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Observing a history of racial diversity

Butler University boasts a rich history of racial acceptance. However, some decades of Butler’s history are also tainted with influence from the Ku Klux Klan and segregation. “Ovid Butler had a very high vision of racial equality, which was, unfortunately, not always upheld,” Sally Childs-Helton, Irwin Library’s rare books and special collections librarian,  said. Butler’s

Founder’s day set to return

Butler University is reintroducing Founder’s Day on Thursday to shed light on how the university was started. The event  has not taken place since 1966. Members Butler’s staff, including Vivian Deno, said they want to use this event to remind students of the values Butler was founded upon. “We hope to give students a point