Line-Up Change Announcement Graphics
Designed by Natalya Samee
Emergency graphic to break the news:
The Major Activities Board (MAB) is a recognized student organization (RSO) that brings entertainment events to the University of Chicago campus. As part of the Marketing Team, I designed all promotional materials for our annual Summer Breeze music festival. Also check out my design for our new website.
My Chicago is not yours, it is not anybody else’s, and if you’re wondering whether I realize that I’m lucky, I do. It may sound simplistic to say that Chicago is the places you go and the things that occur there, the people you meet and spend time with, but it’s true, and it’s why every person occupies the same city yet comes away with a completely different experience. Chicago is not the same place to someone having his egg on the balcony at the Park Hyatt as it is to someone sleeping in an alley three blocks to the west. Nelson Algren lived in one Chicago, Hugh Hefner another. I’m not saying that my Chicago is the best Chicago or the true Chicago or any Chicago other than the one I found here. If your Chicago is a better, truer, more real and alive Chicago, at least in your own estimation, well then, that’s just great, buddy. Don’t get a swelled head about it.
Anonymous asked: When will incoming students get their UChicago IDs/email addresses?
You’ll need to use my.uchicago this summer, which requires a CNed ID. I don’t have an exact date for that, but it won’t be too long from now.
Anonymous asked: What was your transfer GPA? Were your classes rigorous?
My GPA transferring into UChicago was a 3.33 but I’d say that’s on the lower end for a transfer coming from a 4 year.
I mean, I don’t know, yes and no. I went to a great school but I was personally challenged.
Anonymous asked: When will members of the Class of 2017 be able to get CNet IDs?
Are you referring to CMail? Because all that the University is doing is getting rid of the webmail portal. Your CNet ID and your aliases will still forward to your primary email address.
Anonymous asked: I don't know if this is a really dumb question or something that only people who go to UChicago are really supposed to know, but can you explain scav to me please?
Not a dumb question.
Basically, for four days, teams do battle for glory and honor. There’s a lot of science and public embarrassment involved. Also costumes, duct tape, cardboard, and shit like this.
Anonymous asked: do you know if you can defer from uchicago for a year? i'm super in love with uchicago but i was just given the opportunity to do a gap year travelling the world after my senior year. if i get in next year, would i have to apply again or how would that work?
You can defer for a year.
I still can’t get over what a gorgeous campus we have…
Anonymous asked: What was your "convincing case" when you transferred?
I think I made a strong case for why my current university wasn’t fitting my needs and why UChicago in particular (or even uniquely) could help provide me with the education I wanted. I wanted passion where I wasn’t finding it, I wanted resources that just weren’t available, I wanted a culture that was more politically diverse.
I also wrote a stellar uncommon application. It was about my love of puzzles and word-play and I wrote it without using a word that had the letter “i” in it.
Second grade, where an urge led me to tell my classmates that anyone could speak French language; the secret was just to add a “French e” (pronounced “uh”) at the end of every word. My made-up language took the classroom by storm.
Anonymous asked: What were your reasons for transferring to UChicago?
I had been at a small, private liberal arts college. It was in the suburbs. Isolated.
I felt like no one had a passion for knowledge, for learning. The environment that the school provided was often terse, people were more often in competition. No one talked in class.
I wanted to be near the resources of a city again but I did really like the enclosed feeling of a small college campus. UChicago had both.
I had gotten rejected from UChicago after being deferred and so, I originally hadn’t planned on applying to transfer. I was very bitter (and frankly, embarrassed. who wants to be rejected *three* times?).
But I visited the campus February of my first year of college and immediately felt at home. My driving desire became to get into UChicago as a transfer, however lofty and improbable it seemed.
I hope this answered your question. Feel free to ask follow-ups!