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The Rewards of Research

Fourth-year student Emily Polner writes about the rewards of researching different neighborhoods in Chicago, an exercise she had to carry out for an Urban Sociology course during her second year. Read more...

UChicago has Sports Teams ?!?

Second-year student and varsity athlete Kaitlin Price describes a day during preseason workouts in an effort to confirm that, yes, UChicago does in fact have sports teams. Read more...

Picasso in a Petri Dish

Fourth-year student Neeti Jain reflects on her interests and how a dilemma between pursuing the social or hard sciences helped her see the many ways in which the two realms actually blend into one another. Read more...

At the Forefront of Medicine - in 1543

Second-year student Michael Stubna reflects on the wonder he felt when looking through a nearly five-hundred-year-old anatomy text, an original edition of Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica from 1543, in his History of Medicine, 1500-1900 class. Read more...