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TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 Says DePauw Gave Him & Class of '17 "Critical Thinking Skills and Lifelong Friendships"

May 21, 2017

"You are more ready than you think," Jim Alling, the CEO of TOMS, told the 561 graduates of his alma mater, DePauw University, this morning. "You have… Read More

Environmentalist Jesse Kharbanda, Musical Innovator Todd Rundgren, & TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 Receive Honorary Doctorates from DePauw

May 21, 2017

"Class of 2017, may you direct your civic energies to helping to empower the economically struggling in our world to have a safe and dignified life," Jesse… Read More

Prof. Jason Fuller Receives Exemplary Teaching Award

May 21, 2017

Jason Fuller, associate professor of religious studies at DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2016-17 Exemplary Teaching Award. Presented by the… Read More

Prof. Kevin Howley Offers Thoughts on Proposed Changes in Net Neutrality Rules

May 18, 2017

"Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is set on Thursday to begin the process of potentially dismantling federal net neutrality rules that… Read More

The Rugby World in the Professional Era Includes Chapter by Prof. Bob Dewey

May 18, 2017

Robert F. Dewey, associate professor of history at DePauw University, contributes a chapter to The Rugby World in the Professional Era. The book, published… Read More

Gesenia Viviescas '17 Will Have Fulbright Teaching Experience in Taiwan

May 17, 2017

DePauw University senior Gesenia Viviescas has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and will spend… Read More

An Eye Toward the Skies as Commencement Weekend Approaches

May 17, 2017

Links: Commencement Page; Webcast; DVD Order Form; Weather The weather forecast for DePauw University's 178th Commencement Sunday morning suggests it… Read More

Prof. Lili Wright's Dancing with the Tiger Among "Best Summer Beach Reads"

May 17, 2017

Dancing with the Tiger, the debut novel by Lili Wright, professor of English at DePauw University, is listed among Time Out magazine's "best summer beach… Read More

Joe Schoen '01 Named Assistant GM of NFL's Buffalo Bills

May 15, 2017

"The Bills got better Sunday. And it was at the Dolphins’ expense," reports the Miami Herald.  "Buffalo has hired Joe Schoen, Miami’s director of player… Read More

"Run Towards Justice," Vernon Jordan '57 Tells Syracuse University Graduates

May 14, 2017

"Whatever you do, run towards justice," civil rights legend Vernon Jordan told graduates at Syracuse University's commencement today. "Run into the fire… Read More

New Book, Campaign Crossroads, References Visits by Presidential Candidates to DePauw

May 13, 2017

A new book, Campaign Crossroads: Presidential Politics in Indiana from Lincoln to Obama, "looks back over the varied, sometimes important, sometimes irrelevant… Read More

Faculty Excellence Celebrated with Presentation of Tucker, Minar, and Oxnam Awards

May 12, 2017

Sheryl Tremblay, professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, is the 2017 recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Tucker Jr. Distinguished… Read More

Prof. Svend Holsoe, First Director of DePauw's African Studies Program, Dies at Age 78

May 12, 2017

Svend E. Holsoe, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Delaware and a member of the DePauw University faculty from 1967-70, died May… Read More

Prof. Samuel Autman to Present at the Indiana University Writers' Conference

May 12, 2017

Samuel Autman, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will be among the presenters at the Indiana University Writers' Conference, June 3-7… Read More

Senior Midori Kawaue Receives Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award

May 11, 2017

DePauw University senior Midori Kawaue is the recipient of a 2017 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award. The award, presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute… Read More

John Feld '84 Developing TV Show for Dale Earnhardt Jr. & His Wife

May 10, 2017

"We've seen how Dale Jr. races a car, so we're confident that with Amy's help he will easily navigate the typical trials and tribulations of a home renovation… Read More

Sara Scully '13 Will Teach English in Taiwan as Fulbright Winner

May 10, 2017

Sara Scully, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching in Taiwan after being awarded an English Teaching Assistantship… Read More

Jeff Bird '81 Named President of IU Health's East Central Region

May 9, 2017

Jeff Bird, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, "has been named the new president of the East Central Region for IU Health, which includes IU Health Ball… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Addresses Syracuse Graduates Sunday

May 9, 2017

"In the 60 years since Vernon Jordan Jr. graduated college, he’s helped the first black students gain admission to the University of Georgia, led voter… Read More

Park Tudor's Sven Dubie is 2017 Battey National Educator of the Year

May 9, 2017

Sven Dubie, who teaches U.S. History and Western Civilization at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, is the recipient of the 2017 Battey National Educator… Read More

AP Story on Sinclair-Tribune Deal Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 8, 2017

"Sinclair Broadcast Group, already the nation's largest local TV station operator, wants to be even bigger," begins an Associated Press report this afternoon… Read More

Prof. Andrea Sununu Receives National Award for Outstanding Advising

May 8, 2017

Andrea E. Sununu, professor of English at DePauw University, is the recipient of an Outstanding Advising Award for Faculty Academic Advising, presented… Read More

Indiana Governor Salutes Mike Langellier '04 as Sagamore of the Wabash

May 7, 2017

Mike Langellier, president and chief executive officer of Techpoint and 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been presented with the Sagamore of the… Read More

DePauw Roots of Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Explored in Indy Star Article

May 6, 2017

"He learned how not to be from me," says DePauw University head men's basketball coach Bill Fenlon of his former player Brad Stevens, now the head coach… Read More

California Newspaper Cites Research of Psychology Prof. Matt Hertenstein

May 5, 2017

"How connected do you feel to your spouse? Your kids? Your town?," asks Trudi Pratt in a column published in the Record Searchlight of Redding, California… Read More

Investigative Report by Stan Jastrzebski '03 Honored by RTDNA

May 4, 2017

Stan Jastrzebski, news director of West Lafayette, Indiana public radio station WBAA and 2003 graduate of DePauw University,has been honored with an Edward… Read More

Grace Anshutz '17 Receives National Award for DePauw Dance Marathon Fundraiser

May 4, 2017

Grace Anshutz, a 2017 graduate of DePauw University, is one of 20 graduating college students to receive the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Miracle… Read More

Fox News "Needs to Stabilize the Ship," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 4, 2017

"Fox News Channel needs to stabilize the ship, and have a few weeks in which they can broadcast news and not be the subject of news," Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Poet & DePauw Senior Inès Giramata Featured in Rwandan Newspaper

May 3, 2017

"Inès Giramata is a young and talented Rwandan poet," begins a feature in Rwanda's leading daily English language newspaper. "The Development Economics… Read More

Wes Wilson Honored by Society of American Archivists

May 3, 2017

Wesley W. Wilson, coordinator of archives and special collections at DePauw University, is the recipient of The Society of American Archivists' Sister… Read More

Jeff Harmening '89 is the New CEO of General Mills

May 3, 2017

Jeffrey Harmening, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, was today elected chief executive officer of General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) by the company's board… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack Authors Article on "Remake" of Bethesda for NY Times

May 3, 2017

"For decades, the downtown in Bethesda, Md., had little more than a hardware store, a toy store and a few restaurants," writes Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene… Read More

David Simons '06 Joins Board of Music for All

May 3, 2017

David Simons, software developer at Bertram Labs in Denver, Colorado, and 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors… Read More

"The Main Competition for Fox is Itself," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 2, 2017

"Fox News Channel’s twentieth anniversary celebration has hardly gone as planned," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University… Read More

Fulbright Recipient Olivia Flores '14 Hopes to "Empower Others" by Teaching in Colombia

May 2, 2017

Olivia Flores, a ninth grade English teacher at UCSN Soccer Academy High School in Chicago and 2014 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming… Read More

Mike Protogere '83 "Isn't Your Typical Oil Guy"

May 2, 2017

Mike Protogere "isn’t your typical oil guy," according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. The publication's latest issue looks at the 1983 DePauw graduate… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Quoted in AP Story on Rumored Media Deal

May 1, 2017

"All the big media companies want to get bigger," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Associated Press today… Read More

Praise for New Book by Linda Heuring '76, A Woman Walked into the Bar

May 1, 2017

A Woman Walked into the Bar, a new book by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has been published. The collection of short stories has… Read More

Senior Amber Calderon Wins Independent Book Publishers Association Award for Illustrations

May 1, 2017

DePauw University senior Amber Calderon has been honored by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) with a Benjamin Franklin Award for her illustrations… Read More

Four Greencastle Mayors to Come Together for Friday Program at DePauw

April 30, 2017

On Friday, May 5, the four individuals who have served as mayors of Greencastle since 1988 will come together at DePauw University to reflect on their… Read More

Senior Swimming Standout Angela Newlon Featured in Hometown Newspaper

April 29, 2017

"When she’s on dry land, those who know her best describe Angela Newlon as 'extremely friendly and outgoing'," begins an article in the News-Democrat of… Read More

Prof. Joseph Heithaus to Appear at This Weekend's 'Poetpalooza'

April 28, 2017

"Writers from around the region will converge on Madison this weekend for a celebration of all things poetry," reports the Madison Courier. Those appearing… Read More

Emily Babb '01 Named Assistant VP for Title IX Compliance at U of Virginia

April 27, 2017

Emily Babb, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant vice president for Title IX Compliance at the University of Virginia. She… Read More

Bill O'Reilly/Tucker Carlson Switch to Have Little Impact, Predicts Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 26, 2017

"With upheaval in any organization comes opportunity, and no one in cable news has benefited more from chaos than Tucker Carlson of Fox News," writes Joe… Read More

Rob Lowe Postpones DePauw Visit

April 26, 2017

The Ubben Lecture by actor, producer and author Rob Lowe, which was scheduled to take place Monday, May 1, at DePauw University, has been postponed. "We… Read More

Former DePauw VP Neal Abraham Announces Retirement Plans

April 26, 2017

Neal B. Abraham, executive director of the Five College Consortium and vice president for academic affairs at DePauw University from 1998-2009, has announced… Read More

Five from DePauw Win 'Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism' Awards

April 25, 2017

Three DePauw student journalists and two alumni of the University have been honored with "Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism" awards from the Society… Read More

Sarah Fears '17 Presented with DePauw's Walker Cup

April 24, 2017

The work of a DePauw University senior to better the campus and community "is attributable to her personal motto, 'lead with a servant heart'," noted President… Read More

Huffington Post Spotlights Uncommon Success of Jen Thiermann '02

April 24, 2017

"At my core I’m motivated by helping others reach their full potential," Jen Thiermann, director of implementation - Americas at SAP Fieldglass and 2002… Read More

Singer Suzy Bogguss Notes DePauw Connection: Her Son, Senior Benton Crider

April 23, 2017

"It seems like yesterday that this newspaper was announcing the motherhood of local girl made very good, Suzy Bogguss," begins an article in the Pantagraph… Read More

ESPN VP Jill Frederickson '92 Returns to DePauw Wednesday to Discuss 'The Value of a Liberal Arts Education'

April 22, 2017

Jill Frederickson, vice president of SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma… Read More

Upcoming Ubben Lecturer Rob Lowe on This Week's CBS Sunday Morning

April 22, 2017

Eight days before he comes to DePauw University for an Ubben Lecture, Rob Lowe will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning. [UPDATE 4/26: This event has been… Read More

Blythe Gifford '71 Publishes Rumors at Court

April 22, 2017

Rumors at Court is the latest book by Wendy Blythe Gifford, a 1971 DePauw University graduate who writes using her middle name.  Published by Harlequin… Read More

Katie Nicely '92 is VP for Advancement at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

April 21, 2017

Katie Nicely, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of advancement by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM)… Read More

Sophomore Rebecca Kerns Awarded Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship

April 21, 2017

DePauw University sophomore Rebecca Kerns is the recipient of an Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship for 2017.  The $2,000 award -- designed to support… Read More

Departure of O'Reilly "Is By No Means Fatal" to Fox News, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Post

April 20, 2017

"With Bill O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox News Channel, the hard part may be over for the scandal-scarred network. Now the harder part begins," reports the… Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Named Chair of Association's New & Emerging Technologies Committee

April 20, 2017

Chuck Brooks, a 1979 DePauw University graduate who is vice president for government relations and marketing for Sutherland Global Services, has been named… Read More

Harvard Prof. & Author Khalil Gibran Muhammad Coming for April 26 Horizon Lecture

April 20, 2017

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Suzanne Young… Read More

Alice Ripley '85 to be Honored by NYC's Actors Company Theatre

April 20, 2017

Alice Ripley, award-winning actress and singer and member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, is among four women who will be honored by The Actors Company… Read More

Adrian Ables '16 Signs with Pro Soccer's Indy Eleven

April 19, 2017

Adrian Ables, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has been signed by Indy Eleven, the Indianapolis franchise in the North American Soccer League.  A… Read More

Sarah Salazar '17 to Teach in Colombia with Fulbright Award

April 19, 2017

Sarah Salazar, a DePauw University senior, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in Colombia after being awarded an English Teaching Assistantship… Read More

Attorney Tom Nolasco '95 Joins Dickinson Wright PLLC

April 19, 2017

Thomas Nolasco, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Phoenix, Arizona. Dickinson Wright is a general practice business… Read More

Indiana Broadcasters Association Awards Scholarship to Sophomore Tilly Marlatt

April 18, 2017

DePauw University sophomore Tilly Marlatt is one of six Indiana college students to be awarded scholarships from the Indiana Broadcasters Association.… Read More

Angie Hicks '95 to Receive 2017 Trailblazer Award

April 18, 2017

Angie Hicks, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, will be presented with TechPoint's "Trailblazer… Read More

Sean Major '86 Named Exec. VP & General Counsel at Air Products

April 18, 2017

Sean D. Major, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel at Air Products (NYSE: APD). Major… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on TV Coverage of Facebook Killing

April 18, 2017

Video of Sunday's murder of a 74-year-old Ohio man, which the suspect shared on Facebook, is the subject of debate: How much, if any, of the footage should… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Contributes Essay to Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

April 17, 2017

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among the contributors to a new anthology, Letters to a Young Farmer:… Read More

Rev. Jim Lemler '74 Announces Retirement Plans

April 16, 2017

"The Rev. James Lemler, the pastor of Christ Church in Greenwich and a minister with 41 years of service in the Episcopal Church, announced to his congregation… Read More

Nordstrom VP Linda Glass '91 to Headline Indy's RESOLVE 2017

April 14, 2017

Linda Glass, vice president of talent for Nordstrom and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker for RESOLVE 2017. Presented by… Read More

Senior Jackie Rueda Will Conduct Research in Brazil with Fulbright US Student Scholarship

April 13, 2017

DePauw University senior Jacqueline Rueda is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship and will conduct research in Brazil during the 2017-18… Read More

Rajpreet Heir '12 Writes of 'The Art of Balancing Cultures' for The Atlantic

April 13, 2017

"Growing up in the U.S., I’d caught glimpses of Indian people in mainstream movies: There were villains and extras in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom… Read More

Courtney Knies '10 Named Community Coordinator at Current Blend

April 13, 2017

Courtney Knies, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Current Blend, a co-work space in Huntingburg, Indiana, as community coordinator. "Her… Read More

DePauw Theatre Presents Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, April 21 - 23

April 12, 2017

DePauw Theatre presents Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, the fourth and final play of the 2016-17 season. The production opens Friday… Read More

News of Rob Lowe's Upcoming DePauw Visit Spreads from Coast-to-Coast

April 11, 2017

"Actor Rob Lowe will be speaking next month at the Indiana college from which both of his parents graduated," begins an Associated Press report which is… Read More

Andrea Heslin Smiley '90 Joins Egalet Corporation Board

April 11, 2017

Andrea Heslin Smiley, president and chief executive officer of VMS BioMarketing and 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors… Read More

Rob Lowe Coming to DePauw for May 1 Ubben Lecture

April 10, 2017

Rob Lowe -- the actor, author and producer whose parents and grandfather are graduates of DePauw University -- will make a homecoming of sorts when he… Read More

Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner at DePauw on April 20

April 10, 2017

Tony Kushner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, will come to DePauw University… Read More

Corporations Have a Role in Keeping "Seedy" Shows Off TV: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 9, 2017

"The Subway sandwich chain has a 'Social Responsibility' section on its corporate website," Jeffrey M. McCall points out in a newspaper column. " It claims… Read More

Acclaimed Poet Marilyn Chin Coming to DePauw in 2018 as Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing

April 8, 2017

Marilyn Chin, an award-winning Chinese American poet, writer and activist, is coming to DePauw University in the Spring of 2018 as Mary Rogers Field and… Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker to Present at Lewis & Clark College's 55th Annual International Affairs Symposium

April 7, 2017

Glen David Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, will be among the presenters at "Population: Transforming the Global Landscape", Lewis … Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Comments on Cable News "War"

April 7, 2017

"Fox News and CNN are at war," reports The Hill's Jonathan Easley. "Anchors and reporters at the cable news giants are directly attacking one another on… Read More

Video Coverage of SCOTUS Would Lead to "Posturing, Grandstanding, Mugging, and Sensationalism": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 5, 2017

During the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, "Five different senators lectured Gorsuch about… Read More

UES 2017 Draws Speakers, Students to Prindle

April 4, 2017

James Hamblin of The Atlantic and Anna Sale of WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money are among the nationally recognized speakers joining students from around the… Read More

DePauw to Participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation Program

April 4, 2017

DePauw University is one of 75 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Collections Assessment for Preservation… Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Honor 2017's 'Indy PR Legend'

April 3, 2017

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and 1982 graduate of the University, will serve as master of ceremonies as the Indianapolis Public… Read More

Attorney Charles Compton '89 Promoted at Jackson Kelly

April 2, 2017

Charles A. Compton, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, "has been promoted to member at Jackson Kelly and will serve as managing member for the Evansville… Read More

Return to DePauw as Kilgore Counselor Gives Dana Ferguson '14 "Hope for the Future of Journalism"

April 1, 2017

Dana Ferguson, a reporter for South Dakota's Sioux Falls Argus Leader and 2014 graduate of DePauw University, says she felt "hope for the future of journalism… Read More

Noah Droddy '13 Finishes Seventh in NY Half-Marathon

March 31, 2017

"Noah Droddy is getting attention for more than his appearance," reports the Indianapolis Star of the 2013 DePauw University graduate. "Droddy -- whose… Read More

Taylor Hackett '16 Promoted to Associate Broker at RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate

March 30, 2017

Taylor Hackett, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to associate broker at RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate. "He specializes in tenant… Read More

Iowa State U Paper Notes Leslie Odom Jr.'s DePauw Visit

March 29, 2017

"Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. will give a lecture titled 'Hamilton and the Road to Success: In Words and Music' at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stephens Auditorium… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 is Syracuse University's Commencement Speaker

March 29, 2017

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. -- a business executive, attorney and legendary figure in the civil rights movement and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- will… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Weighs in on Apparent Firing of Conservative Commentator

March 28, 2017

"TheBlaze, Glenn Beck’s stumbling multi-platform media network, faces an uncertain future after the apparent dismissal this month of Tomi Lahren -- who… Read More

U of Chicago Political Scientist Charles Lipson to Present 'A New Theory of International Relations', April 4

March 26, 2017

Charles Lipson, Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Political Science the University of Chicago, will come to DePauw University on Tuesday, April 4, to deliver… Read More

Award-Winning Journalist Dexter Filkins to Examine 'New Ways of Writing War', April 5

March 25, 2017

Dexter Filkins, called "the premier combat journalist of his generation" by the Washington Post, is coming to DePauw University on Wednesday, April 5.… Read More

Andy Harmening '91 Joins Huntington Bancshares as Sr. Executive VP

March 24, 2017

Andy Harmening, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) as senior executive vice president,… Read More

It's a New Era for Conservative Commentators, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells the Washington Post

March 23, 2017

Recent controversies surrounding conservative commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Andrew Napolitano and Tomi Lahren "occurred as the conservative media have… Read More

Jacob Blasdel '07 is New Town Manager of Speedway, Indiana

March 23, 2017

"Speedway has a new town manager," reports WISH-TV of Indianapolis. "Jacob Blasdel, a former staffer in the Gov. Mitch Daniels administration, was appointed… Read More

Trainer & Kinesiology Major Sarah Merkel '09 Celebrates 'Safe Sports School Award'

March 22, 2017

"It’s fantastic to be recognized and to do it again for a second year, maintaining that level of care for our athletes and safety," says Sarah Merkel,… Read More

Prof. Tamara Beauboeuf's Research on Post-Tenure Faculty Highlighted in Chronicle of Higher Ed

March 21, 2017

"What happens to professors in the long decades between tenure and retirement?," asks an article published in the latest Chronicle of Higher Education… Read More

Rita Wilder '87 Promoted to Director of Agresta, Storms & O’Leary

March 21, 2017

Rita Wilder, a Certified Public Accountant and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to director of Agresta, Storms & O’Leary.  She joined… Read More