Daily Archives: November 29, 2012

Jackson Jr. resigns, election to be held

BY LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer After five months of absence from the House of Representatives, Jesse Jackson Jr. tendered his resignation from Congress on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Jackson left the house to seek treatment for bipolar disorder and depression in June, though his office didn’t alert his constituents until two weeks later and said he(…)

Latkes later — annual debate rescheduled

The 66th annual Latke-Hamantash Debate – a U. of C. tradition in which two faculty members square off on whether the potato pancake or triangle-shaped pastry is better – will be postponed from its planned Nov. 23 date until Tuesday, Feb. 12. The debate, presented by the University of Chicago Hillel, is one of the(…)

Logan Center café scheduled to open

The University’s Logan Center will open its café to the public Tuesday, Nov. 27, months after announcing it would open in late November. The café, which will serve coffee, snacks and small plates along with beer and wine will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, including its opening day, and 11(…)

Logan’s Colombian dance classes

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern A University of Chicago professor teaching a class titled “Introduction to World Music” will open a workshop with two Colombian artists to the public Thursday. Participants will hear Colombian music, learn about the artists’ culture and dance together. Julio Montano Montenegro and Martha Arboleda, who will lead the workshop, began(…)

“The Hand of Fate” at Mandel Hall Saturday

The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra (USO) will perform the work of composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Max Burch and Giuseppe Verdi at “The Hand of Fate,” a Saturday, Dec. 1, concert taking place at 8 p.m. at Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. The concert, conducted by USO Music Director Barbara Schubert is the orchestra’s second(…)

MSI Christmas tree tradition returns

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern The Museum of Science and Industry is celebrating the holiday season with its traditional “Christmas Around the World” tree display, as well as an exhibit featuring the characters and stories of Charles Schultz’ popular cartoon “Peanuts.” The annual tree display, now in its 71st year, celebrates diverse cultures with over(…)

Howdy, neighbor: Live next to Obama

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The vacant lot next to the home owned by President Barack Obama is on the market. The 50 foot by 150 foot lot, 5050 S. Greenwood Ave., directly to the south of Obama’s home, was listed recently through realtor @Properties with an asking price of $899,000. The property had previously(…)

Renaissance Society head leaving

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer After 40 years at the helm Renaissance Society executive director Susanne Ghez announced that she would be stepping down next summer. Renaissance Society board president Greg Cameron made the announcement in a press release recently. The board will be bringing Solveig Øvstebø from Norway to take over the century-old Hyde(…)