#DePaul in the NEWS

October 05, 2016
Washington Post

The worldview of Plato's villain Thrasymachus aligns with some of Donald Trump's beliefs, writes political historian David Lay Williams in The Washington Post. Just as Trump declared it "smart" to avoid paying taxes, Thrasymachus believed "that individuals ought to disregard any pretense of moral or political obligation, objectively understood, if they inhibit our own success," adds Williams.

October 05, 2016
Chicago Tribune

When airlines merge, failures with their dated, "glitch-prone technology" affect more passengers and could cause travel headaches this holiday season, reports the Chicago Tribune. "The merger wave has upped the ante and one meltdown can bring down a quarter of the system," says transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman.

October 04, 2016
National Geographic

Teeth are the key to a new discovery of an ancient shark that theoretically swam along both the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines. "The fact that such a large ... shark with such a wide geographic distribution had evaded recognition until now indicates just how little we still know about the Earth's ancient marine ecosystem," paleobiologist Kenshu Shimada tells Live Science and The Christian Science Monitor. National Geographic writes more about this "extinct car-size shark."

October 03, 2016
Des Moines Register

Voters in rural parts of the U.S. are drawn to the "change-oriented Republican platform," says political scientist Wayne Steger. "These communities are nowhere near as vibrant as they were 50 years ago. And they're older," he tells the Des Moines Register. "That message is absolutely going to resonate -- and Donald Trump a little more so because he is anti-establishment."

September 29, 2016
NPR Illinois

Bad credit ratings mean the state of Illinois pays higher interest costs when selling bonds, says Martin Luby, a public finance expert. He tells NPR Illinois the state's poor fiscal standing is dragging down credit ratings for other entities, including Illinois' public universities. "In the capital markets, we call that the 'Illinois penalty,'" says Luby.

September 28, 2016
Reel Chicago

Reel Chicago reports that television and film writers whose credits include "Law and Order: SVU," "Top Gun" and "Die Hard" will share strategies for emerging writers at DePaul's Courier 12 screenwriting conference. Faculty from the School of Cinematic Arts will lead discussions on writing diversity and project development.

September 27, 2016
Next City

Donald Trump says stop-and-frisk and law and order is part of the solution to stop violence and protect people living in poverty in the inner cities, but that will not work, notes urban politics expert Valerie Johnson. She also tells Next City, that Hillary Clinton did not drill down enough on the issues to "score any real points with young African-Americans." Johnson doesn't believe the first debate changed many minds, but "nothing in this election follows the usual rules."

September 27, 2016
Chicago Tribune

"Direct contact from a trusted friend -- even on Facebook" is the most effective way to mobilize people to register or to vote, political expert Zachary Cook tells the Chicago Tribune. "This latest Facebook post, it wasn't just that people saw a reminder to register, but I suspect a lot of people posted it and re-posted it. That kind of social pressure can be effective," says Cook.

September 27, 2016
WBBM Newsradio

Chronic fatigue syndrome -- or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis -- "is more functionally debilitating than chronic congestive heart disease," community psychologist Leonard Jason tells WBBM Newsradio at a rally in downtown Chicago. "There are a lot of people that are sick, don't know why they are sick and that's what they have," he notes.

September 23, 2016
Chicago Tribune

The first step to save a marriage after an affair is to "start talking," advises clinical health psychologist William "Marty" Martin. "To rebuild trust will require open communication, clear expression of feelings, articulations of genuine remorse and forgiveness, and developing a plan outlining the best case, the most probable case and the nightmare case," Martin tells the Chicago Tribune.