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Back from India, President Bottoms Tells Inside Indiana Business of the "Numerous Opportunities" There for DePauw

March 1, 2006

Bottoms Class.jpgMarch 1, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Audio Link [Download Audio: "President Bottoms on Inside Indiana Business" - 191kb] "DePauw University President Dr. Robert Bottoms tells Inside Indiana Business that his week-long trip to India revealed numerous opportunities to attract students to the Greencastle campus and to create substantial business and academic partnerships," reports Gerry Dick today. The radio report, which aired statewide this morning, continued, "His trip, arranged by Cummins, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Solso (DePauw '69), included visits to numerous academic institutions and businesses and is a first step in a plan to attract students to the Greencastle campus and to create substantial business and academic partnerships."

"What I'd like to do is be able to have our students comfortable in a situation where they're interacting with people from very different cultural backgrounds," Dr. Bottoms says in the report. "I think that's a bottom line improvement for education at DePauw."

Dr. Bottoms says he met with academic leaders in India and was excited to hear of their interest in Audio Link [Download Audio: "Bonus Clip" - 248kb] "ways to involve liberal arts curriculum -- maybe use some of our faculty who've done it here -- into their technology curriculum. And I was really pleased to see thergb iib feb 2006 2.jpg interest, particularly among young women, in our School of Music.

Access the audio clip in this posting at Inside Indiana Business' Web site.

President Bottoms previewed his trip to India on the television edition of Inside Indiana Business the second weekend of February; see clips here. The initiative was discussed again on the same program the following week.

In DePauw's first-ever presidential webcast, February 8, Dr. Bottoms had even more to say about his efforts to internationalize the University. Read more, and access video clips, in this previous story.

Source: Inside Indiana Business