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Public opinion of Supreme Court reaches new low

Callie Bretthauer

May 11, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

The Supreme Court has typically been one of the most publicly respected branches of the United States government, but a recent poll from The Pew Research Center reveals that its popularity among Americans has reached its lowest point in 25 years.In terms of favorability of the Supreme Court, partisans...

Voters punish incumbents in several European elections

Haley BeMiller

May 11, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

Two major elections in Europe last week promised change for one country and more confusion for another, as the Eurozone continues to struggle with its economic crisis.In France, former President Nicolas Sarkozy was replaced by Socialist candidate Francois Hollande. According to a May 6 article from The ...

Romney routs Santorum in Illinois GOP primary

David Espo and Steve Peoples, Associated Press

March 22, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) - Mitt Romney took a major stride toward the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, routing Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary for his third big-state win in a row and padding his already-formidable lead in the race for convention delegates."What a night," Romney ex...

College tuition on the rise, yet less spent per student

Shannon Shreibak

March 5, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

If the outrage evident in both conversation and the numerous DePaul Facebook pages is any indication, the rising tuition costs for private institutions just will not stand. The DePaul administration has recently proposed a tuition increase to accommodate increased spending.A recent study has shown tha...

Europe slammed by extreme winter weather

Diana Crisan

March 5, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

Imagine the feeling of being buried alive, trapped under 15 feet of snow with little to no hope of survival. No food, no water and no heat.That's what thousands of European inhabitants are going through at this very moment.Remember the snowstorm that hit Chicago last winter? Double, no, triple the s...

Photos: Occupy DePaul – Friday

Bartosz Brzezinski

March 3, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

Photos from Occupy DePaul's Friday night sit-in in the Lincoln Park Student Center. Students are requesting that a vote on a proposed tuition increase be halted until an open forum is heard on the matter.

Video: Occupy DePaul – Saturday

Courtney Sturgeon, Good Day DePaul

March 3, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

[Note: This raw footage is courtesy of Courtney Sturgeon and Good Day DePaul. Video by Jenn Schanz.]...

Video: Occupy DePaul – Friday

Paige Wagenknecht and Elizabeth Schuetz

March 2, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

Videos from the Occupy DePaul rally outside and sit-in of the Lincoln Park Student Center on Friday, March 2, 2012. Occupiers are requesting that a Board of Trustees vote on potential tuition increases be withheld until there is an open forum to debate the issue.    ...

Gay marriage bills gains momentum, public support

Tricia Cathcart

February 27, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

Maryland Senators approved a law legalizing same-sex marriage Thursday with a 25-22 vote. Gov. Martin O'Malley has vowed to sign the bill, which will make Maryland the eighth state to allow gay marriage.While still controversial, same-sex marriage has been gaining acceptance nationally in recent weeks, wi...

America’s perceptions of class conflict on the rise

Natalia Hernandez

February 6, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

What if DePaul University decided to cancel the debts of a limited number of students, as a one-time offer?"Yeah, I support it. I think it would be a great gesture," said Segun Dent, a graduate computer art and multimedia student at DePaul.A 375-year-old bank in France has decided to do just that. Cr...

Celebrations mark Gaddafi’s death as Libyans rebuild a new democracy

Michael Corio

October 24, 2011

Filed under Nation & World

Muammar Gaddafi, a man who single-handedly ruled Libya for 42 years, died of gunshot wounds Thursday in an attempt to flee his hometown of Sirte and evade capture by Libya's revolutionary forces. After several weeks of intensive fighting against Gaddafi's hometown and last major loyalist stronghold,...

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