Doing business vicariously
After winning the University’s New Venture
Challenge, a GSB student launches his plan to connect small businesses
In contrast to the dark, industrial-gray
hallways of the Chicago Sun-Times building and the bustling activity
of the neighboring FOX News offices, Vicarious Communications is
a sunny mix of red, blue, and yellow walls. Only three full-time
staff are camped on the edge of an expanse of unoccupied cubicles.
It’s pretty quiet, but while CEO and Graduate School of Business
(GSB) evening student Michael Moyer concedes that business might
not be “booming,” he hopes that his start-up will get
To sleep, perchance
It was 50 years ago this September that
Chicago professor Nathaniel Kleitman and doctoral student Eugene
Aserinsky published a Science paper announcing their discovery
of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and its association with dreaming.
Yet sleep, which occupies one-third of our lives, remains a mystery
to be unraveled, even as physicians attempt to treat the conditions
that impede it.
Americans in Paris, and vice versa
Allen Sanderson, senior lecturer in Economics
and the College, got to the heart of the conflict in his summer
course, Contemporary U.S. Economic Problems and Public Policy, when
he approached the topic of French wine.
W’s friends, foes look to 2004
More than a year before the 2004
election, undergraduates across the political spectrum are campaigning—or
making plans to campaign—for their preferred presidential
candidates. Annie Sanders, ’06, for one, became passionate
about politics as a first-year, influenced by “liberal-minded,”
politically aware friends and a campus that “gets you thinking
about a lot of things,” she says. “I started reading
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