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Prof. Jim Cooper Reviews Book on National Register of Historic Places

September 30, 2014

The October 2014 edition of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries includes a book review by James L. Cooper, professor emeritus of history at... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Potential Challenge for Hillary Clinton

September 14, 2014

"When the New York Times recently looked at how an increasingly unstable world could affect the 2016 presidential race, the paper turned to two Hoosiers... Read More

9/11 Commission Co-Chair Lee Hamilton '52 Sees a New Terrorism Threat Emerging

September 11, 2014

"We are at war in the digital world. And yet, because this war lacks attention-grabbing explosions and body bags, the American people remain largely unaware... Read More

Senior's Essay Published in Several Indiana Newspapers

September 11, 2014

"Democrats in the Indiana Senate are pushing for universal pre-kindergarten, while the Republican governor focuses on low-income children. An independent... Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker to Lecture at Baldwin Wallace

September 8, 2014

Glen Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, will present a lecture at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, on Monday, September 15.... Read More

Russell Pelton '60 Authors The Dance of the Sharks

September 7, 2014

Russell Pelton, a veteran Chicago litigator and 1960 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Dance of the Sharks. Published by Outskirts Press... Read More

Senior Hang La Authors Article on Preschool Education for Indiana Policy Review

August 24, 2014

An article by Hang La, a senior at DePauw University, is published in fall edition of Indiana Policy Review. A history major and a native of a native of... Read More

Government Openness Lacking, Needed: Lee Hamilton '52

August 23, 2014

"Secrecy and a widespread failure to share information both within government and with the American people remain major barriers to the effective operation... Read More

Prof. David Gellman to Speak as Part of Iowa's 'Authors for History' Series

August 19, 2014

David N. Gell­man, professor of history at DePauw University, is among the roster of guests announced for the 2014-15 "Authors for History" series at Salisbury... Read More

Winfield Ong '80 Appointed Acting Criminal Chief of US Attorney's Office

August 18, 2014

Winfield D. Ong, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed supervisor of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern... Read More

Advantages of Incumbents in Congress "Baked Into the System": Lee Hamilton '52

August 4, 2014

"It’s really no mystery that incumbent members get re-elected," in the view of veteran statesman Lee Hamilton. "Their advantages are baked into the system... Read More

Mike Howland '02 Named Director of Basketball Operations at Missouri State U

August 1, 2014

Mike Howland, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of basketball operations  at Missouri State University.  He comes to MSU... Read More

Steve Harvey Show and Producer Kevin Hurley '00 Celebrate Daytime Emmy Win

July 31, 2014

Kevin Hurley, a producer of TV's Steve Harvey Show and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of a 2014 Daytime Emmy Award. The program was... Read More

US Association of Former Members of Congress Honors Lee Hamilton '52

July 16, 2014

Lee H. Hamilton -- former United States Representative, director of the Indiana University Center on Congress, and 1952 graduate of DePauw University --... Read More

Profs. Tom Hall and Glen Kuecker Published in Journal of Globalization Studies

July 7, 2014

Two DePauw University faculty members -- Thomas D. Hall, professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology; and Glen D. Kuecker, professor of history --... Read More

Dave Borbely '81 Named Offensive Line Coach at Colorado State-Pueblo

July 4, 2014

"Dave Borbely, formerly at the University of Louisville and several other Division I-FBS programs, has been named as Colorado State University-Pueblo's... Read More

Congress Must Learn Lessons from VA Scandal, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

July 1, 2014

The scandal involving Veterans Administration hospitals has the attention of many Americans, including Lee Hamilton, the former congressman and 1952 graduate... Read More

PBS Documentary on 'Freedom Summer' Includes Insights from Prof. John Dittmer

June 23, 2014

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University and a nationally recognized authority on the civil rights movement, appears in "Freedom... Read More

Democracy Depends on Strong, Independent Media Outlets: Lee Hamilton '52

June 19, 2014

"It's been a while since a news story so quickly provoked such a storm of public indignation that a cabinet secretary -- deservedly or not -- had no choice... Read More

National Story on 50th Anniversary of 'Freedom Summer' Quotes Prof. John Dittmer

June 15, 2014

Fifty years ago, "During what became known as 'Freedom Summer,' hundreds of volunteers- mostly Northern white college students and others ... descended... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Former Trustee Dave Stone '57

June 2, 2014

David M. Stone, a 1957 graduate of DePauw and former member of the University's Board of Trustees, died May 31 at his home in Vero Beach, Florida, following... Read More

"Congress Can and Will Do Better," According to Lee Hamilton '52

May 29, 2014

"With all Congress’s imperfections -- its partisanship, brinksmanship, and exasperating inability to legislate -- it’s not hard to understand" the loss... Read More

Coach Brad Brownell '91 Signs Six-Year Extension with Clemson

May 24, 2014

Brad Brownell, head men's basketball coach at Clemson University and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has signed a six-year contract extension with... Read More

Book Review Praises Prof. Nahyan Fancy's Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt

May 23, 2014

"This book should be read by any historian of pre-modern science and medicine, not only by Islamicists," writes Leigh Chipman in a review of Science and... Read More

Experiential Learning Trip to Northern Ireland Includes Study of Region and Basketball Outreach

May 21, 2014

A group of DePauw University students, accompanied by head men's basketball coach Bill Fenlon and Professor Tom Chiarella, are in Northern Ireland for... Read More

Former Prof. Stanley Caine to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Centenary College

May 9, 2014

Stanley P. Caine, who was a faculty member at DePauw University from  1971-77 and went on to serve as president of Michigan's Adrian College from 1989... Read More

SCOTUS Campaign Finance Ruling "Disempowers Many Ordinary People": Lee Hamilton '52

May 3, 2014

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that it is unconstitutional to "limit the aggregate amount an individual can give to candidates, political parties... Read More

Attorney Alex Krouse '09 Co-Authors The Compliance Officer's Handbook

May 1, 2014

Alex T. Krouse, associate at Krieg DeVault LLP and 2009 graduate of DePauw University, is the co-author of The Compliance Officer's Handbook (Third Edition)... Read More

Scott Reasoner '09 Named General Manager of Baseball's Great Falls Voyagers

April 26, 2014

"Scott Reasoner was a history major back in the day, and now that he’s familiar with the past of the Great Falls Voyagers he’s ready to lead the team into... Read More

"There is a Fix for What Ails Congress," Writes Lee Hamilton '52

April 25, 2014

According to Lee Hamilton, the veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, "as grim as things seem now, there is a fix for what ails Congress... Read More

Long-Term Stability in Ukraine is Key, Lee Hamilton '52 Writes

April 4, 2014

"What's happening in Ukraine represents an extremely dangerous crisis, as alarming and precarious as any crisis of the post-Cold War period," according... Read More

Juan Pedroza '03 Awarded Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

April 1, 2014

Juan M. Pedroza Jr., a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2014 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.  Currently working toward... Read More

Jay Moore '74 Elected to Bank's Board of Directors

March 27, 2014

James "Jay" D. Moore, a partner in the law firm of Ryan, Moore & Cook and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to serve on the board of... Read More

Winfield Ong '80 Receives Receives US Department of Justice Director's Award

March 17, 2014

Winfield D. Ong, assistant United States Attorney and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the prestigious Director’s Award from the... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 & Dennis Trinkle '91 Join Indy Chamber Board

March 4, 2014

Angie Hicks '95, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List, and Dennis A. Trinkle, provost and chief academic officer of Harrison College... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer to Address Racial Reconciliation Conference in Mississippi

March 1, 2014

John Dittmer is among the speakers who will address a racial reconciliation conference at Delta State University in Mississippi, March 18-19. The event... Read More

"Let's Try Strengthening Congress," Suggests Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

February 24, 2014

"In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to advance... Read More

Carrie Birge '08 is Director of Johnson County Museum of History

February 23, 2014

Carrie A. Birge, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is the new director of the Johnson County Museum of History.  Located in Franklin, Indiana, the... Read More

Richard and Lee Hamilton ('49 & '52) Featured in PBS Affiliate's Three-Part Series

February 12, 2014

A three-part series featuring two distinguished graduates of DePauw University, Lee and Richard Hamilton: Conversations with a Politician and a Pastor... Read More

Prof. David Gellman Speaks at Opening of ISU Exhibition on Lincoln & Civil War

February 7, 2014

At the opening of a traveling exhibition, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," yesterday at Indiana State University, "David Gellman, professor... Read More

Relationship of JFK and Gen. David Shoup '26 Explored in New Book

February 6, 2014

The February 2013 edition of Leatherneck, the magazine for United States Marines, includes a review of the new book Kennedy's General: A Story of Uncommon... Read More

Deconstructing Utopia

January 30, 2014

When Professor of History Glen D. Kuecker talks about the perfect storm, he’s not talking about the weather – at least, not entirely. Kuecker is one of... Read More

COO Drew Coolidge '93 Motivates Employees

January 23, 2014

Andrew P. "Drew" Coolidge, chief operating officer of Sirva Worldwide Relocation & Moving and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is engaging his company's... Read More

Attorney Laura Clymer '86 Joins Arizona Law Firm

January 15, 2014

Laura Clymer, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University is a new associate at the Tucson, Arizona law firm of Brian Clymer. "The firm represents people in Arizona... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer to Address Local MLK Celebration

January 11, 2014

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, will speak at the Putnam County Public Library's community celebration of Martin Luther... Read More

Americans' Lack of Trust is Worrisome to Lee Hamilton '52

January 8, 2014

"Events in recent years have given us plenty of reason to be distrustful," according to Lee Hamilton, the 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34... Read More