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Noel Sudano '05 to Keynote Fundraiser for Organization Offering Grief Support Services

October 22, 2017

Noel Sudano, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the Brooke's Place Legacy of Hope breakfast. The fundraiser, which coincides… Read More

Justin Dye '94 Appointed Sr. Advisor to PJSC's Food Retail & Restaurants Group

October 20, 2017

Justin C. Dye, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior advisor to Peter J. Solomon Company. In his new role, "Dye will partner… Read More

Stephanie Braming '92 to Lead William Blair Investment Management

October 19, 2017

Stephanie Braming, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been named to lead the investment management business of William Blair, a global investment… Read More

Melinda Franke '18 to Receive Indiana Outstanding College Student of Spanish Award

October 17, 2017

DePauw University senior Melinda Franke is a recipient of the 2017 Indiana Outstanding College Student of Spanish Award. The honor is presented by the… Read More

Susan Finney '80 Joins Avison Young in St. Louis as Principal

October 16, 2017

Susan Finney, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a principal of St. Louis operations for Avison Young, which bills itself as "the world's… Read More

Prof. Joe Heithaus, On Sabbatical in Costa Rica, Has Essay in Today's New York Times

October 15, 2017

Today's New York Times features an essay by Joseph Heithaus, professor of English at DePauw University.  Heithaus and his family are spending his sabbatical… Read More

Prof. Emeritus James Cooper Contributes Book Review to Choice

October 14, 2017

James L. Cooper, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, contributes a book review to Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.  Cooper… Read More

DePauw's 16th Annual ArtsFest, Oct. 25 - Nov. 5, to Explore 'Art & Origins'

October 13, 2017

ArtsFest Schedule DePauw University’s 16th annual celebration of the arts, ArtsFest, begins Wednesday, October 25, and continues through Sunday, November… Read More

Pulliam Prof. Miranda Spivack to Present at Freedom of Information Summit

October 11, 2017

Miranda S. Spivack, a veteran journalist who is the Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, is among the… Read More

FOX News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Talks with The Atlantic

October 11, 2017

"Every administration thinks they’re getting bad press," says Bret Baier, anchor of Special Report on FOX News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

Milwaukee Brewers Name Matt Kleine '08 Director of Baseball Operations

October 10, 2017

Matt Kleine, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to director of baseball operations by the Milwaukee Brewers.   "Kleine is entering… Read More

Kelly Writers Series Welcomes James Magruder on Wednesday

October 9, 2017

Fiction writer, playwright, and translator James Magruder will visit DePauw University this Wednesday, October 11, as a guest of the James and Marilou… Read More

General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening '89 Receives HS Alma Mater's 'Polaris Award'

October 7, 2017

Jeffrey Harmening, chief executive officer of General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Terre Haute… Read More

Todd Ernst '90 Promoted to VP at Raytheon

October 6, 2017

Todd Ernst, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president, corporate development of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), effective… Read More

"New Edition" of TV's Megyn Kelly "Is Simply Not Authentic," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 5, 2017

With it's new show, Megyn Kelly Today, "In a sense, NBC is trying to do what CBS did with Katie Couric, only in reverse, where Couric was asked to move… Read More

From Vision to Vanguard

October 4, 2017

It’s 8 a.m. at the Starbucks on Greencastle’s town square. People flow in and out on their way to work, stopping for brief conversations with friends and… Read More

Greg Goetcheus '90 is Executive VP of Gabriella White

October 4, 2017

Greg Goetcheus, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president of Gabriella White LLC. The Alabama-based company is… Read More

DePauw Junior Shares Memories of Photographing Tom Petty with TV Station

October 3, 2017

"Connor Burgess, a junior at DePauw University, has a passion for photography and music," reports WTHR's Mary Milz. "He shoots part-time for The Big Takeover… Read More

Actors From The London Stage to Teach and Perform at DePauw Next Week

October 3, 2017

One of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world, Actors From The London Stage, will perform Measure for Measure at DePauw… Read More

DePauw Again Among Nation's Top Contributors to Teach For America

October 2, 2017

DePauw University is once again among America's top small colleges for graduates participating in Teach For America.  The organization has announced that… Read More

"Shrill Chicken Little-like Panic" at the Core of 'Banned Books Week', Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 1, 2017

The American Library Association's "Banned Books Week" wrapped up yesterday, and while Jeffrey M. McCall embraces the annual event's missions to "celebrate… Read More

Young Frankenstein, The Musical, Opens DePauw Theatre Season

September 30, 2017

DePauw Theatre and the University's School of Music present The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein. The first production of the 2017-18 DePauw… Read More

Lauren Franklin '98 Appointed Principal of Indianapolis High School

September 29, 2017

Lauren Franklin, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed principal of Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis for the 2018-19 school… Read More

Dentist Richel Geisse '10 Now Practicing in Greencastle

September 28, 2017

Richel Geisse, D.D.S., a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Hometown Dental Group in Greencastle, owned by Dr. Dennis Knuth and his wife… Read More

Wendy Robinson '73 is Indiana School Superintendent of the Year

September 27, 2017

Wendy Robinson, superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, is the 2018 Indiana Superintendent of the Year.… Read More

OB-GYN Michael Gentry '09 Joins Staff of North Carolina Hospital

September 27, 2017

Michael Gentry, M.D., a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Northern Obstetrics… Read More

Few Americans Understand First Amendment, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 26, 2017

"The freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment have been the bedrock of the nation’s character for more than two centuries," writes Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Drew Madsen '78 Joins Noodles & Company Board

September 25, 2017

Drew Madsen, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Noodles & Company (NASDAQ:NDLS), effective September… Read More

Amy Boyles '97 Authors The Witch's Handbook to Hunting Vampires

September 24, 2017

Amy Boyles, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Witch's Handbook to Hunting Vampires. The book is dubbed as the first in the "Southern… Read More

Laura Shinall '83 is Treasurer/Secretary-Elect of the American Floral Endowment

September 23, 2017

Laura Shinall, president of Syndicate Sales and 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed appointed treasurer/secretary-elect of the American… Read More

Media Ownership Limits "Don't Make as Much Sense Anymore," Argues Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 22, 2017

"A pending deal that would consolidate ownership of Sinclair and Tribune TV stations is taking heat from a diverse group of opponents, but it’s still early… Read More

Kristin Maguire '08 Joins Kinetrex Energy as Sr. Customer Solutions Manager

September 22, 2017

Kristin Maguire, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Kinetrex Energy as senior customer solutions manager. Kinetrex is an Indianapolis-based… Read More

Shame and the Inquisition

September 22, 2017

The Spanish Inquisition was cruel and terrifying and omnipresent. And like any bureaucracy, it left a paper trail. Inquisitors kept meticulous records… Read More

Prof. Dan Shannon Published in Philosophy & Theology

September 22, 2017

Daniel E. Shannon, professor of philosophy at DePauw University, contributes an article to the journal Philosophy & Theology.  The contribution is entitled… Read More

Indianapolis Star Notes Upcoming DePauw Residency by ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54

September 21, 2017

"Bill Rasmussen was unemployed and sitting in traffic nearly 40 years ago when he came up with the idea for a 24-hour sports television network," begins… Read More

The "Softer Side" of Megyn Kelly May Be a Tricky Sell for NBC, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 21, 2017

In launching a morning program hosted by Megyn Kelly, "NBC faces a task similar to the one CBS grappled with when it hired Katie Couric, long known for… Read More

Gotham Star Drew Powell '98 Visits Hometown TV Station

September 20, 2017

Drew Powell, the 1998 DePauw University graduate who portrays Butch Gilzean in Fox's hit series Gotham, is taking a break from Hollywood and visiting his… Read More

ESPN Founder & 1954 Graduate Bill Rasmussen Returns to DePauw for Ubben Lecture, Nov. 8, During Monon Bell Week

September 20, 2017

Bill Rasmussen has been called "the George Washington of ESPN" (by longtime anchor Chris Berman) and "a guy whose idea gave birth to, arguably, the most… Read More

Lizzy Gering '17 Will Teach in Brazil as a Fulbright Recipient

September 19, 2017

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Gering, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, will spend this academic year in Brazil after receiving an English Teaching Assistantship… Read More

DePauw's Student Farm Engages in Discussion on Agriculture's Challenges & Future

September 18, 2017

"Beginning farmers from across Indiana gathered Aug. 28 to talk about their hopes, dreams and needs from the upcoming Farm Bill," begins a story in the… Read More

Frankenstein Retreat at DePauw is Part of Year-Long, Statewide Recognition of Novel's 200th Anniversary

September 17, 2017

"Calling all Frankenstein fans: A book lover's retreat, a festival with a beer garden and a pop-up exhibit will be part of a yearlong celebration in Indiana… Read More

Controversy Over ESPN Anchor's Tweets Elicits Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 13, 2017

"ESPN's recent ratings and financial difficulties are the result of several factors, the main one being the surge in cord-cutting,” Jeffrey M. McCall,… Read More

Andrew Holloway '00 Promoted to Director at Crowe Horwath

September 13, 2017

Crowe Horwath LLP has promoted Andrew Holloway, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, to director in the performance healthcare advisory practice. In that… Read More

Attorney Derek Kaczmarek '97 Joins Dickinson Wright

September 13, 2017

Derek W. Kaczmarek, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the law firm of Dickinson Wright in Phoenix, Arizona. Kaczmarek "represents taxpayers… Read More

Wendy Robinson '73 is Indiana's District II School Superintendent of the Year

September 12, 2017

Wendy Robinson, superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been chosen by members of the Indiana Association… Read More

Prof. Julia Bruggemann to Present Reading Before Hendricks Symphony Orchestra Performances

September 12, 2017

Julia Bruggemann, professor of history at DePauw University, will present a talk before the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra's September 22 and 24 performances… Read More

Researcher Sam Rund '08 Calling for National Database of Mosquito Records

September 10, 2017

"For decades, agencies around the United States have been collecting data on mosquitoes," reports The Atlantic. "The problem, according to Micaela Elvira… Read More

FOX Anchor Bret Baier '92 on Covering Current Politics & President Trump's Media Criticisms

September 9, 2017

"I think that we've done a good job of reacting to what is a very volatile news cycle, on a number of different fronts -- not just here in the U.S., but… Read More

DePauw Internship Started Doxly CEO Haley Altman '02 Down Entrepreneurial Path

September 8, 2017

An Indianapolis Star profile of Haley Altman, co-founder and CEO of Doxly Inc., notes that "Altman’s passion for helping companies grow started at DePauw… Read More

With a Free Press Comes Responsibility: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 7, 2017

"Maintaining a useful press demands a media industry that lives up to its First Amendment privileges," asserts Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication… Read More

Houston Public Media's Dave Fehling '82 Finds Creative Ways to Enhance Coverage of Hurricane Harvey

September 6, 2017

"Dave Fehling found an unfamiliar scene when he arrived at Houston Public Media Tuesday morning," begins an article on the director of news and public… Read More

Judge Matt Kincaid '92 Receives ISBA's 2017 Civility Award

September 6, 2017

Matt Kincaid, presiding judge of Indiana's Boone Superior Court 1 and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Indiana State Bar Association's… Read More

Youngest-Ever Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Malala Yousafzai, Shares Message of Peace, Hope and Tolerance with 5,000 at DePauw

September 4, 2017

As citizens of the world, Malala Yousafzai says, "I think the most important thing we need to do right now is we need to meet."  The world's youngest-ever… Read More

Prof. Seth Friedman Examines "Misdirection Films" in New Book, Are You Watching Closely?

September 4, 2017

Seth Friedman, associate professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, is the author of Are You Watching Closely?: Cultural Paranoia, New… Read More

Houston TV Reporter Courtney Fischer '07 Discusses Covering Hurricane Harvey on ABC's This Week

September 3, 2017

"It has been non-stop," says Courtney Fischer, a reporter for Houston ABC affiliate KTRK-TV, of the job of covering Hurricane Harvey. Fischer, a 2007 graduate… Read More

With Declining Ratings, NFL "Faces Third and Long": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 3, 2017

"Pro football might look healthy enough on the surface, but last year’s television ratings amount to a sack on second down," writes Jeffrey M. McCall,… Read More

Associated Press Spreads the Word Nationally of Malala's Monday Visit to DePauw

September 2, 2017

"The youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize is coming to DePauw University to deliver a public lecture," begins an Associated Press report that is… Read More

Julie Hurbanis '90 is Assistant VP for Marketing & Communications at Macalester College

September 2, 2017

Julie Hurbanis, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been named assistant vice president for marketing and communications at Macalester College. She… Read More

Justin Agrelo '13 Contributes Column to Washington Post

September 1, 2017

"It happened again a few weeks ago. I was in a restaurant in Buenos Aires having brunch with a fellow Fulbright Scholar," writes Justin Agrelo, a 2013… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Media's Hands-On Engagement with Texas Storm Victims

September 1, 2017

"Reporters have become a part of the story in Texas, where catastrophic floods from Hurricane Harvey has displaced tens of thousands and captivated a national… Read More

David Carns '95 Named Chief Strategy Officer at Casepoint

August 31, 2017

David Carns, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to chief strategy officer at Casepoint and will "lead global sales and marketing efforts… Read More

Mackenzie Cremeans '14 to Lead Association of Women Geoscientists

August 30, 2017

Mackenzie Cremeans, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University who is now a geology doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas, has been named president-elect… Read More

Emily Kaufmann '15 Joins Indy's WISH-TV as News Producer

August 30, 2017

Emily Kaufmann, a 2015 graduate of DePauw University, has joined WISH-TV in Indianapolis as a news producer. She comes from WLNS in Lansing, Michigan,… Read More

Susie Schmank '17 is Recipient of Arts Journalism Fellowship

August 28, 2017

"This fall and spring, a 2017 DePauw University graduate will help IndyStar broaden its coverage of the arts," begins a story in the Indianapolis newspaper… Read More

Story on David Cameron's Upcoming South Dakota Visit Notes DePauw Ubben Lecture

August 27, 2017

"Tickets go on sale Monday for former British Prime Minister David Cameron's lecture in Rapid City," begins a story published in the Argus Leader of Sioux… Read More

State Press Association Leader to Discuss Freedom of Information Issues Monday

August 26, 2017

[UPDATE: 8/28 2:10 p.M. - This event has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in Watson Forum] "Stephen Key, executive director and general… Read More

Have a Question for Malala?  Ask it Here

August 25, 2017

Details on the 9/4 Event Malala Yousafzai's Monday, September 4 Ubben Lecture at DePauw University will include a section of the program where questions… Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Prof. Preston Adams, Who Taught Botany for 39 Years

August 24, 2017

W. Preston Adams, professor emeritus of botany at DePauw University who taught several generations of students at the liberal arts college for 38 years… Read More

Ujjwal Nair '17 Receives NSF Cybersecurity Fellowship

August 24, 2017

Ujjwal Nair, a 2017 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Fellowship. He will use the award to pursue… Read More

DePauw Prepares for Sept. 4 Ubben Lecture by Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai

August 23, 2017

Doors at DePauw University's Lilly Center will open to students with valid DePauw IDs at 5:45 p.m. for the September 4 Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture… Read More

Pulliam Prof. Miranda Spivack Discusses Bethesda's Future on Radio Program

August 22, 2017

Miranda S. Spivack, a veteran journalist who is the Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, today discussed… Read More

Natalie Sutton '03 is Chapter Executive for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana

August 22, 2017

Natalie Sutton, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is chapter executive for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana. She comes to the post from… Read More

More Than 70 DePauw Alumni Participate in Opening Day and Orientation Events 

August 21, 2017

As faculty, staff and students reunite for another academic year, many events to welcome them and kick-off the year have involved another important group… Read More

Peeler Art Center Hosts 'Pulled, Pressed, and Screened: Important American Prints,' Aug. 30 - Dec. 10

August 21, 2017

"Pulled, Pressed, and Screened: Important American Prints," an exhibition that surveys the activities of artists who put designs on paper during the time… Read More

Streaming Services Make Parental Supervision of TV Viewing Trickier, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 20, 2017

"Responsible parents are rightfully concerned about the media content absorbed by their children," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication… Read More

Sophomore Institute Will Welcome 300 Students Monday 

August 19, 2017

DePauw University's sixth annual Sophomore Institute is Monday, Aug. 21.  More than 300 students will participate in the event. The Institute is a professional… Read More

Irish Times Praises "Many Moving Stories" of Linda Heuring '76

August 19, 2017

"Character creation, vivid scene-setting, humour and authentic dialogue are some of the strengths of this excellent short story collection," declares the… Read More

'Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here' at Peeler Art Center, Aug. 25 - Oct. 29

August 18, 2017

DePauw University's Peeler Art Center presents an exhibition featuring new works by multimedia artist Jiha Moon, opening August 25. "Jiha Moon: Double… Read More

Prof. Derek Ford Returns from Trip to North Korea

August 17, 2017

"While Donald Trump threatened 'fire and fury' against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea last week, a group of people from the U.S. toured the… Read More

Emily McWilliams is Schaenen Visiting Scholar for 2017-18

August 16, 2017

Emily McWilliams joins the DePauw University faculty as the Nancy Schaenen Visiting Scholar at the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics for the 2017-18 academic… Read More

Bruce Walker's ('53) Collection of Tibetan Art On Display at Peeler Center, Aug. 25 - Dec. 15

August 16, 2017

Two years after graduating from DePauw University in 1953, Bruce Walker became a case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. Beginning August 25… Read More

Helen Zimmerman '90 On Her Journey from Bob & Tom to Leading Nonprofit

August 15, 2017

"Our mission is historic preservation, but economic progress -- to make sure it’s a viable community for not only our residents, but also our businesses… Read More

Lindsey Atkinson '02 Promoted at the National Federation of State High School Associations

August 15, 2017

Lindsey Atkinson, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of sports/communications associate at the National Federation of State… Read More

Jason Kiely '94 is Directing Montana's HomeNow Program

August 14, 2017

"Jason Kiely has joined Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation as director of HomeNow, the nonprofit organization’s new program that helps more… Read More

Prof. Elissa Harbert Cited in NY Times Article on the Music of Hamilton

August 13, 2017

"Aligning the classical sounds of Bach with the stuffiness of the Old World is a typical gesture in historical musicals, notes the musicologist Elissa… Read More

DePauw's Plans for Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse Noted in Newspaper

August 13, 2017

"The Aug. 21 solar eclipse is shaping up to be a lights-out thriller, considering the number of watch parties, merchandise and events being tied to the… Read More

Mark Rolfing '71 & Wife Debi to Receive PGA Distinguished Service Award

August 12, 2017

Mark Rolfing, an analyst for NBC/Golf Channel and 1971 graduate of DePauw University, and his wife, Debi, have been named co-recipients of the PGA Distinguished… Read More

"We Could Easily Blunder Into War" With North Korea, Lee Hamilton '52 Tells NPR Affiliate

August 11, 2017

"I think we’re in a very dangerous moment because of the threat from North Korea," Lee H. Hamilton, veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

John Marshall '93 Joins NexCore Group as Sr. VP

August 11, 2017

John Marshall, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has joined NexCore Group as senior vice president, business development. Based in Denver, Colorado… Read More

Prof. Greg Schwipps '95 Among Presenters at First Kent Haruf Literary Celebration

August 10, 2017

Greg Schwipps, professor of English at DePauw and 1995 graduate of the University, will be among the presenters at the inaugural Kent Haruf Literary Celebration… Read More

Kevin Sullivan '13 is Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Emory University

August 10, 2017

Kevin Sullivan, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant men's basketball coach at Emory University. He comes from Kenyon College… Read More

Project Involving Prof. Hilary Eppley, Aiming to Improve Chemistry Education, Receives $1.1 Million NSF Grant

August 10, 2017

Hilary E. Eppley, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at DePauw University, is among a team of chemistry educators from a variety of colleges… Read More

Sharing Her Agenda

August 9, 2017

Rhonesha Byng '11 empowers young women through her growing digital media platform. Written for DePauw Magazine by Tom Chiarella. When describing the… Read More

Media Need to be Aggressive, Yet Fair in Coverage of President: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 9, 2017

"The war between the White House and the press is escalating 200 days into the administration, with President Trump launching daily attacks on the press… Read More

J. Michael Locke '89 Joins Certica Solutions Board

August 9, 2017

J. Michael Locke, managing partner at Giles Richard LLC and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of Certica Solutions… Read More

R.J. Talyor '02 Pursuing His Dream as Founder of Quantifi

August 9, 2017

"Since his days in the business entrepreneurship program at DePauw University -- and after, when he was an Orr Fellow -- R.J. Talyor has wanted to start… Read More

Five DePauw Students Win Prestigious Gilman International Scholarships

August 8, 2017

Five DePauw University students will spend the Fall 2017 semester studying abroad after winning Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Sponsored… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on a Congressman Blocking a Constituent on Facebook

August 6, 2017

When it comes to social media and the way it is utilized by politicians, "As with pretty much all First Amendment issues, there needs to be some balancing… Read More

Prof. Derek Ford Contributes Talents to New Book, Forgotten Places, and Education Journal

August 5, 2017

Derek R. Ford, assistant professor of education studies at DePauw University, contributes a chapter to Forgotten Places: Critical Studies in Rural Education… Read More

Jason Anders '97 Appointed Chief News Editor of Wall Street Journal

August 4, 2017

Jason M. Anders, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief news editor of the Wall Street Journal. A member of the Journal's staff… Read More