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Obama talks civic engagement, community service in speech

President Obama sits with six students, graduates from Chicago schools Monday for a roundtable discussion on community service and engagement. Rachel Hinton | The DePaulia

Rachel Hinton

April 25, 2017

President Obama returned to public life yesterday with a talk at the University of Chicago, where he passed the political baton to young leaders, encouraging them to be active in their communities and to not be afraid to listen to viewpoints across the aisle. The event was as low key as the return of a ...

A reflection of the Obama legacy, as we look towards the future

A reflection of the Obama legacy, as we look towards the future

Brenden Moore

January 16, 2017

When Barack Obama celebrated his victory in the 2008 presidential race, he told a war-weary and economically shaken nation that “change has come to America.” Read More »...

Reflections on covering Obama, his connection to Chicago with former DePaulia editor Courtney Jacquin

President Obama gives his farewell speech from McCormick Place, warning Americans not to take democracy for granted. (Josh Leff/The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

January 12, 2017

Tuesday night, I was one of seemingly a gazillion reporters sent to cover President Barack Obama’s swan song at McCormick Place. While there, a few thoughts popped into my mind: How Obama’s farewell compared to his other Chicago celebrations, his relationship with Chicago and how he shaped our politi...

Obama’s potential clemency push: A temporary solution for a long-term issue

President Barack Obama listens as Vietnamese Communist party secretary general Nguyen Phu Trong speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Washington. Trong is the de facto leader of Vietnam despite holding no official government post, and is visiting Washington to boost ties 20 years after the U.S. and Vietnam normalized relations following the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Danielle Harris

July 9, 2015

President Obama promised to use clemency power “more aggressively” during the remainder of his time in office, and will likely make true on that promise within the next few weeks. The president is expected to issue orders releasing dozens of nonviolent drug offenders from federal prison by the end of the month. If he does so, he will commute more sentences than...

Chicago gets Obama library

Brenden Moore

May 10, 2015

President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum is coming to sweet home Chicago after all, aided by the transfer of parkland on proposed sites to the city as well as legislation to make potential legal action against the project difficult. Read More »...

The forbidden land: Cuba re-opening

Painted murals are displayed on the street in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

Kevin Gross

April 19, 2015

Antonio Morales-Pita, a DePaul economics professor and former economic policy consultant in Cuba, remembers his decision to leave the country. Read More »...

President Obama’s State of the Union: Continuing a vision

President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, Vice Presient Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Brendan Pedersen

January 21, 2015

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed his State of the Union toward an entirely GOP-controlled Congress for the first time. Read More »...

Field of dreams: Chicago scrambles to rescue troubled Obama Library bids

Fields of concrete and weeds surround the Garfield Green Line stop in the Washington Park neighborhood on the city’s South Side. Much of the land, either owned by the city of Chicago or University of Chicago, is part of one of the proposals in the university’s bid to host the Obama Presidential Library. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Brenden Moore

January 18, 2015

City scrambles to rescue troubled Obama Library bids that could bring hope and change to blighted Chicago neighborhoods Read More »...

‘Two years free’: Economic ramifications of Obama’s community college tuition proposal

The proposal for federally funded community college tuition is 
partially based off of a similar plan implemented in Tennessee. (Brad Montgomery | Creative Commons)

Kevin Gross

January 18, 2015

High schoolers, adult learners and school administrators sighed in relief as the Obama administration proposed a plan on Jan. 8 to make two-year community colleges free for many Americans. Read More »...

President Obama gives it the good ol’ college try

The White House announced a proposal on Jan. 9, that President Barack Obama said would make community college

Danielle Harris

January 18, 2015

President Barack Obama recently unveiled a long overdue plan to provide a free college education to qualified students. The plan, entitled America’s College Promise, pledges to cover tuition costs for those who have a C plus average, attend school at least part time and are working towards credit transferable to a four-yea...

AP: Obama announces re-establishment of relations with Cuba

President Barack speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)

The Associated Press

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift that aims to bring an end to a h...

AP: Chicago-area universities help with Obama library bid

AP: Chicago-area universities help with Obama library bid

The Associated Press

December 9, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Several Chicago-area universities are joining forces to help persuade President Barack Obama to build his library at the University of Chicago and not in New York, Honolulu or across the city at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Read More »...

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