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.
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.
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 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?
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.
Harold’s Chicken Shack first opened on June 22, 1950, the brainchild of a black southerner named Harold Pierce.
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.
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.
Tom Crane grew up a few blocks
south of the Midway in the 1930s,
and the University seemed to exist
in another world.
In 1946, before William Heirens had turned 18, he’d already skipped his senior year of high school, gained admission to the University of Chicago, been elected vice president of the University’s Calvert Club, burglarized dozens of apartments, and gained national notoriety for committing one of the most gruesome killing sprees in Chicago history.
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.
A personal essay about the rise of JaQman Entertainment from the memory of Fro2000.
Seasoned U of C students know that nearly all the buildings on the quad are connected to each other—Cobb and Gates-Blake, for example. But it’s a well-kept secret that the entire University is connected underground by miles of steam tunnels.
Grey City Fiction — a short story
And how to [try to] stop them
A top administrator brings her own approach to changing student life
After earning their degree, the class of 2009 enters the worst job market in recent memory
Professor Ted Cohen feigned exasperation at the Humanities Festival for belittling the November tradition by implying it is humorous; the festival’s theme this year is humor, which Cohen summed up as, “God made us die; laugh.”
Two men approached two University students entering an apartment building on South Kenwood Avenue and demanded their possessions at gunpoint. The two victims surrendered their cell phones, credit cards, and wallets. Both suspects were described as black, 18-20 years old, and about 5 foot 7 inches. One of the suspects wore a black hooded sweatshirt; the other wore a red hooded sweatshirt.
After 20 years with the UCPD, Rudy Nimocks hangs up his badge.
An academic scandal erupted in early March, and professor Norman Golb found himself at its center. As newspapers rapidly seized on the tale, a narrative emerged about Golb’s son Raphael, 49, who allegedly used false e-mail accounts to impersonate and undermine his father’s scholarly critics. Arrested in New York City, Raphael, with his family’s support, denies the charges. But the scandal overlays an already contentious debate about the Dead Sea Scrolls, adding another argument where many say the evidence disfavors Norman Golb.
Ann Marie Lipinski takes charge of the U of C’s plan to engage with the surrounding community.
In a 1982 column, former Maroon editor (and current New York Times columnist) David Brooks envisioned a life without Pac-Man, the Brady Bunch, and freedom of movement.
Over the course of the first year in TFA, through early mornings and frustrating days, with a few bright moments and positive encounters, one U of C grad would stick with the program’s mission despite considerable challenges. The other would quit.
For nearly half a century, Constantinos “Gus” Lukis has been waking up before dawn to fix Hyde Park’s broken soles and rundown heels.