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2021

Cycling in Chicago: When Bicycle Culture Collides With Urban City

Author: Huazhi Qin Program of Study: Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS)   Having learned that Bicycle Magazine once ranked Chicago as the best cycling city in the U.S. is not a surprise to me. (Biking in Chicago, 2018) The first time I walked along the Lakefront Trail near Navy Pier, I was amazed by how...
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2021

Automation might widen the racial income gap in Chicago

Author: Aizhan Mukhyshbayeva Program of Study: Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP)   Automation could hit black workers in Chicago harder than other groups and further widen the racial income gap. Transcript: (transcript was provided by student and is unedited) Welcome to the ELI’s Finding Chicago Global Perspectives Podcast Series for AEPP 2021. I’m your...
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2021

Art and Activism: the Life and Works of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs

Author: Wanawat Wechakit Program of Study: LL.M. Law School  Do you think art and activism are conflicting? Let’s find out in this podcast how these two concepts, when combined, can transform the society in a unique way through the works and life of a poet, writer, teacher, reformer, artist and above all an activist: Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs “Woman”...
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2021

Revisiting Bronzeville: Is Chicago’s Black Renaissance at Dawn or Dusk?

Author: Weiqi Wang Program of Study: Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) Concentration in Economics   />When I was virtually exploring the neighborhoods of Chicago, a sculpture named “Monument to the Great North Migration” grabbed my attention. Accomplished by sculptor Alison Saar, this monument is a self-evident attestation of a legendary historical event: the Great Migration,...
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2021

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge: Uptown’s splendor during the Jazz Age

Author: Flory Huang Program of Study: Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) As I was wandering on the Chicago Neighborhood website, hoping to find something exciting to write about, one article caught my eye: “5 Chicago neighborhoods for music lovers”. “This is it,” I thought, I have found my gem on this site. For the past...
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2021

The Second City in the Second City

Author: Jinglan Hong Program of Study: Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) Located at 230 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, sits a nationally-renowned comedy theater. Tthe Second City has been an influential improv comedy enterprise for the past decades. Its connection to Chicago is so obvious that one can see it from the name: The...
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2021

Exploring the Metropolitan Correctional Center: the Leniency and Harshness in Confinement

Author: Xinyi Zhao Program of Study: Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS)   The Metropolitan Correctional Center, located at 71 W Van Buren Street in the Downtown neighborhood, is a United States federal prison in Chicago. There are 28 floors within this building, accommodating perpetrators prior and during court proceedings and or those who serve brief...
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