Alex Ward



Conference Explores Space Through the Lens of Science, Economics and Science Fiction

Conference will feature speakers from NASA, academia, and the private sector.


April 8, 2016

Student Groups Protest With Striking Teachers

Protesters join Chicago Teachers Union rally downtown.


April 4, 2016

Supporters of Today’s Teachers’ Strike Organize on Campus

Protesters will gather on the quad today in support of Chicago Teachers Union’s efforts.


April 1, 2016

Gentrification in Chicago and Around University Considered in Talk

“A university is not beholden to the community around it in the way an alderman is supposed to be, but on the other hand, a university is shameable.”


March 8, 2016

Professors Talk Islamic State Videos at Neubauer Collegium

“I’m interested in how those [images] that are humanly constructed can be used to organize a community, and that that’s [even] necessary for the organization of a community.”


March 1, 2016

Open Syllabus Project Releases Syllabus Explorer

“The OSP’s mission is to build a large-scale online collection of syllabi and to build foundational tools for analyzing it in order to advance scholarly inquiry…”


February 26, 2016

Author Talks About the U.S. Culture and the Middle East “After the American Century”

The book describes how works from the U.S. lose their American associations in the Middle East.


January 29, 2016

Director of Institute of Molecular Engineering Hosts Reddit AMA

“Engineering is all about providing some good for society, so I think it’s really important to be in touch with people to do engineering well.”


January 26, 2016

University’s VPN Target of Second Attack

The attack was stopped by the end of the day last Monday.


January 18, 2016

Student group protests Aramark’s role in prisons

“I think we’re fighting a bureaucratic culture that likes to do what’s easy or what’s cheap rather than what’s right, so we need to make a choice to do the right thing.”


January 12, 2016