DePaul staff and students join dignitaries and construction workers for the ceremonial "topping off" of the Event Center at McCormick Square. The 10,000-seat facility will host DePaul's home basketball games and other special university events.
On Sept. 19, DePaul kicked off the President's Speaker Series on Race & Free Speech with a discussion on why race matters, led by Georgetown's, Michael Eric Dyson. Nearly 500 members of the university community gathered to hear Dyson speak and engage in a dialogue following the lecture.
During the first week of the new school year, hundreds of freshmen descend upon the city as part of their Discover Chicago classes, which range in topics from architecture to sports, and music to social justice.
Collector Chuck Thurow donated the 114 works by 59 Chicago artists to the DePaul Art Museum's permanent collection, strengthening the museum's hometown focus that positions Chicago as a global city. The works include paintings, photography, sculpture, drawings and other works on paper.