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@seeker You can now add hierarchies as a relationship category. We will be posting on the change soon.

Thunderbird School of Global ManagementArizona State University "Arizona State University has reached a deal to take over the Thunderbird School of Global Management, ending the business school’s quest to shore up its finances by attracting a buyer, The Wall Street Journal reports. Arizona State will pay off roughly $22-million of Thunderbird’s debts, and the business school will keep most of its faculty and staff.

Thunderbird reached a deal last year to be taken over by the for-profit company Laureate Education Inc., but alumni protested and the school’s accreditor nixed the deal in March. Arizona State was one of the institutions in talks to take over Thunderbird before it decided on Laureate.

As part of the deal, Thunderbird will stop offering master’s degrees in business administration and instead focus on its master’s program in global management. The Arizona Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditor, have both approved the deal."
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/arizona-state-u-will-ta...

Walid Abu-Ghazaleh Used to be with Van Wagner (http://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/city/depts/dps/PreBids/2...) now running Project Outdoor http://www.projectoutdoor.com/

self-described "career billboard guy"

What happened to the "Hierarchy" option?

Kevin Yoder is reportedly responsible for slipping the provision drafted by Citigroup lobbyists into the Dec. 2014 Cromnibus: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/15/kevin-yoder-wall... Notably in 2012 Yoder was the subject of an FBI probe for skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee while on "fact-finding congressional trip" to Israel: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79865.html

Donald Siegel was a featured speaker on "Shale Country," a project of the Aubrey McClendon's American Clean Skies Foundation.

Terry Engelder, Gary M Hanson, and Joseph Martin appeared in the move Truthland (an industry response to Gasland) as technical experts.

Michele Dunne A prominent American scholar and ex-diplomat critical of the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been barred from entering Egypt, in what appears to mark a new escalation of the government’s clampdown on dissent. The incident appears to be the first time in decades that Egypt has turned away a Western scholar.

Some Egyptian scholars with international reputations and credentials have also faced restrictions after criticizing the military takeover.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/14/world/middleeast/egypt-...

Rudin Management Company Inc

Rudin purchased St. Vincent's Hospital in bankruptcy and converted the hospital complex into a $1 billion luxury condominium and townhouse complex. Lobbyists, who helped Rudin win permit approval for the luxury condo conversion, included : Capalino + Company and .Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen LLP.

@c99x though maybe you already covered it here? Fund for Public Schools, Inc.

@c99x thought you'd be interested in this relationship http://littlesis.org/relationship/view/id/868828

Steven A Cohen
This guy bought my artwork and then sold it at auction shortly after, total tool

Ann S Jhin honored by Richard Mell in City Council for her contributions to humanity. https://chicago.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=12...

Monterrey Security Consulants Inc
"With a portfolio of premier sports and entertainment contracts in metro Chicago—venues include Toyota Park, UIC Pavilion, Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo and events such as the Chicago Marathon and Lollapalooza—the company has increased its full-time staff to 250, with about 1,000 contract employees, and almost doubled annual revenue since 2008 to $15 million. Its newest client: the University of Notre Dame.[...]
n carving out a niche in Chicago, Monterrey weathered a bumpy first few years marred by licensing infractions, probation and allegations that it was unethically landing city government contracts through the political connections of its previous co-owner, Santiago Solis, whom Mr. Gaytan bought out in 2007." http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130907/ISSUE01/3...

Take Back Chicago

Non-Chicagoans Laura E Arnold Berle Blitstein David Bunning John Canning Jr Craig J Duchossois Paul J. Finnegan Mark T Gallogly James Gray as well as Chicagoans like Kenneth Griffin and Timothy S Mullen who chose to send their children to private school are funding the Chicago Forward PAC to elect "leaders who support these initiatives and policies that put children first. Our elected officials should demand that every family have access to a wide range of school choices, including high-quality neighborhood, charter, IB, STEM and Selective Enrollment schools. They must also reject calls from special interests for an elected school board, which would only further inject politics into our public schools and put their interests before those of our students."