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Budget update: 20/20 plan ahead of schedule in early stages By ABBY MARGUILIS

DePauw’s 2020 plan, the university’s strategic initiative to improve both the outward and inward elements of the university, is ahead of schedule, but has a long way to go. The 2020 plan, presented by President Brian Casey two years ago at a state of the university address, is a set of goals emphasizing improvement on campus by the plan’s namesake, the year 2020. DePauw is working its way from the outside in by first focusing on the campuses’ physical appearance. The university has used at least $4.7 million for existing projects directly connected to the 2020 plan with at least $30 million in major gifts coming in this year towards future projects. Brad Kelsheimer, vice president of finance and administration, would not project the cost of future projects of the plan, but said that the plan is 10 percent ahead of schedule. Just this semester, two projects, the Anderson St. construction and the new university book-

store, were results of the university’s initiative. Eli’s Books opened at the end of September, complete with a brand new Starbucks. Both projects were estimated to be over $2 million, according to Kelsheimer. Each though will be partially funded the Stellar Communities Grant, a $19 grant the city of Greencastle received from the Indiana state government. One million dollars was used from the grant for the bookstore and Starbucks as well as 80 percent of the total cost of the Anderson St. renovation. Vice President of Finances and Administration Brad Kelsheimer said the changes connected to the plan are necessary to compete with other universities. But even with all these changes, DePauw’s students, faculty, staff and visitors have only seen the beginning phase of 2020 in its entirety. The plan consists of a lot of pieces and focuses on physical expression Kelsheimer says. The first step focuses on first impressions, like the Emison and Anderson St. projects. The second step will focus on the core of campus, which includes a new dining hall as well as renovations

to the Lilly Center, Roy O. West library and possibly the residence halls. The progress towards the campaign’s goals has been made faster than Kelsheimer anticipated.

“The physical phase is ahead of where we thought, and the funds are coming in quicker than we anticipated.” — Brad Kelsheimer, vice president of finance and administration

“The physical phase is ahead of where we thought, and the funds are coming in quicker than we anticipated,” Kelsheimer said. Two large donations from DePauw alums in the past month have helped expedite the process.

Coleman shares the “Art and Responsibility of Creative Nonfiction Writing” By NOELLE WITWER

Left: Jonathan Coleman, a creative nonfiction writer, will be on campus this week as part of the Nancy Schaenen visiting scholar series, which is organized by the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics. PHOTO COURTESY OF JONATHAN COLEMAN.

Creative nonfiction writer Jonathan Coleman is visiting DePauw to speak about his career. He describes his genre of writing as “infusing what you’re writing with a narrative drive, while sticking to the facts.” His newest book, West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life, was released in 2011 and is a collaboration with Jerry West, the former NBA player who is the silhouette on the NBA logo. “One reason I became a writer

is because I was a waiter,” Jonathan Coleman stated matter-of-factly over a cup of coffee on Monday. “The other reason is my love of poetry.” Coleman said that it was not until much later in his life that he realized his adolescent job planted the seed towards becoming a nonfiction writer. This experience gave him the opportunity to learn just how much one can gain by being an acute observer and being genuinely interested in other people.

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A $25 million donation from the R. David Hoover ’67 and Suzanne Hoover ’67 will go towards scholarships funds and the construction of a new dining facility, R. David and Suzanne Hoover Hall. Additionally, a $5 million donation by Scott ’82 and Kimberlee Welch was made for significant renovations towards the existing Lilly Center. The gift from the Welch’s will fund a 16,000 square foot addition to the East side of the building and is the first phase of the athletic master plan. The improvements around campus add to the overall DePauw experience Kelsheimer says. “Physical facilities help with intellectual life, faculty working and students experience,” Kelsheimer said. Even with the progress made, there are still a lot of renovations included in the master plan that still need to be funded and started on. Much of the focus for the remaining goals of the plan is raising capital from donors. The university is currently working on getting funds for the Union Building, which will be expanded into student services and advising offices. There is still money needed to fund a faculty dinning hall and more meeting spaces for groups of students.

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The November faculty meeting was called to order by the sound of a horn yesterday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the Union Building Ballroom. Notable topics in the meeting included an amendment to the graduation distribution requirements, an update on the search for a new vice president of Academic Affairs and promising announcements by President Casey regarding next year’s prospective student application numbers and efforts to increase student scholarships. “Admission season is very much underway,” President Casey said as he took to the podium. Each year Nov. 1 marks the first day that the admissions office looks at the number of completed applications received from prospective students for the coming year. And so far, the number of applications

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is up. “The institution has never received as many completed applications as it has at this point,” Casey said. Another big agenda item on President Casey’s todo list has been gathering support for student scholarships. Casey stressed the money needed to help students. “I’m talking nine figures, hundreds of millions of dollars,” he said. “We simply must endow student education.” Additionally, the ongoing search for the vice president for Academic Affairs continues to be on the forefront of the president’s mind. Professor Wayne Glausser, who is heading the search committee for the new vice president, also presented on the topic as the pool of candidates continues to grow and be assessed. The administration hopes to have someone appointed to the position before the end of March. Going into effect as soon as possible will be an amendment to the distribution requirements that was

presented by geosciences professor Fred Soster, head of the Committee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP), and then subsequently voted on by the faculty. Before the vote was taken, concerns about the watering down of the distribution requirements surfaced. Nevertheless, when put up to the faculty vote the amendment passed. This amendment will allow students to take two courses from the same department to fulfill their group requirements. The result will be “more flexibility for students to meet the distribution requirements in the first two years,” Soster said. The decision will particularly effect dual subject areas such as art and art history, and sociology and anthropology because students may now take both of their social sciences courses in these areas without having to reach across so many disciplines, which sometimes proves to be difficult to account for during the registration process.

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Vice president of Student Life Maryclare Flores addresses the general assembly during Sunday night’s student government meeting. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW By ELI CANGANY

The DePauw Student Government assembly meeting held Sunday had a strong focus on the 119th Monon Bell Classic this coming Saturday, Nov. 10. Student government will sponsor two shuttle buses to Crawfordsville for the 119th Monon Bell Classic. The first bus will leave from the Union Building at 10 a.m., and the second bus will leave at 10:30 a.m. Each bus will take another load of students to the game at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. At the end of the game, the buses will be waiting to take students back to Greencastle. All of these buses are first come first serve, and a pamphlet of information will be given to each student when they board the bus. Student government will hand out a total of 1625 119th Monon T-shirts — 300 smalls, 600 meduims, 500 larges, 150 extra larges, 50 extra larges and 25 triple extra larges available for free to students. Student Body President Sara Scully said the T-shirts this year will be just as good as last year, but are costing the school less. “We worked really hard to get the cheapest,” Scully said. “They are one dollar cheaper than last year, so we are able to get more than we’ve had in past years. They

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are still going to be long sleeves and still good quality.” The shirts will be passed out at two different locations: in the outside dining area of the Hub on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 9:20 a.m. until 5 p.m. T-shirts will also be given out at Ring Sing, a pep rally sponsored by Alpha Chi Omega. Ring Sing will be Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Intramural fields. A two-dollar entry fee will go toward the Crawfordsville Family Crisis Shelter. Director of Public Safety Angela Nally gave a Public Safety update reminding students to be careful while attending the game at Wabash College. She went over where students will be dropped off and outlined where specific DePauw tailgating areas are. She reminded students to be extra careful because the event will be monitored by the Crawfordsville Police. Maryclare Flores, vice president for student life, gave a representative update. In this update, the re-recognition manual was passed. This manual determines rerecognition for an organization that missed a meeting. An example given was if an organization lost recognition because an assembly member did not the assembly meeting Sunday night, that organization can only be recognized again at the next meeting Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in Julian 147. Otherwise, those students must wait until next semester to be recognized again.





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zens of Milwaukee, Wis. “[Long Way to Go] appealed to [West] for the dedication that I had put into get“I hate when people say ‘That person ting to the heart of race issues,” Coleman isn’t interesting,’” Coleman said. “Every- said. “He approached me because my one has a story.” tenacity echoed what he wanted for his Coleman fondly remembered some autobiography. He needed a perspective of his favorite poems and how they con- that could view the world of basketball tributed to the way that he approaches from a distance.” creative nonfiction writing. W.H. Auden’s He has four published creative non“Musée des Beaux Arts” and Robert Low- fiction books to date and is in the process ell’s “Epilogue” represent key character- of writing a fifth. This fifth book, What istics a creative nonfiction writer must He Stood For: The Many Worlds of Angus possess. Cameron, tells the story of a Cameron, a “Life goes on — it’s so easy not to 1960 DePauw alum, who was blacklisted notice what is happening to other peo- during the McCarthy administration, and ple,” Coleman said. “Nonfiction writ- whom Coleman knows personally. Coleman said the common theme behind all of the books he has written is an obsession with human behavior. “Nonfiction writing speaks to He likes to ask “why we do the things my empathy, which every writer we do?” “I like having the burden of nonfiction writing” Coleman said. “I’m obhas to have. But you also have sessed with the truth — I always want to know what happened. What impact do to have the distance.” one person’s actions have on another?” According to Coleman, this kind of — Jonathan Coleman, interest along with a genuine curiosity creative non-fiction writer about other people is a good starting point for any aspiring creative nonfiction writer. Coleman is visiting a class Tuesday to talk to students about how his story relates to this semester’s production ing speaks to my empathy, which every of The Crucible. Wednesday, he will be writer has to have. But you also have to speaking at the Prindle Institute for Ethhave the distance. ... It’s also important ics about his experience as a creative nonto be accurate. You need to want to give fiction author.” His talk, entitled “The Art people their dignity, their humanity, and and Responsibility of Creative Nonfiction to recognize that it’s interesting that they Writing,” will address the importance of exist.” balancing artistic license with an accurate According to Coleman, the need for representation of reality. an author to have distance from his subFreshman Lauren Evanoff plans to atject matter is part of the reason West ap- tend Coleman’s presentation at the Prinproached him with the request that he dle Institute Wednesday. Like many stuco-author West’s autobiography. West dents might be, she was initially intrigued made the decision after reading Cole- by the term “creative nonfiction” itself. man’s book, Long Way to Go: Black “I want to learn what creative nonficand White in America, which Coleman tion is,” she said. “The two words seem to worked on for seven years before pub- contradict each other.” lishing. The book examines racial issues


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Election party planned to increase student awareness By ALEX BUTLER

DePauw University will be holding its second ever campus-wide election party this Tuesday, Nov. 6 starting at 7 p.m. in the Union Building Ballroom. The bipartisan party will aim to promote student awareness of the election. “Throughout the design of our major, the communications departmental mission talks about promoting engaged citizenship and political responsibility,” said communication and theatre professor Steve Timm, who is of one of the professors in charge of planning the event. “When we have an election coming up with this level of significance, it seems appropriate to practice what we preach.”

After a turnout of over 1,000 students during the 2008 election party, senior Kaitlin Klose, general manager of D3TV, has been collaborating with both Timm and professor Maryann Gallagher since early August in order to develop the party to its fullest potential. Students are encouraged to bring their homework to the event, and enjoy the night. A variety of free food is being offered including pizza, snacks and soda. “While the major turnout of the last election party was in large part due to 2008’s controversial election, this year’s election is going to be an extremely close race,” Klose said. “We hope that for that reason, this year’s turnout will draw even more participation from the students and professors than before.” Multiple news sources such as FOX

News and CNN will be broadcasted during the entire party, and student volunteers will be updating the DePauw viewers hourly with progress of the election from the polls. The decoration committee will hang a large map in the U.B. ballroom that will be colored in correspondence to the progress of the election. Besides the poll updates, the party will be offering a variety of entertainment. In order to give each event its own undivided attention, these events will be spaced throughout the night. DePauwcapella will be performing at 9 p.m., and then at 10 p.m. the Mongrel Dogs, a band composed of professors, will perform. D3TV will broadcast a political section of The Source, and an election-based episode of the Pre-recorded Late Night Show will be shown. “These forms of entertainment

will hopefully draw from a different crowd of students on campus,” Klose said. “Students who come to see their friends and professors perform who otherwise wouldn’t have followed the election will have the chance to catch the progress of the race.” New to the election party this year is the addition of the round table. A few professors have hand-selected two or three students to discuss popular topics of the election. The three round table discussions are “The Ethics of Voting,” “Women in the Election” and “Outside Influences on the Election.” “This idea of engaged citizenship implies responsibility to wade through campaign rhetoric to look at issues honestly,” Timm said. “We hope that these round tables demonstrate that there are ways to discuss issues at hand intelligently and thoroughly and

with due respect to people with different points of view.” Senior Jonathan Rosario will be one of the students participating in the “Ethics of Voting” round table. “The round table discussions will provide an intellectual environment for DePauw students that are interested in relevant topics tied to the debate,” Rosario said. “It’s a cool opportunity, and I’m excited for it.” Klose sees the party as an opportunity to celebrate democracy instead of an event that will cater to controversy. “I want to see people get excited over it. With so many of us being firsttime voters, now more than ever, we can make a difference,” Klose said. “People have different views, but we can still come together and do what’s best for this country.”

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CAMPUSCRIME Nov. 2 • Recovered property • Returned to owner | Time: 1:34 a.m. | Place: South Quad • Noise – loud music • Forwarded to IFC | Time: 9:06 p.m. | Place: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

Nov. 3 • Noise – loud music • Forwarded to IFC | Time: 12:15 a.m. | Place: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity • Mischief - barricade in building • Forwarded to Facilities Management to remove | Time: 12:47 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall • Hazard subjects on roof • Subjects going inside upon arrival | Time: 12:58 a.m. | Place: Sigma Chi Fraternity Junior Chip Potter models evening wear Saturday night for Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority’s annual fashion show held in the UB Ballroom. The event benefits Dress for Success, an Indianapolis-based philanthropic organization that aids in professional and career development for disadvantaged women. KATIE KRASKA / THE DEPAUW


• Noise – loud music • Officer checked area/no source found | Time: 1:59 a.m. | Place: Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity • Possession of marijuana and paraphernalia • Forwarded to Prosecutor’s office/forwarded to Community Standards Committee • Missing iPhone • Recovered | Time: 8:09 a.m. | Place: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity • Theft of flags • Pending | Time: 3:13 p.m. | Place: Blackstock Parking Lot

Nov. 4 • Alcohol violation • Transported to Putnam County Hospital/forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 12:32 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall • Welfare check • Subjects located/checked okay | Time: 1:53 a.m. | Place: 402 S. Indiana • Mischief subjects on skateboard • Subjects located/ verbal warning issued | Time: 11:00 a.m. | Place: Gobin Church • Welfare check • Juveniles located/verbal warning issued | Time: 5:25 p.m. | Place: Nature Park • Trespassing – juveniles • Officer checked building/ unable to locate subjects | Time: 6:06 p.m. | Place: Lilly Center


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Tigers are Better Than That! At last year’s Monon Bell game, students from Wabash outplayed DePauw with the cleverness of their T-shirts. Unlike slogans from previous years, “Occupy DePauw” avoided the misogyny, homophobia and misandry so prevalent on T-shirts worn on both sides of the field. What made the Occupy DePauw T-shirts effective is that they were funny, timely and smart. In contrast, the DePauw t-shirts for the last few years have been variations on a “dick” joke. Wabash’s “Occupy” T-shirt was better than ours, but we know that we can do better.

Last week, The DePauw reported on this potential Monon T-shirt suggestion: “I’d rather shower at Penn State than cheer for Wabash,” a reference to former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse against children, many of whom reported being abused by him in the showers at Penn State. Are we a campus that makes fun of rape victims? That’s not who we are or what we are about. There’s nothing funny about trivializing a victim’s pain and doing so is hurtful to survivors of sexual violence and child abuse. The pain and trauma that the Sandusky victims endured isn’t a punch line for our football rivalry. In the past, some T-shirts worn by DePauw fans have been in poor taste. The worst have been belittling to women, homophobic, anti-male or just plain gross. These types of messages are not only problematic, they are tired. Wabash is an all male school, so what? What does it say about us, here at DePauw, that we keep harping on Wabash’s singlesex environment and the suggestion, thinly-veiled or blatantly overt, that some Wabash men might be gay. What does that have to do with football, rugby, debate or any other joint DePauw-Wabash event? Why do we want to make or wear T-shirts that reduce the women on this campus to some sort of commodity that Wabash lacks? Why do we want to use homophobia to insult Wabash and hurt members of our DePauw community? How is that funny or effective? Throughout the school year, we see examples of how DePauw students are respectful of one another, value diversity and are caring community members. Let’s show what we truly stand for at this year’s Monon Bell events. We don’t need to wear hurtful or offensive T-shirts. We’re better and more creative than that.

Go Tigers!

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Female rappers perform at Omega Phi Beta’s “EmpowerHERment” By NETTIE FINN

Down the hall from the School of Music’s classical music performance last Friday night was an entirely different scene: a performance by female rappers. Organized by senior Daniella Novas as an Omega Phi Beta sorority event and part of the EmpowHERment series, the event showcased two female rappers, Dutch Rebell and Ruby Ibarra. The two women rapped about nearly every topic — from hate to selfconfidence — and the crowd was not afraid to join them. Throughout the performance, students swayed to the beat, and Rebell even invited students up on the stage to be her backup dancers.

“You hear music today, and all you hear is male voices, and then Nicki Minaj. I thought it would be interesting to bring female rappers onto campus.” — Daniella Novas, senior

Novas, who also took the stage with Rebell to dance, is glad she set this event up. “I really don’t listen to rap, so first of all, I wanted to be introduced to the rap culture,” she said. It was also important that this rap culture was from the female point of view. “You hear music today, and all you hear is male voices, and then Nicki Minaj,” Novas said. “I thought it would be interesting to bring female rappers onto campus.” At first, she had no idea how to expose students on DePauw’s campus to real female rap artists trying

to make it in the music world. Novas started asking around. “I talked to one of my friends, and she was like, ‘Oh I know these sick dope rappers, and I can get in contact with their managers, and then we can get them up to campus,’” Novas said. From that point on, things were simple. Rebell and Ibarra agreed to come to campus and tell DePauw students about their stories, over a beat of course. They said being female in an overwhelmingly male genre garners both good and bad attention. “‘Yo, she raps and she’s a girl?’ Hey, that’s not news to me, I’ve been a girl my whole life,” Rebell said. Ibarra added that being a female is not what makes her songs worth listening to. “At the end of the day, I see myself as a rapper who happens to be female, rather than a female rapper,” Ibarra said. She believes what women rappers have to say is just as important as what mainstream men in the genre have to say. “Women have a voice, too, and we deserve to have a voice in hip hop,” Ibarra said. Hearing from these women who are going after their dreams was encouraging to audience members. Junior Sandy Tran said that for her, the event was especially meaningful. “It’s really inspiring to know that there are people, especially Ruby, for instance, who’s Asian American, that’s doing her thing for other Asian American women like me, to look up to her, and be like, ‘yo, she’s singing my history? That’s pretty dope,’” Tran said. Events like this can exemplify what a liberal arts education is all about. Hearing what these women have to say through their music can expand both their listening audience and the viewpoints of all who hear it. And who knows? The students who got up and did their thing on Friday night might one day be able to say they heard Grammy award-winning rap stars Ruby Ibarra and Dutch Rebell perform back when they were just getting started.



Starting and quitting at a tabloid in Spain

Junior Dana Ferguson poses for a picture while interviewing locals for her job at the Spanish tabloid, The Olive Press. PHOTO COURTESY OF DANA FERGUSON


xtra, extra. Read all about it: I worked for a tabloid. This semester, I had the unfortunate experience of interning for a publication that did not align with the journalistic ethics I have been taught at DePauw. Last spring, I hastily searched for and applied to dozens of papers throughout South America and Spain, hoping to find a suitable option for my Media Fellows internship. I came across a newspaper that regards itself as having some of the highest-quality reporting in Spain. It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but I went for it. After I exchanged emails with the editor, he said the publication would love to have an intern. Because very few Spanish-speaking newspapers liked the idea of taking an American intern, I accepted. It became apparent early on that the paper wasn’t all it was made out to be. On more than one occasion, I was asked to copy content from other publications, steal their photos without crediting them and fabricate quotes to “liven up the paragraph.” When I explained to my sister what I did for my job, she quickly respond-

ed, “Oh, so it’s like plagiarism?” I couldn’t really say, “No,” because much of what I and the other writers did was essentially plagiarism. Every lesson on journalism ethics that I had ever learned was completely dejected by this paper’s staff, especially the editor. My colleagues and I sat in the office one day when our editor admitted to completely fabricating a quote. We brought up how unethical it was to do that, and the editor claimed it was well worth doing if the paper got more page views online or advertising dollars. At that point, I made my decision to leave the publication. After explaining to my professors what was going on and examining every possible option that would get me out of there, I found one. I applied to a much larger and more reputable paper, crossed my fingers and hoped to hear back. About a week later, they responded, said they would interview me and see where it went from there. After a translating test and brief conversation with an editor, they hired me. With my professor’s blessing, I resigned from the tabloid and moved to the legitimate newspaper.

My editor was upset that I chose to leave and said I had no concept of “professionalism, or of how journalism works.” It was a very ironic statement, coming from someone who fabricates quotes and encourages unethical journalism. Needless to say, his comments did not have a very harsh impact. I moved to my new internship the next day. DePauw protects us with its metaphorical bubble, but we can’t stay in the bubble forever. One thing that my experience has taught me is to never settle and don’t ever compromise yourself or your beliefs. And above all, when things get tough, don’t let the discouraging editors of the world bring you down. Things don’t always work out the way you plan. They definitely didn’t for me, but a wise professor told me this experience should be a “defining” one, and I feel confident that I have created a definition of which I can be very proud. — Dana Ferguson is a junior from St. Louis Park, Minn., majoring in Spanish and communication.

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Science Beyond the Classroom An inside look at faculty research projects Photography. It is set to debut in the 2013 fall semester. According to Vanessa Fox, professor of biology, undergraduate research is a beneficial hands-on experience for students to work in the field with trained faculty — an opportunity usually offered only to graduate students. It Three days a week, science professors instruct sleep-deprived students also provides students a chance to develop essential teamwork skills. “Research students also get the chance to be invested in a research topic about the inner workings of science. However, many professors prefer the intimate setting that accompanies working closely with research students rather than be expected to do it for a mandatory class lab,” Fox said. Fox also noted the limitations of undergraduate research. outside the designated class time. During this time, professors, such as Pas“Unlike graduate programs, research students are usually only available cal Lafontant, Jacob Hale, Vanessa Fox and Dana Dudle, are able to cater their teaching style to each individual student. The dynamic change from the to work in the lab for one to two years,” Fox said. “In a graduate program, class lab to independent research projects has produced countless scholarly you are continually working to complete your research project until gradupapers, collaborations and exhibits in the DePauw community and beyond. ation.” Regardless, Fox encourages prospective research students to have fun Pascal Lafontant, associate professor of biology, developed interest in cardiovascular biology while attending graduate school. Since then, he has and appreciate the subject for it’s applicability to everyday life. Dana Dudle, professor of biology, likes to work on collaborations with worked on many projects that focus primarily on heart rejuvenation. Lafontother professors both on and off campus. Her ant is currently working on multiple projects, main focus is on plant evolution and ecology. one of which is titled “Doxorubin-induced CarShe has two major projects in Indiana. Her first diomyopathy in the Giant Danio.” This experiproject began as collaboration with Professor ment focuses on the effect that doxorubicin, a Bryan Hanson in 2009. Together, Dudle and medication used to treat certain cancer types, Hanson studied Purcell, a weed that commonhas on danio fish, which demonstrate remarkly grows on sidewalks. Dudle has a dozen stuable regenerative ability. dents who have helped out, and they will travel Lafontant has utilized student researchto national conventions to present their proers, including senior Adedoyin Johnson and ject. Her second project is with Sandy Davis, a junior Trina Manolo, to help with the experifriend and professor at the University ment’s execution and data analysis. Johnson -Dana Dudle, professor of biology longtime of Indianapolis. Dudle has been assisting Davis expressed her interest to Lafontant during her with this project since 2004 and did hands-on sophomore year. She has been part of Lafontexperimentation in 2012. ant’s research team since her sophomore year Dudle’s student helpers have been includand has since recruited Manalo. “I like working in research with Manalo because I’m working on the re- ed a combination of Science Research Fellows (SRF) and avid science lovers eager to gain research experience. Students can enter in the real world with search I want to do in graduate school,” Johnson said. With the contribution of his research students, Lafontant has published authentic experience and a broader knowledge of their intended field of approximately five scientific papers, including one that was published in study. But Dudle also acknowledged the falsely-advertised stigma associated with doing research on DePauw’s campus. Anatomical Records this past February. “You don’t have to be in SRF to do research,” Dudle said. “Science is Other professors, such as Jacob Hale and Vanessa Fox, have taken on a extremely social, and it forces conversation.” mentoring role for students designing their own research projects. The world of science is not an exclusive club. It welcomes philosophers, Professor Hale, associate professor of physics, has mentored 11 students in the past two years. His background in biophysics has allowed him to help artists and writers to engage in conversations that that challenge the mind. Those interested in working in research can approach these featured students with fluid dynamic projects that study the properties of fluids. His students then use high-speed imaging to analyze the data and produce professors as well as others in the science department. Undergraduate research experience is an excellent way to explore your inner passion. breathtaking images. “At face value, the images can be inspirational and artistic,” Hale said. Research projects are available throughout the school year and summer months. “They can be poetic and create a passive and peaceful environment.” “Science is a lot like art, human endeavor, and human expression of cuWith these images, Hale and his research students are collaborating with the Art Department to create an art and science exhibition called Dynamic riosity,” Dudle said. By MEDJINE NZEYIMANA

“Science is a lot like art, human endeavor and human expression of curiosity.”

Top: Freshman Michael Tobin, sophomore Tao Qian and fres Manalo analyzes slides for her project with Professor Lafont fessor Lafontant’s project that examines Doxorubin-induced

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shman Nick Moore work on a research project for Professor Jacob Hale. Left: Junior Trina tant. Right: Junior Trina Manalo and Senior Adedoyin Johnson analyze heart slides for Prod cardiomyopathy in the Giant Danio. ISABELLE CHAPMAN / THE DEPAUW


Where can you go “clubbing?” Underrepresented in Science

DePauw Environmental Club (DEC)

Est. 2010

The DePauw Environmental Club (DEC) is committed to helping DePauw and the Greencastle community achieve a higher level of environmental awareness. DEC works with the DePauw Office of Sustainability as well as individual students to fund “green” projects, bring speakers to campus, raise awareness of environmental issues and host forums for environmental discussion. DEC’s long term goal is for DePauw to be carbon neutral by 2040, a goal outlined by President Casey in the President’s Climate Commitment.

UiS is an organization focused on extending networking opportunities students that may not have any connections in the science community. This includes sharing information regarding opportunities for internships and research for students that are unaware of them. UiS also focuses on community outreach, by volunteering with Dave Roberts at the Putnam County Library to demonstrate science experiments for the children of the community. UiS also volunteers at the Children’s Museum during National Chemistry Week. Meets: Monthly, dates TBA Contact: Ashley Poole, sophomore

Meets: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in Julian 300 Upcoming Projects: Earth Week celebration, Greek Recycling Project Contacts: President Sam Leist, junior, or Student Representative Jessica Keister, freshman

Geo Club

Robotics Club

Est. Sept. 2011

Est. 2011

Geo Club is for anyone interested in earthrelated subjects such as rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. In the past, the geo club has traveled to Brookville, Ind., to collect fossils, visited the Chicago Field Museum and made homemade pizzas and root beer floats while watching earth-related documentaries.

The Robotics Club aims to provide a platform for all students interested in robotics and electronics building, tinkering and hacking. They also help process some of DePauw’s electronic waste by reusing and making electronic waste art.

Meets: Monthly in addition to events

Upcoming Projects: Building a flying blimp, a mini-”rover,” hacking doors and “smart” lamp

Upcoming events: Tour of Benton County Windmill Farm Tour in Spring 2013, Trip to Mammoth Cave Contact: Madison Gallegos (

Meets: Saturdays at noon

Contacts: Zoe Copeland, sophomore, or Joey Ni, junior

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

Elections are a perfect way be conscious about participation Amidst the frenzy of media coverage surrounding the election, the role of journalism is in the spotlight as well. We all expect accurate, quick reporting on every speech, event and debate of the candidates’ campaign trails. Being journalists ourselves, we hope voters are reading articles and watching television coverage from a wide range of sources in order to develop a wellrounded undersanding of candidates. The act of agregating stories and opinions is half the fun. It does take some dedication to stay politically informed on both sides of the election. But it’s well worth the effort. During an election season — and all year around — its the responsibility of the media to keep its citizens well informed so that they will be able to make educated decisions about who they believe should be the leaders of our nation and states. Today, we will be co-sponsoring an election party along with D3TV and other influential organizations on campus. We invite you to join us from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. as we come together to discuss the ethics of politics and our impact on the election. We encourage you to absorb all the information you can in hopes that we can become a more educated and proactive demographic. This night of conversation — and the newspaper we produce twice a week — is our way of continuing to the DePauw community informed about the goings on of our university’s leaders: the administration, students, faculty and staff. With that in mind, we do our best to build community through good information, keeping students updated on the events on campus. We hope that you stay informed about events in your most local community — campus — so that you will be able to participate in conversations about campus life. As DePauw students, we have a real chance of affecting change here. Because we’re a small campus, we have a chance to translate issues, both relating to our campus and to our nation. And, most importantly, we have a chance to be heard. We encourage you to take advantage of the DePauw environment by involving yourself in the issues and politics of our own community.

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Restrictive alcohol policies counterproductive for sororities STEWART BURNS


idden behind the hollow rhetoric of “insurance costs” or “classiness,” Panhellenic Council sororities on our campus disallow the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages — even for those that would ordinarily be allowed to drink in their own homes. While we understand the considerable advantages to maintaining a living unit with prohibition-era policies, the policies seem rather archaic when there is a mindset at modern universities that people feel entitled to exercising their rights when they are 21, and that men and women should be entitled to equal treatment. What is the harm in allowing 21 year olds to enjoy a few alcoholic beverages in their house, provided they do not break any other rules associated with the chapter? All too often, Panhellenic chapters hide behind the reasoning of the “higher ups,” when ultimately undergraduates dictate the policies of their chapters. If not, under whose dictatorial rule do the chapters fall? It seems clear there is some level of agency for chap-


ters even if it would mean that insurance premiums rise slightly, and that having the discussion is a worthwhile use of our time. There are few disadvantages, namely, the mess, restricting “partying” and enacting strict standards of use would more than make up for the risk that the policies would wreck havoc on study habits, make a mess of common areas or lead to a moral breakdown of the rule of law in the chapter. At the very least, shouldn’t this issue be on the table for sororities’ democratic processes? Beyond the advantage of freedom, there abound significant advantages to allowing drinking in sorority houses. As it is now, women are forced to drink on the “turf” of men, particularly in the fraternity houses, even if they want a relaxed night with a simple glass of wine. Moreover, allowing a safe space for casual alcohol consumption would help “level the playing field” and give the Panhellenic women of DePauw recourse against the institutions that currently control the “alcohol” on campus. By offering men and women the

choice of accessing a friendly drink in any greek living unit, a more genial and dynamic bond would be formed among all students. The desire to drink in obscure locations would no longer be necessary and the significant risks associated with heavy pre-gaming could be mitigated. This new setting could bring together both greek and independent men and women in a safe and controlled environment. On the other side of the coin, allowing equal access to alcohol in all campus living units would raise awareness for those who have the burden of hosting parties as the policies exist now, as the mess involved with alcohol would be shared by all students that decide to partake. Things like cost, the burden of parties spontaneously erupting while people are trying to sleep and caring for sick guests would all be helped by equal access. We pride ourselves on our exceptional ability to socialize; however we ignore a brilliant social opportunity. Let’s take a stand against inequality and level the playing field for all at DePauw. Demand of the “higher ups” that all students be treated equally. – Kirkpatrick is a senior from Overland Park, Kan., majoring in political science. Burns is senior from West Lafayette, Ind., majoring in political science.


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From a First-Year: The perks of Monon, Crawfordsville LEEANN SAUSSER


or 119 years, DePauw and Wabash students have flocked to the Monon Bell Classic to cheer their respective teams to victory. But this year, DePauw students seem less inclined to do so. While the football season so far has not looked good for DePauw, students are forgetting the larger picture here: showing our school spirit and the carrying on of a well-loved tradition. As the cliché goes, winning isn’t everything. You can still have fun at the game. Getting pumped up for the game is half the fun, like trash-talking Wabash. As the daughter of a Wabash grad, I have heard every joke about DePauw there is. However, I haven’t heard anything from a DePauw student baiting Wabash. Don’t we have some unkind nicknames for them? Can’t we do a little trash-talking, too? As long as it’s all in good fun, let’s tell those boys how much better DePauw is.

Just because the game is in Crawfordsville shouldn’t give students an excuse for staying on campus this year. Crawfordsville has its perks, at least for a little visit. My favorite place to go is the Dari-Licious, an ice cream stand with a connecting park. The turtle sundaes and the rainbow cone are my family’s favorites. There are also fervent fans of the Big Dipper, the other ice cream shop in town. If you want to go someplace nicer to eat with alumni or parents, check out The Iron Gate. If food isn’t your thing, even a visit to the old jail is interesting. The cells there are in pieshaped wedges and only one has access to the door at a time. This is a time for all of DePauw to come together and root for our school. Unlike Old Gold Weekend — when the spirit was pretty lackluster ­— let’s get pumped up and proud of our school, and show it at the Monon Bell game. Get dressed up in black and gold, learn the fight song and go show just how proud you are of being a student at DePauw. For those of you who still thinking that beating Wabash is more important than the event itself, remember how badly Wabash lost this past weekend to Oberlin, something that has not happened since 1945.

It was Wabash’s Senior Day, and their chance to get into the playoffs. How the big loss happened is quite the mystery, but to our favor. Now they want nothing more than to beat us at the 119th Monon Bell game to prove themselves, but the Tigers have the chance to kick them while they’re down. The Little Giants hold the bell now, while all we hold is a big empty case, sitting alone and without an inhabitant. If that doesn’t rile you up, I don’t know what will. Plus, what scares you more: Little Giants or Tigers? An oxymoron or a ferocious animal of the jungle? After being at DePauw for over 11 weeks now, I have to admit I haven’t seen our student body displaying much school spirit. Now is the time to prove that we are proud to be Tigers. This is an ongoing rivalry and a historic football game we should care about. Let’s show that DePauw students want to demonstrate school spirit for their sports and truly have Tiger Pride. — Sausser is a freshman from Indianapolis, Ind., with an undecided major.

Field trip leaves yearning for slow, simple life MADI BRINKER One weekend, my sorority went to a place called “Connor Prairie” for our informal. The phrase that comes to mind after my visit: mind blown. Our bus rolled into the drive of Connor Prairie in Fischers, Ind., on a beautiful, fall afternoon. The majority of us had no idea what we were in for. But we did found ourselves in the middle of a pioneer reenactment town where the employees dress like pilgrims from the 1800’s. There were original cabins that have been restored, and the town is basically functioning like a real life town from that time period. This may sound more like a history field trip than something one might want to experience on their own time, but I was memorized. As we walked through this “town” that was probably about a half mile long, roads lined with log cabins, pottery shops, black smiths, old time hospitals and grocers from the 1800’s, it was crazy to step in and see what life was like 200 years ago. The architecture of the buildings was so simple, everything hand-crafted, and the insides of the

cabins (that were usually only one room with an outhouse in the back) were beautiful. There was generally one bed, one rocking chair to sit in and a fireplace that doubled as a stove and kitchen area. These small little cabins were where full families lived. Just outside of the cabins were the grocery store, a few neighbors, barns, a church and everything the families needed to survive and thrive back then. Of course, the living conditions probably weren’t always comfortable — no air conditioning, no heating, no running water — but the fact of the matter is, life back then was simple. As I learned on the trip, people in the 1800s spent almost all of their time with their families, running the cabins and tending to the livestock or family business. For fun, they played fiddles, danced, sewed, baked, rode horses and read. The options were more limited than ours are today, but at the same time, they were just as entertaining. When a day’s worth of work was done, families would get together and share a meal that took all day to prepare. It is absolutely mind-blowing to try and figure out how inventions over a span of century or two have lead to our society and modern life’s drastic contrast compared to 200 years ago. Especially in college, our priorities usually revolve around our own work, and family time is saved for breaks when we get the opportunity to go home.

But standing in this setting where simplicity is all people know, and family is everywhere, I couldn’t help but wonder how our difference our lives would be today if we had the same lifestyle. Would we still be in college? There are plenty of opportunities to get our families involved in our social lives, but when we are at college, it seems that family and college are two completely separate realms that aren’t always convenient to intertwine for numerous reasons. It is astounding to contemplate how the gap between family life and personal life became so large as society’s priorities shifted. It might have had to do with technology and the physical distance that began to separate people America continued to grow. Family was the main priority of the pilgrims back then, and enjoying each other and all of the natural beauty of the world around them. Going back in time was definitely one of the coolest things I have had the opportunity to experience, and I love the way that it made my mind go into overdrive trying to imagine life back then. If you have time, just think about it. — Brinker is a sophomore from Stevensville, Mich., majoring in English writing.


PHOTOPINION Did you vote?

“Yes; my mother is a Canadian, so she hasn’t had the opportunity to vote. I feel privileged to be able to do so.”

KWAME NEWTON, sophomore “Yes. It is important to vote because I believe that [President Barack] Obama has made a positive change in America, and he will continue to make great JASMINE AMES, senior change.” “Yes, it is important to vote! I think that if you don’t vote, you shouldn’t be able to complain about the people elected.”

BRITTANY MARTIN, junior “No, because both parties have been colluding together. I don’t support collusion.”


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DePauw’s Weber shines in long distance events By NICOLE DARNALL

Senior Robby Spichiger swims the 500 meter freestyle during Saturday’s meet at Erdmann Natatorium against Wittenberg University. Spichiger placed first in the exhibition race. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW By KARA JACKSON

Men’s swimming head coach Adam Cohen took a risk this past weekend putting his swimmers in their off-events for the duel meet Saturday against Wittenberg University. “We are a deep team, and it’s still early in the season,” Cohen said. “We are just looking to see how people can fit together still. We don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle figured out on what will be our best line ups going into the conference.” Cohen’s risk ended victoriously for the Tigers as the team rose to the challenge and displayed their versatility as athletes during the meet. DePauw (4-0) downed Wittenberg 164-121 at Erdmann Natatorium. The Tiger’s are now on a 20 duel meet win-streak starting back in 2009. The team has talent in every stroke and distance, and Cohen wants to utilize that to have the most successful team when the time comes to swim in the big meets. “We hope to see that continued development and more people stepping up in their races to find their best event, and post times to get us recognized on a national level,” Cohen said. “Swimming’s interesting – the real focus is on conference and nationals. The duel meets will take care of themselves.” Junior Matt Gleason stepped up again this week and switched from his normal race, the 200-yard butterfly, to take first in the 100 breaststroke. Gleason also placed first

in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:2.21 and was also a part of the winning 400 medley relay with teammates sophomores Alex Alfonso and Casey Hooker and senior Matt Kukurugya. Kukurugya placed third in the 100 breaststroke and second in the 200 free relay. “As an upperclassman, it’s really important to keep driving the team to stay motivated so that we can have these great performances,” Kukurugya said. Hooker took first in the 200 fly (1:57.40) and put a up a time in the 100 fly (50.55) that could qualify him for nationals, and it’s not even his best race. Freshman first place finishers at the meet were sprint freestyler Daniel McGuinness who switched roles and swam the 1650-yd free long distance race with a time of 17:34.96. Blake Lehmann also came out on top in the 100 backstroke swimming 54.76. “We have a lot of leadership from underclassmen,” Kukurugya said. “The sophomores and the freshmen have really done their part and are swimming really well.” DePauw will travel Wednesday to Wabash College for a different kind of dual meet. Since the women will not be in attendance, the meet will be faster paced. The men will swim one event after another without the usual break of the women’s races. “Mentally it will be a little different for us, but I have faith in this team that’s a little bit more mature than in some years past where the change has caught us a little bit off guard,” Cohen said.

Although the meet started off with a second-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay, the Tigers didn’t let an early bump get them down. The DePauw women’s swimming team came back Saturday afternoon to defeat Wittenberg University, 161-134 at the Erdmann Natatorium. “I think Reese Edwards in the 200 backstroke really got the ball rolling for us, and then Emily Weber came in and won the 500 with Dana Zerbini in second,” head coach Matt Ense said. “It really got our momentum going.” Edward’s time in the 200 back was a three-second drop from her best this season so far, and it became a special swim that really was a catalyst for the rest of the meet. “Emily Weber’s mile was impressive as well, being our only swimmer in that race,” Ense said. “You don’t have a lot of opportunities to swim the mile during

season, either, so we dedicated an entire practice just to the mile last week.” All of the other five swimmers in that race were from Wittenberg, and Weber got first. “The most impressive swim of the meet was the 200 freestyle relay, the last race of the meet,” Ense said. “I challenged them to a 1:39.5 since we have never been under a 1:40 in season. They swam a 1:39.6.” One of the most impressive factors of that time was the fact that the team had already swam a “practice meet” earlier that morning. “We swam all of the events at 7 a.m., ran a full practice, and tried to be better in the afternoon,” Ense said. And that early morning practice helped, and the win brought the team to a 3-1 record. “When they’re able to take some of those lessons they’ve learned in practice and in some of our previous races, it’s great as a coach.” Ense said. “It’s nice to see it paying off.”

Senior Bre Jennings swims the 100 breastroke Saturday afternoon at Erdmann Natatorium. The women beat Wittenberg, 161-134. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW


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W Soccer | continued from page 16 together and asked them a simple question: “You have to be proud of them,” head coach John Carter said. “All the adversity we battled and from an injury standpoint. We weren’t getting results even though we were playing well. At the end of the day, you stay within yourself and fight with each other. At the end of the day, we found a way to be the best.” The Tigers battled through a tough first half where the Big Red played noticeably better than DePauw. However, Denison wasn’t able to find a good shot against the Tigers’ defense. “(The first half) was one of our worst halves of the seasons,” Carter said. “Part of it is we were still feeling the effect of traveling. We’re still feeling those effects, and we never really had any down time.” After a scoreless half, Carter brought his team

“I asked them ‘what do you fear from Denison?’ They answered ‘nothing,’” he said. “And that was my point, they let them dictate the game.” Coming out of the break, Sprague said the team had a notably different tempo and precision. After just nine minutes, junior Angela Cotherman sent a pass through the defense from the middle of the field. It ended up at the feet of Sprague on the left side, and she curled into the box with one defender tracking back. Sprague cut back to her right, and then the Denison goalkeeper charged out to attempt to end to threat. The senior forward launched a shoulderhigh shot past the keeper for her seventh goal of the season, and the first goal of the game. “It was the best feeling ever, and I just turned around to hug everyone,” Sprague said. “We weren’t playing our best game, and after the score, we really stepped up. The other team maybe freaked out a bit, and we ran to every loose ball.”

Volleyball downed by Wittenberg in NCAC final By NICOLE DARNALL

The DePauw women’s volleyball team finished their season in the NCAC final match against Wittenberg University on Saturday in Springfield, Ohio, after beating Allegheny College and Hiram College. The Tigers began the weekend defeating Allegheny 3-0 in the first round of the NCAC tournament. “We hadn’t had the best weekend of practice coming up to the conference championship, and we had lost the two matches prior,” head coach Deb Zellers said. “We felt like it was really important to get our mojo and chemistry back.” And against Allegheny, they definitely did. Junior Tori Bowerman led the way with three aces against the Gators. “We didn’t play perfectly, but we played together as a team and started off the tournament on a good note,” Zellers said. That good note continued into Saturday when the Tigers defeated Hiram for the second time this season, bringing a little bit of redemption for the team after losing to the Terriers twice last season. “We really felt great about how we played against Hiram, winning in four games,” Zellers said. “We knew they were a very dangerous


After the goal, DePauw’s defense in front of Cooper stepped up to end threats coming from the sidelines and preserved the one-goal lead.

“I asked them ‘what do you fear from Denison?’ They answered, ‘nothing.’” — John Carter, head coach of women’s soccer

“(Denison) was pressing a lot, and they came out strong,” Cooper said. “They kept fighting for it till the very end, and did a good job of switching the field and sending it in. The defense did a great job. They were talking to each other and helping them out.” When the final whistle blew, DePauw’s players

on the sideline swarmed the field in celebration – an unknown scene early and throughout the regular season. To win the NCAC title, the team overcame a seven-game losing streak to start the season, and a 1-0 loss to Denison at Boswell Field. “We just tried to support each other the best we could,” Cooper said. “I was just telling them it’s just one game, its conference, there are more conference games, and we’re not out of it yet.” DePauw has won six of its past eight games, and now looks to continue its season in the NCAA Championship against Emory University (11-1-6) at Center College in Danville, Ky., at a time to be determined. But after the game Saturday, Sprague was savoring the moment. “Right now, we have to rest and recuperate,” Sprague said. “We’ll take tomorrow off and Monday off or have a light practice. This in No. 1 is my moment in my soccer career, by far.”


team, but we felt that we were stronger mentally. They didn’t have great team chemistry, and that is one of our strongest points as a team.” DePauw’s team chemistry was one of their steadfast points throughout the entire season and was apparent in that 3-1 win over Hiram. But, it was the match against Wittenberg that ended the Tiger’s season. “When the match started, I felt like we had lost some of that team chemistry and were putting pressure on our own individual shoulders,” Zellers said. “We dug ourselves a big hole at the beginning, and it was just tough on our mindset. They were charging at all cylinders, and we were just backpedaling.” The match ended with a score of 3-0. “Wittenberg is a phenomenal team and they show why,” Zellers said. “But when they get their momentum they are really hard to break.” DePauw ends its season with a record of 25-6. Looking into next year, the Tigers are only losing two seniors, Katie Petrovich and Hannah Nelson. “We were just barely edged out of the national tournament, so I’m disappointed for our seniors, but at the same time those two were a big part of our program,” Zellers said. “Hopefully next year, we are able to keep taking steps forward, and they will know they were a big part of that.”

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PAGE 14 Field Hockey | continued from page 16 players who can score for us,” head coach Gina Wills said. “We’ve continued to improve throughout the season, and I don’t think we’ve seen the best yet. Today was another step forward, but I think we have a lot of play left in us.” The Tigers battled through a stalemate in the first half of the NCAC title game, with Denison’s defense stepping up and halting many DePauw threats. Senior Big Red goalkeeper, Brittany Benson, was well-positioned in the first half to black Tigers’ shots and tallied three saves. “We definitely made a few adjustments (at halftime),” sophomore forward Paige Henry said. “But keeping up the pressure and being patient on defense were key things.” Just four minutes into the second half, DePauw capitalized on a penalty corner. Junior Chelsea Cutler passed the ball to Ellis, who battled flu-like symptoms during the game, at the top of the scoring circle. The senior from St. Louis, lifted a shot about chest-high toward goal. Henry lifted her stick and

the depauw | sports redirected the ball past Benson for the first goal of the game. “My plan is shoot, and Paige will touch it,” Ellis said. “I don’t even know how many goals that have happened like that in the season.” Added Henry: “Benson is always in great position and she’ll get any shot coming straight to her. Before the corner began, I said to myself that I was going to do anything I could to get a touch on the ball.” Ten minutes later, it was Henry and Ellis again. This time, Henry made a run down into the scoring circle on the right side. She passed the ball across the face of the goal, and Benson dove to deflect it out. The ball ended up at Ellis’ stick, and she flicked it in for an insurance goal. Afterward, the teams had 10 minutes more to play, and the Tigers’ defense stepped up to shut down a formidable Denison offense. “Chelsea Cutler is a great player, and you have to maintain possession and stick-to-stick passes inside our offensive 25,” said PJ Soteriades, Denison head coach. “On our corners, we struggled with the surface. That’s not a cop-out, but execution is something that gets more challenging on a crazy surface.”

Soteriades referred to the Bermuda grass field that was highly saturated from rain during the night and morning. “We had to adjust to the surface and how that changes our style of play,” she said. “We had to recognize which sides of the field were more playable.” While the Big Red struggled with the grass, time winded down. “I think in the last five minutes, I probably looked at the clock a thousand times,” Ellis said. “I was just waiting for it to go down.” When it did, the Tigers’ bench ran onto the field and accepted the NCAC trophy minutes later. “I’m so excited,” Ellis said. “Sometimes it’s like that dream that’s so far out there and now it’s happened.” DePauw outshot Denison 20-5 including a 12-1 advantage in shots on goal. The Tigers also held a 10-5 edge in corners. DePauw earned a first-round bye in the NCAA Div. III championship and will face the winner of Utica College (14-5) and Endicott College (15-4) Saturday at Middlebury College in Vermont.


Senior Caroline Torie hugs teammate junior Micheline Figel after beating Denison 2-0 for the North Coast Athletic Conference trophy. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW

Take two: Men’s soccer downs OWU for second straight year By MICHAEL APPELGATE

Through 47 years of DePauw soccer, through storied seasons of head coach Page Cotton and through five seasons of head coaching under Brad Hauter, not once has a Tigers team played a game to penalty kicks. On Saturday, for the NCAC title game, it finally happened. DePauw came out on top against Ohio Wesleyan University, 4-2, and Hauter said it shows how tough his team’s mentality is. Fifth-year senior Andrew Desmarais rifled a final shot to the upper right corner to seal DePauw’s second-straight NCAC title, and a NCAA Div. III tournament appearance. “There’s no way to have scripted a better ending – a guy came back to his fifth year to hit the shot to put us in the national tournament,” Hauter said. In the regular time period and in overtime, the two teams struggled to get any quality shots on offense. In

the 38th minute, a Battling Bishops forward broke through the Tigers’ defense and received a ball through to his feet in front of the goal. He slotted the ball in the lower right corner, but was called offsides by the sideline referee. In the 104th minute, freshman forward Adrian Ables tore through the Ohio Wesleyan defense using a quick cut-back move in front of the goal, but Battling Bishops goalkeeper, Paul Hendricks, charged out and blocked Ables’ shot. “In that kind of game, and what you’ll see in the tournament, is there are teams so less willing to take chances and come out because you can’t afford to give up a goal,” Hauter said. “We bunkered down defensively, and we weren’t able to get a rhythm going forward.” DePauw’s defenders were challenged by long, diagonal passes into open space that were accurate and fell at the feet of sprinting Ohio Wesleyan forwards. However, the Tigers dropped back

fast and didn’t allow passes into the box, forcing the Battling Bishops to take shots outside of 35 yards. “It was a different pace than we had seen before,” senior goalkeeper Tony Halterman said. “Their guys are fast so for us, we tried to sit back and hold defensively and break for counterattacks. The whole team is a rock back there, and that’s what we needed. We were lucky to come out of 90 minutes, 0-0.” Halterman tallied six saves in goal and Ohio Wesleyan out-shot DePauw after 110 minutes of play, 27-12. “Our touch was off,” Hauter said. “It had all to do with our touch. We weren’t able to hold possession of the ball. It would wind up at our forwards’ feet, and we would lose possession.” Before penalty kicks, Hauter brought the team together and didn’t say much. The Battling Bishops went to penalty kicks in the NCAC semifinal game against Kenyon College, so he searched for his notes on how and where each player shot the ball. He finally found them, but Halter-

man didn’t want to read them. “Penalty kicks are my special thing,” Halterman said. “It’s my favorite thing, and I pride myself on that. I was having fun before it, just trying to lighten the mood for everybody. I can get a read on it before they even shoot the ball. It’s nice to have that information, but it’s not something that’s vital for me to be successful in that situation.” First up for DePauw was sophomore Andy Morrison. The forward calmly slotted the ball to the lower left corner for the first goal. First up for Ohio Wesleyan was Taylor Rieger. Rieger hit a low shot to Halterman’s right, and the senior goalkeeper dove to deflect it out. “I knew all it was going to take was one for me, and I knew we were going to take that,” Halterman said. “I don’t ever lose those. It was just another day at the office for me.” However, sophomore Nate Snyder’s shot was blocked by Hendricks. The next Ohio Wesleyan player scored with a shot that Halterman guessed

correctly on, but he dove over the ball. Ables then buried his chance for a 2-1 lead. Brian Schaefer for the Battling Bishops then shot the ball off the crossbar, and the Tigers capitalized with two straight goals from junior George Elliott and Desmarais. “I was just trying to stay as loose as possible,” Desmarais said. “PK’s are just a random thing. I knew when I saw Nate Snyder miss his attempt that it was going to come down to me. “It was surreal. It was an incredible experience to come back and be able to hoist up the trophy.” DePauw will face last year’s NCAA Div. III runner-up, Calvin College (163-1), on Friday at Dominion University. “I personally feel we’re in a better place [than last year],” Halterman said. “We’re starting to click a lot more, and we’re peaking when we need to.”


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Denison runs through DePauw: Defensive miscues result in 39-20 loss

Senior defensive back Robby Schuler goes in for a tackle during Saturday’s game against Denison University at Blackstock Stadium. CARLY PIETRZAK / THE DEPAUW


It’s just another one of those games for DePauw football: special teams made mistakes, the offense couldn’t run the football, and the defense surrendered more than 450 yards of offense. The defense was the main culprit on the day, as Denison University (2-6, 2-3 NCAC) exerted its will over the young Tigers (2-6, 1-4 NCAC) defense. The visitors at Blackstock Stadium downed DePauw 39-20 Saturday afternoon. The Big Red offense was 5-5 in red zone conversions, and the Tigers’ offense was just 3-16 on third down conversions. “We just missed tackles,” interim head coach Scott Srnka said. “That’s all it is. (Denison) didn’t do anything different than what we’ve been working on all week. They were about as good as I thought they would be. ... But we missed tackles, we were poor, and that’s my fault because the defense wasn’t ready to go. We’ve got a lot of work to do this week.” The game started off in a positive fashion for DePauw as sophomore quarterback, Drew Seaman, led his team’s second

offensive drive down field. He hit junior Nikko Sansone for a 24-yard gain, then senior tight end Bobby Coburn down the middle for a 34-yard touchdown. On the extra point attempt, senior holder Robby Schuler took a high snap and was tackled as he tried to run into the end zone. As fast as the offense started, it quickly slowed down.

“The Wabash game is the Wabash game, and if you can’t get excited for that, you have problems.” — Scott Srnka, interim head football coach

Three offensive possessions later, Seaman threw an interception that sparked the Denison offense. The Big Red used six plays to go 31 yards down the field to even the score. The extra point attempt failed, and the score was tied, 6-6. DePauw’s defense showed signs of life midway through the second quarter when

senior Jack Quinn forced a fumble near midfield. Junior Mitch Dwenger then tore down downfield 45 yards and gained the touchdown to regain the lead, 12-6. The PAT was blocked. Then the flood gates opened. Denison scored 33 unanswered points led by five plays that went for more than 30 yards. The Tigers’ defense struggled to guard wide receivers down field, and linebackers and safeties missed tackles. “That’s not good,” Srnka said. “When you don’t block and tackle, that’s what’s going to happen. We did not play good at all, and I don’t know what happened, we just didn’t play.” The Tigers did finally end the Big Red’s scoring run when freshman quarterback Justin Murray started an offensive drive with a 37-yard pass to junior wide receiver, Zach Alleman on the right sideline. On Denison’s 20-yard line, Murray heaved a pass to the front left side of the end zone to Coburn, and the Denison defense was called for pass interference. Senior Taylor Wagner received a six-yard pass in the end zone from Murray, and the Tigers converted a two-point try, bringing the score to 39-20. The drive was too little too late as an on-side kick was recovered by DePauw, but Murray was unable to lead the offense to another score. The running game was virtually nonexistent for the Tigers. Murray rattled off the longest run of the game in the waning minutes – a 23-yard quarterback keeper. However, four ball carriers netted negative 13 yards. “They’ve got a very good defensive front,” Srnka said. “We just couldn’t get by them. … I didn’t watch much offense today, I was trying to fix what we were doing on defense. We dropped way too many wide-open looks.” The poor effort was concerning to Srnka after the game, as he said his team had a good practice and should have been ready for Denison. DePauw accumulated 351 yards through the air led by Seaman’s 255. Murray chipped in with 95. Next week, the Tigers travel to Crawfordsville, Ind., for the playing of the 119th Monon Bell Classic against Wabash College (7-2, 4-2 NCAC). “The Wabash game is the Wabash game, and if you can’t get excited for that, you have problems,” Srnka said.


tiger week of the





Highlight: Weber finished first in two events – the 1,650-yards freestyle event in 18:16.91 and the 500 free in 5:17:74 to lead the Tigers over Wittenberg University on Saturday. She also anchored the 200 freestyle relay “B” squad that took fourth.

On distance swimming and team being 3-1: “The mile is the boring event, but this year I’m working on a scientific way to figure it out,” Weber said. “I break it up into five 50s, and descend each one. Sometimes, I talk to myself or sing to myself because it’s boring. We’re a smaller team this year, but we’re closer. (Head coach) Matt [Ense] brings a lot of energy to the team, and he’s pushing us to levels we didn’t think we could go.” — COMPILED BY MICHAEL APPELGATE / SPORTS@THEDEPAUW.COM


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To the tourney This weekend produced three titles and three NCAA appearances — what some believe to be the most successful weekend in DePauw athletics history. Here’s where they go:

DePauw field hockey (19-1) will face the winner of Utica College (14-5) Endicott College (15-4) in the second round. When: Saturday, TBA Where: Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. “It’s really exciting. It shows how hard the team has worked all year,” head coach Gina Wills said. “The team has done a really good job preparing, and we’re ready to compete against the teams in the national tournament.”

DePauw women’s soccer (7-10-1) will face Emory University (11-1-6) in the first round.

DePauw men’s soccer (13-1-5) will face Calvin College (16-3-1) in the first round. When: Friday, TBA Where: Dominican University, River Forest, Ill. “It’s great, it’s perfect for us,” head coach Brad Hauter said. “I think they’ll be polished. I think they’ll be experienced and very good. That’s a great way for us to kick this off. There isn’t an easy team in the field of 62. Every game is going to be a battle.”

When: Saturday, TBA Where: Centre College, Danville, Ky. “Tough game, Emory has had a good year. They’ve been around the top 10 most of the year,” head coach John Carter said. “The good thing is it’s a neutral site and it’ll be a little colder. Any draw will be tough.”

Information compiled by Michael Appelgate; Graphic by Lizzie Hineman

It’s not over yet

The DePauw women's soccer team holds up their NCAC trophy after defeating Denison University 1-0 on Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY OF DOUG LEIPPRANDT.

Sprague’s goal, Cooper’s shutout claims NCAC title By MICHAEL APPELGATE

In the first half of the season, the women’s soccer team walked off the field with dejected looks and hanging heads. Saturday afternoon, the Tigers leaped in the air when the final whistle blew – they won the NCAC Championship title.

Senior Dana Sprague’s 54th-minute goal was enough offense for the win, and sophomore Emma Cooper tallied four saves in goal for the shutout. With the win, DePauw locked up an automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III Championship for the seventh time in program history.

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Ellis, Henry lead Field Hockey to NCAC title, NCAA appearance By MICHAEL APPELGATE

The DePauw field hockey team is getting used to walking off Blackstock West Field in jubilation. They’ve broken school records, won the NCAC regular season title, and now they locked up an automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III National Championship. With a 2-0 win over Denison University on Saturday afternoon, the Tigers proceed to the national tournament for the first time in more than a decade. And they’ve done it in record-shattering fashion.

DePauw registered its 19th win in the title match, good for a school record. The win total also broke an NCAC record as well (18), and the 18-game win streak is a school record and conference record, too. It was the 15th shutout of the season – the most in Div. III. And, of course, senior Margaret Ellis broke two 25-year-old DePauw records – points and goals. The question now is: how does DePauw stack up to the rest of the country? “We have a strong defense and a lot of different

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The DePauw | Tuesday November 6, 2012  

The 19th issue of the 161st volume of Indiana's Oldest College Newspaper.

The DePauw | Tuesday November 6, 2012  

The 19th issue of the 161st volume of Indiana's Oldest College Newspaper.