President Maimon Accepts Mayor Emmanuel’s Challenge to Support Star Scholars
GSU was the first university to respond to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recent challenge to join the University of Illinois Chicago in developing an alliance with Chicago City Colleges’ Star Scholarship students. In a Letter to the Editor of the Chicago Tribune, President Maimon accepted the mayor’s challenge and announced that GSU has already initiated talks with CCC to provide a special opportunity to the Star Scholars. The scholars are graduates of more than 100 Chicago public high schools. They earned scholarships to attend CCC for free because of excellent grades and demonstrated ability in college-level math and English courses. Since President Maimon’s September 1 letter, five other area universities have joined GSU to support the Star Scholars.