Category Archives: DePaul

WATCH: DePaul Residence Hall Workers Go On Strike

Their demands wavered through the October morning sky against the steady rain and the frigid cold. Despite a 7 a.m. call time, these demonstrators showed up.

And through their list of demands, one stands out.

“We are here today to call on DePaul administration to do the right thing. To drop a contractor that will treat workers with this much disrespect and to find someone that will use our tuition dollars the right way.”

Some members of the DePaul community are calling on the university to end its contract with Guardian Security Services, a company that employs 15 people who guard the residence hall desks from midnight to 8 am. Recently, five of those employees went on a one-day strike, seeking better pay and improved working conditions. Service Employee International Union has been supporting the workers since they became aware of the situation. Continue reading WATCH: DePaul Residence Hall Workers Go On Strike

WATCH: Charlottesville ignites questions over free speech

The events of Charlottesville ignite questions over how free speech will be handled at colleges and universities across the country.

It was a harrowing series of events that shook the nation. In August, thousands gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia for the largest rally of white supremacists in decades. Racial slurs and ‘White Lives Matter’ rhetoric resounded around the University of Virginia campus while tensions with counter protestors thickened.

But the tipping point came when a lone White Supremacist drove into a crowd, killing one woman and injuring 19 others.

While the ramifications of the August weekend continue to unfold, a tiresome question remains: How will Charlottesville paint free speech on campuses moving forward?

“Free speech is a still an important value that needs to be held up consistently and constantly, especially by universities,” said John Minster, Chairman of the DePaul College Republicans. Continue reading WATCH: Charlottesville ignites questions over free speech

WATCH: Chicago mourns M. Cherif Bassiouni

“Thank you all for coming today, to celebrate the life of a man we admired and so loved. M. Cherif Bassiouni.”

Mourning M. Cherif Bassiouni comes in waves, in the form of tears and laughter, for the more than 100 people who attended his memorial service.

Caring, fearless, the father of international criminal justice – are just a few of the phrases that his friends and loved ones used to describe the DePaul professor.

Continue reading WATCH: Chicago mourns M. Cherif Bassiouni