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DePaul’s newest Title IX coordinator inherits department distrust but is confident in new role

DePaul’s newest Title IX coordinator inherits department distrust but is confident in new role

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

April 1, 2020

Kathryn Statz is now the director of gender equity — previously known as Title IX coordinator — at DePaul. The DePaulia sat down with her to discuss the Title IX office’s high turnover rate and its plans for moving forward under new leadership. Statz has worked at DePaul since 2002 in the athletic department...

More than just a ceremony: First-generation Latinx students demand in-person graduation

More than just a ceremony: First-generation Latinx students demand in-person graduation

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

March 29, 2020

A commencement ceremony is more than a graduation for first-generation Latinx college students inspiring the next generation. First generation Latinx students won’t get the chance to turn their tassel and wear their royal blue cap and gown in a packed arena after DePaul University announced they ...

DePaul cancels commencement, petition surfaces to postpone ceremony instead

DePaul cancels commencement, petition surfaces to postpone ceremony instead

Ella Lee, News Editor

March 27, 2020

Traditional in-person graduation ceremonies will not be held this May or June, DePaul announced Friday in an email. Instead, the university is planning a “series of virtual ceremonies.” The decision was made because of the uncertainty over when COVID-19’s widespread social disruption will e...

DePaul faculty, staff donate almost all protective gear to local hospitals fighting COVID-19

DePaul faculty, staff donate almost all protective gear to local hospitals fighting COVID-19

Ella Lee, News Editor

March 26, 2020

On March 20, Susan Dawson received an email from a staffer at Mount Sinai’s Holy Cross Hospital asking DePaul for help.  “We are in desperate need of masks,” read the email, which asked for other personal protective equipment (PPE), too. “I’m reaching out to our other schools also for anythi...

Ion Lincoln Park resident tests positive for COVID-19

Ion Lincoln Park resident tests positive for COVID-19

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

March 17, 2020

A resident at Ion Apartments, formerly known as 1237 West, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email sent Tuesday afternoon from management. The resident is self quarantined and has not used any common spaces since March 14, according to the email. The email was posted the DePaul B...

Veterans face financial insecurity from GI Bill payouts as courses go online

Veterans face financial insecurity from GI Bill payouts as courses go online

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor

March 15, 2020

DePaul’s recent switch from in-person classes to online may harm one of its most vulnerable communities — its veterans.  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, universities nationwide have moved courses online for the rest of the school year, which prevents GI Bill users from getting Military Housing Allow...

DePaul professors react to remote teaching mandate

DePaul professors react to remote teaching mandate

Ella Lee, News Editor

March 13, 2020

As students have started to wrap their minds around a remote Spring Quarter, professors are scrambling to meet their students’ needs. “We are being asked to figure out how to teach our classes remotely,” said Judith McCray, a communications professor. “The college and the department and the ...

DePaul students demand university lower tuition next quarter

DePaul students demand university lower tuition next quarter

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

March 13, 2020

A Change.org petition entitled “Lower Tuition for DePaul University after making all classes online” was created Thursday to direct the university’s attention towards student concerns relating to the cost of admission given the university’s plans to hold classes entirely online for the Spring Quarter. “Most classes will be moved to online i...

DePaul cancels all Summer 2020 study abroad trips

DePaul cancels all Summer 2020 study abroad trips

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor

March 13, 2020

DePaul has cancelled all university-sponsored Summer 2020 study abroad programs because of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to DePaul Study Abroad Director Martha McGivern, who  announced the decision in an email Thursday afternoon to all summer study abroad students. “The decision to cancel the upcoming summe...

DePaul students share concerns about switch to online learning

DePaul students share concerns about switch to online learning

Keira Wingate and Cailey Gleeson

March 12, 2020

As DePaul University plans to transition Spring Quarter classes to online, some students share concerns about their abilities to focus in virtual classroom settings. While many factors play into which environment is better for learning and for whom, the rapid switch to online is giving students an un...

DePaul Art Museum cancelling exhibition reception amid COVID-19 fears

DePaul Art Museum cancelling exhibition reception amid COVID-19 fears

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

March 11, 2020

Amid growing concerns of COVID-19, the DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) announced that they are canceling the opening reception for a new exhibition.  In an announcement from director and chief curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm released Wednesday, a planned reception for “The World to Come: Art in the Ag...

Person confirmed with COVID-19 was at DePaul-used facility Cinespace

Person confirmed with COVID-19 was at DePaul-used facility Cinespace

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

DePaul is suspending its students' involvement with Cinespace Chicago Film Studios after someone working on the premises tested positive for COVID-19.  Officials announced on Monday that a production member for the FOX show “NeXt” that films at one of Cinespace’s sets, tested positive for the...

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