UChicago College Admissions
Admissions counselor Edgar, rockin’ his UChicago bow tie!

Admissions counselor Edgar, rockin’ his UChicago bow tie!

57thstreetbooks:

Hyde Park’s Seminary Co-op Bookstore is not merely a bookstore. It is a community. It is a small town. It is a church, a sacred place. 

…so says renowned legal scholar/former UChicago professor/Co-Op member Cass Sunstein in what he calls a “love letter” to our store, which ran in the chicagotribune yesterday. Touched, honored, misty-eyed - we are all of these things and more.

Great to see one of our local bookstores getting some love!

fyuchicago:

Everything you need for O-Week!

Move-In Day is Sunday, September 21, 2014.  This is the first day that students will have the opportunity to move into their Residence Hall room, and it is marks the first day of O-Week.

OWEEK! OWEEK! OWEEK!

Steven Levitt, the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics.

Steven Levitt, the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics.

57thstreetbooks:

Holy frontlist, readers! This week we’ve got: Ian McEwan’s latest, Booker longlister Joseph O’Neill’s The Dog, Keith Richards’ picture book (?!), and A NEW BOOK BY DR. SEUSS. 

Stop on over to the Seminary Co-Op and check out these new titles!

Reading is pleasure and happiness to be alive or sadness to be alive and above all it’s knowledge and questions.

Medici on 57th is one of the 18 best pizza joints in Chicago! Now if only Cholie’s #2 would get the acclaim it deserves…

Peanut butter jelly time? #cats

Peanut butter jelly time? #cats

Chicago ♥

Chicago 

-Guilhem Ibos, University of Chicago researcher.

Hello there! How do admissions officers select applicants from their pool to admit? Will earlier applicants have a better chance because there are fewer applicants admitted before them, or are they all selected at the same time when all applications have been reviewed? Thanks so much for your help!!!

We begin reading applications just after our application deadline, and each application is reviewed several times before final determinations are made in an admissions committee toward the end of our application cycle. So, there’s no advantage/disadvantage in terms of when we wind up reading your application in our cycle— everyone’s final decision is made in our admissions committee. 

Congratulations to Tara Zahra on her 2014 MacArthur “Genius Grant!” 
Professor Zahra, of the History department, studies the early 20th century in Eastern Europe. Read more about her work and the grant here.

Congratulations to Tara Zahra on her 2014 MacArthur “Genius Grant!” 

Professor Zahra, of the History department, studies the early 20th century in Eastern Europe. Read more about her work and the grant here.

We’re trying something a little new at the Uncommon Blog: interviews with UChicagoans who do cool things, talking about those cool things! This time we talked with Maya Handa and Becky Stoner, editors-in-chief of the Chicago Shady Dealer.

President Theodore Roosevelt visiting the University of Chicago in an undated photograph.

President Theodore Roosevelt visiting the University of Chicago in an undated photograph.

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