Ajay Batra


Summer Musings: Fit for this

The inability of professional sports networks to deal with issues such as Ray Rice's requires other voices to step in.


September 19, 2014

In print but out of touch

New York Times op-ed predictably mishandles commencement controversy.


May 20, 2014

Land-locked and sea-lost

Turning to what’s important to us when the elements leave us nothing else.


February 28, 2014

Close to home

Though art’s practice and promise are as rich as they’ve ever been, it’s all too easy to scroll past.


January 31, 2014

E pluribus unum

Media reactions to Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen focus on him, not his audience.


November 15, 2013

Circumventing hyperbole

Pressure to find meaning and concrete definitions in culture subverts the opportunity for quiet integration.


October 24, 2013

Summer Musings: The show must go on

The grief surrounding Pierce's downfall is a sign that our campus is but a platform for the showpiece of each new year.


September 24, 2013

O-Issue 2013: Town vs. Gown

The ever-changing, often strained relationship between the University and its surrounding communities.


September 22, 2013

O-Issue 2013: Chicago's South Side

The neighborhood we call home is rife with culture, food, and things to do.


September 22, 2013

Summer Musings: A scholar's playscape

It is a shared desire for joy, and not an activity itself, that brings us together—whether when playing with others as a child or studying with others as an adult.


August 27, 2013