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Observer, Winter 2008

Technology TodayTechnology Today

Th e University, with the building of the Integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology complex, has made a commitment to achieving regional prominence and national visibility in science, engineering and technology education.

In Memoriam

University Notes Passing of a Respected Faculty Member and Two Founding Administrators


Randi Ashton-Pritting, director of University libraries, doesn't take no for an answer. When a furniture manufacturer told her it would be impossible to translate her idea—a work space where several students could collaborate, using multiple keyboards hooked up to a single computer screen—into a viable design, she wasn't deterred.

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In the Spotlight

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Seth McClellan ’00 displays the title frame of The New Battle. “In the South,” he explains, “it was obvious what people were fi ghting for. In Chicago it was much more complicated. People were fi ghting institutional racism to open the Chicago housing market.”  Read more