87 Nobels, 49 Rhodes Scholars, and a Webby?

By Marina Fang

The University’s redesigned Web site received a Webby nomination for best Web site in the school/university category. The nominations, announced Tuesday, honor the best Web sites and online media of the previous year. IT Services redesigned the Web site last year.

Competing against UChicago’s Web site are the Web sites of the University of Maryland–College Park, Goucher College, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, and The New School.

According to the Webby Awards’ Web site, the International Academy of the Digital Arts and Sciences, which sponsors the awards, selects five nominees for each category. While Academy members will choose the winners of the awards, the public can cast online ballots for the winners of the Webby People’s Voice Award until April 25. Winners for the 17th Annual Webby Awards will be announced in early May and will be honored at a gala held on May 22 in New York City.