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DePaul sued over facial recognition tech used for online test proctoring

Ella Lee, Print Managing Editor March 8, 2021

A class action complaint brought against DePaul claims the university has been illegally collecting, using and disclosing students’ biometric information without their consent via technology used to...

The John T. Richardson Library, located in Lincoln Park.

Racial discrimination lawsuit filed against DePaul last year mirrors recent lawsuits

Ella Lee, Sonal Soni, and Marcus Robertson March 3, 2021

Mireille Kotoklo's search to hire a new employee within her department at DePaul’s John Richardson Library ultimately led to the termination of her own employment, a lawsuit filed against the university...

Dr. Sydney Dillard, a professor in the College of Communication, is suing DePaul for racial and disability discrimination.

Second professor from DePaul’s College of Communication files racial discrimination lawsuit

Ella Lee, Print Managing Editor January 26, 2021

A new lawsuit claiming racial and disability discrimination has been filed against the university by a professor within the College of Communication, marking the second lawsuit of that nature in the span...

Protestors in Arts & Letters Hall on April 24 calling for DePaul to censure Professor Jason Hill for his article in The Federalist.

DePaul’s summer of lawsuits

Ella Lee, Print Managing Editor September 13, 2020

Lenti lawsuit Former DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti is the subject of a lawsuit filed against the university in April which alleges verbal and physical abuse of players and assistant coaches by...

The DePaul bench celebrates a hit during a Feb. 9 game against Green Bay at the Total Control Sports Invitational. The Blue Demons went on to win game 10-1.

Four former softball players now refute Lenti lawsuit allegations, Conviser’s legal team “stands by their facts”

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee July 9, 2020

There are now four former DePaul softball players who have come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Maize, who played...

Morgan Greenwood celebrates with her teammates after defeating Providence on April 13, 2019.

Two former DePaul softball players now refute claims in Lenti lawsuit

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee July 3, 2020

Two former DePaul softball players have now come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Greenwood, who played for...

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.

DePaul moves to dismiss all charges in first complaint of Lenti case, court declines

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee June 26, 2020

DePaul filed a motion earlier this month to dismiss all charges made by Dr. Jenny Conviser, who has accused DePaul of covering up former softball coach Eugene Lenti’s history of abuse.  The university’s...

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

Eugene Lenti’s abuse case moves to federal court, amendment made to suit against DePaul

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee June 24, 2020

An amended complaint to a lawsuit that was filed in April, which alleged former DePaul softball head coach Eugene Lenti had verbally and physically abused his players and an assistant coach, was filed...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

DePaul sued again for partial refund of tuition, fees

Ella Lee and Ryan Gilroy June 12, 2020

A DePaul student is suing the university for a partial refund on tuition and fees — again.  The suit was filed by Alhix Oyoque, a health science major and 2020 graduate of DePaul.  The lawsuit...

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...

DePaul professor claims broken rules, discrimination led to denial of tenure

DePaul professor claims broken rules, discrimination led to denial of tenure

Dr. Lisa Calvente repeatedly told her students one thing while teaching at DePaul: You have agency, and your voice is powerful. On May 29, Calvente used her own voice to send a message. In a mass email...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

DePaul students sue university for partial tuition refund after COVID-19 shutdown

Ella Lee, Patsy Newitt, and Alayne Trinko May 14, 2020

Two DePaul students filed a class action lawsuit demanding partial tuition reimbursements due to the university-wide transition to remote education.  The suit claims that students are receiving a “lesser"...

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