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March 12, 2021

VOL. 54 NO. 24


From the President: Hope on the horizon as we mark a year apart

A. Gabriel Esteban | March 12,2021

This month w​e reach an unwanted milestone. One year ago, with the goal of keeping the health and safety of our community a top priority, we quickly pivoted and moved classes and most university operations online. I write to express my gratitude for all you have done for DePaul to keep our community strong in a year that we have spent physically apart.

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Coya Paz Brownrigg named interim dean for The Theatre School

Elizabeth Clements | March 12, 2021

​DePaul Interim Provost Salma Ghanem announced on March 9 Coya Paz Brownrigg will serve as the interim dean for The Theatre School. Her appointment is effective July 1.
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COVID-19 vaccine update

University Marketing and Communications | March 12, 2021

​New information is available about university employees' eligibility for Chicago's next vaccination phase, the United Center vaccination site and vaccination access for veterans at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.
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Nurse: COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective

Kristin Claes Mathews | March 12, 2021

​In this Q&A, Elizabeth Aquino from the School of Nursing explains why nurses trust the COVID-19 vaccine. She addresses vaccine hesitancy and how vaccines protect communities.
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Wellness: Spring clean your self-care routine

Katrina Wagner, health promotion coordinator | March 12, 2021

​Spring's arrival brings much hope. The longer days, warmer weather and new beginnings that are the hallmarks of spring bring some relief and give us a greater sense of peace, calm and possibility. HPW provides some tips to take care of your body in a holistic way, and make your mind, body and spirit feel better from the inside out.
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Budget process begins for next two fiscal years

Lynn Safranek | March 12, 2021

​The Strategic Resource Allocation Committee has begun meeting to launch the university’s budgeting process for the next two academic years. The goal of the committee, known as SRAC, is to propose a budget that continues to achieve the university’s strategic objectives and further DePaul’s pursuit of its mission.
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BUILDing a more inclusive DePaul

Maria Toscano | March 12, 2021

To date, about 2,100 faculty and staff members have participated in DePaul's BUILD Diversity Certificate program. Over the past year alone, participation in the program has increased 452%.

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DePaul named Voter Friendly Campus

Jess Peterson | March 12, 2021

​This month, DePaul received official designation as a Voter Friendly Campus through an initiative coordinated by Campus Vote Project and NASPA, the Student Affairs in Higher Education professional organization.
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School of Music to host used instrument drive

Janice Hay | March 12, 2021

​Do you have used musical instruments you no longer play? Donate them to the upcoming used instrument drive, hosted by DePaul students in the School of Music’s collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education. Drop-off dates are set for March 12 and 21.
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An invitation to deepen the mission connection

Division of Mission and Ministry | March 12, 2021

​As we look back on the Seeds of the Mission campaign, the Division of Mission and Ministry has a final invitation for our DePaul community. Whether you are faculty looking for ways to integrate the mission into your courses, staff hoping to connect students with our Vincentian heritage, or students curious about how DePaul's values align with your lives and passions, you now have an archive of stories at your fingertips.
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Faculty explores effect of toxic chemicals on human, environmental health

Kelly Tzoumis | March 12, 2021

Every year, ​about four billion pounds of toxic chemicals are generated and released by U.S. industries. "Toxic Chemicals in America: Controversies in Human and Environmental Health" examines the potential threat these chemical pose to American families, as well as the policies surrounding the chemicals and their manufacturers.
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DePaul launches Wintrust Reads virtual kids library video series

DePaul Athletics | March 12, 2021

​Due to these extraordinary times, the DePaul Athletics Wintrust Reads program looks a little different this year. Celebrate National Reading Month with DePaul Athletics in a new virtual kids library video series.
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Mission: Leaving God?

Siobhan O’Donoghue | March 12, 2021

​​Why did Vincent tell the Daughters of Charity to “leave God”?
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Brain Fuel Week is here

Rachel Wojnicki | March 12, 2021

​As winter quarter finals approach, Brain Fuel Week returns to help students combat stress. From March 8 – 12, DePaul will host a number of events to help students de-stress, focus and stay fueled.
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Life Events


In memoriam: James P. Hudson, father of biological sciences' Richard Hudson

March 12, 2021

​We are saddened to learn of the death of James P. Hudson, father of Richard Hudson, a professional lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, on Jan. 24.



DePaul in the time of COVID-19

March 12, 2021

​Throughout the year, University Marketing and Communications captured moments on campus as DePaul transitioned to and continued to learn, teach and work remotely.
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DePaul In The News

Chicago Tribune • Richard Driehaus

Chicago philanthropist and investment manager Richard Driehaus dies at 78

March 10, 2021

Harvard Business Review • Stephanie Bradley Smith

How a Lack of Sponsorship Keeps Black Women Out of the C-Suite

March 5, 2021