News In Brief

U. of C. graduates thousands despite inclement weather

Last weekend the University of Chicago awarded 2,811 graduate students and 1,197 undergrads with degrees following convocation on Saturday. Saturday’s 515th Convocation ceremony was dampened by rain but was held despite predicted thunderstorms on the university’s Main Quadrangle.

Didjeridu fest Thursday

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Rockefeller Chapel will be holding a meditation session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, complete with music and a subsequent period of silence to mark the arrival of the longest day of the year. The solstice event, which has taken place at the chapel for several years now, is(…)

Fourth on 53rd seeking volunteers

With Independence Day approaching, Hyde Parkers can start looking forward to the 21st annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, the 4th on 53rd Parade. Since its launch in 1992, the event has enjoyed participation from the community’s diverse population, coining its motto, “everyone marches, nobody watches.” Families can join in on a variety of(…)

Make Music returns to HP

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Grab a sandwich and take next Friday’s lunch break at the Midway Skating Rink, or any number of Hyde Park places, to listen to live music. Make Music Chicago will spend its second year playing live music all day in Hyde Park. This is the celebration of live music’s third(…)

Giant moonrise walk this Sunday

Hyde Parkers can enjoy the biggest full moon of the year with their neighbors this Sunday. A nature walk that will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the east entrance of the Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, will continue on to the east end of Promontory(…)

U. of C. post to aid locals

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago named Shaz Rasul its director of Community Programs. The position was recently created to support community-based initiatives. Rasul will help local non-profits by connecting them to U. of C. faculty, students and staff who can provide support or aid for their causes. His position will focus(…)

Human leg found on Kenwood beach

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Police were alerted last Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. of a human leg at the beach on the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, and there is an ongoing investigation into the matter, according to Chicago Police News Affairs. The body part was examined that day and determined(…)

Bridgeport Coffee Co. replacing Istria

Bridgeport Coffee Co. replacing Istria

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A popular South Side coffee shop is opening in Hyde Park. Bridgeport Coffee Company will be opening its third location inside the Hyde Park Art Center café space formerly occupied by Istria Café. The art center said it hopes to open the café, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., by the end(…)