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Student-driven DU Votes Initiative Registers More Than 100 Student Voters

A student-driven initiative to increase voter awareness led to more than 100 Dominican University students registering to vote for the first time this year.

Last spring, Chloe Young, a senior psychology major and Willenborg Civic Learning Student Fellow, organized DU Votes to help classmates register to vote for the November election and encourage them to participate in the democratic process.

DU Feeds Opens Permanent On-Campus Food Pantry

DU Feeds, Dominican University’s initiative to address food insecurity on campus, gained a permanent home this year.

The DU Feeds food pantry opened in early November in Mazzuchelli 276, a former office space just steps from the Center for Cultural Liberation.

Sponsored by the Student Nutrition and Dietetics Association, the pantry allows for the storage of nonperishable, nutritious food items from which students can select at no cost during designated hours, two to three days each week.

UPDATE: DU Students Meet with Federal Lawmakers in Push for DACA Support

Five Dominican University students were among a contingent of college students from across the country who recently advocated in Washington, D.C. for Congressional action to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Organized by the bipartisan political organization FWD.us, the “fly-in,” held Nov. 15-17 at Capitol Hill, drew undocumented students from around the country urging the Senate to pass federal legislation that will legalize protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

Business Professor Answers Questions on Credit Cards for Wallethub.com

Anne Drougas, chair of accounting, finance and entrepreneurship, Brennan School of Business, was recently featured as a financial expert in the Wallethub.com piece, Best Credit Cards for People with No Credit.

Drougas answered questions about why it is important for people without credit to have a credit card, why there is a hesitancy among some to apply for credit cards, and if it is a good idea to be an authorized user on a credit card before obtaining one’s own card.