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March 7, 2019

VOL. 52 NO. 23


Study abroad trip to Peru affirms environmental degradation challenges in the Amazon

Russell Dorn | March 7,2019

​Mining in the Amazon rainforest can leave a lasting negative impact on water supply, plants and animals, while affecting local communities and indigenous populations, according to the World Wildlife Foundation. However, as DePaul students and faculty learned on a trip in December to Peru, the reasons for the mining and potential solutions aren't so clear cut.​ A student poster presentation, titled "Mining, Forests and Community in Peru," is set for Friday, March 8.

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Academic program prioritization project gets underway

Office of Academic Affairs | March 7, 2019

​The current strategic plan, "Grounded in Mission," calls for a university-wide process of academic-program prioritization. A faculty task force has been working with Academic Affairs to develop a timeline and design for this process. A rough draft of the program-evaluation methodology is expected to be completed by the end of winter quarter. 

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DePaul’s All-American: Diana Vines

Patty Chavez | March 7, 2019

In last week's issue of Newsline, the link to this story was broken. We're including this story again with the corrected link. Read on to learn about DePaul's All-American Diana Vines, the highest scoring basketball player in Blue Demon history. ​​

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Last chance to RSVP for Wes Moore visit

Rachel Marciano | March 7, 2019

​On Thursday, March 14, combat veteran and best-selling author Wes Moore will deliver the keynote address at DePaul's inaugural President's Lecture Series. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Space is limited. ​

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Governor Pritzker and Mayor Emanuel visit Cinespace

March 7, 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 28, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts. During their visit, the politicians discussed the growth of Illinois' film, TV and media industry.​

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Staff: Attend upcoming Chicago Quarter Program Staff Professional info sessions

Jessica Peterson | March 4, 2019

​The Office of New Student and Family Engagement is currently recruiting Chicago Quarter Staff Professionals for fall 2019.  The office will host a number of information sessions in the coming weeks.​

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DePaul In The News

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Jackson's defamed legacy has superfans up in arms

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Atlas Obscura • Fassil Demissie

When Gorgeous Architectural Landmarks Are Also Monuments to Fascism

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Associated Press • Gary Novak

Chicago film, TV production had a $474 million year in 2018

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