Burke Frank


University’s three-time national champion Quiz Bowl team has all the answers

Imagine standing behind a podium, prepared to answer questions ranging from presidential assassinations in Africa to obscure figures in Japanese mythology to a minuscule plot detail from a George Sand novel. Then, at the moment of truth, you find yo…


May 8, 2009

Reese Hospital’s historic architecture at center of Olympic Village debate

Preservationist: “The buildings really are important in terms of the history of modernism in this country, but it’s not really just about that. Michael Reese is an asset of the city of Chicago, and really the question here is ‘Do we want to throw th…


May 1, 2009

Dim lights, trayless dining, low turnout mark Earth Week events

Ecology prof: “We could be a model kind of city school for environmentalism if there was a little more commitment at the top level and a little more demand at the bottom from students."


April 24, 2009

College aid director says financial aid office was prepared to deal with falling home prices

The College’s Financial Aid Office will keep its need-analysis procedure despite economic changes that have slashed home equity values.


April 21, 2009

U of C keeps admissions standards as others schools re-examine yield formulae

Concerns has forced many colleges to take a more individual approach to the yield, which is the percentage of admitted students who ultimately decide to attend.


April 10, 2009

U of C gifts up despite economic downturn

The University's increased attention to alumni relations has stimulated donations in the face of a national decline in fundraising for higher education. While the University's endowment has dropped 30 percent, the administration expects donations fo…


March 6, 2009

Professor explores influence of Hollywood on Zora Neale Hurston’s work at FSC talk

"Hollywood’s voracious appetite for stories led them actively to pursue African-American narratives, but just as surely to deracinate them or in the end to reject them."


February 24, 2009

Shoreland houses to merge in transition to new dorm

Four Shoreland houses will be combined into two upon moving to the new dorm, according to resident heads of the impacted houses. Hale and Filbey, and Bradbury and Dudley, the Shoreland’s top four floors, will be merged.


February 20, 2009

Drunk driver crashes into 53rd Street store

A shuttle bus crashed through the East 53rd Street storefront of The Great Frame Up on Saturday, breaking the legs of a 60-year-old pedestrian and cutting an employee with flying glass. The driver, 68-year-old William Byndum, was charged with drivin…


January 23, 2009