Armed Robbers Target Canada Goose Wearers in Hyde Park | Newsletter for January 18

Armed robbers target Canada Goose jackets in Hyde Park; Nondorf reports surge in early applications; columnist calls on school to help art students pay for materials

By Pete Grieve and Euirim Choi

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Armed robbers have been targeting people in Chicago wearing Canada Goose jackets. Of the six reported robberies this week, three happened in Hyde Park, according to Chicago police. A UCPD incident report for South Harper Avenue between 51st Street and 52nd Street on Wednesday at 12:45 a.m. reads: “Two unknown suspects, armed with handguns, followed a victim into a private apartment building off campus and demanded his jacket.”

Admissions received around 15,000 early applications for the Class of 2023 marking a 10 percent increase from last year, Dean James Nondorf told the Post.

The head coach of the men’s soccer team, Mike Babst, is leaving UChicago to take a Division I job at Davidson College. Babst transformed the team into a top DIII program that reached the NCAA semifinals the last two years. “We are committed to sustaining this level of excellence and we will soon launch a national search for an outstanding leader,” athletic director Erin McDermott said in a statement.

Mathematics professor Gregory Lawler won the Wolf Prize, the second consecutive year members of the University community won the award. Lawler was recognized for his work in expanding the field of probability.

President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Wes Hendrix (A.B. ’00) for a federal judgeship for the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas. Hendrix is an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas.

Professor emeritus Richard Epstein filed an amicus brief to a federal court arguing that the plan to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park needs more scrutiny to determine whether it would be an improper transfer of public land, the Cook County Record reports.

In Arts

Editor Zoe Bean writes in:

In this performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the lavish decorations and embellishments make for a far departure from the original text.

The ensemble Black String managed to marry modern melodies with ancient Korean aesthetics without diluting their historical and cultural value.

Written and produced overnight, Theater[24] was inspired by art from the Art Institute, a dystopian image of Housing and Residence Life, and secret agent feuds.

A new HPAC exhibition investigates the psycho-spatial dynamics of hospitals, airports, hotels, and other places.

In Viewpoints

Editor Cole Martin writes in:

Columnist Brinda Rao analyzes the financial burdens facing art students and calls on the University to do more to help.

Columnist Soham Mall ruminates over the underappreciated literary value of hip-hop.

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