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Member of DePaul Board of Trustees resigns from CEO position amidst federal investigation

Member of DePaul Board of Trustees resigns from CEO position amidst federal investigation

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

October 17, 2019

A member of DePaul's Board of Trustees who abruptly resigned from her position as CEO of Exelon Utilities on Tuesday amidst a federal investigation into the company's lobbying practices was still a trustee of the university as of Wednesday. Anne Pramaggiore, who was elected to the Board of Trustees...

Critical Language winner ­goes from U-Hall to Jordan

Critical Language winner ­goes from U-Hall to Jordan

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

October 14, 2019

Finish finals early. Move out of U-Hall. Go to Jordan. This was Clare VanSpeybroeck’s pre-summer checklist last June after winning the Critical Language Scholarship, CLS, a summer-intensive program targeting critical languages — non-Western European languages with critical demand, but limited acc...

DePaul student, former aldermanic candidate criticizes Madigan, Quinn after investigation into potential corruption, harassment of voters

DePaul student, former aldermanic candidate criticizes Madigan, Quinn after investigation into potential corruption, harassment of voters

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

October 14, 2019

When Ald. Marty Quinn of the 13th ward was reelected in February, David Krupa, sophomore and former competitor of Quinn for alderman, felt that something was off. The numbers didn’t add up, and Krupa knew he had to do something to continue his fight to work against the pattern of corruption in Illinois p...

Diversity ratings show inclusion efforts at DePaul fall short of real progress

Diversity ratings show inclusion efforts at DePaul fall short of real progress

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

October 14, 2019

At President A. Gabriel Esteban’s State of the University address last Thursday, faculty and staff raised questions about DePaul’s addressing of diversity, specifically with regard to the recently released results of a climate survey that showed declining ratings of diversity by faculty and staff...

DePaul freshmen frustrated with over-booked dorms as capacity exceeds 100%

DePaul freshmen frustrated with over-booked dorms as capacity exceeds 100%

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Students at DePaul have spent over one month now in their assigned on-campus residences, and freshmen like Kassidy Kascht, who was placed in converted housing, expressed their concerns about condensed dorm space and the social challenges that arise from living in converted units. When Kascht and her ...

DePaul SGA-organized discussion lets candidates for various senate seats talk platforms and campus issues

DePaul SGA-organized discussion lets candidates for various senate seats talk platforms and campus issues

Emma Oxnevad and Mackenzie Murtaugh

October 14, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its annual Meet the Candidates event to facilitate a discussion between the seven candidates for their upcoming senate election. The election comes after last spring’s largely uncontested race. The event was hosted by Landon Campbell, SGA’s vice presiden...

Event highlights benefits to bilingualism and hardships speakers experience

Event highlights benefits to bilingualism and hardships speakers experience

Hillary Flores, Social Media Editor

October 13, 2019

‘Here in America we speak English’– a statement that is often heard by those who speak another language in public. For a panel of DePaul students and staff at the event, “Bilingualism Unpacked,” this statement touches close to home as they shared experiences of being bilingual in Serbian, Sp...

DePaul alumnus speaks on the Vincentian mission in relation to poverty

DePaul alumnus speaks on the Vincentian mission in relation to poverty

Nikki Ramos and Kelly Garcia

October 13, 2019

Most DePaul students are more than familiar with St. Vincent de Paul’s central question: What must be done? But Father Guillermo Campuzano dedicates his life to expanding the reach of this question by taking it up to the UN. Campuzano spoke Thursday at Cortelyou Commons at the inaugural lecture in a series...

Public Safety: DePaul student victim of armed robbery on Lincoln Park campus

Public Safety: DePaul student victim of armed robbery on Lincoln Park campus

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

October 11, 2019

A DePaul student reported that they were the victim of an armed robbery about 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Lincoln Park campus, according to a public safety alert. The student reported that they were approached in an alley behind the Arts & Letters building by a person they had met earlier in the day,...

Chicago mulling a hike on ride-hailing fees in downtown area

Chicago mulling a hike on ride-hailing fees in downtown area

Associated Press

October 11, 2019

Chicago officials are considering an increase in ride-hailing fees for solo riders traveling downtown, in a move aimed at reducing traffic congestion. Mayor Lori Lightfoot told a local radio station Thursday in a pre-recorded broadcast that she will recommend the "short-term" plan to give breaks to...

Chicago wants public to weigh in on legal marijuana sales

Chicago wants public to weigh in on legal marijuana sales

Associated Press

October 7, 2019

Chicago officials are holding public meetings for residents to weigh in on the sale of recreational marijuana in the city. A new state law will allow recreational marijuana to be sold to people 21 and older starting Jan. 1. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says her office wants to hear from residents, business...

SGA announces initiative to provide free menstrual products in every campus restroom

SGA announces initiative to provide free menstrual products in every campus restroom

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2019

DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA) announced plans Sept. 27 to distribute free menstrual products across both campuses. The initiative was first proposed by SGA President Giselle Cervantes and Vice President Landon Campbell during their campaign last quarter. “The idea came about whe...

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