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Unproductive Congress is Hurting America, Opines Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

December 25, 2013

"The problem is that for too long, members of Congress have been working hard at everything except the one thing they should have been working hard at:... Read More

Stephen Harris '80 Seeks Judgeship

December 22, 2013

"I would like the opportunity to give back to our wonderful community which has given so much to me and my family," says Stephen P. Harris, who is seeking... Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker Writes of 'South Korea’s New Songdo City'

December 19, 2013

An essay by Glen David Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, appears in BAKS Papers, published by the British Association for Korean Studies... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52: "It’s Time for Congress to Go Big"

December 6, 2013

As Congressional budget negotiators work to come up with something/anything, "The atmosphere on Capitol Hill is poisonous," writes Lee Hamilton. "The two... Read More

Dogged Journalism Makes for a Stronger Republic, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

November 28, 2013

"At a moment like this, we have to depend more than ever on the curiosity, skill and determination of good reporters to spur the kind of debate we should... Read More

"Lessons of Leadership" Still Resonate 50 Years After 'Dream' Speech and Death of JFK, Says Martin Luther King III

November 21, 2013

Photo Galleries: Ubben Lecture, Student Forum, Reception; Webcast Link "It's important that we make sure that the lessons of leadership JFK and my father... Read More

Tax Reform Talk is Idle Chatter, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

November 13, 2013

The United States has "bloated, off-kilter tax laws," according to Lee Hamilton. In a newspaper column, the veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Prof. Jim Giesen '95 Receives Southern Historical Association's Simkins Award

November 3, 2013

James C. Giesen, assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Francis... Read More

Martin Luther King III Coming for Ubben Lecture on November 21

October 28, 2013

On November 22, 1963, shots rang out as a presidential motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, killing President John F. Kennedy.  Three months... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer to Offer 'Reflections on John F. Kennedy and Civil Rights' at Southwest Minnesota State

October 17, 2013

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, will lead a program at Southwest Minnesota State University program commemorating the... Read More

Inaction of Congress Following NSA Revelations "Astounding" to Lee Hamilton '52

October 5, 2013

"Washington is beginning to debate the proper extent of government eavesdropping powers in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. It’s... Read More

Excessive Party Loyalty Has Crippled Washington, Says Lee Hamilton '52

September 26, 2013

Lee Hamilton, the former congressman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, "says there's too much political party loyalty in Washington," according to... Read More

Attorney Nick Gaffney '05 Joins Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders

September 7, 2013

Nicholas D. Gaffney, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Evansville, Indiana law firm of Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP, as... Read More

Governor Appoints Ted Holaday '74 to Indiana Board of Tax Review

August 25, 2013

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has appointed Ted J. Holaday, a 1974 graduate of DePauw University, to the Board of Tax Review. "Holaday has served as Senior... Read More

"Futility" is One Area in Which the Current Congress Excels, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

August 21, 2013

"Few, if any, Congresses can match this one for futility," according to Lee Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S... Read More

Library Journal Reviews Book by Prof. John Schlotterbeck

August 14, 2013

A Library Journal review of Daily Life in the Colonial South by John Schlotterbeck, professor of history at DePauw University, and Daily Life in the Colonial... Read More

American Cancer Society Names Sally Cowal '66 Sr. VP, Global Health

August 10, 2013

Sally Cowal, a 1966 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president, global health, for the American Cancer Society. "A former... Read More

Scott Rasmussen '86 Launches New Media Venture

August 8, 2013

Scott Rasmussen, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, today announced the Rasmussen Media Group, LLC. The firm will "develop and invest in digital media... Read More

Prof. Nahyan Fancy Authors Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt

July 31, 2013

Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt: Ibn al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection, by Nahyan Fancy, associate professor of history at DePauw... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Why Governing is So Difficult Today

July 28, 2013

"If you want to know why passing congressional legislation has gotten so difficult, here are two numbers to remember: 5 and 532. They illustrate a great... Read More

Michael Appelgate '13 is Assistant Sports Editor of Holland Sentinel

July 24, 2013

Michael Appelgate, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant sports editor of Michigan's Holland Sentinel. "The 22-year-old from... Read More

Prof. David Gellman Co-Authors American Odysseys: A History of Colonial North America

July 21, 2013

David N. Gellman, professor of history at DePauw University, is co-author of American Odysseys: A History of Colonial North America, which is being released... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Americans' Waning Confidence in Government

July 13, 2013

Lee H. Hamilton, the 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, is alarmed by a Gallup poll last month which... Read More

Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell '91 is Excited for His Friend, New NBA Coach Brad Stevens '99

July 8, 2013

"They are not each other’s best friends forever but as former backcourt players at DePauw University, Brad Stevens, the new coach of the Boston Celtics... Read More

Prof. Bob Dewey Among Presenters at Fiji Rugby Centenary Conference

June 17, 2013

Robert Dewey, assistant professor of history at DePauw University, will be among the presenters at the Fiji Rugby Centenary Conference, hosted by the University... Read More

Curator Kelly Conway '99 Joins Corning Museum of Glass

June 14, 2013

Kelly A. Conway, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed curator of American glass at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.  Conway... Read More

Investigations Done Right Will Benefit the Country, Lee Hamilton '52 Writes

June 12, 2013

"By my count, 11 separate Washington investigations are looking into the three big issues besetting the Obama Administration right now: Benghazi, IRS targeting... Read More

Senior Matt Reda "Has a Dream": St. Louis Post-Dispatch

June 11, 2013

"Matt Reda has a dream," begins an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "And he also has a plan." The newspaper reports that Reda, a rising senior at... Read More

Alumni Celebrate 'The DePauw Experience' at 2013 Reunion Weekend

June 8, 2013

"I think we all want to belong to or be of something. You have that with DePauw," Philip Eskew Jr., M.D., told fellow members of the University's Class... Read More

Retired Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 Continues to Make "American Legislative Process Stronger, Smarter and Better"

May 31, 2013

"Much like the new moon on a cloudy night, political icons never really go away. Few still shine so brightly from behind the scenes as Lee Hamilton," begins... Read More

History Prof. John Schlotterbeck Authors Daily Life in the Colonial South

May 30, 2013

John Schlotterbeck, professor of history at DePauw University, is the author of Daily Life in the Colonial South. The new book is part of the The Greenwood... Read More

"Intensity of Political Life" is High, as "Basic Work of Politics" Suffers: Lee Hamilton '52

May 11, 2013

"When people ask me how politics has changed since I first ran for Congress in 1964," Lee Hamilton writes, the 24-hour news cycle -- the barrage of information... Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker Organizes U of London Workshop on 'New Songdo City and South Korea’s Green Economy'

May 6, 2013

Glen David Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, is the organizer of a workshop that will take place June 5 at  SOAS, University of London... Read More

Ongoing Budget Battle in Washington Rankles Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52

May 3, 2013

The American people, writes veteran statesman Lee Hamilton, are "tired of brinksmanship and constant fiscal crisis. They’re fed up with accusations, spin... Read More

Prof. Emeritus Jim Cooper Reviews New Book, Entangled

April 26, 2013

James L. Cooper, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, contributes a book review to the latest (May 2013) edition of Choice: Current Reviews... Read More

Weakening of Political Parties "Carries a Cost to the Country": Lee Hamilton '52

April 15, 2013

Lee Hamilton, who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, examines "the diminished influence, if not irrelevance, of both major parties in... Read More

Jon Secrest '99 Promoted to Partner at Roetzel

March 29, 2013

Jonathan R. Secrest, an associate at Roetzel and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to partner by the law firm. His was one of four... Read More

"Stop the Blame Game" and Get Serious About Addressing Nation's Fiscal Challenges: Lee Hamilton '52

March 18, 2013

"As the deadline for congressionally mandated budget cuts known as the sequester came and went, we got a taste of how difficult cutting federal spending... Read More

A Companion to Woodrow Wilson Includes Essay by Prof. Barbara Steinson

March 9, 2013

Barbara J. Steinson, professor of history at DePauw University, is among the contributors to A Companion to Woodrow Wilson. Dr. Steinson authored "Wilson... Read More

David Cryer '58 Joins Cast of World Premiere Musical, Somewhere in Time

March 4, 2013

"Casting is now complete for the Portland Center Stage world premiere of the new musical Somewhere in Time, starring Ryan Silverman, Hannah Elless and... Read More

Rutgers History Prof. Camilla Townsend Here March 5 for Horizon Lecture

February 26, 2013

Camilla Townsend, professor of history at Rutgers University, will come to the campus of DePauw University next week to deliver the Horizon Lecture. Dr... Read More

"Complicated Legislative Agenda" Faces Congress and White House, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

February 24, 2013

"Earlier this year, it seemed there might be some hope for Capitol Hill when Congress dealt easily with raising the debt ceiling," writes Lee H. Hamilton... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer to Discuss Civil Rights Movement in Illinois Speech

February 17, 2013

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, will present a lecture at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, this Thursday... Read More

Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86 Presents 175th Anniversary Lecture, February 20

February 14, 2013

Scott Rasmussen, the 1986 DePauw University graduate who has been called "today's leading insurgent pollster ... (and) a key player in the contact sport... Read More

Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 Named Professor of Practice at IU's SPEA

February 5, 2013

Lee H. Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S.  House of Representatives, has been appointed a Professor of Practice... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Congress: "Watching It Now is Painful"

February 2, 2013

Lee Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, writes that "in the years since I left Capitol... Read More

Patrick Grady '70 to Discuss Latest Book at Arizona Historical Society

January 19, 2013

"Patrick Grady, a writer from Cave Creek, and author of Out of the Ruins, a history of frontier Phoenix from 1867 to 1881, will be the guest speaker" at... Read More

Bob Cathcart '82 Joins Hansen Medical as Sr. VP

January 16, 2013

Robert O. Cathcart, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN) in the newly created position of senior vice president... Read More

Congress "Unwilling to Make Truly Hard Decisions": Lee Hamilton '52

January 12, 2013

"In our system of representative democracy, Capitol Hill should be the place where their competing concerns get hammered out," writes Lee H. Hamilton in... Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker Contributes Book Review to The Historian

January 10, 2013

Glen David Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, contributes a review to the latest issue of The Historian. Issued quarterly, the journal... Read More

Mary Elizabeth McKnight '07 Selected as New Science Teacher Academy Fellow

January 2, 2013

"Mary Elizabeth McKnight of Lexington Traditional Magnet School is among six Kentucky educators chosen for the New Science Teacher Academy, organized by... Read More