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University employee tests positive for COVID-19 on Lincoln Park campus

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief

August 7, 2020

Students, faculty and staff were notified of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus on Friday afternoon.  According to a university-wide email sent by DePaul Community Health, the employee who tested positive was last on campus in Sanctuary Hall on August 4 and the buil...

DePaul Faculty Council holds impromptu meeting to discuss fall quarter

The statue of John J. Egan, located outside of the Lincoln Park Student Center, wearing a mask.

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

August 5, 2020

DePaul Faculty Council hosted an impromptu meeting Wednesday discussing what the upcoming fall quarter could look like considering the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Chicago. Members discussed necessary health and safety precautions for returning to campus as well as the continuation of the Pass/D/Fail...

DePaul students criticize reportedly racist culture within College of Communication, university

DePaul students criticize reportedly racist culture within College of Communication, university

Cailey Gleeson and Emma Oxnevad

August 5, 2020

When Dr. Lisa Calvente sent a mass email to students informing them she’d be leaving DePaul after being denied tenure from the College of Communication — which she claimed was on the basis of discrimination, racism and sexism — social media erupted with conversations surrounding the university’s att...

University students protest school contracts with Chicago Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police

Protesters gather near DePaul University's Loop Campus August 1 for the Solidarity Street: Abolish CPD Block Party.

Nadia Hernandez and Nika Schoonover

August 2, 2020

Chicago students from eight major universities gathered Saturday in support of the Solidarity Street: Abolish CPD Block Party to demand the termination of university contracts with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD).  The protest started at Millenium Park and en...

School of Music students call for dean’s removal in open letter

DePaul's School of Music, located in Lincoln Park.

Lacey Latch and Emma Oxnevad

July 31, 2020

In an open letter to President A. Gabriel Esteban, students called for the removal of Ronald Caltabiano, the dean of DePaul’s School of Music, citing a disregard for student feedback and “ineffectiveness in creating a safe space for students of color” over the past four years under his leadership...

University officials say they are reconsidering plans for fall quarter amid rising COVID-19 cases

A student walks along the Quad, located in Lincoln Park.

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

July 31, 2020

University officials stated Friday via Newsline that an increase in local COVID-19 cases is leading DePaul to reconsider plans for fall quarter, including the number of courses occurring on campus.  The article — published by President A. Gabriel Esteban, interim provost Salma Ghanem and execut...

New quarantine options added by University Housing

The statue of John J. Egan, located outside of the Lincoln Park Student Center, wearing a mask.

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

July 30, 2020

Due to the update to the Emergency Travel Order, out of state students from Missouri, Nebraska, and North Dakota will now have to quarantine before arriving on campus. Students can choose from the previously stated options to quarantine or change options. The new deadline to confirm the plans will be Aug...

DePaul interim provost discusses fall quarter, online learning at virtual seminar

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Nika Schoonover

July 30, 2020

On July 30, the Downtown Future Series held an online seminar to discuss restructuring the urban university amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. The event was organized by the Chicago Loop Alliance and moderated by David Broz, a principal at Gensler, an architecture consulting firm. The Downtown Fut...

Christopher Columbus statue abruptly removed from Grant Park

The Christopher Columbus statue located in Grant Park is removed at early Friday morning.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

July 24, 2020

In efforts to protect the safety of the public ahead of a weekend filled with protest, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the removal of the Christopher Columbus statues at Grant and Arrigo park.  Friday morning at 3:00 a.m. police officers and protesters gathered in the South Loop at S. Columbus Driv...

University announces Clifton-Fullerton Hall to be renamed Ozanam Hall

Kassidy Kascht sits in her bunk doing homework in her converted housing unit in Clifton-Fullerton Hall. Kascht’s room was designed to house two students, but currently houses three freshmen.

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor

July 24, 2020

The Division of Mission and Ministry announced Clifton-Fullerton Hall has been renamed Ozanam Hall — in honor of Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, per a July 23 Newsline release.   Ozanam was a “French literary scholar, lawyer, journalist and equal rights advocate,” who was inspired by the works of St. Vincent de Paul — founding the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in 1833, the ...

Incoming DePaul student assaulted by police speaks out against violence

Miracle Boyd, 18, an activist with GoodKids MadCity, hugs a supporter as she speaks during a press conference in front of a statue of President George Washington near East 51st Street and South King Drive, describing a recent violent encounter she had with Chicago Police, Monday morning, July 20, 2020. Boyd was participating in a Friday evening protest against a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park, when she alleges she had several teeth knocked out by a Chicago Police officer. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

July 24, 2020

The protest for Black and Indigenous Youth was winding down when fireworks went off and screams billowed from the crowd. Miracle Boyd, a 17-year-old activist with Good Kids Mad City, immediately began streaming on her Facebook as she saw a man being arrested by Chicago Police on July 17. Boyd, an...

Suspect apprehended for murder of DePaul student Gary Tinder

Gary Tinder, pictured with his mother, Jane.

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

July 21, 2020

A suspect was apprehended and charged with one felony count of first degree murder in DePaul student Gary Tinder’s case.  Jahrod Jean, 21, was arrested on July 17 in the 700 block of N. Michigan Avenue and is accused of killing the 20-year-old DePaul student. Jean was taken into custody after bein...

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