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Week of March 24, 2003

 

Commencement Speaker


I am pleased to announce that Barack Obama will be this yearís Commencement speaker. Barack Obama, D-Chicago, is the Illinois State Senator for the 13th District, representing areas of Chicagoís South Side. Obama impressed the speakerís committee and the SBA with his energy, commitment to public service, and vision. Senator Obama earned his B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University in 1983, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1991, graduating magna cum laude. While at Harvard, Obama served as the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, and perhaps just as importantly, Obama had the distinction of working with Professor Mark Rosen on the review! Elected in 1996 to the Illinois State Senate, Obama is now serving his third term -- his legislative focus includes campaign finance and ethics reform, job training and workforce preparation, public school funding and accountability, welfare reform, tax accountability and fairness, economic development and technology access, and juvenile justice issues. Obama received the 1995 Legal Eagle Award from IVI-IPO for his work in bringing Illinois into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act. Obama was also the recipient of the Monarch Award for Outstanding Public Service in 1994. Senator Obama serves on a number of civic and philanthropic organizations such as the Joyce Foundation, the Woods Fund of Chicago, and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. In 1995, Times Books published his memoir, Dreams From My Father.

Dean Harold J. Krent


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Week of February 17, 2003

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Week of February 3, 2003

  • Professionalism Day

Week of January 27, 2003

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Week of October 21, 2002

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