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A piece of the master

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From our print archive: In a whirlwind campus visit in February 1994, novelist Kurt Vonnegut, AM’71, wowed a new generation of fans.

How President Beadle rescued the cat

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Or, who’s that barefoot man on the roof of the president’s house?

The map and the territory

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Librarian Taylor Hixson discusses digital mapping in the academy and beyond.

Rockefeller, remembered

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Memories of businessman and University trustee David Rockefeller, PhD’40, focus on his philanthropy. 

Modo, Rockefeller Chapel’s cat, tells all

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Thoughts on life at Rockefeller, squirrels, and Phil the Phoenix.

A peek inside the president’s house—in 1961

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An ugly rug, a stolen Tropical Hut planter, and why the bust of Silas J. Cobb is displayed in such an odd location.

Easy as pi

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How many digits of pi can you remember off the top of your head?

How to fill out a March Madness bracket

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Struggling with your picks for this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament? UChicago scholars share uncommon strategies for making selections.

Meet the queen of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

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Maura Connors, AB’15, loves soda bread and thinks all Irish people look good in green.

University obituaries

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Recent faculty, staff, trustee, and alumni obituaries.

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