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$2.5 million donation from Sarah and John Wallace ‘76 and James B. Stewart ’73, to create ‘faculty club’ space in new dining hall
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IT’S IN THE NUMBERS
Comparing 2011 and 2012 application numbers
Number of applications received as of Dec. 3, 2012
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Number of completed applications 14.4% increase
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Number of students who have applied early action 21.5% increase
Admission goals A 10% increase in applications, making it 5,500 in total 2,300 more applications by holiday break
Sarah Wallace and John Wallace, both '76, will donate $1.5 million to the new Hoover Dining Hall project, which will now have a space for faculty dining. The space is intended to foster student-faculty relationships by providing a venue for out of class conversations. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEPAUW UNIVERSITY. By JOSEPH FANELLI email@example.com
DePauw’s to-be dining facility, R. David and Suzanne A. Hoover Hall, received an-
other boost Thursday after three DePauw alumni donated $2.5 million towards a faculty dining room and gathering space within
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Admissions sees increase in early action applicants The early action deadline for high school seniors passed on December 1, bringing in 378 more applications from this time last year as of Monday evening. Applications are still in the process of being counted so a final number cannot be officially stated. The Office of Admission has a goal for a 10 percent increase this year in the number of applications they receive and are on the right track to achieving it. There has been a 14.4 percent increase in completed applications at this time compared to last year, and Admissions has also received 169 more applicants overall this year for regular admission. Vice President of Admissions Dan Meyer said that there has been an increase in the number of people visiting DePauw since June. “They are driven by positive things, like the new buildings, coming out of DePauw, so we’re getting more people to campus,” Meyer said. Not only are the many changes to DePauw a draw for more prospective students to campus, but Admissions has added new events this year. A second Fall Friday was added to the schedule this year where high school seniors are paired with a current student who they
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School of Music goes international
Students & their productivity
Staff position applications inside
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Classes are changing, but the size of the faculty is not. At Monday’s faculty meeting, several class alterations were announced. First were art history major and minor requirements. Both art history majors and minors have to take one class from European art before the 1500’s, European and American art after the 1500’s and Asian art. “The major substance of the change is dividing up the requirements in a different way so they are in these groups based on region and time,” said Brian Howard, a computer science professor who heads the
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Management of Academic Operations committee. In addition to the new distribution areas needed to cover in order to minor or major in art history, there will be a new course in art history on time, space and memory. There will also be two new kinesiology courses. But the change that affects all students the rescheduling of time banks for Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes starting fall 2013. Classes under the current time banks starting at 8:10 a.m. will instead start at 8 a.m. As a result, there will be 10 extra minutes to the lunch hour for students and faculty. Freshman Dan Burmeister does not agree with the decision to move the time banks.
“I think [the change] is totally unnecessary,” he said. “We have more than enough time already.” The final change to classes is that starting next academic year, the students in the School of Music will be taking the same writing-intensive first-year seminars as the students in the College of Liberal Arts. As a result, they will be required to take a class similar to the current School of Music seminars in the spring of their freshman year. President Casey also announced the newest gift in the series of capital projects that are being funded. $2.5 million was donated to build the Wallace-Stewart Faculty Club in the new Hoover Hall. However, Casey knows that his job is far from done. “We quite simply have to raise
hundreds of millions of dollars in endowment over the next couple years,” he said. However, he made a promise to the faculty: “We’re going to keep this student size, and we’re going to keep this size faculty,” he said. “And the university has met that goal on the first part of the promise, as the completed applications are up by approximately 12 percent.” After the 2008 financial crisis, several universities similar to DePauw, such as Wabash, Denison, Oberlin and Wooster had to choose between cutting faculty and raising salaries like they had prior to the crisis, or cutting salaries and hiring new professors. “We did not reduce the size of this faculty, nor do I think we ought to,” Casey said.
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at DePauw, but became very close with a few faculty members when she chaired the university’s search committee for a new president after President Robert G. Bottoms retired in 2007. She said this gift was a response to the knowledge that professors on campus, “don’t have a place that they can interact with each other or could take students if they
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James B. Stewart '73 is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and current columnist for The New York Times. Stewart also regularly contributes to The New Yorker and has written nine books. He is a member and former chairman of the Board of Trustees. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEPAUW UNIVERSITY
and said the faculty club would serve as a nice intermediate between a place like a café and a professor’s home. “My professor invited us all to dinner, but that’s more personal than going to a place like the Hub,” she said. No date has been set for the start of construction on Hoover Hall, which will be located on East College lawn between the Student Union Building and Burkhart Walk. Sarah Wallace is the chairwoman of the board of First Federal Savings and Loan in Newark, Ohio. John Wallace is a practicing dentist in Granville, Ohio. Each of their three children attended DePauw. Stewart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of the “Common Sense” column in The New York Times and is the author of nine books.
This Winter Term the School of Music’s Chamber Orchestra will travel to London, reviving a long tradition of DePauw concert touring. Between 1975 and 2010 the Chamber Singers and Chamber Orchestra have alternated yearly to go on a combined total of 130 concert touring trips to destinations as diverse as China, Japan, the Czech Republic, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Great Britain, Canada, along with the Southwest U.S., North East U.S. and Central U.S. The refinement that goes into concert tours is valuable to students’ musical education.
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pects students to spend free time going to Big Ben, riding on the red double-decker bus and the Tube, catching an infamous black cab, and walking the streets of London. “Students will be awash in the iconic culture things,” Smith said. The students are equally as excited. “I’ve been looking forward to the orchestra touring for all four years here, and this is the first time we have the financial backing to do it,” senior oboe player Leah Somerville said. “It’s always a good experience to play in new places and perform for new audiences. It teaches you how malleable you have to be as a performer.” Dean of the School of Music, Mark McCoy, identifies concert touring as not only significant to student development but also as a means for positive reflection on DePauw.
“It’s the next level of how we want them to develop.” — Orcenith Smith, director of the Chamber Orchestra
“It’s the next level of how we want them to develop,” Orcenith Smith, director of the Chamber Orchestra, said. “They’re having to win over an audience that doesn’t know who they are or where they are in the development process, which adds another level of responsibility that we have to rehearse for.” The Winter Term group will travel around London playing concerts at different venues and sightseeing. They’ll go to places such as Stonehedge, the Roman Bass, Shakespeare’s home in Stratsford, Cambridge, Oxford and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Smith recognizes that touring shouldn’t just be about the places and people that students play for, but it should also be about getting a sense of another culture. He ex-
“There is enormous value in having a biologist sitting next to an art history professor sitting next to an economist.”
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the new hall. President Brian Casey announced today that Sarah and John Wallace (both ’76) gave $1.5 million and James B. Stewart ’73 gave $1 million collectively to contribute towards what will be the WallaceStewart Faculty Club within Hoover Hall. The space will be separate from the main dining hall and reserved for faculty to meet and engage in conversation with their fellow professors or just simply grab a bite to eat. And while the place is called a club, President Brian Casey said the term is more a matter of tradition as universities across the United States like Harvard, Yale, Indiana and Denison all have faculty clubs. Sarah Wallace is the chairwoman of the university’s Board of Trustees and said she has always had great relationships with professors
wanted to continue a conversation after class.” “It’s wonderful,” she said. “There is more being done between the curriculum between the disciplines, and it’ll give them a place to go and talk about it.” Wallace said the decision to make the donation with Stewart came from their belief in the faculty. She called them the university’s “lifeblood.” “We wanted to really improve the quality of life for our faculty members,” Wallace said. “There was a desire to have a place that they can go and enjoy each other.” Casey said the administration recognized the need for a common place for faculty to meet and eat during the early stages of the university’s master plan. He said most professors actually eat lunch at their desks. “There is enormous value in having a biologist sitting next to an art history professor sitting next to an economist,” Casey said. “Particularly at a liberal arts college, there is enormous value in having them talk to each other.” Another function of the club would be a place that faculty could take one or two students, or a whole, class to continue a conversation. “The dream situation is your having a class, and it’s a terrific seminar and the faculty member says, ‘why don’t we continue this in one of the other rooms up in the faculty club?’” Casey said. “If we can get faculty out of their building into the middle the campus, the amount of social interaction that will happen will be dramatic.” Sophomore Amelia Marvel said she is interested in the idea of meeting professors outside of classroom. “I think it would be a good way to get to know professors,” Marvel said. “Not necessarily on a personal level, but in a different environment.” Sophomore Ella Smoot was also intrigued with the idea of the club
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"Domestic and foreign concert touring is a vital part of preparing musicians for successful careers. We are thrilled that the Chamber Orchestra will be performing in Europe this winter. These efforts continue to bring DePauw national and international acclaim and make DePauw even more attractive to prospective students,” McCoy said in an email. A unique aspect of this concert tour in London will be the inclusion of Dr. Nicole Brockmann as a viola soloist on the tour. The Chamber Orchaestra encourages all to attend their pre-tour concert at Kresge on Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
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DSG Assembly meeting looks back, forward By NICOLE DECRISCIO email@example.com
The last DSG Assembly meeting of the semester began by listing business they have completed this semester’s. One of the accomplishments is the new bulletin board inside the Hub to post flyers. However, student body president Sara Scully, announced a new means, which has been used at other universities for student organizations to advertise their events. “We have gotten approved funding for a television in the Hub,” Scully said at the meeting. The television will be student run, and Scully expressed her hope that it would provide a more interactive way for students to find out about events going on around campus. Next semester, DSG plans on reevaluating the student activities fee, which is currently $205. Their requirements for this reevaluation is that the new funding will have to be affordable to students, a reliable source of money and offer enough resources for DePauw to continue programming they currently have. Additionally, there will be a co-curricular inventory on all transcripts starting during Winter Term. As a result, advisors and professors will know upfront what their students are involved in. It also has the potential to strengthen letters of recommendations for graduate school and future employers because all of the fac-
Admission | cont’d from page 1 shadow for the day. Enrollment for this day has to be capped at 55 students. Meyer said this program has received the most positive feedback from prospective students, so admissions wanted to add another day to get more prospective students to campus. A student-athlete day scheduled for Feb. 9 has also been an event added. This will give current athletes the ability to connect with prospective athletes. Meyer said more coaches are also on the road actively recruiting to get numbers up. A bus trip from St. Louis has also been another new way to get students to campus. This gives prospective students the transportation and opportunity to board a
ulty members that most likely would be writing these letters would have access to a list of each student’s extra-curricular activities. Freshman Ashley Ullyot thinks that this addition to the transcripts is a good idea. “They can see what clubs I’m involved in and where my interests lie,” Ullyot said. However, the most controversial topic was the announcement of the change to the first-year seminar requirement for the students in the School of Music. Starting next year, there will no longer be separated seminars between the School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts. As a result, school of music students will be taking the same writing intensive first-year seminar as students in the College of Liberal Arts. “This is something that is really exciting for me personally because I have been working on it since my freshman year in student government,” Scully said. Yet, School of Music freshman Patrick Rutledge disagrees with this new policy and does not want to change the format of the seminars when it comes to the School of Music. With the current set up, he said he has the opportunity to get to know those in his seminar better. “I like having that network of people within the School of Music already set up,” Rutledge said. “During camp college, those are the people that we spend all of our time with. I like knowing all of them, being friends with them.” Rutledge claimed that the seminars
bus to come to campus for a visit. Prospective student Abby Kelly from St. Louis, Mo., has applied early action. Kelly said her visit last spring is what sealed the deal. “Visiting campus helped me get a good feeling of what it would be like to be a student at DePauw,” Kelly said. “ I liked being able to sit in on a class, see what type of people I would be going to school with that you can’t get from researching online or meeting with an admissions counselor.” DePauw is focusing on its primary markets to get more students from the Chicago, Columbus, St. Louis, Indianapolis and South Bend areas to campus. Meyer said admissions wants to have better marketing and follow ups in this markets to ensure applications from these locations. As Admissions heads towards the holiday break, they want to mail out 1,000 ac-
in the School of Music are just as demanding as what he has heard from his friends in the College of Liberal Arts, and his desire to keep the same seminar is not rooted in a desire to keep an easier class. “It’s not so much that I don’t want to take another seminar, but I feel like what we do as a class is thorough enough,” Rutledge said.
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ceptances and receive at least 2,300 more applications to stay consistent with previous years. “We need to finish out strong these next two weeks,” Meyer said. Going into the break admissions will be about 65 percent finished with the application process. Last year, the admissions office was consistent with the previous years applicant numbers until they hit the holiday break. The applicants then decreased by 150. As of the weekend, early decision and early applicant numbers have both increased from last year’s numbers. Meyer said admissions is ahead of where they would like to be but the office will not know where they stand until the next six to eight weeks.
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CAMPUSCRIME Nov. 30
• Noise — loud music • Made contact with house representative/ verbal warning issued | Time: 12:00 a.m. | Place: Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
• Welfare Check • Subject left prior to officer arrival/officer checked area located on campus | Time: 12:27 a.m. | Place: Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
• Noise – loud music • Left message with house representative/verbal warning issued | Time: 12:30 p.m. | Place: Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
• Noise – loud music • Made contact with house representation/officer checked area located on campus | Time: 12:40 a.m. | Place: Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
• Theft of wallet - delayed report • Unsecured/pending | Time: unknown | Place: Lilly Center • Investigate for odor of natural gas • GFD dispatched/source located/ checked okay | Time: 11:47 a.m. | Place: Inn at DePauw University • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forward to Community Standards Committee | Time: 10:59 p.m. | Place: Locust St.
• Alcohol violation • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 1:21 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:25 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall
• Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:35 a.m. | Place: Bishop Roberts Hall
• Alcohol violation • Transported to Putnam County Hospital/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 12:05 a.m. | Place: College St.
• Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:58 a.m. | Place: Longden Hall
• Noise – loud music • Made contact with house representative/verbal warning issued | Time: 12:49 p.m. | Place: Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
• Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 2:21 a.m. | Place: Hogate Hall
• Criminal mischief to house • Pending | Time: unknown | Place: Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
• Welfare check • Officer checked area/unable to locate subject | Time: 2:39 a.m. | Place: Locust/Anderson Sts.
• Noise – loud music • Made contact with house representative/verbal warning issued | Time: 11:42 p.m. | Place: Sigma Chi Fraternity
• Theft of prescription medication • Pending | Time: unknown | Place: Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
• Hazard subjects throwing bottles at house • Made contact with house representation/verbal warning issued | Time: 2:31 a.m. | Place: Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity (outside)
• Animal control • Animal removed/ released | Time: 9:34 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall
• Welfare Check • Subject located/ checked okay | Time: 11:12 p.m. | Place: Blackstock Lot
• Suspicious person • Officer checked area/unable to locate subject | Time: 3:30 a.m. | Place: Locust/ Hanna St.
FOR THE RECORD On page 12 of the Friday, Nov. 30 issue of The DePauw, the head basketball coach is misidentified in the photo caption. Her first name is Kris, not Deborah. Also, freshman Morgan Skordos’s last name was misspelled.
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BEYOND THE BUBBLE
Parents Weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland By KATIE VAKY firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone loves Parents Weekend at DePauw. It’s that time when you trade your Easy Mac for Almost Home, when your mom offers to do your laundry and when your dad offers to buy you a beer that’s not Keystone. It’s a beautiful weekend filled with all the luxuries of home, mixed with the glamour of DePauw. You take them all around campus, show them your stomping grounds, tell them your stories and share with them a part of your life that they no longer get to experience. You wake up early, and don’t have to think about what you can eat because they are at the Inn waiting for you at the omelette bar. This is why you love Parents Weekend. Good food, good company and the ever constant “We are so proud of what you are doing here!” Having your parents visit you abroad is equally special. You are in a completely different country, experiencing a completely different culture, and you have figured it all out. You’ve
cracked the accent, navigated a city without getting mugged and you even know the difference between chips, crisps and crackers. Much like trying to explain DePauw, you try to convey to your parents how amazing this place, all of the wonderful people you have met and all of the spectacular things you have been able to do are. You show them where you study, where you like to go for lunch and you even show them where you wiped out while trying to wear heals on a night out (to the library of course, Mom). While it is wonderful to go a week without having to eat cheap sausage rolls, the best part is showing them how successful you have been. You get to prove that they have raised a thriving citizen of the world. At DePauw, you get to show them that you can balance classes with a social life. Abroad, you get to show them that you haven’t ended up in the plot of “Taken.” When my parents came to visit Scotland, I was so excited to show them all of my accomplishments. I want them to be proud of what I am doing, and I want them to be proud of the daughter they raised. On campus
or off, I am still their daughter, and I am still a student trying to figure it all out. But for that one week, I was showing them the ropes. At DePauw, you get to teach your parents how to do your sorority sign and how to put “DeP-” in front of every word. You even teach them a little campus golf. In Scotland, I taught them how to put vinegar on their chips, how to speak like Scots (it’s aye, not yes; gosh Dad, you are so embarrassing) and the best place to buy a scone. When it all comes to an end, you say goodbye, they offer to buy you one last lunch or maybe Starbucks and then you watch them return to their world as you return to yours. It’s back to the days of cheap sausage rolls and pasta dinners in Scotland, but you feel a little stronger and a little happier. Wherever you are, seeing your parents always comes at the perfect time. — Vaky is a junior from Atlanta, Ga., majoring in political science. For this fall semester, she has been doing an internship in Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
Junior Katie Vaky in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she is doing an internship this semester. PHOTO COURTESY OF KATIE VAKY
Showing of “Miss Representation” evokes thoughts about media and women By MADISON HARTMAN email@example.com
Americans commit 10 hours and 45 minutes to the media weekly, so the media likely has a deep impact on them, particularly in terms of how they view women. That’s according to the film “Miss Representation,” shown Nov. 29 by students to help spread awareness about the negative portrayal of women in the media. A discussion followed the film. Senior Elyssa DiRaffaele, organizer of the event, said that the purpose of showing the film was to promote “media literacy” and to make the campus more aware of the effect that the media has on women. The film features numerous wellknown women, astounding facts and interesting discussions about how
the American media demeans, sexualizes and sets impossible standards for women. Since the media features misogynistic ideas about how males overpower females, rape and commit violent crimes against women have become more prominent. In the discussion following the showing of the film, many attendees were astounded by the facts in the movie about the rate of rape, especially among girls age 10 to 14. “When the media presents women as objects and takes advantage of them, it makes it acceptable to do this in the real world, and this is exactly what sexual violence promotes,” Lauren Arnold, sophomore attendee of the event said. The discussion made attendees think about sexism in college life, specifically at DePauw. Catie Adams, a junior attendee,
came to college not believing in sexism, because she had never witnessed it. However, after coming to college, she now believes in it. “The idea that sexism isn’t real is just a lie people tell themselves in order to deny any inequalities,” Adams said. Celia Kauth agreed, and said that sexism can be seen life on the DePauw campus. “Sororities have many rules for their members, while fraternities don’t,” Kauth said. “I’ve always wondered why it has to be different.” Other attendees lamented about the rules within sororities. Many said that women are held to a higher standard than men. Arnold also said that she sees sexism in terms of college majors. “As an art major, I have been told that there is small amount of women
in the field, which makes me scared for my future in the major,” Arnold said. Arnold was so inspired by “Miss Representation” that she created a piece of art that portrayed the “synthetic manipulation of the body to attain perfection that’s never attainable.” In the piece, she attempted to add a sense of hope and progression for women to begin to present their voice. “If a person does not believe in following societal norms, they should speak up,” Arnold said of her piece. However, DiRaffaele wanted to make it clear that the goal of the film showing wasn’t to promote hating men, but to educate people and help women think about how they can improve the media. As the film explains, the media will continue to portray women in this way if women
don’t support other women and take a stand against what is happening. Many attendees agreed that the “real crime is doing nothing.” “It’s a long tradition of women thinking this way, women bringing down women,” Arnold said. The film also describes older women as role models for younger girls, who should set an example to be strong and not support the media that demeans and objectifies women. “We must change the way we behave and think in order to change the future for other women,” said Liz Weingartner, a senior and another organizer of the event. Many attendees agreed that women must present themselves as something positive, with strong intellectual potential. “If we don’t show women as real people, no one else will,” Arnold said.
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It’s one of those DePauw legends: meeting with English professor Andrea Sununu at 1 a.m. to discuss a paper. For some students, being awake past midnight is unfathomable, for others, it’s the prime time to get work done. With finals week looming ahead, students may find themselves trying to maximize their efficiency. While study spaces and environments can influence students’ productivity, some find it helpful to reflect on when they are naturally more productive. When Sununu was in college, she was never able to stay up past midnight. Now, she holds conferences with students well into the early morning. “There aren’t enough hours of the day in the daylight, so I have to meet with them at night,” Sununu said. Even though Sununu has trained herself to stay up later, the morning person by temperament likes to start her day around 5 a.m. Like Sununu, some individuals will label themselves as either morning or night people, in reference to what time of day they prefer, which is influenced by their personal circadian rhythms. According to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, circadian rhythms are “physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle responding primarily to light and darkness.” These rhythms can also influence sleepwake cy-
cles, hormone release, and body temperature “I h among other bodily functions. Hansen As circadian rhythms rise and fall over the course be arou of the day, individuals may feel more inclined to Ins sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. betwee For adults, this sleep drive generally occurs between produc 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as well as 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. However, hours the time frame can vary based on if someone is a 2 a.m. morning or night person. she oc For morning person and senior Carroll Bible, go- she can ing to bed at a “reasonable hour” generally means though being asleep around midnight or 1 a.m. She does Wh this so she can start her day around 6 a.m. “I feel productive when I’ve gotten work done — academic work or work out — and people are just getting up, and I’ve already started my day,” Bible said. Since Bible swam in high school and during her freshman year at DePauw, she ~Andrea Sununu, English continues to schedule early morning workouts. Even though she feels most productive between 8 a.m. then I’ and noon, her afternoons are usually spent doing don’t k homework and attending meetings. I’m no While Bible prefers taking required history and Ins political science classes before lunch, she’s not op- to take posed to signing up for courses she finds interesting William that are offered during the afternoon. each n On the other hand, senior Emeline Hansen has curricu never considered morning classes to be an option. to get Over the past seven semesters, the communication “An major has only taken two classes at 9:20 a.m., both of anythin which were math courses. six, I’m
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have no reason to be up in the morning,” n said. “I’m grumpy. ... people don’t want to und me.” stead, she does the majority of her homework en 9 p.m. and midnight, when she feels most ctive. Hansen then spends the next several working on less immediate assignments until or 3 a.m., when she usually goes to bed. While ccasionally stays up too late, Hansen has found n function pretty well on six hours of rest, alh she strives to sleep seven hours each night. hile Hansen has always hated mornings, sophomore Andre Williams said he’s perfectly fine waking up early. But since Williams begins his weekdays around 7 a.m. and goes to bed around 2 a.m., he has difficulty defining himself as a morning or night person. “I’ve kind of always been programmed where I do a lot h Professor of stuff during the night time and then wake up super super early in the morning and ’m sleepy in the afternoon,” Williams said. “I know if I fit into a particular category — I guess ot an afternoon person.” stead, Williams often uses the post-lunch hours e short naps. Factoring in his afternoon naps, ms has figured out how much sleep he needs night in order to balance his three jobs, extraular activities and schoolwork. Ideally, he likes four to six hours of sleep. nything less than four hours, I’m dead. I can’t do ng under four hours, but anywhere from four to m good. Anywhere from seven to nine, that’s too
much sleep, and I’m going to be really tired for the rest of the day,” Williams said. Regardless of how many hours of sleep he gets, Williams only drinks coffee on Fridays. As a reward for making it through the week, he sleeps in until 10 a.m. and relaxes at Starbucks until his class at 1:40 p.m. But finals week approaching, Williams and other students may find themselves relaxing less and studying more. In his blog called “The Three Month Thesis,” Dr. James Hayton suggests that students work with, and not against, their natural rhythm. He also suggests that “more mentally demanding” work be done when individuals are at their peak. Hayton thinks working on easier assignments should be done when individuals are not at their peak. He also suggests that students leave themselves easy projects at the end of the day so they can start the day with simpler tasks. While some psychologists recommend that individuals alter their circadian rhythm to be early risers, others suggest that not everyone is made to be productive in the morning. While Sununu prefers working in the morning, she has met with students at all hours of the night to help them with their assignments. But regardless of whether students prefer to do their studying in the morning or at night, Sununu’s suggestion for finals week is simple: “Get plenty of sleep.”
the depauw | opinion
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
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
Its purpose idealistic, but unrealistic On a break from the newsroom this evening, a few staffers ran into a professor leaving the faculty meeting. This professor called the meeting, “boring.” Now, we understand that faculty meetings aren’t exciting by nature. But there was some news that we were certain would raise at least a few eyebrows — President Casey announced a $2.5 million donation that will fund a room specifically for faculty dining in the new Hoover Hall. We know the professor we happened to come across doesn’t represent the entire faculty’s opinion. In fact, during the meeting, another professor said she was excited and wanted to thank the donors, James Stewart and John and Sarah Wallace. Like the donors, we believe that the faculty deserves credit for their work on campus. But it does raise a question: Will this type of facility make them happy? If it does, we’re thankful that the mission of this donation aligns with their desires. We ask that the university talk to faculty about what they want, specifically. The idea behind the faculty club is that it will be a space to encourage dialogue between students and faculty as well as unite members from different departments. There’s no harm in these goals. It’s certainly idealistic, but we’re not convinced it’s realistic. Spaces don’t start conversations. We don’t generate discussions with people simply because they are in the same room as us. For this space to work, students and faculty will have to come to the faculty club for a specific reason to meet. The faculty club has potential for members of different departments to come together without the awkwardness of breaking into the other’s territory. But it also creates room for this goal to flop. We can easily envision a high-school-like teachers’ lounge with departments acting as social cliques. And why spend $2.5 million – half of what the fitness center renovation will cost – to foster relationships and intellectual conversations between students and faculty? That environment already exists here. There are plenty of spaces for this; many of us have met with professors at their homes, Starbucks and local businesses. And let’s not forget their offices, where we are able to sneak a peek at their bookshelves, getting ideas from words that inspire them. What we don’t have yet are updates to our media, biology and other academic buildings that seriously need help if we want to be competitive with other institution’s academic programs. President Casey says that most faculty members currently eat lunch at their desk. Perhaps it’s because they feel they have nowhere else to go. Perhaps, it’s because they bring their lunch from home to save money from the expensive Hub prices. Perhaps it’s because they’re busy and can’t be torn away from their desk. Will the chance that they might have an intellectual conversation here as opposed to another spot on campus do it? We’re not convinced. Faculty members, we ask you to tell The DePauw what you think of this donation. We’re a student newspaper, but we serve the entire DePauw community. We would appreciate your input. email us at email@example.com
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Closing shop signals students to explore town RYAN KONICEK
ocal establishments are an important part of any community. They make towns unique and inviting. The owners are always very welcoming and interested in their costumers. Greencastle has a handful of locally owned gems that I have come to love, and I am sad to hear that one of them is closing. When I was a freshman, I thought Treasures On The Square was a thrift shop of some sort, but when I went to go check it out I found that it is actually a quaint little restaurant with great food and a friendly owner, Lynda Dunbar. Downtown Deli, formerly known as Treasures, has been apart of the Greencastle community for eight years and will unfortunately be closing on Dec. 21. Downtown Deli is not the only locally-owned restaurant that has been struggling to stay afloat. Mama Nunz and Blue Door Cafe are two establishments that have been getting unsteady business, and I would hate to see them go. Mama Nunz has been serving the people of Greencastle for over 50 years and has been struggling from a low flow of costumers. Nunzio, the owner, is a funny guy and enjoys conversing with his costumers. He is a huge fan of DePauw and loves attending as many sporting events as he can. Mama Nunz is a great little spot for a date night.
The Blue Door Cafe has been rumored to possibly call it quits due to a shortage on customers as well. The Blue Door has delicious sandwiches, soups and desserts. Whenever my family comes to visit it is always the first place my mother suggests to eat at. With its free Wi-Fi it is great study location and has an awesome set up for group meetings. I don’t know how these places could be failing when they are located in a college town. I realize that many of us find it easier to just go to the Hub or Den to eat, but don’t you get tired of that food? Greencastle is not home to many dining establishments, and that is why it is vital to support the ones that we do have. We’ve been putting so much work into making the Square more attractive and increasing foot traffic — seeing a gem like Downtown Deli go is upsetting. Broaden your horizons. Wander around Greencastle, get to know your community and enjoy good food. We need to help our local businesses. Otherwise we are going to be stuck eating at fast food places and the Hub, no offense to dining services. Maybe if we go to the establishments we do have, more will be built and our town of Greencastle will become slightly more exhilarating. Nobody wants to live in a town with only empty buildings. — Konicek is a sophomore from Geneva, Ill., majoring in education and sociology. email@example.com
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
From a first-year: lay off Starbucks LEEANN SAUSSER
love both Starbucks and Downtown Deli. Why do I need to make this statement? Apparently, enjoying both Starbucks and Greencastle establishments is no longer acceptable to the Greencastle and DePauw community. As new Greencastle residents, my friends and I did our best to visit all the various eateries Greencastle has to offer. I have been to almost all the popular places, and loved them for their smalltown quirkiness and good food. I also have enjoyed a Starbucks drink one or two . . . or six times. As September rapidly reached the opening date for Starbucks, I was counting down the days. I am a huge Starbucks fan. I even have the Gold card (the highest reward status deems you worthy of a gold colored card with your name on it). I could not wait for the store to open in Greencastle. And neither could anyone else — or so it seemed. Lynda Dunbar, the owner of Downtown Deli,
said to The DePauw on Sept. 18 that she was, “thrilled to death about Starbucks.” And now she is closing her doors and not eliminating Starbucks as a contributing factor. She’s not the first to do this. The Blue Door Cafe has issues with Starbucks from day one, even shortening its hours early on in Starbucks’ existence (but they have recently returned to their normal hours). Some students are even partaking in the blame game on Starbucks, albeit by joining with Dunbar and bouncing around the idea without actually saying it. Look folks: when I want Starbucks, I want Starbucks. I want a drink where I know exactly what it will taste like and that I love. On the other hand, when I want just a general warm drink, I’m not going to hike all the way to Starbucks when Cafe Roy is closer. And when I want food, Starbucks never even comes to mind. I cannot get a pretzel burger at Starbucks. Nor can I get ice cream or a sandwich. Starbucks is not taking anyone’s food business away, trust me. Their pastry offerings are not a meal. As a friend of mine said, if the florist closes you know whose fault it will be — Starbucks! While I see how the construction might have restricted traffic to Greencastle’s businesses during the summer, and how people might turn to
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Starbucks instead of The Blue Door for a fancy cup of coffee, I do not believe this is enough to completely take down an establishment. I loved exploring Greencastle’s food options, and I will be very sad to see Downtown Deli close. Dunbar was so friendly when my friends and I came in after a football game. She sat down with us and genuinely wanted to get to know us freshmen – something that would rarely happen outside a small town. But I love — just as much — the passion teas and gingerbread lattes with a taste I can only get at Starbucks. Is that such a crime? Can’t DePauw and the Greencastle community support both? Starbucks is not single-handedly taking anyone’s business away, since it offers a specific product that no other establishment here offers. It is possible to like Starbucks and still be a loyal patron to Greencastle establishments. If Downtown Deli was going to stick around, I very well could have earned a gold card there, too. And if a first-year feels that kind of loyalty, I know the upperclassmen do as well. I will continue to be a patron of not only Starbucks, but also of the local Greencastle businesses. And I refuse to feel guilty for it.
PHOTOPINION Who has the best Christmas lights? “I like Delta Tau Delta [fraternity’s] Christmas decorations because of the addition of raindeer and Santa Claus.”
SEHRISH KHAN SADDOZAI, senior “I like the lights over at Delta Zeta [sorority] the most.”
– Sausser is a freshmen from Indianapolis, Ind., with an undecided major.
VISHAL MOTWANI, junior
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Hard work in College as practice for real world I can’t even describe my outrage while reading the opinion article, “Lack of attendance policy harmful to students.” At first I found it hilarious, but the longer I read, the more I felt embarrassed and disappointed in my school. The tonality is that of a whining child: “It’s not fair!” To which I say, “deal with it.” While I admit that I wasn’t always the model student and did my fair share of complaining, never once did I suggest that it should be DePauw’s responsibility to make my life easier. It was mine. I write this to every DePauw student. What you think is hard is nothing compared to what waits for you. Sometimes I pull out my essays and laugh, because I can’t believe that was ever hard. Staying up until 4 a.m. to write essays was fun. So I’m going to “give it the old college try” and plead for you to listen. What you do now decides your future. You learn in class. You earn references in class. Good luck asking professors for rec-
ommendation letters if they don’t know you. Do you think HR will take a second pass at your resume if your references say you skipped class? It doesn’t matter if you wrote good essays. If you don’t show up, you aren’t reliable, don’t manage time and think you’re the exception to the rule. This is not the case. As someone who knows fellow grads who struggle for jobs and struggled for a job herself, I can tell you now that you better buck up and give it everything you’ve got. Outside of that university bubble is the real world, and boy is it REAL. You will laugh that you ever complained about going to class and beg to get those days back. It’s time to turn your little faces forward and prepare yourselves. This is five percent of your life that decides the rest of it. Learn to prioritize and manage your time now, because you won’t get another chance. So, no matter how busy you are or how crappy you feel, go to class. You are in your future right now. Melissa Burklow Class of 2012
“I always enjoy watching [Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity] decorate theirs.”
MARILYN CULLER, assistant director of Me“I think [Kappa Alpha] Theta [sorority] did a nice job this year.”
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the depauw | sports
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
Wittenberg edges DePauw by one point By NICOLE DARNALL email@example.com
The DePauw women’s swim team came in second out of eight teams at the DePauw Invitational held at the Erdmann Natatorium in the Lilly Center this past weekend. They lost by one point to Wittenberg University. The single point came down to the final event of the meet – the 400-yard freestyle relay. DePauw came in behind Wittenberg by eight one-hundredths of a second. “We challenged ourselves by placing a freshman on both the first leg and the last leg of the race, and sandwiching them with upperclassmen,” head coach Matt Ense said. “But, I wouldn’t change the order at all if I was doing it over again.” Ense also said that the 400 was their
best race of the weekend, right up there with the 200 freestyle relay. The 200 squad of Reese Edwards, Allison Kirby, Nicole Rossillo and Caroline Bridges finished in second as well. “I thought they were great races,” Ense said. “Yeah, we were on the short end, but in the long run, I think it’s going to benefit us.” The team used this past weekend as a jumping point to the rest of their season as they starts to look toward the NCAC conference meet. This was the first multiple-day meet the team encountered so far this season, and it definitely seems to have benefitted them. “Having it over two days was a good thing, and it almost goes into our favor the longer the meet goes,” Ense said. “We got better each session this weekend. We had four sessions, and by that fourth, we were
really getting into our groove. Most teams will kind of fade and get worn out while we get our energy up and move forward.” The conference meet will be over a three-day span. In addition to having primed themselves for the multiple sessions each day, DePauw used the week prior to their advantage by lessening slightly the workload in preparation. “We rested a little and went down in our training,” Ense said. “The team was a little fresher, especially having had a mental break over the holiday break.” But even though the Tigers did not finish in the ideal situation, they came as close as a team can get. “Losing to Witt will put a little sour taste in our mouth,” Ense said. “But it gave us a little more motivation looking toward conference.”
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50 AND 100 FREESTYLE
Gasaway, Pearson post double-doubles, down Denison, 61-39
hometown: CHAMPAIGN, ILL.
By CLARE POLEGA
The DePauw women’s basketball team played its first conference game at Denison University this past weekend, and the team rallied for a resounding victory, 61-39 – DePauw’s 25th-straight conference win. “The game was closer than what the score indicated,” head coach Kris Huffman said. “We had a good run to start the first half, and a good run to start the second half.” Rebound-wise, the Tigers dominated the boards with leading scorer and leading rebounder junior Alex Gasaway, totaling 17 rebounds, followed by senior Ellie Pearson’s 12 rebounds. Denison (4-3, 0-1 NCAC) totaled just 24 compared to the Tigers’ 53. DePauw also did a solid job defending Denison’s shooters: shutting down Denison’s top scorer, Nicole Coggins, to eight points. Gasaway and Pearson also set the Tigers’ pace in points with 17 and 13 respectively. “Those are two areas of focus for us: great intensity on defense and winning the boards,” Huffman said. “We’re getting more active on the boards.” DePauw controlled the tempo of the game and substituted in freshmen with a stable lead: Colleen McDonagh, Jenna Stoner and Angela Hacker. But at the outset, the task was more made difficult as Denison added in new offensive motions before the game, which forced the Tigers to adjust. “Usually, we are ready to go for the game, but they threw new plays at us,” senior Kate Walker said. “We adjusted, and we were able to be okay after a while. They’re never going to back down. It
Senior Kathleen Molloy shoots during Saturday's game at Denison University. The women's team won 61-39. PHOTO COURTESY OF HUNG TRAN / THE DENISONIAN
didn’t surprise me.” Being 6-0 for the first time in DePauw women’s basketball history, the team has little to complain about. “We’re pleased with where we’re at,” Huffman said. “They are a hard-working group, but we have so much room for improvement.” Added Walker, “We’re excited that we are winning. It’s quite an accomplishment, but most of us are focusing on the future games. We need to keep working hard and stay focused.” The Tigers will compete against Ohio Wesleyan University (1-5, 0-1 NCAC) next Saturday. “We try to go day-by-day,” Huffman said. “We need this second conference game, well that is our goal. We think these first two will be our biggest conference games.”
Lehmann posted a 20.95 seconds 50-yard freestyle at the DePauw Invitational, a reduction of 0.44 seconds from his previous best time. In the 100 free, he shaved off 1.15 seconds from his previous best, for a time of 46.38 seconds. In the 100 butterfly, Lehmann cut 2.33 seconds from his previous best, for a time of 51.03 seconds.
On his fast times and his DePauw Invitational victory by more than 400 points: “I had confidence going into it, but I didn’t know what to expect,” Lehmann said. “I just kept thinking to kick, and then at the turn I saw (junior) Jack Burgeson right there, and I kicked it into gear, and so did he. It was just a good race all around. Coming into it, we knew we would have a good performance team-wise. Hopefully we’ll keep having this success.” — COMPILED BY MICHAEL APPELGATE / SPORTS@THEDEPAUW.COM
the depauw | sports
Strength in numbers
Flynn’s 26 points not enough as Kenyon downs Tigers
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
Relay teams post four national “B” cuts, dominate 26th DePauw Invitational.
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The Tigers had their four-game winning streak snapped Saturday afternoon as they lost to Kenyon College, 68-64. This was the first time the Lords defeated DePauw (4-2, 0-1 NCAC) in the history of both schools. Barry Flynn tallied a career-high 26 points to go along with 14 rebounds in the loss. Flynn also guarded Kenyon’s (4-2, 1-0 NCAC) best player, Ikenna Nwadibia, and held the guard to only nine points – seven below his season average. “I think Barry at many times is our only guy who goes after the ball consistently and is consistently working on the backboard when the shot goes up,” head coach Bill Fenlon said. “Until we get it figured out that we’re not going to be very effective if we only have one rebounder and one guy that’s serious about rebounding, we’re going to have games like this.” In the opening minutes, DePauw’s offense was highlighted by two three-pointers by guard Michael Wilkison, but then the DePauw offense went stagnate. The team did not score for eight minutes, 46 seconds and were 0-13 from the floor as it fell behind, 21-11, to the Lords. “We kind of let them punch us in the face until we responded,” Flynn said. The Tigers did respond as they finished the half on a 19-3 run highlighted by Flynn dropping in a tough layup, despite being fouled to tie the game at 24. Senior Kevin Sullivan, who appeared in his first game this season due to a foot injury, was vital in the comeback as he provided eight first half points to push the Tigers to a 30-24 halftime lead. “I thought he was great. He’s an energy guy who goes and gets the ball,” Fenlon said. The second half featured back-and-forth action as there were 10 ties and nine lead changes. After DePauw’s Connor Rich hit a three-pointer off a nicely-executed play with 2:21 left to give the Tigers a 62-61 point lead, the Lords to benefitted from two fouls and made all four of their free throw shots to lead 65-62 with 1:14 left. Coming off a timeout, the Tigers tried a lob play for Flynn, but turned the ball over. “It’s not really what we were looking for, we were looking for something else,” Fenlon said. “Unfortunately that didn’t get communicated well enough in the timeout. We have to do a better job making sure we’re all on the same page in those situations.” Despite a late steal by Pat Haggin and a bucket by Flynn to cut the lead to 65-64, the Lords hit three out of four free throws to secure the 68-64 win. The Tigers will look to rebound from the loss Dec. 8 on the road against NCAC opponent, Ohio Wesleyan University (5-1, 1-0 NCAC).
(from left to right) Junior Joe Hessburg, senior Nathan Mullins, freshman Luke Hessburg and senior Robby Spichiger relax after swimming in the finals of the DePauw Invitational on Friday evening in Erdmann Natatorium. MARGARET DISTLER / THE DEPAUW By KARA JACKSON email@example.com
The Tigers not only made history, but also seven “B” national cuts, four pool records and two meet records in Erdmann Natatorium this weekend. During the two-day DePauw Invitational, swimmers constantly threatened to break records. But sophomore Casey Hooker saw it in a bigger picture. “There are big meets going on like this all over the country, so even when we swim good times, like we did in this meet, it’s all in perspective,” Hooker said. “We are competing against everyone, not just the teams at our meet.” The Tigers held an 165-point lead after the first day of the invite on Friday and continued to swim with the intensity to make a recordbreaking weekend. The meet wrapped up with DePauw in first place Saturday evening, scoring 1,161 points. The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed second with 726 points.
“I think Rose-Hulman is one improved team, and I have to give them credit,” head coach Adam Cohen said. “It’s a team that a couple years ago was at the bottom. I was really impressed.” The goal to make NCAA times started early with a “B” cut by the 200-yard freestyle relay team of junior Jack Burgeson, sophomores Matt Bacinich and Alex Alfonso and freshman Blake Lehmann, timed at 1 minute, 22.45 seconds in the meet’s first event. “For this meet, we shaved and tapered, so we were expecting fast times,” Burgeson said. “I just don’t think we were expecting to swim as fast we did in the meet.” DePauw’s relay teams continued to find success as Hooker, senior Robby Spichiger, junior Matt Haeske and freshman Alex Grissom finished first, setting a pool and meet record and making a “B” cut with a time of 6:49.95 in the 800 free relay. The 400 medley relay team of Alfonso, Lehmann, senior Matt Kukurugya and junior Matt Gleason ended Friday night’s finals by setting pool and meet records and making a “B” cut with a time of 3:25.15. Saturday’s contest started
with a blistering 200 medley relay time trial by Alfonso, Kukurugya, Gleason and Burgeson. “Jack Burgeson had an unbelievable career meet,” Cohen said. “In my career, I can’t think of anyone that threw those kind of times down and made those kind of drops.” Alfonso swam the 100 backstroke in 51.74 seconds to make a “B” cut. Grissom made a “B” cut in the 200 free with a time of 1:41.51 and also set a pool and meet record. Hooker swam a 49.54 in the 100 butterfly, just 0.2 seconds away from an “A” cut. The Invitational ended Saturday night with Hooker, Alfonso, Burgeson and Lehmann making a "B" time of 3:04.81 in the 400 free relay. DePauw is now ranked No. 14 in the NCAA Div. III polls and looks to keep climbing to the top with their other conference adversaries. “If we dwell on what we accomplished then we aren’t going to get any better,” Hooker said. “We have the toughest conference in the nation, so we have to be prepared for that and train extremely hard.” DePauw will be back in action Jan. 11-12 at the Washington-St. Louis Invitational.
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