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Hundreds of Chicagoans protest ICE in downtown march

A protester raises the Flag of Mexico/ / Un manifestante alza la bandera de México

Maria Guerrero and Marcus Robertson

July 10, 2020

Hundreds of Chicagoans gathered Friday at Daley Plaza to protest the actions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Protesters marched, winding through the streets of downtown, all the way to the Federal Building that houses Chicago’s ICE center. The protest comes four days after ICE relea...

Four former softball players now refute Lenti lawsuit allegations, Conviser’s legal team “stands by their facts”

The DePaul bench celebrates a hit during a Feb. 9 game against Green Bay at the Total Control Sports Invitational. The Blue Demons went on to win game 10-1.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

July 9, 2020

There are now four former DePaul softball players who have come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Maize, who played under Lenti from 2012-16 and was a coach on the team from 2017-18, emailed The DePaulia Wednesday n...

DePaul transitions into virtual freshman orientation

DePaul transitions into virtual freshman orientation

Ria Bhagwat, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

July 7, 2020

For incoming freshmen, college orientation will be anything but traditional.  Jarriae Anderson, a rising senior and orientation leader at DePaul University, said what started as a normal application process quickly took an unexpected turn.  “The application and interview process happened as normal...

‘He was just a bright, bright light’: Remembering Gary Tinder

'He was just a bright, bright light': Remembering Gary Tinder

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

July 6, 2020

DePaul student Gary Tinder’s unconditional kindness is the first thing most people remember about him. His friends said he “couldn’t hurt a fly.” His former pastor said he was conscientious and sweet — full of integrity. His sister said that even though they didn’t talk every day, she kne...

Two former DePaul softball players now refute claims in Lenti lawsuit

Morgan Greenwood celebrates with her teammates after defeating Providence on April 13, 2019.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

July 3, 2020

Two former DePaul softball players have now come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Greenwood, who played for DePaul’s softball team from 2015-2019 and was a captain of the team, reached out to The DePaulia on June 30, saying the alleg...

DePaul appoints new Board of Trustees chair, vice chair

DePaul appoints new Board of Trustees chair, vice chair

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor

July 1, 2020

DePaul University alumna Lori Holland assumed the role of chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1. Holland served as vice chair for the Board since 2017.  “Lori's deep knowledge of the financial world combined with her heartfelt commitment to DePaul's mission makes her a...

Department of Housing Director discusses plans for Fall Quarter

FILE — Sophomore Amber Gray moved from her hometown in Texas to live on campus at DePaul for her freshman year. As of Tuesday, June 30, at 4:30 p.m., the state of Texas is reporting 6,975 new cases, bringing the total case count to 159,986, which makes some students from the state reluctant to travel in order to move back on campus.

Alayne Trinko, Deputy Editor

July 1, 2020

As Gov. J.B. Pritzker prepares to move Illinois into phase 4 of the state’s reopening, students who plan to return to live on DePaul’s campus have lingering questions about how the university plans to keep students safe on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rick Moreci, the director of hous...

DePaul students again protest university’s affiliation with Chicago police

Protesters take a knee near the Lincoln Park Quad.

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

June 29, 2020

On Saturday, June 28, DePaul University students gathered at the school’s Lincoln Park campus to protest DePaul’s involvement with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). The protest was organized by DePaul Student Abolitionists, a coalition of students and organizations that denounce DePaul’s...

DePaul moves to dismiss all charges in first complaint of Lenti case, court declines

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

June 26, 2020

DePaul filed a motion earlier this month to dismiss all charges made by Dr. Jenny Conviser, who has accused DePaul of covering up former softball coach Eugene Lenti’s history of abuse.  The university’s legal team, McGuireWoods, claims Conviser is “bootstrapping” herself and her counseling busi...

Trump administration to cut funding for Illinois COVID-19 testing sites

Workers at Project Vida test residents of Little Village for Covid-19. The testing is available to everyone no matter immigration status.

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor

June 24, 2020

Two Illinois COVID-19 testing sites in Peoria and Harwood Heights will be federally defunded by the end of this month, according to Gov. Pritzker’s press secretary Jordan Abudayyeh and the Illinois Department of Public Health. “As coronavirus cases continue to rise nationally, President Trump admitte...

Eugene Lenti’s abuse case moves to federal court, amendment made to suit against DePaul

Former softball coach Eugene Lenti pictured at the 2018 Big East Championship.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

June 24, 2020

An amended complaint to a lawsuit that was filed in April, which alleged former DePaul softball head coach Eugene Lenti had verbally and physically abused his players and an assistant coach, was filed on Tuesday, according to a document obtained by The DePaulia.  Unlike the first complaint, which was filed ...

DePaul appoints new university secretary

Kathryn Stieber has been appointed to Secretary of the University by DePaul's Board of Trustees.

Alayne Trinko, Deputy Editor

June 24, 2020

Kathryn Stieber was appointed by DePaul’s Board of Trustees as secretary of the university, effective July 1. In addition to her role as secretary of the university, Stieber was recently appointed by DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban to serve as vice president and general counsel. “The Offi...

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