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:: By Zak Stambor

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The Fulbright Student Program awarded fellowships to 19 Chicago students and alumni for the 2008–09 academic year. Last year 17 Chicago students received the award. The U.S. State Department–sponsored program awards roughly 6,000 each year, about 1,200 of which go to Americans. Among those who received the fellowships are Yana Morgulis, AB’07, who will research Cambodian economic development, and Emily Pickerill, AB’06, who will study political science in Tunisia….

The Thursday before Mother’s Day some College students took part in the 22nd annual Scavenger Hunt. Students collected as many of the list’s 260-plus items as possible. The event featured the Scav Olympics, which included a “Finnish-style” wife-carrying competition. And one “pre-selected Scav Warrior” from each team embarked on a solo mission to Las Vegas. For the second consecutive year, the winning team hailed from Snell-Hitchcock….

Chicago Maroon readers chose the women’s track and field team as the winner of the All-Maroon Best Team. The team finished tenth at the NCAA Outdoor Championship, won the UAA Indoor Championship, and finished second in the Outdoor Championship….

The University’s housing and dining services may convert Bartlett Commons to an all-you-can-eat dining hall by the 2009–10 academic year, according to Richard Mason of the University’s housing and dining services. The move would fall in line with the buffet-style options to be offered at the new dining hall slated to open in 2009 along with the new dorm south of the Midway….

Cantata Collegium, a group of more than 20 Chicago students, presented an adaptation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Coffee Cantata in May. The opera pokes fun at an old man and his spoiled daughter driven apart by the evils of coffee. The production featured live music with costumes, props, and dramatic elements inspired by the 18th-century painter and engraver William Hogarth. Cantata Collegium, which has collaborated with numerous groups on and off campus, including the Lyric Opera and the Department of Music, was founded last year.