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Bruce Bickner '65 is Phi Delta Theta's National Alumnus of the Year

November 24, 2014

Bruce P. Bickner, a 1965 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of Phi Delta Theta national fraternity's 2014 Gardner Award (Alumnus of the Year)... Read More

Keira Amstutz '91 Joins Board of Federation of State Humanities Councils

November 23, 2014

Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of the Federation... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Joins Franklin Foundation's Board

November 18, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Brooks, a vice president for Xerox who works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been appointed to board of directors of... Read More

Jennett Hill '85 is Indianapolis Business Journal 'Woman of Influence'

November 1, 2014

Jennett M. Hill, senior vice president and general counsel of Citizens Gas and 1985 graduate of DePauw University, is among the Indianapolis Business Journal... Read More

Look for An Evening with Vernon Jordan '57 on PBS Stations

October 16, 2014

Over the next month, PBS affliliates around America will be airing An Evening with Vernon Jordan. Taped in New York City in the spring, the program features... Read More

Mark Johnson '88 Joins Capital Results as Partner

October 13, 2014

Mark Johnson, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Capital Results, a leading provider of government relations, public affairs and business... Read More

"Respected Leader" George Rehnquist '64 Profiled in Newspaper

October 10, 2014

"My true love has always been for a rehabilitation center, because I think the need is so severe and so important," says George R. Rehnquist, a retired... Read More

Today's Americans "A Little More Pleased with Ourselves" and That's a Liability, David Brooks Says in Ubben Lecture

October 4, 2014

"There's been a shift in values that I think undergirds some of the problems in our politics and makes it harder for young people to lead the sort of rich... Read More

Doors Open at 6 p.m. Saturday for Ubben Lecture by David Brooks; Webcast Available

October 1, 2014

Also: Webcast Link; Event Information Doors to Kresge Auditorium will open at 6 p.m. Saturday for the free Ubben Lecture by New York Times columnist... Read More

Former Political Science Prof. Robert Sullivant Dies at Age 89

September 29, 2014

Robert S. Sullivant, who taught political science at DePauw University from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday, September 25, in Toledo, Ohio. He was 89 years... Read More

John Morrow '92 Joins Apptio as Sr. VP, General Counsel & Secretary

September 24, 2014

John C. Morrow, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Apptio as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Apptio is a leading provider... Read More

Vote for Independence in Scotland Could Have "Domino Effect," Says Former VP Dan Quayle '69

September 17, 2014

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States of America and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, worries that if voters in Scotland decide to... Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 to Keynote Wisconsin Healthcare Dinner

September 17, 2014

Bret Baier, chief political anchor on Fox News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's... Read More

Séverine Autesserre to Discuss Her Book Peaceland on Sept. 18

September 11, 2014

Séverine Autesserre, whose new book "suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential," will... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Receives The American Lawyer's Lifetime Achievement Award

August 28, 2014

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is a recipient of The American Lawyer magazine's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards... Read More

Prof. Smita Rahman Authors Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency

August 20, 2014

Smita A. Rahman, assistant professor of political science at DePauw University, is the author of Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency. The book... Read More

Booking Agent Brian Lord '98 Shares Story About the Late Robin Williams

August 15, 2014

Brian Lord, senior vice president at Premiere Speakers Bureau and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, was in negotiations to book Robin Williams for an... Read More

Mark Farmer '05 Selected as Member of Leadership Louisville Class of 2015

August 3, 2014

Mark J. Farmer, a partner in the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected as a member of the Leadership... Read More

Mark Robertson '72 Authors Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients

July 31, 2014

Mark A. Robertson, a 1972 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients. The book has been published... Read More

Northrop Grumman Promotes Diane Daegele '83 to VP of Business Management

July 31, 2014

Diane Daegele, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of business management for the unmanned systems division of Northrop... Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 and 80+ Other Celebrities Compete, Raise Money for Charity

July 22, 2014

At the 25th annual American Century Championship, which took place over the weekend at Nevada's Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, "Former Vice President Dan... Read More

Kurt Faires '81, Former Winter Term Intern of Howard Baker, Remembers the US Senator

June 30, 2014

Kurt Faires, an attorney with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, recalls his family's long friendship with former... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Receive Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Award

June 11, 2014

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., former president of the National Urban League and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will be presented with the 2014 Hubert H. Humphrey... Read More

New York Times Columnist David Brooks to Deliver Ubben Lecture for Old Gold Weekend, October 4

June 5, 2014

David Brooks, the New York Times columnist who is a keen observer of the American way of life and a penetrating analyst of present-day politics and foreign... Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 Authors Special Heart

June 3, 2014

"It’s a powerful thing," says Fox News Channel anchor and 1992 DePauw University graduate Bret Baier, of the story told in his new book, Special Heart:... Read More

Prof. Kim Trimble '74 Wins Third Fulbright Award, Will Teach in Turkey

June 3, 2014

Kim Trimble, professor of teacher education at California State University - Dominguez Hills and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of... 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

Commencement Speeches by Vernon Jordan '57 & Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among NPR's 'Best Ever'

May 20, 2014

Addresses by two graduates of DePauw University -- Vernon Jordan '57 and Barbara Kingsolver '77 -- are listed among NPR's "The Best Commencement Speeches... Read More

Tracy Stevens '99 Joins Butler U's Board of Trustees

May 13, 2014

Tracy Stevens, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been named to serve as a trustee of Butler University.   A double major in conflict studies and... 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

Jeff Easterling '13 Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from US State Dept.

April 23, 2014

Jeffrey T. Easterling, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical... Read More

Sam Leist '14 to Teach in Turkey with Fulbright Award

April 13, 2014

Samuel R. Leist, a senior at DePauw University, is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition... Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 On Hand for Texas Celebration of George H.W. Bush Presidency

April 7, 2014

"About 600 of George H.W. Bush’s closest friends, administration officials, political allies and family members headed to his presidential library in Texas... Read More

Bret Baier '92 'Talks Tech' with USA Today

April 7, 2014

"If there's a tech angle to reporting the news, Fox's Bret Baier is there," begins USA Today's "Celebrities Talking Tech" column.  Jefferson Graham writes... Read More

Investigative Reporter Meg Kissinger '79 Wins Second Prestigious Polk Award

April 3, 2014

Meg Kissinger, investigative health reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of a George Polk... Read More

Indiana Court of Appeals Here on March 7

February 22, 2014

The Indiana Court of Appeals will come to the campus of DePauw University on Friday, March 7, to hold oral arguments that are open to all.  The proceedings... Read More

Attorney Craig Stevenson '02 Aligns with Murphy Desmond

February 14, 2014

Craig E. Stevenson, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Murphy Desmond S.C. as an associate attorney. Stevenson is practicing in the firm's... Read More

Michael Hays '99 Elected Partner at Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP

January 17, 2014

Michael J. Hays, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected partner at Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP.  Hays joined the South Bend, Indiana-based... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Lead Howard University's Presidential Search Committee

January 14, 2014

"Howard University’s board of trustees announced Monday that veteran Washington lawyer Vernon E. Jordan Jr. will lead a presidential search committee charged... Read More

Jeff Bowden '69 Joins Illinois Bankers Association

January 11, 2014

Jeffery J. Bowden, a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) as senior banking advisor. Bowden brings more... Read More

Bret Baier '92 Marks Five Year Anniversary as Special Report Anchor  

January 7, 2014

"The thing Brit Hume told me when I took over the show was, 'Let the news drive the show'," recalls Bret Baier, anchor of Special Report on Fox News Channel... Read More