Not a career ender, a life starter

Jay DeMerit

UIC grad Jay DeMerit announced his retirement from pro soccer.

“This isn’t a career ender. It’s a life starter.”

Jay DeMerit, ’02, captain of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, on his decision to retire from professional soccer, July 24 Canadian Press


“This segment of the labor market is a barometer for the economy as a whole. As employment insecurity spreads across the economy, more and more workers are being forced to turn to the street, to odd jobs, to becoming on-call workers. The question is whether this is a cyclical change, a blip or a signal of something much more fundamental.”

Nik Theodore, professor of urban planning and policy, on freelance and temp work, Aug. 2 Los Angeles Times


“We need more than just one party correcting the other for being linguistically incorrect.”

Maria de los Angeles Torres, professor of Latino and Latin American studies, on the use of the word “Hispandering” to indicate political pandering to Hispanic voters, July 31 ABC News


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