Al Gaspari


After study links Facebook use with GPAs, students debate whether they fit the profile

Facebook users may be more concerned with their Facebook status than with the status of their GPAs, according to a recent study that correlated use of the social networking site with poorer academic performance.


May 1, 2009

Acceptance rate falls with Common Application

The admissions rate for the University of Chicago class of 2013, the first to use the Common Application, reached a record low of 26.8 percent, down one percentage point from last year and 13 points down from admissions rates four years ago.


April 7, 2009

Breckenridge wins Battle of the Bulbs

For the second year in a row, Breckinridge House won the Battle of the Bulbs, a contest sponsored by the Green Campus Initiative (GCI) that challenges dorms to conserve electricity in February. Breckinridge reduced their consumption by 16.7 percent,…


March 6, 2009

Uncommon Interview with Meredith Haggerty

Haggerty recently talked with the Maroon about relaxation, losing her job, and investing in yoga.


March 3, 2009

Professionals discuss mental health care for the underserved

A panel of four health professionals who treat mental illness discussed how to provide mental health services to the under-served in the face of closing clinics


February 27, 2009

Hollywood Video closes after University buys building

Hyde Park’s Hollywood Video closed last week, adding another empty storefront to a street already littered with them.


January 30, 2009

Travel expenses, economic concern keep many from leaving campus

This year, the economy may have the last laugh as students struggle to make it home for Thanksgiving.


November 25, 2008

U of C entrepreneurs enter business models in competition at Northwestern

This Saturday, students will participate in Entrepreneur Idol, a competition where undergraduates trying to turn their ideas into functioning businesses vie for $25,000.


November 14, 2008

Student group targets community health with new condom machines

Condom machines in bathrooms around campus, installed in time for fall quarter by the Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC), are selling far more lubricated than non-lubricated Durex condoms. And students seem to be happy about the selection, even whe…


October 24, 2008

Writer-in-Residence Walter Kirn tries to connect with students on a personal level

Author will teach a nonfiction class encouraging students to allow a “broad range of experiences” to color their writing.


October 14, 2008