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.”

Becoming an Engaged Scholar

By Nicola Brown
Photo by Jean Lachat
September 3, 2014

Zoё Smith stated that for her thesis, she will be watching TV and reading comic books. She quickly clarified for the room full of people and the four other Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows on her panel that this meant she will be conducting scholarly research on the transmedia portrayal of sexual violence and femininity in The Walking Dead and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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