DePaul University Newsline > Issue > October 28, 2022

October 28, 2022

VOL. 56 NO. 9



Application window open for Federal Student Loan Debt Relief​

University Marketing and Communications | October 28, 2022

​The Federal Student Loan Debt Relief application is now open for those who qualify.
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Research explores vaccine hesitancy in Black, Latinx communities

Kristin Claes Mathews | October 28, 2022

​When the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available in spring of 2021, Black and Latinx populations were slower to take the vaccine. While this trend has eased over time, new research from DePaul examines why people in communities of color delayed their vaccinations. The findings may inform more persuasive messages to break down vaccine hesitancy around the COVID-19 booster, flu shot and future vaccines.
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DePaul to host virtual dialogue between Pope Francis and African university students

Mary Hansen | October 28, 2022

​​DePaul University is supporting "Building Bridges Across Africa: A Synodal Encounter Between Pope Francis and University Students," a virtual dialogue Nov. 1 that will feature students from DePaul and more than a dozen African universities.
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Meet Chicago's first disc jockey: DePaul alumna Halloween Martin

Jane Connelly | October 28, 2022

Before you head out to trick-or-treat or sport your favorite costume this Halloween, remember the birthday of Chicago's first disc jockey, DePaul alumna Halloween Martin.

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DePaul president appoints alumnus, executive leader as chief of staff and vice president for strategic initiatives

Elizabeth Clements | October 28, 2022

​Arbin Smith, an alumnus of the College of Communication with expertise in facilitating communication, building understanding and fostering culture change, will join the university, effective Nov. 1.
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Associate Provost Cindy Pickett to step down

Office of Academic Affairs | October 28, 2022

​DePaul's associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion in the Office of Academic Affairs, Cindy Pickett, announced earlier this week that she will step down from her role effective Friday, Dec. 9.
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Rich Wiltse named interim vice president for Facility Operations

Scott Butterworth | October 28, 2022

​​Executive Vice President Sherri Sidler has named Rich Wiltse interim vice president for Facility Operations, effective Oct. 31. Wiltse will lead the department while the university undertakes a national search for a permanent successor to Bob Janis, who is retiring this fall.
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Open enrollment for 2023 benefits has begun

Office of Human Resources | October 28, 2022

​DePaul's open enrollment period for choosing 2023 benefits is now open. Any desired changes to your benefit elections must be made by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, and will take effect Jan. 1.
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The bane of communities, and its remedies

Abdul-Malik Ryan | October 28, 2022

​​DePaul aspires to be a community gathered together for the sake of our mission. How can we best handle the challenges of living and working together?
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Scene At DePaul

Searching for planets on the Quad

​If you think it's difficult to find a needle on a haystack, try finding a planet or object in the daytime sky. This month, Society of Physics students applied methods and principles of observation of the night sky to demonstrate solar observation on the Lincoln Park Campus Quad during the daytime. Students used a "Solar Scout" telescope with a Zwo color camera attached. (Image courtesy of Kurtis Todd)

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DePaul In The News

National Catholic Reporter • Fr. Stan Chu Ilo

Pope Francis to hold virtual synod dialogue with students from across Africa

October 13, 2022

WBEZ • Liam Heneghan

There's beauty in decay happening everywhere, all at once

October 26, 2022

Bloomberg • John Joe Schlichtman

How the furniture capital of the world reinvented itself

Oct. 21, 2022