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December 6, 2018

VOL. 52 NO. 14


The road to DePaul

Marilyn Ferdinand | December 6,2018

​DePaul's president, A​. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., and his wife, Josephine, mark their first year at the university. Read on to learn about the road that led them to DePaul University.

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DePaul, City Colleges of Chicago unveil new path to bachelor’s degree

Carol Hughes | December 6, 2018

​DePaul and City Colleges of Chicago have established the DePaul Harold Washington Academy, a first-of-its-kind partnership to provide Chicago Public School students with an affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree. The academy will be held on DePaul's Loop Campus with classes taught by Harold Washington College faculty. It will serve approximately 100 Chicago Star Scholars in its first year. ​

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Best practice

Jacob Sabolo | December 6, 2018

​In fall 2016, DePaul's College of Law launched the Third Year in Practice Program, a progressive approach to experiential learning that further prepares students for their first year practicing law. The following spring, the inaugural cohort of 11 students all graduated, passed the bar exam and have found employment - largely because they were ready to jump right into their careers.

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Slavery in early Illinois: The untold battle to keep the state free

Russell Dorn | December 6, 2018

The call to make Illinois a slave state in the early 1820s failed in large part to a pair of English settlers who founded the southern Illinois town of Albion the same year the state was chartered, says Caroline Kisiel, an assistant professor in DePaul's School for New Learning.​

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DePaul geographers publish an introduction to geotechnology

Patrick McHaffie | December 6, 2018

"GIS: An Introduction to Mapping Technologies" provides an accessible introduction to geotechnology to a wide range of students. The techniques and approaches to problem solving, project organization and management, and data visualization are used with the intention of introducing students to the possibility of using GIS as a platform for making contributions to a wide range of programs.​

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Dr. Esteban to keynote Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast

Elizabeth Clements | December 6, 2018

The Archdiocese of Chicago will host the 5th annual Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 18. Dr. Gabriel Esteban, president of DePaul University, will deliver the keynote address. All proceeds benefit emergency tuition assistance, academic innovation and leadership programs. Registration is due by Jan. 10.​

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PRAD students win FOX Sports University competition for second year in a row

Kristin Claes Mathews | December 6, 2018

For the second year in a row, a team of DePaul students in Don Ingle's Public Relations and Advertising class has won a competition and been awarded a rare trip from FOX Sports University.​

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DePaul University 2018 holiday video

December 6, 2018

This year, DePaul University rings in a new tradition - the lighting of the first DePaul holiday tree. DePaul wishes you happy holidays and much happiness in the year ahead.

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In Case You Missed It


ACCU announces Father Holtschneider as its next president

Rachel Marciano | December 5, 2018

​On Dec. 4, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, located in Washington, D.C., announced its selection of the Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., as its next president.​

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Information Services announces December 2018 maintenance dates

Information Services | November 30, 2018

As usual for this time of the year, Information Services will perform maintenance on many different systems over the month of December. Read o​n to see dates and times of downtimes for the university's various platforms. 

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DePaul In The News

Chicago Sun-Times • John Hoogenakker

‘Dilly Dilly’ indeed: These days John Hoogenakker is all about ‘Bah! Humbug!’

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National Geographic • Morag Kersel

9,000-year-old mask stuns archaeologists, raises eyebrows

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Chicago • Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center

Take a Dip Without Risking Hypothermia

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