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DePaul University

DePaul University is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul.

The student body consists of about 23,100 students (approximately 15,400 undergraduate and 7,700 graduate/law), making DePaul the largest Roman Catholic university and one of the 10 largest private universities in the United States.

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From Alaska to Alabama, corporations spend money to shape their local business environments, resources and regulations. Douglas Rissing/ iStock / Getty Images Plus

Corporate spending in state politics and elections can affect everything from your wallet to your health

Businesses can spend huge amounts of money to influence Congress. But sizable lobbyist and campaign donations also go to state campaigns and lawmakers to influence policymaking.
People gather at a vigil pray and observe a moment of silence after an attack on author Salman Rushdie on Aug. 12, 2022, in Chautauqua, New York. AP Photo/Joshua Goodman

What is a fatwa? A religious studies professor explains

The attack on Salman Rushdie promptly led to speculation on whether the attacker had been influenced by the 1989 fatwa against the author. A scholar explains what a fatwa is, and isn’t.
Soldiers used spent shells and casings to make trench art, like this brass bottle opener that was made during World War II. Michael Riordan

America’s hidden world of handmade pornography

One scholar spent a decade studying the ways everyday people drew, carved, glued, sewed and baked their own pornography.
Mitt Romney, left, and Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, in a presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Both men backed some of the original ideas of the ACA. Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo

Conservatives backed the ideas behind Obamacare, so how did they come to hate it?

Republicans have attacked the Affordable Care Act since it became law 10 years ago, yet Republicans were the ones who came up with the blueprint for the law. How did this twist happen?
Le secteur de l’ESS pèserait actuellement au moins 10 % dans le PIB français. Pikist

Quel modèle pour lancer son entreprise sociale ?

Le double impératif de création de valeur sociale et économique complique l’élaboration d’un business model viable. Un travail de recherche vient aider les entrepreneurs sociaux.
Bosnia’s memorial cemetery of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, which is still receiving new remains as more genocide victims are identified. Elvis Barukcic/AFP via Getty Images

Srebrenica, 25 years later: Lessons from the massacre that ended the Bosnian conflict and unmasked a genocide

In July 1995, Serb forces murdered at least 7,000 Bosnian Muslims – an act so heinous it forced the US and UN to intervene in Bosnia’s war. What has the world learned since then about ethnic violence?
Teachers can suffer abuse on the job. Krakenimages.com/Shutterstock.com

Violence and other forms of abuse against teachers: 5 questions answered

From being subjected to harassment and threats to getting assaulted or having their cars keyed, many American teachers are being victimized.
Record companies released stereo demonstration albums that showcased how sound could move from left to right, creating a sense of movement. From the collection of Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder

How stereo was first sold to a skeptical public

Sixty years ago, stereo promised to forever change the way people listened to music. But how could record companies convince customers to buy a new record player, speakers and amplifier?

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