Submitted By Anya MetzerSunday, May 1, 2016 - 7:53pm

On April 25, our Geographical Issues in Housing and Community Development class, led by Professor Charles Barlow, took a field trip to see area CHA housing developments Sullivan Station, Lake Parc Place, and Lake Park Crescent located in the Oakland community. Lake Parc Place, a CHA-built public housing high-rise, was built in the 1950s and underwent extensive renovations in the 1980s.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerThursday, April 28, 2016 - 1:35pm

Professor Ariana Nash organized three excursions for her Ekphrastic Poetry class in Winter Quarter: the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute, and the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago. Here is an account of their experiences, and some of the poetry produced by the students in response to these spaces.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerMonday, April 25, 2016 - 3:32pm

This week, the Study Chicago participants and some College advisors along for the ride boarded a school bus and drove fifty blocks south to the historic neighborhood of Pullman. We started the day with a private tour of the grounds and what is left of the Pullman Palace Car Company factory buildings. Our tour guide painted a picture of the 8-hour workday and conditions in this “model factory” - where at least one worker was sent across the street to the doctor with a serious injury each day.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerMonday, April 18, 2016 - 6:32pm
Professor Veronica Vegna (Italian) organized a Commedia dell'Arte workshop by John Szostek from Northwestern at the University of Chicago.
Josh Nickelman:
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Submitted By Anya MetzerSunday, April 17, 2016 - 11:12am

On Friday of Third Week, we visited the Chicago History Museum.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerSunday, April 10, 2016 - 10:34am

This week, we visited Englewood to learn about challenges and opportunities in the area. We began our visit by talking to a local resident who described the changes the neighborhood had experienced in the past few decades. He said the most dramatic changes occurred during the drug epidemic in the 1980s which brought drugs and guns into the neighborhood. Before the 1980s, most gang activity was limited to fistfights and fights with knives which were strictly controlled by the gang’s upper echelons.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerSunday, April 10, 2016 - 10:27am

As an introduction to the variety and history of our city, Study Chicago Quarter instructor Professor Michael Conzen organized and led an all-day bus tour of Chicago and its suburbs, stopping at sites of particular interest and weaving together centuries of experience into a coherent picture, before the Study Chicago Quarter cohort and instructors were treated to a feast at Cafe Monsivais in Pilsen.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerThursday, March 3, 2016 - 4:14pm

Testa Produce: Leading Environmental Sustainability by Example

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Submitted By Anya MetzerThursday, March 3, 2016 - 3:47pm

2666: A World in Five Acts

How to translate a complex book of five parts into a play? The answer can be staggering, especially if the author is Roberto Bolaño. With five and a half hours "2666", currently at the Goodman Theatre, is a physical and and emotional challenge that goes from moments of unbridled comedy to the litany of monotone voices that remind, one by one, the name of the women killed in Santa Teresa, the Mexican town where the story ends up focusing.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerTuesday, March 1, 2016 - 4:55pm

It was a wonderfully colorful event in a literal and experiential sense. Enjoyed interacting with the music, the instruments, the dances, but above all the people!

By: Emma Almon

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