Posts tagged with 'Campus Goings-On'
The University of Chicago classroom experience spans beyond our campus. As an Art History major, I spend the majority of my time looking at magical pieces of art projected onto a screen. However, due to the endless resources in the city of Chicago, my scope of viewership is not limited to the projector. In my class, A History of Japanese Visual Culture, we have been able to supplement our discussion and readings on Japanese printmaking and culture with visits to various museums throughout the city.
As a varsity swimmer for the past three years, I have been a member of the Women’s Athletic Association (WAA), a group made up of all varsity female athletes at UChicago. WAA’s goal is to unite UChicago athletes while also promoting varsity athletic events to the general student body. WAA organizes several events per year, including a staff appreciation week for the employees of athletic facilities, a student-athlete day for all students on campus to celebrate athletics, and a networking night with alumni that were varsity athletes as undergrads.
The University of Chicago offers over 400 recognized student organizations (RSOs), what are typically known in high school as clubs. These range from media/publications, club sports, cultural groups, and more. In the first part of this series, we will highlight performance groups – everything from a circus, dance organizations, and instrumental groups. By no means is this a comprehensive list, but we hope it provides a nice overview of the types of performances RSOs you can find on campus.
Ever wanted to start your own business? Interested in startups and entrepreneurship? The Polsky Center, located on 53rd Street in Downtown Hyde Park, is a vibrant hub for innovation and invention. The Center incubates a whopping 10-20 startups at any given time, and more than 2,500 members take use of the wide-open co-working space and conference rooms. The Polsky Center draws in professors, community members, graduate school students, and college students to collaborate and create new products.
UChicago’s Campus North Residential Commons has brought a whole new vibe and living area to campus. With a new dormitory and dining hall, North’s 800 residents are split between eight houses that span three towers, all connected by the ground-level lobby. Multiple study rooms, classrooms, and music rooms can be found in each building, allowing a mix of socializing, learning, and living. The second floor windows showcase beautiful outdoor courtyards where students can gather.