Vol. 49 No. 26
Office of Public Relations and Communications
June 10, 2016

Ten of this year's graduates share how their university studies expanded their worldview and honed their ambitions. On June 11 and 12, they will join some 173,000 DePaul alumni worldwide who have succeeded in a learning environment that values both academic achievement and community responsibility. Here are some of the stories from the class of 2016.

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Articles

Elizabeth Clements
June 10, 2016

In the wake of the incidents that followed the Milo Yiannopoulos lecture on May 24, students, faculty and staff continue to process the anger, shock and fear shared among members of the DePaul community, as well as show their determination to make the university a place where all students can thrive and all feel safe. Learn more about university actions and response, which will continue this summer.

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Wendy Smit
June 10, 2016

The talks presented at TEDXDePaulUniversity on April 29 are now available to view online. With topics ranging from gentrification and refugees to battling homelessness and campaigning for nonviolence, speakers shared their personal stories and expertise through the theme, "What Must Be Done?"

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Denise Mattson
June 10, 2016

Online summer school is proving as popular as most things in the digital world. Last year more students took summer courses on the web than at either the Loop or Lincoln Park campus, using the flexibility to juggle work and family responsibilities. Read on to learn more about online credit hours in the summer term are growing at DePaul.

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Elizabeth Clements
June 10, 2016

From creative writing workshops to working on a national literary magazine, Barrie Jean Borich's classes prepare students to succeed as writers, editors and publishers. Learn more about how Borich helps her students be world ready.

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Rachel Marciano
June 10, 2016

This spring, the Office of Human Resources conducted a survey to gauge employee satisfaction with the university’s benefits plan and to gather input on what additional benefits to consider for the future. Learn more about the survey results and how Human Resources is responding.

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Rachel Marciano
June 10, 2016

In early June, three teams of DePaul College of Communication students presented campaigns to representatives from Starbucks, gaining real life experience to help them become world ready. The winning team developed a campaign addressing consumers' hurried state when entering a Starbucks.

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Housing Services
June 10, 2016

The Office of Mission and Values, Housing Services and Residential Education invite the DePaul community to Surplus With a Purpose, a program that aims to educate students on the ways in which upcycling items can reduce waste and help the community. Visit the SWAP Shop on Wednesday, June 15.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

June 04, 2016
Christian Science Monitor

Video from police shootings in Chicago will now be released within 60 days of incidents, reports the Christian Science Monitor. "Change in oversight will be granular because there has to be buy-in at different levels and trust at different levels," says John Zeigler of the Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships at DePaul. Zeigler has worked with police on community relations in Chicago.

June 03, 2016
Chicago Tribune

One year after The 606 trail opened in Chicago, the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul is researching how nearby property values have been impacted. "The whole goal is to understand how this public investment that is an amenity ... how it affects the surrounding community," says Geoff Smith, executive director of the institute. The Chicago Tribune has more.

June 01, 2016
CBS 2 Iowa

Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump's skillful use of the media has given his campaign a large platform, even though he complains the media treats him unfairly, reports CBS 2 Iowa. "Trump has been crying about negative media coverage from the outset of his campaign," says political media expert Bruce Evensen. "He fully understands that he is a creature of the media."

May 31, 2016
WBEZ

The number of pedestrians killed by cars in Chicago was up 31 percent last year, reports WBEZ. A spike in driving might be to blame, says transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman. "With fuel prices being low, people are hitting the roads more," Schwieterman says, adding that the situation is exacerbated by pedestrians and drivers who are "addicted to staring at their phones."

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