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DePaul floats new Title IX policy amid federal changes

DePaul floats new Title IX policy amid federal changes

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

September 13, 2020

Major Title IX changes went into effect in August, forcing universities across the country to rethink how the new rules could be turned into policy fit for each school. DePaul released its updated policy Aug. 28.  The DePaulia analyzed the new policy. Here’s a summary of our findings.  The ...

New regulations fundamentally change Title IX at DePaul

New regulations fundamentally change Title IX at DePaul

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

September 2, 2020

The way the Title IX office must fundamentally function was changed in August, after sweeping changes were made to regulations surrounding the law that prevents sexual misconduct in education. DePaul’s Office of Gender Equity published an update Aug. 28 on how DePaul will operate amid the changes. ...

Four former softball players now refute Lenti lawsuit allegations, Conviser’s legal team “stands by their facts”

The DePaul bench celebrates a hit during a Feb. 9 game against Green Bay at the Total Control Sports Invitational. The Blue Demons went on to win game 10-1.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

July 9, 2020

There are now four former DePaul softball players who have come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Maize, who played under Lenti from 2012-16 and was a coach on the team from 2017-18, emailed The DePaulia Wednesday n...

COLUMN: Why I won’t report my sexual assault to DePaul’s Title IX office

COLUMN: Why I won't report my sexual assault to DePaul's Title IX office

Sonal Soni, Staff Writer

July 7, 2020

Content warning: This story contains mentions of sexual assault.  College is a fresh start, or so I thought. To say I was excited to leave my life in Kansas behind is an understatement. Stepping onto DePaul’s campus and immersing myself in this newfound city life was everything I’d hoped for and mor...

Two former DePaul softball players now refute claims in Lenti lawsuit

Morgan Greenwood celebrates with her teammates after defeating Providence on April 13, 2019.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

July 3, 2020

Two former DePaul softball players have now come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Greenwood, who played for DePaul’s softball team from 2015-2019 and was a captain of the team, reached out to The DePaulia on June 30, saying the alleg...

Eugene Lenti’s abuse case moves to federal court, amendment made to suit against DePaul

Former softball coach Eugene Lenti pictured at the 2018 Big East Championship.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

June 24, 2020

An amended complaint to a lawsuit that was filed in April, which alleged former DePaul softball head coach Eugene Lenti had verbally and physically abused his players and an assistant coach, was filed on Tuesday, according to a document obtained by The DePaulia.  Unlike the first complaint, which was filed ...

U.S. Department of Education bolsters rights of accused with new, final Title IX guidelines

U.S. Department of Education bolsters rights of accused with new, final Title IX guidelines

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

May 7, 2020

After over two years and much speculation, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Wednesday new — and final — regulations on sexual misconduct in education. The changes, made to the Education Amendments of 1972’s Title IX, will go into effect in August.  Title IX is a federal civil rights law th...

Timeline of alleged entanglements between DePaul’s athletics department, Title IX office

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2020

1974-1978 - Jean Lenti Ponsetto attends DePaul, playing for DePaul women’s basketball, tennis, softball and volleyball teams 1978 - Lenti Ponsetto is named first assistant women’s basketball coach Jan. 1980 - Eugene Lenti, Lenti Ponsetto’s brother, is named DePaul’s head softball coach Ju...

How DePaul’s Title IX office plays into new lawsuit against university

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

April 16, 2020

A lawsuit was filed against DePaul University on Thursday alleging that former DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti was verbally and physically abusive to players and assistant coaches.  But the accusations went beyond that of one person’s actions. Jenny Conviser — a sports psychologist who couns...

DePaul accused of ignoring allegations of abuse by Eugene Lenti

Former softball coach Eugene Lenti pictured at the 2018 Big East Championship.

Shane René, Lawrence Kreymer, Ella Lee, and Associated Press

April 16, 2020

Former DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti is the subject of a lawsuit filed Thursday alleging verbal and physical abuse of players and assistant coaches, according to the Associated Press.   The lawsuit accuses DePaul of ignoring the allegations and violating Title IX rules to report claims made aga...

DePaul’s newest Title IX coordinator inherits department distrust but is confident in new role

DePaul's newest Title IX coordinator inherits department distrust but is confident in new role

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

April 1, 2020

Kathryn Statz is now the director of gender equity — previously known as Title IX coordinator — at DePaul. The DePaulia sat down with her to discuss the Title IX office’s high turnover rate and its plans for moving forward under new leadership. Statz has worked at DePaul since 2002 in the athletic department...

Analysis: 2019 Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Report

Students and professionals alike cross the street. At the Loop Campus, the buildings are integrated among office buildings, restaurants and stores.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

February 16, 2020

When Jasmine Boubas was a freshman at DePaul, she and a group of friends were followed and verbally harassed by a group of male students while walking back to their dorms from a party. “It was uncomfortable and quite scary witnessing such aggressiveness from a large group of boys,” she said. Reports o...

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