News in Brief 9-17-12

JTR Library hours extended for fall quarter

DePaul students who burn the midnight oil in the John T. Richardson Library will be pleased to hear that the library is extending its hours for Fall Quarter. Starting today, the library will be open until 2:00 a.m. from Sunday through Thursday during the academic term.

The extended hours are the result of collaboration between the Student Government Association and Academic Affairs. The library will also be open 24 hours a day during finals week (Nov. 13-20).

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DePaul ranked among top 150 universities

Another year, another set of university rankings from U.S. News and World Report. DePaul ranks #134 among national universities this year in a five-way tie with Colorado State University, Hofstra University, Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, and University of Arkansas.

According to the report, DePaul ranks above fellow Chicago schools University of Illinois-Chicago and Columbia College, but below University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern University. DePaul dropped two spots from its #132 ranking last year.

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Former Chicago Police detective convicted in fatal crash that killed DePaul student

Former CPD detective Joseph Frugoli, who killed a DePaul student while driving intoxicated, was convicted on Sept. 10 of two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The April 2009 crash killed 21-year-old LA&S student Fausto Manzera and his friend Andrew Cazares. Frugoli’s blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit during the crash, which occurred on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Frugoli resigned from his post before pleading guilty to causing the crash.

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DePaul welcomes largest freshman class ever

Freshmen: feeling a little crowded? At just two students short of 6,000, DePaul’s 2016 freshman class is the biggest in the history of the university.

The large student body contributes to a four percent increase in tuition revenue, which is currently at $208 million. However, DePaul senior vice president for enrollment management and marketing David Kalsbeek said the final revenue will likely drop after Sept. 18: the last day to drop courses.