Grey City chases The Maroon Rabbit, part of the transmedia game “The Project”, through magical portals, chilling initiations, and a cathartic finale this spring quarter.
The identities behind campus foodie culture: From Robert Lipman and The Hearth to underground apartment dinners and UChicago marketing strategies.
We go inside the Humanities Division, the history of the Common Core, the Graduate Aid Initiative, and double majors to understand why the Humanities will always have a strong home at the University of Chicago.
The current Henderson House president excavates a Pierce history as residents past and present prepare for the tower’s demolition, scheduled for summer 2013.
Campus conservatives weigh in on social stigmas, the Institute of Politics, and speaking out as College Republicans.
Nondorf says that he is no longer asked whether UChicago is “where fun goes to die.”
Lifting the lid on the growing UChicago start up community up against stacked odds.
The University, its real estate, and a vision for Hyde Park retail.
Reflections on landing a mugger in prison.
Donald Liu drowned last August after saving two children swept out into Lake Michigan. He was survived by a wife, three children, countless patients, and the next generation of pediatric surgeons at Comer’s Children’s Hospital.
Grey City sat down with five new faculty members appointed within the last year and half: Kenneth Pomeranz (history), Amie Wilkinson (mathematics), Patrick Jagoda (English), Nicolas Brunel (statistics and neurobiology), and Paul Nealey (the new Institute for Molecular Engineering). You might not know their names yet. But you may well soon.
The Committee on Social Thought is one of UChicago’s signature programs. Its members you’ve probably read in your Core classes. Its students have likely been your professors. But it’s as hard to define as it is prestigious.
The University’s Office of Sustainability was created in 2008. Since then, its staff have been fixing up the Quads’ oldest buildings, tracking greenhouse emissions, and changing lightbulbs all over campus. But how does it pick its projects—and how can we tell they’re doing any good?
“The idea is basically to use quantitative tools from applied mathematics, statistics, and physics to try to understand how the brain works.”
“And then you get here and realize it may be one of the biggest initiatives the University has taken in maybe 50 or 80 years, and you go, ‘OK. This is serious.’”
“Can a video game be as good as a novel in the ways that a novel is as good? No, of course not. But videogames can do things that other forms can’t.”
“In the back of my mind I thought if I don’t get a job I could go work on Wall Street. A lot of people I know did that and got very rich and created the mess we had.”
“There’s something heroic and gigantic about that age, but it’s heroic because it’s so terrifying.”
Chicago’s longest-serving mayor needs little introduction. But what is he doing now?
How Administration exerts influence on the hill.
The last protests of the “99 percent” have died down. What now?
Corporate culture is warming up to the LGBTQ community. Is Booth keeping up with the times?
It just might be the Core’s most troublesome class. Is anyone to blame?
The head of the University’s private police force talks about how U of C crime differs from other places and what it’s like to be in charge of the safety of others.
Investigating the ongoing protests for an adult level-one trauma center on the South Side.
Marijuana arrests pressure racial tensions and city budget.
“There are no firm records, it may surprise you, on the history of the Department.”
Fourth-year Crystal Tsoi shares the story of her arrest and trial.
“To get people upset, I like to say there’s an optimal amount of crime.”
Harold’s Chicken Shack first opened on June 22, 1950, the brainchild of a black southerner named Harold Pierce.
Chicagoans have been pushing for years for a vibrant food truck community similar to those in New York and L.A.
The founder of the Homemaking Skills Institute talks origins, her partnership with the Pritzker School, and favorite recipes.
Without profit in mind, these eateries are often the cheapest places to grab a bite to eat on campus.
Let Grey City, the Maroon’s quarterly magazine, take you back to the glory days of Hyde Park night life. Although Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap is still around, gone are the days of Saul Bellow and Dylan Thomas raising their glasses there, and 50 years have passed since Second City—and improv comedy itself—was founded in the bar’s back room.
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel entered talks with the University on Hyde Park development and city permits, what emerged was the Memorandum of Understanding: a nine-page document that outlines a collaboration between the city and the University on $1.7 billion worth of capital projects. But despite its heft, the MOU is already encountering rough scrutiny from the community.
Standing like an obelisk just south of the Midway, the Logan Arts Center is receiving finishing touches before its opening in the spring. Although administrators say that the building will be a—not the—center for arts on campus, the resources it provides are bound to make it dwarf any other creative space at the U of C.
The Harper Court development promises some additions that would be normal for any college area—a movie theater, hotel, and 24-hour diner, just to name a few. But what’s unique about the project isn’t just that it centralizes all of these necessities; it’s bringing them all to Hyde Park for the first time.
University Architect Steve Wiesenthal gives his say on the U of C’s Neo-Gothic foundations and his vision for its state of the art future.
From documents like Chicago’s “3 Simple Steps to Obtain a Business License” (which actually lists 10 not-so-simple steps) to maneuvering through eight different city, state, and federal agencies, Grey City traces the paths of several successful small businesses in Hyde Park.
The odd saga of UChicago Hookups
Basketball and Philosophy with Chicago Basketball League commissioner Taotao Zhang
Director Pier Oddone on life after the Tevatron.
On the corner of the campus, a school for special-needs students reaches a turning point in its history.
How do you get started? Just print out this page, cut him out (be careful!), and then the fun begins!
SG and the administration want to make open forums more relevant. But can they revolutionize the way students get involved with their school?
SG President. Truman Scholar. Gates Scholar. Marathon runner. Boxer. Entrepreneur. Community servant. Greg Nance is a man on a mission.
A photographic overview of Hyde Park history.
A Q&A with associate professor of psychology Sian Beilock, who researches the science of choking and staying cool under pressure.
My daddy is a jazzman. But only on Wednesdays.
A group of faculty fear there is a new, structural hunger for money that seems to leave their interests by the wayside.