February 25, 2013 |
DePaul University students have spoken, and thanks to their votes, comedians Hannibal Buress and Amy Schumer will co-headline this year's Big Comic event, which takes place Monday night at the university's Merle Reskin Theatre. Hannibal Buress, a comic from Chicago who now lives in New York, and Amy Schumer, who was a finalist in the NBC show "Last Comic Standing" and has appeared in shows such as "30 Rock" and "Louie," were selected based on a DePaul Activities Board student conducted during the fall quarter.
June 7, 2013 |
Even if you don't immediately recognize the name Leiomy Maldonado, there's a good chance you've seen her signature dance move “The Leiomy Lolly” in music videos from Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Beyonce. And if you still have no clue, you have a chance to find out Friday night at DePaul University's first-ever vogue showcase, where Maldonado will be the featured performer. Maldonado has become the face of voguing--a dance that was popularized in the gay community in the late '70s and '80s and features quick, graceful...
August 21, 2012 |
When it comes to LGBT inclusiveness, two Chicago schools are at the top of the pack, according to a recently released list by Campus Pride. The organization, which promotes safety for LGBT students in higher education, named both the University of Illinois Chicago and the University of Chicago in its roll call of the top 25 most LGBT-friendly U.S. colleges and universities. Karen Warren Coleman, vice president for campus life and student services at the University of Chicago said in a statement to the media that the...
November 14, 2012 |
Several Chicago universities will honor Transgender Day of Remembrance this year by hosting vigils and other events for Transgender Awareness Week, which kicked off Monday. The day of remembrance was first held in San Francisco in 1999 to remember Rita Hester, a 34-year-old African-American transgender woman who was found stabbed to death in her near-Boston home on Nov. 28, 1998. Police officers found no signs of forced entry in her apartment, and nothing had been stolen, leading members of the local transgender community to believe...
January 28, 2014 |
UIC's extreme weather policy is listed on its website. A previous version of the story misattributed it to a spokesman. As Chicago's temperatures dropped to record lows again this week, its college students wanted to know (and looked to social media for an answer): Do we have to go to school today? And for the most part, the answer was yes, you do. That response inspired a controversial Twitter firestorm from some students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, after students received an email...
April 5, 2013 |
Get your thinking caps on, Chicago: DePaul University's TEDx conference, TEDxDePaulU, enters its second year Saturday. The all-day conference operates under the TEDx program of independently organized events modeled after the original global nonprofit talk series TED that boasts the tagline "Ideas Worth Spreading. " Two DePaul students, Matt Helbig and Daniel Gurevich, organized the event, which includes 10 speakers and a post-event reception catered by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's company.