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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

DePaul women’s basketball huddles during an exhibition game against Lewis on Oct. 29, 2023, at Wintrust Arena.

DePaul women’s basketball, a tradition – 50 seasons and counting

Elizabeth Gregerson, Contributing Writer November 5, 2023

The headline printed on the very bottom of the Jan. 29, 1925, DePaulia front page reads, “Girls Practice Basketball.” The story is rather short for a newspaper, but it’s there: “A group of the...

Franklin Valderrama, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, denied DePauls motion to dismiss a Title IX case on January 9. The complaint comes from a former independent contractor whose company provided mental health counseling to DePauls student athletes from 2005 to 2018.

Judge rules against DePaul’s motion to dismiss Title IX case

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor January 15, 2023

A Northern Illinois District Court Judge denied, on Monday Jan. 9, DePaul University’s motion to dismiss a Title IX case filed by an independent contractor who worked with the school from 2005 to 2018. The...

Students walk on the Quad, located on DePauls Lincoln Park campus.

Op-Ed: 50 Years with no teeth, Title IX reform is long overdue

September 11, 2022

This letter is co-written and co-signed by a group of current and former DePaul students. They have requested anonymity. As the school year begins, we are in what is known as the “red zone,” the...

Systems in place for survivors of sexual, emotional abuse at DePaul leave victims feeling abandoned

Systems in place for survivors of sexual, emotional abuse at DePaul leave victims feeling abandoned

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad June 6, 2021

Content warning: This story includes mention of domestic and emotional abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape. If you or someone you know have been abused, resources are available via the Rape,...

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

Title IX charge against DePaul dismissed in Lenti abuse case

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor April 11, 2021

DePaul’s motion to dismiss Count I — Title IX charges — in a case brought by Jenny Conviser last year was recently granted by the United States District Court of the Illinois Eastern division, according...

President Joe Biden speaks during an event to mark International Womens Day, Monday, March 8, 2021, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden to review Trump-era Title IX policies

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor March 8, 2021

Update (3/9/2021): This story has been updated to include comment from university representatives. President Joe Biden will order the Department of Education (DOE) to reexamine policy changes made to...

OPINION: Universities are approaching sexual assault prevention wrong

OPINION: Universities are approaching sexual assault prevention wrong

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor October 4, 2020

Social media, campus clubs, current events and the internet have taught me more about sexual assault prevention and education than my actual university has.  Last week, I stumbled upon an infographic...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

SGA discusses new Title IX regulations

Theodora Koulouvaris, Staff Writer October 4, 2020

DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA) spoke with Title IX Coordinator and Director of Gender Equity Kathryn Statz during Thursday's general body meeting regarding new regulations from the Department...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

COLUMN: Why I wont report my sexual assault to DePauls 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...

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