UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares (2009) is featured on the cover of
Crain's this week in an article entitled, "UIC's Pitch to Obama." The
University of Illinois at Chicago (Mitra Dutta (2014), Lynne O'Shea
Nellemann (1980) and Mrinalini Rao (2009)) is making a pitch for
President Barack Obama's presidential library and museum and UIC
officials say they offer the president and Michelle Obama a chance to
highlight their egalitarian principles at a state university that serves
a diverse student body.
"I think we, first of all, have
a public mission," says Paula Allen-Meares, whose efforts to land the
library started 18 months ago. "We are committed to educating
underrepresented students and eliminating disparities," she adds, noting
there is "no ethnic majority" among its students.
to a request for qualifications are due June 16. Later this summer, the
foundation will invite a short list of contenders to submit formal
proposals. The University of Chicago (Beth A. Harris (2003), Angela
Olinto (2013), Dr. Funmi Olopade (2010), Ellen A. Rudnick (1984), and
Susan Sher (1993)) was also mentioned. Read more...