You've probably never heard of Derek Douglas but in Chicago, he is redefining how the city's most powerful university engages with the communities around it. In 2012, Douglas was plucked from Capitol Hill, where he was advising Obama on urban policy, to be the university’s second vice president of civic engagement and oversee its then-four-year-old Office of Civic Engagement. The progressive-minded young lawyer had, not unlike Obama, quickly climbed the political ranks to reach the White House before hitting middle age. Read More