Student Profile: MAWP Eric Houghton

This Autumn Quarter Ex Libris correspondent Matt Adams sat down with MAWP and graduate assistant Eric Houghton for an interview. The human interest piece that follows is an elegantly written celebration of Eric’s unique path to DePaul and passionate study. Ex Libris hopes students can take a moment out of their busy finals schedules  to appreciate the […]

Ex Libris is Seeking Reporters and Columnists!

Ex Libris is excited to announce it is currently seeking reporters and columnists for the 2016-2017 academic year! For full details, please see the following message from our Editor-in-Chief: Dear MAE and MAWP students,  Hello all! Jordan Weber here, Editor-in-Chief of Ex Libris – your much beloved blog and news source! I’m contacting you to announce […]

Contemporary Contexts: Glass Houses, Glass City

Zac Thriffiley looks at what divides us as Chicagoans and what art can do to bridge these divides in the latest installment of his One Book, One Chicago coverage. Glass Houses, Glass City: Slag Glass City and the State of Art in Chicago The plot of Chi Jang Yin’s short film “Glass House” – if […]

Interview with MAE Alumnus Carolyn Rudinsky, Communications Coordinator for Gads Hill Center

Ex Libris contributor Matt Adams recently interviewed MAE alumnus Carolyn Rudinsky.  Carolyn graduated from DePaul in June 2015 and now works as a Communications Coordinator for Gads Hill Center, an educational non-profit based in Pilsen.  Here, Carolyn offers her insights into what inspired her to pursue opportunities in the non-profit sector and how she leveraged her connections […]

Contemporary Contexts: From Emmett Till to Laquan McDonald

Ex Libris’s Zac Thriffiley continues his ongoing column covering this year’s One Book, One Chicago selection, Thomas Dyja’s The Third Coast. This month Thriffiley takes a hard look at issues of race and injustice that haunt Chicago’s history and continue to importantly shape its future – a future reflected in the goals of One Book, One Chicago.   […]

Critic Becomes Creator in Marcus Emanuel’s Autumn Quarter Reflection

Flipping the Script: An MAE Student’s Experiment in Creative Writing Fellow MAE students, picture this: your reading list for class is just one book. For the entire quarter, one 250 page book. Sure, there are a few supplemental readings thrown in, but those are only “if you have time this week.” Otherwise, for the next […]

New Column! The Third Coast: Contemporary Contexts with Zac Thriffiley

As the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago (OBOC) program kicks off this month with a series of events related to Thomas Dyja’s The Third Coast, this column seeks to find out what it is exactly that makes Chicago “the city that gives.” Using a critical lens of the city’s tumultuous past and its uncertain […]

Ex Libris’s Matt Adams Interviews DePaul Alumni Kristen FitzPatrick

Author and DePaul alumni Kristin FitzPatrick’s debut novel, My Pulse is an Earthquake hit bookshelves in September.  The book is a collection of short stories revolving around the themes of loss, grief, heartache and, ultimately, redemption.  Ex Libris’s Mathew Adams was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read Kristin’s book and talk with her about writing […]