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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Skokie in the NYT!

Admittedly, a passing mention in an otherwise uninteresting article, but I'll take what I can get:
The Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, president of Loyola University, a Jesuit university in Chicago, said of Mr. Patel’s group: “They don’t have the knowledge base or experience in theology, but they have provided the data on where our kids are. The world we grew up in was all Irish, Italian and German. Now it’s Vietnamese, and Poles and Jewish kids from Skokie. We are not automatically able to reflect on their reality.”

2 comments:

mgc1237 said...

It has reached a point that whenever I ask my Muslim students where they will matriculate, I just ask, "Loyola or DePaul?" With the exception of the occasional answer of "Oakton," virtually all of them attend one of those two universities.

Miss Self-Important said...

Yeah, but don't virtually all your students in general matriculate there, too? The immigrants stay local to save money (and not get knocked up!) by living at home, while the native-born make their parents pay out-of-state tuition for such beacons of scholarly seriousness as MSU and Iowa?