Warren Morgan ’06 takes over Teach for America, Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward reunite, and more.

NEWS: Butler was again ranked the Most Innovative School among Midwestern Regional Universities by U.S. News. Inside Indiana Business has the numbers. Butler’s student-run captive insurance company continues to get attention and accolades for training the next generation in the insurance trade. The decision to sell beer at Hinkle Fieldhouse concession stands earned some national attention. And Fox 59’s Jillian Deam looked at the IPS/Butler Lab School as the Indianapolis Public Schools seek to create a second version of the original.

Warren Morgan

ALUMNI: Warren Morgan ’06 was named Teach for America’s new Executive Director. Mary Beth Riley MS ’11 EPPSP ’11  became principal of an elementary school in Westfield, Indiana. Colleen Moran ’98, superintendent of North Montgomery Community School Corporation, has been named 2018 Superintendent of the Year for District IV by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. Lauren Franklin MS ’07 EPPSP ’07 and Stanley Law MS ’01 EPPSP ’01, two of the four Indianapolis Public Schools principals in 2018–2019, will hold Butler degrees.

The news of the death of alumnus Howard Caldwell ’50 MA ’68 received widespread attention. Jimmie Edwina Davis ’49, a longtime advocate for mental health patients’ rights in Oklahoma, also died.

The Daily Herald in Illinois had this story about alumnus Bryce Barry ’14 helping in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Richard Miles ’87 was named General Manager of Purdue University’s radio station. Rob Bromley ’72 retired from WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky, after 40-plus years. And the Seymour, Indiana, Tribune wrote about retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Duane Foster ’61.

EXPERTS: Associate Professor of International Studies Fait Muedini spoke to WXIN (Channel 59) about how a decision to end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would affect the country. Assistant Professor of Political Science Greg Shufeldt’s column on the importance of raising the minimum wage earned a spot in the online magazine De Gruyter Conversations. He also wrote an op-ed that ran in more than a dozen Indiana newspapers analyzing the Trump tax plan and what it would mean for Indiana.

Political Science Professor Terri Jett wrote about the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis Public Library—and the grand opening of the Indianapolis

Terri Jett

Public Library Center for Black Literature and Culture for the Indianapolis Recorder. Professor of Creative Media and Entertainment Gary Edgerton talked to WFYI about Ken Burns’s Vietnam documentary. And Economics Professor Bill Rieber spoke with WTTV (Channel 4) in Indianapolis about whether NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem would affect football’s popularity.

ARTS: The enormous new painting in Clowes Memorial Hall—Justin Vining’s The Journey from the Outside Incaught the attention of Nuvo Arts Editor Dan Grossman. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead’s appearance at Butler also earned some attention. And the October/November issue of Pointe magazine features a day in the life of a Butler dancer, Elizabeth Abbick.

Justin Vining’s painting hangs in Clowes Hall.

SPORTS: John Michael Mulloy of Carmel, Indiana, is the first recruit of the LaVall Jordan era. The reunion of Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward continues to be discussed.

FINALLY: A Butler dad has a little fun on move-in day. And what does Butler news look like in Greek?


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