Tom Crane grew up a few blocks
south of the Midway in the 1930s,
and the University seemed to exist
in another world.
Tom Crane grew up a few blocks
Don’t let a sniffles pandemic lay you low
6031 South Ellis Avenue; 811 residents
BJ residents convinced President Zimmer to join in the Scav fun and throw a snowball at former President Don Randel.
DuPage County sheriffs are investigating the death of a woman found at the University’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Thursday morning.
Bill Gates had a big question on his mind Tuesday night: Are the world’s brightest minds working on its most important problems?
The men filed a lawsuit against the city last week, claiming they were “brutally” beaten by police, who left them in the restaurant’s parking lot “without providing medical attention despite their obvious need of it.”
Before he was president, before he was provost at Brown University, before any of his administrative work, Robert Zimmer was a powerful mathematician who carved out a complex discipline that now bears his name: the Zimmer Program.
Students will never have voting rights on the Board, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Andrew Alper said, because it would violate the Board’s commitment to objective discussions.
U of C first-year pranks Northwestern–and they prank back
Students have reacted strongly to the arrest, sending dozens of e-mails to various administrators and listhosts to spread awareness. According to Kim Goff-Crews, the Library Department and UCPD are conducting internal reviews of the incident, and a complaint has been filed with the UCPD over the arrest.
Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Zimmer has moved out of the presidential house on 59th Street.
Medical director to consolidate services, move SCC
Ngô Bao Châu’s proof of the famous Langlands lemma earned praise from TIME, which called the achievement one of the top 10 scientific discoveries of 2009.
Applications more than doubled since 2006, setting the University up for its lowest acceptance rate ever.
Ald. Toni Preckwinkle may not have “new and innovative ideas,” the Weekly says, but wins endorsements for her “tough-as-nails” personality.
Klara Jelinkova, who will start at the U of C March 1, is currently an information technology administrator at Duke University.
When former Hyde Park alderman Leon Despres died last year, he left behind over 1,500 books that showcase his intellectual breadth. Books on French literature, Chicago history, civil rights, legal history, and union activism follow his interests through the years, evidence of a life dedicated to Hyde Park and the University of Chicago.
President Robert Zimmer is almost a million dollar man.
Several students said they were offended and belittled by the e-mail, and that the e-mail singled out protesters in an unnecessarily public message.
An Uptown man was arrested Friday for breaking into a U of C undergraduate’s home last October and attempting to remove the sleeping woman’s underwear, according to police.
As if mending bridges across the Midway wasn’t hard enough
George E. Smith’s invention is used in digital cameras, telescopes and medical devices
With one third-year seat and three fourth-year seats vacant, College Council is casting a wide net for student representatives this week
Fifty or so students and bargain-hunters were allowed back into the Shoreland one last time Saturday afternoon to take whatever they could haul out of the former dorm, in preparation for MAC Property Management’s disposal of most of the historic hotel’s furniture.
Tucker Max is upfront about why he made “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell,” which he co-wrote and produced: He’s a narcissist on a power trip.
Schill has plans to grow the Law School’s faculty and usher in a new legal movement.
Current VP for student life to change positions in the new year.
Some community members protested the changing of the guards.
After months of criticism over his policy toward underinsured patients, Madara calls it quits.
Three new staff will be hired, but combined leadership of clinic and counseling resources will have to wait.
Obama officials said the U of C’s research in improving urban health care and education was a model for schools across the country.
Sonia Sotomayor will likely be the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, garnering the nod over Law School Professor Diane Wood.
Law School Professor Diane Wood was the first to be interviewed for the open Supreme Court seat.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to students, faculty, and staff in the Law School’s auditorium as part of a two-day conference on Shakespeare and the Law, with law professor Martha Nussbaum, appellate judge Richard Posner, and English professor Richard Strier.
The University’s free speech policies were criticized last Tuesday by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), who claim that the U of C has not carried through with its promised commitment to open student discourse.
Admission Office admins get to the bottom of this year’s list.
Scav Hunt takes on Gossip Girl
Scav’s road trip is about to begin
Zimmer, and nine other university presidents, respond to their own essay questions
U of C prof Lawrence Rothfield inaugurates a New Yorker series
A small fire broke out on the roof of the still-under-construction South Campus dorm Saturday afternoon. The Chicago Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire quickly.
News editor Michael Lipkin explores the recent swine flu infections on campus.
Over 200 family and friends gathered at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel Saturday to commemorate second-year Emma Stanger, who died in a car crash last quarter.
Positioning themselves as this year’s most pragmatic slate, YouChicago promises to follow through with seemingly small platform ideas to improve student life on campus.
Next year’s new unlimited residential meal plan will cost $4,560, the office of undergraduate student housing announced Monday.
Upperclass College Council races uncontested, while first-year race predictably crowded
“As an admissions office, you should never go to work at a school that you don’t have respect for and want to represent,” Nondorf said. “Very quickly you are able to articulate and even brag about what an amazing place it is.”
Vice President for Campus Life Kimberly Goff-Crews presented her department’s tentative budget cuts at a student forum Tuesday, proposing decreased funding for campus building maintenance, eliminating underutilized programs, cutting student jobs and most controversially, closing Reynolds Club on Sundays, a position she backed away from following student criticism.
Wright returned to Hyde Park decrying America’s ignorance of minority cultures and religions, often returning to the good Samaritan parable’s message–love thy neighbor.
Voices talks to the man behind First Aid Comics about how to get your funnybook fix in Hyde Park.
There are several types of singles—some almost as large as a Max Palevsky double’s bedroom, others with entire walls of glass overlooking a courtyard still piled high with tons of steel beams.
Folk musicians from across the country converge on Mandell Hall to celebrate American root music.
The future of the new #173 route, proposed by third-year College Council (CC) representative Jarrod Wolf in consultation with the Transportation and Parking Office Director Brian Shaw, will not be decided until at least May and could be postponed indefinitely due to the project’s unexpectedly large costs, Shaw said.
Falling endowment prompts accelerated restructuring, may lead to hundreds of job cuts
The head of the newly-created department will will coordinate police and transportation services.
President Robert Zimmer and Provost Thomas Rosenbaum have asked deans and University officers to develop scenarios that decrease spending in their departments by up to nine percent in response to the recent economic downturn.
The College received 15 percent fewer early applications than it did during last year’s record-high, according to admissions office figures. Admissions officials attributed the decline to several factors, including the current fiscal crisis and the College’s increased selectivity, a potential deterrent to “casual applicants.”
The University’s recent investment in Washington Park, and the community’s tense reaction, raise an important question: Just how much land does the University own?
Philosophy professor Ted Cohen presided over Tuesday’s 62nd—or was it 63rd?—annual Latke-Hamentash debate in Mandel Hall, a venerable U of C tradition which is known for bringing together professors from across disciplines to advocate for their favorite Jewish holiday foods.
Former colleagues and students reflect on implications of Obama presidency – including Douglas Baird, Richard Epstein, Saul Levmore, Geoffrey Stone, Dennis Hutchinson, and Austan Goolsbee
The Milton Friedman Institute’s name has been reconfigured as the Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, according to Provost Thomas Rosenbaum, due in part to faculty opposition to the legacy of the Institute’s namesake at this month’s Faculty Senate meeting.
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill that would force colleges to implement network-wide deterrents to online piracy and offer all students legal download alternatives to copyright infringement.
Due to structural deficiencies in one of its apartment buildings, the University has ordered all residents to vacate by Jan. 4.
More Information, which like Expertise is a dry-witted spoof of the almanac genre, is less a sequel than a direct continuation of its predecessor.
Indie-rock band the Decemberists will give the U of C’s fall concert another try after canceling days before the show last year.
Rules of procedure for Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, the first substantive meeting in 24 years, were abruptly altered, decreasing the time allotted to discuss the gathering’s main agenda item.
Woman attacked as she was entering her apartment building around 10 p.m.
A University employee was violently assaulted Wednesday evening during an attempted robbery, according to police reports.
The University’s Pritzker School of Medicine is now affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystems, creating opportunities for a substantial number of medical students to train outside of Hyde Park beginning next summer, according to University officials.
The life and times of the U of C
Goldman, a philosophy major and music minor from Poquoson, VA, was remembered Sunday as a gifted musical composer whose passion and ability extended across musical genres and instruments.
Zimmer proposed the meeting after several faculty members circulated a petition protesting the soon-to-be launched Institute, taking issue with a perceived conservative agenda and disciplinary narrowness.
More than 100 faculty members sent a letter to President Robert Zimmer outlining concerns over the research institute’s potential for ideological biases.
The University’s holdings in Darfur during last year’s investment controversy were minimal and may no longer exist, according to University President Robert Zimmer.
As the University’s endowment has reached record levels of growth, it has come under increased scrutiny from all directions. In Washington, the Senate has considered placing caps on endowment spending for the richest institutions, while closer to home, graduate students on campus have called for more endowment dollars to be spent on their financial aid. What is an endowment, and how does it work?