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Forward thinker: President Esteban talks enrollment, endowment and hope for athletics

Forward thinker: President Esteban talks enrollment, endowment and hope for athletics

Jonathan Ballew, Benjamin Conboy, Shane Rene, News Editor, Managing Editor, Sports Editor

April 9, 2018


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For the first time in its 119-year history, DePaul University has a president who is not a Vincentian priest. President A. Gabriel Esteban, 55, brings a fresh vision to the university after the resignation of Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. last fall. Esteban represents a shifting focus for the university, transiti...

Photo of the Week: esports Gaming Center

Photo of the Week: esports Gaming Center

Timothy Duke, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2018


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After much anticipation, The Sports Gaming Center opened at the DePaul Center in the Loop. Following Robert Morris University’s lead, DePaul began making preparations for the gaming center two years ago. DePaul says they hope the center will attract students to the university as esports programs at...

Social media engagement doesn’t translate to polls

Social media engagement doesn’t translate to polls

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

April 9, 2018


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While platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allow users to express their political opinions, it doesn’t always lead to political engagement. Sam Ellerbee, a prospective DePaul student and social media user, says that while he often sees his friends post about what they do and don’t like...

Demand for female voice-over actors growing

Demand for female voice-over actors growing

Varvara Makarevich, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018


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Even though the glass ceiling has not yet been broken, women are getting there. They won the battle over their right to vote, to obtain high-level positions and to compete with men on the same level. Today, they are actually the ones shaping the market by being the principal consumers. This economic reali...

Recent graduate killed in rock climbing accident

Recent graduate killed in rock climbing accident

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

April 9, 2018


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A recent DePaul graduate died in a rock climbing accident on Wednesday, March 28. Savannah Buik, 22, was climbing with the aid of ropes on the East Bluff at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin when she fell. Lt. Mike Green of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said the cause of the fall is still under investigation. Buik had just graduated at the end of...

Law professor has class canceled after using the N-word

Law professor has class canceled after using the N-word

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

April 9, 2018


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After repeated use of the N-word during what he says was a teaching exercise, Professor Donald Hermann’s law class has been officially canceled by the Dean of the College of Law, Rosato Perea. Hermann remains adamant that the cancellation of his class was “completely inappropriate,” and th...

Power player: Former DePaul student sues ex-professor for sexual coercion

Power player: Former DePaul student sues ex-professor for sexual coercion

DePaulia Investigation

April 2, 2018


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Some parts of this story may be upsetting or disturbing to readers, as the language used in court documents that The DePaulia recovered includes graphic sexual language. A lawsuit from a former DePaul student accusing a professor of coercing her into sex raises questions about dating between st...

Wintrust conflict of interest remains in question

Wintrust conflict of interest remains in question

Jonathan Ballew, Shane Rene & Benjamin Conboy, News Editor, Sports Editor & Managing Editor

April 2, 2018


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Women in film production at DePaul doubles

Women in film production at DePaul doubles

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

April 2, 2018


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In 2017, Film and Television was the most popular major for new DePaul freshmen, and 53 percent of the university’s total enrollment was female. Women accounted for about 28 percent of the College of Computing and Digital Media’s new freshmen and transfers. Chicago has long been a hub for film an...

VPNs raise security concerns about user data

VPNs raise security concerns about user data

Timothy Duke, Assistant News Editor

April 2, 2018


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In 2014 Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, posed as an academic research group and created a personality test on Facebook. The firm promised users a gift of one or two dollars if they completed the quiz. Once users agreed to take this quiz, Cambridge Analytica did not just cheaply...

Loyola fans storm DePaul’s campus, local bars

Loyola fans storm DePaul’s campus, local bars

Timothy Duke and Benjamin Conboy

April 2, 2018


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During a Cinderella-style tournament run, Loyola’s men’s basketball fans took to bars around Chicago to cheer on the Ramblers in the Final Four on Saturday, March 31. The Loyola Ramblers competed fiercely in the NCAA championship, establishing themselves as the premiere Chicago collegiate basketball te...

Background

April 2, 2018


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In our original investigation, The DePaulia reached out to Ponsetto regarding her role in the Wintrust Arena naming rights deal. The deal is worth an estimated $22 million. We also reached out to DePaul Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Bethke, for clarification. In both c...

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