The current administration’s
preference for competition means the University must bid on Argonne
After decades of running the nation’s
first national laboratory, Argonne—chartered in 1946 as an
outgrowth of Enrico Fermi’s Manhattan Project work—the
University now must compete for the job. The 2004 energy and water
appropriations legislation, signed by President Bush in December,
requires Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham to solicit proposals for
lab contracts that haven’t been up for bid in more than 50
A Senate story
Illinois Democrats and Republicans alike
can cast a vote for a candidate with close U of C ties in the March
16 primary. Vying for the Senate seat are James D. Oberweis, MBA’80,
and Barack Obama, a senior lecturer in the Law School. Oberweis,
a 57-year-old Republican from Aurora, owns both a dairy and a brokerage
firm. Obama, a 42-year-old Democrat from Chicago, is a civil-rights
attorney and Illinois state senator. On most issues Oberweis and
Obama take opposite sides: gun control (Oberweis against, Obama
for), abortion rights (Oberweis against, Obama for), the Iraq War
(Oberweis for, Obama against), and the Bush administration’s
tax cuts (Oberweis for, Obama against).
in Harper's halls
Anyone who’s witnessed schoolkids
toting playing cards or puzzled over the word “Pokemon”
is already acquainted with it. Anime (pronounced “anna-may”)—a
distinctly Japanese mode of cel animation characterized by bright
colors, subtle and expressive lines, ornate background paintings,
reed-thin and giant-eyed characters, and often spectacular violence—probably
isn’t like the cartoons most Chicago alumni grew up with.
But it has become a hallmark of Western youth culture.
We've got game
While Chicago undergraduates aren’t
famous for their athletic prowess, 47 are tackling sports from an
academic angle, enrolled in a new course—Sport, Society, and
Science—offered winter quarter by the interdisciplinary New
Collegiate Division and taught by nine professors from fields including
sociology, economics, and physics.
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