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Analysis: 2019 DePaul Public Safety report

Analysis: 2019 DePaul Public Safety report

Ella Lee and Mackenzie Murtaugh

October 21, 2019

Though crime has increased significantly in both Lincoln Park and the Loop, the university’s annual Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report presents crime on campus as remaining practically stagnant. Reported rapes are down in Lincoln Park, with three in 2018, compared to five...

Public Safety: DePaul student victim of armed robbery on Lincoln Park campus

Public Safety: DePaul student victim of armed robbery on Lincoln Park campus

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

October 11, 2019

A DePaul student reported that they were the victim of an armed robbery about 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Lincoln Park campus, according to a public safety alert. The student reported that they were approached in an alley behind the Arts & Letters building by a person they had met earlier in the day,...

DePaul Public Safety leaves old policies, procedures in place after summer crime incidents in Lincoln Park, Loop

DePaul Public Safety leaves old policies, procedures in place after summer crime incidents in Lincoln Park, Loop

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

September 23, 2019

A stabbing of a recent graduate. A fatal stabbing on the Red Line near Wintrust Arena. A series of robberies on CTA trains in the Loop. A series of sexual assaults in Lincoln Park. Those are just a few of the crimes that have occurred near DePaul’s Lincoln Park and Loop campuses in recent months. A DePau...

Man suspected of summer attack on recent DePaul graduate charged

Man suspected of summer attack on recent DePaul graduate charged

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

September 19, 2019

A man suspected of stabbing and slashing a recent DePaul graduate near the Lincoln Park campus in July was formally charged with the crime Thursday, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a post on Twitter. Adam Bramwell, 32, was brought back to Chicago from Texas, where authorities arrested him last ...

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

September 16, 2019

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. ...

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