Japan PM vows to press ahead with Olympics amid virus surge

“We will have full anti-infection measures in place and proceed with preparation with a determination to achieve the Games that can deliver hope and courage throughout the world,” Mr. Suga said. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed on January 18 to get the pandemic under control and hold the already postponed Olympics this summer with … Read more Japan PM vows to press ahead with Olympics amid virus surge

Senior Spotlight: Jackson Ross (Football)

Name: Jackson RossSport: FootballHometown: Norman, OklahomaMajor: Economics Why did you choose UChicago?I wanted to go somewhere with the perfect balance of competitive football, amazing social opportunities, and a high-class education with top-tier career placement. Favorite moment of your UChicago athletic career?The favorite time during my career has to be fall camp when it is just the … Read more Senior Spotlight: Jackson Ross (Football)

Senior Spotlight: Emily Schmitt (Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field)

Name: Emily SchmittSports: Women’s Cross Country / Track & FieldHometown: Eau Claire, WisconsinMajors: Chemistry and Biochemistry Why did you choose UChicago?I wanted the opportunity to learn as much as possible in my major classes and also in the Core. I knew that the professors at UChicago would push me academically and I have grown so much because of … Read more Senior Spotlight: Emily Schmitt (Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field)

Senior Spotlight: Fredericka Paulson (Volleyball)

Name: Fredericka PaulsonSport: VolleyballHometown: Austin, TexasMajor: Economics Why did you choose UChicago?The academic rigor, the people, the team, and the city. The education you receive here is unparalleled and the passionate and unique culture is inspiring. After seeing the team and the coaching staff’s presence with each other and the love and kindness they exuded, I knew … Read more Senior Spotlight: Fredericka Paulson (Volleyball)

UAA Spring Sports Scheduling Announcement

CHICAGO – The University Athletic Association announced on Tuesday that the UAA Presidents Council has unanimously approved a resolution to cancel all formal UAA spring sport competition for the 2020-21 season. This resolution applies only to those sports for which the UAA sponsors competition during the 2021 spring season — baseball, golf, softball, outdoor track … Read more UAA Spring Sports Scheduling Announcement

Senior Spotlight: Kiyan Tavangar (Men’s Cross Country / Track & Field)

Name: Kiyan TavangarSports: Men’s Cross Country / Track & FieldHometown: New York, New YorkMajors: Astrophysics and Mathematics Why did you choose UChicago?UChicago offered the perfect blend of research opportunities for an aspiring scientist as well as strong departments across the board. I was still very interested in taking classes in a wide variety of fields and didn’t … Read more Senior Spotlight: Kiyan Tavangar (Men’s Cross Country / Track & Field)

Senior Spotlight: Katie Jasminski (Women’s Soccer / Track & Field)

Name: Katie JasminskiSport: Women’s Soccer / Track & FieldHometown: Ridgefield, ConnecticutMajors: Economics, East Asian Language & Civilizations Why did you choose UChicago?I loved campus and the people I met and overnighted with. I was drawn to the academic focus and potential to balance that with athletics. Favorite moment of your UChicago athletic career?Soccer: Traveling to North Carolina … Read more Senior Spotlight: Katie Jasminski (Women’s Soccer / Track & Field)

Ratner Center Memberships Available for Faculty and Staff

CHICAGO – In accordance with guidance from the Chicago Department of Public Health and UChicago Medicine, Athletics & Recreation has modified its building capacity and facility operations to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and building staff to minimize exposure and spread of the coronavirus. At this time, we are pleased to announce that … Read more Ratner Center Memberships Available for Faculty and Staff

Ratner Athletics Center Resumes Full Winter Hours Starting Jan. 11

CHICAGO – The Ratner Athletics Center resumes its full winter hours starting on Monday, January 11. Currently, the Ratner Center facility is only open to enrolled UChicago students. Online reservations are required to access the fitness areas and swimming pool.  Reservations and all Ratner policies and procedures can be found at: https://athletics.uchicago.edu/facilities/ratner-procedures   WINTER HOURS (January 11 … Read more Ratner Athletics Center Resumes Full Winter Hours Starting Jan. 11

Senior Spotlight: Brian Uhler (Football)

Name: Brian UhlerSport: FootballHometown: Woodridge, IllinoisMajors: Philosophy and Political Science Why did you choose UChicago?I chose the University of Chicago largely for its reputation as a school with a strong emphasis on intellectual debate and free speech. The school prides itself on its support of this; it’s effectively a safe space for free speech. Favorite moment of … Read more Senior Spotlight: Brian Uhler (Football)