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The Lost Stories of ’68

Out of all the documents of the landmark, radical left protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, most people tend to focus on those involving the Youth International Party (more commonly known as the Yippies) and the Abby Hoffman-led “Chicago Seven.”

Room to Grow

Theaster Gates, Director of Arts and Public Life at the University of Chicago, is spearheading a new UofC Arts and Public Life initiative aimed at strengthening the connection between the arts communities on and off campus. The cornerstone of this $1.85 million University-funded initiative will be an “arts incubator” in Washington Park.