The President discussed the potential effects of the $85 billion sequester cuts on federal funding for clean energy research at Argonne National Laboratory on Friday.
President Obama’s former Senior Advisor talks about privacy in politics, how his college classes informed his career, and his old boss.
The speech marked one of three stops the President made to push his second-term agenda, which includes gun control and anti-poverty policies.
IOP hosted a panel on gun control featuring prominent members such as Mayor Rahm Emanuel and UChicago Crime Lab Director Jens Ludwig.
Crime Lab recommends research on firearm regulation.
The University of Chicago Crime Lab issued a letter on gun violence to Obama’s commission created in response to the Newtown shooting.
An Obama campaign strategist and U of C alum discussed why he knew Obama would win and the future of the Institute of Politics.
The friend of Obama plans to pursue other projects in public health.
A U of C student witnessed the rally literally behind the curtains.
Obama’s favorite meal consists of two scrambled egg whites, turkey sausage, hash browns, wheat toast, and coffee.
The “Official Barbershop of the Presidency” held a viewing party election night.
Two economic gurus on two sides of the election talk politics.
In its second large event on Tuesday, panelists discussed the economy, the role of minority voters, and the prospects for each candidate.
Chief Technology Officer for Obama for America appreciates what technology offers, but says the campaign is still based on quality ideas.
Environmentalist was joined by slam poet at I-House discussion.
Public Policy lecturer Clayton Harris spoke about city and state politics.
The Democratic strategist will leave the Beltway for the Midway.
The MAROON spoke with Goolsbee about his work in Washington, D.C., President Obama’s decision-making style, and how U of C students are about as stressed as White House staffers.
Obama’s refusal to take responsibility makes him little different from the typical politician
Honest Abe and President Obama have more in common than their Illinois roots, said Eric Foner.
U of C a capella RSO Ransom Notes sang the national anthem in front of thousands at the “Moving America Forward” rally Saturday.
“It is good to be home,” President Barack Obama said at his rally Saturday night. Appearing alongside the President were Mayor Richard Daley, Senator Dick Durbin, Alderman Toni Preckwinkle, and rapper Common.
Obama words encourage, strengthen even a hardened cynic.
Obama’s words may inspire crowd, but ultimately lack significance.
President Obama will bring crowds and road closures with him to a rally on campus Saturday.
Obama rally won’t offer a substantive defense of liberal politics
President Barack Obama is back in town this weekend for the first time since 2009.
President Obama should really have his library here, at the University of Chicago!
Supreme Court-nominee Elena Kagan served as an assistant professor at the Law School from 1991 until 1995, overlapping with Obama’s tenure there.
Chicago Students for Immigration Reform are marching in support of immigrants’ rights, rallying in downtown Chicago Wednesday to kick off a national awareness week that will end with their participation in a national rally on Washington.
Obama’s attempt to engage Republicans has blocked real reform
Recommended shift in detainee policy remains unjust and hypocritical
Obama strays from campaign ideals with decreasing transparency.
The culture of hostility and indifference toward politics is unhealthy.
Recent press has put the University in an embarrassing spotlight.
If you’re looking to build up a neighborly repertoire with the President and his family, you probably should start by moving in next door. But it’ll cost you $1.85 million dollars.
Snowe’s vote for health care bill adds a necessary bipartisan element.
Many sites related back to the University, even though they were miles away. On 1900 Prairie Avenue, Boyer offered an anecdote about how the U of C was “born over on the corner” in the house of Silas Cobb, the first person to contribute $100,000 to the University—and to spur John Rockefeller to match his donation.
Zimmer’s efforts to calm neighborhood tensions deserve recognition.
Peace Prize highlights the gap between Obama’s rhetoric and action.
As if mending bridges across the Midway wasn’t hard enough
The President is playing the political games he was supposed to be above.
The University’s grants, announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama, range from $10,000 to $5.6 million. One hundred researchers were awarded funding based on proposals by individual faculty members. Many of the grants went to projects that aim to create cheaper and more efficient ways to conduct research and investigate health issues.
Hyde Parkers met at the White House when Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a U of C genetics prof.
Sanger: Mismanagement of Iraq kept Bush from “honestly addressing” growing nuclear problem in Iran.
Professor: Obama may consolidate power of black elites, eschewing radical change for other demographics
Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States Tuesday in front of almost two million people, the first African-American to hold the office. Obama, a former lecturer at the Law School, spoke to the largest crowd ever to gather in the capital, calling on Americans to work together to restore the nation’s prosperity.
Three more U of C legal minds are headed to Washington thanks to appointments made by President-elect Barack Obama this week. The list includes former Law School professors Cass Sunstein and Elena Kagan, and Susan Sher, the vice president for legal and government affairs at the U of C medical center.
Chicago Booth economics professor and self-proclaimed “Chicago guy” Austan Goolsbee will be leaving Chicago for Washington, D.C., this January, President-elect Barack Obama announced last week. Goolsbee will request a leave of absence from the Chicago Booth, where he has served since 1995.
In just a few years, Austan Goolsbee has gone from being just another star professor at an institution brimming with them to the next big thing—an economist in a position to help shape public policy from the top down.