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Pay for student workers, hourly employees to extend until June 30

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Ella Lee, News Editor

April 9, 2020

Student and hourly workers employed by DePaul will continue to be paid through June 30 or until their previously agreed-upon contracts end — whichever comes first — according to a press release.  The university cited no end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic as their reason for extending the p...

Recent downturns in the news industry have perpetuated the use of grim language

Daniel Schirmer, Copy Editor

October 1, 2018

If you know a bit about journalism, perhaps you’re familiar with the old saying, “If it bleeds, it leads.” For those who are out of the loop, this saying refers to the idea that, basically, bad news—death, catastrophe, misfortune— commands the attention of readers more than good news. If t...

Bill Daley joins race to become Chicago’s next mayor

Bill Daley joins race to become Chicago’s next mayor

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

September 24, 2018

Bill Daley announced his decision to run for mayor of Chicago, continuing a Daley family dynasty in the city. Daley is the son of Richard J. Daley and the brother of Richard M. Daley, who remain Chicago’s two longest-serving mayors, 21 and 22 years, respectively. “Daley’s last name, by itself,...

DePaul students create crowdfunding portal for investors

DePaul students create crowdfunding portal for investors

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

Two DePaul students have founded VestLo, a FinTech company that operates as Illinois’ first intrastate equity crowdfunding portal. VestLo gives local investors a cost- friendly way to invest in Illinois startups by offering low investment minimums. Investment minimums for VestLo can go as low as...

Chicago startup aims to pay apartment seekers, build community

Rentgrata is a Chicago based startup that pays renters when they sign their lease (Apple App Store)

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018

Looking for an apartment isn’t always the most glamorous task, especially for college students. Rentgrata is a new service aimed to ease that process and get apartment seekers paid for signing their lease. The Chicago-based company, incorporated in October 2016, is an iOS app and web-based pla...

DePaul’s School of Music to host classical and jazz festival this fall

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Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018

The School of Music’s newly designed Holtschneider Performance Center will be having an 11-day classical and jazz music festival beginning on Nov. 1, not only as a way to celebrate the new three-story, 185,000 square-foot facility, but also to celebrate the School of Music. There are going to be...

Mayoral race heats up after Emanuel’s decision not to run

Carina Smith, News Editor

September 10, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an abrupt announcement on Sept. 4 that he would not be seeking re-election in the upcoming mayoral election. Emanuel, who has already served two terms, didn’t give a reason for his decision to not run, but his controversial time in office already had a number of opponents scram...

Tackling low enrollment: How DePaul is handling declining numbers

DePaul University's Theatre School is one of the two colleges with an increase in enrollment.
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Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer

December 14, 2017

Across the United States, enrollment at private universities has been declining because of skyrocketing costs. At DePaul, the issue is no different. According to the Institutional Research & Market Analytics (IRMA) report for DePaul, there are currently 14,816 students enrolled for the fall qu...

Nation & World Briefs: Sept. 18, 2017

Protesters gather Friday Sept. 15 in St. Louis after a judge found a white former St. Louis police officer, Jason Stockley, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man, Anthony Lamar Smith, who was fatally shot following in a high-speed chase in 2011. (Jeff Roberson, AP)

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September 18, 2017

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Pawar announces Cairo mayor as lieutenant governor running mate

<center><i>On Tuesday, Alderman Ameya Pawar announced Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman as his running mate for Illinois' gubernatorial election. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)</i></center>

Benjamin Conboy

August 17, 2017

Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar announced his running mate as Tyrone Coleman, the mayor of downstate Cairo. The announcement came at a campaign rally on Tuesday in Pawar’s home district of Ravenswood to a full crowd at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center. Read More &...

Lawsuit: student sues, alleging professor coerced her into sex

Lawsuit: student sues, alleging professor coerced her into sex

Amber Colón

July 5, 2017

A student is suing the University and an instructor after she said he pressured her into having sex with him for an "A" in his class. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in the Cook County Circuit Court. According to court documents, the woman is seeking over $200,000 in damages. The Chicago Sun-T...

Update: Man charged with misdemeanor after alleged knife attack on DePaul’s campus

Update: Man charged with misdemeanor after alleged knife attack on DePaul's campus

Rachel Hinton

May 31, 2017

A 36-year-old male identified as Patrick Fallon has been charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct/ bodily harm after allegedly slashing a man with a knife near DePaul's Student Center on Tuesday. It is unconfirmed whether the altercation was related to the rally and protests near the Student Center. Fallon...

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