem to realize that even the smallest acts of vandalism contribute to the problem. “If an individual says it’s just one banner, but when several say it’s just one banner that means several are missing,” Nally said. Aside from the broken signs and stolen banners, light fixtures have been pushed over, flowers have been taken out of their beds, trash cans have been pushed over and tree limbs have been broken. And that is not even taking into account what goes on inside closed doors of fraternity houses. “The side of our house got egged on Bid Night, and we get TP’d every so often,” Benjamin Roess, president of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity said. “At parties, people sometimes pull our fire alarm or intentionally break things too. Aside from that, we’re lucky that no serious damage has been done.” Roess said that he thinks vandalism is a problem on campus and it is prevalent both around campus and in fraternities. “When alcohol enters the equation, people often forget they are a guest in someone’s home,” Roess said. “Things are going to occasionally get broken anywhere, but the line is crossed when people are purposefully damaging things on a regular basis. As a small community, we should know better.” When things do get vandalized on campus or in fraternities or anywhere else, it is always someone else who is going to have to clean it up or pay for it. “We’re responsible for all our guests so if something gets broken, it’s basically on us,” Alex Parker, president of Delta Upsilon fraternity said. Parker agrees with Roess that it is the worst within fraternity houses. “I think it is something that is under-publicized

because fraternities just take care of it,” Parker said. While the fraternity members must shoulder the responsibility of cleaning up vandalism within their house, it falls on the head of Facilities Management to clean up broken items around campus. “The facilities folks are saddened when campus gets defaced. They put in all the time and energy to make

“When alcohol enters the equation, people often forget they are a guest in someone’s home. Things are going to occasionally get broken anywhere, but the line is crossed when people are purposefully damaging things on a regular basis. As a small community, we should know better.” - Ben Roess, junior

campus beautiful and then they have to put in more to clean it up," Nally said. Head of Facilities Management Rob Harper had to clean up the Office of Admissions early Sunday morning after it was vandalized Saturday night. Although the person responsible for the admissions sign was apprehended, in general, most vandalism instances go unpunished. “I think it’s a hard thing to catch,” junior Alecia Kubicki said. “By the time Public Safety gets there, the acts have already been done.” In order to catch those responsible, Public Safety urges students to report vandalism acts and take this issue seriously. "I hope students are invested in the campus and are reporting and stepping in. I am hoping those trends also continue," Nally said. To make it easier for students to report acts of vandalism, Public Safety offers a silent witness feature on its website. This enables students to report acts of vandalism with or without their name so that they can choose whether or not to be involved in the investigation. Overall, there is a general consensus that the vandalism issue needs to be addressed and dealt with. “It's an on going effort. It's a combination of the community, culture, and change,” Nally said. “It’s not acceptable to vandalize our own campus."

• Assist motorist attempt to locate vehicle • Vehicle located | Time: 1:31 p.m. | Place: Campus • Welfare check • Subject located / checked okay | Time: 8:08 a.m. | Place: Hanna St. parking lot • Possession of marijuana and paraphernalia / housing policy violation • Forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 8:57 p.m. | Place: Little Rock Apartments • Disorderly conduct • Subject located / left premises • Forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 9:43 p.m. | Place: Alpha Phi sorority • Possession of a false ID • Forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 10:09 p.m. | Place: Campus

March 16 • Welfare check• Subject located / released to custody of friend | Time: 12:52 a.m. | Place: Administrative parking lot • Welfare check • Subject located / released to custody of friend | Time: 1:05 a.m. | Place: Anderson St. • Suspicious activity • Subject located / checked okay | Time: 2:53 a.m. | Place: East College • Welfare check • Subject located / checked okay | Time: 3:13 a.m. | Place: Indiana St. • Phone harassment • Subject identified / issued verbal warning | Time: 3:54 a.m. | Place: Campus • Criminal mischief to lamp posts • Forwarded to Facilities Management | Time: 7:59 a.m. | Place: Indiana / Seminary St.

March 17 • Possession of marijuana & paraphernalia • Forwarded to prosecutor’s office / forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 12:59 a.m. | Place: Beta Theta Pi fraternity / Sigma Chi fraternity parking lot • Recovery of property • Returned to owner | Time: 2:02 a.m. | Place: Sigma Chi fraternity • Assist Greencastle Police Department — suspicious activity • Officer checked area / checked okay | Time: 2:24 a.m. | Place: South Locust St. • Welfare check • Subject located / checked okay | Time: 4:21 a.m. | Place: Campus

March 18 • Suspicious person • Subject located / checked okay | Time: 12:57 a.m. | Place: Locust / Howard St. SOURCE: PUBLIC SAFETY WWW.DEPAUW.EDU/STUDENTLIFE/CAMPUS-SAFETY/PUBLICSAFETY/ACTIVITY-REPORT/ YEAR/2013/


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Student stand up performers get laughs at Comedy Show

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams to speak at annual Compton Lecture


Sophomore Hunter Dyar performs Stand Up Comedy in Thompson Theater on Sunday evening. Dyar was one of six student performers. CARLY PIETRZAK / THE DEPAUW By LIAN WEINSTEIN

“Who hasn’t eaten today?” sophomore Jennifer Montegomery asked audience members in Thompson Recital Hall before handing out McDonald’s happy meals during Sunday night’s Stand Up Comedy Show. After Montegomery ran out of happy meals, she set up a candlelit dinner consisting of grape juice and a chicken panini for one lucky audience member. The onstage ambiance was completed by soft music and a makeshift tablecloth. Montegomery then proceeded to tell a series of jokes, acting as if the dinner scene was not happening next to her. Montegomery was one of six student performers at the Stand Up Comedy show on Sunday evening. Other performers included sophomores Vinchenzo Scampini, Maeve McDonough and Hunter Dyar, as well as senior Dave Jorgenson. Texas native Michael Piez, who was visiting his DePauw girlfriend for the weekend, also performed. Dyar produced the show as part of an independent study with communications professor Tim Good. “[It was] an excellent foray into what we should be doing all the time,” Good said. Dyar said he had good feelings about the final production. “It’s kind of a pain to do all the producing, but it’s worth it,” Dyar said. “I had more fun than I should have had.” Advertising for the show began last Monday through word of mouth and a Facebook event page.

Dyar admits the comedy show was “informally established,” but he was happy with the turnout. The crowd was small, but lively. They laughed at the jokes and engaged in the improvisation game “World’s Worst,” which required audience participation. “Everyone came to be supportive,” McDonough said. “The only heckling was done out of friendship.” McDonough said she thought this performance was good practice for a future career in stand up. “I thought it was a good first performance for a stand-up group,” junior Jocelyn Jessop said. “There were definitely a couple performances that I enjoyed more than others, but I'd say there was a diverse group.” Public Parts Limited (PPL) was an improv comedy group created in 2010 by Alex Thompson ‘12 and Gerard Pannekoek ‘11. The group-performed shows in Kerr Theater consisted of original material written by the performers along with improv games. PPL had a farewell show last spring, and the group went their separate ways after Thompson graduated. “I was sad to see PPL go, so it’s fun to see my fellow classmates do something they’re passionate about while making people laugh,” senior Olivia Carmel said. Dyar hopes to start an open mic club in the near future to bring back what PPL offered to campus, and with the recent interest, he’s confident it will take off. “[This was] fun, engaging, [and] focused—people will want to come back,” Good said. Jessop confirmed Dyar’s thoughts, saying, “I'd go to another show, especially if the people I liked are performing again.”



Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, a landmark figure in the field of human rights, will speak at this year’s annual Compton Lecture. Williams will be coming to DePauw Tuesday, March 19 to talk about her accomplishments and goals regarding human security and social justice, such as her work in achieving the National Landmine Ban. Based off of the multitude of ways her presence ties into the Compton Lecture, Professor Deepa Prakash believes that Williams is an excellent candidate to speak to the campus community. “At DePauw, there is a strong tradition of bringing important figures in their field of work to discuss their story with us,” Prakash said. “She did something almost inconceivable in such a short span of time, so her story is valuable to hear.” According to Professor Brett O’Bannon, head of the Conflict Studies department, those whose passions lie in the conflict studies field inhabit a large range of interests — from conflict resolvers to studying war. The Compton Lecture’s mission is to embody all of these different interests that compel people to conflict studies. Williams will also be talking about sustainable peace, and the different kinds of peace that need to be considered. While positive peace consoles conflict between nations, negative peace still exists. She relates the manner of the structural conflict, national insecurity and sexual violence that persist after a war in a nation’s population back to human security, pointing out the issues that we

have neglected to handle appropriately. As a conflict studies major, junior Allison Orjala has been studying Williams’s work. The difference Williams’s made in the world inspires Orjala. “As a Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ms. Williams is the inspiration for students like myself going into the field of ending conflict,” Orjala said. “She is the hope for people living within violent conflict.” According to Prakash, although the lecture is directed toward students focusing on conflict studies, women’s studies and political science, Williams’ lecture still applies to anyone and everyone on campus. “No matter a student’s major or line of study, what Williams brings to light are big picture issues that requires interest in every student in the audience,” Prakash said. O’Bannon believes that Williams exhibits the qualities that should be imparted on all DePauw students; her life story is such that the entire campus can learn from her. “She is proof that individuals can make a difference,” O’Bannon said. “She comes to us with so much to say. She’s a walking, living message that is extremely powerful.” According to O’Bannon, Williams lecture will focus on issues surrounding human security and sustainable peace. Human security, a fairly new framework, is one of Williams’s main studies of interest. As Williams continues to pursue her efforts in the field of social justice, questions about human vulnerability that break from the old concept of national security repeatedly arise. She asks critical questions about the old framework of national security, perpetuating a larger discussion of human needs and demands within the country. “Williams has changed the nature of discourse about security from military defense of the state to pursuing human security and individual needs,” O’Bannon said. “Judging from her past achievements, this is a natural progression for her.” Prakash hopes students take away a sense of her particular idea of security as a much broader concept than just war, alerting students to the issues that will be important in their lives for the next 30 years or so. “After hearing her lecture, we’ll all be asking ourselves what we can do to make a difference,” Prakash said. “Her example shows that her passion and unrelenting vision was enough, so we can be inspired to follow her example as well.” According to O’Bannon, Williams’s work undoubtedly representative of Russell Compton, the figure that the Compton Lecture series wholeheartedly embodies. “Jody Williams’s achievements all mark the life of Russell Compton,” O’Bannon said. “She has a commitment to peace and social justice. I’d like to think that students will get some sense of what he stood for through this year’s Compton Lecture.”


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Legend tour, like the stories, to continue

Senior Austin Hiller Bonta gives one of his haunted tours on the academic quad on Thursday afternoon. Bonta has been giving tours featuring the hauntings and legends of DePauw for three years. He plans to pass on his legacy to sophomores Hunter Dyar and Chenzo Scampini. SUNNY STRADER / THE DEPAUW By NICOLE DECRISCIO

The Legends of DePauw tour, a student led expedition about the historical lore of DePauw will continue its legacy. Senior Austin Bonta has been giving tours of haunted sites on campus since his sophomore year, but he will be graduating in May. Sophomores Hunter Dyar and Chenzo Scampini intend to give tours next academic school year. Bonta, the current guide of what is also known as The Haunted Tour, had his position passed to him by Brian Allman ’11. Bonta prefers the newer name. “[The term] legends incorporates a lot more,” Bonta said. “Not everything about the tour is scary, a lot more if it is just learning the story behind things at the university that you pass every day that you might not give much thought to.” The tour, typically given in October around Halloween, is promoted mainly through word of mouth and Facebook. However, Bonta added that this spring he will be going on practice tours with Dyar and Scampini as part of their training. Bonta noted that he does give the tour upon requests, in which case those seeking to go on the tour simply contact him to make arrangements.

“We walk around the campus and tell some of the stories — some of them urban legends — some of them very factual, but forgotten events that have happened in DePauw’s history,” Bonta said. The tour was passed on to Bonta after attending the tour two years in a row and having a close personal association with Allman. Bonta then learned the stories and compiled his own research to give his own spin on it. Although Bonta has not started telling Dyar and Scampini the stories in sequence yet, Dyar has been an attendee of the past and will use his experience as a participant to help him to become a guide. “I took a more critical eye to the way he was telling the story as opposed to just listening to it,” Dyar said. Bonta generally begins the tour by meeting at the Hub and then going to places such as East College and the Bishop Robert’s grave marker. The tour occasionally ventures out to the town square to see the store where Pearl Bryan purchased her shoes. Legend has it that Bryan, the daughter of a wealthy farmer from Greencastle, fell in love with and had an affair with Scott Jackson, a dental student in Indianapolis. In 1896, Bryan then became pregnant and agreed to go with Jackson to Cincinnati to have an abortion. However, rather than going to Cincinnati, Jackson and his alleged accomplice Alonzo Walling murdered Bryan by decapitation in Fort Thomas, KY. Bryan’s head was never found, but her shoes helped identify her

body. Today, people place pennies heads up on her headstone with the belief that it will allow Bryan to have a head on judgment day. Freshman Patrick Rutledge, after reading about some of the “haunted” placed at DePauw and around Greencastle in The DePauw, did some research on Bryan and other legends. Over Winter Term, Rutledge, with a few of his friends in tow, searched for Bryan’s grave in Forest Hill Cemetery. “[Her grave is] unmarked but all of the Bryan family graves are together.” Rutledge said. He was able to identify Bryan’s grave by the pennies at the base of her tombstone, the only remaining part of her grave as people have chipped off chunks of her headstone to take as memorabilia. Rutledge noted how the whole experience would have been better if he had learned about it through a tour. “It would make the story more like a story and less like something that you researched,” Rutledge said. Bonta noted that if someone on the tour has interest in seeing the Bryan grave, he offers to go with them on a separate trip. The tour also features a painting on the second floor of East College. The painting, according to Bonta, “looks like a pirate.” It is supposed to be a representation of the professor. The plaque below it dedicates it to a professor who was at DePauw from 1886 to 1892 in memory of “his gracious students.” The plaque also features two quotes: “The deed returns to the doer” and “The wheel has come full circle — I’m here.” The painting was not originally part of the tour. However, Wayne Glausser, professor of English, pointed out the painting to Bonta and noted that both of the quotes are from Edmund, the villain in King Lear, when he meets his demise. Bonta does not know the reasons behind the choice in quotes, but still finds it interesting. Bonta added that he is always learning something while giving the tours. He specifically pointed to a fact that he learned about what is now the Delta Zeta house. According to accounts from people from the town, who he has met through the tour, there was a party in the basement in which they flooded the basement and put alligators there for a swamp. “The thing about history and legends,” Bonta said, “is that they change both based on what you know about a time and how you feel about the place.” While it’s not on the tour, Rutledge pointed to the location of what used to be the O’Hare mansion. “It’s actually internationally legendary because of the ghost of the pink lady,” Rutledge said. “It’s been torn down since they did a special on some ghost hunting TV show.” Rutledge was unable to find the location, but has better hopes of finding it next time. “We have better directions for next time,” he said. Dyar believes he and Bonta have a similar quality in that they are both story tellers, which he believes is necessary for the tour guides. “It’s more than just telling a friend what you do,” Dyar said. “It’s its own art form.” Rutledge argues that more people would know about the tour if it were part of the university, but Bonta prefers that it stay a tradition passed on by students than spearheaded by the university. Regardless, both men agree that there is an important need for the tour. “The main thing is keeping [the legends] alive, especially as the university changes its physical landscape,” Bonta said. “Sometimes the memories we have of places disappear over time.”


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Senior Taryn Owens walked into the Lilly Center and stared for a few seconds at the people, packed like sardines into the small workout facility. It was two weeks before Spring Break. “People are coming to the gym more now because it’s spring time and they are beginning to worry about the ideal body,” Owens said, “But, we have to note that DePauw is a really athletic campus and we don’t have separate workout facilities so a lot of the influx is athletes getting in shape for spring season or staying in shape out of season.” Owens has been a student personal trainer at Lilly ince she was a freshman. She said there has been an influx clients this year, but the majority of her new clients have faculty members trying to get in shape. However, there ral students who have approached her with an interest in how to work out productively. arted working out this semester to help a friend with her ar project,”senior Carter McKay said, “But I am going to try p it up for the rest of the semester.” crets and tips to slim down right before spring break d at college students are all over social media. Her Campus, pular online magazine aimed at college women, recently hed an article with seven “healthy tips” to slim down bering break. A common theme in all of these articles is to be year round by working out and eating the right portions. Dortch-Doan, an athletic director, said, “We don’t have s yet, but there are always more people [working out] erm. I think the influx is a mixture of the bad weather, olutions and it happens to coincide with spring break. The od is the perfect excuse [to go to the gym more].” ca Bennett teaches stationary cycling classes. One of the ches is a class on Monday evenings at 7:30 and has rather s due to the time of day. she said, “I usually have four or five people on Monday ut last Monday the class was full. I would definitely say that’s se Spring Break is so close.” Spring is the most popular time for college students to ben working out, or to increase their workout load because ummer is quickly approaching and it’s the time to quit wearing big winter clothes.

“None of my clients have specifically said they are looking to get the ideal spring break body. But, I think a lot of times you don’t see people continue working out after Spring Break: [Lilly becomes] like a desert, but people who are serious about it become more interested and keep working hard,” Owens said. Dortch-Doan, Bennett and Owens all agree that the new additions to the Lilly Center will attract and motivate more students to work out on a regular basis rather than just before big events like spring break. “I think at first when the new fitness center opens the influx is going to be huge. But, it’s hard to say if the same pattern will exist, [around Spring Break time] but my gut says that it will stay the same,” DortchDoan said. According to both “Fitness Magazine” and Owens, it’s important to workout at least 30 minutes a day. Owens is a firm believer in the importance of cardio in a good workout. Another key component to weight loss that many people forget is a healthy diet. “Dieting is one of those weird things; there are so many fad diets, but really what’s important is taking in the calories and working them off,” Owens said. Owens continues, “I always tell people to color their plate. If your plate is all the same color, it’s not balanced. It’s important to portion meals and to select foods like fruits and vegetables. Junior Tommy Hiller has been experimenting with what he terms a “paleolithic diet” for the past three or four weeks. He began the diet when his swimming season ended. Paleolithic diets dates back to our first human ancestors and consists mainly of meat and unprocessed vegetables and fruits. “I found the idea from reading online and I began three weeks ago because I wanted to do it in an environment where it wouldn’t affect my athletic performance,” Hiller said. “I think I’m getting stronger but I don’t have as much energy because I’m not eating as many carbs. My weight is still within a pound of where it was when I began.” Hiller said the diet has not been difficult, but at times it’s hard to find foods without refined sugar. He also said he was going to quit the diet when spring break begins because “it’s not worth it in the long run.” Sophomore Mary Kate Etling has also been experimenting with a new diet in the weeks leading up to Spring Break. She has been on a “cleanse” since shortly after Winter Term ended. Her diet excludes all grains, dairy, sweets and processed foods. In order to still get the nutrients necessary to sustain her active body, she drinks a balanced shake once a day. She also eats natural peanut butter. “I started it because I wanted to kick start this semester in a

positive way and get in the best possible shape for spring volleyball season,” Etling said. Other than dieting and exercising, students have also been going to the tanning beds more frequently to prepare for the spring break sun. Jordan Sarey of Extreme Tanning in Greencastle said, “There is an increase in college students coming to tan every year around this time. And, it’s not just girls; we have had many men coming to tan as well. There is a lot to say about a solid base tan.” Extreme Tanning has monthly specials every year right before Spring Break to attract more college students. Although it’s a good idea to have a base tan before going on Spring Break, it’s important that students realize the negative effects tanning can have and are smart about it. As Spring Break approaches, working out, dieting and tanning will be on the minds of many, but students should remember: “It’s important to not focus on the quickest thing, focus on the best thing,” Owens said.

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Spotted — elusive Tiger Pride DePauw students are often criticized for not having Tiger Pride. From professors, from this editorial board, from columnists, and from each other. “Where is the school spirit?” people have often asked of students. It was there, in the student section at DeVos Fieldhouse on Saturday night. Eighty or so students stood for the entire 40 minutes of play. Cheering and shouting, sometimes yelling obscenities at Whitewater’s fans, but they were there. All of them had driven over four hours to see their beloved team win the national championship. We should also mention that University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student fans were virtually non-existent. There were parents and families there, but no student section, especially compared to us. It is also worth noting that the drive from Whitewater, Wisconsin is only about a half an hour further than the drive from Greencastle to Holland, Mich. After the final buzzer, DePauw students went scrambling across the floor toward the team, storming over the rope that the security men set up in an effort to maintain some kind of order. President Casey made his way through the sea of students. “You guys were great,” he said, hugging the ones who weren’t running at full speed toward the winning team. This is Tiger Pride. Sometimes elusive, often criticized, but it’s there. The success of the women’s basketball team this season isn’t just about them — their accomplishment is staggering, an undefeated season and an NCAA national title — it’s about us. It’s about our community. They won the national championship wearing DePauw jerseys, and that means something for our great school. It’s strengthens our sense of community, and our already strong bond to this campus and its people. It gives weight to DePauw’s name. When prospective students are looking up colleges this coming year and they get wind of this success, our name will be associated with our women’s basketball team’s greatness. This victory is a validation of our importance. We are not just a good, small liberal arts school in the Midwest. We are a place that is worthy of attention — our programs deserve the money they are receiving, because when given the right tools — an incredible coach (we’re looking at you, Kris Huffman), incredible players and the financial support of alumni and donors: we deliver. We are capable of being the best in the country. We are capable of perfection.

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From the generation of war: end it EMILY BRELAGE


was ten years old at an all-school Mass at my Catholic grade school. After the priest had heard the day’s petitions, he made his way to the lectern and announced that planes acting as suicide bombs had destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and parts of the Pentagon in Washington. I learned the meaning of the word “terrorism” that day. DePauw students were as young as eight years old on September 11, 2001. We barely remember a time when we didn’t hear about national security or Al Qaeda on the nightly news. We’ve grown up with war. We’re the generation of it. Since then, both President Obama and former President George W. Bush have had their “Mission Accomplished,” made-for-media moments in Afghanistan and Iraq: Bush in May 2003, and Obama in August 2010. The slated end of combat in Afghanistan this year will reproduce the same charade. But the wars are far from over. Congress’s 2001 Authorization on the Use of Military Force broadly empowers our Commander in Chief to continue acts of war, seeking out suspected terrorists — and anyone who harbors them — to them indefinitely. And in January 2012, Obama divorced the geography of our wars entirely and declared that the United States is “at war against Al Qaeda.” Wars confined to a specific war zone can presumably end. But by erasing the physical boundaries of war, the United States prepared itself to go anywhere (and everywhere) to confront these terrorist offshoots. We follow our enemies to all corners of the world. Afghan militants cross the border into Pakistan. We send drones to hunt them down. The war cycle repeats itself.

Americans need to engage in a serious debate about whether the authorization of military force is truly that open-ended. According to the Washington Post 6,630 U.S. service members have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. American taxpayers front $300 million a day for the war in Afghanistan. The economic and mortal cost will only increase as the U.S. continues to implement its ambiguous foreign policies. At home, the enormous amount of defense spending funneled into these endless wars cripples the already weak social programs we have in place and stagnates any attempt to pay off our national debt. (Over $16.5 trillion and rising, but who’s counting?) Not to mention, the highly invasive Patriot Act has only expanded its methods of surveillance since its adoption in the wake of 9/11. Wars aren’t easy to end. But declaring we’ve “won” in the Middle East tries to wrap a big red, white and blue bow around a neatly packaged lie. History proves that shortterm military “victories” are just the beginnings of longterm political blowback. Our work is far from over. Our generation doesn’t know anything but war. We consider the fearful reality of the post-9/11 world as “normal.” It’s my hope that one day, my children won’t have to live in that same kind of fear. They won’t have to live in a permanent state of war. As unbelievable as it is to think, today marks the tenyear anniversary of the United States’ invasion of Iraq — the longest war in American history second only to Afghanistan. This milestone isn’t one for celebration, though. It’s time we reassess our political goals and start brokering a more sustainable peace. We’ve grown up with war. Now let’s end it. ­ Brelage is a senior from Indianapolis, Ind. majoring in English — writing.

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I quit Facebook (and you can too) ISABELLE CHAPMAN


have been Facebook free for a year now. While I liked having access to my friends’ pictures and knowing what was going on in their lives, I noticed that I had a habit of assuming I knew things about my peers because of something I’d seen their Facebook profiles. When I had a Facebook, I had far too much access to information about that guy in my drawing class, or that girl who spilled a drink on me at a party that one time. I could go to Facebook and find out who they took to senior prom, what friends we had in common, what their greek affiliation was and what their political beliefs were. Obviously, this got me thinking about how I might be perceived from my own online presence. What assumptions were people making about me because they saw it on my Facebook?

Did that guy I met at the bar last week know that I went to Israel two summers ago because he clicked through my photo albums? Did he know who I had dated in the past or that I was leaving town this weekend? This came to my attention when I returned from study abroad in Italy during my junior year. Throughout the semester, I put pictures on Facebook as a way to update my family. But when I returned to campus, I realized that I had little to relay to my friends. I would begin a story, “This one time in Amsterdam…” and I would be interrupted by, “Oh yeah, I saw that on Facebook.” This sort of information — study abroad pictures, conversations between Facebook users, religious preferences — is freely available to friends via Facebook. When I deleted my profile, I had over 1,000 friends, many of them DePauw students. This campus is small, and information spreads easily through word of mouth. It’s difficult to keep anything private here. But add Facebook into the mix, where rumors can be supplemented with pictures and wall posts, and it becomes virtually impossible to keep anything quiet.

I’m not against social media in general, however. I have a Twitter and an Instagram. But these types of social media are more contained. They allow one photo or thought out into cyberspace at a time. I don’t think that anyone goes to someone else’s Instagram account and assumes they know everything there is to know about them by what filter they chose. As for Twitter, I use it as a news source, rather than a way to access information about my peers. And on top of all this, Facebook, more so than other kinds of social media, is a time suck. When I deleted mine, I calculated it out — I guessed that I spent a half an hour on Facebook a day. That’s three and a half hours a week and 182 hours a year, which comes out to be just over a week a year. That was a massive chunk of my time to dedicate to peering through the virtual window into other people’s lives. I’d rather take that time to focus on my own.



What are you doing to prepare for Spring Break? “Trying to get all my homework done so I can go home and finally sleep.”

GWEN EBERTS, senior “Nothing, really.”

­ Chapman is a senior from Lake Bluff, Ill. majoring in — English writing.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Open mic continues Pussy Riot symposium Dear Editor, Our thanks go out to The DePauw for the nice piece on the “Riot Girls in Prison: Pussy Riot and the Music of Protest” Symposium held last Wednesday and to all the folks who came out to hear the excellent presentations. We’d like to make sure the campus community knows that the event is not over. On Thursday night, March 21, Russian studies and conflict studies will be hosting an open mic in honor of Pussy Riot in the Watson Auditorium from 7:30 to 11 p.m. If you would like to participate, let Istvan Csicsery-Ronay know at Come on out if you can.   Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Professor of English

Energy Games meant to start conversation, new habits Dear Editor, In response to your editorial, “Are Energy Wars enough?” we, the Eco-Reps, would like to say we agree that this competition is not the end all be all of energy reduction on this campus. While you no longer have to do your homework by candlelight, we want to emphasize the energy-saving habits that Energy Games promote.

It is the entire university’s responsibility to take concern with the environment and our energy consumption. For this reason Energy Games unites the campus around one sustainable goal: reducing electricity usage. In the 2012 nation-wide competition, over 200,000 students participated across 100 campuses. In total they saved $157,925 and 1,739,046 kilowatt-hours of electricity. This goes to show how raising awareness through Energy Games can in fact make an impact on electricity usage and sustainable habits overall. It is not the activities such as Energy Games that make DePauw a sustainable environment, but rather the students and the individuals who take part in them. While the convenience of the “easier” option is always there, maintaining healthy habits outside the friendly competition of Energy Games is up to the individual. So, thank you for addressing this issue and let’s continue to talk further about how to save energy on DePauw’s campus! Lauren Van Fleet, Sara Lejsner, Kojo Addaquay, Sam Mullennax, Penny Hyde, Allison Orjala The Energy Games Eco-Reps

Campus sustainability efforts go beyond Energy Games Dear Editor,

You’re right. Energy Games, in and of itself, is not enough. And we want more input on how DePauw can do better. However, we’d like to take this opportunity to express what the university is already doing. In 2008, President Casey signed the President’s Climate Commitment, committing the university to carbon neutrality by 2040.  The Sustainability Steering Committee, made up of faculty, staff and students, is actively looking for ways to reach that goal, and will present proposals on renewable energy and energy efficiency to the Board of Trustees in May. Over 30 GreEcoReps and house moms met on March 5 to discuss ways to further sustainability in Greek houses; a $10,000 Student Sustainability Fund was newly created by DePauw Student Government; our Campus Farm kickoff is April 24; Environmental Fellows program is growing, the Community Bikes will be rolled out next week, we’ve reduced landfill waste by eliminating bottled water—we’re trying. But we need to do more.  We invite the student body, faculty and staff to help us develop DePauw into a more sustainable campus. We encourage everyone to move beyond the three weeks of Energy Games and do something more, not less.   Alessandra Pistoia and Alicia Whitney ’13 DePauw Sustainability Interns

KATIE TOZER, sophomore “Counting down the minutes.”

MADDI BRINKER, sophomore “Working on my senior recital repertoire.”


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DePauw swimmers head to nationals in Shenandoah, Texas

Sophomore Casey Hooker practices the butterfly in Charles P. Erdmann Natatorium in preparation for the Division III National Championship this weekend. Hooker was one of 13 swimmers to qualify for the meet. He was the only swimmer to qualify with A-cuts in both the 500-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly events. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW By ABBY MARGULIS

After five weeks, 35 days and 1,530 hours of training since the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship meet the DePauw’s Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving team is off to the Div. III National Championships in Shenandoah, TX. The men and women flew out Monday, March 17 and the meet will start Wednesday, March 20 lasting through Friday. Nine men and four women will compete in the 2013 National Championship. Three men — senior Matt Kukurugya, juniors Matt Haeske and Jack Burgeson — and one woman, senior Nicole Rossillo, will return to visit Shenandoah for the second time. The last time the Tigers swam there was during the 2011 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. The last time the men swam in Shenandoah, they won the SCAC title beating out Trinity College. Kukurugya said for the men that went two years ago, swimming in the same pool will be familiar and beneficial. “We know what the pool feels like, looks like and what the lighting is like,” Kukurugya said. “We’re prepared for this meet. It’s exciting [to go back] because the last time we were there we won the title. It’s a pool we have all swam fast in.” Coming off of a competitive season the swimmers going to nationals have not let up on their training. This is the hardest the men have

trained compared to past teams that have qualified, according to head coach Adam Cohen, and the women have been training just as hard. “Usually teams are just satisfied with going and our coach wants us to go there, drop more time and drop in places to get closer to the top,” sophomore Emily Weber said. Both the men and women have been doing doubles, six days a week to prepare for the meet. The physical ability these swimmers have is only half the battle though. Swimming in Shenandoah against the best in the country will be a mental game. “We’re getting ourselves into the mindset to competing at a national level,” sophomore Alex Alfonso said. Freshman Dana Zerbini will compete in the 200 and 800-yard freestyle relays along with an individual relay swimming 50 yards of breaststroke. Zerbini has seen the team come together over the season and anticipates a strong performance at nationals. “We’re an extremely supportive team, the boys and girls, we’re really going to be able to be there for each other to encourage each other to swim the fastest we all can,” Zerbini said. Freshman Blake Lehmann is excited to step foot on the pool deck and glide through the water competing against the best of the best. “All year it’s been a tough, long season and it’s cool to finally be at the point where we’ll be able to see all of our hard work pay off,” Lehmann said. “We’ve put hundreds of miles into our season.” After all the team’s hard training the team has set steep goals. The men’s team goal is to place in the top ten and the women want to come back with an All-American title, which would put them in the top

16. The teams are also looking to break more school records. Weber looks to cut her times down after breaking the 800-yard freestyle relay school record with a time of 7:39:85 at the NCAC meet and breaking the school record in the 500-yard free. “I want to make a stance,” Weber said. “I want other teams to notice us coming up. We are underneath Kenyon and Denison and we want to close the gap.” Alfonso has high hopes for himself individually and the relay he is swimming. “I want to place top eight in the 200 IM and get the relay that I’m on to place top 5,” Alfonso said. “We have a chance at placing high relay wise.” The women will be competing in two relays — the 800-yard and 400-yard relays — and individual qualifiers to swim are Weber in the 500-yard free and freshman Caroline Bridges in the 50-yard free. The men are sending their 800-yard frees relay and 400-yard and 200-yard medley relays. Individual qualifiers are sophomore Casey Hooker who will swim the 500-yard free and 100-yard butterfly. Kukurugya will swim the 100-yard backstroke while Alfonso will swim the 200-yard IM and 100-yard backstroke. Freshman Alex Grissom will swim the 500-yard free and Lehmann will swim the 50-yard free. “This is the accumulation that we have been striving for all season,” Kukurugya said. “Every year DePauw swims we’ve gotten faster and faster moving up in the national rankings. Hopefully this year proves the same.”


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Lacrosse faces fourth loss of the season


We’ve witnessed perfection, and pure grit MICHAEL APPELGATE


Beloit College beat DePauw men’s lacrosse team 16-1 Saturday afternoon in Wisconsin. Junior Jack Glerum scored the team’s single goal with an assist by senior Greg Lambert in the last eight minutes of the game. Beloit outshot DePauw 37-27, but DePauw picked up six more groundballs than Beloit, 25-19. The Tigers gave up 16 turnovers throughout the game, which is their lowest so far in the season. The team’s best turnover count is eight. The team’s next game will be Wednesday, March 20 against Albion College in Michigan. This will be the team’s final non-conference game before the NCAC game against Hiram College.





hen the lights dimmed, the spotlights began to swirl. They didn’t stop on one player, but revealed the DePauw women’s basketball team running on the sidelines of the DeVos Fieldhouse hardwood. When players’ names were announced, the light was at its brightest. The Tigers smiles were highlighted. Then they were gone. For the next 38 minutes there were few moments of lightheartedness. There were few moments of exuberance, and even fewer moments of pause. There was only focus up until the seniors jogged off the court, and two minutes later, confetti rained down from the rafters. But between the spotlights and ecstasy of winning was a display of an offense in rhythm and a relentless defense. DePauw led 23-4 after the first 11 minutes against University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the NCAA Division III national title game, but even then, there was no respite. The lead was first gained by Ali Ross, a junior who a season ago averaged 10.8 points per game. Before the tournament, the Lexington, Ky. product put up 7.8 points per game, and was known for a stifling defense, not to mention a penchant for the 3 point shot. In the NCAA tournament, Ross found her aggression. For the Tigers’ first points of the game, she drove from the arc to the left baseline and pulled up to nail a jump shot. She averaged nine points in the tournament including 13 against Williams College in the semifinals. On the other end Whitewater tallied its first points of the game, then Ross responded with a quick cut to the basket for a layup. DePauw then held on to the lead for the duration of the game. In probably the most telling stat of the season, before the game against Williams, the Tigers trailed just 79 minutes out of 1280. Next on the scorecard was Kate Walker who hit a 3 pointer to extend DePauw’s lead, 7-2. The senior point guard, who started all 122 games in her career (a school record), finished with a team-high 17 points on 7-10 shooting. Walker, from Indianapolis, Ind., shot 54.5 percent from the field in the six tournament games, including being 6-11 from beyond the arc. After a missed jumper from Whitewater, Ellie Pearson received the ball in the lane, and after a couple dribbles, hit a turnaround jump shot in the key to extend the lead, 9-2. That was just the beginning of the senior’s production on the offense, and her story in the final is deep. The stat line is just the beginning: 7-10 from the field for 14 points, two steals, two blocks and five rebounds. But those who were there witnessed Pearson slamming to the ground. Her head snapped back and hit the court. She immediately stood up, and waved off a substitution. Pearson suffered a concussion on the play. And that’s not all she endured in the extremely physical game that wore on. With about eight minutes left in the second half, she broke her left ring finger. Pearson didn’t come off the court for either condition. She played 29 minutes.

Also on the court was Alex Gasaway, a junior who before the NCAC semifinal Jan. 28, tore her right ACL in practice. She didn’t play for three games, and then appeared in the NCAA second round. Gasaway, from Crawfordsville, Ind., played 18 minutes in the third round, and was 2-2 from the field with four points against Whitewater in eight minutes. Filling in at the starting roll was Alison Stephens, a junior who before the tournament made her first career start against Kenyon College when Gasaway went down. The junior from Prairie Village, Kan., nailed a 3 pointer — her only one of the tournament — to extend DePauw’s lead in the first half, 14-4. Stephens averaged just five points per game, but pulled down seven rebounds per game and tallied eight steals. Perhaps the greatest offensive performance of the tournament came from a sophomore. Savannah Trees, called by some the best pure shooter on DePauw’s roster, averaged 15.5 points per game in the NCAA tournament. She hit 53.7 percent of field goals, and scored in double figures in each of the six games including a 24 point effort against Maryville College.

“All eyes were already on the Tigers, and we saw a pure dominant offense and overwhelming defense. We witnessed perfection. No spotlights necessary.”

Trees tallied 16 points in the win over Whitewater on 7-10 shooting. After 11 minutes and the 23-4 lead, all starters found the net. But there was an impressive defensive effort to hold a potent Whitewater offense at bay. In total, DePauw tallied 14 steals in the contest, and forced 22 turnovers. The pressure began from the guards: Walker, Ross, Trees and senior Kathleen Molloy. The four produced in the tournament 29 steals, countless deflections, and opportunities for forwards to scoop up loose balls. Pearson and Stephens combined for 22 steals. For Pearson’s effort, she was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament award (10.5 rebounds per game, 12.8 points per game), and Walker was named to the all-tournament team. This was after the confetti had settled, and the smiles appeared again. There were no spotlights on in DeVos. All eyes were already on the Tigers, and we saw a pure dominant offense and overwhelming defense. We witnessed perfection. No spotlights necessary. — Appelgate is a senior majoring in communication from Seattle, Wash.

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Baseball grabs win against Rose Hulman but fall short to Concordia Chicago By HAMM HOOPER

The Tigers picked up their first wins of the season as the team defeated Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Friday and Saturday. DePauw lost the nightcap on Saturday to Concordia Chicago, 7-6, to push its season record to 2-3. In Friday night’s game against the Fighting Engineers, the DePauw Tigers trailed multiple times during the game as they fell behind as the innings progressed, 2-0, 5-1, 6-4. However, trailing 6-4 in the eighth inning, the Tigers were able to rally scoring three runs in the inning to take a 7-6 lead to win the game. Junior Brendon Pashia said after playing Rose Hulman for the past three years the players knew what to expect to help lead them to a victory. “We know how to play Rose Hulman and frankly we know we are more talented than them,” Pashia said. “We were confident that

Undefeated | cont’d from page 16 that was capped by a Pearson layup with 10:40 left in the game. The Tigers led, 42-29. “What a fantastic team they have,” Whitewater head coach Keri Carollo said. “It’s just an impressive shooting effort they gave. Just a solid night by a terrific program. We were a little bit back on our heels to begin the game, once we

“We worked hard, and we worked together. Doing that with them is unreal and seeing it actually come together for a 34-0 season and national champions, there’s no better way to end your senior year.” - senior co-captain Kate Walker

got things going it was too late.” DePauw’s lead ballooned to 23 with seven minutes left, and by that time the title was out of reach for the Warhawks. Whitewater would come no closer than 16 points with just under three minutes remaining. Huffman took her three seniors off the court with 47 seconds left, and the win secured. Before the substitution, during a timeout, players and

we could come back from a deficit. We just strung hits together to get a lead unlike last weekend.” Pashia led the Tigers on Friday, tallying four hits on five plate appearances. Pashia also started the rally in the eighth inning with a single off Rose Hulman reliever Kevin Farley. Freshman Connor Einertson also chipped in for DePauw as he recorded three RBI’s to along with three hits. “I took a different approach than the first weekend and was more aggressive,” Pashia said. “I just looked for fastballs and squared them all up. They were all singles but it doesn’t matter, I’ll take hits.” The Tigers faced the Fighting Engineers again on Saturday morning and were able to pick up their second straight win against the team. Sophomore Jack Peck was the starter and pitched one of his best collegiate games as he threw seven innings allowing four hits and no runs. “I was able to throw strikes early in counts and get a lot of ground balls,” Peck said. “The defense also did a great job and had

coaches were smiling in the huddle, the celebration palpable. As Walker trotted off the court, she was met with a long hug from Huffman, and chants of the head coach’s name raining down from an abundant student section across the court. For the senior from Indianapolis, Ind., the title was a dream to attain since choosing to come to DePauw over Division I schools such as Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. After two second round losses and a first round loss in the NCAA tournament, the three seniors learned from each experience what it would take to make a true title run. “We would talk about it and say, ‘no, never again. It’s not going to happen,’” Walker said of the losses. “We worked hard, and we worked together. Doing that with them is unreal and seeing it actually come together for a 34-0 season and national champions, there’s no better way to end your senior year.” The title win marked the 112th win for the senior class — a program record. For Huffman, she claimed her second NCAA title since 2007, and became the seventh program in Division III history to tally a perfect season. “Coach Huffman never takes any credit, and she never will,” Walker said. “That’s what makes her a fantastic coach.” After the game, Pearson was named NCAA tournament MVP. She tallied 63 rebounds during six games for an average of 10.5 per game. Walker was also named to the all-tournament. As a team, DePauw shot 61.2 percent (30-49) compared to 42.6 percent (20-47) from Whitewater.  The Tigers also set a program record for opponents’ scoring average by 0.07 at 45.56.

my back the entire game.” The Tigers however weren’t able to complete the weekend sweep as they dropped the final game to Concordia Chicago. In a closely fought game, DePauw tied the game at 6-6 in the top of the sixth thanks to some timely hits and errors by Concordia. However, the Cougars quickly jumped back on top in the bottom of the inning thanks to a Shawn Miller RBI. Despite the loss to Concordia, the Tigers felt this weekend’s games were an improvement from previous games this season. “I feel like the team improved a lot since last week because the pitching staff did a good job of throwing strikes and limiting the number of walks we gave up,” Peck said. “Our hitters also did a great job of finding ways to get on base and were hitting better with runners in scoring position.”


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Women undefeated in historic season By MICHAEL APPELGATE

HOLLAND, Mich., — They’ve been called dominant, inspirational, relentless and a family. You can add two more to that list: “perfect” and “champions.” The DePauw women’s basketball team won its second NCAA Division III national title in program history Saturday evening with a 69-51 win over the University of WisconsinWhitewater (26-7) in the DeVos Fieldhouse. The win capped a perfect, 34-0, season — a new NCAA Division III record. Senior Kate Walker led the Tigers with 17 points, sophomore Savannah Trees pitched in with 16 and senior Ellie Pearson tallied 14. DePauw was outrebounded for the first time all season and the first time in 53 games, 28-27. However, the Tigers’ defense shined with 14 steals and forced 22 turnovers from the Warhawks offense.   “I could not be more proud of a team,” head coach Kris Huffman said. “We pushed them hard from day one, and then they pushed themselves the rest of the way.” During the first 11 minutes of the game, the Tigers used pressure defense and a mix of drives to the basket and outside shots to lead, 23-4. During one stretch, the Tigers

“I could not be more proud of a team...We pushed them hard from day one, and then they pushed themselves the rest of the way.” - head coach Kris Huffman

scored 14 straight points. The final bucket of that scoring run was highlighted by Walker grabbing a long rebound off of a missed 3 pointer by Whitewater, and sprinting down the court herself. She planted her foot as her defender jumped past anticipating a layup, and Walker banked the shot off the glass uncontested. The senior guard led all scorers with 10 points at the break on 4-5 shooting. DePauw’s defense also filled up the stat sheet in the first: tallying 10 steals, and forcing 15 turnovers. “We disrupted their flow and we got our hands on a lot of things,” Huffman said. “Obviously we are undersized in the post against just about everyone we play. So ball pressure had been one way we tried to buy some time behind the basketball,” she added. As a team, the Tigers shot 62.5 percent (15-24) to Whitewater’s 40.0 (8-20). Going into the locker rooms, DePauw led, 35-18. “We talked about a team who has a lot of fight in them,” Huffman said. “They have a motor that keeps running, and I thought the way we started that game tonight, life was good, and we needed that margin we built in the second half.” It was the Warhawks who were on the aggression in the second as they forced three turnovers and held the Tigers 0-2 from the field in the first three minutes. Whitewater chipped into the DePauw lead by scoring six unanswered points. During the first five minutes, the Warhawks went on a 7-2 scoring run. And then the DePauw offense did it again, junior Ali Ross penetrating the lane and dishing out to junior Alex Gasaway on the left baseline. Gasaway — playing with a torn right ACL — drained a jumper. The Crawfordsville, Ind., product tallied four points, hitting both attempted jumpers in eight minutes. Over the next five minutes sparked by Gasaway, DePauw went on a 10-4 scoring run

Senior Ellie Pearson holds the NCAA National Championship trophy in front of a packed crowd at Neil Fieldhouse upon the Women’s basketball team’s return to campus Sunday. The Women’s team went undefeated all season, with a final record of 34-0. ISABELLE CHAPMAN / THE DEPAUW

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The DePauw, Tuesday, March 19, 2013  

The 38th Issue of the 161st Volume of Indiana's Oldest College Newspaper.

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