Three juveniles are accused of spelling out the 'n-word' using rocks at DePauw University's Nature Park, just off campus.
Mark McCoy has been the dean of the music school since August 2011.
The donation is part of a DePauw fundraising campaign started in 2014.
DePauw President Brian Casey announced the gift Monday from the estate of Theodore Peterson and Elizabeth Emison Peterson.
And author Piper Kerman is committed to publicly advocating for prison reform.
He'll discuss the state of the nation and the world, how he rose to the top levels of the U.S. government and other topics.