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How DePaul’s Title IX office plays into new lawsuit against university

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

April 16, 2020

A lawsuit was filed against DePaul University on Thursday alleging that former DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti was verbally and physically abusive to players and assistant coaches.  But the accusations went beyond that of one person’s actions. Jenny Conviser — a sports psychologist who couns...

DePaul accused of ignoring allegations of abuse by Eugene Lenti

Former softball coach Eugene Lenti pictured at the 2018 Big East Championship.

Shane René, Lawrence Kreymer, Ella Lee, and Associated Press

April 16, 2020

Former DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti is the subject of a lawsuit filed Thursday alleging verbal and physical abuse of players and assistant coaches, according to the Associated Press.   The lawsuit accuses DePaul of ignoring the allegations and violating Title IX rules to report claims made aga...

DePaulia editors discuss enrollment, diversity, sexual misconduct report

DePaulia editors discuss enrollment, diversity, sexual misconduct report

Hannah Mitchell and Shane René

February 16, 2020

On this week's episode of Page 29, we sit down with DePaulia News Editor Mackenzie Murtaugh to discuss enrollment and faculty diversity within the university. Then we hear from investigative duo Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad about a DePaul report detailing sexual misconduct. https://soundcloud.com/page29/page-29-depaulia-editors-discuss-enrollment-diversity-sexual-violence-report

Analysis: 2019 Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Report

Students and professionals alike cross the street. At the Loop Campus, the buildings are integrated among office buildings, restaurants and stores.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

February 16, 2020

When Jasmine Boubas was a freshman at DePaul, she and a group of friends were followed and verbally harassed by a group of male students while walking back to their dorms from a party. “It was uncomfortable and quite scary witnessing such aggressiveness from a large group of boys,” she said. Reports o...

As DePaul’s Title IX office rebrands, new director aims for transparency

Ann Skiffington, an attorney, was named the director of Gender Equity. The Office of Gender Equity and the position replaced the Title IX office and coordinator.

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

November 11, 2019

DePaul’s Title IX office has undergone significant changes over the past few months, including an increase in accessible information online and the hiring of new staff. The DePaulia sat down with Ann M. Skiffington, the new director of gender equity — formerly called the Title IX coordinator — to discus...

DePaul hires new Title IX coordinator, retitles position

DePaul hires new Title IX coordinator, retitles position

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2019

DePaul has hired Ann M. Skiffington as the university’s new director of gender equity. The position, previously called “Title IX coordinator,” was filled by Skiffington on Sept. 9. Before joining DePaul, Skiffington held the position of vice president of human resources for Midtown Athletic C...

A conversation with DePaul Title IX

Jessica Landis, Title IX Coordinator, Student Affairs, DePaul University, is pictured Sept. 13, 2018. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

May 6, 2019

Jessica Landis, the Title IX coordinator at DePaul, spoke with The DePaulia to offer her perspective on a previous story published about the Title IX office. While our conversation with her shed light on some questions raised by the article, many remained unanswered. While Landis was unable to comment on certai...

Students question Title IX office’s accessibility and conduct

Students question Title IX office’s accessibility and conduct

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

April 22, 2019

Megan, a DePaul sophomore whose name has been changed to protect her identity, emailed the Title IX office in October to report an assault by another student at a DePaul-sponsored event. The office responded fairly quickly, and a man who worked in the Title IX office asked her to set up a time to spe...

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