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May 26, 2023


VOL. 56 NO. 35

Three young Chicago filmmakers set off for Cannes Film Festival

Kristin Claes Mathews | May 26,2023

​Isis Gullette, Unique Moore and Christal Westmoreland met during the Become a Filmmaker program, a six-week summer intensive in DePaul University's School of Cinematic Arts that is tailored for Chicago Housing Authority residents. Together, the trio recently completed the program's first narrative short film, "I Am Not Your Token."

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College of Law celebrates 2023 graduates at commencement ceremony

University Communications | May 26, 2023

​DePaul University's 124th commencement season kicked off with the College of Law ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at the iconic Chicago Theatre.
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Freedom fighter Aspasia LeCompte honored in renaming ceremony

Jessica Peterson and Kristin Claes Mathews | May 26, 2023

​Aspasia LeCompte and her family were held in bondage by Vincentian priests in Missouri in the early 19th century. Through determination, solidarity and use of the courts, LeCompte and five of her family members obtained their freedom. On May 18, DePaul University gathered for the renaming of two campus spaces in LeCompte’s honor.
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Elizabeth Ortiz, vice president of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, to retire

Jessica Peterson | May 26, 2023

Elizabeth Ortiz will retire from DePaul on June 30 after serving as a senior executive of institutional diversity and equity for moe than 20 years. Ortiz joined DePaul in 2002 and became the inaugural vice president of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity in 2006. During her tenure, she has dedicated herself to promoting diversity and inclusion and building institutional capacity to address structural racism at DePaul.​
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David Avdul named interim vice president of human resources

University Communications | May 26, 2023

​David Avdul, currently director of compensation and HR Central, has been appointed as interim vice president of human resources, effective July 1, following the retirement of Stephanie Smith.
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Mission: Where the streets have no name

Siobhan O'Donoghue | May 25, 2023

​“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by” – Robert Frost
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Scene At DePaul

The Billys: Celebrating DePaul's student-athletes

DePaul Athletics celebrated the Blue Demon student-athletes who competed this year with the annual The Billys gala. Students won awards for their athletic, academic, service and character contributions. Pictured, hurdler Darius Brown and distance runner Olivia Borowiak were voted DePaul's Athletes of the Year by their peers and DePaul staff members. Read more about The Billys, and check out a gallery of photos from the eveni​ng.

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DePaul In The News

NBC Chicago • Liliane Calfee, Unique Moore, Isis Gullette and Christal Westmoreland

Local student filmmakers headed to Cannes Film Festival

May 18, 2023

Wall Street Journal • Hongjun Yan

How your personality can affect your portfolio

May 19, 2023

CBS 2 Chicago • Melissa Ockerman and Antonio Polo

DePaul launches program to get counselors in high-need schools

May 25, 2023