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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...

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 ...

DePaul announces student options following Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order

DePaul announces student options following Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor

July 20, 2020

DePaul University’s Office of Student Affairs and Department of Housing sent out university-wide emails to students early Friday to inform them of options for the upcoming fall quarter in light of Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order, effective July 6. The Department of Public Health’s directive requires travelers entering the...

DePaul’s Department of Finance and Real Estate names new chair following merger

DePaul's Department of Finance and Real Estate names new chair following merger

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

July 17, 2020

Following the administrative merge of DePaul's Department of Finance and Real Estate, Thomas Berry was appointed as the new department chair, effective July 1. Berry previously worked as an associate dean of students and faculty success in the Driehaus College of Business. “I am honored and humbled to have been sel...

“I never really felt like a member”: Students of color criticize racism in DePaul sororities

“I never really felt like a member”: Students of color criticize racism in DePaul sororities

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

July 16, 2020

Kay Smith was one of only two Black girls in DePaul’s Phi Mu chapter. When she saw how her sorority responded to the rising Black Lives Matter movement, she knew she couldn’t stay silent anymore. Smith left the sorority and took to social media, calling out her now-former chapter for its complacency. ...

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...

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