Literature and Writing

Piper Kerman to Visit Campus for Ubben Lecture

The Prindle Institute is excited to welcome Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black, to campus in February as part of the...

Abolitionists Unfrozen

This article, by DePauw History professor David Gellman, originally appeared in Historians Against Slavery on August 15, 2014. If all the great abolitionists of the...

Deconstructing Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

What do people talk about when they talk about Nelson Mandela? Carolyn Holmes, ’06, asked this question at last week’s symposium on the life and...
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$10 Million Endowed to Fund Prindle

Prindle Intern Suzanne Spencer '14 reporting on $14.4 million in new gifts in Spring 2014, including an estate gift from Janet Prindle for continued...

The Media and Tragedies: Coverage of Flight 370 and the Sewol...

Turn on CNN. The anchor is most likely dissecting what may have happened to missing Malaysian flight 370 or the ferry that sunk off the...

Cost of a Resume: Competing to Get the Job

If education is competitive, getting a job is even more competitive. Most college students are pressured to join clubs, to play on teams and to...

Competitive College: Does competition help or hinder our academic performance?

“What obligations do we have to our adversaries? Do virtue and integrity enhance or impede our quest for victory? Is competition an obstacle to...

The A-Listers: Can College Rankings Define a School?

How important are college rankings? As prospective students size up educational institutions, what is it that attracts them, their parents? Time and time again,...

Privilege at DePauw: A Personal Perspective

In light of recent discussions on campus, I’d like to offer up my own understanding of privilege.

Are Gender Specific Books Wrong?

The Independent just announced that they are going to stop reviewing books that target specific genders, so-called "boy books" or "girl books". Read the...