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New Board of Trustees members selected

KATIE GOODRICH NEWS CO-EDITOR Four new members will join Butler University’s Board of Trustees. “We are exceptionally pleased to have these distinguished individuals join out Board of Trustees,” said Butler University President James Danko. “Their vast business expertise, coupled with their deep interest in Butler University, will be incredibly valuable as we work to advance

Indiana basketball icon Damon Bailey named to women’s coaching staff

Indiana basketball icon Damon Bailey joined the Butler women’s basketball program today as an assistant coach, according to head coach Kurt Godlevske. “I am truly excited to welcome Damon Bailey to the Bulldog family,” Godlevske said in a statement. “He is a great friend, a great coach and an even better person. Our vision for

Track and Field earns honors at Big East Championships

The Butler men’s and women’s track and field teams capped their inaugural season in the Big East with fifth place finishes at the conference meet this weekend. Butler placed in 10 events overall. Senior Kirsty Legg took first place in the 1500-meter event, setting a school record with a time of 4:16.72. Legg set the

Jackson Davis commits to Butler, bolsters 2014 recruiting class

BY: MATTHEW VANTRYON | ASST. SPORTS EDITOR The Butler men’s basketball program added another piece to next season’s roster this afternoon. Kentucky All-Star Jackson Davis announced that he will be attending Butler in the fall. Davis, the 6-foot-8-inch, 220-pound forward who averaged 24.6 points per game and 13.8 rebounds per game as a senior at

Couture relieved of duties as women’s basketball coach, Godlevske named to interim role

Beth Couture was relieved of her duties as head coach of the women’s basketball program today, according a statement released by the Athletics Department. Butler women’s basketball assistant coach Kurt Godlevske will assume the position of interim head coach immediately, according to the release. Athletic Director Barry Collier released the following statement regarding Godlevske. “I

Colleagues defend Couture, but questions linger

BY: COLIN LIKAS AND MATTHEW VANTRYON | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND ASST. SPORTS EDITOR Former Butler University women’s basketball players and coaches continue to speak out about the program’s 12-year coach Beth Couture. Couture again declined to comment this week. The Butler Collegian ran a front-page story titled “Former players allege verbal abuse, mistreatment” last week. Since

Sexual Assault Concerns

COLIN LIKAS & MARAIS JACON-DUFFY | Editor-In-Chief & News Editor A recent protest on Butler University’s campus has accelerated plans to address sexual violence at the school. Butler President James Danko said in an email to The Collegian that addressing sexual violence on campus is the administration’s “number one priority.” “My intention had been to

Sophomore Wears Number of Hats in Original Film, “Indy Push”

SARAH STOESZ | Staff Reporter A new film, “Indy Push,” will premiere on campus at the end of the semester. Sophomore Jeff Stanich wrote, directed, produced and starred in “Indy Push.” Stanich is a journalism and English double major. “I started writing it in December because I started doing video and I’ve loved writing, so

Student Hit by Dawg Ride Bus Near Campus

MARAIS JACON-DUFFY | News Editor Butler University Police Department’s Dawg Ride bus struck a student on Saturday morning. The collision occurred after midnight near the Apartment Village and 49th Street. BUPD’s daily crime log cited the incident as a “traffic accident resulting in personal injury/consumption and possession of alcohol of a minor.” Assistant Chief of

Administration Addresses Housing Concerns

ALEXANDRA BODE | Staff Reporter Butler University President James Danko described the student housing development as “a duck on the water.” “Because, as you look around campus, you don’t necessarily see the thing yet, but there’s a lot going on under the water,” Danko said. Butler partnered with American Campus Communities, a company based in