(Photography by Michael Vendiola)

Seek and find: UChicago edition

A student mural features layers of in-jokes.

Last summer Jacob Goodman, Class of 2019, created a mural in the College’s admissions office. Among the Chicago iconography Goodman included:

Carl Sagan, AB’54, SB’55, SM’56, PhD’60.

“We don't have a lot of famous-face-recognizable alumni,” says Goodman. “It helps to have that to latch onto.”

His textbooks for Soc.

“The best class I've taken by far.”


“I was in Halperin House in South. We were terrible.”

Latke-Hamantash Debate.

“I'm not that observant of a Jewish person, but that's the thing I go to religiously.”

Item #191.

You’ve braved the South Pole and flown to the highest heights. Now how low can you sink? Your team’s logo photographed as many meters below sea level as possible. (5 points per 100 meters, maximum of 549 points conceivably available to be awarded by the boundaries of modern science)

Polar bear from Kuvia.

“I’ve never done Kuvia. I can’t. I can’t.”

Dean Boyer.

“He’s like the mascot-god of UChicago, always watching you from his bicycle.”

CTA “L” map.

“I forgot the Pink Line. That’s something that bugs me.”