This summer the UCSC partnered with Redmoon Theater Company to offer community-based internships for undergraduate students in preparation for the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival. Filmed and produced by Civic Journalist Christine Schmidt.
Block 58 Student Voice Summit By: Kiran Misra, First- Year Student and Civic Journalist for Chicago Studies When the city of Chicago was selling land reserved for schools to commercial developers in the 1860s due to rising property values, one of the last blocks to go was Block 58 where State meets Madison...
The Calumet Quarter: A Student’s Perspective By: Lily Gordon, Third-Year Student and Civic Journalist for Chicago Studies This quarter I decided to sign myself up for a different kind of academic experience. Some label it “un-UChicago,” in that the course load is grounded less in theory and more in practice - and that’s part of why the other students in the Calumet Quarter and I love it...
About Chicago Studies
The Chicago Studies Program highlights and creates opportunities for students in the College to discover, study, and engage with Chicago's diverse communities. Chicago Studies is a partnership between the College and the University Community Service Center in collaboration with departments and programs across the University of Chicago.
Course Connections offer instructors an opportunity to highlight the Chicago connections of undergraduate courses. Micro-grants of up to $750 per course can support guest speakers, field trips, and experiential learning. For more information, visit the Course Connections page, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the features below.
The Civic Journalism Project highlights Chicago-based organizations, urban research, citywide events and opportunities, and community resources. Know something that our Civic Journalists should cover? Pitch your story idea to us by completing this short online form.
Interested in becomeing a Civic Journalist? Contact Chris Skrable, UCSC Associate Director.