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As DePaul’s Title IX office rebrands, new director aims for transparency

Ann Skiffington, an attorney, was named the director of Gender Equity. The Office of Gender Equity and the position replaced the Title IX office and coordinator.

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

November 11, 2019

DePaul’s Title IX office has undergone significant changes over the past few months, including an increase in accessible information online and the hiring of new staff. The DePaulia sat down with Ann M. Skiffington, the new director of gender equity — formerly called the Title IX coordinator — to discus...

DePaul hires new Title IX coordinator, retitles position

DePaul hires new Title IX coordinator, retitles position

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2019

DePaul has hired Ann M. Skiffington as the university’s new director of gender equity. The position, previously called “Title IX coordinator,” was filled by Skiffington on Sept. 9. Before joining DePaul, Skiffington held the position of vice president of human resources for Midtown Athletic C...

A conversation with DePaul Title IX

Jessica Landis, Title IX Coordinator, Student Affairs, DePaul University, is pictured Sept. 13, 2018. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

May 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke about proposed changes to Title IX, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. 
(Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Amber Colón

November 13, 2017

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

Betsy DeVos announced changes to sexual assault policy that could affect DePaul. (Photo courtesy of  The Associated Press)

Carina Smith

October 16, 2017

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

A recent graduate from the College of William & Mary, reacts after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke about proposed changes to Title IX, Thursday, Sept. 7 at George Mason University Arlington, Virginia, campus. 
(Jacquelyn Martin, AP)

Evelyn Baker

September 18, 2017

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

Sonja Breda, 23, right, holds a sign saying

Sam Mendoza

September 18, 2017

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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