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UN's Sustainable Development Goals "Nothing More Than a Cosmetic Makeover," Opines Prof. Glen Kuecker

October 2, 2015

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, recently approved, "are a set of 17 goals with 169 targets that carry an ambitious agenda for eliminating... Read More

Nonprofit Led by Dennis Trinkle '91 Helps "Transform the Trajectory" of Young People

September 30, 2015

College Mentors for Kids "pairs at-risk youth with college students to encourage academic achievement and foster companionship," notes a report by Indianapolis... Read More

Susan McKinney '87 "Discovered Her Love of Libraries" at DePauw

September 26, 2015

"Susan McKinney didn’t always want to be a librarian," begins an article in the Leader of East Central Illinois. "She originally wanted to go school to... Read More

Three of MacMurray College's Presidents Had DePauw Ties

September 24, 2015

An article tracing the history of presidents at MacMurray College in the Journal-Courier of Jacksonville, Illinois, notes that three of the institution's... Read More

Matthew Brookman '90 Appointed Federal Magistrate Judge

September 17, 2015

"Evansville attorney Matthew P. Brookman has been selected to be a magistrate judge in the federal court for the Southern District of Indiana, Chief Judge... Read More

Mike Howland '02 is Director of Basketball Operations at Winthrop University

September 9, 2015

Mike Howland, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of basketball operations  at Winthrop University, an NCAA Division I program... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Worries Inaction Could Lead to "A Fiscal Crisis of Historic Proportions"

September 7, 2015

Storm clouds are forming on the economic horizon, at least as far as veteran statesman Lee Hamilton sees it.  In a newspaper column, the 1952 DePauw University... Read More

Prof. Neal Allen '98 Among Presenters at Conference on 'J. William Fulbright in International Perspective'

August 31, 2015

Neal R. Allen, assistant professor of political science and pre-law advisor at Wichita State University and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, will be... Read More

President's Clean Power Plan is "A Fool's Errand," According to Prof. Glen Kuecker

August 9, 2015

"President Barack Obama announced his final Clean Power Plan on Monday, which called for a 32 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels... Read More

Michael Field '02 is Director of Educational Tech for Glenbrook, IL High Schools

August 1, 2015

Michael Field, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of educational technology for Glenbrook, Illinois high schools. "Field... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer is Consultant to NEH-Supported Online Role-Playing History Project

July 30, 2015

"Public media provider WNET has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Mission US: No Turning Back, the seventh interactive... Read More

Steven Hoar '94 is President of Evansville Bar Association

July 28, 2015

Steven S. Hoar, a civil litigator at Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn LLP and 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected president of the Evansville... Read More

Historical Society of the United Methodist Church to Honor Prof. John Baughman '48

July 17, 2015

John J. Baughman, professor emeritus of history at DePauw and 1948 graduate of the University, will be presented with the 2015 Ministry of Memory Award... Read More

Biggest Questions "Up for Grabs" Heading Into 2016 Elections: Lee Hamilton '52

July 15, 2015

As the 2016 election cycle kicks into gear, "the country is not in a sunny mood, Lee Hamilton, a longtime Democratic congressman and 1952 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Attorney Craig Queen '87 Joins Ginzkey Law Office

July 7, 2015

Craig D. Queen, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ginzkey Law Office in Bloomington, Illinois. Queen will handle personal injury litigation... Read More

Indiana's "Father of Bridges," History Prof. Jim Cooper, Cited in Story

June 18, 2015

James L. Cooper, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, "is considered the Father of Bridges to the state," Robert Hostetler tells the Terre... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Has a Message for Young Americans: Politics Needs You

June 17, 2015

Lee H. Hamilton, the 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, notices something different when he talks... Read More

Business Reporter J.K. Wall '01 Offers Thoughts on SCOTUS & Obamacare

June 13, 2015

"While speaking Thursday to a group of Indianapolis alumni of my alma mater, DePauw University, I was asked what I think will happen in the King v. Burwell... Read More

Research Project Involving Prof. Nahyan Fancy is Awarded Grant

May 28, 2015

A project on which Nahyan Fancy, associate professor of history at DePauw University, is a collaborator has been awarded a partnership grant from Canada's... Read More

"Money is Poisoning Our Political System," Opines Lee Hamilton '52

May 24, 2015

"I’ve seen a lot over my decades in politics, and not much alarms me," begins a newspaper column by Lee Hamilton. "But I have to be blunt: Money is poisoning... Read More

Nonprofit Honors Senior Jacob Weeks as its 'Person of the Year'

May 12, 2015

Mental Health America of Putnam County has presented Jacob R. Weeks, a DePauw University senior, with its annual "Person of the Year" award.  A psychology... Read More

DePauw's Long Tradition of Faculty Excellence Celebrated with Annual Awards

May 8, 2015

A pair of DePauw University faculty members -- Yung-chen Chiang, professor of history, and Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, professor of English -- are the 2015... Read More

Kandyce Anderson '15 Hopes to "Validate Every Student's Sense of Self" as Fulbright in New Zealand

May 7, 2015

DePauw University senior Kandyce D. Anderson has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student fellowship and will use the award to conduct research in New Zealand... Read More

Prof. Richard Smith '45 Authors Bishop McIlvaine, Slavery, Britain & the Civil War

April 19, 2015

Richard W. Smith, professor emeritus of history at Ohio Wesleyan University and 1945 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Bishop McIlvaine,... Read More

Nonprofit Honors Sophomore as 'Big of the Year'

April 16, 2015

DePauw University sophomore Evan M. Atkinson has been honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana as one of the organization's four "Bigs... Read More

Tiger Assistant Brian Oilar '08 Named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Otterbein

April 7, 2015

Brian Oilar, a 2008 DePauw University graduate who has served as an assistant coach on the Tigers' men's basketball team since 2009, was today named the... Read More

Congress Seems Bent On "Lurching from Crisis to Crisis," Opines Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

March 31, 2015

"Great democracies do not veer from one doomsday moment to the next, nor do they fund government on a week-to-week basis," writes former congressman Lee... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 to be Inducted Into Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame

March 17, 2015

Lee Hamilton, a basketball standout as an undergraduate at DePauw University who went on to serve 34 years with distinction in the U.S. House of Representatives... Read More

Dennis Trinkle '91 Appointed CEO of College Mentors for Kids

March 8, 2015

Dennis A. Trinkle, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is the new chief executive officer of College Mentors for Kids.  The Indianapolis-based nonprofit... Read More

Prof. Nahyan Fancy Receives Fellowship from Institute for Advanced Study

February 13, 2015

Nahyan Fancy, associate professor of history at DePauw University, has been offered membership in the Institute for Advanced Study for the Fall 2015 semester... Read More

Dawn Hoffman '81 Joins John R. Wood Properties

January 18, 2015

Dawn M. Hoffman, a licensed real estate agent and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has joined John R. Wood Properties, the oldest real estate company... Read More

Virginia Names Dave Borbely '81 Offensive Line Coach

January 16, 2015

Dave Borbely, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has been named offensive line coach for the University of Virginia. "Borbely returns to UVa for his... Read More