Civility and the pursuit of
Can the two be reconciled in
a university setting? Faculty and students meet and debate.
It was a curious juxtaposition: life-sized angels carved
from the ceiling ridgepoles soared above a scattering of
yarmulke-covered heads, the former absorbed in their wooden
scholarly readings and the latter in an interfaith dialogue
on civility, attempting to bridge the divide between disinterested
scholarship and communal inquiry.
addresses minority issues
Office addresses minority issues
In one of a series of changes designed
to improve recruitment and retention of minority students
and faculty, a campus organization and a policy board have
been created to replace and broaden the activities of the
Coordinating Council for Minority Issues (CCMI).
At Harper Library the hum of laptops
and fingers striking keyboards drowns out the rustle of
turning pages. Personal digital assistants are omnipresent
as students check their to-do lists or play Minesweeper
before, after, and during class. But the technology wave
has hardly turned the idea of a paperless campus into reality.
secret social lives of squirrels
They’re members of the U of C community that
are rarely mentioned and often upstaged by their flashy,
high-flying neighbor, the monk parakeet. Mostly seen as
part of the scenery, they are resourceful, amusing, and
when you’re holding a bagel, occasionally menacing.
They’re lowly squirrels. But a November symposium
elevated squirrels from campus clowns to research subjects.
As part of the Animal Behavior Brownbag Series—weekly
talks sponsored by the Laboratory of Comparative Development—Michael
Pereira, SM’80, PhD’84, a research associate
at the Lincoln Park Zoo, presented “The Secret Social
Lives of Eastern Gray Squirrels, Sciureus carolinensis.”
Since Chicago’s first tentative
foray into study abroad—during the 1983–84 academic
year, when seven third-years participated in the year-long,
piggyback programs run in Paris by Sarah Lawrence College
and in Bologna, Italy, by Brown University—Lewis Fortner
has been the person for wanderlusting students to see.
Students swing sports, studies
At many universities with strong
athletic programs, the coaches and the admissions office
are bitter enemies. Under pressure to put together the best
team, some coaches beg or bully admissions officers into
relaxing standards for athletically talented—but academically
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