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Students Protest School President Choices

Chicago State University officials are in the final stages of choosing a new president for the school, and their two current finalists are meeting with students this week. Students and alumni are protesting both choices, which were culled after an expensive search. One of the picks, Wayne Watson, is accused of trying to bust up union efforts while he was chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago. The second pick, Illinois Department of Human Services secretary Carol Adams, is being criticized for her handling of a 2003 sexual harassment case at the agency. Michael O'Connor, a student at Chicago State and spokesperson for Students for an Ethical Selection of Our President, explains why the group is protesting.

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