Chicago Studies on Campus

Easy Listening: The Past, Present and Future of the Hyde Park Jazz Society
By: Christine Schmidt, Second-Year Student and Civic Journalist for Chicago Studies
Against the curtain of rainfall outside Café Logan, trumpeter Marquis HIll held his instrument at his side and bobbed his head to the beat of the piano solo...

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...

Let’s Get Working Festival Honors Studs Terkel’s Legacy
By Sarah Miller, Third-Year Student and Civic Journalist for Chicago Studies 
On May 9th, the Let’s Get Working Festival kicked off at the David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts. The three-day festival celebrated...

Unity through Music: Wisdom and electro-reggae from MC Zulu
By: Jack Nuelle, Third Year Student and Civic Journalist
Classroom 028 in the basement of the Logan Arts Center was transformed, most suddenly, into a concrete dancehall on Friday...

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Chicago Studies in the Community

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...

The Sidewalk Ballet: A Reflection on Jane's Walks
By: Jack Nuelle, Third-Year Student and Civic Journalist

“I used to live in that building!” Janis Fuller yelled, pointing excitedly at the squat apartment building visible to the west of the midway. “A.O. Sexton Grade School...

"Graze Magazine" Release Party: An Intern's Perspective
By: Lily Gordon, Third-Year Student and Civic Journalist
"170 writers, readers, and food lovers celebrated the release of issue five of Chicago-based Graze Magazine at 8p.m. on Saturday in Logan Square..."

Green Infrastructure in Our Backyard: City Hall’s Green Roof
By: Lily Gordon, Third-Year Student and Civic Journalist for Chicago Studies
Among the skyscrapers in downtown Chicago floats a 20,000 square foot rolling prairie - on the roof of City Hall...