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Prof. John Dittmer Says New Mississippi Civil Rights Museum "Hits Racism So Straightforwardly and So Hard"

December 10, 2017

A Mississippi Today story on Saturday's opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, "the first state-sponsored civil rights museum in the country,"… Read More

"Let’s Join Together to Protect Our Investment in All Dreamers," President McCoy Writes in Washington Post

December 5, 2017

"While most American colleges are said to tilt left, I am the president of a liberal arts college in a state that tilts right," writes D. Mark McCoy, president… Read More

Study Abroad Opportunities for DePauw Students Again Among Nation's Best

November 17, 2017

DePauw University ranks eighth among the nation's four-year baccalaureate colleges for the percentage of students studying abroad, according to the 2017… Read More

Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion Opens During Monon Bell Weekend

November 16, 2017

On a bright and crisp Saturday, November 11, just prior to kickoff of the Monon Bell game, the Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and… Read More

You're Invited to Join in Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Opening Weekend 

November 10, 2017

This weekend's celebration of the opening and dedication of the Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion kicks off today at 1:30… Read More

Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault to Speak Nov. 10 as DePauw Celebrates New Diversity & Inclusion Center

November 2, 2017

Charlayne Hunter-Gault -- journalist, author, and contributor to NewsHour on PBS and National Public Radio -- will deliver a lecture at DePauw University… Read More

Newspaper Shares "Inspiring Story" of DePauw VP Alan Hill '81 & '83

October 17, 2017

"There are people in that town who made a tremendous difference in my life," Alan Hill says of Terre Haute, Indiana.  The 1981 DePauw University graduate… 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

Sports Legends Avenue of Champions to Include Olympic Legend & Former DePauw Coach Wilma Rudolph

September 14, 2017

An Olympic legend who brought her talents to DePauw University is among 15 legendary athletes who will be "immortalized in bronze to serve as inspiration… Read More

Dr. Mark McCoy and Other GLCA Presidents Sign Statement on 'Pathways for Childhood Arrivals'

September 11, 2017

DePauw University President D. Mark McCoy has joined the presidents of 10 other schools in the Great Lakes Colleges Association in signing a statement… Read More

President Mark McCoy Issues Statement in Support of DACA 

September 5, 2017

The following email was sent today to students, faculty and staff from DePauw University President D. Mark McCoy:  "DePauw University expresses its profound… 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

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

First-Year Posse Scholar Jazmine Kerr '21 Seen on ABC's Nightline

September 2, 2017

Jazmine Kerr, a first-year student at DePauw University, was seen on the ABC News program Nightline overnight.  The show included a report on the Posse… 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

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

"This is a Magical Time," President McCoy Tells 630 New Students at DePauw's 2017-18 Opening Day

August 18, 2017

"Welcome to DePauw and to what will likely be the most influential years of your life," Mark McCoy, the 20th president of the University, told the 630… Read More

Jade Powers '13 Joins Saint Louis Art Museum as Romare Bearden Fellow

July 26, 2017

Jade Powers, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2017-18 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow. Named… Read More

Adilah Muhammad '01 Joins Maine Community Foundation Board

June 26, 2017

Adilah Muhammad, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Community Foundation. The statewide organization… Read More

"We Grew the Most When We Were Tested the Most," Gregory Mutz '67 Tells 50th Reunion Classmates at DePauw

June 10, 2017

In a speech filled with humor, Gregory T. Mutz also told fellow members of DePauw University's Class of 1967, "Each person in this room at some point has… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Receives the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession's Award for Global Leadership

June 9, 2017

"I am of the belief that in order to change a nation you must of course change hearts and minds, but you must also change the laws," notes Vernon E. Jordan… Read More

Latest Gift by 1958 Graduates Tim & Sharon Ubben Will Create Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center

June 8, 2017

A major capital gift from Timothy and Sharon Ubben, two of the greatest benefactors in DePauw University's 180-year-history, will create a new home for… Read More

Bob Leonard to Serve as Interim VP for Finance and Administration

May 23, 2017

Bob Leonard, who has more than 30 years of diverse business experience including strategy, business development, finance and operations, will serve as… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Former Tiger Assistant Lamont Paris Named Head Hoops Coach at Chattanooga

April 3, 2017

Lamont Paris, who served as an assistant men's basketball coach at DePauw University from 1998-2000, has been appointed head men's basketball coach at… 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

DePauw Hosts This Weekend's Indiana Latino/a/x Leadership Conference

March 1, 2017

High school and college students from across the state will gather at DePauw University this Saturday, March 4th, for the 18th annual Indiana Latino/a/x… Read More

Screenplay by Prof. Chinonye Chukwu '07 Honored at Athena Film Festival

February 27, 2017

Clemency, a screenplay by Chinonye Chukwu, assistant professor of film production at Wright State University and 2007 graduate of DePauw University, is… Read More

Justin Christian '95 Inducted Into Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

February 24, 2017

Justin P. Christian, chief executive officer and founder of BCforward and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 2017 inductees into the Central… Read More

Indiana State Museum Exhibit Honors Percy Julian '20, "One of the Nation's Most Accomplished Scientists"

February 24, 2017

In an article headlined "13 Indy museum exhibits coming and going", the Indianapolis Star notes that "'Making a Mark in Science: Percy Julian' ends Feb… Read More

Program for Children of Illegal Immigrants "Should be Defended at All Costs": Prof. Rebecca Alexander

January 31, 2017

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, "offers temporary reprieve and should be defended at all costs, but no one who fought for it has ever… Read More

A Message from DePauw President D. Mark McCoy

January 30, 2017

Dear students, prospective students and families of DePauw,             I feel compelled to write to you today to express and to recommit to our values… Read More