Four first-year Pakistani nationals had
to sit out fall quarter because of student-visa processing
delays after 9/11. If their visas come in time, College
dean of students Susan Art, AM'74, expects the students
to matriculate in January. Though they missed O-week, they
will have a brief orientation to the College, meet with
the international-affairs office, and learn the e-mail system.
They'll also take a math/calculus placement test....
Fourth-year Viva Max Stefanishin has
taken vegetable oil where it's rarely
gone before: a car's engine. To demonstrate an environmentally
friendly fuel option, the international-studies concentrator
and some friends converted a 1987 GMC Suburban into a "grease
car" that runs on cooking oil and diesel. They spent
their summer vacation driving from the East to West Coast,
stopping to refuel in Asian restaurants—where the
oil, Stefanishin says, is higher quality. With "powered
by veggie oil" painted on both sides, the grease car
is parked near Shoreland when not in use....
Stefanishin shouldn't count on Bartlett
Dining Commons for low-cost fuel. Chicago Maroon sports
columnist and second-year Benjamin O'Glasser complained
in the October 15 issue that Bartlett is
milking students out of cash. Under Bartlett's new
meal plan, last year's all-you-can-eat meals have been replaced
by pay-per-item "dining points." Thus, O'Glasser
argues, money-conscious, Bartlett-going athletes are "undernourished"....
One athlete who needs his strength is
fourth-year basketball player Derek Reich, named Division
III Preseason Player of the Year by Division III
News. A history concentrator, the U of C's all-time leading
scorer was voted a two-time All-American last year and a
preseason first-team All-American this year....
Another repeat achiever, fourth-year
Jessica Wade-Murphy, has received her third honor from Achievement
Rewards for College Scientists,
a national foundation whose Chicago chapter this year honored
three area undergrads and ten grad students—four
from the U of C. The ecology & evolutionary biology
concentrator again put the $5,000 prize toward tuition while
she researches paleoecology and paleoclimate using fossilized
leaves from the early Jurassic.