The Ricketts siblings—Tom, Laura, Todd, and Pete—at Wrigley Field, looking like they own the place.
The four UChicago alums plan to call Wrigley Field home for a long time to come.
(Photography by Dan Dry)
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Flower buds peppering the ground, snow dusting the bikes.
(Photography by Elizabeth Station)
"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?”
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)