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Sonia Soltero, Faculty Council President, speaks at the council meeting on April 6 where they voted to keep term faculty.

Faculty Council vote allows four departments to keep term faculty

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Faculty Council Beat Reporter April 10, 2022

DePaul’s Faculty Council voted unanimously Wednesday to grant four departments exemption from staffing guidelines for term faculty provided in the faculty handbook. The handbook defines term faculty...

A student was punched in the face in DePauls Loop campus on Tuesday

First faculty meeting of 2020-21 academic year discusses ongoing faculty concerns, Covid updates and more

Sonal Soni, Nation & World Editor September 19, 2021

Budget cuts, ongoing pay freezes and administrative disregard were priority discussion areas at the first faculty council meeting of the academic year. The meeting also covered a range of topics including...

The statue of John J. Egan, located outside of the Lincoln Park Student Center, wearing a mask.

Faculty concerned with returning to campus, discusses COVID uncertainties in town hall

Sonal Soni, Nation & World Editor August 23, 2021

On Wednesday Aug. 18, DePaul’s faculty council town hall took place virtually on Zoom. Introduced by Sonia Soltero, the newest faculty council president, the town hall served as a place for faculty to...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Board of Trustees builds search committee for next president

Nate Burleyson, Online Managing Editor August 2, 2021

The DePaul Board of Trustees is creating a search committee to find DePaul’s next president. President A. Gabriel Esteban announced on June 14 that he would be stepping down from his position in June...

Sonia Soltero is the first woman of color to be elected Faculty council president.

Faculty Council elects first female president of color, Black VP

Lacey Latch and Ella Lee June 6, 2021

DePaul’s Faculty Council elected a new board of officers at the final meeting of the academic year to serve for the next year, with Sonia Soltero becoming the first female president of color to hold...

The statue of Father John Egan outside of DePauls Lincoln Park campus.

Faculty Council: 92 percent of surveyed employees are willing to take the Covid-19 vaccine or already have

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

CORRECTION: This story and its headline have been updated to reflect that 92 percent of surveyed employees are willing to take the Covid-19 vaccine or already have — not 92 percent of all employees.  At...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Annual faculty and diversity report reveals lack of representation among faculty compared to student body

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

The annual report on faculty and diversity revealed a lack of representation among faculty compared to DePaul’s student body at February’s Faculty Council meeting.  Cindy Pickett, DePaul’s associate...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

DePaul president: Student vaccinations won’t be mandated, faculty vaccinations ‘not such a big issue’

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

During a faculty council Q&A session, President A. Gabriel Esteban spoke to faculty regarding a Covid-19 vaccination process and expressed that it is not a priority for staff — nor will the university...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Faculty Council upholds term contracts, addresses declining student mental health

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

At the final Faculty Council meeting of 2020,  the council discussed the issue of termination of term faculty contracts along with how faculty can help students during a mental health crisis. The council...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Covid-19, grading policy discussed at Faculty Council meeting

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

In the second meeting of the academic year, DePaul’s Faculty Council discussed a series of matters including the university’s Covid-19 case status, more resolutions on the grading policy, student voting...

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