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Veterans face financial insecurity from GI Bill payouts as courses go online

Veterans face financial insecurity from GI Bill payouts as courses go online

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor

March 15, 2020

DePaul’s recent switch from in-person classes to online may harm one of its most vulnerable communities — its veterans.  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, universities nationwide have moved courses online for the rest of the school year, which prevents GI Bill users from getting Military Housing Allow...

DePaul alumnus paints depictions of veterans’ lives

Michael Slaughter, a veteran and DePaul alumnus, uses art to draw attention to the city’s homeless population. “Chicago is asleep,” he said.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

Michael Slaughter wanted what he says all veterans are after: a chance to be part of something that matters after they return to civilian life. Among the issues veterans often face are finding employment, mental illness and homelessness, the latter of which is often a result of other challenges snow...

OPINION: It’s time we actually serve those who served us

OPINION: It’s time we actually serve those who served us

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

Many of the 18.2 million American veterans bear physical, mental and emotional scars from their service to our country - lifelong residual effects of their selflessness and sacrifice in volunteering for the armed forces. Once a year, free meals, reduced ticket prices and special online deals for v...

Memorial Day: Honoring the fallen at DePaul

Attendees to the Memorial Day event in the DePaul Center Thursday have a moment of silence to remember soldiers who have served. (Luisa Fuentes / The DePaulia)

Luisa Fuentes

May 24, 2015

DePaul veterans say Memorial Day isn’t about them, but their comrades’ sacrifice Read More »...

Programs help military vets transition to civilian life

Programs help military vets transition to civilian life

Christian Jones

November 16, 2014

Every day it is a chance that it could be your last. Death is around every corner, and the people around you are trained to think just like you. Then one day, it is over; you leave the dangerous situation that you were in, and now you’re back home like nothing happened.  Read More »...

Homeward bound: Veterans at DePaul

Jeremy Giacomino, second from left, and a group of veterans at DePaul participated as a team in the Tough Mudder, a 10- to 12-mile obstacle race. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Giacomino.

Kyle Tyrrell

May 19, 2014

War has been a part of the American narrative since its inception. Memorial Day is more than a day off from classes. It’s a time to observe the sacrifices of our veterans, both living and dead. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, approximately 300,000 troops have flown over the Atlantic Ocean, sacrificing...

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