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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.
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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?
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Cartoonist Jessica Abel, AB’91, discovers dinosaurs with Paul Sereno.
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...why not boast about Leopold and Loeb?

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