DePaul is among 83 colleges and universities to receive the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to inclusive excellence.
DePaul faculty, staff and students participated in the annual Heart Walk benefiting the American Heart Association Sept. 26, 2014. DePaul's team of more than 240 walked along Chicago's Lakefront Path and raised funds to prevent heart disease.
Last year, DePaul formalized its relationship with Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J. and the Ministry Against the Death Penalty. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Prejean's book, "Dead Man Walking," the MADP is coordinating national programs and events, including performances with the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project.
Dressed in sunglasses, a top hat and what seemed like endless DePaul and Special Olympic memorabilia, "The Duck" made its way down Michigan Avenue on Aug. 7 to the Special Olympics Illinois' 9th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby. Originally used as a good luck charm to ward off rain at commencement each year, "The Duck" has worked its way from talisman to mascot of DePaul's Special Olympics Illinois fundraising team, the Demon Ducks.