Bid for presidential library

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama speaks at the UIC Forum Jan. 11, 2012. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services

“The core mission of UIC has really been focused on serving the underserved, addressing economic and health disparities — the kinds of things that really resonate with the president’s agenda. We feel like there’s a real synergy there, and an opportunity to help him continue his legacy when he leaves office.”

University librarian Mary Case, co-chair of the steering committee for UIC’s bid for the Obama Presidential Library, on UIC’s advantages for the site, May 22 News-Gazette


“CPS is treating them as commodities, to be sold off to these for-profit operators.”

Pauline Lipman, professor of educational policy, on Chicago Public Schools plans to expand or increase the number of alternative schools run by outside groups, including several for-profit operators, May 23 Catalyst Chicago


“For gay and lesbian couples, the synthetic gametes would eliminate the need for a third party.”

Timothy Murphy, professor of philosophy in biomedical science, on the use of reproductive technology to create artificial sperm and egg cells, May 21 The Atlantic


“We provide a lot of services at no charge. We are doing it for the benefit and quality of life for patients. We want to let people know with pharmacists’ intervention we do help patients and make a difference.”

Jennifer Chan Marcello, clinical pharmacist and clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, on “hybrid pharmacists” who do medication therapy management, May 22 HealthlineNews

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