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BruceP May 24, 2023 8:30 PM

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Originally Posted by gandalf612 (Post 9952287)
Harvard doesn't have a requirement to live on campus, but 95% of students do anyway. It's not uncommon for elite liberal arts universities to require or encourage it. They think living in a "scholarly community" is a key tenet of a liberal arts education

Very true. My U. of Chicago scholarship (back in the Stone Age) included room and board, even though I lived in Chicago with my parents, for that very reason.

Bonsai Tree May 24, 2023 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by gandalf612 (Post 9952287)
Harvard doesn't have a requirement to live on campus, but 95% of students do anyway. It's not uncommon for elite liberal arts universities to require or encourage it. They think living in a "scholarly community" is a key tenet of a liberal arts education

Yeah I've heard this a lot too. But it's clearly just a thinly veneered attempt to scam students of more money.

WestsideLA May 24, 2023 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Klippenstein (Post 9952198)
Construction under way at Harper Court Phase II. These are from the past week.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e1fcfcee_b.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b6fb4df4_b.jpg

Glad to see it's going up finally!!

WestsideLA May 25, 2023 2:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Bonsai Tree (Post 9952492)
Yeah I've heard this a lot too. But it's clearly just a thinly veneered attempt to scam students of more money.

Every one is entitled to their opinion, and I don't object to this as a casual observation. But I think the real motivation is not so much the desire to cash in short term by capturing more housing fees, but instead is really motivated by the belief that if students stay in housing and they build a strong community and have a great time, they will look more fondly on the University over the years and one day make the big pay out that will put a smile on the development office's face.

gandalf612 May 25, 2023 5:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Bonsai Tree (Post 9952492)
Yeah I've heard this a lot too. But it's clearly just a thinly veneered attempt to scam students of more money.

Oh absolutely, but it's not the housing itself that gets them money. Providing housing and unlimited dining plans is not a profitable venture especially with how much financial aid they give out. The real money comes from alumni with fond memories of their campus community. I worked in event planning while in college and it was comical how much bigger the budgets for freshmen and senior events were as opposed to sophomore and junior. The reason? Most people only really remember their freshman and senior years so you get a much greater return on your investment focusing on making them fun.

Rally Monkey May 25, 2023 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by WestsideLA (Post 9952673)
Every one is entitled to their opinion, and I don't object to this as a casual observation. But I think the real motivation is not so much the desire to cash in short term by capturing more housing fees, but instead is really motivated by the belief that if students stay in housing and they build a strong community and have a great time, they will look more fondly on the University over the years and one day make the big pay out that will put a smile on the development office's face.

I agree with this. It might also be a reaction to increasing concerns among current and prospective students (whether fair or not) that Chicago is a less safe place to live. And that rents in Hyde Park and now Woodlawn are becoming more expensive. I bet that the College will market its dorms to upperclassmen as secure and relatively cheap places to live close to campus.

Meanwhile, check this out: The satellite view of the University of Chicago and Hyde Park has just been updated in Google Earth. See here:

https://earth.google.com/web/search/...pAId8GRBhWp0rA

You'll also see at the link that an intrepid pedestrian captured new street level photos of the campus in March for Google Street View. He covered all the quads and offers a first view (for me, at least) of the newly built multiuse facility on Kimbark across the Midway. (I think it looks very good.) Spend some time with it!

Klippenstein Jun 27, 2023 12:49 AM

Almost forgot to update that the crane just was put up for Harper Court Phase II.

WestsideLA Jun 28, 2023 4:42 AM

Cancer Center Officially Approved
 
https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/for...earch-facility

Klippenstein Aug 10, 2023 11:45 PM

Harper Court from Monday

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9ab26dbe_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...26a74625_b.jpg

WestsideLA Aug 21, 2023 7:16 PM

https://chicagoyimby.com/2023/08/har...hyde-park.html

https://chicagoyimby.com/wp-content/.../DSCF3013.jpeg

r18tdi Aug 21, 2023 8:33 PM

Not sure how I feel about that podium cladding... What's the opposite of "good?"

Klippenstein Aug 21, 2023 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by r18tdi (Post 10019333)
Not sure how I feel about that podium cladding... What's the opposite of "good?"

That’s the old cladding. The new cladding will be a type of glass with fins I believe, but the old cladding will stay where it is I believe.

WestsideLA Aug 22, 2023 9:45 PM

website:
https://hydeparklabs.com

and brochure:
https://cbre.ent.box.com/s/p4mqo04es...1vgunm6zwm5jjt

sentinel Aug 22, 2023 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by WestsideLA (Post 10020360)

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

The project looks great, and it's wonderful seeing how Chicago is basically the center of the quantum computing science world. So many companies, incubators, labs, etc.

WestsideLA Sep 21, 2023 5:31 AM

More Cancer Hospital Pics
 
https://www.archpaper.com/2023/09/ca...ncer-pavilion/

https://www.archpaper.com/wp-content...ilionfive.webp

WestsideLA Sep 22, 2023 5:08 AM

Windows
 
https://chicagomaroon.com/39883/news...kage-problems/

https://www.hpherald.com/evening_dig...ba755b58e.html

sentinel Sep 28, 2023 2:43 PM

The new University of Chicago Medicine Cancer Center in Hyde Park has broken ground:

https://chicago.urbanize.city/post/u...-breaks-ground

Randomguy34 Sep 28, 2023 11:28 PM

Passed by Hyde Park Labs and it looks like it topped out

sentinel Sep 29, 2023 3:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Randomguy34 (Post 10048937)
Passed by Hyde Park Labs and it looks like it topped out

Any pics?

Klippenstein Sep 30, 2023 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by sentinel (Post 10049414)
Any pics?

It’s just the core. Been meaning to upload pictures. Here’s one from last week. I can’t get the url to post it when I’m on my phone.


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