#DePaul in the NEWS

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

"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.

January 19, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business

"Good health, as we have seen again and again, is a product of social justice," write sociologist Fernando De Maio and researchers with the Center for Community Health Equity. Their study compares low birth weight and segregation in Chicago and Toronto and finds "Chicago's deep-rooted racial and ethnic segregation harms the health of its residents." There is hope, however, and researchers explain in Crain's Chicago Business.

January 18, 2017
The DePaulia

To Americans, he's Vice President Mike Pence. However, to DePaul alumna Charlotte Pence, he's just dad. "I don't think it's really hit me yet. There's so much going on that I don't know if it will sink in because at the end of the day, he's still my dad first and that's what it will always be," she tells The DePaulia. Pence is expected to live with her family at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., while working full time at a film production company.

January 17, 2017

In the new book titled "Neoliberal Chicago," co-editor and geographer Euan Hague looks at the city in the last 30 years under Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel. "You've got a city that's really two cities in one," he tells WLUW's "Live from the Heartland." "One of the things we've seen with these neoliberal policies is that Chicago's segregation and inequalities have been exacerbated over the last 25-30 years."

January 17, 2017
Chicago Magazine

In what Chicago magazine calls an "improbable encore," musician Alex Klein overcomes pain, disease and depression to return as principal oboist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. "I've always tested where my limits are, and I try to stay as close as possible to them," says Klein, who will join DePaul's School of Music faculty this fall.

January 13, 2017

Paleobiologist Kenshu Shimada explains to Seeker that a reason whales are now bigger than sharks, including the large ancient shark Megalodon, may be "due to the evolution of their migration behavior where large body sizes must have helped them to travel long distances and exploit food sources not only along the coasts but also in the middle of the ocean."

January 13, 2017
Bakersfield Now

"What's clear is that Russia wants its place among the top five powers in the world, and in a lot of ways it's losing ground," says political scientist Richard Farkas. Looking ahead to the next administration, Putin may not be thrilled to have Trump in office, Farkas tells Bakersfield Now. "What Putin would like most in an American president is a predictable character ... What he's got in Trump, he has no idea," Farkas says.

January 13, 2017
WGN Radio

Individuals interested in buying their first home or condo in 2017 need to be aware of rising interest rates, real estate expert Charles Wurtzebach tells WGN Radio. "There is the expectation, depending on who you talk to, that there will be two or three additional increases in interest rates in 2017. Obviously that has an impact on both buyers and sellers. But let's remember that the level of interest rates for mortgages is still at a very low historical level so we're not in some kind of difficulty where the market's going to come to a crushing halt," he says.

January 12, 2017

A renewable energy scandal in Northern Ireland has led to a resignation at the highest levels of government, reports WBEZ's "Worldview." Now, political parties are jockeying for power ahead of new elections. "It will be interesting to see if these new dynamics with Brexit cause more people to go to the Nationalist side, or not," says political expert Nick Kachiroubas.