Notable Student Accomplishments

UChicago Tops Fulbright List Again

Thirty University students received Fulbright honors for the 2009–10 academic year, significantly more this year than last. Thirteen took Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowships, awarded yearly to graduating seniors or graduate students. Seventeen others accepted Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award Fellowships—the highest number garnered by any university in the United States. 
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Public Interest Law Fellowships Awarded to Two Law Students

Two Law School students plan to use their prestigious, two-year Skadden Fellowship Foundation awards to work with socially vulnerable groups. Kristin Greer Love will work with a center for migrant’s rights in Mexico, helping guarantee the rights of guest workers who enter the United States. Kent Qian will work with the National Housing Law Project to help foreclosure-stricken communities in northern California, particularly tenants who face eviction from foreclosed properties. 
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Third-Year Named 2009 Truman Scholar

Sociology major Antonia Clifford plans to use her $30,000 award from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation to pursue a master’s degree in public policy and public heath. Clifford, who is minoring in Latin American studies and gender studies, will continue her current work on mental health and issues of identity, particularly among young people and their communities. The Truman Scholarship is a distinction awarded annually to about 65 socially committed college juniors in the United States.
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Beinecke Offers Student Chance to Connect Russia, Persia

With a $34,000 Beinecke Scholarship, third-year College student Claire Saperstein will pursue her interests in Persian and Russian literatures at the graduate level. A major in fundamentals: issues and texts—the “great books” program at the University—as well as Slavic languages & literatures, Saperstein is also minoring in Near Eastern languages and civilizations. 
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UChicago Athletes Excel at Top Levels of Competition

Student athletes did exceptionally well in tennis, wrestling, and soccer in 2008–09. Maroon wrestlers won the 2009 University Athletic Association Championship, defeating New York University 21-13 and host Case Western Reserve 37-10 in dual match competition. It was the University’s 13th UAA title in wrestling since the league’s inaugural event in 1988. 
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Second-year Chrissy Hu and first-year Kendra Higgins won the doubles title at the 2009 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championship.
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UChicago captured fourth place at the same tournament.
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The women’s soccer team received its 10th postseason bid in the past 13 years, this time to the 2008 NCAA Division III Championship tournament. 
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Chicago Studies Program Opens Doors to the City

The College’s new Chicago Studies Program invites students to study, engage, and discover the city. The companion website is a new interactive resource that includes everything from volunteer opportunities to the newest restaurants in town. College Dean John W. Boyer hopes the program and website will maximize student opportunities to become active Chicago citizens. 
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