Marina Fang



City Council unanimously approves transfer of parkland for Obama Library

The Foundation postponed the announcement of the final location until after the April 7 Chicago mayoral runoff because it did not want the decision to factor into the race.


March 18, 2015

University announces three new Urban Labs to focus on energy, health, poverty

Three new labs, studying energy, health, and poverty, will join the existing Crime Lab and Urban Education Lab.


March 9, 2015

Obama library decision postponed until after mayoral runoff election

The Obama Foundation does not want the library decision to play a role in the mayoral race.


March 9, 2015

Uncommon Interview: Serial’s Sarah Koenig (A.B. ’90)

Koenig tells the Maroon about her days on campus, what makes a great radio story, and what she thought of the many Serial parodies.


March 2, 2015

Polling firm confirms support for South Side Obama library on parkland

New poll commissioned by the Obama Foundation is consistent with previous polls conducted by the University of Chicago and the Chicago Tribune.


February 27, 2015

Obama library one step closer to South Side with Park Board vote to transfer land to city

Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to transfer parkland to the city in support of the University’s bid


February 11, 2015

University poll shows majority of South Sider support using parkland for Obama Library

Of the 88 respondents who oppose using parkland, 48 percent said that they "would rather have the Obama Presidential Library built in New York or Hawaii" than parkland on the South Side.


February 5, 2015

South Siders on Obama library: "bring it on home"

Obama library meetings draw hundreds.


January 16, 2015

Univ. mobilizes to save Obama library bid

The mayor, several local aldermen, and numerous community groups have thrown support to the bid.


January 9, 2015

Obama library proposal to include partnerships with other schools

Several Chicago-area universities have proposed academic uses for the library, in collaboration with UChicago.


December 9, 2014