Alison Sider


Out on the street

Even as the markets continue to plunge, U of C students and recent graduates on Wall Street aren't panicking yet


December 2, 2008

GSB nets $300 million gift from alumnus David Booth

The Graduate School of Business received a $300 million donation Thursday from alumnus David Booth (MBA ’71) and his family and will be renamed the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


November 7, 2008

First U of C charter middle school targets Bronzeville

The Carter G. Woodson campus of the University’s Charter School opened this year to 250 sixth through eighth graders, with plans to eventually expand to 450 students.


November 4, 2008

Facing ire, University waives rent for evicted students

The University announced new measures Friday to ease the transition for tenants evicted from its East 57th Street and South Drexel Avenue apartment building earlier this week, including forgiving one month's rent.


October 31, 2008

Economic crisis affects job market for graduating class

For fourth-year students preparing to leave the ivory tower, the rising unemployment rate is a pressing concern.


October 21, 2008

Consulting firm to evaluate campus student health care options

On the heels of a shift to a new insurance provider, the University has hired Keeling & Associates (K&A), a higher education consulting firm, to reevaluate the University’s current health care services.


October 17, 2008

Pell Grant recipients on the rise as federal program faces challenges

Pell Grants awarded to record-high number of students in the College.


October 7, 2008

Grad students feel credit crunch

The University informed nearly 3,000 graduate students that it had lost its major lending partner and could no longer offer student loans.


September 22, 2008

Quadrangle Club employees vote to join Teamsters union

Quadrangle Club employees unanimously voted to join Teamsters Local 743 Tuesday, the union that represents many University clerical and maintenance workers.


May 30, 2008

Quad Club employees look to unionize

The University has said that it hopes to turn the Quadrangle Club around after years of mismanagement and unprofitability, though it remains unclear what role the Club's current employees will play in the Club's renewal.


May 23, 2008