Vol. 50 No. 26
Elizabeth Clements
February 16, 2017

On Feb. 16, 2017, DePaul's Board of Trustees named Dr. Gabriel Esteban as the university's 12th president. Dr. Esteban will assume the presidency of the nation's largest Catholic university on July 1, becoming the first lay leader in its 119-year history.

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On Feb. 16, DePaul's Board of Trustees named A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., as the university's 12th president. Esteban will assume the presidency of the nation's largest Catholic university on July 1, becoming the first lay leader in its 119-year history.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Rachel Marciano
February 09, 2017

With less than two weeks until the fourth annual Blue Demon Week, it’s just about time to break out the blue swag. From Feb. 19 – 26, students, faculty, staff and alumni will come together for a week full of festivities that celebrate what it means to be a Blue Demon.

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University Library
February 08, 2017

As part of the President’s Series on Race and Free Speech, the University Libraries will welcome American Library Associations’s James LaRue on Feb. 22 for a conversation about censorship and free speech. RSVPs are required.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

February 13, 2017
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

"Our students need to be reassured that we have their back," write DePaul faculty Maria Ferrera and Bernadette Sanchez in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. DePaul has pledged solidarity and support for undocumented students, and Ferrara and Sanchez offer seven tips for educators who want to do the same. "Consider the symbol your institution represents and the role that education plays in students' hopes and dreams," they write.

February 11, 2017
WGN Radio

As the Trump administration spars with members of the media about who is trustworthy, news consumers "need to look at a lot of different news sources," says Ben Epstein, an expert in mass media and American politics. "Look at things you wouldn't necessarily agree with, because it's important to understand what other narratives are out there," he tells WGN Radio.

February 08, 2017
America Magazine

"I had seen people who were homeless, but I never comprehended it," Tony Romero tells America magazine. While studying at DePaul, Romero found himself sleeping on benches or on the street. The university found him housing through the Dax program, a collaboration with DePaul USA. Now, Romero says he wants to "wipe out the shame" other college students may feel about experiencing homelessness.

Events

Monday, February 20, 2017

Join us on Monday, February 20th to learn about two Catholic practices: the dancing fiesta La Tirana and the three-day retreat at Lough Derg!

The practices that make Catholic life real and deeply meaningful vary in sometimes startling ways in different cultural contexts around the world.

Taken together, it can be hard to see how they manifest a single faith, but at the same time, seemingly disparate practices often connect in ways worth exploring.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Join us for a discussion with:

· Dr. Tara Gill, Clinical Psychologist, Lurie Children's Hospital, Center for

Childhood Resilience

· Michael Moriarty, Professional Development Facilitator, Quest Center,

ChicagoTeachers Union

· James Smith, Counselor/Case Manager, John Cook Elementary School, CPS

The panel will discuss:

· Understanding the impact of chronic trauma on students

· Building systems of support in a school

· Developing classroom interventions and clinical services

· Addressing prevention and advocacy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Join us for the largest co-sponsored event of the year on Wednesday, February 22nd. The event will consist of a Special Screening "Of Civil Wrongs & Rights," followed by a Panel Discussion in honor of Fred Korematsu.

Fred Korematsu is an American Civil Rights Hero and the man behind the renowned constitutional law case Korematsu v. United States. Panelists will discuss the historical background of the Japanese American Internment camps and how that experience relates to current Civil Rights issues faced by the nation today.

Panel Speakers: