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TMI on 53rd Street
If Sasha or Malia Obama were to wander past this plaque commemorating their parents’ first kiss, surely they would be justified in reacting with a mortified eyeball roll.
(Photography by Carrie Golus, AB’91, AM’93)

There’s extra credit for whoever can name the movie the Obamas saw on their first date!

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TMI on 53rd Street

If Sasha or Malia Obama were to wander past this plaque commemorating their parents’ first kiss, surely they would be justified in reacting with a mortified eyeball roll.

(Photography by Carrie Golus, AB’91, AM’93)

There’s extra credit for whoever can name the movie the Obamas saw on their first date!

Open Produce is the Hyde Park grocery store founded by a Chicago alum that puts all their sales and profit data online for public perusal (they’re also open until 2AM, making them the best destination for late night snack runs). Check ‘em out.

Open Produce is the Hyde Park grocery store founded by a Chicago alum that puts all their sales and profit data online for public perusal (they’re also open until 2AM, making them the best destination for late night snack runs). Check ‘em out.

Memories of the Incurables
I love left-overs. Left-over turkey, post-prandial Thanksgiving style is one of my favorites, for example.
And left-over buildings, remnants of an empire, segments of the past, and all that? Those are the best, my friends.
Young Hall hard on the northeast  corner of the 56th and Ellis is just one remainder, just a solid red brick structure that probably doesn’t warrant a second look for most. Across the way is the inviting physical culture palace known as the Ratner Center and look there: ah yes, it’s Max Palavesky, designed by that gold medal winner, Ricardo Legorreta. And turn around. Sure, we’re back at basic old Young Hall.
The backstory of Young Hall is however much more fascinating than one might expect. It was part of the  Chicago Home for the Incurables. How fatalistic, you say? Agreed. It’s the last remnant of a vast campus created via the last will and testament of Mrs. Clarissa C. Peck, who passed in 1884.
Once upon a time, Young Hall and its surrounding buildings were used by those who were in the last throes of rheumatism and paralysis. What did these true invalids do during their final months, weeks, and day? Well, an 1893 guide to Chicago informs us the grounds featured “a commodious reading-room and the men have a smoking room where they may indulge to their hearts’ content in the use of their favorite brands.” How droll.
So wander on by, give your best to the memories of those who were pegged as incurable a century or so ago. If you’re need of more contemporary medical healing, you can wander on over a few blocks to the south and west. But you already knew that.
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The last in a weeklong series of guest posts about the “Secrets of UChicago” from Max Grinnell, a proud graduate of the College whose writings have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, Boston Magazine, and other publications. He has taught at the University of Chicago for over a decade and you can follow his musings on his website (www.theurbanologist.com) and via his Twitter feed (@theurbanologist). Thanks, Max!

Memories of the Incurables

I love left-overs. Left-over turkey, post-prandial Thanksgiving style is one of my favorites, for example.

And left-over buildings, remnants of an empire, segments of the past, and all that? Those are the best, my friends.

Young Hall hard on the northeast  corner of the 56th and Ellis is just one remainder, just a solid red brick structure that probably doesn’t warrant a second look for most. Across the way is the inviting physical culture palace known as the Ratner Center and look there: ah yes, it’s Max Palavesky, designed by that gold medal winner, Ricardo Legorreta. And turn around. Sure, we’re back at basic old Young Hall.

The backstory of Young Hall is however much more fascinating than one might expect. It was part of the  Chicago Home for the Incurables. How fatalistic, you say? Agreed. It’s the last remnant of a vast campus created via the last will and testament of Mrs. Clarissa C. Peck, who passed in 1884.

Once upon a time, Young Hall and its surrounding buildings were used by those who were in the last throes of rheumatism and paralysis. What did these true invalids do during their final months, weeks, and day? Well, an 1893 guide to Chicago informs us the grounds featured “a commodious reading-room and the men have a smoking room where they may indulge to their hearts’ content in the use of their favorite brands.” How droll.

So wander on by, give your best to the memories of those who were pegged as incurable a century or so ago. If you’re need of more contemporary medical healing, you can wander on over a few blocks to the south and west. But you already knew that.

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The last in a weeklong series of guest posts about the “Secrets of UChicago” from Max Grinnell, a proud graduate of the College whose writings have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, Boston Magazine, and other publications. He has taught at the University of Chicago for over a decade and you can follow his musings on his website (www.theurbanologist.com) and via his Twitter feed (@theurbanologist). Thanks, Max!

Thanks, man! We agree.

Thanks, man! We agree.

Plein Air Cafe

Did you know… that between the Sem-Coop and the Robie House is a French atelier-inspired café and eatery? And that it’s delicious?

Lunch in Hyde Park

Whether you’re grabbing a bite between classes, stopping by campus for a visit, or meeting up with friends on a Sunday…there are plenty of places to eat. We’re big fans of the Med, to Z&H, the dining halls, Hutch, Div School, the food trucks, Five Guys, Native Foods, B’Gabs and Bergstein’s…and a whole lot more. 

Yesterday was Shake Day! Shakes were had. 

Yesterday was Shake Day! Shakes were had. 

Fitness Cubed
A start-up with a whole lot of UChicago behind it, Fitness Cubed is about to launch the Cubii: a way to work out… while you’re sitting at your desk. Check out their website (and find out about Arnav, Ryota, Shivani and Alida, the UChicagoans who came up with the idea) here. 

Fitness Cubed

A start-up with a whole lot of UChicago behind it, Fitness Cubed is about to launch the Cubii: a way to work out… while you’re sitting at your desk. Check out their website (and find out about Arnav, Ryota, Shivani and Alida, the UChicagoans who came up with the idea) here

Built @ UChicago
Launched in Fall 2013 under the direction of UChicago Careers in Entrepreneurship, Built offers students the chance to collaborate with each other to create student-led projects. UChicago + innovation + a whole lot of brain power? Sign us up. 

Built @ UChicago

Launched in Fall 2013 under the direction of UChicago Careers in Entrepreneurship, Built offers students the chance to collaborate with each other to create student-led projects. UChicago + innovation + a whole lot of brain power? Sign us up. 

#uchicago #oldsemcoop #core

#uchicago #oldsemcoop #core

Best part of my experience? Late nights with friends that turn into early mornings at Valois.
Orly F., Class of 2015
I loved the House Culture. It was the perfect environment for spontaneous trips—if you kept your ears open, you could get in on an impromptu trip to The Point, or to Target, or to The Med to get their late-night $1 pastries. There was always something going on. My favorite thing to do with the House was to go see Occam’s Razor perform. Those were the best nights.
Elizabeth C., Class of 2013

Check out this cool phoot-shoot for Sir & Madame - a pop-up shop on 53rd St. 

A student studying beneath Bond Chapel, by Jamie Manley. 

A student studying beneath Bond Chapel, by Jamie Manley