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Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89, Attorney Who Successfully Argued Same-Sex Marriage Case Before SCOTUS, to Speak Oct. 26

August 26, 2015

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, the attorney and 1989 DePauw University graduate whose arguments helped persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of... Read More

Senior Discusses Donald Trump's Presidential Candidacy with Washington Examiner

August 25, 2015

"Donald Trump hasn't offered many details about his policy proposals beyond immigration, but his supporters don't seem to mind," reports the Washington... Read More

Human Rights Activist Yeonmi Park, Youngest-Ever Ubben Lecturer, Coming to DePauw October 5

August 20, 2015

Yeonmi Park will come to DePauw University share her powerful story of defecting from North Korea, the horrors of human trafficking and the need to bring... Read More

Presidents Obama and Clinton Prepare to Join in Celebration of Vernon Jordan's ('57) 80th Birthday

August 14, 2015

On the eve of Vernon Jordan's 80th birthday, Bloomberg writes of the 1957 DePauw University graduate, "Even more than that of the nation's first African-American... Read More

Courtney Knies '10 Helps Develop Community's 'ChalkTalk' Program

August 14, 2015

An article in Indiana's Dubois County Herald, headlined "ChalkTalk: New chalkboard draws big crowds in Indiana town of Ferdinand," notes that Courtney... Read More

Bill Harris '60 Takes the Fight Against Polio Personally

August 13, 2015

"Seven years ago the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club started an annual 5K race at Shoaff Park with all net proceeds earmarked for the fight to eradicate polio... Read More

Anchor/Reporter Eileen Park '08 Joins Portland's KOIN

August 10, 2015

Eileen Park, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Portland, Oregon's KOIN-TV and will anchor the station's new weekend morning newscast, which... Read More

Los Angeles Times Features Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92

August 9, 2015

Of Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier, today's Los Angeles Times notes, "The 45-year-old graduate of DePauw University in Indiana anchors Special Report... Read More

Debate Moderator Bret Baier '92 Talks Coffee with Boston Globe

August 6, 2015

Bret Baier, chief political anchor at Fox News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in the Boston Globe's "My Morning Cup" column... 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

Attorney Doug Hallward-Driemeier '89 Featured in Washington Business Journal

July 23, 2015

Doug Hallward-Driemeier, the attorney whose arguments helped persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage this summer, tells ... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Appointed VP at Sutherland Global Services

July 18, 2015

Chuck Brooks, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Sutherland Global Services as vice president for government relations and marketing.  Brooks... Read More

Attorney Mark Robertson '72 to Receive Samuel S. Smith Award

July 17, 2015

Mark A. Robertson, a partner at Robertson & Williams in Oklahoma City and 1972 graduate of DePauw University, will receive the American Bar Association... Read More

Work by Pulliam Prof. Meg Kissinger '79 Included in The Best American Newspaper Narratives

July 16, 2015

A story by Meg Kissinger, investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, is included in The Best American... Read More

Fox News Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier '92 Signs New Contract

July 15, 2015

Bret Baier, Fox News Channel's chief political anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, "has signed a new multiyear deal to keep him on past the... 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

Study Overseen by Vernon Jordan '57 Finds CIA's Diversity Efforts Lacking

June 30, 2015

"The CIA has consistently failed to promote minorities into its leadership ranks and progress in building diversity at the top of the spy agency has largely... Read More

Jon Dill '87 a Finalist for 'CFO of the Year'

June 29, 2015

Jonathan "Jon" C. Dill, chief financial officer, executive vice president and partner at Ampac Packaging LLC and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, "has... Read More

US Supreme Court Rules that Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in Case Argued by Doug Hallward-Driemeier '89

June 26, 2015

"In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights... Read More

"Fighter for Equal Rights" Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89 Profiled as SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Nears

June 24, 2015

"It was 1977 when he first felt the sting of injustice," begins an article in The Hill, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. "Douglas Hallward-Driemeier’s elementary... Read More

Political Science Prof. Byron Daynes Dies at Age 77

June 21, 2015

Byron Wilford "Bill" Daynes, a professor of political science at DePauw University from 1971 to 1990, died June 7. He was 77 years old. Born October 26... 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

"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

Ruth Simmons Urges DePauw's Class of 2015 to "Reclaim King's Dream"

May 17, 2015

Also: Ashton Johnson '15 Addresses Classmates; Three Honorary Degrees Conferred; Photo Gallery; Order Commencement DVD "When will we turn to a better... Read More

Michael Terlep '16 to Study in Turkey with US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

May 6, 2015

DePauw University junior Michael "Mickey" F. Terlep is the recipient of a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical... Read More

"Experienced Supreme Court Advocate" Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89 to Argue Same-Sex Marriage Case Tomorrow

April 27, 2015

"Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage," reports the... Read More

TV Program Airs DePauw Interview with Former VP Dan Quayle '69

April 26, 2015

"I think I've made a difference in the House, the Senate and as Vice President," Dan Quayle says.  "That's what you get into politics for -- to make a... Read More

Chad Schulz '01 Joins Alliant Insurance Services as VP

April 18, 2015

Chad M. Schulz, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Alliant Insurance Services as first vice president within the company's employee benefits... Read More

St. Louis Rams Assistant Head Coach Rob Boras '92 Profiled in Post-Dispatch

April 16, 2015

"Rob’s going to have a lot more input, I’ll put it that way, as far as which direction we go," says St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher of Rob Boras... Read More

Media Outlets Report on DePauw Visit by Former VP Dan Quayle '69

April 1, 2015

"Former Vice President Dan Quayle said Tuesday that Gov. Mike Pence and opponents of the controversial 'religious freedom' law need to step back and have... Read More

"It All Began at DePauw," Says Former VP Dan Quayle '69 in Discussion of Key Issues, His Political Life, and College Days

March 31, 2015

Photo Galleries: 1, 2, 3, 4 The national controversy over a newly-approved Indiana law, America's nuclear negotiations with Iran, and reflections on the... Read More

Doug Hallward-Driemeier '89 to Argue Same-Sex Marriage Case Before US Supreme Court

March 31, 2015

"The starting lineup is becoming clear for the Supreme Court’s April 28 oral argument over same-sex marriage," reports the McClatchy News Service. "Douglas... Read More

Investigative Journalist Meg Kissinger '79 to Speak in Chicago

March 30, 2015

Meg Kissinger, award-winning investigative health reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote... Read More

Campus Preps for Next Tuesday's Visit by Former VP Dan Quayle '69

March 25, 2015

The contest to fill the U.S. Senate seat now held by Dan Coats -- the same seat Dan Quayle gave up in 1989 when he became the 44th Vice President of the... 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

Indiana Court of Appeals Here on March 18

March 11, 2015

For the tenth time in the last 11 years, the Indiana Court of Appeals will come to campus of DePauw University and will hold a session which the public... Read More

Justin Dye '94 Named Chief Administrative Officer of Albertsons LLC

February 27, 2015

Justin Dye, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief adminstrative officer of the recently merged Albertsons and Safeway organization... Read More

U of Hawaii Law Prof. David Callies '65 Wins National Award for His Scholarship

February 15, 2015

David L. Callies, the Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law and 1965 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Community Foundation Executive Director Brad Ward '05 Featured in Newspaper

February 14, 2015

"When this community gets hit with the loss of major employers, I want to know that we have the resources to sustain the quality of life that we have that... Read More

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones '84 to Speak at UC-Riverside

February 12, 2015

Dave Jones, the insurance commissioner of California and 1984 graduate of DePauw University, will speak as part of the University of California - Riverside... Read More

America's 44th Vice President Dan Quayle '69 Returns to DePauw on March 31

February 2, 2015

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States and a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will return to his alma mater on Tuesday, March 31,... Read More

Brian Lord '98 Among Nashville's '40 Under 40'

January 31, 2015

Brian Lord, senior vice president and director of sales at Premiere Speakers Bureau and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is among Nashville, Tennessee's... Read More

College Roommates Dan Quayle '69 & Mark Rolfing '71 Reminisce, Laugh on TV's Golf Channel

January 29, 2015

Dan Quayle '69 and Mark Rolfing '71 -- who were college roommates at DePauw University and teammates on the Tiger men's golf team -- shared memories and... Read More

Cynthia Dungey '93 Works to "Leave a Legacy of Humanity in Human Services"

January 21, 2015

"The director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services grew up poor and hopes to use her experience to help others transition out of poverty,"... Read More

Wisconsin Baseball Team Names Parker Schwartz '15 Announcer & Media Relations Director

January 20, 2015

The Green Bay Bullfrogs, a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, has named Parker Schwartz, a DePauw University senior, to serve as play-by-play... Read More

"Selma is Now," Vernon Jordan '57 Tells MLK Breakfast in Minneapolis

January 19, 2015

"In his keynote remarks during an MLK Day breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center, nationally known civil rights activist Vernon Jordan praised... Read More

David Becker '75, Mentor to Many Entrepreneurs, to Receive 'Inspire Award'

January 15, 2015

David Becker, chairman and CEO of First Internet Bancorp and 1975 graduate of DePauw University, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Keynote MLK Breakfast in Minneapolis

January 14, 2015

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a legendary figure in the civil rights movement and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will deliver the keynote address at the 25th... Read More