#DePaul in the NEWS

April 07, 2017

The U.S. bombing of a Syrian military airbase shouldn't be a sign of things to come, says terrorism expert Tom Mockaitis on WGN's "Midday News." "(Syrian president) Bashar al-Assad was winning this war and will continue to do so," Mockaitis says. "I don't see the U.S. taking any more dramatic action except to get him to stop using chemical weapons."

April 03, 2017

Instead of mandating that cursive writing be taught in Illinois schools, education professor Marie Donovan tells WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" that such curriculum decisions should be made at the local level. "When you legislate curriculum ... it shifts the conversation from, 'Well, what do we value as a school, as a district, a community?' to 'How do we deal with (and I have to add, yet another) unfunded mandate out of Springfield?'" she says.

April 03, 2017
WGN Radio

"If your business is focused on purpose, the money will come," says Bruce Leech of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul. This spring, the center will co-host the Purpose Pitch, a business plan competition focused on the reason why a company should exist. WGN Radio's "Technori Live" podcast has more.

April 02, 2017
The DePaulia

Twelve DePaul law students spent their spring break at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center teaching teens about the law and meeting with judges and attorneys. "The reason I think students find it appealing is that it really immersed them into very serious issues of social justice, youth violence, education and the future of the generation," DePaul chaplain Tom Judge, an attorney, tells The DePaulia.

March 30, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Despite some unknowns surrounding international policies from President Donald Trump and his administration, international student applications to universities and colleges are on the rise in Illinois, reports the Chicago Tribune. At DePaul, undergraduate applications from abroad are up nearly 40 percent for the 2017 fall quarter.

March 29, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Food trucks, artwork and pop-up shops could find a home under the CTA 'L' tracks, reports the Chicago Tribune. "Linear parks are a hot commodity right now. Cities are searching long and hard for new corridors for non-motorized vehicles, bikers and walkers," says transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman.

March 28, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the federal government may withhold funding from sanctuary cities that do not comply with immigration law, reports WBEZ. This "ruling will only create divisions, not unity," says immigration and policy expert Kathleen Arnold. She explains pulling funding from sanctuary cities, including Chicago, would be unconstitutional and is a threat with "no teeth behind it."

March 27, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Amy Parker was one of some 59 DePaul students who participated in service immersion trips over spring break. Parker volunteered at a men's shelter in Washington, D.C., and advocated with political leaders. "It was great to understand my voice could do something about (homelessness)," she tells the Chicago Tribune. These trips give students a chance to "experience a reality that's different from their own," says trip coordinator Emily LaHood-Olsen.

March 22, 2017

"The global video game industry brings in revenue of roughly $100 billion, give or take a few," according to Forbes. DePaul grads come from top-notch programs: Princeton Review's 2017 rankings place DePaul's game design at No. 18 for its undergraduate program and No. 10 for its graduate program.

March 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Devices that replicate human characteristics -- like Siri or Alexa -- can affect one's need for human interaction, finds consumer behavior expert James Mourey. Humanlike devices are "becoming better and better, which is kind of the scary part," he tells the Chicago Tribune.