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Obama talks civic engagement, community service in speech

Obama talks civic engagement, community service in speech

Rachel Hinton

April 25, 2017


Filed under News

President Obama returned to public life yesterday with a talk at the University of Chicago, where he passed the political baton to young leaders, encouraging them to be active in their communities and to not be afraid to listen to viewpoints across the aisle. The event was as low key as the return of a ...

A reflection of the Obama legacy, as we look towards the future

A reflection of the Obama legacy, as we look towards the future

Brenden Moore

January 16, 2017


Filed under Focus, News, Politics

When Barack Obama celebrated his victory in the 2008 presidential race, he told a war-weary and economically shaken nation that “change has come to America.” Read More »...

Reflections on covering Obama, his connection to Chicago with former DePaulia editor Courtney Jacquin

Reflections on covering Obama, his connection to Chicago with former DePaulia editor Courtney Jacquin

Brenden Moore

January 12, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Tuesday night, I was one of seemingly a gazillion reporters sent to cover President Barack Obama’s swan song at McCormick Place. While there, a few thoughts popped into my mind: How Obama’s farewell compared to his other Chicago celebrations, his relationship with Chicago and how he shaped our politi...

Obama’s potential clemency push: A temporary solution for a long-term issue

Obama’s potential clemency push: A temporary solution for a long-term issue

Danielle Harris

July 9, 2015


Filed under Opinions

President Obama promised to use clemency power “more aggressively” during the remainder of his time in office, and will likely make true on that promise within the next few weeks. The president is expected to issue orders releasing dozens of nonviolent drug offenders from federal prison by the end of the month. If he does so, he will commute more sentences than...

Chicago gets Obama library

Brenden Moore

May 10, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum is coming to sweet home Chicago after all, aided by the transfer of parkland on proposed sites to the city as well as legislation to make potential legal action against the project difficult. Read More »...

The forbidden land: Cuba re-opening

The forbidden land: Cuba re-opening

Kevin Gross

April 19, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

Antonio Morales-Pita, a DePaul economics professor and former economic policy consultant in Cuba, remembers his decision to leave the country. Read More »...

President Obama’s State of the Union: Continuing a vision

President Obama’s State of the Union: Continuing a vision

Brendan Pedersen

January 21, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed his State of the Union toward an entirely GOP-controlled Congress for the first time. Read More »...

Field of dreams: Chicago scrambles to rescue troubled Obama Library bids

Field of dreams: Chicago scrambles to rescue troubled Obama Library bids

Brenden Moore

January 18, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

City scrambles to rescue troubled Obama Library bids that could bring hope and change to blighted Chicago neighborhoods Read More »...

‘Two years free’: Economic ramifications of Obama’s community college tuition proposal

‘Two years free’: Economic ramifications of Obama’s community college tuition proposal

Kevin Gross

January 18, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

High schoolers, adult learners and school administrators sighed in relief as the Obama administration proposed a plan on Jan. 8 to make two-year community colleges free for many Americans. Read More »...

President Obama gives it the good ol’ college try

President Obama gives it the good ol’ college try

Danielle Harris

January 18, 2015


Filed under Opinions

President Barack Obama recently unveiled a long overdue plan to provide a free college education to qualified students. The plan, entitled America’s College Promise, pledges to cover tuition costs for those who have a C plus average, attend school at least part time and are working towards credit transferable to a four-yea...

AP: Obama announces re-establishment of relations with Cuba

AP: Obama announces re-establishment of relations with Cuba

The Associated Press

December 17, 2014


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift that aims to bring an end to a h...

AP: Chicago-area universities help with Obama library bid

AP: Chicago-area universities help with Obama library bid

The Associated Press

December 9, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

CHICAGO (AP) — Several Chicago-area universities are joining forces to help persuade President Barack Obama to build his library at the University of Chicago and not in New York, Honolulu or across the city at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Read More »...

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