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DePaul updated its mask mandate for the winter quarter, requiring students to either wear an N95 mask or double-up with a cloth mask and a surgical mask underneath.

DePaul announces Covid-19 booster, updated mask mandate

Corey Schmidt, Copy Editor January 13, 2022

Earlier today, DePaul University announced they will require students, faculty and staff to get a Covid-19 vaccine booster by March 1, alongside new mask requirements prohibiting single cloth masks. Students...

A student sits at Saint Vincent’s Circle in DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus. Students have returned to campus after a full year of online classes due to Covid-19.

University Counseling Services hires four part time employees for winter quarter

Nadia Hernandez, News Editor January 12, 2022

DePaul professor Jay Baglia updated the Faculty Council that University Counseling Services (UCS) has hired four counselors for Lincoln Park and Loop campuses at the Faculty Council meeting today.  All...

In person classes will resume Jan. 18, 2022; however, students will not have to show any proof of a negative Covid-19 test or require a booster shot

Faculty Council votes for university-wide booster mandate

Nika Schoonover, Print Managing Editor January 12, 2022

DePaul’s Faculty Council passed a motion to mandate the Covid-19 booster across the university community on Jan. 12. The motion requests that evidence of vaccination status be required by March.  DePaul...

In person classes will resume Jan. 18, 2022; however, students will not have to show any proof of a negative Covid-19 test or require a booster shot

DePaul is planning to return to in-person classes next week

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2022

DePaul is still planning to return to in-person classes Jan. 18, a university spokesperson confirmed to The DePaulia Monday night.  The university will share an update with everyone later this week,...

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Former DePaul professor who sued university regarding tenure files for summary judgment

Nika Schoonover, Print Managing Editor January 10, 2022

Lisa Calvente, former DePaul communications professor who sued the university regarding her tenure denial, filed for partial summary judgment on Dec. 23.  Calvente’s motion comes after DePaul filed...

In person classes will resume Jan. 18, 2022; however, students will not have to show any proof of a negative Covid-19 test or require a booster shot

DePaul planning to return to in-person classes without added protocols on testing and boosters

Nadia Hernandez & Lawrence Kreymer January 10, 2022

DePaul has only been in session for one week to begin the winter quarter, and the university is already experiencing its second-largest Covid-19 outbreak of the 2021-22 school year.  Since classes...

Students walk out of the Sullivan Athletic Center, where DePaul Lincoln Park on campus Covid-19 testing is taking place.

Students say Covid-19 testing at DePaul is running smoothly

Kiersten Riedford, Focus Editor January 10, 2022

Students say they’re satisfied with DePaul’s on-campus testing results and waiting times. As of Jan. 3, 2022, DePaul is offering saliva-based Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests to DePaul students,...

New Campus Connect update includes more options for student gender, ethnic identity

New Campus Connect update includes more options for student gender, ethnic identity

Corey Schmidt, Copy Editor January 9, 2022

Earlier this week, DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA) announced Campus Connect will allow students to disclose their gender identity, in addition to legal gender, alongside an ethnicity selection...

Students walk on the Quad, located on the Lincoln Park campus.

Administration having ‘on-going discussions’ on booster shot requirement

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2022

DePaul is having internal discussions on requiring the booster shot, a university spokesperson confirmed to The DePaulia on Wednesday.  DePaul is currently holding classes virtually for the first two...

Students walk around a mostly empty campus during the pandemic.

The DePaulia’s top stories of 2021

The DePaulia December 31, 2021

In a blink of an eye, 2021 is coming to an end. This year has seen The DePaulia produce countless of important stories covering the DePaul community. We have covered all types of stories, ranging from...

In this April 20, 2020, file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Chicago officials say the nations third-largest city cannot begin to loosen restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus before early June. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said all parts of the state are on track for restrictions to begin loosening on May 29. But Mayor Lightfoot said Friday, May 22, that the city is not yet hitting the metrics in her plan for gradually loosening restrictions and that she is hopeful that can happen by early June.

Chicago to require proof of vaccination at restaurant, bars

Sara Burnett, Associated Press December 21, 2021

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will require proof of coronavirus vaccination at restaurants, bars, gyms and other indoor venues, as the rapidly spreading omicron variant drives a spike in COVID-19 infections,...

Students walk on the Quad, located on the Lincoln Park campus.

DePaul is currently not going to require students, faculty and staff to receive a Covid-19 booster shot

Nadia Hernandez, News Editor December 17, 2021

DePaul will not require students to receive a Covid-19 booster shot, but the Department of Housing may ask on-campus students to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to returning to campus.  After...

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