The DePaulia

Mayoral race heats up after Emanuel’s decision not to run

Carina Smith, News Editor

September 10, 2018


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Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an abrupt announcement on Sept. 4 that he would not be seeking re-election in the upcoming mayoral election. Emanuel, who has already served two terms, didn’t give a reason for his decision to not run, but his controversial time in office already had a number of opponents scram...

Fraternity offers haircuts to empower black men on campus

Fraternity offers haircuts to empower black men on campus

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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Alpha Phi Alpha, a historic African- American intercollegiate fraternity, will be hosting “The Barbershop Series” on the first three Tuesday nights of the fall quarter at the Black Cultural Center as a means to reach out to incoming black male freshmen on campus, surround them with a network of other bl...

Fundraising staff lodges complaints with HR

Fundraising staff lodges complaints with HR

Benjamin Conboy

September 10, 2018


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DePaul’s Office of Advancement, the department responsible for fundraising and alumni relations, is facing accusations by current employees of improper hiring and firing practices and being tasked with unattainable goals by President A. Gabriel Esteban, according to employees. Several employees...

Students blast changes to meal plans

Students blast changes to meal plans

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

September 10, 2018


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DePaul’s Dining Services has undergone a drastic transformation as part of larger updates for the school year, much to the chagrin of students. The changes to Dining Services were approved and instituted by Chartwells, DePaul’s food provider in partnership with Facility Operations. All of the...

Major staff layoffs expected

Major staff layoffs expected

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

May 29, 2018


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Serious layoffs are likely coming to DePaul. DePaul officials said that the process is “not yet finalized” and any staff reductions “would go into effect before July 1,” which is the beginning of the new fiscal year. Several current DePaul employees described to The DePaulia a culture of fear and...

Editorial: A free press challenged at DePaul

Editorial: A free press challenged at DePaul

DePaulia Editorial Board

May 29, 2018


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The playwright and author Arthur Miller once said, “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” DePaul is, in a sense, a nation in its own right, albeit a smaller one of about 28,000. And we, the students who collectively comprise The DePaulia, are speaking to you when we illu...

No Cop Academy and a thin blue line

No Cop Academy and a thin blue line

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

May 29, 2018


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The second floor of City Hall was hotter than usual Friday afternoon. The air conditioning was shut off as hundreds of Chicago activists and organizers protested funding the $95 million cop academy in Garfield Park proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The vote to give $28 million to the academy was initially scheduled for Wednes...

How ‘Peter Rabbit’ teaches kids to save the planet

How ‘Peter Rabbit’ teaches kids to save the planet

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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When DePaul environmental science professor Liam Heneghan’s children left home for college, he thought of how he had managed to raise such dedicated, concerned young adults who care deeply for the world around them. The answer — children’s books. All of these books personify animals in order...

Open-source, downloadable textbooks could relieve price strain

Open-source, downloadable textbooks could relieve price strain

Duaa Israr, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2018


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Students and professors at DePaul University may set a new policy — usurping expensive textbook-buying requirements with the option of downloading the material at a discount price. Students and professors are now getting the survey via email. Their responses will determine whether the library will...

Prolific professor leaving DePaul for greener pastures

Prolific professor leaving DePaul for greener pastures

Ben Conboy, Managing Editor

May 29, 2018


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Patrick Murphy loves this place. He built his career here. He bought a condo that is only a three-minute walk from DePaul’s Loop campus so he could be there at a moment’s notice. But now it’s time for him to move on. He’s been at DePaul for 15 years, since he was only 29-years-old. Murphy,...

Speaker illuminates religious foundations of KKK artifacts

Speaker illuminates religious foundations of KKK artifacts

Brian Pearlman, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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KImages of the Ku Klux Klan, its members clad in hooded white robes and standing alongside burning crosses, are often used as shorthand symbols for an almost otherworldly form of American white nationalism and white supremacy – and they shouldn’t be, according to Kelly Baker, an independent scholar,...

Report of armed weapon in Loop campus lead to evacuation, concerned students

Report of armed weapon in Loop campus lead to evacuation, concerned students

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

May 23, 2018


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We just evacuated the Loop campus at #DePaul and were told to move across the street. No word about what’s happening inside. #Chicago pic.twitter.com/VGmpZ3r3AK — Holly K. Sias (@HollySias) May 22, 2018 A professor was told that there was some kind of off-duty plain clothes law enforcement officer in the building who had a gun visible, someone called it in and...

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