Volume 113, Number 3


Defining figure

President Robert J. Zimmer transformed the University of Chicago by affirming its core values.

A world apart

The many lives of quarantine.

Alternative history

The Chicago Journal—rival to the Maroon, free South Side weekly, journalism and business talent incubator—had a memorable eight-year run.

Legacy: Note by note

Eileen Southern, AB’40, AM’41 (1920–2002), rewrote the history of American music.

Editor’s notes

Fit to print

What had six legs and 250,000 young readers?


Readers sound off

An epic love, road tripping, songs of UChicago, and more.

On the agenda

Advancing a more just and humane society

Change and continuity at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice.

UChicago Journal

Presidential transition

UChicago alumnus Paul Alivisatos, AB’81, takes office in September.

Democracy rethought

The Center for Effective Government looks beyond policy to imagine institutions that work.

Life as we knew it

Lost in the pandemic.

The spy you never heard of

A College track star turned secret agent and a plot to kill Vladimir Lenin.

Fresh ink

A selection of recent books by UChicago faculty members.

Joy of motion

The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project aims to sustain and protect eight Chicago companies.

Interview: Not just kidding

New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman, AB’97, on the power and peril of jokes.

Quick Study: UChicago research roundup

New findings on alcohol use disorder, a little-studied memory condition, and more.

W. R. Harper’s Index: Guess the presidents

Test your knowledge of UChicago history.

For the Record: UChicago news highlights

A selection of the latest headlines from across campus.

Peer review


A selection of UChicago alumni whose names are in the news.


A selection of books, films, and recordings by UChicago alumni.


Photos from the archives and readers like you. 


University of Chicago obituaries

Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.

The UChicagoan

Vineet Arora, AM’03

Questions for the UChicago physician and incoming dean for medical education.