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A mix of masked and unmasked students sit in the Schmitt Academic Center. With the new mandate, this space would be mask optional for everyone.

DePaul to loosen mask requirements in classrooms and labs following second week of spring quarter

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2022

DePaul is planning to loosen mask requirements in classrooms and labs after the second week of spring quarter.  The university is requiring people to wear a mask in classrooms and labs during the first...

In person classes will resume Jan. 18, 2022; however, students will not have to show any proof of a negative Covid-19 test or require a booster shot

DePaul is planning to return to in-person classes next week

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2022

DePaul is still planning to return to in-person classes Jan. 18, a university spokesperson confirmed to The DePaulia Monday night.  The university will share an update with everyone later this week,...

In person classes will resume Jan. 18, 2022; however, students will not have to show any proof of a negative Covid-19 test or require a booster shot

DePaul planning to return to in-person classes without added protocols on testing and boosters

Nadia Hernandez & Lawrence Kreymer January 10, 2022

DePaul has only been in session for one week to begin the winter quarter, and the university is already experiencing its second-largest Covid-19 outbreak of the 2021-22 school year.  Since classes...

Students walk on the Quad, located on the Lincoln Park campus.

Administration having ‘on-going discussions’ on booster shot requirement

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2022

DePaul is having internal discussions on requiring the booster shot, a university spokesperson confirmed to The DePaulia on Wednesday.  DePaul is currently holding classes virtually for the first two...

Tony Stubblefield looks on as DePaul faced Montevallo on Thursday in an exhibition game.

‘You just have to make more awareness to this’: Tony Stubblefield open up on how DePaul is adjusting to Covid-19

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-in-Chief December 31, 2021

Ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, situations have evolved as new information comes out surrounding the virus. The last month has seen a new variant -- omicron -- emerge, causing cases to...

Students walk on the Quad, located on the Lincoln Park campus.

DePaul is currently not going to require students, faculty and staff to receive a Covid-19 booster shot

Nadia Hernandez, News Editor December 17, 2021

DePaul will not require students to receive a Covid-19 booster shot, but the Department of Housing may ask on-campus students to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to returning to campus.  After...

Dr. Manjul Shukla transfers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at a mobile vaccination clinic in Worcester, Mass. Pfizer said Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective.

Omicron: What to know, how to stay safe this holiday season and beyond

Jackson Healy, Nation & World Editor December 14, 2021

Since Nov. 26, when the World Health Organization first announced their concern regarding the coronavirus Omicron variant, it has spread to over 60 countries, reached 30 U.S. states, surpassed the Delta...

A student was punched in the face in DePauls Loop campus on Tuesday

First faculty meeting of 2020-21 academic year discusses ongoing faculty concerns, Covid updates and more

Sonal Soni, Nation & World Editor September 19, 2021

Budget cuts, ongoing pay freezes and administrative disregard were priority discussion areas at the first faculty council meeting of the academic year. The meeting also covered a range of topics including...

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

DePaul updates campus guidelines for mask wearing

Nadia Hernandez, News Editor June 11, 2021

DePaul announced via Blue Mail on Friday that fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear masks on campus starting June 14. This comes after Illinois and Chicago entered Phase 5...

FILE- In this May 5, 2018, file photo, students attend the University of Toledo commencement ceremony in Toledo, Ohio. Colleges across the U.S. have begun cancelling and curtailing spring graduation events amid fears that the new coronavirus will not have subsided before the stretch of April and May when schools typically invite thousands of visitors to campus to honor graduating seniors.

COLUMN: When Double Demon means missing double graduations

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2021

When I was told that the city was my campus at my first orientation at DePaul, I took it to heart. And like so many people, I loved the city so much I stayed for as long as I could.  Over the next...

People sunbathe at Carcavelos beach near Cascais, outside Lisbon, Friday, June 4, 2021. Britain said Thursday that it is removing Portugal from its list of COVID-safe travel destinations, meaning thousands of U.K. residents currently on vacation there face the prospect of 10 days quarantine on return.

COLUMN: Americans should embrace traveling as a sign pandemic end is in sight

Jason Grapenthin, Staff Writer June 6, 2021

For many 2020 struck like a tidal wave — sudden and leaving behind devastation, accompanied with little remembrance of life’s past pleasures. As the waters slowly, but surely recede, America’s past...

Henry Hernandez, his wife Karina Gonzalez and their children Jose Sebastian, 2, and Laura, 6, of Colombia, walk towards the baggage claim area at Miami International Airport, Friday, May 28, 2021, in Miami. The couple were surprised to be offered the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine upon arrival to the U.S. It is their first overseas trip since the pandemic began last year. Floridas Emergency Management Agency is running the program through Sunday.

COLUMN: Family gatherings resuming are the light at the end of the tunnel

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor June 6, 2021

Illinois is opening up, Chicago is opening up, America is opening up. After over a year of following Covid-19 protocols, states are starting to lift most restrictions that have been in place since March...

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