Birthday party for a revolutionary
To celebrate the ideas and
influence of Milton Friedman, Chicago threw—what
else?—an economics conference.
The same man who skewered
the anticompetitive practices of the American Medical Association
and attacked rent control was present at the creation of
the federal income-tax withholding system during World War
II. Then Milton Friedman, AM'33, fresh from stints with
the National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER), the Department
of the Treasury, and Columbia University's Statistical Research
Group, joined Chicago's economics faculty in 1946.
York kicks off campaign
With faculty presentations worthy of the spectacular
venue—the Rose Center
for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History—the
U of C Board of Trustees kicked off the New York regional
portion of the "The
Chicago Initiative," the five-year, $2 billion
capital campaign launched on campus in April. More than
300 guests attended the October 16 event, the first in a
series of special programs for the New York community, where
board chair Edgar D. Jannotta noted that supporters had
already committed more than $760 million to the Initiative.
incidents reflect tensions
In recent months both Provost Richard Saller and
President Don Randel have addressed the far-reaching influence
of current tensions in the Middle East and specifically
how these tensions may affect the University community.
from the boondocks
It happened when Al Sharpton was caught on video
in a cowboy hat, making a drug deal. It happened when Harry
Belafonte compared Colin Powell to a slave "permitted
to come into the house of the master." It happened
when Jesse Jackson called for Barbershop filmmakers
to edit out jokes about Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa
Parks. It happens often when prominent African Americans
make public gaffes: they land in the boondocks.
Home away from home at I-House
A former International House resident,
Henry Pernet, AM'67, PhD'79, became I-House director in
December 2000. Previously secretary general of the University
Hospitals of Geneva, Pernet has also managed a European
real-estate firm and spent six years in the banking industry.
His master's and doctoral degrees are in history of religions
from the Divinity School, and he lived in I-House for two
years in the 1960s.
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Civil liberties, ballroom dancing,
Objectivism, tutoring, rugby, Japanese animation, the Brazilian
dance/martial art Capoeira, hot chocolate—you name
it, chances are there's a U of C club to pursue it.
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