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Personal and empirical values
In the 511th Convocation address, sociologist Stephen W. Raudenbush calls for a deeper merging of social action with the life of the mind.

Our digestive ecosystem
Processed and confectionery (and, sadly, delicious) foods common in Western diets disrupt the delicate balance of intestinal bacteria.

A call to arts
The University's new Washington Park Arts Incubator, a neighborhood-revitalization effort opening this fall, gets a boost with a $400,000 grant.



The Atlantic (June 16, 2012)
This father's war
Army veteran Eric McMillan, AM'10, searches for answers to the questions that he knows his son will someday ask.

New York Times (June 13, 2012)
The college graduate as collateral
Chicago Booth professor Luigi Zingales argues that investors should finance students' educations with equity rather than debt.

Huffington Post (June 12, 2012)
Fixing Citizens United
Legal scholar Geoffrey Stone, JD'71, says the Supreme Court decision intended to protect freedom of speech actually damages the political system.

Bloomberg Businessweek (June 7, 2012)
Will success spoil the Chicago school?
Scholars reboot the relationship the University invented between law and economics.

WBEZ (June 6, 2012)
Gay rights activists' dilemma:
To sue or not to sue?
Political scientist Gerald Rosenberg identifies the effect of public opinion on state judicial decisions on same-sex marriage.




Saturday, June 23
Dinner and a Movie: For Greater Glory
3:50 p.m. | Houston

Sunday, June 24
Detroit Bus Tour
2-5 p.m. | Detroit

Thursday, June 28
Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees
5:00-9:30 p.m. | New York

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How to pledge allegiance
Lincoln, King, Gandhi, and Nehru shape philosopher Martha Nussbaum's view of a patriotic education that protects freedom of conscience and dissent.

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Make art, win $500
Are you a College student or alum? Do you compose, design, draw, paint, sculpt, write, or make any other kind of art? Then enter our Logan Center art competition.

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Not-so-rapid transit
In which we watch from the quads as Venus plods across the face of the sun.

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