Because iconoclasts have refrigerators
Or, how we got stuck on the idea of
magnetic icons. Then there’s the one that got away.
Having successfully filled a once-glaring
lacuna in the cultural life of the University—the lack of
a how-many-Chicago-students-does-it-take-to-change-a-lightbulb joke
(see “And the
winning punchline is…,” February/02)—the University
of Chicago Magazine staff recently felt drawn to tackle another
equally pressing project: creating a set of University of Chicago–themed
magnets, handy household icons for a community of iconoclasts.
From the President
How will the world meet its
President Don M. Randel discusses the University’s
particular responsibility when it comes to nuclear energy.
Where were you on August 14, 2003? It was
the day of the blackout, and although that date itself may not be
graven in our memories like at least one other of the past two years,
the day’s events will be remembered as having shaped our national
consciousness. Even those of us who were never without power on
that day now think somewhat differently about some crucial features
of everyday life that we had perhaps thought we could take for granted.
Surely someone remembers the
inundation of June 2000...