Executive Director Robin Redmond published an Op-Ed to the Chicago Sun-Times after Maryland passed a law banning scholarship displacement by public universities.
“Some displacement defenders say they need to recapture financial aid resources to disburse it to other students with financial need,” says Redmond. “But the logic here is off and is exactly the opposite of how the real world we are preparing these young people for works.”
Scholarship displacement has been a reoccurring issue for scholars since the 1980s and most likely before.
On February 19, 2015, President Barack Obama travelled to Chicago to designate the community of Pullman as a national monument.
In light of this exciting news, George Pullman and the community of Pullman are in the spotlight, prompting us to reflect on the Foundation’s connection to this historic event.
We are excited to share this opinion piece with you. It will be featured in Thursday’s Chicago Sun-Times and speaks to George Pullman’s most significant legacy, the nearly 13,000 Pullman Scholars who are living testaments to his bold vision.