DePaulia website update: College Publisher shuts down, impacts site

If you’ve ever been on The DePaulia’s website before Thursday, you know it’s never looked like this before.

The DePaulia was previously hosted and ran its content management system (CMS) through College Publisher, a once-flourishing media network owned by MTV that hosted the best college newspapers.

Over the years College Publisher declined, leaving many newspapers with antiquated CMS systems, and even more making the switch to an industry standard like WordPress.

Behind the scenes at The DePaulia, we’ve been in the slow process of trying to make this switch happen. After what’s happened now, we can promise you we will have a new, better-than-ever site by the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

Without any notice to its customers, College Publisher sold its company off to ULoop, a classifieds website based in Chicago. We no longer have any control over the look, design, or effectively anything on our site.

During the switch, all of our content was compromised. Any link that worked on our previous site no longer works. The most recent content we have on the site is from May 13, and everything after that at this point has disappeared. Right now we’re not sure if we’ll ever be able to get that back, but we’re working our hardest to do so.

From everyone on The DePaulia, we’d like to offer you an apology. Whether you’ve written articles or taken pictures for the site, or you’re looking for specific stories we’ve published, we’re incredibly sorry. We hope to get all of this content back as soon as possible, and we’re so sorry for any inconveniences we’ve caused. This was unfortunately something we could not control, so we hope our readers understand.

Also note that we were not asked or forced to remove any content from our site. We stand behind the work we publish, always.

In the meantime, please visit our Issuu account, where you can find all of the PDFs of our issues. If you have any further questions, please email me at eic@depauliaonline.com, and I will do everything I can to help you out while we’re in this inconvenient transition.