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DePaul adds new Board of Trustees members

DePaul adds new Board of Trustees members

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2020

DePaul University’s Board of Trustees will bring aboard six newly elected members, including Gery Chico, a former candidate for mayor of Chicago, according to a university press release. The new board members come from a variety of professional backgrounds, ranging from corporate banking and invest...

DePaul senior, elected official Bushra Amiwala talks burnout, image and pushing her limits

DePaul senior, elected official Bushra Amiwala talks burnout, image and pushing her limits

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

January 26, 2020

She was driving her usual route when it happened. Her phone continued to vibrate and vibrate without stopping. She had been getting very little sleep the first week of January. She couldn’t look at her phone without some form of anxiety rising to the surface. The little red bubble on her phone reminde...

Blue Demon Challenge donations double initial goal of $1 million

Blue Demon Challenge donations double initial goal of $1 million

Maria Garcia, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

DePaul hosted the Blue Demon Challenge on Thursday, Jan. 23 with a goal to raise $1 million. The challenge surpassed expectations and impressed students and faculty with $2,006,201 in total donations raised and 2,439 gifts in total, according to the Blue Demon Challenge website. The event honors the seven ...

DePaul event encourages attendees to rethink perceptions of drug use

DePaul event encourages attendees to rethink perceptions of drug use

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

January 26, 2020

Legalization of cannabis in Illinois after decades of criminalization has spurred many to rethink their perceptions of drug use. DePaul University sociology professor Greg Scott offered a space for this evaluation in an open lecture on drug user advocacy this past Friday, Jan. 24.  His lecture, tit...

Programming error registers hundreds of non-citizens

Programming error registers hundreds of non-citizens

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

January 26, 2020

After years of pleas by voting rights advocates for the Secretary of State’s office to improve implementation of Automatic Voter Registration, Secretary Jesse White revealed in a letter that over 500 of those who marked they were not U.S. citizens were accidentally registered to vote through AVR between Jul...

DePaul mental health services don’t impress

DePaul mental health services don’t impress

Taylor Johnson, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

Many students suffer from mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and so on. However, over the years it has been common that many students struggle with these issues alone.  Most of these issues start at home, or as a child and developed into bigger problems throughout a...

DePaul Faculty Council discusses diversity, renames art school

DePaul Faculty Council discusses diversity, renames art school

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

January 20, 2020

DePaul’s Faculty Council spent much of their Jan. 15 meeting addressing concerns regarding diversity and inclusion throughout their ranks. When Valerie Johnson, the chair of the political science department presented her motion to prioritize diversity in the hiring process for Associate Deans, she noted ...

Declining enrollment will factor into DePaul’s 2020-21 budget

Declining enrollment will factor into DePaul’s 2020-21 budget

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

January 12, 2020

DePaul has begun its process for preparing a budget for the 2020-21 academic year, and the university says it must take enrollment declines into consideration. The university won’t have a budget until after the Board of Trustees’ meeting in early March, but the process for putting it together began ...

In Brief: DePaul President’s Report highlights university successes, goals

In Brief: DePaul President’s Report highlights university successes, goals

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

January 12, 2020

DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban released his annual President’s Report last week, highlighting the university’s accomplishments and some of its goals moving forward. For example, DePaul has new scholarships available for some incoming students. The university awarded more than 250 inco...

Former DePaul student’s happy ending after $20k GI Bill debacle

Former DePaul student’s happy ending after $20k GI Bill debacle

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

January 12, 2020

In 2008, the government passed the Post-9/11 GI Bill which offers educational benefits to service members who served 90 or more days on active duty since September 10, 2001. The tiered system benefits both those who served the country and their dependents, with much of their college tuition covered ...

‘Know what you owe’: Student loan advice from a professional fitness adviser

‘Know what you owe’: Student loan advice from a professional fitness adviser

Maddie Brockmyre, Contributing Writer

January 12, 2020

Natalie Daniels, a short woman with magenta glasses and a bright smile, sits in her office tucked away in the back of DePaul Central, separated from the bustle of the Schmidt Academic Center.  Two computers are propped up on her desk as she quickly types out numbers into a loan interest calculator ...

Holiday histories: DePaul through the decades

Holiday histories: DePaul through the decades

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

December 21, 2019

This timeline shows DePaul holiday celebrations and blunders through the decades, using documents from the university's Special Collections and Archives. Among other events, it includes St. Vincent de Paul's Christmas Eve feast, a statue of Thomas Aquinas stolen from a science building and a Hanukkah...

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