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request edit[edit]


Fall enrollment statistics are now available (http://oipr.depaul.edu/factfile/sect1/table1_1.asp?year=2013&termname=Autumn&term=1&termnum=1&termlaw=7)

Please update the information box at the upper left with the following Undergraduate enrollment: 16,420 (fall 2013 data) Graduate enrollment: 7,994 (891 Law) I work at DePaul, so it's COI for me to make this change. Kris (talk) 16:16, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Please proceed with these changes. Neil916 (Talk) 08:11, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

request edit[edit]

In September 2013, DePaul opened a new theatre building at its Lincoln Park Campus. Details about the building are here: https://theatre.depaul.edu/news-and-events/Pages/Press-Room.aspx. I suggest that this building be included in the history section and under the college section for the Theatre School.

You may also want to include this recent ranking of the Theatre School by the Hollywood Reporter: http://newsroom.depaul.edu/NewsReleases/showNews.aspx?NID=2638

In fall 2011, DePaul also opened an Arts & Letters Building in Lincoln Park -- it was dedicated in January 2012. Info about that is here: http://newsroom.depaul.edu/NewsReleases/showNews.aspx?NID=2459

Thanks for considering these edits. I work at DePaul, so I can't make them. I'll make another edit request in a few weeks when fall enrollment data are available. Kris (talk) 15:19, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

I'm fine with the news about the new buildings. The part about the ranking of the Theatre School sounds like marketing puffery to me, especially with the DePaul source. I don't think it belongs, but if another impartial editor with more knowledge of the credibility and relevance of theater school rankings thinks that's significant and long-term enough for inclusion in an encyclopedia, then have them comment here and go ahead and make it. Neil916 (Talk) 08:27, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

One more thing: The third sentence was revised from its original structure to now read "It has since grown to be, as of 2013, the largest Catholic university in the United States." DePaul passed St. John's to become the largest Catholic university in 1998. The existing sentence structure makes it sound like a recent change. Perhaps it could read "Since 1998, DePaul has been the largest Catholic university in the United States." Kris (talk) 20:20, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Neither would be correct, but "In 1998, DePaul became the largest Catholic university in the United States" would be better. Even better would be to use a more precise term than "largest". Does that mean largest by enrollment, staff, graduates, what? Neil916 (Talk) 08:15, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

request edit[edit]


On Feb. 23, 2013, an unknown editor (71.205.207.96) incorrectly changed the reference to DePaul's campuses under the Campuses section. It does indeed have two primary campuses, one in the Loop and one in Lincoln Park. The Loop campus is home to half the colleges and schools as well as university administration and is in no way secondary. Please undo this edit. In addition, the Rolling Meadows campus is closed.

In addition, DePaul is now the 11th largest university in the nation, not the 10th, as is stated in the third sentence at the top.

Thank you for looking into this. I work at DePaul and am not supposed to make such edits myself, per COI. Kris (talk) 20:05, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

This seems like a pretty obvious correction. CorporateM (Talk) 15:34, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

request edit[edit]

On Sept. 17, 2012, Horseblanket 10 made several edits to a paragraph about the dismissal of DePaul's former Law dean, beginning on line 69. The paragraph, which had been fairly neutral, now uses unsubstantiated adjectives to praise the former dean ( Weissenberger was a widley liked and nationally repected dean) and also makes unsubstantiated claims about actions of law faculty ( The law school faculty apprised the ABA of irrregularities in the removeal of Dean Weissenberger and the appoinment of an interim dean). The previous version correctly noted that the ABA found no irregularities related to distribution of tuition income; the edit implies that it found no irregularities in the dismissal of the dean (which may or may not be true).

Horseblanket 10 has made at least one other edit to the DePaul entry, subsequently reversed by a bot, that implies s/he is not presenting a neutral point of view. (See Sept. 23, 2012).

I request that Horseblanket's edits be reversed to the previous version until if and when s/he can provide substantiation for changes.

I work at DePaul and cannot make the changes myself without running afoul of Wikipedia's guidelines.

Kris (talk) 19:04, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

It looks like someone already fixed this. Gigs (talk) 18:37, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

proposed update about DIBS[edit]

On Tuesday, I plan to provide the requested citations about DIBS and his history with a link to this page from the DePaul athletics site: http://www.depaulbluedemons.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=15600&KEY=&ATCLID=1285279

Kris (talk) 17:27, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

proposed update[edit]

The crest that was placed on the page is a trademarked image that is not available for public use or authorized through Creative Commons. I will remove it on Wednesday AM. I am happy to replace it with the DePaul logo that was removed previously.

Kris (talk) 16:04, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

proposed update to endowment figure[edit]

On Monday, I plan to update the endowment figure to its current level, $344.7 million, and remove the errant link to a non-relevant document. Kris (talk) 19:37, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Proposed update to Leonard Jason mention[edit]

On Monday I plan to add a link to professor Leonard Jason's ranking by the Journal of Psychology at follows http://psychology.unc.edu/news/Documents/jlclinpsy-top-producers-1.pdf

Kris (talk) 19:45, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Proposed update to statistics[edit]

Fall 2007 enrollment data is now available. On Thursday, I plan to update the figures as follows:

Total enrollment - 23,401 Total undergrads - 15024 Total grads - 7353 Total law - 1,024

Total fulltime faculty - 882

I will make these updates on Thursday unless someone objects.

Kris 15:31, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Proposed revision to basketball edit[edit]

This edit was placed following a previous statement that refers to the 2007-08 season. I propose placing it in front of that statement and revising the year to read 2006-07, as follows.

"In the 2006-07 season, the Blue Demons beat powerhouse #5 Kansas, pulling off one of the greatest upsets in school history. They also beat 2006 NCAA tournament teams California, Northwestern State, Marquette, and Villanova. The team made it to the NIT and lost in the bracket final to Air Force.

At the start of the 2007-08 season, Wainwright is two wins short of 200 and has made six post-season appearances in his previous 12 years as head coach."


Kris (talk) 16:39, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Response to anonymous poster[edit]

You added this phrase to the discussion about Mr. Klocek on Nov. 12: "peaceful and out of the classroom as they may have been."

It is true that the incident in question happened in a public area in the student union. However, many people there did not consider the incident peaceful. That is why students concerned about Mr. Klocek's behavior called campus security twice. I do not believe that "peaceful" meets the test of objectivity and intend to remove it on Thursday, pending further discussion of your post with you.

Kris 18:07, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Process that will be followed for edits that may have a conflict of interest[edit]

I am an employee of the University Relations department of DePaul University.

DePaul University respects that Wikipedia is designed to be a neutral and comprehensive source of information. It does not exist to promote the viewpoint or agenda of any individual or organization, but to serve the interests of its viewers.

The staff of University Relations has reviewed Wikipedia’s conflict of interest guidelines and note that Wikipedia recommends that parties who may have a conflict of interest should use the talk pages such as this one before posting edits.

In that spirit, we are using this page to alert readers that I and other members of University Relations will employ the following process when making edits to articles about DePaul University, its components and its employees.

• All edits will be made from a user account that clearly identifies the editor as an employee of University Relations at DePaul University. • All edits will first be posted to the discussion page of the article. If no response has been received from other editors within three days, the edit will be made to the main article. • All edits will be linked to related Web pages whenever possible. • Entries will be factual and will refrain from hyperbole. Honors and rankings will be linked to outside sources. • When controversies exist, edits will present the university’s viewpoint and will not remove viewpoints of other editors, except as comments can be demonstrated to be factually incorrect. Links will be provided to factual information and to official statements. Links to blogs or Web pages of other groups will not be removed. • Editors from University Relations will make every effort to work with other Wikipedia editors on talk pages to reach a mutually agreeable edit before posting that information to the article’s main page.

We believe that this process will improve the quality of information on DePaul-related Web sites in a transparent and cooperative fashion. Our goal is to work collaboratively with other editors on Wikipedia. If you have suggestions about this process, please feel free to contact me via e-mail or on my talk page.

In addition, be aware that DePaul’s IP address block includes student accounts, computer labs, libraries and other locations where non-employees are able to access the Internet and edit Wikipedia articles. If you have concerns about an edit posted from a DePaul IP address, please contact me.

Kris —Preceding comment was added at 18:39, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Removal of unfavorable comments[edit]

I would like to provide some additional factual information about one of the free speech items under Controvery. The item as currently written has an error of fact and leaves out important information on why university decisions were made. I would like to discuss this with the author(s) of the comment so that, ideally, we can agree on a revised entry that achieves NPOV. How do I get in touch with that author?

Good article on status of Thomas lawsuit against DePaul for infringing on his 1st ammendment rights, libel, slander, etc.: http://americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=5540Incorrect 13:49, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

I have removed the words following conservative groups (dealing with FIRE) "objecting to its Catholicism." I have no idea what that means - the Catholic church (or if intended as a small c) universiality? In any case, since the issues raised are free speech issues, either meaning is inappropriate - FIRE has certainly never said it objects to C(c)atholicsim, and any claim that it does so should be sourced.Incorrect 01:07, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Do not remove truthful statements simply because they put your favorite university in a less-favorable light. Wikipedia is not DePaul. Censorship is less welcome here.

If DePaul doesn't like being called weak on free speech, then they need to change their behavior, not censor Wikipedia entries.

What Catholic groups request the LGBT program be ended? Please add a footnote or evidence, or it will deleted. Students who do not register for wikipedia and put forth an unsourced piece of bias should know that their commentary can and will be cut out.

  • Added my LGBT program paragraph back, with citation to the first article about it I found. It should also be noted that I'm an alumni of DePaul, not a student. -- Loco830/Espio (Rant) 17:32, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Weasel Words Tag[edit]

"DePaul's philosophy program is also widely noted for excellence in education and research, and is also noted for it's graduate studies program in continental philosophy."

Quotes such as these compromise neutrality; this article ALREADY reads like an ad as is!

Also "Some supporters of the University have argued that these concerns have been blown out of proportion or that the recent controversies are part of a concerted effort by certain campus Republicans to gain publicity." is loaded with bias.

Basketball[edit]

There have been numerous attempts to remove information about the DePaul basketball team's 17 December 2005 loss to Old Dominion by a score of 87-43. This is an important and unbiased fact about the University's history that should be kept.

Removal of law program information[edit]

I moved a bunch of info about the law program to the DePaul University College of Law page in order to avoid duplication

Finkelstein's affiliation[edit]

DePaul professor Norman Finkelstein is part of the political science department, which in turn is part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. I moved his name and link from the College of Commerce, with which he is not affiliated, to the proper college. Please don't re-insert him into the College of Commerce -- that is an error of fact.

Site Needs Images[edit]

Can't we add some images to the DePaul Wiki site? Maybe pictures of a building from each of the colleges? Check out Wiki sites for Duke, Northwestern, etc. DePaul's is a beautiful campus; I've seen many nice images on the website and other places.Mc4932 22:52, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Ward Churchill bomb threat[edit]

To my knowledge there was no bomb threat in regards to Ward Churchill's appearance. Unless proven, this sentence should be removed.

Attendence was limited after the Republican group asked to attend a Churchill workshop the next day:

From FIRE:

http://www.thefire.org/index.php/article/6618.html

Confusion with Depauw U.[edit]

The entry does not need the disclaimer regarding Depauw U. at the beginning. It compromises the value of this entry. If anything, that text should be at the bottom. Enough people know the difference between DePaul and Depauw (most people have never heard of the latter). It is redundant and there is no need to have information about the other university as the very first part of this entry. I have removed the text. If you reinsert it, please put it at the bottom or somewhere where it'd be less conspicuous. Mc4932 01:31, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

removed again on 2/11/07 Mc4932

Well I am sorry but it was right on the Depauw's one and it didnt make a difference to me so i guess it only bothers some people

i actually think it's a great idea. a friend of mine applied to depauw and i misheard it as being depaul. and the link at the top prevented me from tedious searchings for a correct spelling (though it probably wouldn't have taken very long). basically i think it serves a good function. maybe it can be reworded; that's my only problem with it. other than that, there's nothing wrong with it. Jay Bones 03:35, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

The two colleges have very similar names, and I'm sure many are confused. The link to DePauw should appear at the top.--Gloriamarie 23:31, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

It breaks up the article and it looks bad. I made it into a prominently placed note. Mc4932 22:41, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Tenure denial[edit]

There is no basis in fact that Norman Finkelstein was denied tenure on basis of his views on holocaust as the article currently states. On the letter from DePaul president Dennis Holtschneider it was stated that: "In the opinion of those opposing tenure, your unprofessional personal attacks divert the conversation away from consideration of ideas, and polarize and simplify conversations that deserve layered and subtle consideration" [1]. So basically mr. Finkelstein was rejected as a "problematic individual". --Magabund 07:01, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

More accurately, DePaul's president said that about the decision-- that's not necessarily why all the board members voted the way they did.--Gloriamarie 23:32, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Gloriamarie is quite correct. Many see this as one of the reasons for people voting against tenure. '''Shawn''' (talk) 06:31, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Academics: Rankings[edit]

There was a long paragraph at the beginning of the academics section that listed favorable-sounding rankings for DePaul on a variety of narrow criteria. Those are great and appear to be accurate, but they paint an unrealistically rosy picture because they leave out something big. I added the overall US News ranking (from 2008 Best Colleges), which lists DePaul in the third tier (bottom half) for institutions of its class. Of course I left all the other accolades in place, but I thought it was important to add what is generally seen as the most comprehensive ranking to help put the others in context. --Brianwantium 17 August 2007

Good idea.--Gloriamarie 23:33, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

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Individial Sports Page[edit]

Every other bigtime school has an own page for sports. How about Depaul? Can someone make one. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.162.61.87 (talk) 03:35, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

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NPOV[edit]

this feels a bit too much like an ad to me--the constant disclaimers about ever-increasing excellence, anyone?--66.65.125.206 (talk) 03:08, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

proposed grammatical corrections[edit]

On Thursday, I plan to correct the grammar in the following entry submitted anonymously on March 24: The 2007-08 season saw the demons with a 10-19 record but their was high points in the year. Depaul had upsets over then #15 and now 2008 tournament sweet sixteen Villanova and Big Ten Northwestern. Despite the record Depaul has a bright future with freshman Dar Tucker and Mac Koshwal coming with strong freshman years. Kris (talk) 14:45, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

proposed edit to correct name[edit]

On Monday, I plan to edit the name of the computer science college, which changed its name on April 15 from the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems to the College of Computing and Digital Media. I also will update links to the college's new Web site and make any other edits related to this change. Kris (talk) 15:03, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Do you also plan on making a proposal to Move the CTI page to the new CDM name? I think this would be the best solution, since it would allow to keep the history of the name changes of the institution. CTI should then redirect to CDM. --Scaatt (talk) 06:43, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

proposed restoration of comment[edit]

Madcoverboy removed information from the controversies section that provided a different point of view on whether DePaul suppresses freedom of speech. The information in this section was factual. I plan to restore it in three days, as it was originally posted, unless Madcoverboy or others wish to discuss this further.

Kris (talk) 15:04, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

proposed reorganization of bullets[edit]

The recently restored comment (see above) was originally inserted in response to the criticisms by FIRE. I propose reversing the order of the following two bullets to add clarity:

   * The administration attempts to maintain a position respectful of the range of student beliefs.[24] [25] On May 24, 2006, the university sponsored a forum on free speech for students, faculty and interested community members, which featured Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School and Ann Franke of United Educators in Washington, DC, and included a discussion between the speakers and audience members.
   * In recent years, DePaul has been the target of criticism, for different reasons, by various conservative and free speech organizations, including some that oppose the university's inclusive Catholicism. The most active of the free speech groups is FIRE, a free speech civil rights advocacy group. FIRE gave the President of the University, Dennis H. Holtschneider, its award for the worst protector of Free Speech by a university president.[3]

I will also revise the now-incorrect name of the computer science school in the campuses section and add a link to the See Also section. I will make these changes on Thursday unless someone has an issue or wishes to make them first. 140.192.83.153 (talk) 18:01, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

The CDM corrections were already fixed soon after the change. --Scaatt (talk) 20:18, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

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Illegal use of copyrighted image[edit]

The university crest that was posted to this page is a copyrighted image that is specifically not to be used for any general purpose. This image has been removed before. Because this is a clear copyright violation, I will remove it immediately.

Kris (talk) 14:12, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Proposed addition of information[edit]

On Friday, I plan to add the fact that DePaul recently purchased the 18-story Lytton Building at State and Jackson, increasing its Loop campus. I also will add a link to the Wiki page on CDM. Interested parties are welcome to make these changes or discuss my proposed changes. Kris (talk) 15:34, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Revision of incorrect edit[edit]

On July 2, a person from this IP 209.137.143.97 changed the enrollment data for DePaul. The new numbers are incorrect and too high. I plan to revert the edit to the fall 2007 enrollment figures on Monday, July 7. Kris (talk) 16:30, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Proposed clarification of Loop location, building correction[edit]

Text current reads that DePaul's Loop campus is in a single building. It centers at State and Jackson, but includes five buildings, plus rental space and a shared building.

I propose revising the first paragraph as follows:

DePaul's Loop campus is located in downtown Chicago along Jackson Boulevard from State Street to Michigan Avenue. It is close to the stock exchanges, financial district, and the Art Institute of Chicago. The DePaul Center (DPC), an 11-story building fully renovated in 1993 to include modern classrooms, high-tech student services and a business library, is located in the former Goldblatt's Department Store. It is home to the College of Commerce. In November of 2000, the Urban Land Institute presented DPC with its Award for Excellence for Rehabilitation.

Furthermore, the A.M. Rothschild Store was at Van Buren and State. The DePaul Center is in the former Goldblatt's Department Store. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kgallagh (talkcontribs) 14:53, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Proposed addition of brackets to names[edit]

On Wednesday I will add brackets around the names of all individuals mentioned here and, if pages exist, add the DePaul University Faculty category at the footer of their pages. Kris (talk) 19:55, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Question why campus section removed; plan to restore[edit]

On Sept. 11, someone from the IP address 76.29.43.78 deleted the campuses section of the DePaul site without explanation. This information was contributed by numerous authors and I am unaware of any concerns about the content. I would like to discuss this with the anonymous editor. Please contact me. If this person does not respond within three days, I will restore the deleted content. Kris (talk) 15:10, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Proposed update to enrollment[edit]

On Friday, I plan to update the enrollment figures to give the official fall 2008 counts. Kris (talk) 14:16, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Proposed revision of vandalism[edit]

On Wednesday I will remove the vandalism regarding the author of the Blue Demons Fight Song, unless someone beats me to it. 140.192.83.153 (talk) 18:17, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Proposed insertion of correct building name[edit]

On Wednesday I will correct the name of the new building on the Lincoln Park campus to the Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Science Building. Kris (talk) 19:52, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Discussion initiated to provide minor revisions[edit]

I've contact another editor to request a couple of edits to his/her entries. William McGowan was not a priest, so he should not have Monsignor preceding his name. The 1237 West apartment building was privately built and owned, although it has a rental agreement with DePaul. I'll make those changes on Monday if the previous editor has not responded.

Kris (talk) 15:34, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Immediate removal of copyrighted images[edit]

The seal and the logo and signature that were added to this site are copyrighted images of DePaul University. Because these are clear violations of Wikipedia's own standards, I am removing them immediately rather than waiting for the three-day comment period. 140.192.83.153 (talk) 17:20, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

The images are allowed under wikipedia's fair use policy. There is no violation of wikipedia standards, much like other copyrighted school logos are present for most other university pages on wikipedia. The proper image tag is apllied to each logo ackowledging copyright and claiming fair use. 70.75.9.235 (talk) 15:27, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Proposed re=positioning of link to Dershowitz-Finkelstein affair[edit]

I suggest that the link to the Wikipedia article on the Dershowitz-Finklestein affair be moved from the top of the Controversies section to the bottom, immediately adjacent to the bullet that discusses that incident. I'll make that move on Monday if no one objects. Kris (talk) 18:12, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Correction of misinformation[edit]

Classes are being held in McGowan South during the winter quarter, contrary to a previous edit. I will make this change on Thursday unless someone beats me to it. Kris (talk) 17:51, 5 January 2009 (UTC)


Correction of misinformation[edit]

On Feb. 4 a user called depaul campus revised enrollment statistics and claimed that the university was the fifth largest private institution. These figures are incorrect; the previous figures are accurate and widely reported. I will revert the changes to the previous post on Saturday unless someone wishes to discuss or to do so sooner. Kris (talk) 19:29, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Correction of building name[edit]

Several edits have been made to the name of the new science building. The correct name is the Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Science Building. See http://newsroom.depaul.edu/NewsReleases/showNews.aspx?NID=1951. Kris (talk) 18:19, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Add GLBT Studies under controversy?[edit]

Lots of conservative/traditionalist Catholics were very angry when DePaul added GLBT Studies should this be added? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.220.220.23 (talk) 07:37, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

PRoposed revised text for CPE[edit]

In three days, I plan to revise the text for the CPE program, which was taken from marketing materials, with this more neutral text:

DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education (DePaul CPE)[20] provides non-degree-based professional development and adult education courses to individuals and to groups of employees at companies, organizations and governmental agencies. Courses range from three-hour seminars to 180-hour certificate programs and are offered online, on DePaul’s six campuses, and at company sites. Courses and certificates in 20 different topic areas are available, including Financial Planning, Human Resources and Training, Management, Marketing, Communications and Paralegal Studies.[22] DePaul CPE, a separate unit within DePaul, draws on university faculty and professionals from Chicago organizations to teach its courses. [21]

Anyone have any concerns with this? Kris (talk) 16:20, 15 June 2009 (UTC) Yes certainly. DePaul is always at the forefornt of issues that deal with Social Justice. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.88.133.20 (talk) 18:57, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Add outcome of dean's accusation[edit]

On Thursday, I plan to add a sentence and link to this article to the controversy bullet about the law school dean, to this effect: The ABA did not find any irregularities that would affect the school's accreditation. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-tue-chicago-law-07-28jul28,0,6099572.story

Kris (talk) 17:51, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

intent to restore deletion[edit]

Another author deleted this sentence: Like other universities, DePaul has incurred controversies.

It is factual. What is unusual is that DePaul has a comparatively large controversy section, most of it contributed by a small activist group that dislikes the university, and which is out of proportion to the controversy section of other similarly sized and aged institutions. The deleted sentence simply points out that DePaul is not alone in incurring controversies. Therefore, I plan to restore it on Thursday, unless someone wants to discuss further. Kris (talk) 14:31, 15 September 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kgallagh (talkcontribs) 14:59, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

infobox logo removal/inclusion[edit]

A discussion regarding logo removal/inclusion that occurred during a recent edit to this article is ongoing at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Universities#Logo as identifying marks in infoboxes. CrazyPaco (talk) 20:39, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Proposed updates to Commerce citations, SOE description, Lincoln Park Campus description[edit]

On Thursday I plan to make several updates, unless of course someone else wants to do them first.

Under the School of Education description, it says "Many of the schools graduates go on to teach at private Catholic schools in the city of Chicago." While true, it is limiting; many of the schools graduates teach at Chicago Public Schools and at a variety of public and private schools throughout the metropolitan area. I plan to say this. I will link to distribution source if I can find one.

Under the Lincoln Park Campus, there is a broken sentence: "Other recent additions include the state-of-the-art, and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center." The other building that was added in this time frame was the Sullivan Athletic Center and McGrath Arena. I will add those names and delete the reference to "state-of-the-art."

Lastly, many of the rankings in the College of Commerce section are several years old, and newer ranking are available. I will add the most current rankings and links to the related articles.

If you have concerns or want to discuss any of this, please e-mail me. Kris (talk) 14:26, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Proposed update to general description[edit]

On Tuesday, I plan to delete the following sentences, which are not factual: "DePaul University has consistently been ranked one of the best colleges in the nation by "US News & World Report". DePaul has also consistently been outperforming first and second tier schools in all academic areas." DePaul has been recognized in numerous subcategories, as reflected in the rest of the article; I may include one or two of those references to replace it.

Also, I will revise the ending of this sentence: "DePaul University has nine colleges and schools all of which provide their graduates with higher starting salaries than 98% of all universities in the nation." DePaul does have nine colleges and schools. Starting salaries for graduates vary, but on average are about 15 percent higher than the average in each field across the nation. I will verify the most current data.

If you have concerns or wish to discuss, please contact me. Kris (talk) 18:28, 27 August 2010 (UTC)Kris

Proposed correction to College of Commerce[edit]

The college's program in Taiwan is not active at this time. On Friday I plan to remove this reference.

I also plan to reorganize the last paragraph of the history section as follows: DePaul entered into a merger with Barat College in 2001, from which it withdrew in 2005 after continued low enrollment and rising maintenance costs made the campus unviable. The former Barat College had its final graduation on June 11, 2005 and was closed as of June 30, 2005. The remaining students, tenured and tenure-track faculty and some staff were absorbed into DePaul's other campuses. DePaul sold the grounds of the 147-year-old college to a condominium developer, Barat Woods LLC, which subsequently went into foreclosure; the property was sold at auction to Harris Bank.

Lastly, the College of Communication is now headquartered at the Loop Campus, and I will update the entry to reflect this. Kris (talk) 18:45, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Kgallagh (talkcontribs) 18:40, 9 September 2010 (UTC) 


140.192.83.134 (talk) 17:43, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Proposed update of fall enrollment, faculty headcount numbers[edit]

On Friday I plan to update the statistics to reflect official fall 2010 data, including 25,145 students, 15,994 undergrads, 8,014 graduate and 1,076 law. I will have full-time faculty numbers on Friday as well. Kris (talk) 17:12, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Proposed removal of non-alumni[edit]

There is no record of Lilli Taylor nor Vince Vaughn attending DePaul. I will remove these names from the alumni list on Thursday, unless someone wishes to do so first. Kris Kris (talk) 19:09, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

removal of vandalism[edit]

I am removing the vandalism inserted by Solo5. Kris (talk) 16:16, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

revision to increase neutrality[edit]

I propose to rewrite this sentence to increase neutrality. FIRE's opinion is that DePaul is intolerant. The university maintains that it is not. Current version: In recent years, DePaul has been the target of criticism, for different reasons, by various conservative and free speech organizations, including some that oppose the university's intolerance of dissenting opinions. The most active of the free speech groups is FIRE, a free speech civil rights advocacy group. Proposed revision: In recent years, DePaul has been the target of criticism, for different reasons, by various conservative and free speech organizations. The most active of the free speech groups is FIRE. I'll make this change early next week unless someone wants to discuss. Kris (talk) 14:08, 27 May 2011 (UTC) Kris

New college from College of Liberal Arts and Sciences split and new name for School of Education.[edit]

DePaul University recently split their College of Liberal Arts and Sciences into 2 colleges: the new College of Science and Health & also renamed the college to College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, as only social sciences and liberal arts were left in the college. Also, towards the end of the 2010-2011 academic year the School of Education was renamed the College of Education. The Cultural Center was also renamed the Center for Intercultural Programs during the 2010-2011 school year.

New college from College of Liberal Arts and Sciences split and new name for School of Education.[edit]

DePaul University recently split their College of Liberal Arts and Sciences into 2 colleges: the new College of Science and Health & also renamed the college to College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, as only social sciences and liberal arts were left in the college. Also, towards the end of the 2010-2011 academic year the School of Education was renamed the College of Education. The Cultural Center was also renamed the Center for Intercultural Programs during the 2010-2011 school year. DePaul now has 10 colleges and schools. This change was made official on July 1, 2011. Proof of this is on DePaul's website http://depaul.edu/academics/index.asp — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.16.99.246 (talk) 21:39, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Proposed paragraph re-write[edit]

I propose to rewrite this paragraph as follows, primarily for streamlining and readability:

DePaul University is a not-for-profit university. For 2010 and 2011, US News & World Report ranked DePaul in the Top Tier (Tier 1) of national colleges and universities. US News & World Report has twice ranked DePaul undergraduate students #1 in the USA (most recently in 2004) in terms of satisfaction with their college experience. The university's doctoral programs were ranked #1 in the USA for small university research programs in the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index for 2005, produced by the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

DePaul emphasizes a primary focus on pedagogy and has been recognized for excellence in experiential and service-based learning. Since 2004, US News & World Report has recognized DePaul as one of the top schools in the nation for service learning in which community-based volunteer work is utilized as an instructional strategy.[18]The 2005 guidebook Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement provides a description of outreach activity undertaken by the university.

The university has a strong emphasis on recruiting first-generation university students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds while striving for academic rigor. The Princeton Review, in its 2007 survey of the best colleges and universities in the United States, ranked DePaul #1 in the nation in the "Diverse Student Population" category.

CIO Magazine, a leading journal for the information technology industry, named DePaul to its list of the nation's 100 most innovative organizations in information technology.[19] DePaul was recognized for its creation and implementation of a series of online tools that help students better navigate their academic careers.

DePaul University has ten colleges and schools.

Kris (talk) 14:40, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Seems reasonable. I hope you plan to retain the existing formatting (such as italics for magazine names) where appropriate. --RL0919 (talk) 14:56, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I'll follow the existing format. Kris (talk) 16:16, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Proposed update of enrollment statistics[edit]

On Thursday I will update the enrollment statistics as follows, unless someone objects or wishes to do so first. These are the figures officially submitted to the State of Illinois. Fall enrollment: 25,398 Undergraduates: 16,384 Postgraduates: 9,014 (1,031 in law) Kris (talk) 15:03, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

If you have a good source that you'll be citing then I don't know why you would wait or seek permission to make such a minor but necessary edit. ElKevbo (talk) 15:16, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

College of Commerce now known as Driehaus College of Business[edit]

DePaul University recently renamed the College of Commerce to the Driehaus College of Business due to Mr. Richard H. Driehaus's 30 million dollar donation to the college. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.29.38.64 (talk) 00:47, 15 April 2012 (UTC)