March 7, 2014
U of I trustees OK insurance plan to cover gender reassignment surgery for Urbana-Champaign campus (Chicago Tribune)
University of Illinois trustees today approved a student health insurance plan for the Urbana-Champaign campus that will for the first time cover gender reassignment surgery, a benefit they approved for the Chicago campus last year.
U. of C. says it's deferring to Obamas on library (Chicago Tribune)
The University of Chicago has been working behind the scenes to get competing factions to collaborate on a unified bid to build the Obama presidential library in Chicago, but U. of C. officials said Thursday that they won't select a neighborhood for the library — the president and first lady will.
Northwestern alumna gives $8.6 million to school library (Crain's Chicago Business)
Northwestern University has received an $8.6 million gift from the estate of Marie Quinlan to bolster the preservation department of its library.
The gift, announced today, will be used to hire staff, purchase equipment and renovate and expand Northwestern University library's conservation lab.
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