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Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

2:05 am

A 35-year-old man was critically wounded after being shot early Sunday morning in the 400 block of West Fullerton Parkway, an area typically considered among the safest in the city. It was the latest in a series of violent crimes near DePaul’s Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. The man was standing on the sidewal...

Bomb threat called into 22nd floor of 55 E. Jackson on DePaul’s Loop Campus

Bomb threat called into 22nd floor of 55 E. Jackson on DePaul’s Loop Campus

Shane Rene, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

All offices in 55 E. Jackson on DePaul's Loop Campus were evacuated just before 3:30 Thursday afternoon after an unconfirmed bomb threat was called into the 22nd floor, where DePaul's executive offices including that of President A. Gabriel Esteban are located. After roughly 40 minutes, Chicago Police...

DePaul community ‘on heightened alert’ after recent crimes in Lincoln Park

DePaul community ‘on heightened alert’ after recent crimes in Lincoln Park

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

August 2, 2019

The July 18 attack on a recent DePaul graduate near the Lincoln Park campus has shaken some members of the university community. A 22-year-old woman, who the university confirmed graduated in June with a degree in anthropology, was attacked and slashed in the face and throat while walking home about...

Recent robberies around campus have left students on high alert

Recent robberies around campus have left students on high alert

Carina Smith, News Editor

November 5, 2018

A recent string of robberies that have taken place on and around DePaul’s campus has many students on edge about their safety. According to Public Safety alerts that are sent out to students, faculty and staff, there have been multiple separate robbery incidents since Oct. 16. The fi...

The problem with the campus closure: The intentions for the campus closure and evacuation may have been to protect us, but it put students and faculty in danger

The problem with the campus closure: The intentions for the campus closure and evacuation may have been to protect us, but it put students and faculty in danger

Jacqueline Brennen, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

On Friday, Oct. 5, DePaul Public Safety sent out an email, text message and phone call to alert students and faculty that the Loop campus would close immediately. This was approximately 20 minutes before the verdict in the Jason Van Dyke trial was expected to be announced, but not a single form of communication...

Report of armed weapon in Loop campus lead to evacuation, concerned students

Report of armed weapon in Loop campus lead to evacuation, concerned students

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

May 23, 2018

We just evacuated the Loop campus at #DePaul and were told to move across the street. No word about what’s happening inside. #Chicago pic.twitter.com/VGmpZ3r3AK — Holly K. Sias (@HollySias) May 22, 2018 A professor was told that there was some kind of off-duty plain clothes law enforcement officer in the building who had a gun visible, someone called it in and...

Playing it safe: As national and local violence ramps up, concerns about safety follow suit

Playing it safe: As national and local violence ramps up, concerns about safety follow suit

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 21, 2018

Multiple students were shot and killed in an shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, according to police. This mass shooting comes almost a month to the day after a mass shooting in a Nashville Waffle House left four people dead. Only six months into the year, there have be...

Student stabbed in Lincoln Park

Student stabbed  in Lincoln Park

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018

A DePaul student was assaulted and stabbed on the 1200 block of West Webster Avenue on Tuesday, April 10, according to the Chicago Police Department. The student, 21, was walking toward the Fullerton CTA stop at around 10:53 p.m. when her attacker grabbed her in a choke hold from behind, police said. ...

America’s epidemic: Government must find solution to opioid dilemma

America’s epidemic: Government must find solution to opioid dilemma

Rachel Zarky

October 23, 2017

America is in the height of an escalating opioid epidemic that has taken over 200,000 lives in the past two decades. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 64,000 victims of the ongoing opioid crisis have succumbed to drug overdose in 2016, 12,000 more t...

Public Safety responds to shooting of DePaul student

Public Safety responds to shooting of DePaul student

DePaulia Admin

March 28, 2017

According to a Public Safety alert, an 18-year-old male DePaul student “was a victim of attempted robbery” while walking home around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. The student was “approached by two individuals who (demanded) money” on the 1100 block of West Lill Avenue and was shot in the leg when...

DePaul puts safety first

DePaul puts safety first

Jackson Danbeck

October 3, 2016

Public Safety hosted the Safety Fair at Loop and Lincoln Park campuses last week to offer advice for DePaul community members in case they find themselves in a range of emergencies. Read More »...

SGA holds first meeting of the year

SGA holds first meeting of the year

Jackson Danbeck

September 11, 2016

For the Student Government Association’s first meeting of the fall term, the group discussed changes within Public Safety, an upcoming Campus town hall meeting, a Brownstones renovation and the upcoming FAFSA deadline. As SGA had many new members this term, much of the meeting was spent familiarizing...

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