Vol. 49 No. 17
Elizabeth Clements
March 02, 2016

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in the United States. To celebrate this milestone, DePaul is installing a monument on the Lincoln Park Campus that will bear the name of every Vincentian who has served the university. Construction will begin in March.

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Articles

Rachel Marciano
March 02, 2016

Charles Snelling, a member of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, will finish out Rob Ryan's term as Staff Council president, with reelections held in spring 2016. One of his first tasks as president was organizing the annual town hall with the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. Read on to learn more about highlights from the meeting.

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Rachel Marciano
March 02, 2016

Liz Sanders and her office evaluate academic programs to keep up with market trends and help students stay on track for graduation. Read more about how Sanders makes students world ready.

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Rachel Marciano
March 02, 2016

Designed to improve high school and college completion rates among African American and Hispanic/Latino males in Chicago Public Schools, the Male Initiative Project uses peer mentoring, leadership development and team building to empower young men to utilize education as a pathway to lifelong success.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider
C.M.
February 19, 2016

In light of the governor's decision to veto the MAP legislation today and the on-going uncertainty about MAP funding this year, DePaul wants our students to continue their academic pursuits free from anxiety about whether or not the state will eventually fund the MAP program. Therefore, in keeping with our mission as a Vincentian Catholic institution, DePaul will honor every MAP award the state offered to more than 4,500 of our students this year.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

February 25, 2016
Business News Daily

While natural disasters can be incredibly destructive, they can also "spark entrepreneurial action," Javier Monllor tells Business News Daily. Researchers Monllor and Nezih Altay, both of the Driehaus College of Business, say policymakers should encourage entrepreneurs after a calamity. "Entrepreneurs can work in tandem with NGOs and government entities to rebuild, reboot and bring normalcy to the area," says Monllor.

February 23, 2016
Education Week

The "tug of war" about how to teach grammar in schools is re-emerging with Common Core State Standards, reports Education Week. Michelle Navarre Cleary of the School for New Learning says students need to learn grammar rules in context by reading and writing, not just memorizing rules in a prescriptive way, "or they're not going to carry them over."

February 23, 2016
Fortune

Donald Trump "captures the moment like no other candidate has been able to do," writes political scientist Clement Adibe in Fortune. Trump's rise is a case study in the "susceptibility of democracy -- especially in heterogeneous societies -- to demagoguery," argues Adibe. He details the "carnage wrought" by other dangerous demagogues in Africa and Asia.

Events

Friday, March 4, 2016

Join us for our next TRF webinar, featuring a conversation about the Obama administration's eight year struggle to modernize intercity passenger rail in the United States. Our guest is Anthony Perl, a professor of Urban Studies and Political Science at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Professor Perl will discuss the ongoing policy stalemate over Amtrak, high speed-rail initiatives underway in several states, and contrast those with global breakthroughs that have widened the gap between international best practices and stagnation in the United States.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Scholars throughout history have dismissed food and drink as topics that are, at best, unworthy of sustained attention, and at worst, distractions from clear thinking and even from the well-being of the mind. In a special multi-sensory, interactive foodie event, philosopher Robert Valgenti (Lebanon Valley College) will explore phenomena such as deliciousness, disgust, and authenticity in order to ask: Can food uncover something profound about humans and the ways that they understand their world? Can the aroma of fresh ideas rouse thinking from its gastronomic slumber?