#DePaul in the NEWS

February 13, 2017
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

"Our students need to be reassured that we have their back," write DePaul faculty Maria Ferrera and Bernadette Sanchez in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. DePaul has pledged solidarity and support for undocumented students, and Ferrara and Sanchez offer seven tips for educators who want to do the same. "Consider the symbol your institution represents and the role that education plays in students' hopes and dreams," they write.

February 11, 2017
WGN Radio

As the Trump administration spars with members of the media about who is trustworthy, news consumers "need to look at a lot of different news sources," says Ben Epstein, an expert in mass media and American politics. "Look at things you wouldn't necessarily agree with, because it's important to understand what other narratives are out there," he tells WGN Radio.

February 08, 2017
America Magazine

"I had seen people who were homeless, but I never comprehended it," Tony Romero tells America magazine. While studying at DePaul, Romero found himself sleeping on benches or on the street. The university found him housing through the Dax program, a collaboration with DePaul USA. Now, Romero says he wants to "wipe out the shame" other college students may feel about experiencing homelessness.

February 07, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Confusion around the up-in-the-air travel ban has immigrants and refugees seeking guidance from immigration lawyers, reports the Chicago Tribune. "I have seen interest not just from attorneys but from other professionals who wish to get information and training in order to serve immigrant and refugee communities," says Sioban Albiol, director of DePaul's Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic.

February 02, 2017
WGN TV

DePaul graduate student Mariela Shaker -- a violinist who found asylum in the U.S. and a refuge in music -- describes for WGN TV her journey from Aleppo and current worries with the recent travel ban. In another video, The DePaul Concert Orchestra plays "Sinfonia Concertante" by Miklós Rózsa under the direction of Michael Lewanski as Shaker's story is told by the UK's Channel 4.

February 02, 2017
The Christian Science Monitor

Archaeologist Morag Kersel's students at DePaul can hunt for new archaeological sites and evidence of looting of historical ruins in Peru -- all from their computers. The GlobalXplorer Project allows anyone with an internet connection to see high-resolution satellite images of a 125,000-square mile area in the South American country. "For me, the teaching capability is one of the most exciting things about this initiative -- to get people aware," Kersel tells The Christian Science Monitor.

February 02, 2017
WTTW

After 30 years, gate leases at O'Hare International Airport are set to expire at global hubs for United and American Airlines and "now it's time to think of the next era," says transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman. "The city may play big here" to expand and update terminals, he tells WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."

January 26, 2017
Next Avenue

Committing to end-of-life plans can be difficult for many people, psychology professor Joseph Ferrari tells Next Avenue. "We delay the consequences when we put something off," he says. "If the decision is upsetting, we avoid having to feel that." Ferrari suggests thinking about removing a future burden from family members as motivation. "What a gift you're giving them," he says.

January 24, 2017
The Hill

The peaceful removal of Gambia's regime leader of 22 years "serves notice to other African dictators that the power of the ballot cannot be drowned by the noise of bullets and bombs," writes African Christianity expert Stan Chu Ilo in The Hill. This move toward democracy was thanks to young people in the country who "led the quiet revolution" that ended in Yahya Jammeh's defeat in the polls, he explains.

January 23, 2017
Playbill

"Ike Holter's superpower is language," says actor Gabriel Ruiz about the playwright and his former classmates from The Theatre School. In Playbill, they discuss the mystery and poetics of Holter's play "The Wolf at the End of the Block." Chicago is Hotler's "favorite city" and often the setting of his plays. "There are good and bad and highs and lows to every single city. But I think our highs are a lot higher than other places," says Holter.