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DePaul University celebrates 125th anniversary

When St. Vincent’s College, the antecedent to DePaul University, opened its doors in 1898, the Vincentian priests who started it wanted to provide education to people at the margins — at that time, the sons of Catholic immigrants, many of them Irish, in Chicago. It began with an enrollment of about 70 students, each paying $40 in tuition for a 10-month term, according to a timeline published on DePaul’s website.

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