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Five things you didn’t know about John Boyer and UChicago history

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His views on Thucydides, Hutchins, Sturm und Drang, and more.

Déjà views

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Historical postcards capture UChicago as it was and as it wanted to be seen.

Chartered philanthropy

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As the historic document turns 800, David M. Rubenstein, JD’73, reflects on preserving a Magna Carta in the United States.

Astronomers at the wheel

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Big glass of the past.

The gathering storm

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What we don’t talk about when we talk about climate change.

Genius of the gridiron

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Eighty years ago, Jay Berwanger, AB’36, won the Heisman Trophy—before it was even called that.

The Great Fire: Chicago 1871

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From our print archive: Herman Kogan, AB’36, retells the story of the famous conflagration that destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles of the city and left more than 100,000 residents homeless.

Art and politics

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A conversation with 2015 Berlin Family Lecturer Amitav Ghosh.

Marching on

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A Divinity School event commemorates the 50th anniversary of Selma and explores the state of civil rights today.

Old saws

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Five myths about art, antiques, and collectibles.

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