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DePaul shows solidarity to people experiencing homelessness with ‘Big Sleep Out’

DePaul shows solidarity to people experiencing homelessness with ‘Big Sleep Out’

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

December 8, 2019

On a cold, cloudy Chicago night of about 38 degrees Fahrenheit, DePaul hosted the Chicago Sleep Out on Dec. 7. About 130 participants joined together to spend one night sleeping outside in the Lincoln Park Quad. Many were only equipped with sleeping bags, blankets and layered clothing to keep them w...

DePaul student charged with writing software for ISIS waives preliminary hearing

DePaul student charged with writing software for ISIS waives preliminary hearing

Meredith Melland, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2019

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffery Cole agreed Friday morning to waive the preliminary examination hearing of Thomas Osadzinski, the DePaul University student charged with coding a program designed to more efficiently spread ISIS propaganda online.  A federal criminal complaint charged Osadzinski, 20, with one co...

DePaul student called project for ISIS ‘highest form of jihad’

DePaul student called project for ISIS ‘highest form of jihad’

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

November 20, 2019

Thomas Osadzinski came to DePaul in Fall 2017 to attain a bachelor of computer science degree in software development. Now, he’s been accused of writing computer code intended to assist ISIS in spreading propaganda.  The code, a Python script, copies ISIS media channels onto an unnamed social med...

DePaul LSP changes could bring program around

DePaul LSP changes could bring program around

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

November 18, 2019

It’s generally understood that LSP121 isn’t anyone’s first choice. Many students harp on the required course’s perceived lack of utility and the fact that the course tries to fit too much into a small time frame. Zoaib Mirza, an adjunct professor who teaches Quantitative Reasoning and Techn...

Jason Hill under fire after letter to Thunberg

Jason Hill under fire after letter to Thunberg

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

November 18, 2019

Philosophy professor Jason D. Hill wrote an open letter to environmental activist Greta Thunberg last week, calling her morals misaligned with the natural path of climate. The open letter was published in FrontPage Magazine, an online magazine funded by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative...

Tenured faculty highlights diversity issues at DePaul

Tenured faculty highlights diversity issues at DePaul

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

November 18, 2019

Diversity among professors at DePaul is often criticized as limited. But among tenured professors on campus, the lack of diversity is even more significant.  Of the 528 total tenured professors at DePaul, The DePaulia was able to find 469 through DePaul’s website. The data collected by The DePa...

DePaul College of Law lags with bar passage, rankings as Dean faces review

DePaul College of Law lags with bar passage, rankings as Dean faces review

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

DePaul University College of Law (COL) has gone five years under the command of Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea, over which time the school’s national ranking has fallen, distinguished professors have exited and its students have graduated less and less prepared to practice law. Now Rosato Perea, who...

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...

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...

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...

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