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APRIL 2003
Volume 95, Issue 4
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Lisa Roberts, AB’81, AM’85, Phd’92
As the Chicago Park District’s director of conservatories since 1996, Lisa C. Roberts, AB’81, AM’85, PhD’92, is responsible for its two conservatories. In 2002 the Garfield Park Conservatory came to the forefront of the city’s consciousness when it hosted an exhibition by celebrated glass blower Dale Chihuly. More than 580,000 visitors were dazzled by Chihuly’s magnificent and whimsical creations, which were artfully arranged among the exotic plants and trees.

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1913 An April article examined the system for placing freshmen into English classes. Everyone registered for the quarter-long English I, but to stay in the class students had to prove their ability during a trial week. Those with major writing problems, such as the student who wrote, “I have herd graduates of the University of Chicago say…that the teachers here where the best money could hire,” were placed in English 0, where their money hired not University of Chicago teachers but rather University High School instructors. If they improved they moved up to English I the next quarter, while students who performed exceptionally well received credit for English I at quarter’s end.
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Gotta dance

Footloose? Check out the quads. When the Magazine asked photographer Lloyd DeGrane to gather winter-quarter images of Chicago students caught up in the dance, he had very little legwork to do. Instead the photo opps leapt out. Students salsa, they tango. Samba, rumba. Merengue, bachata, cha cha cha. They waltz, swing. Do ballet, modern, Middle Eastern dance. They step dance, clog. They break dance, tap. Compose, improvise. Dance for credit, for a cause. And they dance for fun.
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