#DePaul in the NEWS

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.

October 30, 2017
Fox News Chicago

A local woman who took two DNA ancestry tests got very different results, and Fox Chicago turned to DePaul biologist William Gilliland for insight. "DNA tests for ethnicity are for entertainment value only," says Gilliland, who researches genetics. He adds that while the different results suggest a mix-up in the lab, there's no diagnostic DNA test that proves "this person is from Europe, this person is from Africa."

October 30, 2017
Latino Rebels

Boys of color are often negatively stereotyped as "hypermasculine" and need mentors who allow them to be "emotionally vulnerable," writes psychologist Bernadette Sanchez. "We need more spaces where adult men and boys of color can come together, be themselves and show caring, love and support for one another," urges Sanchez in Latino Rebels.

October 27, 2017
ABC7 Chicago

This Halloween, 13-year-old Iker Lagunas' wheelchair will flash and zoom like the go-carts in his favorite video game series, Mario Kart, thanks to students in DePaul's School of Design. Students teamed up with national organization Magic Wheelchair and faculty member LeAnne Wagner to fashion a costume for the Elgin teen. "Hearing how he really loves Mario Kart, it's going to be really cool to present it to him, have him be happy and see the smile on his face. It's going to make all of this worth it," graduate student Azka Asif tells ABC7 ChicagoThe Courier News has more.

October 26, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business

Single-family home prices are cooling in Chicago-area neighborhoods that once led the housing recovery, according to an Institute of Housing Studies report cited by Crain's Chicago Business and DNAinfo. "There's a sign of flattening demand at the upper end," housing expert Geoff Smith tells Crain's. He adds Chicago "has some strong head winds" to overcome to continue the pace it saw earlier this year.

October 18, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Just weeks away from the opening tip, Wintrust Arena is starting to feel like home. "It feels great to have a place to call our own, somewhere to create our own legacy," DePaul men's basketball player Brandon Cyrus tells the Chicago Tribune. Men's head coach Dave Leitao adds: "We're trying to change the narrative of what DePaul means to the city of Chicago, and there's a campus-wide synergy we have not felt in a while."

October 18, 2017
Chicago Tribune

The term "gentrifier" can have a polarizing effect based on an individual's perception of whether investing in a lesser valued neighborhood is positive or negative, sociologist John Joe Schlictman explains to the Chicago Tribune.

October 13, 2017
NBC News

To bring more Latino lawyers into the field, children as young as middle schoolers need to know about the career option, according to Jennifer Rosato Perea, dean of DePaul's College of Law. "We need to help young Latinos see law school as a choice, and then help them get there" she explains to NBC News. "Legal training is the best type of training you can have to succeed in the world as a problem solver and we need to ensure that more young Latinos know that," she adds.