The University of Illinois at Chicago spent $1 million on a house for Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares when she took office five years ago. The idea was that the house would then be used for events that would support the university. But The Chicago Tribune reported that in the last four years, only 11 events have been held there. The article raises questions about why so much money was spent on a facility used for its stated purpose so rarely.
University officials defended the limited use of the house, saying that it is relatively small (4,600 square feet) and lacks street parking, making it a problematic location for many events. But Robert Easter, president of the university system, called for a committee to "make recommendations on the best use" of the house.
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