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February 19, 2021

VOL. 54 NO. 21

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Update on DePaul's 2021 Commencement

Office of Academic Events | February 19,2021

​This week, the Class of 2021 received an email from Interim Provost Salma Ghanem regarding DePaul's commencement ceremony plans. Due to the ongoing serious threat of COVID-19, DePaul University will celebrate the Class of 2021 with on-campus activities and online commencement ceremonies in May and June.

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Articles

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Take Care, Texas

Gene Zdziarski and the Rev. Guillermo Campuzano, C.M. | February 19, 2021

​For DePaul students at home in Texas this quarter, the power outages and extreme weather are directly affecting their ability to stay warm, get food or water or even attend classes and complete assignments. Here’s how the DePaul community can help.
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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

DePaul faculty share how to turn ideas into reality

Elizabeth Clements | February 19, 2021

​​From snake robots to theatre intimacy, many topics were covered at DePaul's second annual Innovation Day. This year's virtual event brought faculty and staff from across the university together with one primary objective: turn ideas into projects.
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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Student need propels $5 million gift for scholarships at DePaul University

Russell Dorn | February 19, 2021

​​​In keeping with their long-term commitment to providing students with access to high-quality education, Jennifer, Robin and Heather Steans have made a $5 million gift to establish the John Horan Endowed Scholarship Program at DePaul. The scholarship program will make it possible for students from North Lawndale to attend DePaul with all costs of enrollment covered.
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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Lurie Children's Hospital honors DemonTHON for passing $1 million fundraising milestone

Mary Osbourne | February 19, 2021

​​On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago honored DemonTHON with a room dedication for raising over $1 million dollars over the program’s history.
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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Spring break travel information and recommendation

DePaul's COVID-19 Response Task Force | February 19, 2021

​​Spring break and the Easter holiday are just around the corner and many of us are longing to travel. However, the COVID-19 pandemic remains a serious threat. As a result, DePaul highly recommends faculty, staff and students stay home instead of traveling.
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DEBUZZ

Inaugural Black Diaspora Short Film Festival set to premiere Feb. 25

Rachel Wojnicki | February 19, 2021

​​From Feb. 25 – March 11, the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul will host its inaugural short film festival. All are welcome to attend the virtual event.
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DEBUZZ

Department of Finance to host fireside chat with John Rogers

Department of Finance | February 19, 2021

​​On Friday, Feb. 26, the Department of Finance and the Diversity Council of the Finance Advisory Board will host a virtual event in celebration of Black History Month. Join DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban and John W. Rogers, Jr., chairman and co-CEO of Ariel Investments for a fireside chat.
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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Mission: Can we endure this much longer?

Mark Laboe | February 19, 2021

​Just when you thought maybe you could not tolerate the reality we are living through much longer, a story comes along that offers a new perspective on things and helps you reconsider.
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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

The Vincentian spirit in the global compact on education

The Rev. Guillermo Campuzano, C.M. | February 19, 2021

​Last October, Pope Francis invited representatives from around the world to a virtual gathering at the Vatican to ask for their support on the Global Compact on Education. The heart of the Global Compact is deeply connected to our Vincentian Spirit at DePaul, and we pledge our commitment to it.
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DEBUZZ

Blue Demon Challenge: An amazing 24 hours for DePaul

Office of Advancement | February 19, 2021

​​On Thursday, Feb. 11, the DePaul community across the globe came together to raise more than $3.4 million for DePaul students during the Blue Demon Challenge.
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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Black student-athlete summit evokes powerful feelings

Bob Sakamoto | February 19, 2021

​More than 1,300 student athletes and collegiate staff professionals participated in the virtual summit that aspired to spark dialogue and conversation about solutions to the challenges and opportunities Black student-athletes encounter on campus.
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Life Events

LIFE EVENTS

In memoriam: Donald Banik, retired security officer

February 19, 2021

​It is with sadness we have learned of the death of Donald Banik, a retired security officer at the Loop Campus. He passed away on Feb. 10 at the age of 86.

DePaul In The News

Jewish Journal • Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

Life Interrupted: Pandemic Life Parallels Jewish Mourning

February 11, 2021

Where Peter Is • Jaime L. Waters

Where are the Minority Women?

February 9, 2021

Global Sisters Report • Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée

Q & A with Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée, author of a history of the Daughters of Charity

February 9, 2021

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