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University officials say they are reconsidering plans for fall quarter amid rising COVID-19 cases

A student walks along the Quad, located in Lincoln Park.

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

July 31, 2020

University officials stated Friday via Newsline that an increase in local COVID-19 cases is leading DePaul to reconsider plans for fall quarter, including the number of courses occurring on campus.  The article — published by President A. Gabriel Esteban, interim provost Salma Ghanem and execut...

New quarantine options added by University Housing

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

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

July 30, 2020

Due to the update to the Emergency Travel Order, out of state students from Missouri, Nebraska, and North Dakota will now have to quarantine before arriving on campus. Students can choose from the previously stated options to quarantine or change options. The new deadline to confirm the plans will be Aug...

DePaul interim provost discusses fall quarter, online learning at virtual seminar

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Nika Schoonover

July 30, 2020

On July 30, the Downtown Future Series held an online seminar to discuss restructuring the urban university amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. The event was organized by the Chicago Loop Alliance and moderated by David Broz, a principal at Gensler, an architecture consulting firm. The Downtown Fut...

Are movie theaters doomed?

FILE - The currently closed AMC Burbank 16 movie theatres complex is pictured on April 29, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. After several false starts, the film industry is hoping to bring new releases back into movie theaters in late August. But for blockbusters, it may mean rethinking opening weekend and returning to a more gradual rollout through international and U.S. territories. Gone for now are the days of massive global openings. And theater owners say if they don't get new films soon, they may not make it to 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

John Cotter, Staff Writer

July 25, 2020

Back in March, I was genuinely attempting to make bets with friends as to whether Disney’s heavily-marketed “Mulan” live-action film was to be released as planned, or pushed back due to COVID-19, as many other films fates have been attributed to the latter. In retrospect, that betting game was both fick...

Free COVID-19, HIV tests offered in Pilsen

Workers at Project Vida test residents of Little Village for Covid-19. The testing is available to everyone no matter their immigration status. // Trabajadores en Project Vida realizan pruebas de COVID-19 para residentes de La Villita. Las pruebas son disponibles para todos, sin importar su estatus migratorio.

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

July 14, 2020

The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA), CALOR, and Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) are partnering to offer free COVID-19 and HIV testing Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NMMA location in Pilsen. Patients aren’t required to bring ID or proof of insurance, and no criteria are requir...

DePaul transitions into virtual freshman orientation

DePaul transitions into virtual freshman orientation

Ria Bhagwat, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

July 7, 2020

For incoming freshmen, college orientation will be anything but traditional.  Jarriae Anderson, a rising senior and orientation leader at DePaul University, said what started as a normal application process quickly took an unexpected turn.  “The application and interview process happened as normal...

What I miss the most: my family and friends

What I miss the most: my family and friends

Kinise Jordan, Contributing Writer

July 3, 2020

The sound of video games being played in the background as I sipped my strawberry margarita at Dave & Buster’s on a Friday night. My family decided to go out for dinner, as part of a tradition;  we all have busy schedules so having dinner together is something we have been doing for years in or...

Department of Housing Director discusses plans for Fall Quarter

FILE — Sophomore Amber Gray moved from her hometown in Texas to live on campus at DePaul for her freshman year. As of Tuesday, June 30, at 4:30 p.m., the state of Texas is reporting 6,975 new cases, bringing the total case count to 159,986, which makes some students from the state reluctant to travel in order to move back on campus.

Alayne Trinko, Deputy Editor

July 1, 2020

As Gov. J.B. Pritzker prepares to move Illinois into phase 4 of the state’s reopening, students who plan to return to live on DePaul’s campus have lingering questions about how the university plans to keep students safe on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rick Moreci, the director of hous...

Trump administration to cut funding for Illinois COVID-19 testing sites

Workers at Project Vida test residents of Little Village for Covid-19. The testing is available to everyone no matter their immigration status. // Trabajadores en Project Vida realizan pruebas de COVID-19 para residentes de La Villita. Las pruebas son disponibles para todos, sin importar su estatus migratorio.

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor

June 24, 2020

Two Illinois COVID-19 testing sites in Peoria and Harwood Heights will be federally defunded by the end of this month, according to Gov. Pritzker’s press secretary Jordan Abudayyeh and the Illinois Department of Public Health. “As coronavirus cases continue to rise nationally, President Trump admitte...

First generation college students to plan ceremony from home

Balloons float in front of a house celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in Villa Park, IL.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

June 17, 2020

First-generation university students will be celebrating their commencement ceremony from home, despite a challenging and unplanned final academic quarter.  Mercedes Chavez, 28, a first-generation student studying Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University, said that although she was fi...

Japan falls into recession amid COVID-19

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Asian shares have tracked a rally on Wall Street spurred by the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest promise to support markets battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Japan, South Korea, Australia and China all rose in early Tuesday trading. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 has taken a toll on economies around the world as most businesses came to a halt. Consequently, Japan has now fallen into a recession, which has shed a light on the history of these economies.  Japan has the third largest GDP, following the U.S. and China, but as of May 17, the country decla...

Impending COVID-19 recession to impact women more than men

Women working at Medic Egypt for Medical Clothes company make protective face masks to be used to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a factory in Menoufiya, Egypt, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Egypt has officially ordered its people to wear face masks in public and private transportation, inside government business and offices as it is easing the partial lockdown imposed. Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly has said violators would be fined as the country has seen a jump of daily reported infections in the past week. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Patsy Newitt and Ella Lee

June 16, 2020

It’s all-but-certain that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic will bring the beginning of an economic recession. But experts say that this one is different: women will be disproportionately affected.  Women made up 55 percent of the 20.5 million jobs lost in April, according to the Bureau of Labor stati...

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