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Two Chicago Universities, One Private and One Public, Vie for Obama Library

Sometime soon, probably before the end of March, Obama’s foundation is expected to announce a development partner for the Barack Obama Presidential Center. Two of the finalists, culled from an initial field of 13, are Columbia University, the private Ivy League school in Manhattan where Obama earned a bachelor’s degree, and the University of Hawaii, the public flagship of his native state.

The other finalists are a pair of universities in Chicago that could hardly be more different.