May the University will discontinue its nonsecure Telnet/Pine
e-mail system. The move dismays many fourth-years and recent graduates
who like the Unix system's old-fashioned text-only interface.
An alternative is Webmail, the online graphic system to which
most first- and second-years already gravitate. Networking Services
CIO Gregory Jackson cites evolving preferences as reason for the
change: most high-school students nowadays use Hotmail, Yahoo!,
AOL, and other Web-based e-mail systems. "As go habits in
high school," he says, "so go the preferences of first-years,
and in due course all students."
Lopes, a fourth-year math and physics concentrator and nationally
ranked chess player, has received a Churchill Scholarship. The
award pays one year's tuition and living expenses at Churchill
College, Cambridge, where he will complete the equivalent of
a master's in math. After the year at Cambridge, Lopes plans
to pursue a mathematics Ph.D.
at all-time high
year's College applicant pool was the biggest ever. A total
of 8,179 students applied, a 10 percent increase over last year.
The biggest gains, 20 percent each, came from Illinois and from
the West Coast. Applications from African Americans increased
30 percent and Hispanic/Latino students 38 percent. Among this
year's 2,439 early applicants the percentage of students in
the top 5 percent of their class was higher than ever: 73.1
percent, up from last year's 71.3 percent.
from the meritocracy
173 National Merit Scholars in the Class of 2005, Chicago ranks
fifth among college and universities enrolling Scholars. That's
up from ninth in fall 2000, with 139 Scholars. In 1998, 84 enrolled,
for a rank of 21st.