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Diversity, excitement and concern: a glance at Butler’s newest class

ALEXANDRA BODE Staff Reporter   Butler University welcomed a record-breaking class last weekend. It was not size, but the group’s diversity which put it in the school’s history books. The class of 2017 is the most ethnically and geographically diverse freshman class to date. Of the 1,025 new students,  14.4 percent label themselves as “multicultural,”

Butler students attend inauguration

Butler University students spending a semester in Washington, D.C., had the opportunity to attend Barack Obama’s inauguration for his second term as president. Described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the students said it was amazing to witness such a largely-attended event. Some of the students were able to obtain tickets that allowed them to sit closer

OPINION | Proposed education funding comes up short

In the 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama emphasized the relationship between an affordable college education, a growing middle class and a strong national economy. The fiscal year 2013 budget proposal reflects this announcement, specifically with college education. Obama has proposed a 2.5 percent increase in educational spending. Butler students should understand

OPINION | Don’t let Indy pride stop after Super Bowl weekend

Students should still be active in community, even without national spotlight on Indianapolis. The recent Super Bowl madness is giving the rest of the nation a chance to learn what the Butler University community has known since 1855: Indianapolis is a super city, and that fact has nothing to do with a visit from Jimmy

Media arts department creates Web series

Members of the Butler University media arts department held open auditions for students to act in a comedic Web series produced and created by students. Since his junior year in high school, junior Trevor Roach has been waiting for the chance to make a Web series. Now he finally has that chance, thanks to the

Alum poses questions about ‘The Butler Way’

As election night approached, one Butler University alumnus found a piece of campaign communication to be offensive and against “the Butler Way.” Butler alumnus Eddie Journey received a mailer Oct. 15 from congressional candidate and Butler sociology professor Marvin Scott. Journey said he was under the impression that at an institution like Butler, diversity would

Homecoming 2010: Butler goes international students participate in decorating, celebrating

Butler University’s campus was filled with students excited to participate in homecoming events last week. The theme of homecoming this year was Butler University’s International Tour. Information about events was sent out via messages from the “Butler Homecoming 2010” Facebook group created by Special Events Chair of Program Board Brittany Dorsett to reign in as