The DePaulia

Presidential debate season kicks off with focus on economic crisis

Jill Miskevics

September 29, 2012


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The first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for this Wednesday.  As DePaul students, and eligible voters, it is our duty to obtain as much information as we possibly can to help guide our decision-making process."College students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and will ...

DePaul to form alliance with medical school

Dylan McHugh

September 29, 2012


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DePaul will start a "strategic alliance" with the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) to bolster their respective medical programs, the university is expected to announce Wednesday. Located in North Chicago, RFUMS specializes in medical science programs for graduate students,...

Kenmore Green leaves some seeing red

Matthew Smith

September 21, 2012


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In Chicago, there are few issues more contentious than parking, the need for green space and pedestrian access. In Lincoln Park, these two issues are coming to a head on the DePaul campus.For its 2009 Master Plan, DePaul University officials proposed closing Kenmore Avenue between Fullerton and Belde...

One-year anniversary of the Occupy movement

Kevin Gross

September 21, 2012


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Activists fed up with the growing income disparity between the rich and the poor formed the Occupy Wall-Street movement, a year ago. Their goal was to change the scope of politics and America's capitalist system. A few hundred protesters marched down Wall Street in New York Sept. 17, to celebrate...

China and Japan clash over control of islands

Callie Bretthauer

September 21, 2012


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Japan and China's historic dispute regarding ownership of a chain of islands in the East China Sea has recently resurfaced.The islands, referred to as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan, began to be a source of tension in the 1970's when oil resources were discovered in the area. They are close to ...

News in Brief 9-24-12

Dylan McHugh

September 21, 2012


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Back to school for CPS teachers, studentsAfter Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members went on strike for the first time in 25 years and made national headlines, the CTU and Chicago Public Schools finally reached an agreement.350,000 public school students returned to their classrooms Wednesday. Mayor Rahm ...

Student-made “EventDrops” site sparks university controversy

Haley BeMiller

September 21, 2012


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EventDrops.com, a website created by DePaul student Khoa Nguyen, was created to assist DePaul organizations in their event planning. Recently, however, the website has been a source of controversy with the administration raising objections to it.         Nguyen, a sophomo...

“You can’t buy happiness — except with an iPhone”

Chris Ayan

September 21, 2012


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Apple users, start your search engines: after months of speculation and anticipation, the iPhone 5 went on sale Friday to long lines around the globe. The Apple Store at North and Clybourn opened its doors at 8 a.m. to customers eager to get their hands on the newest version of Apple's smartphone.The iPhone 5 ...

Blurry “vision” for the future

Paige Wagenknecht

September 21, 2012


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If you walked through the quad Sept. 14, you might have noticed the gigantic stage, sea of white chairs and a scrumptious looking spread, which rivaled the sandwich from Chartwell's you grabbed earlier.No, FEST didn't come early this year--this event kicked off the university's plan to enhance our educa...

DePaul student remembered after accident

Dylan Fahoome

September 21, 2012


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Aug. 17 began like any other day for Alice Butler-Collins. She got up and heard her son - Kenneth Collins, a DePaul Ph.D. student - start his car after a few misfires and drive away. That was at 6:45 a.m.At 7:45 a.m., she received a phone call from the Roseland Community Hospital where her son worked...

Marijuana ordinance does not affect DePaul students

Megan Deppen

September 21, 2012


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A new ordinance in Chicago that took effect Aug. 4 reduced the punishment for marijuana possession of 15 grams or less from a $1,500 fine and six months jail time to a $250-500 ticket. Mayor Rahm Emanuel aims to reduce the amount of time officers spend processing possession cases and increase the nu...

Teachers stay strong amid strike criticisms

Dennis D. Georges

September 18, 2012


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A sea of more than 20,000 red t-shirts donned by teachers, union leaders, and a number of supporters rallied in Union Park, Saturday, chanting, "strong schools, strong community," "Chicago is a union town," and "the people united will never be divided."The rally at Union Park had a diverse list of s...

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