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Rise to the occasion

In a transformed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, the University marks its capital campaign’s halfway point to $2 billion.
“Where are the pews?” guests asked, even as they climbed the half-dozen temporary steps to the floor constructed over said seats. That night some 500 alumni and friends would dine in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, recognizing the cathedral’s 75th year as the University thanked patrons for their contributions, which recently helped Chicago’s five-year, $2 billion capital campaign—the Chicago Initiative—reach its halfway point.
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Reg rats scrounge for book deals
Second only to the Seminary Co-op Bookstores’ yearly 20 percent-off discounts, the Joseph Regenstein Library’s sale of old and duplicate books excites Hyde Park readers to fits of bibliophilic fever. Opening on a Monday with hardcovers at $20 and paperbacks $10, and slashing prices each day until Saturday, when items are free, the biannual sale inspires a shopper’s craze resembling a miniature department-store clearance.
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The greatest show on campus
One hundred and eleven years ago, during the summer of 1893, the mile-long corridor between Jackson and Washington parks seethed with hucksters, hustlers, freak shows, and fairgoers. Spilling west from the White City—the grand Greco-Roman structures built along Chicago’s southern lakeshore for the World’s Columbian Exposition—the Midway Plaisance was an anarchic avenue of ethnic displays and animal acts, designed to thrill, chill, and titillate the 27 million people who attended the fair between May 1 and October 31 that year.
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A concentration by any other name...
The College Council voted unanimously March 30 to change the preferred term describing students’ focus of studies from concentration to major, a switch lamented by undergraduates who revel in the University’s tradition of idiosyncrasy.
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