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DePaul students protest university’s affiliation with Chicago police

Protesters take a knee on Fullerton Ave for eight minutes and 45 seconds in honor of George Floyd.

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer

June 17, 2020

On Wednesday, June 10, DePaul students took the streets of the Lincoln Park campus to demand the university divest from CPD.  Students flowed into the campus’ quad, right off Fullerton Avenue at 5 p.m. according to the Facebook event created by two student organizations, the DePaul Socialists and S...

Protests could potentially impact weakened economy

Protesters march across Minneapolis on Thursday May 28 to demand justice in the killing of George Floyd.

Sahil Gujarati, Contributing Writer

June 15, 2020

The United States of America is experiencing one of the most painful civil disruptions in its history. Just as the country was recovering from the menacing threat of coronavirus and was reinstitutionalizing its economy, the entire country has come together to mourn and protest against the brutal deat...

Petition calls for DePaul to cut ties with Chicago Police Department

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor

June 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a response from Interim Provost Salma Ghanem. An online petition created by students and faculty at DePaul is calling for the university to end their relationship with the Chicago Police Department. The request is directly in response to DePaul’s s...

Lori Lightfoot lifts 9 p.m. curfew, fully reopens Loop access

Lori Lightfoot lifts 9 p.m. curfew, fully reopens Loop access

Associated Press

June 7, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday lifted the city’s 9 p.m. curfew as the city reopened subway stations in the city’s central business and commercial district and allowed bus service to resume in the area. Lightfoot imposed the curfew on May 30, after widespread looting and vandalism got underway...

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Associated Press

June 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — With New York City poised to reopen after a more than two-month coronavirus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was in place amid protests of police brutality and racial injustice. But they also urged that demonstrators be tested for COVID-19. “Get a test. Get a...

DePaul students achieve final exam exemptions after circulating petition

A screenshot of the petition, which has amassed over 28,000 signatures.

Keira Wingate and Emma Oxnevad

June 5, 2020

After enduring stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, the death of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide protests, the thought of completing final exams became an unbearable burden for junior Troi Davis. “The administration didn’t really accommodate the fact that we were going through a pand...

Dave Leitao reflects on George Floyd, protests, racism in America

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 5, 2020

In the last couple of months, there hasn't been as much basketball talk during DePaul’s team meetings. But that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t used this opportunity to focus on other more pressing topics around the U.S. They have.  On Sunday, DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao...

DePaul’s enrollment numbers trending higher than expected: VP of enrollment management

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

June 5, 2020

Though many feared a dramatic decrease in the number of freshmen committing to DePaul, as well as continuing students, the numbers are much better than expected. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, DePaul is generally doing well in terms of projected enrollment for fall quarter, said Soumitra Ghosh...

Report: 3 more officers to be charged in George Floyd’s death

In this photo taken with a wide angle lens, demonstrators stand in front of Los Angeles City Hall during a protest over the death of George Floyd Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Los Angeles. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

Associated Press

June 3, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The three other police officers on the scene when a Minneapolis officer killed George Floyd are being charged with aiding and abetting a murder, and the case against the main officer is being upgraded to second-degree murder, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Star Tribune, citing...

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Two officers wearing protective facial coverings.

Associated Press

June 2, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement...

La comunidad latinx se une para defender vidas afroamericanas ante protestas en Chicago

Un hombre lleva una bandera mexicana en una motocicleta detrás de la caravana de La Villita.
A man wears a Mexican flag on a motorcycle behind the Little Village caravan.

Hillary Flores, Maria Guerrero, and Richie Requena

June 1, 2020

Cánticos de “tu lucha es mi lucha”, se escucharon de la comunidad latinx mientras se reunían en solidaridad por la muerte de George Floyd el sábado 30 de mayo.  Ondeando sus banderas frente al centro comercial Discount Mall localizado en La Villita, los manifestantes dejaron claro que est...

Op-ed: The Nation’s Grief… Our Response?

Op-ed: The Nation’s Grief… Our Response?

Valerie C. Johnson, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Department

May 31, 2020

Those who have not experienced American racism may have found a degree of solace in President Esteban’s letter to the university community — “The nation’s grief... and our response.” As an African American faculty who writes and teaches on race, I did not.   For me, it was indicative of the way that ra...

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