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Summer Breeze 2018

Summer Breeze is the concert held every Spring Quarter by the Major Activities Board (MAB) at UChicago, and it's the day every year where the entire campus comes together to celebrate. Read more...

The Business of Non-Profits

Kate F. speaks about one of her favorite Public Policy opportunities at UChicago, campusCATALYST. The class supplies students with applicable experience within a field of public policy, and I was drawn to it immediately, wanting to expand my knowledge of a niche part of the public sector. The course has introduced me to the nuanced world of nonprofits. Read more...

Exploring Egyptology

Ella Deeken, a second year in the College, explains the structure behind UChicago's Signature Courses and how signing up for a Signature Course allowed her to learn about Egyptology, the themes of which she'd only been exposed to previously "on the Discovery Channel." Read more...

My Secret Major

Jack Wanberg, a fourth-year English major and member of UChicago improv troupe Off-Off Campus, describes his final performance with the troupe and reflects on his takeaways from learning the art of improv comedy. Read more...

Life of the...Brain?

Third-year Neuroscience and Philosophy major Nora Bradford reaches into the memory well to reflect on her childhood dream of being a neuroscientist, discovering the neuroscience major at UChicago, and–from classes she's taken to connecting with professors and having access to a litany of research opportunities–all that she's encountered so far within the major. Read more...

The Women's Athletic Association

Cecile Kurman-Browning, a varsity swimmer at UChicago, writes about her involvement with the Woman's Athletic Association, a group of UChicago female varsity athletes whose goal is to unite UChicago athletes and promote varsity athletic events to the general student body. Read more...