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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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Sarah Stinson I feel that the Urban Studies program made me a different person – one who gained a fresh perspective on the world through the lens of examining urban and social justice issues in Chicago. I learned that everything is connected, and you can’t possibly think you know everything about one issue if you haven’t examined all of the issues that influence it. If you’re looking to gain a new perspective while getting to be a piece of a bustling urban center, this program will be everything you want.

—Sarah Stinson, Chicago Program (Urban Studies), Fall 2009

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