24 projects receiving funding from the Uncommon Fund were announced last Sunday night.
Uncommon Fund board should better publicize voting period to maximize valuable student input.
The Uncommon Fund Board addresses concerns expressed in “Two thumbs down.”
The University’s first Quidditch season will begin this spring.
Changes to the Uncommon Fund application and selection process are well-intentioned but inadequate.
Students will play a larger role in determining which projects receive funding.
Student Government is in the process of accepting applications for three advisory committees—Transportation and Security Advisory Board (TSAB), Student Health and Wellness Advisory Board (SHAB), and Campus Dining Advisory Board (CDAB)—as well as the board that distributes Uncommon Fund grants….
In response to “Where the Fund goes to die” (October 24).
With almost twice as much money, the Uncommon Fund board should take steps to ensure neutrality.
A $25,000 contribution from the Office of the Dean of the College and an additional $10,000 from the Student Activity Fund have boosted the Uncommon Fund to $75,000—the highest ever in its six-year existence and a 47 percent increase from 2010.
SG Vice President for Administration Forrest Scofield has secured $25,000 from Dean of the College John Boyer’s office to increase the Uncommon Fund, the SG slate announced at tonight’s College Council meeting. The fund, which awards competitive grants to students…
Second-year Estlin Usher pours his creation “The Molly Bloom” at the first UChicago Barista Championship held Thursday evening at Z&H MarketCafe. Usher, who works at Hallowed Grounds, took the competition.
The Uncommon Fund board announced last night the 25 grant-winning proposals. The biggest winner: Oscillation, which received $7,400–twice as much as any other project.
Despite board member involvement in project proposals, Uncommmon Fund board defends the fairness of its selection process.
The Uncommon Fund board notified only 35 out of 146 applicants yesterday that their proposals moved on to the second round.
The Uncommon Fund Committee chose 13 projects from 54 submissions, ranging from new board games in Ex Libris to plans for public art installations on campus.
Past grants have helped bring back the Lascivious Ball as well as “the shanty,” a recreation of the first building on campus.
“Implicit in [all of this] is a criticism of academic writing in general,” co-editor Jonny Thakkar said. “Academia can be so divorced from everyday life.”
What do a shanty on the Midway, a radio telescope and a GBLTQ conference have in common? For one thing, they’re Uncommon.
A presentation on how to survive zombie attacks, a naked Halloween party, and a new student-run emergency response unit are among the student proposals that received grants from the UnCommon Fund, a program designed to distribute grant money to fund…
Student Government (S.G.) has been fervently soliciting proposals this week for the Uncommon Fund, a $60,000 pool drawn from the student activities fee and the ORCSA budget that is aimed at funding innovative projects by individuals or campus groups. The…
Giving the same thing a different name doesn’t make it better; it just makes it easier to forget how bad it was in the first place. In an attempt to make us all forget what a flop last year’s New…