After an unprecedented year, Chicago Public Schools students graduating from UChicago college readiness programs prepare for their next chapters
This year, all 77 graduates of UChicago's Office of Civic Engagement’s college readiness and access programs were admitted to post-secondary institutions, receiving a total of $13 million in financial aid.
New report looks at how firms measure corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Rustandy Center researchers collected CSR reports, identified common metrics for ESG investors, others
Chicago Crusader: UChicago’s Civic Actor Studio challenges Chicago’s civic leaders to practice the art of leadership
Led by the University’s Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) and the Court Theatre, the Civic Actor Studio is a unique four-day leadership retreat that invites established and emerging civic leaders to examine the various leadership roles they play.
In an unequal America, what should public safety look like?
In discussion with UChicago experts, former HUD Secretary Julián Castro looks beyond police reform.
New Venture Challenge marks 25 years as pioneering startup accelerator
From GrubHub to Braintree, a look back at the Polsky Center’s legacy of supporting startups
Hyde Park Herald: Bronzeville senior earns $1 million in college aid and scholarships
With the assistance of the University of Chicago’s STEM Initiative within the Office of Special Programs-College Prep (OSP), high school senior Kaylee Flowers earned an impressive $1 million in scholarships and aid and acceptances to eight colleges.
Chicago Citizen: First-Generation College Student Headed to MIT
Marcus Russell, a Jones College Prep High School Senior and participant in the University of Chicago’s Collegiate Scholars Program, will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a first-generation college student in the fall.
Building the City of Chicago's first violence reduction dashboard
Crime Lab data scientists and analysts helped design and develop the tool, incorporating input from dozens of community-level street outreach organizations, victim services providers, advocates, and representatives of City departments.
Three fourth-years selected as 2021 Class Day speakers
Rodrigo Estrada, Emily Robb and Justine Shih to address Class of 2021 during virtual celebration on June 11
Path-breaking use of artificial intelligence reveals racial and gender bias in children’s books
For much of American history, the books that children read have largely centered on white, male characters—but is that starting to change? Not very much, and not very quickly, suggests new research from the University of Chicago.
Common perceptions about college-going are not reality for CPS graduates, finds a new study
A new study from UChicago Consortium and the To&Through Project examines the college paths and outcomes of approximately 63,000 CPS graduates in the classes of 2010, 2011, and 2012, from the time they first enrolled in college to the point six years later when they stayed or left college, with or without a credential in hand.
Defining figure: President Robert J. Zimmer transformed the University of Chicago by affirming its core values
When Robert J. Zimmer became president of the University of Chicago in 2006, he came to the Board of Trustees with a set of priorities and one overriding message: A great university is never good enough. Complacency is enemy number one.