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March 10, 2009

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Gavel passes to Alper

Andrew Alper, AB'80, MBA'81, begins a three-year term as chair of the University's Board of Trustees in June.

Stop the clock

Extending the tenure clock for assistant professors with a new child or significant care-giving responsibilities is among several new University programs to aid in recruiting and retaining faculty and staff.

Who'll write the essay questions?

After 20 years as dean of College admissions, Ted O'Neill, AM'70, changes his job but not his school ties. The man who helped devise uncommon essay questions also welcomed each new class with uncommon wit.

University budget reflects economic pressures

In a March 3 e-mail, Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum offered an update on the University's budget. The memo is posted with other materials concerning the economy and the institution's responses.

Chicago in the News

From the Editors

If these walls could talk: For the May/June edition of "Go Ask Alumni," the editors of the Core invite College alumni to share their stories of residential life at the Shoreland and elsewhere. Tell us in a few sentences about once or current house traditions, friendships formed, capers carried off, laughs, or lore. E-mail your dorm story to uchicago-magazine@uchicago.edu with "Residential life" in the subject line by Friday, March 27.


Sunday, Mar. 15
The Doomsday Vault and the Future of Plants

Harper Lecture with Professor Sir Peter Crane

2 p.m.
Morristown, New Jersey

Friday, Mar. 20
Winter Convocation

497th Convocation Ceremony for All Schools and Divisions

3 p.m.

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Song and dance
While Voices in Your Head performed at the International Championship of A Cappella in February, the University's Argentine Tango Club watched champions dance in Ida Noyes Hall.

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