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Unproductive Congress is Hurting America, Opines Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

December 25, 2013

"The problem is that for too long, members of Congress have been working hard at everything except the one thing they should have been working hard at:… Read More

Stephanie Klein '94 Named @properties VP of Brokerage Services

December 21, 2013

Stephanie Klein, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Chicago real estate firm @properties as vice president of brokerage services. Klein comes… Read More

Scott Ullem '89 Appointed CFO at Edwards Lifesciences

December 5, 2013

Scott B. Ullem, a 1989 DePauw University graduate, has been appointed chief financial officer and corporate vice president at Edwards Lifesciences Corporation… Read More

Bret Baier '92 Prepares New Book, Special Heart, for June Release

November 30, 2013

"Like every good Washington reporter, Fox News Channel's Bret Baier wrote a book," notes U.S. News & World Report's Nikki Schwab. "But the Special Report… Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 Joins TGen Foundation Board

November 26, 2013

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of the TGen… Read More

Product Safety Commissioner Bob Adler Visits Nov. 4 & 5

October 28, 2013

Robert “Bob” S. Adler, vice chairman of the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), visits DePauw University on Monday, Nov. 4, for a Horizon… Read More

Cynthia Callender Dungey '93 Named Director of Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services

October 18, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich today appointed Cynthia Callender Dungey, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, as the new director of Ohio's Department of Job… Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Featured in USA Weekend

September 29, 2013

Bret Baier, Fox News anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in USA Weekend, the magazine supplement to many Sunday newspapers in America… Read More

Two Student-Run Local Businesses Have Grand Opening Today

September 12, 2013

Grand opening ceremonies will be held today for two new Greencastle businesses operated by two DePauw University students.  The enterprises "are bringing… Read More

Overflow Crowd Hears Ron Paul's Take on Surveillance, Syria and Liberty in Ubben Lecture

September 10, 2013

Photo Gallery In a nation with record government debt that is increasing by the second, "The burden now falls on the next generation, those who attend… Read More

"Futility" is One Area in Which the Current Congress Excels, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

August 21, 2013

"Few, if any, Congresses can match this one for futility," according to Lee Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S… Read More

Hermes Grullon '13 Contributes Article to Migration Policy Practice

August 13, 2013

Hermes R. Grullon, a May 2013 graduate of DePauw University, is co-author of an article that appears in the August-September issue of Migration Policy… Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Returns to DePauw for Event on October 12, Old Gold

August 9, 2013

Bret Baier, the 1992 DePauw University graduate who anchors Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier, the number one cable news program in its… Read More

David Bausman '06 Joins Indiana Dept. of Agriculture

August 4, 2013

David C. Bausman, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed program manager for policy & regulatory affairs with the Indiana State Department… Read More

Three-Time Presidential Candidate Ron Paul to Discuss NSA Surveillance and Personal Liberties in Sept. 10 Ubben Lecture

July 25, 2013

"Thomas Jefferson lives. He's Ron Paul," declared presidential biographer and author Doug Wead. On Tuesday, September 10, Dr. Paul -- a three-time presidential… Read More

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies Publishes Senior's Article

July 15, 2013

Patrick T. Schmitz, a rising senior at DePauw University, is co-author of an essay published on the website of the American Institute for Contemporary… Read More

Column Turns to Tracy Stevens '99 for Advice

July 14, 2013

With Kate Middleton and Prince William expecting their first child to arrive imminently, the Indianapolis Star's Cathy Kightlinger "asked a handful of… Read More

Bri Dennison '13 Leading Service Project Involving 150+ High School Students

July 4, 2013

"My first impression is that Stockton is rich in culture and variety," says Brianna M. Dennison, a May 2013 DePauw University graduate. "It's awesome and… Read More

Center Named for Former VP Dan Quayle '69 Expands its Mission

June 8, 2013

"In its 20 years of existence, Huntington's Dan Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center has grown to offer visitors much more than the story of a hometown… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Address Graduates of the Columbia University School of Social Work

May 7, 2013

Vernon Jordan -- presidential adviser, attorney, civil rights legend and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- will deliver the commencement address at… Read More

Attorney Todd Hambidge '04 Joins Nashville's Largest Law Firm

May 2, 2013

Todd R. Hambidge, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Waller as an associate in the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice. He… Read More

Matt Cecil '12 Honored with National Journalism Award

May 1, 2013

Matthew W. Cecil, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a national Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists… Read More

Senior Maria Haag Wins Undergraduate Biology Research Competition

April 27, 2013

DePauw University senior Maria T. Haag emerged as the winner of an undergraduate research competition which took place this week at Experimental Biology… Read More

Prof. Smita Rahman Selected to Participate in Unique Ancient Greece Seminar

April 23, 2013

Smita A. Rahman, assistant professor of political science at DePauw University, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council… Read More

Fulbright Award Will Send Senior Dave Tykvart to Czech Republic

April 18, 2013

DePauw University senior David Tykvart will spend the 2013-14 academic year teaching English in the Czech Republic as a result of winning an English Teaching… Read More

Margaret Thatcher "Left Behind a Legacy of Sorts in Greencastle"

April 10, 2013

"When Margaret Thatcher succumbed to the effects of a stroke Monday morning at age 87, quite obviously she left behind a legacy of political power and… Read More

President Emeritus Bob Bottoms Recalls Margaret Thatcher's 1992 Visit to DePauw

April 9, 2013

"It was a great day for us at the University," President Emeritus Bob Bottoms told Indianapolis radio station WIBC this morning as he recalled the April… Read More

As World Remembers Margaret Thatcher, Her 1992 DePauw Visit is Recalled

April 8, 2013

Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of Great Britain who visited DePauw 21 years and one day ago, died this morning at age 87.  "Tonight we look… Read More

TV's Bret Baier '92 "At the Top of His Game"

April 2, 2013

"Bret Baier is at the top of his game: His Fox News show, Special Report with Bret Baier, has been the No. 1 news program on TV for 50 consecutive months… Read More

"Stop the Blame Game" and Get Serious About Addressing Nation's Fiscal Challenges: Lee Hamilton '52

March 18, 2013

"As the deadline for congressionally mandated budget cuts known as the sequester came and went, we got a taste of how difficult cutting federal spending… Read More

Julie Underwood '76 to Discuss 'The Privatization of Education' in Wisconsin Presentation

March 13, 2013

Julie K. Underwood, dean of the School of Education of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and 1976 graduate of DePauw University, will discuss "The Privatization… Read More

Dr. Compton's Lecture

March 8, 2013

It’s no surprise that Jody Williams comes up often in political science instructor Deepa Prakash’s courses. With topics such as international security… Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 to Judge 2013 Border Security Awards

February 26, 2013

Chuck Brooks, vice president and client executive for the Department of Homeland Security at Xerox and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, will serve as… Read More

Ampersand Capital Partners Adds John Perkins '94 to Management Team

February 25, 2013

John Perkins, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ampersand Capital Partners and an operating partner.  Ampersand is a healthcare-focused… Read More

Former Tiger Golfer, TV's Bret Baier '92, Competes in AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

February 18, 2013

"I can speak to millions and millions of people when the red light on the camera goes on. But when you have to physically perform and turn on a little… Read More

Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86 Presents 175th Anniversary Lecture, February 20

February 14, 2013

Scott Rasmussen, the 1986 DePauw University graduate who has been called "today's leading insurgent pollster ... (and) a key player in the contact sport… Read More

Focus on "The Common Good" is Missing in Today's Politics & Journalism, Carl Bernstein Says in Ubben Lecture

February 13, 2013

"Journalism is not dead," legendary journalist Carl Bernstein told an audience at DePauw University tonight.  Forty years after he and Washington Post… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Contributes to PBS Documentary on Whitney Young

February 3, 2013

Vernon Jordan -- presidential adviser, attorney, civil rights legend and 1957 graduate of DePauw University --  appears in the PBS program, "The Powerbroker:… Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Congress: "Watching It Now is Painful"

February 2, 2013

Lee Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, writes that "in the years since I left Capitol… Read More

Don Smith '78 Joins Board of Attorneys Association; Michele Bryant '86 Elected Treasurer

January 27, 2013

Michele S. Bryant, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected treasurer of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and Donald S. Smith, a 1978… Read More

Congress "Unwilling to Make Truly Hard Decisions": Lee Hamilton '52

January 12, 2013

"In our system of representative democracy, Capitol Hill should be the place where their competing concerns get hammered out," writes Lee H. Hamilton in… Read More

Jennett Hill '85 Named VP and General Counsel of Citizens Energy Group

January 1, 2013

Jennett M. Hill, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, will join Citizens Energy Group as vice president and general counsel. She comes to the post, effective… Read More