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Chicago State Students Impact Chicago’s Mayoral Race

Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle spoke with Chicago State University (CSU) students about their plans for the city on Friday, March 29, 2019.  During a 60-minute forum each candidate responded to questions prepared by CSU students on education, jobs, economic development, policies and police accountability.  “Hosting the mayoral forum on campus was important to me as the leader of this great institution”, said Z. Scott, President, Chicago State University.  “Civic engagement on campus is vital.  It gives our scholars the ability to impact change and make an informed decision when voting”. 

The forum was sponsored by Chicago State University, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), in which CSU holds the only collegiate chapter in Illinois and WBEZ Chicago.  “To be a part of history in Chicago made me feel like my college experience and education at CSU was well worth it”., said Alex Hall, junior and CSU NCNW member. 

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