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A conversation with DePaul Title IX

A conversation with DePaul Title IX

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad, Focus Editor & Asst. News Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

Jessica Landis, the Title IX coordinator at DePaul, spoke with The DePaulia to offer her perspective on a previous story published about the Title IX office. While our conversation with her shed light on some questions raised by the article, many remained unanswered. While Landis was unable to comment on certai...

Students speak out against proposed Title IX reforms

Students speak out against proposed Title IX reforms

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under News

DePaul students voiced their discontent against proposed Title IX changes made by the Department of Education by holding a letter-writing campaign in Arts & Letters on Friday, Jan. 18. On Nov. 16, 2018, the DOE proposed controversial changes to Title IX, particularly as it relates to reporting sexual assa...

Safety report shows campus crime statistics stagnating

Safety report shows campus crime statistics stagnating

Carina Smith, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under News

The 2018 Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report was released late last month, showing that DePaul’s crime has remained nearly unchanged throughout the last few years. The report includes statistics from both on-campus and public data, a requirement under the federal Cleary ...

Chicago Public Schools losing $4 million federal grant money

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under News

The federal Department of Education has decided to withhold $4 million in grant money from Chicago Public Schools, citing the district’s failure to protect students from sexual assault. The letter notifying CPS was delivered Thursday and detailed the suspension of the $4 million that is a portion of...

Power player: Former DePaul student sues ex-professor for sexual coercion

Power player: Former DePaul student sues ex-professor for sexual coercion

DePaulia Investigation

April 2, 2018


Filed under News

Some parts of this story may be upsetting or disturbing to readers, as the language used in court documents that The DePaulia recovered includes graphic sexual language. A lawsuit from a former DePaul student accusing a professor of coercing her into sex raises questions about dating between st...

Official report: Sexual violence on campus

Official report: Sexual violence on campus

Amber Colón

November 13, 2017


Filed under News

As front pages across the nation are ripe with accusations of sexual violence, the topic of sexual assault is still a hot topic on campuses across the country. In 2015, the Illinois state legislature passed the “Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act,” or 110 ILCS 205. Read More &raqu...

Grassroots response to federal sexual assault policy bubbles up

Grassroots response to federal sexual assault policy bubbles up

Carina Smith

October 16, 2017


Filed under News

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced in September that the Department of Education would be rescinding an Obama-era guideline that outlined how schools should handle a sexual assault. The announcement was a shock to many, and left people wondering how colleges, including DePaul, would handle...

University sex education not enough

University sex education not enough

Evelyn Baker

September 18, 2017


Filed under Nation & World

A college campus can be a playground for young adults, many of them who are away from their family homes for the first time. At a city college like DePaul where the campus is comprised of the third largest city in the U.S., the stakes of falling off the monkey bars and swing sets are amplified. Bin...

Changing Title IX, interim measures threaten student success

Changing Title IX, interim measures threaten student success

Sam Mendoza

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

On-campus sexual misconduct has been placed into the spotlight with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announcing that certain Title IX regulations will be rolled back; specifically in the ways a school must investigate a case of sexual harassment. Title IX is a set of regulations passed in 1972 th...

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