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Vernon Jordan '57 to Receive Inaugural CLEO EDGE Heritage Award

September 21, 2018

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. -- advisor to presidents, noted civil rights leader/activist, attorney, businessman, and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- has… Read More

Prof. Matthew Oware Publishes I Got Something to Say: Gender, Race, and Social Consciousness in Rap Music

September 19, 2018

Matthew Oware, Lester Martin Jones Professor of Sociology at DePauw University and director of Africana Studies, has published I Got Something to Say:… Read More

You're Invited to the Oct. 12 Dedication of the Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center

September 19, 2018

DePauw University will honor its 18th and longest-serving president, Bob Bottoms, by dedicating the new alumni and development center that bears his name… Read More

Kelly Writers Series Presents Alexander Chee on Sept. 19

September 1, 2018

"Two-thirds of the way through Alexander Chee's How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, I abandoned my sharpened reviewer's pencil in favor of luxuriating… Read More

Jade Powers '13 is Assistant Curator at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

August 31, 2018

Jade Powers, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant curator at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri… Read More

"One of the Most Connected Men in America," Vernon Jordan '57, Profiled in London's Financial Times

August 19, 2018

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., "one of the most connected men in America" and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is the subject of a profile in the Financial Times… Read More

"A Truly Life-Changing Experience" Begins for DePauw's Class of 2022

August 17, 2018

Five hundred ninety-one young people began "a truly life-changing experience" at DePauw University today. At the traditional opening convocation this afternoon… Read More

Prof. Samuel Autman Publishes Essay in Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel

August 13, 2018

An essay by Samuel Autman, associate professor of English and Richard W. Peck Professor of English at DePauw University, is published in the latest issue… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Contributes to New Documentary, Fair Game

August 12, 2018

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., the attorney, presidential adviser, civil rights legend and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in a new documentary… Read More

Ed Garnes '99 Appears in New BET Documentary

August 9, 2018

Ed Garnes, adjunct professor in psychology at Pellissippi State Community College and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is interviewed in the new documentary… Read More

Meet Imam Sami Aziz

August 3, 2018

“It’s a huge honor and a blessing but also a big responsibility,” says Sami Aziz, the first Muslim leader to direct a spiritual life program at a college… Read More

Attorney James Bell '96 Recalls Becoming a US Citizen and the Response of His DePauw Swim Teammates

August 2, 2018

James J. Bell, 2018 president of the Indianapolis Bar Association and 1996 graduate of DePauw University, grew up in Northern Ireland and immigrated to… Read More

Colombian President and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Juan Manuel Santos Coming for Oct. 22 Ubben Lecture

July 31, 2018

Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia since 2010 and the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, will visit DePauw University on Monday, October… Read More

White Coat Labs Founder Andy Chaudhuri '13 On Cover of CFO Tech Outlook

July 31, 2018

"On a morning in the 2010s, sitting in his well-lit dorm room, Andy Chaudhuri was brainstorming ideas for his latest software application," begins an article… Read More

Statewide Public Radio Report Spotlights DePauw's "Inclusive Excellence" Grant

July 25, 2018

"DePauw University will receive a five year, $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to encourage more women and minority students… Read More

Chicago Tribune Spotlights "Exceptional Trumpeter" and Music Educator Pharez Whitted '82

July 17, 2018

"Brilliant jazz soloists always have been abundant in Chicago, but some of them extend their reach far beyond the bandstand," begins a Chicago Tribune… Read More

Mural at Percy Julian '20 Elementary School Will Honor the Groundbreaking Scientist

July 16, 2018

A mural is being installed at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois, to honor the groundbreaking chemist, inventor and 1920 DePauw University… Read More

Imam Sami Aziz Coming to DePauw as Director of Center for Spiritual Life

July 14, 2018

Sami Aziz has been appointed director of DePauw University's Center for Spiritual Life. It's believed that Aziz, who begins his work at DePauw on July… Read More

Rhonesha Byng '11 Featured in Latest Issue of Ebony

July 10, 2018

"For women, in particular, there are a lot of barriers that exist that try to stop us from achieving our goals," Rhonesha A. Byng tells Ebony.  Featured… Read More

Skip Brea '16 Awarded Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups Grant

June 28, 2018

Erwin "Skip" Brea, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected as one of 20 international awardees for the Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups Grant… Read More

DePauw Receives $1 Million 'Inclusive Excellence' STEM Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

June 20, 2018

DePauw University is one of 33 colleges and universities nationwide to receive a five-year, $1 million 2018 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute… Read More

Grant from Ball Venture Fund Will Support 'Roadmap for Students of Color in Computing Program'

June 18, 2018

A $25,000 grant to DePauw University from the Ball Venture Fund Competition will fund "Roadmap for Students of Color in Computing Program," an initiative… Read More

Award-Winning Journalist Deborah Douglas Coming to DePauw as Pulliam Visiting Professor

May 25, 2018

Award-winning journalist Deborah Douglas, who has been teaching at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism for a decade, is coming to DePauw… Read More

Prof. Beth Benedix Authors Ghost Writer: A Story About Telling a Holocaust Story

May 19, 2018

Beth D. Benedix,  professor of world literature, religious studies, and community engagement at DePauw University, is the author of Ghost Writer: A Story… Read More

As He Prepares His Commencement Remarks, Vernon Jordan '57 Talks with Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

May 15, 2018

An editorial in this morning's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette focuses on Vernon E. Jordan Jr., the civil rights legend and 1957 graduate, who survived a 1980… Read More

Projesh Banerjea '08 Authors Asian Superhero Tale, The God Gene Chronicles

May 10, 2018

Projesh Banerjea, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The God Gene Chronicles: The Secret of the Gods. Banerjea is a senior investment… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Featured in New Documentary on Groundbreaking Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson

May 3, 2018

Maynard, a documentary that features 1957 DePauw University graduate Vernon Jordan and a number of other prominent voices in the civil rights movement… Read More

Two DePauw Sophomores Win Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships

April 23, 2018

Two DePauw University sophomores -- LizaMarie Jimenez-Ojeda and Roman Magallanes -- are the recipients of Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarships… Read More

'me too.' Movement Founder Tarana Burke to Visit DePauw

April 9, 2018

Tarana Burke, founder of the 'me too.' Movement, will speak on the DePauw University campus Sept. 6. Burke, who started the movement to expose the breadth… Read More

Federal Financial Aid Provides "Handups for a Successful Future," Writes President McCoy in The Hill

April 9, 2018

"I am an unlikely president of a liberal arts college," begins a column authored by DePauw University President D. Mark McCoy for The Hill. "But as the… Read More

President McCoy to Address D.C. Session on 'International Education, Job Skills and Global Literacy'

April 6, 2018

DePauw University President D. Mark McCoy will participate in a panel discussion on "International Education, Job Skills and Global Literacy" at an event… Read More

Holocaust Survivor Eva Mozes Kor & Community Leaders Jinsie Bingham '56 & Dorothy Brown to Receive Honorary Degrees from DePauw

March 20, 2018

DePauw University will present three distinguished individuals -- community leaders Jinsie Scott Bingham '56 and Dorothy Chapman Brown, and Holocaust survivor… Read More

Prof. Emmitt Riley III Honored by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

March 19, 2018

Emmitt Y. Riley III, assistant professor of Africana Studies at DePauw University, is the recipient of the Anna Julia Cooper Teacher of the Year Award… Read More

Clarenda Phillips '92 is Provost & VP for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

March 3, 2018

Clarenda M. Phillips, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University-Corpus… Read More

DePauw Again Among Nation's Leaders & Tops in Indiana Liberal Arts Colleges for Producing Fulbright Scholars

February 19, 2018

Make it seven consecutive years for DePauw University, which is again listed among the nation's leading colleges in producing winners of Fulbright scholarships… Read More

Preview of Michele Obama's Indy Visit Cites Malala's Ubben Lecture at DePauw

February 13, 2018

"I believe it is important for my daughters to see women of color being strong, brave and bold,"  Jenn Mann tells the Indianapolis Star.  Mann is one of… Read More

Prof. Amy Irby-Shasanmi '05 to Keynote Conference at Eastern Oregon U

February 9, 2018

Amy Irby-Shasanmi, assistant professor of sociology at the University of West Georgia and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, will provide the keynote… Read More

#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Opal Tometi to Discuss 'Anti-Black Bias and Immigration' March 6

February 5, 2018

Opal Tometi, a writer and community organizer and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, will come to DePauw University to present a speech to wrap up Black… Read More

Sue Ansel '82 Elected Chair of National Multifamily Housing Council

January 24, 2018

Susan M. Ansel, chief executive officer of Gables Residential and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected chairwoman of the National Multifamily… Read More

DePauw Theatre Invites You to Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Feb. 1 - 4

January 23, 2018

DePauw Theatre presents August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, which opens Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Theatre of the Green Center… Read More

"Find a DACA Solution Quickly," Junior Anna Muñoz Writes in Indianapolis Star

January 19, 2018

"Congressional wrangling and presidential commentary over a 'DACA solution' have dominated headlines. In the midst of the news circus, though, we pray… Read More

DePauw Junior & 'Dreamer' Anna Muñoz Addresses Capitol Hill News Conference

January 17, 2018

"Today I am more open minded and passionate thanks to my professors and peers at DePauw University who challenge me to ask the difficult questions and… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Receive Anti-Defamation League's Lifetime Achievement Award

January 10, 2018

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will honor Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a noted attorney and civil rights legend who graduated from DePauw University in 1957… Read More

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