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West, Smiley seek conversation

Professor Cornel West and media personality Tavis Smiley spoke to a crowd gathered at Clowes Memorial Hall last Friday as they lectured on their recently published book, “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.” Smiley, a native of Kokomo, Ind., and an Indiana University alumnus, is a host for the national talk

Clowes to undergo $2M renovation

Clowes Memorial Hall is slated to undergo renovations this summer in preparation for the theater’s 50th anniversary celebration in October 2013. Starting next June, Clowes will go recieve a nine-week renovation during which seats, roof, floor and walls will be repaired. The renovations are possible due to a $2 million grant from the Allen Whitehall

Street Corner Symphony brings variety, melody

It doesn’t take a drum set, a piano, some guitar and a bass to play Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” All it takes is a few voices and a mind for creativity. While these criteria sometimes yield the likes of singers found on “American Idol” audition bloopers, they occasionally produce some

Feedback positive for parking garage

People in the Butler University and Butler-Tarkington communities who have seen the school’s parking garage plans are providing mostly positive feedback. A plan for a mixed-use parking garage was endorsed by Butler’s Board of Trustees at the end of September. Approximately 1,000 parking spots, an undetermined number of living spaces and, potentially, some retail businesses

Clowes ranked 24th

In the midst of its 49th season, Clowes Memorial Hall is ranked 24th in the world for ticket sales. The ranking was published and compiled by Pollstar, an industry company and magazine that does all box office tracking. Over the years, more than  8 million people have seen  more than 10,000 performances. More than 165,000

JCA highlights music students in showcase

Music ensembles take to the stage on Sunday for the first time this semester. Clowes Memorial Hall will be hosting the School of Music Showcase on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Butler University Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Chorale will each perform different pieces. The showcase is an annual concert that provides an

OPINION | Construction congests campus but is ultimately worthwhile

Students should use patience while they navigate around the several construction projects on campus. There are many construction sites around campus, and students should understand that these upgrades are necessary and beneficial. These developing areas are a good sign that Butler is putting our tuition dollars to good use, especially after raising the tuition for

Schrott Center construction continues

New residence hall, science building also possibilities for campus construction. Butler University’s current and future construction plans may provide campus with a facelift. The most notable recent change to Butler is the construction of the Howard L. Schrott Center, a new 450-seat theater adjacent to Clowes Memorial Hall. Howard Schrott, Board of Trustees member and

The Nutcracker…A Day in the life of a sugar plum fairy

This beloved holiday tradition is the story of a girl who dreams of a Nutcracker prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.  After winning the battle, the Nutcracker prince takes her away to a world of dancing sugar plum fairies. Countless hours in front of the mirror to perfect every,