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Loyola University Chicago Mourns the Death of Ed Marciniak
CHICAGO, May 27, 2004 The Loyola University Chicago community mourns the death of Ed Marciniak, former director Loyola’s Institute of Urban Life and adjunct professor at Loyola, and wishes to express its sympathies to his family and the host of people he fought for over 60 years of his life. Dr. Marciniak died of pneumonia Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 86. A professor of sociology, labor economics, and the city of Chicago’s first course in race relations in the 1940s, Dr. Marciniak was a leading voice for civil rights and social justice, and he embodied the very spirit of the Jesuit mission to serve others. He was indeed an extraordinary man, having fought for the rights of workers and the poor either as a labor activist in his youth or as a journalist for a labor magazine he started or as executive director of the Chicago Commission on Human Rights, where he worked to improve race relations and promote integration. He was indeed the very example Loyola University Chicago teaches its students to be, and we will miss him.
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Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.