Claire McNear


Uncommon place

U of C students seem unlikely ever to be normal, even as they slowly head that way.


March 10, 2009

The Way Things Work: Nuclear waste

The U of C's nuclear experiments—as well as modern efforts to clean them up—trace their roots to a killjoy administrator, an Italian physicist, and a gang of singing teenagers.


March 5, 2009

The name game

The GSB’s rechristening as Chicago Booth highlights the need to rebrand


January 30, 2009

Save the last dance

The least you could have done, Barack, was invite me to your inaugural ball


January 16, 2009

A mid–election night's dream

The shift of the American Dream after the death of an adventurer


November 11, 2008

Gardening class

It’s at about this time every quarter when I begin to feel about classes the way I do about the plant.


October 17, 2008

Shouting fire in an empty theater

All across campus, econ majors are feeling queasy—if not i-banking on Wall Street, then what?


October 4, 2008

City Study Spots

Sometimes studying at the Reg just isn't an option


September 25, 2008


Hyde Park's activists, politicians, and leaders


September 25, 2008

Change we can live with

Change is not a pleasant experience.


September 22, 2008