President Robert L. Manuel > Notes from Rob > 2023-24
To read additional statements, messages and announcements from other university leaders at DePaul, visit the Leadership Notes webpage.
Today, I proudly share the official Designing DePaul December 2023 eBook— our newest resource for information related to defining and designing DePaul’s future. This comprehensive eBook incorporates comments and contributions from the DePaul community.... read more
As we reach the end of the fall quarter, we want to express how grateful we are for all that you do every single day for our students and our entire university. As a way to recognize your dedication to DePaul, the university will be closed on... read more
This morning at 8 a.m., we were made aware that someone posted several hundred unauthorized and triggering posters in multiple buildings, including Arts & Letters, Richardson Library and SAC, on the Lincoln Park Campus.
Earlier this quarter, the Designing DePaul Initiatives website launched as the key resource for all information related to each of the five focus areas that comprise the framework to move our university forward. To date, the site has received more than... read more
Thank you to the more than 500 students, faculty and staff members who joined the University Town Hall last week on Oct. 26 to hear the latest information regarding our financial health, enrollment, elimination of the achievement gap, philanthropic... read more
Each year, we share key information from DePaul’s fall census, a review of the current quarter’s enrollment data, which allows us to make projections for the full fiscal year ahead. These insights enable our community to reflect on the real outcomes of our multi-year enrollment strategies and align on a path forward.
Since the horrific and devastating terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israel, we have seen the escalation of Islamophobic and antisemitic acts around the world and inside our neighborhoods.
As promised during Academic Convocation, I invite you to the first of multiple University Town Halls this academic year for updates on a number of topics.
At DePaul, we don’t always get it right, but we are sincerely committed to ensuring that all students are included and feel a sense of belonging. It is in this vein that I would like to sincerely apologize for a letter about campus safety that I released... read more
With campus safety and security top of mind, we continue implementing and exploring additional safety measures. We are actively addressing concerns and remain committed to keeping conversations going. We wanted to share recent progress, which includes... read more
Our hearts ache to see the horrific violence and tragic loss of life taking place right now in Israel and Gaza. We pray for peace.
We ask God using the words of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem that the God of peace and love inspire world leaders in... read more
Today, I am very happy to share the launch of the Designing DePaul Initiatives website — your new resource for all information related to defining and designing DePaul’s future.
Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul from whom we derive our name, vision, mission, and identity.
In the last three weeks, our university community has witnessed an alarming increase in safety incidents on our Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. We want you to know how much we share your concern and will not tolerate these crimes that continue to occur... read more
We appreciate the messages many of you sent the university over the weekend in response to the safety incidents that continue to occur on our campus. Please know that we are working to respond to each individual message and will get back to... read more
Last night and early this morning, the university issued public safety alerts to report that two robberies and a battery had occurred on our Lincoln Park Campus between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Unfortunately, these crimes involved our DePaul students. We... read more
The comment period for the Designing DePaul outcomes report remains open until Saturday, September 30.
Earlier this morning, the university issued two public safety alerts to report that three robberies and a battery had occurred on our Lincoln Park Campus between 1 and 1:30 a.m. Unfortunately, all three crimes involved our students, and Public... read more
As confirmed through the Designing DePaul dialogue process, our university community believes that we must show our demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do. As we begin our school year, which I hope is going well for... read more
Welcome to the 2023-24 academic year! Today marks the first day of fall classes, and I'm thrilled to kick off my second year with DePaul University.
Good morning. It is a real treat to welcome you all back – and to begin our term. While the summer was a wonderful time, it is more exciting to see our community reassemble and get ready for the year ahead. Today we get together to... read more
Last academic year, we came together as a community to imagine our possibilities and ultimately to design DePaul's future. More than 3,000 faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni, parents, and retirees participated in more than 50 listening sessions, known as Designing DePaul. Today, I'm happy to share the collective input you generously provided at those sessions.