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Discovering details about the Diversity Center

Discovering details about the Diversity Center

JYLIAN VIGAR | STAFF REPORTER   The Efroymson Diversity Center, home to seven student organizations, is located on the lower level of Atherton Union.  The center provides space for these organizations to hold meetings and events. The mission of the Diversity Center is to create awareness and appreciation for the diverse cultures on Butler’s campus,

Changing semesters, changing majors

KATIE GOODRICH | NEWS EDITOR Hundreds of new Butler University students walk onto campus in August with their minds set on a major, a career and a life path.  Some of them fall in love with their studies as classes start. Others begin to question their choice as soon as midterms. This is not unique

It’s raining, it’s pouring, puddles are forming

MIRANDA MARITATO | STAFF REPORTER Students, faculty and staff at Butler University are no strangers to puddles after rain or snow. Storm water is a problem throughout all of the city of Indianapolis, including Butler’s campus on the north side, according to the Department of Public Works of Indianapolis storm water program. Many parts of

Putting women in CHAARG of their fitness

SARAH STOESZ | STAFF REPORTER A new organization at Butler University takes girls off the elliptical to explore the world of physical fitness.   The Butler CHAARG chapter was approved by the Student Government Association about two months into the school year. There are around 40 members and seven executive members. CHAARG stands for changing

Ross housekeeper brings positivity

TYLER SPRINGER | STAFF REPORTER For housekeeper Ejuanda Fields, Ross Hall is more than just a place to clean. “I look at this as my big house,” Fields said. Fields, 60, has worked on the Butler housekeeping staff for 17 years and has been positioned in each building on campus. Fields is spending her first

Commuter challenges from peers to parking

SARAH STOESZ | ASST. NEWS EDITOR Students who commute lead different lifestyles and also face some obstacles. They do not have the memories of making friends with people in their unit freshman year. Maybe they did not even eat at Atherton Union every day with their new friends.  These commuter students log extra hours in

BUPD alerts campus of emergencies via Dawg Alert

KIRSTEN ADAIR | STAFF REPORTER When the Butler University Police Department needs to send a Dawg Alert to notify people about an emergency, its first step is to glance at the Clery Handbook. The Clery Handbook is a federally mandated guide that instructs postsecondary education police departments on how to report and describe crimes. It

Butler dining to dish out changes

TYLER SPRINGER | STAFF REPORTER Butler University dining will serve up some changes next semester. Last week, the Butler Cuisine Bureau met to discuss new options and hear feedback from the student body. Nate Haugh, director of dining, Kristin Ringham, director of dining operations and Nathaniel Malone, executive chef, all attended.  Meal variety in the

Observatory repairs and renovations

CASSE EBERLE | STAFF REPORTER Renovations are underway for the Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium’s largest telescope. The renovations will cost $325,000.  Brian Murphy, observatory director, said this expense is slightly less than the original cost of $350,000 to build the observatory in 1954.  Frank Levinson, a former Butler physics student, funded the project to renovate

Academic calendar changed

JULIANNE STRIBIAK | ASST. NEWS EDITOR Changes are on the horizon regarding the length of semesters and summer sessions in upcoming years. The upcoming 2015 summer session will last 14 weeks instead of 12, which will affect the durations of school breaks. Registrar Michele Neary said the two biggest reasons leading to this change in