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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...

DePaul professor sues university for racial discrimination, retaliation

DePaul professor sues university for racial discrimination, retaliation

Ella Lee, Emma Oxnevad, and Brita Hunegs

June 9, 2020

Dr. Lisa Calvente, a communication professor at DePaul, is suing the university on the grounds on racial discrimination, retaliation and breach of contract. Following an atypical tenure denial, her contract was terminated, and her last day at DePaul will be June 30.   Calvente sent a mass email to students on Ma...

DePaul College of Communication dean named interim provost

Salma Ghanem is the Dean of the College of Communication at DePaul University. Her background blends the theoretical and applied aspects of the field of communication. Prior to joining DePaul, she served as Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Central Michigan University for five years. She also held the position of chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Texas Pan American for eight years.

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 23, 2019

DePaul’s Board of Trustees voted to appoint Salma Ghanem, a professor and dean of the College of Communication, interim provost as of July 1. President A. Gabriel Esteban made the announcement in an email to faculty Thursday. Ghanem has been serving as acting provost since October 2018, when current...

DePaul provost to step down after medical leave

Marten denBoer, provost, offers remarks during the 120th DePaul University Convocation on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at St. Vincent de Paul Parish.

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 19, 2019

DePaul Provost Marten denBoer will be stepping down June 30, the university announced Wednesday in a campus-wide email. The announcement comes after eight months of medical leave, which began last October after denBoer revealed he has leukemia. “Serving as provost of DePaul University has been the...

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