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University Ties

The University of Chicago and its medical center, two of the most prestigious institutions in the Midwest, have employed both Barack and Michelle Obama and have been a bastion of political support for the couple. Since 1992, 85 percent of the $922,367 in political contributions from university employees has gone to Democrats, including $373,000 to Barack Obama's campaigns over the past nine years. The university's leadership includes a number of the couple' closest friends and financial backers.


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Article | A few years ago, executives at the prestigious University of Chicago Medical Center were concerned that an increasing number of patients were arriving at their emergency room with what the executives considered to be non-urgent complaints. The visits were costly to the hospital, and many of the...

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