How monkeys, the Mafia, Italian academia—and, increasingly, American society—illustrate the biological impulse and social peril of nepotism.
“Are you a member of the Communist Party?” George Anastaplo, AB’48, JD’51, PhD’64, refused to answer that question, a refusal that shaped his life.
Some sights, sounds, smells, touches, and tastes can send you back to the quads.
Fresh off simultaneous No. 1 New York Times best sellers, editor Gretchen Young, AB’84, AM’84, continues to find new authors with big stories to tell.
For nearly a century, Chicago scientists have explored the deep universe of sleep.
A Special Collections exhibit on student life.
Alumni and friends write on what's missing from education at Chicago (and from the Magazine's coverage), David Axelrod’s (AB’76) new campus role, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s campus address.
On the Agenda
Marking his 30th year at the University, Provost Thomas Rosenbaum reflects on the constancy of change.
Court Theatre’s world premiere gives College students new insight into Invisible Man.
Journalist David Satter, AB’68, watches Russia’s second chance for democracy.
A warm start for Kuviasungnerk swirls to a snowy finish.
Strategist David Axelrod will lead a campus institute designed to be an ROTC for public service.
Does Donne dramatize religious incoherence or lapse into it?
Lucy Wang, MBA’86, went from trading bonds to writing scripts.
Nancy Segal’s (AM’74, PhD’82) experience as a twin inspired her to ask, what makes them alike?
Thomas Frank, AM’89, PhD’94, fears the rise of conservative populism could deepen economic decline.
Panelists at a Becker Friedman Institute event tackle policy issues in classic Chicago style.
Small modular nuclear reactors could have economic and safety benefits, a Chicago study reports.
Mexico’s universal health care is both an achievement and a work in progress.
Jonathan Lear tries to revive the term as Socrates understood it—the opposite of detachment.
The Law School's former dean of admission has made a lasting mark over four decades.
A Chicago astrophysicist calculates the fastest way to get airplane passengers into their seats.
An investment in Indian studies, a new clothing store for Hyde Park, and support for violence interrupters.
Chicago researchers investigate the irresistible smartphone temptation, why organs don’t always go to the neediest patients, whether evolution happens head first or tails first, and how long hypertension patients have to get their blood pressure under control.
Recent faculty, staff, board, and alumni obituaries.
The Magazine lists a selection of general interest books, films, and albums by alumni. For additional alumni releases, browse the Magazine’s Goodreads bookshelf.
Lite of the Mind
A lesson from Nick Kolakowski, AB’03, on what types of eccentricities an aspiring intellectual should embrace.