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DePaul students — faced with online classes and high tuition — turn to community colleges

Students at College of DuPage gather for Commencement in 2018.

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor

August 15, 2020

More and more students are deciding that the full price of attending DePaul is too high, considering online classes have become the norm. DePaul announced Wednesday that most classes for the fall quarter would shift to an online format — even more than what was planned originally. Tuition, however...

Op-ed: Why sustainability must be central to DePaul’s new mission

Protesters rally on the Federal Plaza inside the Loop during a global climate change march Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Chicago.

Wesley Janicki, SGA Executive Vice President of Operations

August 15, 2020

When someone asks me what makes DePaul unique, the answer I give is always the same. It’s not our academic programs, our mascot DIBS, or even our dual campuses that I reply. While those make DePaul stand out, what makes DePaul unique is our mission. Our Catholic, Vincentian and Urban identity is ...

Every Tom Hanks film, reviewed

Every Tom Hanks film, reviewed

Keira Wingate, Contributing Writer

August 14, 2020

“Willsoooooooooonn!” is probably how everyone is feeling right about now. Alone, drained both physically and mentally, and who knows, maybe you’re floating on a raft.  With COVID-19 requiring most of us to stay at home, it makes for the perfect time to binge every single one of Tom Hanks...

Big East officially cancels fall sports season

Big East conference logo displayed in place of the DePaul Athletics logo underneath the jumbotron for the Big East Championship at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 12, 2020

The Big East announced on Wednesday that all fall sports are canceled due to the increasing concerns of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference also said they will look for options to play fall sports during the spring of 2021. Sports that are impacted by this decision at DePaul are men’s and...

OPINION: Aspects of social media could harm Black Lives Matter

A billboard sponsored by O, The Oprah Magazine, is on display with with a photo of Breonna Taylor, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Louisville, KY. Twenty-six billboards are going up across Louisville, demanding that the police officers involved in Taylor's death be arrested and charged.  Taylor was shot multiple times March 13 when police officers burst into her Louisville apartment using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found. (AP Photo/Dylan T. Lovan)

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

August 12, 2020

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has spread across social media, spreading information about police brutality, local protests and petitions. Through pages dedicated to social justice issues and spreading awareness, the average user can actively learn more about creating positive change for BIPOC  (Bl...

DePaul shifts focus online for fall quarter

The statue of John J. Egan, located outside of the Lincoln Park Student Center, wearing a mask.

DePaulia Staff

August 12, 2020

Most DePaul classes will be online fall quarter and students who planned to live in residence halls might not be able to, the university announced in a community-wide email sent Wednesday, walking back on the loose plan the university announced in July.  “When the COVID-19 pandemic forced DePaul ...

DePaul interviews DeWayne Peevy for athletic director job

Kentucky deputy director of athletics DeWayne Peevy.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 7, 2020

Kentucky deputy director of athletics DeWayne Peevy has interviewed for DePaul’s athletic director opening, a source confirmed to The DePaulia on Friday.  Kyle Tucker of The Athletic was the first person to report on Wednesday that Peevy has spoken to DePaul about the job. DePaul is currently ...

University employee tests positive for COVID-19 on Lincoln Park campus

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief

August 7, 2020

Students, faculty and staff were notified of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus on Friday afternoon.  According to a university-wide email sent by DePaul Community Health, the employee who tested positive was last on campus in Sanctuary Hall on August 4 and the buil...

DePaul Faculty Council holds impromptu meeting to discuss fall quarter

The statue of John J. Egan, located outside of the Lincoln Park Student Center, wearing a mask.

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

August 5, 2020

DePaul Faculty Council hosted an impromptu meeting Wednesday discussing what the upcoming fall quarter could look like considering the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Chicago. Members discussed necessary health and safety precautions for returning to campus as well as the continuation of the Pass/D/Fail...

DePaul students criticize reportedly racist culture within College of Communication, university

DePaul students criticize reportedly racist culture within College of Communication, university

Cailey Gleeson and Emma Oxnevad

August 5, 2020

When Dr. Lisa Calvente sent a mass email to students informing them she’d be leaving DePaul after being denied tenure from the College of Communication — which she claimed was on the basis of discrimination, racism and sexism — social media erupted with conversations surrounding the university’s att...

University students protest school contracts with Chicago Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police

Protesters gather near DePaul University's Loop Campus August 1 for the Solidarity Street: Abolish CPD Block Party.

Nadia Hernandez and Nika Schoonover

August 2, 2020

Chicago students from eight major universities gathered Saturday in support of the Solidarity Street: Abolish CPD Block Party to demand the termination of university contracts with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD).  The protest started at Millenium Park and en...

Eli Cain signs with Ukrainian side MBC Mykolaiv

DePaul senior guard Eli Cain drives past Georgetown freshman guard James Akinjo during a March 6, 2019 game against Georgetown.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 31, 2020

Former DePaul guard Eli Cain has signed with the MBC Mykolaiv of the Ukrainan basketball league, he announced on his Instagram on Friday. Cain played for the Blue Demons from 2015-19, starting 127 of the 129 games he played for the Big East team. Coming over from New Jersey, Cain was one of head...

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