The Chicago Maroon

Timothy Knowles, the outgoing director of the Urban Education Institute, has proposed a new community city college for high-achieving honors students in Chicago. 

The proposed college would be a collaboration with the Obama presidential library and would symbolize President Obama’s mission to increase college completion rates for young people. According to a 2013 e-mail from Knowles, the college would eventually become the “academic crown jewel for the city college system.”