On the quads
While Chicago’s bridge team failed to slam
the competition in the 2004 North American College Team Championship
online qualifier, relinquishing a New York finals trip to regional
rivals Ohio Wesleyan and Carnegie Mellon, the parliamentary
debate team dominated a March 5–6 tournament at Stanford.
Claiming first place in the team and novice-team competitions, along
with sundry top-ten spots in all categories, Chicago also “won”
the tournament’s Friday night party, according to the March
Losing a battle, if not the war, against rodents
and roaches, Burton-Judson Dining Commons was closed February 21–22,
when Health Department officials found mouse droppings in the kitchen.
Although the hall reopened for lunch the following Monday after
passing an early-morning inspection, B-J and Housing officials reported
cockroach sightings later that week—but
the hall remained open. “All of our other facilities were
scrutinized and passed,” says Ana Campos, assistant director
of the University House System.“As a result of this episode,
we’ve developed a whole new system of checks and balances
so we can ensure that these problems don’t reoccur.”...
To help finance well-kept facilities, room,
board, and undergraduate tuition is set to
increase 5 percent, to $40,353, for the 2004–05 academic
year. Financial aid also will be raised in accordance with Chicago’s
need-blind admissions policy. With more than 9,000 applicants this
year, total applicants were down 4 percent….
In his final year of wrestling Ryan Hlinak,
’04, competed at the March 5 nationals in Dubuque, Iowa, coming
one win short of an All-American title. In the March 18–20
swimming nationals Northe Saunders, ’05, finished 9th and
6th in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle, respectively. Saunders had
previously set the 100-yard freestyle
record, 45.92 seconds, for the University
Athletic Association. Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s
track teams, UAA favorites, finished third in a March 5–6
tournament at Case Western Reserve.—A.L.M.