Monday, March 21, 2011

Well, we slept on this story from Chicago State University

Bouncing off of Worlee's post at Concerned Citizen's of Chatham where he wishes to see Chicago State reach out to the community more, our current freshman Republican Senator Mark Kirk.

In January, sometime before President Obama's "State of the Union" speech, Sen. Kirk had visited the campus of Chicago State. The purpose was that Kirk was going to host interns from Chicago State in his office through a Minority Internship Program.

As a result of this visit to the school, Sen. Kirk invited the University's President, Wayne Watson, to the "State of the Union" speech according to this story from the Ward Room.

You can also read this press release from Kirk's official website which talks about Watson joining him at January's "State of the Union" speech and the internship program.

Let's hope that Chicago State continues to not only reach out to our elected officials to allow their students to start their careers in politics or public service. Hopefully they will also recognize that there is a community surrounding their university as well.

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