Alex Ward



Obama Foundation Announces Library Branch, Community Commitments, and Design Changes for Presidential Library

A seven year rent-free lease is included for the Chicago Public Library branch, and provisions for it to be placed next to a planned "Obama Reading Room."


May 7, 2018

Amanda Woodward Appointed Dean of the Division of Social Sciences

Woodward had been acting as interim dean of the Division of the Social Sciences since July 2017.


April 26, 2018

Faculty Deliver Letter in Support of GSU

The letter accuses the university of presenting GSU's decision to withdraw its certificate of representation without context and of cynically allying itself with the Trump administration.


February 26, 2018

New Faculty Letter Supports Obama Library in Jackson Park

The letter comes after another group of faculty called for the Library to be moved last month.


February 9, 2018

Reparations and CBA Organizers Hold Teach-in

Speakers connected the push for a CBA with demands for reparations from the University for benefiting from slavery.


February 8, 2018

Obama Foundation Unveils New Layout for Presidential Center

The new plan reflects criticisms by South Side residents and national concerns about Jackson Park's possible disruption.


January 11, 2018

Obama Center Parking Garage Plans Change

Foundation shifts from two-story, aboveground garage on the Midway to an underground garage in Jackson Park.


January 9, 2018

Hyde Park Restaurant Directory

A complete listing of the restaurants in Hyde Park.


November 27, 2017

South Siders Protest Outside Obama Presidential Center

More than 100 marchers walked from Hyde Park Academy High School to the OPC's planned site in Jackson Park, temporarily blocking Cornell Drive.


November 9, 2017

Obama Presidential Center Architect Announces Possible Parking Garage Move

Current plans for the Center have the parking garage located on a city-owned patch of land at the end of the Midway, along Stony Island Avenue between East 59th and East 60th Streets, east of the Metra tracks.


November 2, 2017