Alumni Essay

Summer/21

Finding a new passion at age 59, or my journey to become a competitive adult figure skater.

Winter/21

What a surgeon learned from illness and grief in a pandemic year.

Spring/20

How an activist and technician found himself at the Mission Science Workshop.

Summer/19

For sports editor Lester Munson, JDʼ67, UChicago strikes the right balance of academic and athletics excellence.

Winter/19

The view from a CTA bus driver’s seat took in the range of human experience—including the most heartbreaking.

Fall/18

When Mark Bruce Rosin, AB’68, visited mental hospital patients as a College student, it opened the doorway to his 2018 screenplay.

Summer/18

To get outside himself, a writer takes up method acting.

Summer/18

The primary preoccupations of an unlikely political wife.

Spring/18

Yoga and meditation lend a new perspective to a judge's work.

Winter/18

Bailey Pickens, AB’10, learns to cultivate compassion as a young hospital chaplain by recognizing both the sin and the sinner.

Fall/17

Collector and self-proclaimed “Twainiac” Ivan Kane, AB’78, JD’81, remembers Mark Twain’s friendship with University of Chicago professor Elizabeth Wallace.

Summer/17

Max Grinnell, AB’98, AM’02, learns the mysterious ways of the “L.”