Education & Social Service

Her LEVEL best

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Alexa Martin, AB’04, raises money to combat the Internet access disparity in the city of Chicago.

The hidden agenda

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An excerpt from The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy, by arrangement with the University of Chicago Press. ©1987, the University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved.

A challenge to left and right

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Sociologist William Julius Wilson sets forth to help the truly disadvantaged.

Promising statistics

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A program to reduce the financial and psychological obstacles to the college application process makes an impact in its first year.

American studies

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Leon and Amy Kass develop an online curriculum that inspires insight into the national soul.

Dinner-table conversations

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Anne Ford, AM’99, talks to people who are hungry for more than food.

Professor of freedom

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Earl Shorris, X’54, established a free humanities course to help impoverished adults escape the “surround of force” that restricts their lives.

Child support

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A new leader brings policy-world experience to Chapin Hall’s vital research on families’ well-being.

That’s edu-tainment

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Many questions, few answers about the Common Core.

Class dispersed

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UChicago dips a toe into long-distance learning with its first two online course offerings.

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