Third-year Gabrielle Newell was awarded one of the 62 Truman Scholarships for undergraduates seeking careers in public service.
After election season, Institute of Politics should broaden focus to include local and global politics.
Two University medical students are among 250 to receive fellowships for working on community health projects.
New Institute of Politics provides welcome public service opportunities but should avoid partisanship.
Almost 100 law students pledged 50 hours of public legal service last month as part of a training program for jobs in the government and non-profit sectors.
Although Harvard and Tufts probably see their programs as leveling the playing field for those interested in public service careers, such incentives actually make an implicit value judgment about the career choices of their graduates—something the U of C should steer clear from.