There’s talent in Illinois

New UIC Flames men's basketball head coach Steve McClain press conference

New men’s basketball coach Steve McClain discusses his plans for the Flames in the May 27 issue of Sports Illustrated.


“In the state of Illinois, there are enough players to get where we want to get. It’s proven every year, because I’m watching them play in the NCAA tournament. Now they have to put on a Flames jersey and play in the NCAA tournament.”


New men’s basketball coach Steve McClain on his plans for the Flames, May 27 Sports Illustrated



“This is the public mission of colleges of education: to serve as political allies of the young people in our communities to dismantle systems of violence.”


Nicole Nguyen, research associate in educational policy studies, writes in an Education Week op-ed on reports of police brutality of a teenager at a pool party in McKinney, Texas.



“Many of my students will say that their goal is to have a nice car and house and job. That’s fine for a start, though a terrible finish.”


Deirdre McCloskey, professor of economics, history, English and communication, giving the commencement speech at Denison University, June 8 Detroit News



“Look for shows that focus on altruistic behaviors like sharing and cooperation.”


Claire Christensen, research assistant in psychology, on her study that found watching TV together can promote family bonding, June 12 Wall Street Journal


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