1. April in Hyde Park

    Flower buds peppering the ground, snow dusting the bikes.

    Sigh.

    (Photography by Elizabeth Station)

  2. Poetic alumna
Of sturdy stuff are poets made, or else they’d never make the grade.

One familiar characteristic of poetry is its phoenix-like refusal to die permanently.

 —> Read the story

    Poetic alumna

    Of sturdy stuff are poets made, or else they’d never make the grade.

    One familiar characteristic of poetry is its phoenix-like refusal to die permanently.

     
    —> Read the story

  3. Doris Kearns Goodwin: Lincoln was sexy →

    uchicagopolitics:

    "Doris Kearns Goodwin is a petite person who writes about towering figures: Lyndon Johnson, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, the Kennedys.

    She sat in a hushed meeting room Monday at the University of Chicago’s hushed Alumni House, where David Axelrod asked her unhushed questions. 

    “People ask why can’t Obama be more like Lyndon Johnson?” said Axelrod, director of the Institute of Politics at the university. “Why can’t he command the bully pulpit the way Teddy Roosevelt did?”

  4. Five things I learned about Sumerian beer →

  5. Happy birthday to Crerar Library! 
Originally established downtown on this day in 1894, the library was founded with very specific instructions from benefactor John Crerar. “I desire the building to be tasteful, substantial, and fireproof,” he wrote in his will. 
“I desire the books and periodicals selected with a view to create and sustain a healthy moral and Christian sentiment in the community, and that all nastiness and immorality be excluded. I do not mean by this that there shall not be anything but hymn books and sermons, but I mean that dirty French novels and all skeptical trash and works of questionable moral tone shall never be found in the Library.” 
If we ever find a dirty French novel in your library, Mr. Crerar, we’ll be sure to let you know. 
Pictured: Preparing to move from Wabash Avenue to a new home on Randolph Street. (University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf2-01945, University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library)

    Happy birthday to Crerar Library! 

    Originally established downtown on this day in 1894, the library was founded with very specific instructions from benefactor John Crerar. “I desire the building to be tasteful, substantial, and fireproof,” he wrote in his will. 

    “I desire the books and periodicals selected with a view to create and sustain a healthy moral and Christian sentiment in the community, and that all nastiness and immorality be excluded. I do not mean by this that there shall not be anything but hymn books and sermons, but I mean that dirty French novels and all skeptical trash and works of questionable moral tone shall never be found in the Library.” 

    If we ever find a dirty French novel in your library, Mr. Crerar, we’ll be sure to let you know. 

    Pictured: Preparing to move from Wabash Avenue to a new home on Randolph Street. (University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf2-01945, University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library)

  6. The bitter and the sweet
Benné candy made using the 1933 recipe from Harriet Ross Colquit’s Savannah Cook Book.
—> Get the recipe and learn more
(Photography by Tom Tian, AB’10)

    The bitter and the sweet

    Benné candy made using the 1933 recipe from Harriet Ross Colquit’s Savannah Cook Book.

    —> Get the recipe and learn more

    (Photography by Tom Tian, AB’10)

  7. uchicagopolitics:

Our Spring Fellows are on campus! Meet them Monday at 4:30 p.m.

    uchicagopolitics:

    Our Spring Fellows are on campus! Meet them Monday at 4:30 p.m.

  8. Symbols of the UChicago Seder Plate →

    juchicago:

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    The Reg: Not only does the life of the university revolve around the Reg and all it symbolizes, but the Reg also stands as a symbol of both hard work and liberation of the mind.

    Vegetable: The vegetable on the seder plate references a 1st and 2nd century tradition of starting a meal by…

  9. Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.

    — 

    Author, Chicagoan, and weather prophet Nelson Algren would be 105 years old today.

    (via 57thstreetbooks)

  10. “Billiards is a good game, but billiards is not as good a game as painting, but painting is not as good a game as music, but then music is not as good a game as physics.”
The billiards player is Albert A. Michelson, professor of physics on the University’s original faculty and the first American scientist to win a Nobel Prize. 
—> Read the story
(University of Chicago Magazine archives)

    “Billiards is a good game, but billiards is not as good a game as painting, but painting is not as good a game as music, but then music is not as good a game as physics.”

    The billiards player is Albert A. Michelson, professor of physics on the University’s original faculty and the first American scientist to win a Nobel Prize. 

    —> Read the story

    (University of Chicago Magazine archives)