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World Bank: Women face legal discrimination in workforce

The Feb. 27 report says that despite gains in legal gender equality over the last decade,

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

April 8, 2019

Women around the world generally only receive three-quarters of the legal rights that men have, according to a report released by the World Bank in late February. Though several regions have seen improvements in the last decade, according to the report, a lack of equivalent rights as men constrains t...

Sorority for women in STEM inducted at DePaul

Alpha Sigma Kappa is the newest sorority to be initiated with DePaul’s Panhellenic Council.

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

January 28, 2019

A new sorority was inducted Saturday aimed at uniting women pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), fields traditionally dominated by men. Alpha Sigma Kappa is a social sorority for women pursuing a degree in STEM fields. The organization was founded at the University o...

Five reasons to see ‘Destroyer’

Kidman stars as a disgraced police detective in

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

The moviegoing scene is pretty cluttered as of late with all of the holdovers from the holiday season, the award’s race and the new wave of thrillers and romances that January and February usually deliver. Smaller movies can have trouble and fall through the cracks, but there’s one movie that th...

New institute aims to boost number of women entrepreneurs

New institute aims to boost number of women entrepreneurs

Katelyn Henslin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018

Leaders in DePaul University’s new Women in Entrepreneurship Institute – the only one of its kind nationwide – have created their own successful businesses and now want to help other women leap past their biggest remaining hurdle: access to capital. The organization cites the lack of representation...

Most recent Women’s March focuses on marching to the polls

Most recent Women's March focuses on marching to the polls

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

October 15, 2018

Women's March Chicago returned to Grant Park for another rally and march on Saturday. The march comes just weeks before midterm elections, so organizers are focusing on encouraging people to vote. "As the assault on both women's rights and democracy continues in this country, women and allies are...

Laugh track: Women in comedy continue to triumph over adversity

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Marissa de la Cerda, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018

“Crude.” “Attention-seeking.” “Un-lady like.” “Un-feminist.” These are some of the reactions people have to female comedians and their jokes. Most recently, Michelle Wolf faced a lot of these criticisms for her roast at the White House Correspondents Dinner when she joked about the physi...

Demand for female voice-over actors growing

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Varvara Makarevich, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018

Even though the glass ceiling has not yet been broken, women are getting there. They won the battle over their right to vote, to obtain high-level positions and to compete with men on the same level. Today, they are actually the ones shaping the market by being the principal consumers. This economic reali...

Women in film production at DePaul doubles

Despite an overall enrollment decline, the number of CDM students has surged in recent years.
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Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

April 2, 2018

In 2017, Film and Television was the most popular major for new DePaul freshmen, and 53 percent of the university’s total enrollment was female. Women accounted for about 28 percent of the College of Computing and Digital Media’s new freshmen and transfers. Chicago has long been a hub for film an...

Women’s work

Performer Christian Borkey on stage during a performance. They are a part of DePaul Improv and Sketch Comedy (DISC) and the comedy group 2002 Chicago Bulls.  (Photo courtesy of Nathan Zimmerer)

Kate Graham, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018

Emerging from the January chill in her overalls and pink knit hat, Kristi Durkin rushes to sit down, rummages in her pockets for a scrap piece of paper and a pen, and begins to write a sketch idea on the back of a receipt. It’s an idea for a character based on the guy in her previous film class wh...

Hear our roar: Women have spoken, the world must respond

Panelists from the Cultivating Confidence series speak to a crowd of women about barriers and challenges in the workplace and how to overcome them. Left to right: Heidi Stevens, Gerri Kahnweiler, Elinor Steele, Iliana Mora and Joyce Roche. (Photo courtesy of Cultivating Confidence)

Natalie Taylor

October 16, 2017

“If we lean in too far, we’ll fall over,” said Heidi Stevens, writer of the column “Balancing Act” in the Chicago Tribune. Read More »...

DePaul beat Prairie View A&M 94-62 on field day

Jack Higgins

December 5, 2016

The No. 16 Blue Demons (6-2) beat the Prairie View A&M (4-5) 64-62 in their annual field trip day game. The team was lifted by the strong play of senior forward Jacqui Grant and junior guard Ashton Millender. DePaul wanted to get an early start against the Panthers and Millender made that hap...

DePaul women trounced 91-46 by Connecticut

Jack Higgins

December 1, 2016

The Blue Demons (5-1)  were handed their first loss 91-46 in their toughest game of the season so far against number 2 ranked University of Connecticut (6-0). Connecticut got going early in the first first and outpaced DePaul by scoring 14 of their first 19 point of the fast break. This is a cha...

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