Yusef Al-Jarani wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

By Mary Abowd
Photos by Robert Kozloff
Originally published on February 11, 2015
February 16, 2015

Fourth-year College student Yusef Al-Jarani has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge beginning in the fall. One of 40 U.S. recipients chosen from a pool of some 800 applicants, Al-Jarani will complete an MPhil in development studies, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa.

Leadership at UChicago: Putting Theory into Practice

By Nicola Brown
Photos by Christine Otte
February 5, 2015

It all starts with a question: What does leadership mean to you?

Asked daily at the Center for Leadership and Involvement, a place focused on making sure that students have space to explore their roles as members and leaders of RSOs, it’s a powerful question. Through the Center’s leadership skills programs in the areas of communication, budgeting, and conflict mediation, today’s student leaders are learning to be the world’s future leaders.

At FitChicago Classes, Everyone is Welcome

By Nicola Brown
Photo by Rob Kozloff
November 11, 2014

The results are in: FitChicago had its most successful start of the year ever. On the first Monday of fall quarter, the numbers proclaim the growing popularity of the drop-in fitness program, with 12 participants in boot camp, 26 in beginning yoga, 61 in cardio kickboxing, and a whopping 220 in Zumba for a grand total of 319. The other nine classes offered later in the week had similarly high attendance.

New students exude UChicago pride

By Mary Abowd
Photo by Robert Kozloff
Originally published September 29, 2014

The online announcement came at 4:20 p.m. Jaeda Branch was home alone, seated in front of her computer but too nervous to open email. Then a senior at Morgan Park High School on Chicago’s Southwest Side, Branch dearly hoped to attend the University of Chicago. It was “the school of my dreams,” she says, “my top choice.”

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