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Sí se puede: Supporters of reform say ‘yes we can’ to immigration

Sí se puede: Supporters of reform say 'yes we can' to immigration

Jessica Villagomez

April 24, 2016

Family separation and deportation have affected DePaul senior Clarissa Clark all of her life. In 2009, the father of Clark's 7-year-old brother was deported even before he was born, creating a  gap in their family structure that hasn't been easy to fill. Though her brother visits his father in Mexico ...

Cuba study abroad trip coincides with President Obama’s historic visit

Cuba study abroad trip coincides with President Obama's historic visit

Jack Higgins

April 17, 2016

While President Obama flew into Cuba on Air Force One on his historic trip, a group of DePaul law students watched from their seats on a nearby Havana beach while sipping mojitos. Read More »...

DePaul police discrimination talk coincides with release of Task Force findings

DePaul police discrimination talk coincides with release of Task Force findings

Rachel Hinton

April 15, 2016

As part of an ongoing series of talks on issues pertaining to race and the Black Lives Matter movement, the Center for Black Diaspora invited Charles Epps, a professor from the University of Kansas to speak to students on the complexity of police discrimination in police stops, which he studied and ...

Illinois prisons act as mental health facilities for the state

Illinois prisons act as mental health facilities for the state

Deni Kamper

April 15, 2016

DePaul’s Center for Public Interest Law hosted a discussion Wednesday morning that addressed the plight of the mentally ill currently living in the Illinois prison system. Read More »...

Advocates for Guantanamo prisoners speak at DePaul

Advocates for Guantanamo prisoners speak at DePaul

Deni Kamper

April 10, 2016

DePaul brought a rather unpopular human rights issue to the forefront on Wednesday, hosting a discussion called “Guantanamo Bay & the Tea Project.” The discussion, facilitated by DePaul’s Center for Public Integrity Law and University Ministry, featured three speakers who actively advocate fo...

Politicians, celebrities in spotlight over Panama Papers

Politicians, celebrities in spotlight over Panama Papers

Rachel Hinton and AP

April 8, 2016

The fallout from a massive leak of records on offshore accounts dragged a growing number of leaders and celebrities into the spotlight Wednesday, with a Bollywood actor, a race car driver and Ukraine's president among those denying they evaded taxes. Read More »...

Terror attacks strike in countries hosting study abroad programs

Terror attacks strike in countries hosting study abroad programs

Rachel Hinton

April 3, 2016

Studying abroad has become a mainstay on the list of must-have college experiences, from a quarter in Los Angeles to learning from animators in Japan, students have been encouraged to go past the confines of the city and into other cultures. Due to recent terrorist attacks in Brussels and Istanbul,...

Proposed Illinois bill aims to keep transgender students out of their preferred gender bathrooms

Proposed Illinois bill aims to keep transgender students out of their preferred gender bathrooms

Shelley Mesch

April 3, 2016

Across the nation, states are pursuing legislation that many see as discriminatory toward transgender individuals. On March 23, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act into law that mandates people entering a gender-specified restroom or changing facility i...

DePaul student in Brussels: ‘We’re lucky to report that we are all safe ‘

DePaul student in Brussels: 'We're lucky to report that we are all safe '

Rachel Hinton

March 23, 2016

When Natalie Cushman, a DePaul junior who is studying abroad in Brussels, first heard about the bombings on her way to work at the European Parliament she was nonchalant, she said. She did not know the extent of the damage, the number of casualties or the reason behind the explosions. Read More &ra...

Chicago increases security following Brussels attacks

Chicago increases security following Brussels attacks

Rachel Hinton, JOSH LEDERMAN, and ALICIA C. CALDWELL

March 22, 2016

The Chicago Police Department has increased security after attackers detonated bombs in deadly attacks on the European city of Brussels in Belgium. Read More »...

Anti-establishment candidates Trump and Sanders share similarities

Anti-establishment candidates Trump and Sanders share similarities

Mariah Woelfel

March 6, 2016

Career politician Bernie Sanders and real-estate mogul Donald Trump, or water and oil, respectively, have more in common than their New York City roots and signature hair styles. Though they have walked opposite paths — Trump grew up Catholic and privileged, while Sanders is Jewish and was middle c...

Zika virus reported in Chicago

Though 18 states have verified cases of Zika virus, the outbreak in the U.S. has been minimal. All of the cases the Center for Disease Control have verified had returned recently from a tropical vaction. The most recent Illinois case, a woman in Chicago, is the third for the state. (Michelle Krichevskaya / The DePaulia)

Rachel Hinton and Chaphira Whiatker

March 6, 2016

A Chicago woman tested positive for the Zika virus after returning home to the U.S. from Colombia in January. The virus has mostly been found in Central and South America since its most recent outbreak, though it has spread to other countries and states. Read More »...

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