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Plans to expand the University of Chicago's campus are raising questions in surrounding neighborhoods.

Aug. 30, 2011

WBEZ’s Sam Hudzik shares details from Mayor Emanuel’s first public budget hearing. And, politicians and government agencies are no stranger to social media but Eight Forty-Eight asks whether the utilization of such tools is an effective way to keep public officials honest. Then, WBEZ’s Natalie Moore reports on a South Side school hoping to create an Arabic language and culture center. And writer Karen Brenner shares a story of two girls who easily traverse cultural differences to find friendship. The University of Chicago is behind new developments in Hyde Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. But Eight Forty-Eight asks whether universities make good neighbors when it comes to sparking development or boosting the economy in the area.