Apr 22nd, 2009
6:06 pm
April 22nd, 2009 | Uncategorized
Gym renovation delayed

If students in the class of 2013 are lucky, they may get to see the Payne Whitney Gymnasium without scaffolding before they graduate. But probably not. Like almost all campus construction, the facade work on the gym has been put on hold because of the economic downturn. That means the scaffolding is here to stay […]

Nov 4th, 2008
7:44 pm
November 4th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Dressed for a home run

By Isaac Arnsdorf CHICAGO, 7:39 p.m. — There’s enough paraphernalia and street peddlers for a ballgame. As the crowds stream toward Grant Park, they have a wide selection of Obama shirts, buttons and keychains. And though the first polls have barely closed, the merchandisers have already picked the winner. It is Chicago after all, and […]

Nov 4th, 2008
5:39 pm
November 4th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Obama land: “Not every vote is Obama’s”

By Isaac Arnsdorf CHICAGO, 5:36 p.m. – Even in Obama’s state, in Obama’s city, in Obama’s neighborhood, in Obama’s polling precinct, not every vote is Obama’s. Tiffany Grimes said, as an African-American native of Chicago’s South Side, she’s inspired that a black man could come so close to the presidency. “It means a lot to […]

Nov 4th, 2008
11:53 am
November 4th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Obama returns home to cast his vote

By Isaac Arnsdorf CHICAGO, 11:38 a.m. — Here in Hyde Park, the leafy South Side neighborhood where Barack Obama made his home and launched his political career, his neighbors say they remember voting for him when he was their state senator. But, they said, they never would have predicted that they might some day vote […]

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