Brooks talks about his best campus memories, his relationship with President Obama, and Harold’s Chicken Shack.
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The president of the Organization of Black Students sat down with the Maroon to talk about campus race relations, why UChicago needs to work on increasing diversity, and what’s wrong with the phrase “politically correct.”
Carol Browner, Obama’s former Climate Czar, shared her insights on how climate legislation failed in Congress in 2010, what to expect from Obama’s second term, and why it’s so hard to get people serious about climate change.
Hart discusses national security in the wake of the Boston Marathon attack, his views on future cuts to military spending, and what it’s like to run for President.
Future Senior Washington Correspondent at ABC News, Jeff Zeleny, discusses his career path.
After moderating the IOP panel on the 2012 Obama campaign, the magazine’s Washington correspondent spoke to the Maroon about long-form journalism, presidential media coverage, and a journalist’s duty to the public.
Graduate student and trauma care activist Toussaint Losier talks about his arrest, the future of the trauma center campaign, and the chance encounter that led to a private meeting with President Zimmer.
President Obama’s former Senior Advisor talks about privacy in politics, how his college classes informed his career, and his old boss.
Harvey Mansfield discusses the Core, the relevance of ancient Greeks and Romans, and the risk of David Axelrod’s influence with the Maroon.
The philanthropist talks of his college experience, his father’s legacy, and his collection of bowties.
From on-campus activism to campaign strategizing, fourth-year Charles Vidal has earned his place as one of the most active young conservatives in the state.
The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist sat down with the Maroon to discuss his career after revealing his status as an undocumented immigrant.
After studying sculpture at the U of C, John Kuhns has moved on to investment banking in alternative energy, and now novel-writing.
The Maroon sat down with Booker before the lecture to discuss universities, student activism, and the significance of local government.
The MAROON spoke with Goolsbee about his work in Washington, D.C., President Obama’s decision-making style, and how U of C students are about as stressed as White House staffers.
The Maroon sat down with Pulitzer Prize-winning outgoing faculty member Ann Marie Lipinski.
Showalter, organizer of next year’s Jersey Shore conference, talks about his big plan to bring Seaside Heights to Hyde Park.
The Maroon spoke with the Groupon founder and Booth School teacher on toys, Objectivism, and Midwestern values.
Haaf appeared on Wheel of Fortune January 27. The Maroon spoke with Haaf to discuss fishing for cash with Vanna White.
The Maroon spoke with Whitfield about the challenges along the way of becoming an IronWoman: a 112-mile bike ride, a marathon, and a 2.4-mile swim in shark-infested water.
The Maroon spoke with Rangnekar about the weight difference between LSAT books and an iPhone, studying at Starbucks, and “The Social Network.”
Renowned composer Augusta Read Thomas will be the sixteenth person to hold the title of University Professor, when she takes the post next year.
The Maroon sat down with Oxley in the catacomb-like basement of the Rockefeller Chapel to discuss what it really means to advise on matters secular, spiritual, human, and all three at once.
Former Maroon News editor Daniel Gilbert (A.B. ’05) won a Pulitzer Prize last month. Yay!
The Maroon caught up with Carhart (Ph.D. ’95) to discuss academics, finance, and being a rabid quant.
The Maroon sat down with the slate to discuss the activities the brothers do excel at: keg stands, event organizing, and decorating the Moose Room.
The Maroon talked with Nance about his work, playing chess, and running against his frat brothers.
The Maroon sat down with Sara Olkon to discuss the news cycle, news reporting, and, well, the news.
Sachs sat down with the Maroon to talk about his new course at the U of C, getting blown up, and the fiery relationship between reason and passion in law.
The MAROON caught up with U of C researcher Elena Bodnar to talk about Chernobyl, her “Convertible Bra-Mask,” which unhinges to form two gas masks that can slip over the mouth and nose, and her Ig Nobel Prize.
The Maroon spoke to New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about partisanship, his Progressive Gala keynote, and the very limited value of a White House news briefing.
Haggerty recently talked with the Maroon about relaxation, losing her job, and investing in yoga.
The Maroon sat down with Davenport to talk about the fine line between acceptance and homogeneity and the audacity of the cloth.
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Each Saturday morning, as the football players suit up in their helmets and pads, fourth-year Paul Kremsky puts on a… Read more »
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In his 32 years ringing the bells of Rockefeller Chapel, Wylie Crawford has risen from self-taught hobbyist to chief carilloneur… Read more »
When Ben Parr, a junior at Northwestern University, woke up the morning Facebook started its News Feed feature, he decided… Read more »
Just across the street from Bartlett Dining Commons lives one of the biggest families in Hyde Park. Robert and Cynthia… Read more »
Gerald Ratner, a World War II veteran and Chicago lawyer, graduated from the College in 1935 and the Law School… Read more »
This years Vare Nonfiction Writer-in-Residence is Dava Sobel, a former science writer for The New York Times and the author… Read more »
Geoff Domoracki, a third-year in the College and philosophy concentrator, managed to pull himself away from the books for long… Read more »
O-Week welcomes the arrival of about 1,100 eager members of the Class of 2009. But what about the more seasoned… Read more »
For those acquainted with it, The Facebook is a procrastination tool nonpareil. Some students, however, have turned their profiles into… Read more »
The U of C has plenty of serious students, but it also has its share of serious athletes. Todd Yezefski,… Read more »
Many University of Chicago alumni have built their reputations with serious contributions in the form of Pulitzers, Nobels, and critically… Read more »
The University of Chicago is filled with dedicated students, whose interests run the gamut from varsity sports to political science… Read more »
With the new Hyde Park campus of the Graduate School of Business (GSB) up and running, we saw fit to… Read more »