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:: By Jenny Fisher, ’07

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After becoming the first person in University history to serve three terms as dean of the College, John Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, will begin another five-year term in July. The only previous dean to approach Boyer’s record is Chauncey Boucher, who served nine years from 1926 to 1935. In his fourth term Boyer hopes to create more undergraduate research and internship opportunities....

While Harvard and Princeton dropped their early-admission options,  Chicago’s early-action program is here to stay. Unlike early admission, which forces applicants to accept admission before they can review other financial-aid offers, early action lets the College “admit more students of limited means,” says English professor and Deputy Provost for Research and Minority Issues Kenneth Warren, “while enabling those students to be sure they are getting the best possible financial aid packages.”...

“Too much information?” ask posters put up by the University’s Networking Services and Information Technologies (NSIT) office. Rather than warning students about the faux pas of airing all the details of their last physical, NSIT wants students to be aware of the dangers of posting phone numbers, addresses, and compromising photos on Web sites like and Through flyers, posters, meetings, and tips on NSIT’s Web site, the Too Much Information campaign reminds students that employers, police officers, and even potential stalkers might look at online profiles....

Chicago students are known to be swamped with reading and problem sets, but they still make time for Scav Hunt, intramural flag football—and political campaigning. Economics major and resident adviser Charles Kinzer, ‘07, and Matthew Szydagis, AB’05, a Chicago physics graduate student, ran as Republicans for the Illinois State Senate. When the votes were tallied neither candidate won, but, as Szydagis explained to the Maroon, the purpose of their campaigns was “to increase the number of Republicans running” in Cook County and to get “some real political experience,” not necessarily to win.