100 years, Cobb Gate takes a refresher course.
Setting straight the
Mark McMahon roamed the quads in early fall, watching the campus
once again get ready for the year--and years--ahead.
The University of Chicago Bookstore offers 1,000 items bearing
the Chicago logo or name-from a pencil (98 cents) to a clock with
the school seal emblazoned on its face ($198). Of the 30-some
styles of sweatshirts for sale, the best-selling one is also the
classic (gray with "University of Chicago" and the seal in maroon).
The most common complaint from alumni customers? The Maroon emblems
should be bigger.
addressing envelopes by hand have been replaced by laser printers,
but preparing invitations to the November 2 inauguration of Chicago
President Don Michael Randel still requires the human touch. White-gloved
workers prepare some of the 1,800 invitations to the Rockefeller
ceremony. Next on their list: 18,000 cards encouraging students
and staff to attend the post-inaugural party at Ida Noyes Hall.
of dreams, cranes
brick and precast-concrete backdrop of a 1,000-car parking structure,
to open on 55th Street between Greenwood and Ellis Avenues this
January, the women's soccer team runs through a pre-season practice,
coach Amy Reifert would miss three of the team's first five games
(4-1) but after giving birth on September 10 to Shay Margaret,
she was back on the bench for the September 23 game against Carnegie
the bond business
introduces first-year M.B.A. students to the Graduate School of
Business and to their classmates. In"Breaking Boundaries," an
introduction to teamwork and communication, the class's 12 cohorts
(Phoenix, Gargoyles, Nobels, Rockefeller, etc.) must complete
four initiatives: Channels, Toxic Waste, Leadership Web, and Mindfields
(at left). Then it's on to the egg drop.
At the University
of Chicago Bookstore, Seth Hardwick shelves classic texts. For
Fall Quarter, the store stocks texts for about 350 courses. The
most expensive text is sold in the spring-at a list price of $180.
The good news is that because its author is Law School lecturer
Jack S. Levin, his students get to buy Structuring Venture Capital,
Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions at the author's
discount price of $90.
high the roof
concrete slabs that formed the base of the Oriental Institute's
68-year-old, three-layer roof. A two-year, two-phase project will
replace the bowed concrete with a new metal panel. To reach the
old base, workers first remove the clay tiles (about 600 square
feet each day) and an intermediate liner. Although there's some
water damage in the reading room, the deflecting roof poses no
threat to the collection.