Putting it all together
There are two kinds of people in
the world: those who like to do jigsaw puzzles—and those who
like to give them to someone else.
Holidays wouldn’t be holidays without
rituals, whether sacred or secular. In my house the secular rituals
associated with December 25 include purchasing a particular brand
of petit fours and three 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles—one high-end,
two dime-store variety—for my younger daughter. Unlike the
petit fours, a plaid bow for the dog, and English crackers (those
foil-wrapped, snap-apart tubes that open to reveal plastic toys,
corny jokes, and tissue-paper crowns), the puzzles outlast the day
itself, enjoyed well into the New Year.
From the President
Behind every charter school there’s a good idea
President Don M. Randel explains
why the University runs a charter school for the Chicago Public
Schools—and will open more.
Since 1998 the University of Chicago has
operated a charter school in the North Kenwood–Oakland neighborhood.
We will soon operate a second in a neighborhood slightly farther
north, and it is likely that we will operate as many as five more
charter schools within the next few years. Why is that?
Cartoonist Jessica Abel, AB’91,
discovers dinosaurs with Paul Sereno.
...why not boast about Leopold
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