Vol. 51 No. 1
Rachel Marciano
August 31, 2017

DePaul University celebrated its 120th academic year at the annual convocation on Aug. 31 at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Lincoln Park. As part of the annual ceremony, the university recognized dozens of faculty and staff members with academic and service awards. 

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Articles

Carol Hughes
August 31, 2017

DePaul is welcoming two Illinois business leaders to its 44-member board of trustees: Michael L. Scudder, president and CEO of First Midwest Bancorp, Inc., and the chairman and CEO of First Midwest Bank; and Joseph Skender, chairman of Skender Construction. Both are graduates of DePaul.

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Wendy Smit
August 31, 2017

DePaul will encourage conversations that are critical to Chicago and society as a whole - and provide a way for our community to participate - through a sponsorship of this year's Chicago Ideas Week, Oct. 16-22. 

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Hannah Lee
August 31, 2017

To continue its commitment to users and evolving technology, DePaul implemented upgrades to both D2L and Digication at the end of August. Following the weekend of Aug. 26, iterations of D2L and Digication will be on continuous release, meaning small improvements will happen every few weeks without major disruptions to the systems.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

#DePaul In The NEWS

August 25, 2017
Washington Post

Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, is being accused of using a "let them eat cake" tone about her expensive clothes and trips. Political scientist David Lay Williams writes in the Washington Post about the original use of this phrase by 18th century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. "What makes remarks like Linton's so offensive, by Rousseau's accounting, is that it is not merely enough to be abundantly wealthy. It is the accompanying need to shame the poor," writes Williams.

August 24, 2017
Vocalo

NFL player Michael Bennett recently sat during the national anthem to protest racial violence and hatred in the U.S., and he said it would make a difference if white players joined the demonstration. "When white players step up, they're saying, 'Hey, this an American issue,'" agrees Coya Paz, a commentator on race and pop culture. "Sports, in particular, are one of the places where all-white communities engage with blackness in any way. So I think in a lot of ways, it is one of the most powerful stages for these kinds of assertions," she says on Vocalo.

August 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune

While many MBA students are in their 20s, there are some who seek the graduate degree in their 40s or even 50s. "For many people who go back to school later in life, it really is about learning and filling in holes," management expert Robert Rubin tells the Chicago Tribune's "Blue Sky Innovation." "For a lot of older MBAs, I know it's a bucket list item for them," he adds.

Events

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Student Service Day (NSSD) invites DePaul's Chicago Quarter (Discover and Explore) students to come together with the communities of Chicago for a day of service and reflection. For the newest members of the DePaul community, the day is structured as an invitation to strengthen our connection to one another and put our Vincentian mission and values into practice.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

This event is part of Welcome Week and Back to School 2017.

DePaul students, faculty and staff: join your fellow DePaulians for a Loop block party! There will be food trucks, a DJ and music.

The first 500 students get vouchers for free food from Cheesie's Food Truck and Beaver's Donuts Food Truck!

DePaul Athletics will be bringing giant inflatable tunnels that can produce some great back to school pics for you and your friends!

Relax between or after classes and enjoy the start of the year!

Come with your friends and enjoy the party, for FREE!