Changing the Conversation

By Anne Hartman

Madeline Klinger’s first quarter at UChicago was filled with uncertainty. She was lonely, and acclimating to campus life didn’t come as easily as she’d expected. Being unfamiliar with her professors’ grading styles, she thought she was failing her classes. And while she was struggling to adapt, her peers seemed to undergo the transition to college life with ease.

Practicing Stillness

By Anne Hartman

Photo by Robert Kozloff

As the campus awakens on a Monday morning, a small group gathers in Rockefeller Chapel and takes advantage of a rare opportunity: time away from screens and books. They have a chance to be still, enjoy the quiet, and temporarily forget the to-do list of the day ahead.

This is Twenty Minutes Still, a program offered by Spiritual Life each weekday morning. On this day, a group of eight students joined a volunteer facilitator who guided meditation in Rockefeller Chapel.

Peers Helping Peers

By Anne Hartman

Photo by Kiran Misra

There’s an often-referenced scenario that gets to the heart of sexual violence prevention work: Standing on the banks of a river, a group spots a distressed person being swept downstream. The bystanders pull the individual to shore, provide aid, and send them on. This happens several more times, before it occurs to the bystanders to go upstream and investigate the cause.

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

By Anne Hartman

Photos by Joel Wintermantle, Jean Lachat, and Xavier Ramey

Nearly sixty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. first stepped foot in Rockefeller Chapel. His Montgomery, Alabama, home had been bombed months earlier, but his words weren’t marked by hate or revenge; instead he called on the crowd to “resist with your heart and strength the forces of evil.”

Making UChicago Accessible

By Madison Lands
Photo by Robert Kozloff

 

Student Disability Services was once a low-profile office at UChicago, focused on serving students quickly and effectively. Awareness is changing now, thanks in part to the work of the Student Advisory Board, which is helping to draw attention to the valuable and essential services that Student Disability Services (SDS) offers.

2014-2015 Athletes of the Week

By Nathan Lindquist, Sports Information Director
August 11, 2015

 

More than 500 student-athletes currently attend the University of Chicago, and each one of them has a story to tell. Student-athletes on campus possess a unique combination of responsibilities and goals. As students first, they endeavor to be leaders in their field of study. As athletes, they strive to emerge victorious on the field of competition.

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