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Students express frustration over CARES Act transparency as DePaul juggles budget

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

DePaul may have a cash crisis on the horizon, according to Chief Financial Operator Jefferey Bethke.  “You could imagine a situation where revenue has declined so sharply that we don’t have enough cash for our payroll,” Bethke said at a Faculty Council meeting on April 8.  The administ...

DePaul budget approved for 2020-21 academic year

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Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

March 8, 2020

DePaul has an $11 million budget gap for the 2020-21 academic year and has yet to determine what areas will see cuts, the university announced Friday. The Board of Trustees approved at its March 5 meeting a $576 million budget that reflects declining enrollment, the need to invest in new academic...

DePaulia editors discuss enrollment decline and what it means for students, university budget

DePaulia editors discuss enrollment decline and what it means for students, university budget

Shane René and Brita Hunegs

February 24, 2020

On this week's episode of Page 29, The DePaulia goes over last week's town hall held by President A. Gabriel Esteban, during which he discussed budget projections. Then, we hear about what that actually means for the university in terms of classes offered.

DePaul expects $14m tuition revenue shortfall

President Esteban at a town hall.

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2020

Since the 2019-2020 school year began, President A. Gabriel Esteban’s administration has been clear about the university’s top priority: Improve enrollment. But that won’t be so simple in the face of a $14 million tuition revenue shortfall.  This past week, Esteban hosted a Leadership Town Hall for facult...

DePaul offers fewer classes as enrollment declines

President A. Gabriel Esteban at the 2019 State of the University address.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

February 23, 2020

As enrollment continues to decline at DePaul, students are seeing this effect in the form of fewer classes. The university is offering 797 fewer classes in Spring 2020 compared to Spring 2018, with declines in almost every program, records from the university registrar show. The exceptions are the School of Mu...

Ross, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls make budget shopping easy for students

Ross, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls make budget shopping easy for students

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 12, 2020

Creating a space to call your own, finding stylish outfits or simply wanting warmly scented candles for a cheap price is a dream come true. Luckily, that dream is not out of reach with stores like Ross Dress for Less, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s.  Imagine having Mary Poppins’ purse - an endless amount of good...

Declining enrollment will factor into DePaul’s 2020-21 budget

President Esteban speaking at 2019's State of the University address.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

January 12, 2020

DePaul has begun its process for preparing a budget for the 2020-21 academic year, and the university says it must take enrollment declines into consideration. The university won’t have a budget until after the Board of Trustees’ meeting in early March, but the process for putting it together began ...

Trump’s new budget released

Graphic by Victoria Williamson

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

President Donald Trump has proven himself to be a president who spends lots of money that this country doesn’t have. On Feb. 12, Trump sent Congress a $4.4 trillion budget proposal, the second of his presidency, that would add $7 trillion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years beginning in 2...

SGA releases budget, shows dwindling funding

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Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 29, 2018

Historically, students love to complain about DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA). Take a look at DePaul SGA on Facebook and you will find multiple low ratings and poor reviews. One of the biggest complaints has been that SGA at DePaul hasn’t been transparent to the student body. After ...

Graduate students fight university for health insurance

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Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 22, 2018

Ph.D. students are fighting the university administration over access to health care, claiming the workload of teaching classes should warrant providing them equal benefits as other professors. University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Loyola University all provide full health coverage for th...

Libraries closing early due to budget cuts is unacceptable

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Rachel Pride

September 18, 2017

On Aug. 14, 2017, an announcement was made in the news section of the University Library website detailing a decrease in the service hours by two hours every day at the John T. Richardson Library and by one hour every day at the Loop Library, effective fall quarter 2017. On Sept. 7, 2017, I started a p...

DePaul SGA approves budget, despite 25 percent cut

Brenden Moore

September 21, 2014

Senators from the Student Government Association passed a budget bill overwhelmingly during their first meeting of the year. The bill passed 23-1, with Joseph Kerins, senator for Intercultural Awareness, being the lone No vote. The $16,048 budget is a 25 percent reduction from last year, and in man...

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