Longtime Fra Noi contributor James Scalzitti was one of the honorees at DePaul University’s School for New Learning Awards luncheon in June. His independent study project, “Italians vs. Themselves: The Rocky Road to Political Empowerment in Metropolitan Chicago,” was judged among the six best papers submitted to SNL over the 2014-2015 academic year by a committee of DePaul faculty and writing experts. The award was presented to Scalzitti by DePaul School for New Learning Dean Marisa Alicea. You can read his paper at http://bit.ly/1OxIJpM.