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April 28, 2023

VOL. 56 NO. 31


Student speakers announced for DePaul's 2023 commencement ceremonies

Russell Dorn | April 28,2023

​Imagine standing in front of thousands of people and delivering a speech that celebrates the Class of 2023's many accomplishments. That scenario might sound too intimidating for most, but 56 DePaul students answered the call for nominations from the Office of Academic Events.

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Meet Mark Turcotte, distinguished writer in residence

Max Dickstein | April 28, 2023

​Mark Turcotte (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) joined DePaul in 2009 and has sparked and shaped the literary ambitions of DePaul students ever since.
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DePaul Migration Collaborative explores climate change, mental health

Shailja Sharma | April 28, 2023

​The second annual convening of the DePaul Migration Collaborative brought together faculty who work on the topic of migration from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Then it challenged participants to consider how Chicago might prepare for an influx of climate refugees.
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Join the university community at "Confronting our History: Vincentian Slaveholding, an Apology and Commitment to Atone"

University Communications | April 28, 2023

​President Robert L. Manuel invites the university community to come together for a ceremony of memory, apology, forgiveness and commitment to atone.
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DePaul photojournalism students capture joy, competition of Chicago’s Special Olympics events

Mary Hansen | April 28, 2023

​A winter-quarter class in the College of Communication offered aspiring photojournalists the chance to improve their camera skills while gaining a different perspective on athletic competition.
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DePaul students travel to New York to present their research

Scott Butterworth | April 28, 2023

​The BIG EAST Student Research Poster Symposium gathered undergraduates from all 11 BIG EAST Conference schools to present their faculty-mentored research projects to a panel of judges.
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LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Network to hold May 2 mixer

Scott Butterworth | April 28, 2023

​The gathering in the Theatre School lobby from 4 to 6 p.m. is a opportunity to meet colleagues, make new friends and reconnect with folks you haven’t seen in a while. The event is for faculty and staff members who are LGBTQ+-identified and for allies that are committed to creating an affirming campus environment for LGBTQ+ individuals.
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Mission: Milestones and birthdays — making the case for chocolate cake

Katie Sullivan | April 28, 2023

​Rituals and traditions are essential not just to individuals but also to groups and institutions. While DePaul has many wonderful traditions, one I’m particularly grateful for is Vincentian Service Day.
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Changes coming to health care coverage related to COVID

Office of Human Resources | April 28, 2023

​With the federal government set to end the public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic, certain health insurance benefits will return to pre-COVID levels, beginning May 11.
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June graduates: Today is the deadline to get ready for commencement!

Office of Academic Events | April 28, 2023

​Today, Wednesday, April 26, is the deadline for June 2023 graduates to order their cap and gown, RSVP and reserve commencement tickets and enter the ticket lottery. Read on or learn more at
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Scene At DePaul

The Church as moral compass

​The Center to Advance Education for Adults hosted a conversation between award-winning authors, educators and activists Sr. Helen Prejean (l) and Barbara Crain Major last Friday, April 21, in the Lincoln Park Student Center. Sr. Helen is widely known for her ministry work with death row inmates and her decades-long struggle against the death penalty. Crain Major is a community organizer, educator, author, activist and core anti-racism trainer. Her new book (with co-author Joseph Barndt), "Deconstructing Racism: A Path Forward Toward Lasting Change," shines a light on ways religious institutions have perpetuated racism and advocates for change. The conversation, titled "The Church as Moral Compass," inspired all present and explored ways to effect positive social change. Complimentary copies of "Deconstructing Racism" were available to registrants. During her week on campus, Sr. Helen Prejean was followed by a NBC Universal film crew for an upcoming documentary about her life and work. (Photo by Jeff Carrion / DePaul University)

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