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Northwestern paper’s apology sparks journalism debate

Northwestern paper’s apology sparks journalism debate

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press

November 13, 2019

Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to an event featuring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. First, student activists criticized them for publishing photos of protesters on the suburban...

Lightfoot pleads case in Springfield on casino, budget

Lightfoot pleads case in Springfield on casino, budget

Associated Press

November 12, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot crisscrossed the state Capitol Tuesday looking for help from lawmakers to make a Chicago casino feasible and shore up the city's budget. The Democrat is troubled by a study last summer that showed that Illinois' "onerous" tax structure on casinos would hamstring the Chica...

DePaul students celebrate Day of the Dead

DePaul students celebrate Day of the Dead

Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2019

When walking into the Student Center on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus, the last thing one would expect to see are pictures of people who have died. These pictures are surrounded by colorful skulls, flowers and fruit, showing that honoring loved ones is not always a sad affair.  Día de los Muerto...

Snow continues to fall in Chicago, cold air expected to break records

Snow continues to fall in Chicago, cold air expected to break records

Associated Press

November 11, 2019

A storm that's brought snow to the Midwest is about to give way to record-setting cold. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Birk says that the arctic air mass will make the region feel a lot more like the middle of January than the middle of November. He says that by the time things warm...

Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny

Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny

John O'Connor, Associated Press

November 11, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby other units of government. The federal bribery charge last month against former Rep. Luis Arroyo laid bare the potential ethics tangle. Mo...

As DePaul’s Title IX office rebrands, new director aims for transparency

As DePaul’s Title IX office rebrands, new director aims for transparency

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

November 11, 2019

DePaul’s Title IX office has undergone significant changes over the past few months, including an increase in accessible information online and the hiring of new staff. The DePaulia sat down with Ann M. Skiffington, the new director of gender equity — formerly called the Title IX coordinator — to discus...

DePaul Center for Students with Disabilities director appointed to committee in Illinois Board of Higher Education

DePaul Center for Students with Disabilities director appointed to committee in Illinois Board of Higher Education

Nicholas Moreano, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

The Director of the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) knows he can never get too comfortable in his line of work. “The great thing, though, about disability services and working in this field [is that] you can never think that you know it all,” director Gregory Moorehead said. “Beca...

DePaul helping light up State Street for holiday season

DePaul helping light up State Street for holiday season

Jonathan Lee, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

If you were leaving a night class in the Loop last Thursday, you may have encountered a herd of people surrounding a window outside of the Daley Building. That night, the School of Cinematic Arts displayed their 3-D stop-motion film, Merry Christmas from DePaul, and premiered the movie in front of t...

DePaul alum running for Katie Hill’s congressional seat

DePaul alum running for Katie Hill’s congressional seat

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

George Papadopoulos, a former DePaul student who was a foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump and a key figure in the Mueller investigation, has filed to run for Congresswoman Katie Hill’s newly-vacant seat. Hill resigned from her seat in California’s 25th congressional district in la...

After buyouts, DePaul accepts more adjuncts

After buyouts, DePaul accepts more adjuncts

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Last spring, DePaul offered qualifying faculty and staff an Early Retirement Incentive in order to reduce the cost of personnel, that would help the University meet the budget. The bulk of the budget is made up of faculty and staff costs. As the name suggests, taking it meant retiring from DePaul and co...

Big raises coming for some DePaul faculty

Big raises coming for some DePaul faculty

Hannah Mitchell and Bianca Cseke

November 11, 2019

DePaul’s Faculty Council met on Nov. 6 to discuss an array of topics affecting the university, including the budget deficit, a new faculty compensation policy, a faculty climate survey, a diversity faculty council and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. University Financial Status: DePaul faces a...

DePaul president clarifies goals for university’s future, lowers bar

DePaul president clarifies goals for university’s future, lowers bar

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

November 11, 2019

At his “State of the University” address on Oct. 3, President A. Gabriel Esteban articulated a lofty goal for DePaul: break into the nation’s list of Top 50 universities in just 10 years. But in an interview with The DePaulia last week, Esteban walked back his statement, narrowing the scope of ...

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