• Jane Connelly
    September 23, 2015

    Throughout DePaul's history, new students have turned to friendly student groups and university publications to learn how to put their best foot forward on campus. As students head back to school this month, the University Archives looks at the history of rules and advice for freshmen, covering everything from academics to dating.

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  • Jane Connelly
    June 17, 2015

    The month of June means only one thing for DePaul University seniors: graduation. Though commencement ceremonies are traditionally solemn affairs, the past century has shown that anything can happen at DePaul, from presidential visits to anti-war protests. Read on to learn more about when such honorees as Irish President Sean T. O'Kelly and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson graced DePaul's commencement stage.

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  • Jane Connelly
    May 27, 2015

    While most music fans recognize keyboardist Ray Manzarek's famous riffs, few realize that he began his career as an economics major at DePaul's College of Commerce, now the Driehaus College of Business. This month, the University Archives looks at the college life of one of DePaul's most successful popular musicians.

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  • Jane Connelly
    March 18, 2015

    In 1928, the women of DePaul set their sights on the school newspaper. Written, edited and printed by women, they created The Coed Issue. So popular it became a yearly tradition for the next four decades, The Coed Issue provided a forum for women to broadcast their own interests in an era when reporting, editing, and publishing were largely male affairs. Whether riffing on stereotypes or writing earnestly about women's accomplishments, the creators of the Coed Issues spoke their minds – and had fun doing it.

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  • Jane Connelly
    January 21, 2015

    Established in 1913, the American College of Physical Education became part of DePaul University in 1946. The college, which was open to both male and female students, followed health and fitness trends closely.

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  • Jane Connelly
    December 17, 2014

    The holiday season is here, and with it the attendant feelings of excitement, anticipation, and stress. DePaul University students have asked themselves the same questions for decades: What should I give? Who can I help? And how many parties can I fit into one month? This December, University Archives looks back at favorite DePaul holiday traditions, from gift exchanges to social events for a cause.

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  • Jane Connelly
    November 25, 2014

    "We really had our share of D-Day. We had the job of taking the first casualties from the landing craft back to different hospitals..." Written by a DePaul student in England, this letter is one of dozens published between January 1944 and August 1945 in a special university publication that provided a voice for its veterans.

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  • Jane Connelly
    October 29, 2014

    Morning radio follows a common formula, but it wasn't always that way. The early morning music and talk that helps Americans get out of bed every day was largely developed in Chicago by a single broadcasting pioneer: DePaul alumna Halloween Martin.

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