#DePaul in the NEWS

August 29, 2017
The Boston Globe

A bus "fare fight" might be in store in the Northeast as Greyhound Lines and Peter Pan Bus Lines plan to split, reports The Boston Globe. The companies will no longer share routes and may "feel the need to outdo their former partner with discounts," says transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman.

August 25, 2017
Washington Post

Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, is being accused of using a "let them eat cake" tone about her expensive clothes and trips. Political scientist David Lay Williams writes in the Washington Post about the original use of this phrase by 18th century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. "What makes remarks like Linton's so offensive, by Rousseau's accounting, is that it is not merely enough to be abundantly wealthy. It is the accompanying need to shame the poor," writes Williams.

August 24, 2017

NFL player Michael Bennett recently sat during the national anthem to protest racial violence and hatred in the U.S., and he said it would make a difference if white players joined the demonstration. "When white players step up, they're saying, 'Hey, this an American issue,'" agrees Coya Paz, a commentator on race and pop culture. "Sports, in particular, are one of the places where all-white communities engage with blackness in any way. So I think in a lot of ways, it is one of the most powerful stages for these kinds of assertions," she says on Vocalo.

August 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune

When Reina Magana-Goodman became a mother, she had to set aside her own college ambitions. So when she watched her daughter Mishari Zambrano graduate from The Theatre School at DePaul this June, "The tears just started coming down," she tells the Chicago Tribune. Zambrano inspired her mother to go back to school, and Magana-Goodman joined her at DePaul, where she is in a School for New Learning cohort through her employer, Fifth Third Bank.

August 21, 2017
The Daily Mail

At least one U.S. firm plans to mine asteroids in the next 10-15 years for water, reports The Daily Mail. However, companies looking to extract elements like hydrogen and oxygen will be setting legal precedent. "There is a huge debate on whether companies can simply travel to space and extract its resources. There is no way to answer the question until someone does it," legal scholar Barry Kellman tells the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

August 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune

While many MBA students are in their 20s, there are some who seek the graduate degree in their 40s or even 50s. "For many people who go back to school later in life, it really is about learning and filling in holes," management expert Robert Rubin tells the Chicago Tribune's "Blue Sky Innovation." "For a lot of older MBAs, I know it's a bucket list item for them," he adds.

August 16, 2017
WGN Radio

The lack of internet filters has allowed hate speech to grow unfettered, and that raises the issue of what constitutes protected speech, historian Tom Mockaitis tells the "Bill and Wendy Show" on WGN Radio. "I think it's really time to have a serious conversation whether hate speech is truly covered by the first amendment guarantee of free speech because at the time that was written, there was no internet," he adds.

August 16, 2017

From movies to TV shows and the stage, Ann Dowd has done a little bit of everything in the performance arts field since earning a Master of Fine Arts in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul. "I love film and television, but I always encourage (actors) to find their sea legs in the theater. I think the theater is where you stand up and you say, 'Here is what I have to offer,'" Dowd tells Backstage. She's nominated for two Emmys for Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" and HBO's "The Leftovers."

August 15, 2017
Deutsche Welle

What were you doing during the Aug. 21 eclipse across America? Chances are you were experiencing the event with others. "Events and experiences have become more important than owning possessions," sociologist Roberta Garner tells Germany's international broadcaster Deutsch Welle. "People want to feel part of the experience and not be 'left out' -- social media have encouraged participants in events to share their experiences and the eclipse is one of these events." WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" also has the story.

August 15, 2017
FOX Chicago

When public transportation breaks down, prices for Uber and Lyft surge, reports Fox Chicago. This may not be price gouging, but just the system at work, says transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman. "When you have an outage, prices adjust, so it matches the number of cars with the number of people that want vehicles. So it takes some time for the system to work itself out, for the price to come down," he says.