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Adults enroll in creditless courses

SARAH STOESZ / ASST. NEWS EDITOR Most students at Butler University enroll in a course to receive credit toward a degree. However, some individuals pay to take classes—without receiving any credit—simply because they are interested in the topic. Butler offers the Audit for Enrichment program during the fall and spring semesters. About five to 10

Less aid given to students despite increased budget

JULIANNE STRIBIAK / SPECIAL PROJECTS REPORTER The class of 2018 received roughly $400 less in aid per student, despite an increase in Butler’s financial aid budget. Melissa Smurdon, director of financial aid, said the financial aid budget increased from $55 to $57 million from last year to this year. Smurdon said a majority of the

Freshman participation affected by the Week of Involvement

KATIE GOODRICH / NEWS CO-EDITOR Summer storms rained on Block Party. Twice. Threats of rain and strong winds forced the programs for leadership and service education office to move Block Party from outside on Tues. Aug. 26 to inside on Fri. Aug. 29. Week of Involvement acted as the solution for Block Party being rescheduled

Parking problems continue

NATALIE SMITH/ NEWS CO-EDITOR LACKING ON LAKE: This week, the A parking on Lake Street near the Holcomb Memorial Carillon Tower was temporarily relocated. The spots were moved to make room for a holding area for supplies used for the construction of the new parking garage. Only half the road will be used for two-way

Butler gets a new PuLSE pumping assistant director

JYLIAN VIGAR / STAFF REPORTER In her college days, administrators told her she would excel in a career in student affairs. Eight years later, Genevieve Sullivan is putting her percieved talent to good use as assistant director in the Butler Programs for Leadership and Service Education office. Sullivan began working in March for the PuLSE

Sexual assault programming comes to campus

NATALIE SMITH / NEWS CO-EDITOR The conversation about sexual assault on campus will continue tonight in the Reilly Room. Sexual assault prevention speaker Aaron Boe will present “That Sex & Relationships Program” at 8 p.m. The program targets sophomores and upperclassmen, especially those who live off campus. The talk will focus on sexual and relational

Distinguished former president remembered by Butler community

MARAIS JACON-DUFFY | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   Butler’s 20th president, remembered by many for his crowd-surfing and coffee chats, died suddenly Monday morning. Bobby Fong, 64, died of a heart attack in his home in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. The news travelled quickly, and Butler University’s flags were lowered to half-mast. “We were truly lucky to have Bobby for as

Education goes electronic

ALEXANDRA BODE / STAFF REPORTER Butler University’s online and hybrid course offerings more than doubled since last fall semester. This semester there are 11 online and hybrid courses in five different areas of study. Butler University President James Danko’s 2020 Vision includes increased online learning opportunities. The university added 26 online or hybrid courses in

Faculty in Residence celebrates 25th year at Butler

MIRANDA MARITATO/ STAFF REPORTER A professor moved into Residential College 24 years ago, and he has been there since. Duane Leatherman started serving as a Faculty-in-Residence in 1989, the inaugural year of the program. He lived in Schwitzer Hall his first year. Leatherman has been a FIR for 25 of his 32 years at Butler.

Grant to fund gaming lab

JYLIAN VIGAR / STAFF REPORTER From playing Dungeons & Dragons as a child to working with technology at the University of Virginia, a Butler English professor has always been interested in video games. “The complexity of video games today allows you to immerse yourself in another world, which is the same thing as a novel,”