Changing culture

Dick Simpson

Dick Simpson, professor of political science. Photo: Jenny Fontaine

“That whole thing is a prescription for disaster. It’s not surprising to me at all that such a situation could occur given the circumstances.”

David Carley, director of the Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research, on driver’s fatigue cited as a possible factor in a Jan. 27 fatal crash on I-88, Jan. 30 Chicago Tribune


“The expansion of CPS charter schools, combined with the closing of neighborhood public schools, suggests troubling implications for students with higher-need disabilities, and for neighborhood public schools.”

Josh Radinsky, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, and Federico Waitoller, assistant professor of special education, on research showing that charter schools are not serving students with disabilities, Jan. 26 Chicago TribuneVoice of the People


“The culture has changed. There are more at least partially reform aldermen than there used to be. And aldermen tend to take less obvious advantage of the city services than when clout was king.”

Dick Simpson, professor of political science, on more equitable delivery of city services like pothole repair than a few decades ago, Jan. 21 Fox News

“UI Labs is about university-industry partnerships. This means big and small companies working together, but also working with university talent and technologies.”

Caralynn Nowinski, UIC MD/MBA graduate and associate vice president for innovation and economic development, on plans for UI Labs, Dec. 12 Chicago TribuneBlue Sky Innovation

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