#DePaul in the NEWS

April 25, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

If climate activists want to continue momentum from the recent People's Climate March, they need to find a way to attract supporters who are not yet in the environmental fold, writes environmental communication expert Jill Hopke in the San Francisco Chronicle. "As a first step, it will be critical for climate activists to reach beyond core supporters after the march. It is time to disassociate climate action in the United States from the political left and climate denialism from conservatives," Hopke writes.

April 24, 2017
Voice of America

DePaul students were in the audience as former U.S. President Barack Obama spoke in Chicago at his first public address post-presidency, reports the DePaulia. Obama encouraged young people to be activists in their communities, and DePaul graduate student Emma Finkbeiner tells Voice of America the talk was "really encouraging." DePaul senior Kelsey Hershenhouse agrees: "I think (Obama) was able to give some really great perspective as to how we, as students, can show up in a variety of ways, whether that's for human rights or just any type of issue going on in the city or around the world."

April 21, 2017
NBC Chicago

"NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt said "This is a great honor," upon receiving an award from the Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence at DePaul. He calls Chicago "the best news town in America," and says "I always look at myself as a reporter first." NBC Chicago chats with Holt about the award, journalism and his love-hate relationship with social media. 

April 20, 2017
Curbed Chicago

Want to make a rainbow under Chicago's 'L' tracks? Soon, there could be an app for that. Students from DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media are helping with the Wabash Lights project, a colorful installation of LED lights along Wabash Avenue. The student team is working on the installation's app, "which allows users to control and modify the colors and LED modules from mobile devices," reports Curbed Chicago

April 18, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Business economist John Berdell provides insight into President Donald Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" plan. "Economically, the big problem is how much more are you willing to pay? There's always tension between the push for low costs and trying to fight (unfair trade practices) long term," Berdell tells the Chicago Tribune

April 14, 2017
Next City

"Most gentrifiers give no attention to, or are unaware of, the history of housing injustices that made their neighborhood's real estate 'affordable,'" writes urban sociologist John Joe Schlictman in Next City. He profiles different types of misguided "gentrifiers against gentrification" and urges young people to "intelligently and respectfully participate in their communities."

April 13, 2017
The Atlantic

Big data has "worked against low-income students" in the college search process, reports The Atlantic. Enrollment expert David Kalsbeek and his co-author Donald R. Hossler at Indiana University are cited in the article: "'(Colleges) want it all,' Hossler and Kalsbeek wrote -- high-achieving students, low-income students, underrepresented minority students, and students from new geographic regions."

April 12, 2017
DNAinfo Chicago

The story of the Ward family and their connection to the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the university and St. Vincent de Paul Parish comes to life in a World War I exhibit at DePaul's Richardson Library. "The exhibit is and isn't about the war," says co-curator Andrea Bainbridge in DNA Info. "I'd say it's as much about the development of the university at that time, the things that shape it and make it." WGN Radio has more.

April 11, 2017
Chicago Lawyer

"The rules of evidence are the lawyer's power tools," says Stephan Landsman, professor emeritus in the DePaul University College of Law. Many law students are no longer required to take an evidence course, and they are missing out, writes attorney and DePaul alumnus Bob Clifford in Chicago Lawyer

April 11, 2017
Home Health Care News

Home health professionals who spend a little extra time building relationships with patients may help shorten recovery times. "I know some of the pushback about being more engaging with patients is because it will take more time, but my response is that if it's done well, it's not going to be that much more time down the road," says Andrew Gallan, who researches patient experience in health care, in Home Health Care News.