#DePaul in the NEWS

November 21, 2016
Life Matters

Cremation has a complicated history in the Catholic Church, and the Vatican clarifies its position on the issue, reports Life Matters. "Most Christians believe the body and soul to be 'one,'" explains historical theologian Scott Moringiello. "Being placed in a cemetery if one chooses to be cremated is to have your body there as a witness for all people," says Moringiello.

November 17, 2016

"Any time people shop and they find a great deal, there's that psychological joy of pleasure," says consumer scientist James Mourey. Read Mourey's insights into the urge to shop and the "tribal competitive aspect" of Black Friday outings on Lifehacker.

November 16, 2016
Chicago Tribune

From beer to beef jerky, food brands that offer "nostalgic ties" can do well during times of social and economic uncertainty, says sales leadership expert Joel Whalen. "As long as you get distribution and keep the brand in front of consumers, most of these products will have a good long run," he tells the Chicago Tribune.

November 15, 2016
St. Louis Public Radio

"It's unlikely Republicans would take the political risk of gutting the Affordable Care Act without a workable solution," says health care law expert Wendy Netter Epstein. "It's just simply not a possibility to go back to where we had over 20 million uninsured people," Epstein tells St. Louis Public Radio. She adds that people without insurance received care through emergency rooms and "drove up the cost of healthcare through the entire industry."

November 14, 2016

"As the United States has become more imbalanced in its population, with greater density, the Electoral College winds up being more unrepresentative," says political scientist Wayne Steger on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight." He explains that the Electoral College was developed as a compromise and adds, "The fundamental principle of one person, one vote isn't enshrined in the U.S. Constitution."

November 13, 2016
Los Angeles Review of Books

"You've created a text which works in many ways like a literary mood ring, in that the writing doesn't so much define or chart moods but rather leads us into atmospheres," DePaul's Barrie Jean Borich tells fellow writer Mary Cappello. Memoirist and urban essayist Borich interviews Cappello about creating mood and defying genre in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

November 11, 2016
Chicago Tribune

Book editor Miles Harvey says the essay collection "How Long Will I Cry? Voices of Youth Violence" is "reaching kids in classrooms across the city and country and in it they are hearing their own voices." Now in its fifth printing, the book has been used in anti-violence efforts from Chicago to Newtown, Connecticut, reports the Chicago Tribune. "This is an example of the power of storytelling," Harvey tells reporter Rick Kogan.

November 10, 2016

The president-elect is getting daily security briefings, and law professor Alberto Coll lays out the possibilities for Trump's foreign policy approach. "There are two parts of the Republican Party: the neo-isolationist wing and the interventionist wing," says Coll. "We'll see which prevails." A former deputy assistant secretary of defense, Coll offers more on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."

November 09, 2016

From relations with Cuba to subsidies in the Middle East, the aviation industry is eager to hear about President-elect Donald Trump's plans for "how carriers do business," reports Bloomberg. Aviation law expert Brian Havel doubts that these issues are going to "soar to the top" of Trump's inbox. "I think we'll see a sort of default continuity into what we've had with the Obama administration," predicts Havel.

November 09, 2016

Economist Michael Miller discusses the potential impact of Donald Trump's presidency on the U.S. and global economy and sees changes coming for Dodd-Frank Act regulations. "Republicans evaluate policies on a cost-benefit basis," says Miller. He breaks down Trump's proposed income tax brackets on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."