UChicago wants your money

Posted 7 months ago | 0 comments

President Zimmer emailed all of us this morning to announce that the University is having a major fundraiser beginning this fall. It sounds like it will be a bit more elaborate than a bake sale, though. Zimmer wants to raise $4.5 billion to to help support “faculty and researchers who are shaping fields of inquiry, distinctive educational opportunities for students at all levels, and innovative programs to enhance the University’s local and global reach and impact.”

China Conference hosted by Chicago Society

I-House to host major China conference this weekend

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Chicago Society is hosting a large-scale conference, “China and the World:  Business, Politics, and International Relations in the Age of an Asian Superpower,” focusing on major themes including economics, Chinese society, foreign policy, and the effects of China’s shifting role in the international system.

Scav 2014: There Will Be Blood

Posted 8 months ago | 0 comments

We’re in Scav season again, and we’re starting off once again with the Scav Hunt Blood Drive. The Blood Drive started last Thursday and will continue until May 9. It takes place at the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, located at 5758 S. Maryland Avenue in room 5G, and will be open each day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

United Progress

United Progress Wins 2014 SG Election

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United Progress won this year’s student government election, with roughly 1,000 votes, while Moose Party received roughly 700 votes. United Progress is led by Tyler Kissinger, who ran for SG president, Arlin Hill, who ran for vice president for administration, and Aseal Tineh, who ran for vice president for student affairs.

SG Elections: Introducing the Moose Party

Posted 8 months ago | 2 comments

The Moose Party platform cannot be easily summarized, largely because there isn’t one. Still, they are unified under the slogan of, “What could possibly go wrong?” and draw on Steve Jobs for inspiration.


Another UChicago website has been nominated for a Webby; voting ends Thursday

Posted 8 months ago | 1 comments

For the second year in a row, UChicago has a website nominated in the annual Webby Awards. After UChicago’s main website won last year in the School/University category, the Institute of Molecular Engineering (IME) is hoping to win a Webby this year for its website, which was nominated in the Science category. You can vote for the IME website here until Thursday, April 24, and the winner will be announced on Monday, April 28.

The Student Government logo.

SG election candidates announced

Posted 8 months ago | 1 comments

Barring a major upset by the Moose Party, it looks like this year’s SG elections could be a bit boring. Only two groups are running for SG slate, and multiple positions have either one or zero candidates.