It’s a beautiful day in the Windy City.
Untitled, 1965, Chicago. Vivian Maier
Blue hour, by nickgerber
Memoryhouse at Cabaret
The writers of Memoryhouse, UChicago’s student-run literary magazine, performed at the Logan Center’s Cabaret series last weekend. They also debuted their first printed edition!
“I was interested in the history of ethics, the nonreligious history as well—the Greeks, modern philosophers. So I started taking courses in philosophy. I think the first 70 days, I read a book a day. It was the University of Chicago.”
- Wine writer and restaurant critic Bill St. John, AM’77, AM’80, PhD’83, talks fear of wine and the scourge of ratings. Read more here.
Paris Study Abroad
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a UChicagoan in the City of Light? Multicultural Student Advisory Committee student Cindy, a 3rd year who is currently doing study abroad in Paris, has sent these awesome photos our way.
Lynx phoenixing, quite well.
School of Thought
A central feature of Winning Words is its focus on public speaking and the confidence that comes from honing oratorical skills. Shayan Karbassi, ’14, a double major in international studies and political science, points out that Winning Words provides “the chance to be heard.” One of his favorite exercises is to ask his students, in the spirit of education reformer John Dewey, to design their ideal school. Debate on the subject is spirited: Should there be recess? Does a school uniform serve a greater good or infringe on individual liberty? These questions have never been posed to them. In the Chicago Public Schools, Karbassi says, “students don’t normally get a chance to discuss and have their participation be their assessment. I usually have students who are quiet, and it’s really fulfilling to note that by the end, they are comfortable speaking in front of a classroom and saying what they have to say.”
Read more about Winning Words, the after-school philosophy program.
This weekend is going to amazing. As much as we’re sad that Scav is over (nooooo), there’s something wonderful and exciting about counting down the days until Summer Breeze. Nelly, Lunice and the Smith Westerns (replacing araabMUZIK, who’s in this video - he was the victim of a tragic shooting recently, and is in recovery) will be jammin’ in Hutch Courtyard on Saturday night. We can’t wait.