NEWS articles

Endowments take a hit, but students won’t notice much difference

Endowments have plunged by 25 percent or more at many Chicago-area schools. Some are putting construction projects on hold and finding ways to put more money into their endowments.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Residents concerned over proposed DePaul street closure

DePaul University's 10-year master plan calls for turning part of Kenmore Avenue into a pedestrian mall. Some neighbors say the street is an important thoroughfare.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

DePaul neighbors weigh school's expansion plan

The university recently unveiled a 10-year master plan that includes adding a 140-room hotel, dorms and 44,000 square feet of retail space to its Lincoln Park campus.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

DePaul planned for more than a month to remove law dean

Glen Weissenberger was removed from the post last week. DePaul announced today that Warren Wolfson, an appellate court judge, would be the interim replacement.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Students downtown climb 25 percent in last five years

Loop businesses are looking for ways to capitalize on a surging population of college students attending classes downtown, including many who live nearby and shop for groceries and clothes.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

DePaul gets $1.4M grant to study alcoholism treatment

Researchers at the school are helping set up a first-of-its kind Oxford recovery home for Latinos, which could open in northern Illinois later this month.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

DePaul Proposes 10-Year Expansion Plan

The plan calls for closing North Kenmore between Belden and Fullerton to cars, turning it into a pedestrian mall. The University is also seeking to build a 140-room hotel.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

DePaul groups plan vigil following anti-Semitic vandalism

Swastikas appeared in several places on campus last week, including written a wall inside a residence hall that only students and their guests would have had access to.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Business programs at area grad schools are top-ranked

Northwestern and the University of Chicago have two of the best MBA programs in the nation, according to recent rankings. DePaul's part-time MBA ranks in the top 10 as well.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

DePaul offers dorms for use during Olympic Games

DePaul has signed a letter of intent to rent out 1,400 dorm rooms. The University of Chicago also is in talks with the Chicago 2016 Olympic committee but hasn't made firm plans yet.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

DePaul picks new dean for School of Education

Paul Zionts, currently a dean at the University of Michigan at Dearborn, is known for collaborating with urban school districts and finding ways to improve student performance.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

DePaul, Roosevelt draw transfers with instant acceptance letters

Students coming from community colleges to schools like DePaul and Roosevelt can cut out weeks or months of waiting by bringing all their admissions materials to special open houses and getting an instant admission decision.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

What's in a name? Scholarship money, for one

Some universities in Chicago must hand out money from endowed scholarships with tight restrictions related to a student's last name, family background or heritage. That can make awarding the funds tricky.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs