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Daily Newsline emails helpful for some, annoying for others

Daily Newsline emails helpful for some, annoying for others

Carina Smith & Emma Oxnevad, News Editor & Asst. News Editor

October 22, 2018


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DePaul students’ inboxes have gotten just a little bit more cluttered this year after the DePaul Newsroom started sending daily emails about university news that students can’t unsubscribe to. The emails are new for the 2018-2019 school year, with students receiving an email every weekday with links to articles...

Law School Admissions Test to go digital next summer

Law School Admissions Test to go digital next summer

Carina Smith, News Editor

October 22, 2018


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As a final push to join the modernization of other standardized tests, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) will be offered online starting in July 2019. The test, which has been a pen and paper test since its inception, is the last graduate school admission standard test not to be offered online....

For the right reasons: DePaul group counters stereotypes of ‘voluntourism’

For the right reasons: DePaul group counters stereotypes of ‘voluntourism’

Adam Webb, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018


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In a world where every single action is analyzed by the masses and there is seemingly no route to avoiding criticism altogether, even the best intentions have become controversially decried as problematic. Amid the criticism of an industry centered on making volunteer work a vacation excursion, DePaul’s...

Clinton family encourages students to remain optimistic

Clinton family encourages students to remain optimistic

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

October 22, 2018


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In a packed gymnasium full of students, press, and Americans searching for optimism, the Clinton family gave insight on matters both political and personal. From Oct. 19 through Oct. 21, The Clinton Foundation hosted the annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at the University of Chicago....

Day of the Dead celebrated by more than Mexicans

Damita Menezes, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018


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Mexican Catholics are not alone believing that souls return to Earth on Nov. 2 each year to rejoin their families. Indian Catholics also observe the tradition and make special meals for their version of All Souls’ Day, or The Day of the Dead. The celebration combines Catholic and Mexica...

Chicago ranked worst major American city for recycling

Chicago ranked worst major American city for recycling

Ella Lee, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018


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DePaul students and staff have called for an improvement for recycling practices in Chicago, following a report that much of the city’s recyclable items have instead been sent to landfills. The increased interest in recycling follows a massive investigation by the Better Government Association (BGA)...

Provost takes medical leave, CMN dean named acting provost

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-In-Chief

October 22, 2018


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Provost Marten denBoer announced he is taking a medical leave of absence after revealing he has leukemia. The current dean of the College of Communication (CMN), Salma Ghanem, will take on the role of acting provost. Alexandra Murphy, a communication professor and associate dean of CMN will act as dean...

Safety report shows campus crime statistics stagnating

Safety report shows campus crime statistics stagnating

Carina Smith, News Editor

October 15, 2018


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The 2018 Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report was released late last month, showing that DePaul’s crime has remained nearly unchanged throughout the last few years. The report includes statistics from both on-campus and public data, a requirement under the federal Cleary ...

2019 commencement plans to change ticketing, regalia

2019 commencement plans to change ticketing, regalia

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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The majority of students graduating from DePaul in May and June 2019 will only receive six free, general admission tickets for their guests of choice to the commencement ceremonies at the Wintrust Area in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. Another controversial change for DePaul’s 120th graduation...

Chicago Public Schools losing $4 million federal grant money

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


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The federal Department of Education has decided to withhold $4 million in grant money from Chicago Public Schools, citing the district’s failure to protect students from sexual assault. The letter notifying CPS was delivered Thursday and detailed the suspension of the $4 million that is a portion of...

Conservative speakers denied visit, event forced off campus

Conservative speakers denied visit, event forced off campus

October 15, 2018


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Two speakers from the conservative advocacy organization Turning Point USA (TPUSA) were scheduled to speak with the DePaul chapter of TPUSA on Oct. 16 as a part of the TPUSA Campus Clash Tour, but the event was prohibited from campus. Representatives from TPUSA and DePaul giving different ...

Chance the Rapper will donate $1 million to mental health services

Chance the Rapper will donate $1 million to mental health services

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

October 15, 2018


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Chance the Rapper, born Chancellor Bennett, will be launching a charitable initiative called My State of Mind, a branch of his larger organzaiton SocialWorks. According to the official website for SocialWorks, My State of Mind hopes “to unify the broader mental health community, inc...

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