#DePaul in the NEWS

December 08, 2014
Huffington Post

"Saints and Laureates are not born, but made," writes Patricia Bombard the director of The Hay Project at DePaul. "Understanding and promoting how that happens is a critical concern," Bombard explains in the Huffington Post. She looks to this year's Nobel Peace Prize recipients, the life of St. Vincent de Paul and what the Manhattan Project can teach us about our capacity to do good.

December 08, 2014
Chicago Tribune

DePaul University is cited for high graduation rates of students from Chicago Public Schools, according to findings released by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune editorial board writes about what it takes to get CPS students through college, while WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" compares the CPS graduation rate with other large urban cities.

December 08, 2014
Huffington Post

The site of Abingdon Plantation, next to the main terminal of Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., is in need of more development to "fully recognize those who lived and died there and to do justice to our nation's rich and complex history," writes historian Thomas Foster. He describes his experience visiting the plantation and urges readers to go to the remains and "reflect on how it symbolizes our nation's history." Huffington Post

December 08, 2014
San Francisco Gate

Protestors in Hong Kong have demanded free elections and demonstrations there have largely been peaceful, writes marketing professor Bruce Newman in the San Francisco Gate. He contrasts this with police action against Eric Garner in New York City and asks, "Who is better off, Americans or the Chinese?"

December 04, 2014
Oxford University Press blog

From Freud to Maslow, psychology's focus on the individual ignores the "elephant in the room" of systemic problems like racism, poverty and violence, writes Leonard Jason, director of the Center for Community Research at DePaul. So what's the solution? The Oxford University Press blog has Jason's answer.

December 03, 2014
WGN Radio

The Chicago City Council wants to increase the minimum wage to $13 per hour by mid-2019. Economist Michael Miller responds, "Some people will not be hired at all, and some people will lose their jobs because of the higher price." Listen to WGN Radio to learn why Miller believes boosting the minimum wage to redistribute income is "terribly inefficient."

December 03, 2014
WBEZ

"Apocalyptic predictions" about employment declining is a popular topic when discussions of raising the minimum wage come up. DePaul economist Brian Phelan tells WBEZ that those predictions haven't "materialized in any meaningful way." He says, "what we tend to see is a larger adjustment in terms of prices and less of an adjustment in terms of employment."

December 02, 2014
WTTW

Using a credit card instead of a debit card to shop online can protect your bank account and identity, according to Internet security expert Jacob Furst. "Credit cards have a lot of legal and industry protections. You are limited in liability," he says. Watch Furst's take on this and the cyberattack on Sony Pictures on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."

December 02, 2014
WGN Radio

Beyond the rumble of the 'L', listen hard enough and you can hear the sounds of nature in Chicago. Ecologist Liam Heneghan and DePaul student Roni Jachowski explain their soundscape research on the "Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Show," where high jinks ensue. WGN Radio

November 28, 2014
Variety

"For graduation at DePaul University in Chicago, I was given my parents' old VW Rabbit. It took me so long to pack up all my junk that I set out by myself on my journey to New York at 11 p.m." In an interview with Variety, The Theatre School alumna Gillian Anderson discusses her first big break as an actress.