Where there’s a will

Joseph Persky

Economics professor Joseph Persky: “If we wanted to, there is a way.” Photo: UIC Photo Services (click on image for larger file size)

“Are these funds impossible to find or are people just unwilling to look for them? If we wanted to do it, there is a way to do it. The question is not one of feasibility. The question is one of whether we have the will.”

Economics professor Joseph Persky on Chicago Public Schools cutbacks and the city of Chicago’s revenue crisis, July 19 DNA.info Chicago


“It’s about preparing these young men … giving them leadership skill, teaching them self-advocacy so they can venture on and do whatever they want in life.”

Kendal Parker, director of UIC CHANCE, on a summer camp on campus for black male high school students that offers learning in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, July 24 ABC7 News


“We’re hearing from companies that they want graduates with traditional majors, but with this additional focus in sustainability.”

Cynthia Klein-Banai, associate chancellor for sustainability, on a proposed new minor in sustainability, July 17 Chicago TribuneĀ 


“There are things in the collection that we found interesting and charming. But I think it will be the researchers who are going to really be able to delve into the richness of the collection.”

Daley Library archivist Peggy Glowacki on the new Richard J. Daley Collection, July 23 Chicago Tribune

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