Yesterday, some of our tour guides (in combo with UChicago Careers in Education Professions volunteers— learn more about UCIEP here) put on a scavenger-hunt-esque tour for 2nd and 3rd grade students involved in a tutoring program called Working in the Schools (WITS). ADORABLE.
Imagined conversations from bygone times
What do we want?
A robust variety of naturally-occurring flora in bloom for campus beauty and research!
When do we want it?
Group portrait of UChicago’s Botany department, 1917
2007. 322: Judge 1: “Hey guys, what’s better, having them donate a standard amount, like $10, to charity, but using one of those giant checks, or having them convince a bank to cash such a check?” Judge 2: “For certain my dear friend, the latter.” [20 GIANT points]
Students gathered at the University of Chicago ’s Ida Noyes Hall on Wednesday just before the stroke of midnight will be fizzy with excitement as they await the release of this year’s list for what the Guinness Book of World Records has deemed the world’s largest scavenger hunt.
Yesterday, activist and author Tim Wise engaged in a dialogue on privilege, the notion of a post-racial society, social justice, and race in the United States. This and other conversations with noted speakers, happen frequently in UChicago’s Mandel Hall, and are sponsored the Office of Campus and Student Life. Check out some future talks if and when you’ll join us on campus!
A new, two-quarter civilizations sequence, titled “Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations” will be offered by the interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) beginning next fall. The sequence will fulfill the Core’s civilizations requirement.
Congratulations to UChicago IT services on this awesome achievement (the Webby’s are the “nerd Oscars of the Internet”!) We imagine Dean Boyer is smiling upon your achievement from the screenshot.
April Overnights: Five Things
UChicago is going to host some of our wonderful Admitted Students this week. Because we’re so excited that you’re visiting campus, here are five things that you have to do while you’re here:
- Go to the Div School cafe. And Cobb. And the C-Shop. And Hallowed Grounds. And Classics. And Harper. UChicagoans can be defined by the coffee shop they frequent, so spend some time seeing which one fits.
- Get some sunshine in Mansueto, our sci-fi-glass-domed reading room.
- Ask current students loads of questions… about winter coats, the best place to get fried chicken near campus (Harold’s, always), what we do on Saturday nights, midnight soccer and Paul Sally.
- Wander around Hyde Park - take a walk over to Medici’s to grab some ice cream/ a milkshake, and make your way to the Point to see the city skyline.
- Lie out on the quads…weather permitting, of course. But there’s nothing better than watching UChicago go by while you’re chillin’ out on the grass.
(Photo by Zach F.)
Seen on the Music Department’s website. Probably a forgotten placeholder, but hey, sign us up (or whatever).
For a full listing of the music department’s actual courses (Music in Western Civilization? Harmony and Voice Leading? 16th AND 18th-century Counterpoint? Awesome!) check out their course offerings here.
I remember sitting on these rocks a year ago during Prospie Weekend and thinking that I’ve finally found a place to call home, a safe haven from nauseating wanderlust and landsickness. Even though I’ve never been more confused, frustrated and challenged, I have also never been so happy. I am so happy, and I am in love with everything around me.
Happy Spring, UChicago.
<3 Happy Spring!
The University of Chicago’s homepage, uchicago.edu, (designed in-house by UChicago’s awesome IT Services group!) is up for a Webby award for “Best College/University Website”. Do you like it, too? Vote for us here!
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The Logan Center windows look on to some pretty beautiful views of campus and downtown Chicago… and also, occasionally, some super creeptastic turkey vultures.
One of the coolest things about MODA’s Spring Fashion Show last quarter was their photobooth…with moustaches.