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Bulldogs react to same-sex marriage decision

Bulldogs react to same-sex marriage decision

CASSIE EBERLE & BAILEY STROCK | STAFF REPORTER & CONTRIBUTING WRITER Sixteen percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults in the United States are legally married, according to a 2013 study conducted by the Pew Research Center.  Butler professor David Murray is not one of them. Only Canada legally recognizes he and his husband’s

Faculty health care costs rising

SARAH STOESZ | ASST. NEWS EDITOR Health insurance costs for Butler University’s faculty and staff are projected to rise more than 10 percent before 2015. An increase in insurance premiums occurs every year.  Increases have been kept below 10 percent at Butler for several years.   However, Bruce Arick, assistant treasurer and vice president of

A Bulldog, a Marine, a leader

ANNIE DEVOE | STAFF REPORTER Sprawled out on the couch and fidgeting with the Celtic cross draped around his neck, 20-year-old sophomore Luke Williams appears to be your average college student.  But Williams juggles a different kind of responsibility outside of classes and campus life. Williams is a part of the United States Marine Corps

New book buying alternative saves students money

MIRANDA MARITATO | STAFF REPORTER At Butler University the average student will spend $1,000 on books per year. Other options available through the bookstore allow students to buy or rent used books to reduce the cost. PackBack is working to revolutionize the way students can buy and use textbooks. Its pay-per-use eTextbook model allows students

Gender separation policies inconsistent

TYLER SPRINGER | STAFF REPORTER   “The third floor is for females only.” This message hangs on signs throughout the third floor of Ross Hall. Just across the street at Residential College, this policy does not exist. In ResCo, males and females live interspersed on the same floor. Doug Howell, associate director of residence life,

BRIEF: Atherton employee died on campus

TYLER SPRINGER | STAFF REPORTER An employee in the Marketplace at Atherton Union died Monday morning. Willie Ealy, 57, had a heart attack shortly after arriving at the Atherton kitchen, Joe Rice, an Atherton employee, said. One employee said Early looked pale when he first arrived. Rice said two Atherton workers performed CPR on Ealy,

Early graduation, earlier deadlines

KIRSTEN ADAIR | STAFF REPORTER Seniors graduating in December will walk the stage two days before final grades are due. First semester finals can cause problems for early graduates because there is less time to record grades before commencement.  Finals are scheduled from Dec. 15 through Dec. 20. Grades are due in registration and records

Former Butler political science student captured amidst humanitarian work

MARAIS JACON-DUFFY & CASSIE EBERLE | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & STAFF REPORTER This time three years ago, Abdul-Rahman Kassig, then still known as Peter, was a political science student at Butler University. He attended classes in Jordan Hall and completed service learning projects with his classmates. Now, he is internationally known as a captive of the Islamic

Students Stand Tall

JYLIAN VIGAR | STAFF REPORTER The Stand Tall Project began as a suggestion at a resident-assistant meeting in Butler University’s Ross Hall. Junior Noelle Rich, an RA in Ross Hall, developed the Stand Tall Project as a way to encourage students in Ross to look out for one another and raise awareness about sexual assault.

Dawg Bucks vs. flex dollars

TYLER SPRINGER | STAFF REPORTER Most Butler University students know how to use their flex dollars and Dawg Bucks. With the swipe of their student IDs, they have instant access to a variety of food and beverage options. But the difference between the two forms of payment is not as basic.   At first glance,