Coming home?

Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson, Major League Baseball player, UIC graduate and donor. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services

“I had a chance to go to a Bulls, a Bears, a Blackhawks game, a UIC basketball game, and at all those different games I got a chance to attend, a number of people across the board say, ‘Come back home to the Cubs’ or ‘Come back home to the White Sox.’ It’s been split among my friends.”

Curtis Granderson, Major League Baseball player, UIC graduate and donor, on his future plans after turning down a New York Yankees contract to become a free agent, Nov. 15 Northwest Indiana Times

 

“Geographically and intellectually, we are a great fit for this library.”

Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares on UIC’s bid to house President Obama’s presidential library and museum, Nov. 22 Chicago Sun-Times

 

“People of that day had the same reaction to Lincoln’s death, as far as I can tell, as they did to JFK’s assassination.”

Dick Simpson, professor of political science, on the place that the assassination of John F. Kennedy has in U.S. history, Nov. 20 Peoria Journal-Star