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Student groups unite to debate Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Nicole Coleman

April 7, 2013


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Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) partnered with the African Student Association (ASA) Thursday, April 4, in the Cortelyou Commons to create a "think-tank" surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Following the screening of Connie Field's "The Bottom Line: How Boycott and Divestment Ended Sou...

Student killed in wrong-way crash

Dylan McHugh

April 7, 2013


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Asuncion Torres' last words to her son were "Be careful." But it was the alleged carelessness of another that caused her son's death.Fabian Torres, a DePaul University student, and his friend Joaquin Garcia were killed in a car accident on Lake Shore Drive March 15, after an off-duty North Chicago p...

DePaul Art Museum celebrates century anniversary of Armory exhibit

Courtney Jacquin

April 7, 2013


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There were no riots at the DePaul Art Museum Friday evening. It is unlikely riots will break out at the museum in the foreseeable future. In 1913, it was a different story.For and Against Modern Art: The Armory Show + 100, on view at the DePaul Art Museum through June 16, revisits some of the original ...

CPS closings affect DePaul-shadowed schools

Jasmine Armand

April 7, 2013


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At 6 a.m. March 21, Chicago Public School principals began to receive word of whether their schools would be closed or turned around at the end of this academic year. The final list includes 50 schools, primarily on the South and West sides, making this the largest single round school closing in the na...

DePaul students sweep hedge funding competition

Anne Malina

April 7, 2013


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Five DePaul students have been invited to the next round of Battle Fin, a hedge funding competition that pits potential hedge fund managers against each other in a real-time competition with real money.Competitors must come up with a viable strategy for working with the hedge funds which are judged by...

AP: Pope makes Easter pleas for world peace

The Associated Press

April 2, 2013


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VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis marked Christianity's most joyous day with a passionate plea for world peace, celebrating his first Easter Sunday as pontiff in the enthusiastic company of more than 250,000 people who overflowed from St. Peter's Square.With eloquent words in his Easter message, Francis l...

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS RECRUITED FOR MEN’S TEAM

Dylan McHugh

April 1, 2013


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With another season in the basement of the Big East and another unceremonious first-round exit from the NIT tournament, DePaul's men's basketball is looking for a change of pace. Men's basketball head coach Oliver Purnell thinks this can happen with a change of gender.In an unprecedented move, Purnell a...

DePaul and Malcolm X students killed in wrong-way accident

Dylan McHugh

March 19, 2013


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A DePaul University student and a Malcolm X College student were killed in a car accident on Lake Shore Drive, Friday, March 15, after an off-duty North Chicago police officer allegedly drove on the wrong side of the road while intoxicated.Fabian Torres, 27, was a first-year DePaul student. Joaquin ...

Photos: St. Patrick’s Day 2013 celebrations in Chicago

Elizabeth Schuetz

March 18, 2013


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Photos from the St. Patrick's Day celebrations and parade in Chicago Saturday, March 16, 2013.Click each to enlarge.ξAccording to our front page poll, out of 36 total poll-takers, 58% said that they do celebrate St. Patrick's Day, while 42% said they do not celebrate.

Baby in Mississippi has been HIV-free for a year

Kevin Gross

March 11, 2013


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The medical world is celebrating over a recent case in which a baby from Mississippi has been cured of the HIV virus, a startling development that could potentially have major implications in the world of healthcare.The child is now 2 1/2 years old and has shown no remaining signs of functional HIV infec...

Who owns your food?

Michael Hoppenrath

March 11, 2013


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ξMonsanto, a company that genetically modifies seeds that hold 10 U.S. patents, is suing Indiana farmer Vernon Hugh Brownman for copyright infringement.The Supreme Court heard the case in oral argument Feb. 16. The question was whether patent rights on the DNA of genetically modified seeds extends ...

Grate’ expectations for closing McGaw Hall

Hannah Bender

March 11, 2013


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After Thanksgiving 2013, DePaul University students will finally say goodbye to their favorite "Cheese Grater."McGaw Hall, which houses the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD) and Modern Languages departments, as well as the University Center of Writing- Based Learning (UCWbL), will begin moving cl...

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