#DePaul in the NEWS

October 18, 2016
Newcity Film

"The film program at DePaul is singular and unlike anywhere I've ever been before. It's a community that pulls together and supports one another's work," says DePaul film instructor Shayna Connelly in Newcity Film. The 2016 "Film 50" list includes DePaul filmmakers Connelly, Dana Kupper and graduate student Alex Thompson. The passion of making films in Chicago is "alive," adds Kupper.

October 16, 2016
The DePaulia

Pope Francis' announcement that Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich will become a cardinal is welcome news for the DePaul community, reports The DePaulia. "The pope views him as a leader within the church," says Amanda Thompson, director of Campus Catholic Ministry. And, while Chicago's archbishop is often a "noticeable voice in the American Catholic hemisphere," the elevation to cardinal is "the sort of thing where his voice will be amplified a bit," says Scott Moringiello, an assistant professor in Catholic Studies.

October 14, 2016
Philanthropy Roundtable

Attorney and associate clinical professor Julie Lawton provides students "a broader range of clinical options, (believing) she is helping her students to develop their own sense of what is just and helpful to people," according to Philanthropy Roundtable.

October 13, 2016

"We're not seeing one strong line where everyone is headed up at a healthy rate," explains Geoff Smith, executive director of the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul. The institute's data on Cook County and home prices find that for certain areas there has been a "modest and slow" recovery, reports Crain's Chicago Business.

October 12, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times

Expanding the narrative of American Theater, educating young filmmakers and breaking new ground as a director are some of the accolades for Lisa Portes, head of the MFA program at DePaul. Portes is set to receive the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award for her work as an outstanding director who is transforming the regional arts landscape through creativity and artistry in the theatre, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

October 11, 2016
Christian Science Monitor

"The Never Trump, Never Hillary phenomenon among some Republicans is also part of the widening partisan gap in this country," political scientist Erik Tillman tells the Christian Science Monitor. He adds that many Republicans "can't conceive" of voting for the other side, but if the situation was reversed and Democrats were faced with a controversial nominee, "they might act the same."

October 10, 2016
Zócalo Public Square and the Smithsonian

"A populist desire for 'reform' runs deep in the psyche of American voters," writes political historian R. Craig Sautter. Long before Barack Obama or Teddy Roosevelt, 1872 presidential candidate Horace Greeley was a newspaper publisher and a "loud advocate" for reform, explains Sautter in an essay for Zócalo Public Square and the Smithsonian. "No candidate for President carried the reform banner for honesty and competence more naturally, or tragically," he writes.

October 10, 2016
St. Louis Public Radio

The cost of health care premiums is rising, but the situation isn't as dire as it appears, says Wendy Netter Epstein, director of the Jaharis Health Law Institute at DePaul. "Across sectors -- including the employer-based insurance and public insurance -- health care costs are actually increasing at a much lower clip than they were increasing prior to 2010 with the passage of the Affordable Care Act," she tells St. Louis Public Radio.

October 07, 2016
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

"Students need to come out more practice-ready now than even just a couple of years ago because it's more competitive," says Cheryl D. Price, executive director of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul. For 13 years, the center has offered fellowships that pay law students to intern in the public sector, including work addressing juvenile justice and domestic violence, reports the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

October 06, 2016

What was the first musical shot on location? "On the Town" with Frank Sinatra usually takes that credit for its authentic New York City scenes, but others came first, writes cinema studies expert Kelli Marshall. "Is (On the Town) seminal in its use of on-location photography? 'Yes.' The best remembered film musical for this reason? 'Yes.' The first Hollywood musical to shoot this way? 'No,'" writes Marshall in PopMatters.