Success was in the cards for Chez Geek, a send-up of the lives of College students living off campus.
Inspiration sometimes comes from unexpected places. Just ask Jon Darbro, AB’97, creator of the award-winning card game Chez Geek. Darbro and two roommates were sipping Shiraz in their 53rd and Woodlawn apartment when it struck them that their communal life could make for a fun card game.
Newly installed Wallace Stegner Fellow Stephanie Soileau, AB’98, aims to put post-Katrina Louisiana on the literary map.
Not so long ago, Stephanie Soileau, AB’98, was beginning to wonder if she should give up on a career in writing.
Soileau, whose path led her from Cajun roots in southern Louisiana to the University of Chicago, and later to the prestigious Iowa Creative Writer’s Workshop, was teaching classes at multiple colleges in Chicago and trying to write a novel in the crannies of her spare time. It was a losing battle.
As Odyssey Scholarships take root, a summer preparatory program will blossom alongside them.
A campus tour with her daughters reminds an alumna why she chose the College.
We asked alumni to give their answers in the form of a question.
Chicago UTEP students hit the classroom.
Science at the crossroads.
A new dean of students settles in.
The University of Chicago Magazine has been published continuously since 1907; here’s the latest bimonthly issue:
In a heated showdown with Western cattlemen, Idaho environmentalist Jon Marvel, AB’72, tries to outlaw livestock grazing on public lands.
Chicago geophysical scientist Patrick McGuire, AB’89, develops artificial-intelligence technology to turn astronauts into “cyborg astrobiologists.”
Former academic Theresa Brown, AB’87, PhD’94, finds personal fulfillment—and a different set of intellectual problems—amid health-care shortfalls and patients who face matters of life and death.
Presumed dead by the Alumni Association, Alan M. Charlens, SB’58, PhD’63 shares some life benchmarks, told through four writers’ lenses.
In early February students from Crown and Alper houses converged on the ice rink for a match-up in intramural broomball, a favorite of College students since the rink’s 2002 construction.