Representatives from the faculty, student body and administration of Chicago State
University recently attended a hearing of the House Executive Committee in downtown
Chicago to make a pitch for why CSU would be the best home for the Obama Presidential
CSU was represented by Board of Trustees Chairman Anthony Young, Student Government
Association President Dennis Johnson and education professor Deborah Lynch. The committee
was called to hear testimony on legislation that would allocate $100 million to the
eventual sight of the library.
"The legacy of Barack Obama has been and will continue to be one of restoring hope
in America. So we feel it is only fitting that the physical symbol of that legacy,
his Presidential Library, is built in the community where his message of hope first
took shape," Chairman Young said.
View news coverage of the event: CBS Coverage and Chicago Tonight Coverage