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The Butler Collegian

New leadership to oversee Collegian next semester

New leadership to oversee Collegian next semester

The Butler Collegian will be under the leadership of a new adviser and a new editor in chief for the spring semester. Daniel Comiskey, deputy editor at Indianapolis Monthly, will assume the role of adviser. He will replace Nancy Whitmore, who was serving in the role on an interim basis. Katie Goodrich, junior journalism major

Club hockey returns to the ice

PHILIP TOR | STAFF REPORTER After a short break, hockey has returned to Butler’s campus. The first season back on the ice for the Butler University ice hockey team is well underway. After a long process of club membership, Bulldog hockey was able to secure a position in the American Collegiate Hockey Association, and have

Former Butler player Andrew Smith diagnosed with leukemia

MATTHEW VANTRYON | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Former Butler men’s basketball center Andrew Smith, who was diagnosed with non-hodgkin lymphoma two years ago and underwent a bone marrow transplant Nov. 6, has been diagnosed with leukemia, according to a blog post from his wife Samantha. “At this point, the transplant has failed. Essentially, this vicious disease has chewed

Pita Pit to open in parking garage this spring

MATTHEW VANTRYON | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Photo courtesy of Butler University Pita Pit, a quick-service restaurant serving pita sandwiches, soups and salads, will open a 1,400 square-foot franchise in the Sunset Avenue parking garage by late February or early March, according to a university press release. The Pita Pit franchise, owned by 2003 Butler graduate Travis Sealls,

Low enrollment causes financial concerns

KIRSTEN ADAIR | ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Butler University’s enrollment is lower than projected despite the increasing number of first year students, which causes financial stress and reduced spending. Vice President for Finance and Administration Bruce Arick said Butler had 976 incoming first year students last year. This year, Butler expected about 50 more incoming students.

Butler students lose security blanket

MATTHEW FLECKENSTEIN & MATTHEW DEL BUSTO | STAFF REPORTERS Vanessa Staublin, a senior strategic communications major, has night class most days. She walks to her home in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood, Mace dangling on her keychain and using the flashlight app on her phone. Staublin felt safe when she first came to Butler University, but that