Author Archives: Matthew VanTryon | Editor-In-Chief

Letter to the Editor from Nancy Whitmore, Director of Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism

Much has been said and written lately about the change in advisers at The Butler Collegian. While I am reluctant to add to the discourse about what is a private employment matter, I feel compelled to briefly respond to concerns surrounding the question of editorial independence and freedom of speech at The Butler Collegian. For

Bulldogs Abroad: A New Normal

CHRISTIAN HARTSELLE | CULTURE REPORTER Photo courtesy of Christian Hartselle My first day in Spain felt like three. Landing in the Madrid-Barajas Airport; meeting my host family and unpacking; and taking a tour of Alcalá de Henares, my new hub until the end of the semester. Thirteen other Butler students and I are attending Instituto


ALEXIS PRICE | OPINION EDITOR Photo by Lauren Biolsi — Parachute performs at ButlerPalooza Friday night I have not been to many concerts in my lifetime—maybe five or six. For the most part, all of them have been outdoors, and the two that were not outdoors were quasi-decent experiences. So, my opinion has been set

An Open Letter to CCOM Dean Gary Edgerton and President Jim Danko from Bill Watts

Bill Watts, Butler Senate parliamentarian and chair of sociology and criminology, submitted the following letter for publication. An Open Letter to Dean Gary Edgerton and President Jim Danko, I write to express my concern about the dismissal of Loni Smith McKown, the faculty advisor to the Collegian, and the national attention this has brought the

Performance Review: Anna’s Way

ALEX TARNOWSKI | CULTURE REPORTER Music and spoken word combined to tell the story of a musical protégé on Wednesday night. “Anna’s Way,” a story written by Alan Scofield, was performed at Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall to a small audience of Butler students and members of the Indianapolis community. The story follows the ups and downs

Marc Allan assumes role of Collegian interim adviser

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Sept. 10, 2015 — Loni McKown will no longer be The Butler Collegian’s adviser, after serving five years in that role. The university’s news manager Marc Allan will serve as interim adviser until a permanent replacement can be found. The change in advisement does not affect the status of the Collegian’s mission or operations.

Butler earns top U.S. News and World Report Rankings

JYLIAN VIGAR | CO-NEWS EDITOR Today, U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges.  Butler University made several lists, including Most Innovative School among Midwest Regional Universities, Best Undergraduate Teaching and Best Value School. Overall, Butler is ranked No. 2 among Midwest Regional Universities. This is its sixth year in