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DePaul students — faced with online classes and high tuition — turn to community colleges

Students at College of DuPage gather for Commencement in 2018.

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor

August 15, 2020

More and more students are deciding that the full price of attending DePaul is too high, considering online classes have become the norm. DePaul announced Wednesday that most classes for the fall quarter would shift to an online format — even more than what was planned originally. Tuition, however...

Op-ed: Why sustainability must be central to DePaul’s new mission

Protesters rally on the Federal Plaza inside the Loop during a global climate change march Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Chicago.

Wesley Janicki, SGA Executive Vice President of Operations

August 15, 2020

When someone asks me what makes DePaul unique, the answer I give is always the same. It’s not our academic programs, our mascot DIBS, or even our dual campuses that I reply. While those make DePaul stand out, what makes DePaul unique is our mission. Our Catholic, Vincentian and Urban identity is ...

DePaul announces new guidelines for on-campus housing

Freshman Amber Gray paid for a larger room but was assigned a single suite instead. This, and multiple other cases, made students question the Housing Department.

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

August 12, 2020

DePaul’s Department of Housing published updates in regards to on-campus housing for fall quarter.  The update, published Wednesday by Director of Housing Rick Moreci and Director of Residential Housing Rod Waters, details how on-campus housing will adapt to the university’s earlier announceme...

University employee tests positive for COVID-19 on Lincoln Park campus

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief

August 7, 2020

Students, faculty and staff were notified of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus on Friday afternoon.  According to a university-wide email sent by DePaul Community Health, the employee who tested positive was last on campus in Sanctuary Hall on August 4 and the buil...

DePaul Faculty Council holds impromptu meeting to discuss fall quarter

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

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

August 5, 2020

DePaul Faculty Council hosted an impromptu meeting Wednesday discussing what the upcoming fall quarter could look like considering the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Chicago. Members discussed necessary health and safety precautions for returning to campus as well as the continuation of the Pass/D/Fail...

DePaul students criticize reportedly racist culture within College of Communication, university

DePaul students criticize reportedly racist culture within College of Communication, university

Cailey Gleeson and Emma Oxnevad

August 5, 2020

When Dr. Lisa Calvente sent a mass email to students informing them she’d be leaving DePaul after being denied tenure from the College of Communication — which she claimed was on the basis of discrimination, racism and sexism — social media erupted with conversations surrounding the university’s att...

School of Music students call for dean’s removal in open letter

DePaul's School of Music, located in Lincoln Park.

Lacey Latch and Emma Oxnevad

July 31, 2020

In an open letter to President A. Gabriel Esteban, students called for the removal of Ronald Caltabiano, the dean of DePaul’s School of Music, citing a disregard for student feedback and “ineffectiveness in creating a safe space for students of color” over the past four years under his leadership...

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...

University announces Clifton-Fullerton Hall to be renamed Ozanam Hall

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.

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor

July 24, 2020

The Division of Mission and Ministry announced Clifton-Fullerton Hall has been renamed Ozanam Hall — in honor of Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, per a July 23 Newsline release.   Ozanam was a “French literary scholar, lawyer, journalist and equal rights advocate,” who was inspired by the works of St. Vincent de Paul — founding the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in 1833, the ...

Op-ed: The small window for student representation at DePaul

Protestors march east on Fullerton Ave.

Wesley Janicki, SGA Executive Vice President of Operations

July 24, 2020

With COVID-19 sending the DePaul community into self-isolation, students have taken our needs and those of our community and demanded they be met. From the fight to treat laid-off Chartwells dining workers with human dignity, to the call for the university to end its relationship with Lodge 7 of the Fraternal Ord...

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