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OPINION: Don’t blame students for rising COVID-19 cases on campus

Partiers congregate on the balcony of a downtown apartment on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Columbia, Mo., near the University of Missouri campus. Many colleges quickly scrapped in-person learning in favor of online after cases began to spike, bars have been shut down in college towns, and students, fraternities and sororities have been repeatedly disciplined for parties and large gatherings. (Dan Shular/Missourian via AP)

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2020

College students must accept the fact that their year will have limitations on how they can socialize. The traditional welcome weeks and orientations will be reimagined to adhere to guidelines. Dorm residents are encouraged to stay in their dorms and limit their interactions as much as possible. ...

Letter to the editor: DePaul’s refusal to name Election Day a university holiday contradicts Vincentian values

FILE  - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 file photo, workers prepare absentee ballots for mailing at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C.  Nearly 10,000 North Carolinians had their mail-in ballots accepted in the first week of voting, according to data released Friday, Sept. 11 by the State Board of Elections.  North Carolina was the first state in the country to send absentee ballots to voters who requested them.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Kierstin Cole, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2020

I have worked three elections — the 2018 primary, the 2018 general, and the 2020 primary — as an election judge in my hometown. I worked the blue wave of 2018 and I got to know the system that elects our leaders. I did it because I had heard that hundreds of poll workers were calling off around the ...

Faculty Council discusses Election Day, posthumous degrees at first meeting of the quarter

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

In their first meeting of the new school year, DePaul Faculty Council discussed a variety of motions, including the passing of Election Day as a university-wide holiday Wednesday afternoon.  The meeting was held virtually over Zoom in order to abide by COVID-19 social distance guidelines. Pres...

Exclusive: DePaul sets lofty $60M goal for student relief fundraising campaign ‘Now We Must’

Exclusive: DePaul sets lofty $60M goal for student relief fundraising campaign ‘Now We Must’

Ella Lee and Cailey Gleeson

September 8, 2020

When DePaul trustee and alum Sasha Gerritson started college, she charged her tuition to her credit cards, often struggling to make ends meet. That’s how she knew students would need help like she did when the pandemic hit.  The university will launch an ambitious yearlong fundraising campaign dubb...

University implements new precautions in preparation for fall quarter

A Facility Operations employee disinfects a classroom as part of new regulations designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Lacey Latch and Emma Oxnevad

September 7, 2020

When normal activities at DePaul came to a halt in March due to the pandemic, Donna Voight, assistant director of Loop facility operations, made sure her team and the custodial staff did everything they could to keep the campus free of COVID-19.  Fast-forward five months and that work has only ramped up as the...

Colleges adapt to scaled-back campus reopening

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Nadia Hernandez, Cailey Gleeson, Marcus Robertson, and Lacey Latch

September 6, 2020

As the focus for fall quarter was shifted online, faculty within each college were forced to redesign some courses originally slated to be conducted in-person. For some schools, a digital focus presented challenges for hands-on coursework. Colleges evaluated curricula and procedures after the announceme...

Nate’s declassified online school survival guide

Nate's declassified online school survival guide

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor

September 6, 2020

School is hard as it is. When you take away the entire in-person aspect of it, it splits people down two paths. One makes it much much easier, the other does the opposite. Complaints about online school include little or no face-to-face interaction, more busywork and less of an opportunity for learning....

COLUMN: DePaul needs to do right by Chartwells employees

Le'Denise Henderson, a Chartwells barista who was laid off, speaks to protesters.

Joanna Ewida, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2020

I grew up in a large family, both immediate and extended, with a strong cultural influence. We all live within 10 minutes from one another to this day. Leaving home left some gaps for me and my daily life at DePaul. I genuinely felt alone some days, until I went to the dining hall.  Nothing conne...

REVIEW: In conversation with ‘Tenet’ star John David Washington

Still of John David Washington in

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2020

“Tenet” opens with an opera house heist mission. The packed, maskless audience on-screen makes for an apprehensive mood within the Covid context. An interesting duality that only presents itself when I am socially-distanced and masked-up, hoping that any other ironic imagery doesn’t suck me out o...

New motion filed in Eugene Lenti lawsuit

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

Dr. Jenny Conviser, who is accusing DePaul of wrongful retaliation under Title IX, breach of contract, defamation and false light, filed a response on Aug. 22 to DePaul’s motion to dismiss the amended complaint from June.  In June, DePaul filed a motion to dismiss all the charges made by Convi...

COLUMN: Change is necessary at DePaul, will DeWayne Peevy deliver?

DePaul athletic director DeWayne Peevy speaks during his first press conference

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

Another summer has come and gone.  But this summer was certainly different than the past ones because of a pandemic that forced people to change how they go about their daily routine.  DePaul was also a casualty to change — one that the university and the athletic department hasn’t experienced in...

‘How do you trust them now?’: How politics has undermined America’s health authorities

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, nurse practitioner Debbi Hinderliter, left, collects a sample from a woman at a coronavirus testing site near the nation's busiest pedestrian border crossing in San Diego. The credibility of two top public health agencies is on the line after controversial decisions that outside experts say suggest political pressure from the Trump administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention triggered a backlash from the medical community by rewriting its guidelines to recommend less testing. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor

September 6, 2020

In a move health experts have criticized as unscientific, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization for blood plasma transfusion as a treatment for COVID-19. “The FDA’s emergency authorization for convalescent plasma is a milestone achievement in President Trump’s ef...

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