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$25,000 allocated for SGA app

KATIE GOODRICH/ NEWS CO-EDITOR The Innovation Fund allotted grant money to develop a new Butler mobile app. Austin Del Priore, vice president of administration for the Student Government Association, and Rachel Skelton, Council on Presidential Affairs member, applied for a grant to kick start the process. The Innovation Fund gives money to various projects each

Jogger found dead on campus

MARAIS JACON-DUFFY / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF A male jogger was found dead on Butler University’s campus on Aug. 27. Butler University Police Department responded to a call about an unconscious person near the Carillon Tower on Lake Road. Indianapolis Fire Department and Eskenazi Health medics were on the scene with BUPD. After 40 minutes of CPR and

JCA adjunct, Indianapolis Children’s Choir director, dies at 55

NATALIE SMITH/ NEWS CO-EDITOR Director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and Butler adjunct professor Cheryl West died on Saturday. Ronald Caltabiano, dean of the Jordan College of the Arts, sent an email informing the campus her death. West, 55, was rushed to the hospital late Friday night after a severe cerebral hemorrhage, as stated in

Crime numbers high over holiday weekend

MARAIS JACON-DUFFY/ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Butler University Police Department cited 6 incidents of possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, according the the department’s daily crime log. All incidents except one resulted in a summons arrest, where the students involved are issued a ticket and required to

Students save on software

KATIE GOODRICH/ NEWS CO-EDITOR Butler University Information Technology released free Microsoft programs three days before students moved back to campus. The Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus package includes the latest versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for either Mac or PC. Students can download the Microsoft programs on five devices and sync them on five mobile

New detective at BUPD brings experience

NATALIE SMITH/ NEWS CO-EDITOR She turned in her badge to the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Police Department in May. Her 35-year career had come to a close. It was a chance for rest on her retirement plan. But Diane Sweeney does not rest. She spent her entire three-month retirement working on her doctoral degree in

Measures taken to make Broad Ripple safer

ALEXANDRA BODE / STAFF REPORTER Seven people were shot seven minutes away from the Butler Bubble. This July 5 incident is not the first crime to occur in Broad Ripple, but the shooting sparked many ideas to make this community safer. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department worked with the Broad Ripple Village Association and the bars

The Red Zone heightens risk of sexual assault

JULIANNE STRIBIAK / STAFF REPORTER “Will I make new friends?” “How will I adjust to campus life?” “Will I get homesick?” These are the type of questions new students ask during their first weeks on college campuses. There’s another question which isn’t readily asked: “Will I be sexually assaulted?” Sexual assault is any behavior that

Sexual assault commission with legislators, plans to rally campus

The new commission on sexual assault created by University President James Danko progressed with work on new legislation over the summer. At the end of the 2013-14 academic year, Danko announced the formation of the commission. The initial mission of the group consisting of students, faculty and staff was  to develop a plan to stop