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  • Catholic DePaul University Invites Partial Birth Abortion Judge: 14,000 Pro-Lifers Protest

    04/07/2014 7:25:41 PM PDT · by ConernedAmerican · 11 replies
    TFP ^ | 04-07-14 | Matthew Miller
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer is more than vaguely "pro-choice."  He penned the majority opinion in the Stenberg v Carhart decision in 2000, striking down state laws banning partial-birth abortion.  In fact, the abortion procedure he supported is so barbaric that the United States Congress called for its outright prohibition in 2003: "A moral, medical, and ethical consensus exists that the practice of performing a partial-birth abortion.... (usually the puncturing of the back of the child’s skull and removing the baby’s brains) is a gruesome and inhumane procedure that is never medically necessary and should be prohibited.” As...
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • DePaul Punishes Pro-Life Student for Releasing Names of Vandals

    03/01/2013 6:07:22 AM PST · by topher · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-28-2013 | By Todd Starnes
    The head of a conservative student organization at DePaul University has been sanctioned by the university and could be expelled after he released the names of vandals who destroyed a pro-life flag display. Kristopher Del Campo, the chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter, was found guilty by the university on two counts – “Disorderly, Violent, Intimidating or Dangerous Behavior to Self or Others” and “Judicial Process Compliance.” The charges were a result of posting a copy of the university’s incident report on the YAF’s website.
  • [DePaul] University Punishes Pro-Life Student Instead of Vandals Who Destroy His Display

    02/28/2013 5:30:21 PM PST · by rhema · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The head of a conservative student organization at DePaul University has been sanctioned by the university and could be expelled after he released the names of vandals who destroyed a pro-life flag display. Kristopher Del Campo, the chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter, was found guilty by the university on two counts – “Disorderly, Violent, Intimidating or Dangerous Behavior to Self or Others” and “Judicial Process Compliance.” DePaul University did not return calls seeking comment. Last January Del Campo and other pro-life students received permission from the university to erect a pro-life display featuring 500 flags. Vandals later...
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER HATES CHRISTIANITY

    05/17/2012 1:42:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2012 | William Bigelow
    The commencement speaker this June at the largest Catholic university believes that Christianity is the most dangerous of devotions and that the earth would benefit from the extinction of man. De Paul University, in Chicago, is hosting E.O. Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and professor of entomology at Harvard University. Wilson’s beliefs run directly contrary to Christian tradition, and his statements are unequivocal in their opposition: 1998: “The most dangerous of devotions, in my opinion, is the one endemic to Christianity: I was not born to be of this world,” as belief in an afterlife weakens man’s devotion to...
  • Organized religion ‘is where all the trouble comes from’: DePaul commencement speaker

    05/16/2012 10:35:49 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 15, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, May 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The nation’s largest Catholic university will feature a commencement speaker who believes “the rest of life would benefit enormously” from the extinction of mankind, considers Christianity “the most dangerous of devotions,” and boasted about weakening the “dissolutive, oppressive institutions of organized religion.” Population guru E.O. Wilson will address a combined ceremony of DePaul University‘s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and its College of Science and Health on June 10. The date is his 83rd birthday.
  • Texas Christian, Villanova Picks Point Big East to Conference Tournament?

    11/30/2010 3:13:31 PM PST · by dangus · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Idle Speculation ^ | 11-30-10 | Dangus
    The Big East's football expansion plans leave the conference with 17 universities, including non-Football members. That's a terrible number for scheduling; the only way the basketball teams can schedule an even number of games is if they play every other team only once. 18 teams would allow three divisions of six teams each. Any team would play the other five teams in its division twice, and one half of the twelve other teams in the conference. 18 sounds like worsening the problem of too many teams, but having three divisions could actually restore some rivalries, and return the conference to...
  • Largest Catholic University to Allow Lewd V-Monologues

    01/12/2010 12:52:40 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 21 replies · 1,141+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 01-12-10 | TFP Student Action
    Send your instant e-protest to the president of DePaul, Fr. Dennis Holtschneider This update contains disturbing news of a lewd theater play, scheduled for February 13-14 at DePaul University, America’s largest Catholic university with over 25,000 students. For several years, DePaul has hosted the V***** Monologues (asterisks added for modesty). The play promotes: * A Culture of Death, explicit discussions of sexuality, lesbian activity, and radical feminism. The feminist play by Eve Ensler tramples purity, modesty and is degrading to women. It has no place on any Catholic campuses. The production is a propaganda piece for pro-abortion, pro-homosexual activists, especially...
  • Radical Academic Credos

    01/06/2010 10:54:50 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 314+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 6, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Radical Academic Credos Bethany Stotts, January 6, 2010 For supporters of David Horowitz’s student Academic Bill of Rights, academic freedom is about protecting vulnerable students from indoctrination at the hands of radical professors. However, one DePaul University professor recently argued that Horowitz’s conception of academic freedom promotes a “distinctly right-wing agenda” and “contains within it a backhanded insult to the intelligence of the students he is purporting to protect.” “If the professors listed in Horowitz’s The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America were as silly and irresponsible as Horowitz suggests, why would any student enroll in their courses?” asked Professor...
  • Man slain in Logan Square was DePaul 'standout'

    11/02/2009 7:29:30 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 596+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 1, 2009
    A 21-year-old man shot and killed at a party in the city's Logan Square neighborhood was a "standout student" at DePaul University who was recently named as a recipient of a prestigious statewide honor, officials said. Chicago police continued their search for a gunman who killed Francisco "Frankie" Valencia and wounded fellow DePaul senior Daisy Camacho early this morning at a party in the 1700 block of North Rockwell Street.
  • Bomb threat at DePaul library

    02/19/2009 3:42:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 400+ views
    CHICAGO BREAKING NEWS.com ^ | February 19, 2009 3:07 PM | Jeremy Gorner
    The library on DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus was evacuated this morning following a bomb threat, university officials said. It's unclear how the university learned of the threat, but said it only affected the John T. Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave., and did not interfere with operations in other campus buildings, said Denise Mattson, a DePaul spokeswoman.
  • DePaul University's "1984" Moment ( Buckling Under the Pressure of "Diversity")

    02/03/2008 2:13:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 168+ views
    Frontpage Magazine via Students for Academic Freedom ^ | Jan. 30, 2008 | Nicholas G. Hahn III
    If you were to tour DePaul University’s campus asking students about free speech, you would notice the hesitation in their answers. For the past couple of years, the DePaul administration has earned a reputation as a foe of controversial ideas, especially those that offend or challenge the status quo. This has tarnished DePaul’s academic standing as a quality institution. To remedy this problem, President Rev. Dennis Holtschneider created a Free Speech and Expression Task Force and charged it with creating a policy for free speech that would hopefully rebuff any claims that DePaul isn’t a friend of the free marketplace...
  • DePaul Prof. Aminah Beverly McCloud: Pushing "Islamophobia," Obscuring Islamism

    10/23/2007 7:37:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 128+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | 10/23/7 | Cinnamon STillwell
    As part of the "Islam Awareness Week" currently taking place at the University of Pennsylvania, a discussion titled, "Don't Believe the Hype: How the Media and Hollywood Portray Muslims and their Faith" will take place on October 24. Looking at the description of the event, it's clear that the usual platitudes about "Islamophobia," "racism," and "misconceptions" will be employed to mask the need for honest examination and, ultimately, reform in combating Islamism: This event will seek to address the way Western media has created an unwarranted sense of fear towards Muslims. This speaker panel will address the heavy-hitting issue of...
  • Embattled DePaul professor Finkelstein agrees to resign

    09/05/2007 11:54:52 AM PDT · by Alouette · 51 replies · 2,435+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Sept. 5, 2007 | Don Babwin
    A DePaul University professor who has drawn criticism for accusing some Jews of improperly using the legacy of the Holocaust agreed Wednesday to resign immediately ''for everybody's sake.'' University officials and political science professor Norman Finkelstein issued a joint statement announcing the resignation, which came as about a hundred protesters gathered outside the dean's office to support him. Finkelstein was denied tenure in June after spending six years on DePaul's faculty, and his remaining class was cut by DePaul last month.
  • Queer @ DePaul U (scratch this one from the list)

    08/03/2007 10:07:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 923+ views
    Closed Cafeteria ^ | August 1, 2007 | Gerald Augustinus
    DePaul University is one of the biggest nominally Catholic universities in the country. It states By reason of its Catholic character, DePaul strives to bring the light of Catholic faith and the treasures of knowledge into a mutually challenging and supportive relationship. It accepts as its corporate responsibility to remain faithful to the Catholic message drawn from authentic religious sources both traditional and contemporary.” Last year, they instituted a Queer Studies program. It's not exactly a secret that in the non-sciences, political activism has long overtaken any serious study. It's also no secret that universities are overwhelmingly liberal to...
  • Finkelstein's Sexism (The Jewish Nazi Hates Women As Well Jews Alert)

    06/26/2007 1:38:36 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies · 1,207+ views
    Frontpagemag,com ^ | 06/26/2007 | Alan Dershowitz
    So now it turns out that the martyr of the academic hard left, Norman Finkelstein, was denied tenure at DePaul University not so much because of my critique of his non-scholarship, but in large part because of his overt sexism. According to a news story in today’s Chicago Sun-Times, a report filed against his tenure by three members of the Political Science faculty “claims that Finkelstein allegedly called a female staff member a ‘bitch.’” The report also claimed that Finkelstein “shunned” colleagues who disagreed with him and that his boorish conduct extended to “dramatically closing his office door when his...
  • An Unstable Academic Threatens Alan Dershowitz (Steven Plaut On Afrofascist Robert Trivers Alert)

    05/29/2007 1:44:52 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 1,145+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 05/29/2007 | Steven Plaut
    On May 4, 2007, Professor Dershowitz took his campaign against Norman Finkelstein to the Wall Street Journal, publishing an Op-Ed there entitled "Finkelstein's Bigotry". In it Dershowitz again explains why no self-respecting university should employ a fraud and pseudo-scholar like Finkelstein, especially one with widespread ties to Islamic terrorists and anti-Semitic neo-Nazis. Dershowitz notes that Finkelstein brags that "never has one of [his] articles been published in a scientific magazine." By that he means academic journals. Yes, Finkelstein has yet to publish a scholarly article in a refereed academic journal, the sine qua non for tenure at any serious university....
  • DePaul University Plans Pro-Homosexual Conference, Tramples Catholic Identity

    05/11/2007 10:04:10 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 5 replies · 650+ views
    TFP ^ | 05-11-07 | TFP Student Action
    “He who allows himself to be ruled or guided by the lower and animal part of his nature, deserves to be called a beast rather than a man.” -- Saint Vincent de Paul As the largest Catholic university in America with over 23,000 students, DePaul University plans to host a pro-homosexual conference on October 19-20, titled: “Out There: The Second National Conference of Scholars and Student Affairs Personnel Involved in LGBTQ Issues on Catholic Campuses.” Students and parents are praying, protesting and calling for its cancellation. The first “Out There” conference was held in California at Santa Clara University, a...
  • CAIR's threats to DePaul University confirmed by new evidence in Klocek case

    11/10/2006 6:49:27 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 2 replies · 365+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | November 8, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    CAIR of course is short for the Council on American Islamic Relations. The groups fashions itself as a sort of NAACP for Muslims, but as I've remarked before, civil rights groups usually don't hound organizations into firing people, as CAIR seems to have done in the Thomas Klocek case. DePaul University, in terms of student enrollment, is the nation's largest Catholic university. The president of the school is Father Dennis Holtschneider, a member of the Vincentian order. From a TC Public Relations press release: Newly released evidence has revealed that the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) worked privately to...
  • DePaul's disgrace

    10/12/2006 5:36:50 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 10 replies · 801+ views
    New Republic Online ^ | October 9, 2006 | Marty Peretz
    Please, I don't mean to offend anyone. But the Catholic college and university is not one of the faith's big achievements in America. Look at any one of the ratings charts (there are many) and see how low these institutions fare on the competitive scales and how few of them rate at all. It's true that there are two or three Catholic law schools in the middle range. But that's it. Catholic institutions certainly haven't made a mark in the life or physical sciences, or, for that matter, the social sciences either. Of course, denominational schools have it especially hard...
  • DePaul professor defames Catholic education; Donohue defends Dershowitz

    10/12/2006 8:59:50 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 13 replies · 995+ views
    Catholic League ^ | October 11, 2006 | Catholic League
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today about an incident involving a DePaul University professor: “Catholics have every right to expect that Catholic colleges and universities are free from bigotry of any kind. Unfortunately, a recent ugly incident by DePaul professor Norman G. Finkelstein has betrayed that trust. To be specific, an online column he wrote at indybay.org suggesting that Alan Dershowitz be assassinated, coupled with an obscene depiction of the Harvard professor, is cause for alarm. (My note: If you go to the Catholic League link, there is a link to the indybay link and the...
  • Sept 15: Second anniversary of the beginning of the Thomas Klocek affair

    09/15/2006 7:10:31 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 225+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | September 15, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Here is some background as well as some related posts on the Klocek case. Neil Steinberg and the Chicago Sun Times: In September, 2004, Professor Klocek read this Steinberg column. What Neil wrote was the intellectual basis of Klocek's ill-fated discussion with the Muslim students at DePaul. That column was based on this op-ed by Abdel Rahman al-Rashed, the general manager of the al-Arabiya television network. This is the opening sentence of that article: It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is equally certain, and exceptionally painful, that almost all terrorists are Muslims. March...
  • Vincentian's offer DePaul Univ Merle Reskin Theatre to install 235 Thirty-third Degree Freemasons

    09/09/2006 5:04:12 PM PDT · by boromeo · 8 replies · 376+ views
    Catholic Citizens of Illinois ^ | August,, 2006 | Scottish Rite of America
    Taking heterodoxy to new levels, so-called 'Catholic' DePaul University recently provided the facilities for the installation of 235 Scottish Freemasons at their annual meeting held in Chicago. (www.supremecouncil.org/newsEvents/AnnMtgPressRelease2006.asp) Freemasonry, which cloaks itself in seemingly benign good works, has for centuries targeted the destruction of the Catholic Church by preaching a religion of universalism. It has long been their tradition that "Masonic knee bends at all altars" including Satan's. At the upper levels of Masonry, the truth that is revealed to "candidates" for illumination is an anti-Catholic mindset and agenda that focuses Masons on the secular world, and firmly away from...
  • Norman Finkelstein's Obscenties (The Dersh On The World's Only Jewish Hitler Lover Alert)

    08/22/2006 2:51:23 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 796+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 08/22/06 | Alan Dershowitz
    The level of “academic” discourse on the Middle-East reached a new low—quite a feat considering some of the old lows—when the notorious Jewish anti-Semite and Holocaust-justice denier Norman Finkelstein wrote a screed suggesting that I be targeted “for assassination” because of my views on Israel. The obscene article was accompanied by an obscene cartoon drawn by “Latuff”, a frequent accomplice of Finkelstein. The cartoon portrayed me as masturbating in rapturous joy while viewing images of dead Lebanese civilians on a TV set labeled “Israel peep show,” with a Jewish Star of David prominently featured. The cartoon aptly represents the content...
  • DePaul University on-campus argument with students on Middle East issues.

    08/12/2006 3:44:29 AM PDT · by graced · 15 replies · 1,045+ views
    prweb.com/ ^ | 08/12/2006 | graced
    Chicago, IL July 20, 2006 - Klocek said that he was suspended by DePaul administration and ultimately lost his position and teaching benefits after engaging in an out-of-class argument with pro-Palestinian students at a student activities fair on campus. But after engaging in heated discussion with two Muslim student groups at a Student Involvement Fair on DePaul’s campus, the student groups Students for Justice in Palestine (SPJ) and United Muslims Moving Ahead (UMMA) went to the administration to call for Klocek’s firing. Both groups were backed by CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) Chicago, and other local Muslim advocate groups,...
  • Video of fired DePaul professor Thomas Klocek explaining his

    06/27/2006 9:22:35 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 309+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | June 27, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Thomas Klocek, the fired DePaul professor whose cause I've championed since pretty much the first day of this blog, explains how he was trampled by DePaul's politically-correct hammer in a Quicktime video by Grant Crowell. (It takes a while for the video to download.) Klocek made the mistake of challenging the ossified political beliefs of some Muslim students--who view themselves an a protected class--at a student activities fair in 2004. There's a Ward Churchill tie-in, as the professor asks Ward to speak up for his free speech rights, too. But Pirate Ballerina (the site where I found the video), has...
  • Klocek reinstatement petition amasses nearly 1000 signatures

    06/27/2006 9:05:17 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 3 replies · 483+ views
    Scholars for Peace in the Mideast ^ | June 26, 2006 | Dr. Edward S. Beck
    The SPME petition to reinstate Thomas Klocek, the Roman Catholic faculty member who was fired by DePaul University without due process for challenging Muslim students' assertions of Israeli treatment of Palestinians to the Nazi's treatment of Jews, has already amassed nearly 1000 signatures in three days. The petition, which can be viewed and signed at http://www.spme.net/cgi-bin/display_petitions.cgi?ID=3"> calls for his complete reinstatement without prejudice or penalty. Morry Fiddler, a professor at DePaul University, writes, " If I'm not there for a colleague, then who will be there for me?" Other DePaul professors signing the petition to date are Allan Berele, Gary...
  • Will DePaul Univ. apologize for its conduct regarding last year's Ward Churchill appearance?

    05/18/2006 9:16:31 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 2 replies · 273+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | May 18, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Now that denunciations of Ward Churchill have gained an official status, I'm just wondering: Will the administration of DePaul University issue an apology to the DePaul Conservative Alliance for its shameful conduct in trying to censor group's protest of the F-Troop Indian's paid campus appearance last fall? I know these guys, and they way got kicked around by DePaul was reprehensible. Here is the FIRE report on DePaul's misdeeds that revolved around the Ward Churchill appearance. And besides those outrages, there's also the case where DePaul stomped on the free speech rights of the DCA when they attempted to host...
  • Forgotten fact about Todd Beamer of Flight 93

    04/27/2006 9:02:27 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 489+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | April 27, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Although it's a struggle to find any university recognition of it, Todd Beamer, the passenger on doomed Flight 93 who yelled out the call, "Let's roll," was a DePaul University alumnus. DePaul paid Ward Churchill, who called the World Trade Center victims "Little Eichmanns," an estimated $5,000 to speak there last fall. DePaul's complete acknoledgement of Beamer's sacrifice, as far as I know, consisted of his picture being placed in a 2002 DePaul graduation program. Strange priorities at DePaul.
  • More from the CINOsphere

    04/25/2006 12:51:51 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 372+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 25, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The first question one might ask about the valuable new book by author and activist David Horowitz is how he limited the number to study in the title of The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America. It is a difficulty which Horowitz himself acknowledges early on. “How many radical professors are there on American faculties?,” Horowitz asks. “According to the federal government, the total number of college and university professors in the United States is 617,000.” “If we were to take the Harvard case reviewed at the end of this volume as a yardstick and assume a figure...
  • Poisoning The Well (Anti-Semitism at Universities)

    04/11/2006 11:23:47 PM PDT · by anotherview · 4 replies · 321+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) ^ | 11 April 2006 | Caitlyn Martin
    Tuesday, April 11, 2006 Poisoning The Well By now much has been made of the paper "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy," recently produced for Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government by Stephen Walt, its academic dean, and Professor John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, which charges that such a lobby influences American foreign policy against American interests. If you read the paper, all 35,000 words of it, it isn't much different that what one might read on a neo-Nazi or anti-Semitic hate site. A few Jews in government have undue influence, Jews bias the media, and...
  • DePaul University preaches diversity--except for conservative opinion

    04/02/2006 8:24:52 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 448+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | April 2, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Well, Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, DePaul University's president, is making snide comments about conservatives again. Last month some creep used a permanent marker to write racist graffiti inside a DePaul dorm on the school's Lincoln Park campus. Although the DePaul public relations department denies it, in the far-left group-think at DePaul, the vile incident seems inexorably tied to the mock affirmative action bake sale held by the DePaul Conservative Alliance in January. From UPI on March 9: DePaul University spokesperson Denise Mattson told WBBM Radio the incident was an assault on the university's values. Mattson said the campus has been politically...
  • Political correctness at Chicago's Adler Planetarium

    03/30/2006 10:39:19 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 945+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | March 31, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    How low will the forces of political correctness stoop? Well, all the way down to the basement of Chicago's Adler Planetarium, that's for certain. I took Litte Marathon Pundit there Tuesday afternoon. She's on spring break from school this week, and her third grade class is spending a lot of time discussing astronomy. The planetarium underwent a major expansion in the 1990s, I hadn't been there since the project was completed. My daughter liked our day-trip a lot, and that was enough for me. Almost. My probing eye picked up some frightening political-correctness in the astrolobe section of the planetarium....
  • DePaul legend Ray Meyer dies

    03/17/2006 4:06:32 PM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies · 277+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Published March 17, 2006, 5:00 PM CST | By Barry Temkin and Gary Reinmuth
    A job title usually tells what we do, not who we are, but it was different with Ray Meyer. He was a husband for 46 years and a father of six children. Most of all, though, he was a basketball coach. For Meyer, who died of congestive heart failure Friday afternoon at age 92, his job description was his life description. That's why his late wife, Marge, and his six kids didn't call him Ray or Dad. They called him "Coach." It was a tribute to his dedication to the game and the young men who played it for him...
  • Legendary DePaul Coach Dies At 92

    03/17/2006 2:45:48 PM PST · by Borges · 5 replies · 449+ views
    CBS ^ | 3/17/06
    Meyer guided the Blue Demons to 21 post-season appearances in 42 seasons of coaching at the school and led the school to its only post-season title in 1945. Meyer was born in Chicago on Dec. 18, 1913. He graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1933 and Notre Dame University in 1938. He played two years in high school and won the National Catholic High School Basketball championship. In college, he played three years and was a two-time team captain. He began coaching at DePaul University in 1941 as an assistant coach. He became head coach in 1942, a position...
  • Web Sites Link Catholic Colleges to Abortion Groups

    03/16/2006 10:25:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 611+ views
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 03.16.06 | Patrick Reilly
    WEB SITES LINK CATHOLIC COLLEGES TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD, ABORTION-RIGHTS GROUPS MANASSAS, VA (March 16, 2006) - Despite the Catholic Church's clear opposition to abortion, contraception and premarital sexual activity, a Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) review of Catholic college and university Web sites has revealed links and referrals to abortion clinics including Planned Parenthood-the largest abortion provider in the United States-and abortion-rights and pro-contraception groups.   CNS is a national organization to renew and strengthen the Catholic identity of Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S. Founded in 1993, CNS has more than 18,000 members.   Whether it's internship and job...
  • Shameful "Queer Studies" at DePaul, Catholics Protest

    03/16/2006 2:49:13 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 22 replies · 865+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 03-16-06 | TFP
    America’s largest Catholic university offers minor in “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies,” TFP Student Action calls for peaceful protest DePaul University is apparently the first Catholic university to formally establish an undergraduate minor program in homosexuality. The new program began in January, sparking controversy and concern over the state of moral decay within higher learning. “I must say the program is shameful, especially for a university that advertises itself as Catholic. The Church teaches that homosexual vice is intrinsically evil, sinful, unnatural. To pretend the topic is open to other valid interpretations is to simply deny Catholic teaching,”...
  • DePaul Univ. spokesman seems to blame conservative group for racist graffiti

    03/09/2006 4:24:17 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 354+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | March 9, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Yesterday, someone found some racist graffiti at a dormitory at DePaul's Lincoln Park campus. There were swastikas found, the 'n' word, the usual hateful stuff that mental midgets scrawl. The Chicago Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. So far so good. But leave it to DePaul further muck up the waters. Denise Mattson, DePaul's Assistant Vice President for Public Relations, is alluding that, surprise, conservatives, specifically, the DePaul Conservative Alliance contributed to the incident. From UPI: DePaul University spokesperson Denise Mattson told WBBM Radio the incident was an assault on the university's values. Mattson said the...
  • DePaul gets 'Queer Studies' minor (nation's largest Catholic univ. capitulates to homosexual agenda)

    03/07/2006 9:53:55 AM PST · by presidio9 · 121 replies · 12,996+ views
    Marquette Tribune ^ | Tuesday, March 7, 2006 | Laura Eppinger
    Students at DePaul University in Chicago, the largest Catholic university in the United States, can minor in Queer Studies through their College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as of this year. While DePaul has set an example for other Catholic institutions, administration and students say this minor probably won't appear at Marquette. "The minor is in response to student demand and also because of an increase in academic demand from faculty to teach the subject," said Gary Cestaro, assistant professor of modern languages at DePaul. He is the program director of the new minor and was part of the six-person...
  • Update: DePaul Censures Anti-Affirmative Action Group

    02/26/2006 8:50:37 PM PST · by rmlew · 19 replies · 865+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 23, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    (CNSNews.com) -A conservative student group has been acquitted of a charge that it violated DePaul University's anti-harassment policy when it conducted a protest against affirmative action, the school announced Monday. However, the DePaul Conservative Alliance (DCA) was found guilty of violating the Code of Student Responsibility and censured. In January, the DCA held an "affirmative action bake sale" to mock affirmative action policies in higher education. The protests, which have occurred on other college and university campuses, involve white and Asian students being charged more for baked goods than blacks and Hispanics. The mock bake sales are designed to criticize...
  • At DePaul, queer studies finds a niche

    02/21/2006 10:30:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 837+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 20, 2006 | Jodi S. Cohen
    College student Eric Oliver sits in the classroom's front row, ready to learn about Italian poet Dante and Catholic theologian St. Thomas Aquinas and their views on morality and sin. But this isn't a religion, philosophy or literature class. It's an introductory course in queer studies, and for the next 90 minutes, Oliver and his classmates study the history of same-sex desire, the biology of gender identity and government reactions to homosexual behavior. It is no longer remarkable that the subjects are taught, but on this day, it is notable where the discussion is taking place. The classroom is on...
  • DePaul University to offer "queer studies" minor

    02/01/2006 8:40:59 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 41 replies · 760+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | February 1, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Man, it's getting hard to keep up with all the developments at DePaul. From NPR last week: DePaul University in Chicago -- the largest Catholic university in the United States -- is launching a "queer studies" program that looks at issues of homosexuality. DePaul will be the first Catholic university to offer a minor in the topic, and could face the wrath of the Vatican. Jason DeRose of Chicago Public Radio reports. Will DePaul offer a minor in "conservative studies?" Or even "libertarian studies?"
  • Weaponizing the University: The Case of DePaul

    02/01/2006 8:36:03 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 17 replies · 957+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 1st, 2006 | Jon Cohen
    DePaul University is rapidly becoming ground zero in the battle to reform academia’s corrupted political culture. For the third time in less than a year the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has publicly rebuked the university for its politically motivated abridgment of free speech, this time for shutting down an anti-affirmative action bake sale and threatening to punish one of the organizers for violation of a newly instituted anti-discrimination policy. The DePaul Conservative Alliance set up a table in the Student Center where they were selling cookies and suggesting differing prices based on race, ethnicity and gender. It...
  • There they go again: DePaul U clamps down on conservative free speech rights

    01/25/2006 5:32:37 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 409+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | January 23, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    Earlier this month, Chicago's DePaul University, pressured by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), agreed to drop its bizarre "propaganda ban" that the administration used as an attempt to silence DePaul College Republicans last fall. Controversial University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill, in a paid appearance, spoke at DePaul, and the College Republicans faced several school administration roadblocks as they tried to protest that event. FIRE's interim president, Greg Lukianoff, stated earlier this month on the Hannity & Colmes show that in terms of free speech issues, DePaul was "a basketcase." Still, with its dropping of the "propaganda...
  • DePaul campus newspaper ponders whether DePaul is a liberal school

    01/18/2006 8:57:27 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 311+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | January 17, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    The latest edition of the DePaulia, the campus newspaper of DePaul, is out and online. For those new to Marathon Pundit, I've been blogging about the misadventures of Chicago's DePaul University for almost a year now. This MP post from last month sums things up pretty concisely. Last March 1, I reported on DePaul's suspension of Thomas Klocek, who defended Israel from exaggerated charges from some Muslim students. As with most American colleges, there truly is a deep liberal bias at DePaul. For instance, last fall, Dr. Harvette Grey invited that hero of the anti-American Left, Ward Churchill, to speak...
  • The Weather Underground and Ward Churchill

    01/05/2006 1:10:31 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 9 replies · 1,112+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | January 5, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    See that picture? That's Richard J. Elrod. He's been partially paralyzed since 1969 after suffering a broken neck. More on him later. Yesterday I had a couple of posts on the husband-and-wife professors who were formerly members of the 1960s domestic terror organization, the Weather Underground. The professors are Bernardine Dohrn of Northwestern University and Bill Ayers of the University of Illinois-Chicago. Feel to drop by Marathon Pundit for more on information on them. On October 8, 1969, The Weather Underground decided to jumpstart the "People's Revolution," in Chicago. They blew up a statue of a policeman (that statue...
  • DePaul U Confronts Amerikan "Empire"

    01/03/2006 7:19:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies · 728+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-3-05 | Steven Plaut
    DePaul U Confronts Amerikan "Empire" By Steven PlautFrontPageMagazine.com | January 3, 2006Q: How do you know when America has crossed the line into an oppressive, occupational empire?A: When DePaul University begins studying it. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DePaul and its Dean, one Chuck Suchar (a sociologist), have officially announced a “College Theme Series” entitled “Confronting Empire” for the 2005-6 academic year. This is a DePaul faculty initiative involving the participation of various departments and programs throughout the college. The organizers call themselves the “Empire Committee,” sounding like something out of Star Wars. Naturally, the evil...
  • FIRE Challenges 'Censorship' At DePaul University

    12/22/2005 9:22:08 PM PST · by paltz · 4 replies · 487+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/22/05 | newsmax.com
    A student group that protested a campus appearance by University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill has become DePaul University’s latest victim of censorship. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) intervened after the university banned its College Republicans from posting flyers protesting Churchill’s visit and actually changed its own rules to prevent the organization from attending a workshop that he would be leading. "Just as DePaul was free to invite Ward Churchill to speak, so should its students be free to object to that invitation,” said FIRE Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Greg Lukianoff. "DePaul’s president boasts of...
  • Student GOP Group Not Allowed to Protest Ward Churchill Visit to DePaul University

    12/21/2005 2:07:06 PM PST · by at bay · 41 replies · 1,368+ views
    F.I.R.E. ^ | 12-21-05 | David Lukianoff
    CHICAGO, December 21, 2005—A student group that protested a campus appearance by University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill has become DePaul University’s latest victim of censorship. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) intervened after the university banned its College Republicans from posting flyers protesting Churchill’s visit and actually changed its own rules to prevent the organization from attending a workshop that he would be leading. “Just as DePaul was free to invite Ward Churchill to speak, so should its students be free to object to that invitation,” said FIRE Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Greg Lukianoff. “DePaul’s...
  • FIRE puts DePaul University's feet to the fire (College GOP blocked from protesting Ward Churchill)

    12/22/2005 8:01:05 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 3 replies · 465+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | December 22, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    First, a flashback to Tuesday's Chicago Tribune article about Thomas Klocek's free speech struggle at DePaul University, as the Chicago college's president, Father Dennis Holtschneider, speaks out about free speech: "I get accused of being against free speech," Holtschneider said. "But freedom of speech for students requires they have a professor who treats them with respect." Well, the free speech problems at DePaul go beyond its reprehensible conduct in the Klocek affair. FIRE, by the way, is short for Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. From the organization's mission statement: The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual...