Violence and children


“Their growth means there are a lot of people in HOAs who haven’t necessarily bought into the lifestyle. Some like the higher level of rulemaking, but others don’t like the fines and control. You have conflict when these groups come together.”

Evan McKenzie, associate professor of political science, on a long-running homeowners association dispute in Fairfax, Va., Feb. 9 Washington Post


“The problem of children’s exposure to violence needs to be treated as the public health epidemic that it is, and addressed in the same universal fashion that we address polio and other childhood diseases.”

Paul Schewe, director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Violence and associate research professor of criminology, law and justice, on children and violence, Feb. 8


“The gun control vote in Congress that he’s urging isn’t something that would immediately change the gang violence.”

Political science professor Dick Simpson on President Obama’s remarks on gun violence during a Chicago visit, Feb. 15 Christian Science Monitor


“When people are financially literate, they make smart financial choices, an essential skill at every age and every time. So it’s up to us to provide them with the tools they need to succeed.”

Nan Morrison, president and CEO of the Council for Economic Education, on the council’s new partnership with the UIC Center for Economic Education to teach financial literacy to Chicago Public School students, Feb. 7 Huffington Post

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