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S.Res. 266 (105th): A resolution honoring the centennial of the founding of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 31, 1998 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).



2d Session

S. RES. 266

Honoring the centennial of the founding of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.


July 31, 1998

Ms. MOSELEY-BRAUN (for herself and Mr. DURBIN) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Honoring the centennial of the founding of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

Whereas 1998 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, which is the largest Catholic university in the Nation with over 17,000 students;

Whereas DePaul University was originally founded by the Vincentian Fathers to teach immigrants who were otherwise denied access to a college education, and has been guided for the past 100 years by the mission to foster in higher education a deep respect for the God-given dignity of all persons and to instill in educated persons a dedication to the service of others;

Whereas DePaul University has matured into a major regional resource that drives the Illinois economy at many levels and with over 65,000 alumni who live and work in Illinois, DePaul graduates are prominent in the State’s business community, the law profession and the judicial system, the educational institutions of the State, and music and theatre;

Whereas DePaul University is nationally recognized for the diversity of its faculty and student population as the University enrolls the largest combined number of African-American and Latino students of any private college or university in Illinois;

Whereas DePaul University has distinguished itself in such fields as education, business, performance art, telecommunications, and law;

Whereas the School of Education has provided the Chicago metropolitan area with many of its elementary and high school teachers, and has joined forces with the Chicago Public School system to develop innovative educational techniques;

Whereas DePaul University has a nationally ranked graduate School of Business, which is one of the largest in the United States, and a part-time MBA program that has received national recognition as 1 of the top 10 programs in the Nation for the past 4 years;

Whereas DePaul’s School of Music and Theatre School are nationally recognized institutions;

Whereas DePaul’s School of Computer Science, Telecommunication and Information Systems is the largest graduate school of its kind in the United States; and

Whereas the DePaul School of Law has produced many of Chicago’s lawyers and jurists while obtaining an international reputation for its work in international human rights, and the International Criminal Justice and Weapons Control Center of DePaul University is working in support of the establishment of an International Criminal Court: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the Senate--

      (1) recognizes the important educational contributions that DePaul University has made to the State of Illinois and the Nation; and

      (2) congratulates the students, alumni, faculty, and staff of DePaul University on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the founding of DePaul University.