Anonymous said: I didn't hear about that. What do you mean Aramark inspection? How?

fyuchicago:

south campus aka cathey dining commons failed an inspection and another

then bartlett wanted to get in on the fun

uchicagoadmissions:

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The 2014-2015 University of Chicago Essay Prompts… have officially been released!

Check ‘em out below:

1. What’s so odd about odd numbers? Inspired by Mario Rosasco, Class of 2009.

2. In French, there is no difference between “conscience” and “consciousness”. In Japanese,…

did-you-kno:

 Source 

uchicagoadmissions:

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Spotted: Undergrads expressing their gratitude for the crucial role played by non-academic staff at the University: Grant K. ‘17 for the Myers-McLoraine pool and Maura C. ‘15 for the shuttle system. On May 27th, UChicago One Campus will bring together students and staff for three meals.

uchicagoadmissions:

alphaomicronpiuchicago:

Our annual philanthropy event, Alpha Games, is coming up this week! All of the money we raise goes towards the Arthritis Foundation. To donate, click here and for more information, check out our Facebook event!

~ 10-15% of UChicago undergrads participate in Greek Life. Despite not having an overwhelming presence on campus, many sororities and fraternities have raised considerable awareness and funds through their fun philanthropic activities. In this past year, events have included Delta Gamma’s Anchor Slam, Sigma Chi’s Derby Days Week, and Kappa Alpha Theta’s Mr. University.

uchicagoadmissions:

alphaomicronpiuchicago:

Our annual philanthropy event, Alpha Games, is coming up this week! All of the money we raise goes towards the Arthritis Foundation. To donate, click here and for more information, check out our Facebook event!

~ 10-15% of UChicago undergrads participate in Greek Life. Despite not having an overwhelming presence on campus, many sororities and fraternities have raised considerable awareness and funds through their fun philanthropic activities. In this past year, events have included Delta Gamma’s Anchor Slam, Sigma Chi’s Derby Days Week, and Kappa Alpha Theta’s Mr. University.

Yup yup accurate yup

Yup yup accurate yup

kateoplis:

Arizona State University
Butte-Glen Community College District
Occidental College
University of California-Berkeley
University of Southern California
Regis University
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Denver
University of…

uchicago is rightfully on this list. As much as I love my school, this is more than unacceptable. 

(Source: The Wall Street Journal)

Anonymous said: Do you have any specific study habits/strategies that work for you that you could share? I have terrible study habits, so I'm trying to figure out how to do it better... I recently realized that it's much more efficient use a computer rather than pen and paper to create an outline or notes when reading a textbook (for the mere mortals like myself who can't get it the first time). Stuff like that. Anything, really. Hehe, if you have any, thanks in advance!

fyuchicago:

A few tips/ideas from me — readers, feel free to reply with your own!

  • For studying/working in general: Use the pomodoro technique by going for palatable bites of work rather than marathons. Use short walks, snacks, or reddit for 5-minute brain breaks and then get back to work for another ~20 minutes.
  • For classes with in-class finals: Create one monster meticulous study guide based on all your class notes and readings (I like writing things out with pen on blank computer paper, with copious highlighting, but computer works too). Imagine you’re making a “cheat sheet” that you could bring with you to the test.
  • For lecture classes: Don’t skip class and rely on others’ notes more than you have to. Relatedly, don’t bring your laptop to class if there’s even the slimmest chance it will distract you.
  • For discussion/heavy reading classes: Rather than indiscriminately skimming the entire text, skim most of it but focus intently on a few parts that REALLY interest you. Come to class with 3-5 really intelligent, specific, text-referencing ideas to discuss, rather than a vague sparknotes-esque knowledge of the whole text. You will get all the brownie points of the people who spent 10 hours reading every line, with minimal effort!
  • For super long final papers: Invest in outlining during the first half of the quarter and then set page quotas for each week after midterms end. Figure out the readings that are most necessary to your essay, and read those readings early and thoroughly (even if it’s at the expense of other class readings). Spend reading period editing/honing the crap that you wrote weeks 5-10, and voila: drama-free finals week.
  • For problem set classes: GO TO OFFICE HOURS AND FIND A STUDY GROUP. If you want good grades, this is not optional, at least not in the econ department.
  • Other pro-tip: picking classes is critical to your future happiness/sanity. Balance out a readings heavy class with a non-reading class. Balance out a finals heavy class with a class whose work is mostly pre-finals week. Read evaluations and find classes where you’ll be challenged but you won’t be suffering. Read syllabi before break ends, and put it all in a calendar (including the date of the final exam!) so you know how things will pan out week-to-week.

Check out this great Reddit thread for more ideas.

Happy studying, lil Maroon!

University of Chicago

So, apparently, the news that I had been admitted to UChicago spread quickly in my school. So today, this guy comes up to me and says “Hey congrats man! I heard you were accepted to Loyola!” This was my reaction….
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(Source: acceptedco2018)

appblah:

All Ivies - March 27 5pm EDT
American - week of March 17th (letters mailed)
Amherst - April 1
Babson College - March 9 (3 pm)
Barnard- Late March
Bates - April 1
Boston College - April 1 - by mail
Boston University- March 22
Bowdoin - “Early April”
Bucknell- March 28

(Source: thepolygonalpolymath, via college-campuses)