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School of Music building opens up for Autumn Quarter

Xavier Ortega

September 17, 2018


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The new building is named after former president of the university, Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider. There are a total of four different concert spaces within the Holtschneider Performance Center. The concert halls all differ in stage size and the number of seats, and they have all been built wit...

SGA and Chartwells team up on new sustainability efforts

SGA and Chartwells team up on new sustainability efforts

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2018


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DePaul Dining Services have employed a number of new sustainable options for the school year. According to a document sent out by DePaul Facility Operations before the start of the quarter, styrofoam will no longer be used in the dining halls, and both compostable cups and biodegradable straws will...

DePaul students create crowdfunding portal for investors

DePaul students create crowdfunding portal for investors

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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Two DePaul students have founded VestLo, a FinTech company that operates as Illinois’ first intrastate equity crowdfunding portal. VestLo gives local investors a cost- friendly way to invest in Illinois startups by offering low investment minimums. Investment minimums for VestLo can go as low as...

Hanging in the balance

Hanging in the balance

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


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Three blocks away from DePaul’s College of Law, years of disagreement spilled over into a federal courthouse on Friday. Professor Terry Smith, an African-American labor law and voting rights scholar, is seeking $3 million in damages in a civil rights lawsuit filed against the law dean Jennifer Rosato...

Tenured profs. to be offered buyouts ahead of SNL restructuring

Tenured profs. to be offered buyouts ahead of SNL restructuring

Carina Smith, News Editor

September 17, 2018


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The School of New Learning (SNL) will be facing reorganization in the next year, getting rid of many unique aspects of the school in favor of creating a new model for its adult learners. In a post published on Sept. 7 by DePaul’s communications newsletter Newsline, Provost Marten denBoer said that...

Chicago startup aims to pay apartment seekers, build community

Chicago startup aims to pay apartment seekers, build community

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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Looking for an apartment isn’t always the most glamorous task, especially for college students. Rentgrata is a new service aimed to ease that process and get apartment seekers paid for signing their lease. The Chicago-based company, incorporated in October 2016, is an iOS app and web-based pla...

DePaul’s School of Music to host classical and jazz festival this fall

DePaul’s School of Music to host classical and jazz festival this fall

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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The School of Music’s newly designed Holtschneider Performance Center will be having an 11-day classical and jazz music festival beginning on Nov. 1, not only as a way to celebrate the new three-story, 185,000 square-foot facility, but also to celebrate the School of Music. There are going to be...

Mayoral race heats up after Emanuel’s decision not to run

Carina Smith, News Editor

September 10, 2018


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Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an abrupt announcement on Sept. 4 that he would not be seeking re-election in the upcoming mayoral election. Emanuel, who has already served two terms, didn’t give a reason for his decision to not run, but his controversial time in office already had a number of opponents scram...

Fraternity offers haircuts to empower black men on campus

Fraternity offers haircuts to empower black men on campus

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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Alpha Phi Alpha, a historic African- American intercollegiate fraternity, will be hosting “The Barbershop Series” on the first three Tuesday nights of the fall quarter at the Black Cultural Center as a means to reach out to incoming black male freshmen on campus, surround them with a network of other bl...

Fundraising staff lodges complaints with HR

Fundraising staff lodges complaints with HR

September 10, 2018


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DePaul’s Office of Advancement, the department responsible for fundraising and alumni relations, is facing accusations by current employees of improper hiring and firing practices and being tasked with unattainable goals by President A. Gabriel Esteban, according to employees. Several employees...

Students blast changes to meal plans

Students blast changes to meal plans

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

September 10, 2018


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DePaul’s Dining Services has undergone a drastic transformation as part of larger updates for the school year, much to the chagrin of students. The changes to Dining Services were approved and instituted by Chartwells, DePaul’s food provider in partnership with Facility Operations. All of the...

Major staff layoffs expected

Major staff layoffs expected

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

May 29, 2018


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Serious layoffs are likely coming to DePaul. DePaul officials said that the process is “not yet finalized” and any staff reductions “would go into effect before July 1,” which is the beginning of the new fiscal year. Several current DePaul employees described to The DePaulia a culture of fear and...

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