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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Legend Todd Rundgren, Environmentalist Jesse Kharbanda, and CEO Jim Alling '83 to Receive Honorary Degrees at May's Commencement

March 20, 2017

Musician and producer Todd Rundgren, who has been called "rock's Renaissance man" by Entertainment Tonight, will be among three individuals to be presented… Read More

News Outlet's Russia Coverage is "Enterprising", Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 19, 2017

"Circa News, a millennial-focused media outlet that launched only eight months ago, has been embraced by Republicans for aggressive reporting on Russian… Read More

TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 to Address DePauw's 178th Commencement

March 15, 2017

Jim Alling, the CEO of TOMS, whose experiences as a DePauw University undergraduate led to leadership roles at some of America's most admired companies… Read More

Ann-Clore Duncan '89 to be Honored for Volunteer Service

March 14, 2017

Ann-Clore Duncan, founder and college admissions counselor at Duncan College Consulting and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be honored with an… Read More

Indianapolis TV News Anchor Nicole Pence '06 Steps Down

March 9, 2017

"CBS4 morning anchor Nicole Pence announced her departure from the station Wednesday, saying she's opting to spend a little more time with family," reports… Read More

Media Should Respond to President with "Professionalism and Tough, Accurate Reporting": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 8, 2017

"The Trump administration will provide an extreme test of the press’ relationship with government, but it is time for the media to engage the contest with… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack to Discuss Government Secrecy in Radio Interview Today

March 7, 2017

Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, will be a guest on today's edition of the Kojo… Read More

Tiffany O'Donnell '91 to Become CEO of Iowa Nonprofit

March 6, 2017

Tiffany O'Donnell, chief operating officer of Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC), will become chief executive officer of the organization in June.  "O'Donnell… Read More

Senior Madison McIntyre's Short Film Will Compete in Cleveland International Festival

March 3, 2017

A short film created by Madison McIntyre, a DePauw University senior, has been accepted to compete in the Cleveland International Film Festival. McIntyre's… Read More

Kid Quill, a.k.a. Mitch Brown '16, On First Cross Country Tour

February 27, 2017

"Mitch Brown has never undertaken what he will be doing the next several weeks," begins a story in Indiana's Shelbyville News on the 2016 DePauw University… Read More

Sophomore Selected as 500 Festival Princess

February 25, 2017

DePauw University sophomore Quinci Miller is one of 33 college-aged women from across Indiana to be chosen as the 2017 500 Festival Princesses. The selection… Read More

Pop Culture is Turning Society Into a Reality Show, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 22, 2017

"Pop culture has not only taken over America’s entertainment world, it is now running the nation’s broader sociopolitical sphere," writes Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack Writes of Governments' Increasing "Failures to Disclose Public Information"

February 19, 2017

In many "places across the country, the rights to republish local laws in a user-friendly, searchable format, don’t belong to the people or the governments… Read More

Weekly Standard Editor Stephen F. Hayes '93 to Keynote DC Conference

February 18, 2017

Stephen F. Hayes, editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the American Foundry Society… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes "Blurring Lines" Between Celebrities & Politicians

February 16, 2017

"President Trump, who became famous for his role on The Apprentice, has been called the 'reality TV President,'" begins an article in the Chronicle of… Read More

"Clear Sourcing" Lacking in NY Times Trump Story, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 8, 2017

Writing in The Hill of an unflattering New York Times story on the Trump White House at night, Joe Concha asks, "So was the story presented in a responsible… Read More

Trump-Press Feud Benefits No One: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 2, 2017

In a column for The Hill, Jeffrey M. McCall examines "the indecorous feud that the Trump administration and the press both seem determined to sustain."… Read More

Anne Ballentine '86 Named VP at Rogers Behavioral Health

January 31, 2017

Anne Ballentine, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president - communications at Rogers Behavioral Health. Based in Wisconsin… Read More

Variety Story on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC Show Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 17, 2017

As MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reworks her show to feature long form, in-depth interviews, "Republicans would do well to meet with her, argues Jeffrey McCall… Read More

Jennifer Monty Rieker '00 Joins Ulmer & Berne LLP

January 14, 2017

Jennifer Monty Rieker, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ulmer & Berne LLP as counsel in the law firm's consumer & commercial litigation… Read More

Writing Collective Founded by Elise Lockwood '13 Helps Plays Get "From Page to Stage"

January 8, 2017

"With every theater production, there comes a time when the plot must leave the page before making its way onto the stage," begins an article in the Indianapolis… Read More

Jay Gladden '88 Promoted to Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean at IUPUI

January 6, 2017

James "Jay" M. Gladden, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education and dean of University… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes NFL's TV Ratings Slump

January 5, 2017

"The juggernaut that is the National Football League catapulted to the spotlight largely through the power of television," notes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor… Read More

Forbes List of '30 Under 30' Includes Rhonesha Byng '11

January 4, 2017

Rhonesha A. Byng, founder and CEO of Her Agenda and 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is listed among the Forbes "30 Under 30" in the media category… Read More