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Welcome to Hyde Park! Now Start Walking ...

Mar 25, 2014
On 53rd Street

On 53rd Street, where a Chicago Program student talks about the Hyde Park Bank.

On a bright, late-winter Friday that gave off hints of spring (in between cold gusts of wind off nearby Lake Michigan), the Chicago Program's Hyde Park group showed off their neighborhood to their classmates.

The day-long tour, organized and presented by the students as part of the program's Core Course, focused on Hyde Park's "assets" – the organizations and clubs, institutions, parks, schools and churches, businesses and enterprises, residents, and resources that make up the fabric of the community.

"Neighborhood exploration is a thread that's woven throughout the program, building the students' understanding of the city from the ground up," said Program Director Robyne Hart, who co-teaches the Core Course with Program Faculty Dorothy Burge. Read more

So Many Ways to Unleash the Entrepreneur Within So Many Ways to Unleash the Entrepreneur Within Oct 15, 2013
Chicago Program adjunct faculty Dima Elissa and Parissa Behnia draw on extensive business experience to mentor students in their independent study projects and to spark the entrepreneurial mindset.
Strong Voice, Warm Heart, Strong Voice, Warm Heart, "My Chicago Mom" Jun 28, 2013
Students, colleagues, friends, and family honored Mary Scott-Boria, a long-time faculty member at Urban Studies and the Chicago Program, at her retirement party.
Hearing People's Stories and Getting Involved in Chicago Hearing People's Stories and Getting Involved in Chicago May 21, 2013
Chicago Program alumni Taylor Shelton, Sam Sekulich, and Shea Love found opportunities on the program to pursue their passions for poetry, art, education, and social justice.
A Politician and a Journalist Give Students an Insider's View on Chicago Issues A Politician and a Journalist Give Students an Insider's View on Chicago Issues Feb 23, 2012
Alderman Joe Moore and journalist Ben Joravsky, veterans of Chicago's political scene who just happen to share an ACM connection, square off (though politely) for Chicago Program students.
For Business Students, Leaping into an Internship Brings Big Rewards For Business Students, Leaping into an Internship Brings Big Rewards Mar 22, 2011
Whether they're working at a start-up or an established company, Business, Entrepreneurship, & Society students gain valuable experience on internships.

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Students Produce Video to Promote the Chicago Program Nov 26, 2013
Video grew out of the program's workshop for independent study projects focused on entrepreneurship.
Exhibit by Chicago Program Arts Faculty Jason Pallas Is Encyclopedic in Scope Nov 15, 2013
Solo art show at Dittmar Gallery explores how technology has changed our relationship to knowledge.
ACM Has Moved! Jun 25, 2013
The consortial office, Chicago Program, and Urban Education Program are together in new space at 11 E. Adams Street in Chicago.
Research Ethics Are Focus of New Review Process for Students’ Independent Projects Jan 16, 2013
Faculty collaboration and Symposium on Protecting Human Subjects created a process for ethical oversight of student research on ACM off-campus programs.
Chicago Program's Mary Scott-Boria to Speak on Movement to End Violence Against Women Nov 15, 2012
Panel will discuss Arrested Justice, the latest book by scholar activist Beth Ritchie at event on December 1 in Chicago.
Schumptoberfest 2012 Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Across the Liberal Arts Curriculum Sep 17, 2012
ACM faculty and students are invited to free conference at Grinnell College on October 13-14.

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Happy Holidays from the ACM!

Seasons Greetings from all of us at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest! Click for our 2012 holiday greeting.

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Giulia Hines Being from a suburb of Chicago, people constantly asked me why I chose to spend a semester so close to home. I began the Chicago Arts program not really knowing much about the classes or what kind of internship I would have. My only goals were to get to know the city better and see if Chicago was a place I'd want to live after college. I cannot express how much I enjoyed every single day of this program. Every day felt like a field trip and every night felt like we were big adults living on our own. Between interning at a weaving school and meeting for class in theaters and museums, I spent a fair amount of time riding public transportation. When riding a packed to the gills train at rush hour, I realized I could either complain, sulk, and frown, or I could relish in the delightful mix of people surrounding me and listen to the familiar hum of the rails. (Needless to say, doing the latter made the journey more tolerable.) Because each student shapes their own experience, we all take away something different from this program. My time spent discovering new things in Chicago has only just begun.

—Giulia Hines, Chicago Program (Arts), Spring 2010

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