Blog entries by Shira Tevah, '09

Service desk
September 3, 2008

"Sarah Grusin, ’10, regularly answers the phone this way during her summer Project HEALTH shift, Fridays 12:30-4:30 p.m. Her usual desk partner isn’t here this week, so she’s grateful for any visitors."

Fifteen minutes of wisdom
August 27, 2008

"The Templeton Foundation and the U of C's Arete Initiative have collaborated to create the Defining Wisdom Project, which gathered 40 young anthropologists, economists, geneticists, philosophers, psychologists, and sociologists in an August 22 symposium, where they competed for grants."

Ivory tower's weather station
August 22, 2008

"The Ryerson Astronomical Society is one of the oldest student groups at the University, with records dating to the 1950s and a telescope in use since the '30s."

"Jump up" on the Midway
August 18, 2008

"Heavy beats competed on the front lawns of the Law School and the SSA Saturday as several deejays played calypso, soca, reggae, punta, zouk, and "jump up," a drum and bass subgenre intended to encourage crowds to dance."

As the earthworm turns
August 15, 2008

“'Technically only half of the worms are mine,' Alexander Muir, '09, said. The rest belong to a former roommate, gone for the summer. Muir was speaking figuratively: the hermaphroditic worms reproduce like crazy and the current residents of the 2-by-1—foot plastic box will not be those that Muir’s friend reclaims in September."

Hotel uproar
August 8, 2008

“'This is everything I was afraid it would be,' an elderly man lamented as he looked around Bret Harte Elementary's auditorium, packed with more than 100 people. The windows were open but did little to alleviate the tension in the sweltering room."

Still life with dinosaurs
August 1, 2008

"A small boy with bowl-cut black hair and a blue shirt dotted with airplanes drew on the white tablecloth, using his clay's mud tracks for ink instead of making the demonstrated pot. He was among the 30 or 40 children, aged 2 through 10, whose parents or caretakers had brought them to the Smart Museum for Wednesday's final installment of the Art Afternoon series, a free summer arts-and-crafts program."

Three professors, three views
July 7, 2008

"Ate too much over the long weekend? For some food for thought, check out these professors' opinions."

January 1, 2004