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DePaul president: Student vaccinations won’t be mandated, faculty vaccinations ‘not such a big issue’

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.
January 14, 2021

During a faculty council Q&A session, President A. Gabriel Esteban spoke to faculty regarding a Covid-19 vaccination process and expressed that it is not a priority for staff — nor will the university...

High Roads Kitchens to bring wage increases, free meals to select Chicago restaurants

Crosby's Kitchen in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood with added outdoor winter seating.
January 10, 2021

The High Roads Kitchens Program is coming to Chicago with goals to obtain higher wages for restaurant workers, bring meals to those in need and help stabilize restaurants from the Covid-19 pandemic.  The...

No fans in attendance for college basketball forcing teams to adjust how they prepare and play

The ball is thrown in the air to start the game between DePaul and Villanova on Jan. 4 at Wintrust Arena.
Caption: DePaul has put in cardboard cutouts of fans for home games this season.
January 10, 2021

One of the major consequences that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on sports is the loss of fan attendance at games.  Most arenas around the country are not allowing fans to attend games to discourage...

With virus surging, Biden to speed release of COVID vaccines

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. Taking a new direction to speed release of coronavirus vaccines, President-elect Joe Biden's office said Friday he would end the current practice of holding back vaccine doses to guarantee that people who get their first shot can also get a required second inoculation three weeks later. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 10, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 surging and vaccinations off to a slow start, President-elect Joe Biden will rapidly release most available vaccine doses to protect more people, his office said Friday,...

Campus Housing adapts to new quarantine protocol for winter quarter

FILE PHOTO—Kassidy Kascht sits in her bunk doing homework in her converted housing unit in Clifton-Fullerton Hall. Kascht’s room was designed to house two students, but currently houses three freshmen.
January 10, 2021

To ring in the second quarter of the school year, DePaul’s Department of Housing opened its doors to another handful of students amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Housing extended the...

DePaul to offer mental health breaks for students in 14-day quarantine

Wish Field, located in Lincoln Park.
January 8, 2021

DePaul athletics has partnered with Departments of Residential Education, Housing, Dining and Student Centers, the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness and the Student Government Association to create...

College students adapt holiday travel plans amid Covid-19

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2020, file photo, people get tested at the new saliva COVID-19 testing site at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency advised Americans on Thursday, Nov. 19, not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)
December 28, 2020

College students are keeping their families in mind when traveling between campus and home during the holidays.  Despite health experts advising against traveling, students want to travel back home...

Students study abroad in spite of global pandemic

Students study abroad in spite of global pandemic
December 28, 2020

In more “normal” years, DePaul University sends their students to all corners of the globe through numerous study abroad programs. Students looking to go abroad could study in countries such as Italy,...

COLUMN: College basketball lacks leadership as the sport struggles to play through a pandemic

: Oregon's LJ Figueroa, left, struggles for control of the ball with Washington's Quade Green, bottom right, and Hameir Wright during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Seattle.
December 13, 2020

There is only one word that can describe the current state of college basketball: dysfunctional.  As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to worsen in America, college basketball is hell-bent on playing...

CPS students continue remote learning for the rest of 2020

Lincoln Park High School, located just blocks away from DePaul’s campus, is part of CPS.  (Photo courtesy of Kseferovic | Wikimedia Commons)
December 13, 2020

Every morning, lunchroom associate Theodora Stryalkova walks around Dever Elementary School, one of the closed CPS schools for remote learning and feels as if she is in a ghost house. Even though the...

Faculty Council upholds term contracts, addresses declining student mental health

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.
December 3, 2020

At the final Faculty Council meeting of 2020,  the council discussed the issue of termination of term faculty contracts along with how faculty can help students during a mental health crisis. The council...

Misinformation regarding COVID, the election plagues social media

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, steps from his car as he arrives to board a plane at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, en route to Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 1, 2020

Misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic, election results and prominent figures impact how the average social media user understands these prevalent issues.  False headlines continue to plague social...

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