Learning Beyond the Classroom

By Kate Blankinship

Behind the scenes at major University events, living in dorms, and in classes are student Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs). Each student EMR is a member of the University of Chicago Emergency Medical Services (UCEMS), an RSO that staffs events like Summer Breeze and Convocation and hosts an EMR course each quarter. During this course, students learn everything required to become EMR and Basic Life Support certified, such as the fundamentals of first aid, emergency response, and CPR/AED usage.

Collaborating Across Differences

By Anne Hartman Raether

Students tackle three personal questions—who are you, who do others think you are, and who do you pretend to be—at the start of the spring Modus Vivendi retreat, setting the tone for a program that encourages students to engage in pointed conversations and explore how their personal experiences impact their values and how they view others.

Creating Community

By Kate Blankinship

There are approximately 5,800 undergraduates at the University of Chicago. Each of these undergraduates has one thing in common—they know someone who’s a Resident Assistant (RA), whether they’re friends with an RA or have only come into contact with their own.

RAs arguably have one of the most important and hardest student jobs on campus. They take on a role that converts them from just being students whose main job is to take classes to being students responsible for other students.


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