Alumni Essay

Rumbling down unknown streets

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Grieving father Stéphane Gerson, AM’92, PhD’97, seeks comfort in historical writings and family stories.

Damn your meddling ways

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A walk through campus sparks memories of Wayne Booth, AM’47, PhD’50.

Bowing out

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A mother remembers the cusp of her son’s adulthood.

A tender coincidence

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English professor Will Pritchard, AM’92, PhD’98, reflects on the “tender coincidences” that occur when father and son teach the same book.

One pilgrim’s promise

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Laura Gruen, AB’67, AM’68, sends dispatches from the pilgrimage route across Spain she walked this spring.

Botching the wedding

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Wayne Scott, AB’86, AM’89, reflects on the winding path he and his wife followed on their way down the aisle.

Looking up

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Chelsea Leu, AB’14, explores how UChicago carved out an aspirational place for itself in higher education.

Mike Nichols’s first career

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Herbert J. Gans, PhB’47, AM’50, professor emeritus of sociology at Columbia University, reminds us that Chicago is also where Nichols left his mark on classical music radio.

The urban wild

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Zachary Cannon, AM’99, became attuned to the natural world all around him in Chicago’s urban landscape.

Mayhem on 56th Street

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From our print archive: In an essay from 1950, Ed Diamond, AB’47, AM’49, explains how nature and its whims—including a pair of frozen glasses and the birth of a baby—almost “de-iced” the UChicago hockey team.

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