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Op-ed: The Nation’s Grief… Our Response?

Op-ed: The Nation’s Grief… Our Response?

Valerie C. Johnson, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Department

May 31, 2020

Those who have not experienced American racism may have found a degree of solace in President Esteban’s letter to the university community — “The nation’s grief... and our response.” As an African American faculty who writes and teaches on race, I did not.   For me, it was indicative of the way that ra...

Following civil rights suit, law professor leaves DePaul

Following civil rights suit, law professor leaves DePaul

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018

Distinguished Professor of Law Terry Smith agreed to part ways with the university following an agreement with the university’s lawyers to end his civil rights lawsuit. Smith had been a professor at the College of Law [COL] since 2010. Before he left, he was one of only two tenured blac...

Hanging in the balance: Law professor fighting termination advances civil rights lawsuit

Hanging in the balance: Law professor fighting termination advances civil rights lawsuit

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018

Three blocks away from DePaul’s College of Law, years of disagreement spilled over into a federal courthouse on Friday. Professor Terry Smith, an African-American labor law and voting rights scholar, is seeking $3 million in damages in a civil rights lawsuit filed against the law dean Jennifer Rosato...

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