cream of the crop
The incoming Class
of 2004 continues the exemplary academic tradition of the University,
according to Ted
O'Neill, AM'70, dean of College admissions. The selected
applicants add to the recent increase of students who score
1500-1600 on the SATs and rank in the top percentages of their
classes. The new class also further diversifies the campus with
more minority and international students.
Pleasure Heard--who graduated as valedictorian of Chicago South
Side's Englewood Technical Preparatory Academy and joins the
Class of 2004--was burned over 40 percent of her body in 1997
by a gang member who drenched her in alcohol and set her on
fire. But Heard braved through her recovery, even studying for
her honors classes in her hospital room, and maintained her
No. 1 class ranking throughout her high-school career. President
Clinton acknowledged Heard for her valor and perseverance through
a letter, as did the admissions office at the U of C, which
welcomes her in the fall.
for a new path in life?
The Alumni Career
Network, an on-line database of more than 2,500 alumni who are
willing to volunteer information about their careers, is now
available. Current students and alumni can conduct general to
specific searches through such choices as occupation and location,
and access the contact information of the person in their field
of interest. Alumni can log on with a username and password
or as new users at http://alumnicareers.uchicago.edu.