News In Brief

Schutter exhibit opened

A new exhibit, “David Schutter: Rendition,” opened last week at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. The show, featuring the work of painter and University of Chicago assistant professor David Schutter, examines “the contemporary life of historical painting,” according to the the UChicago Arts website. A March 1 tour as well as a March(…)

St. Thomas to hold Monte Carlo night

St. Thomas the Apostle School’s spring fundraiser event, “Monte Carlo Night Extraordinaire,” will take place on site, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The fundraiser will feature food, music, raffles, casino games and a silent auction. Advance tickets cost $50. For more information, call St. Thomas the(…)

Law school gets $10M

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago Law School recently received a $10 million endowment in law and economics. The principal donors are Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products, LLC and his wife Ellen Sandor. They made the gift in honor of Nobel laureate Ronald Coase. The Institute for Law(…)

Murray kudos

By Daschell M. Phillips Staff Writer Murray Elementary School and Dyett High School received honors from the Illinois State Board of Education as part of the Illinois Honor Roll, which celebrates the accomplishments of exemplary Illinois public schools. Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., and Dyett, 555 E. 51st St., are two of 75 CPS schools(…)

Bengal culture on display at U. of C.

The University of Chicago’s South Asian Sound Interventions Series (SASI) is bringing together a group of musicians and academics for a series of events entitled “Performing the Bengal Borderlands: Music, Movement and Encounter” this week. The series will explore music from Bengal’s borderlands, the area around India’s border with Pakistan. Events will include a workshop(…)

Fundraiser for Akiba Schechter school

The Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School, 5235 S. Cornell Ave., will hold its annual benefit dinner and silent auction Sunday, March 3. The dinner will feature “The 3 Painters,” an art and performance group. This year, it will honor Dr. Avy Dachman and Yisrala Dachman. Dr. Avy has served on the school’s board of directors,(…)

Annual historical society dinner nears

The annual dinner of the Hyde Park Historical Society will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St, at 5:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Tim Samuelson, Chicago’s cultural historian, and Cornell, Despres and Block Awards will be presented. The cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner(…)

Holy pastry! Latke debate is coming

The Latke-Hamantash Debate, an annual tradition at the University of Chicago’s Hillel Foundation, will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12. The debate has been a fixture at Hillel and in Hyde Park since 1946. The humorous debate pits participants against one another in defending two Jewish foods: the latke, a fried potato dish, and hamentaschen, triangular(…)