Your guide to Jewish life at UChicago - academics, kosher dining, Hillel, Chabad, Israel activities, anti-Semitism and more!
Laurie Zoloth, a nurse-turned-bioethicist, is believed to be the only Jewish dean leading a non-Jewish university’s divinity school.
“Balancing free speech on difficult topics that some might find offensive can be tricky to navigate, but it is essential to a democracy.”
The Oriental Institute, one of the world’s most valuable collections of ancient world artifacts, takes no position of the historical veracity of the Bible. But one of its most precious holdings testifies vividly to at least part of it.
Students, recent graduates, faculty and staff members of Algemeiner’s ‘40 Worst Colleges for Jewish Students’ respond to claims that their campuses are toxic places for Jewish students.
For much of its history, The University of Chicago has been a leader in supporting free expression, and its current administration continues to uphold this legacy proudly. While there are certainly problems for Jews on campus —I received anonymous death threats in my first year for defending Israel — the administration has taken major steps to shut down the most virulent anti-Israel and anti-Semitic actors. Anonymous online posts remain a problem, and we never found out who issued the threats or who wrote about how humanity can’t survive with the “parasitic Jews” and that “Hitler was right.”
Though I grew up Modern Orthodox, it was only in college at The University of Chicago that I truly discovered what type of Jew (and person) I wanted to be.
The MacArthur Foundation announced the list of 2014 MacArthur Fellows on Tuesday, and two Jews made the list.
Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, has died.
A nasty feud is continuing between a former Hillel director at the University of Chicago and his old bosses. The latest casualty? An annual latkes-vs.-hamentashen debate.