David G. Hays: September 2009 Archives

TIME'S UP: Chicago bid loses in first round

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tBtW offers some UChicago-based links as well as some general links:

Your turn to weigh in:
The Olympic Bid has been controversial, especially here on the South Side. What do you think? What else should folks check out to learn more?

Orientation: The Lake is Always East

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Welcome (or Welcome Back) to Chicago!

Five ways to orient yourself to your new home:
  1. South Side History Bike Tour - Saturday, October 10 - or check out Paul Durica's Pocket Guide to Hell Tours
  2. Take a Course - study NeoFuturist Performance, Sustainability, Feeding the City, Black Chicago, and more.
  3. Engage Chicago Through Service - day of service for entering College students. Not an entering College student?  Still want to give back?Here's info on how to Volunteer
  4. Find Chicago's beating heart - Heartland Exhibit at the Smart Museum, the Heart of Chicago Writing Contest, Chicago in 60 Seconds Video Contest (info coming soon)...
  5. Eat! Check out Blog that Works tasty entries on veggie dining, an Ice Cream tour of Neighborhoods, and the jibarito - please not all on the same day...
More info on how to Discover Chicago.

For entering College students, check out your class website or the O-Book. Events marked with a "C" help connect you to the city that works.

Recommendations on things to do/how to orient yourself? We welcome comments below.