#DePaul in the NEWS

November 13, 2017

Why did the treasurer of Dixon, Illinois, steal $54 million from the city? "I think she did it because she could," says filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight," adding that there were "few internal controls within the city." Pope teaches forensic accounting at DePaul and tells ABC7 Chicago more about her new documentary on this white collar criminal, "All the Queen's Horses."

November 10, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business

The proposed tax plan moving through the U.S. House of Representatives could impact some university endowments, reports Crain's Chicago Business. "Why are we taxing our future?" commented DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., when asked about the proposed changes at a recent City Club of Chicago luncheon.

November 10, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Employers can help employees find meaning in their work by designing jobs that utilize a variety of skills, provide some autonomy and highlight how it helps other people, says Jaclyn Jensen, whose research focuses on job attitudes and career performance. "You need to connect the recipients of the person's performance back with the person themselves," Jensen tells the Chicago Tribune.

November 09, 2017

"One of the things I'm really interested in studying is this idea of the fan pilgrim, how do fans go to locations that are meaningful to them, and what better place than London and Edinburgh to experience the magic of 'Harry Potter,'" says Paul Booth, an associate professor of media and cinema studies. He and Rebecca Johns-Trissler, an associate professor of English, tell WBEZ's Morning Shift about a Harry Potter-themed study abroad trip they're leading next summer.

November 08, 2017

The unschooling movement -- including micro-schools and home schooling -- is earning some credibility in higher education, explains Marie Donovan, associate professor of early education. "(Students in these schools) apply for college, they make it in," Donovan says. "It's not a barrier anymore. That's probably been the major development in the last 20 years," she notes. But it's not for everyone, Donovan tells WBEZ.

November 06, 2017
Sports Business Daily

Several DePaul students took in the sights and sounds of the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game thanks to a group project in Don Ingle's public relations class. Collaborating with Fox Sports U and MLB, the students worked to "create platforms for MLB's environmental sustainability initiatives." "Working on this campaign was exhilarating, thought-provoking and one of the most impactful career growth experiences I have had in college," DePaul student Caroline Fronczak tells Sports Business Daily.

November 02, 2017
Apartment Therapy

Being a good neighbor is one way to the take the sting out of being a gentrifier, says sociologist John Joe Schlichtman. "You can say hello when you walk by someone," he tells Apartment Therapy. "You can support longtime business owners who might be struggling in a gentrifying context. You can settle conflicts by talking to people rather than calling in outside authorities." 

November 01, 2017
Daily Herald

With gold paint shining, light ropes blinking and a stuffed Yoshi in hand, an Elgin teen who has muscular dystrophy flashed a big smile as he rode down the block to trick or treat this Halloween in a wheelchair costume built in DePaul's Idea Realization Lab. Modeled after the "Mario Kart" video game series, the custom-made costume is the work of School of Design faculty member LeAnne Wagner, her husband and a group of DePaul students with the help of the national organization Magic Wheelchair. "We were really excited to see his reaction to all of this. The students are excited to do something good for the community," Wagner tells Daily HeraldABC7 Chicago and The Courier-News provide additional coverage. 

November 01, 2017

Replacing the U.S. diversity visa lottery with a merit-based visa program as suggested by President Donald Trump may not prevent terrorism in America, says immigration law scholar Daniel Morales. "There's not 100 percent certainty we can ever have over what immigrants will do in the United States," Morales tells WGN-TV. "Does that mean we should close our borders? I don't think so. Immigrants are the backbone of our country and they always have been."

November 01, 2017

Today's lone-wolf terrorist has become more difficult to identify because of an evolving profile, historian Tom Mockaitis writes in HuffPost. "They usually do not suffer from a diagnosable condition, although they may have dysfunctional backgrounds and/or be motivated by a personal grievance. Rather than create their own fantasy ideology, these individuals identify with an existing movement and act on its behalf," Mockaitis notes.