- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Government
- Gender: F
- High School: Casa Grande Union High School
- Transfer Student: N
One thing I would change about the University of Chicago is the discourse that goes on about race. I think that there are gross perceptions about certain races, particularly African Americans that circulate around this school by people who are not educated in that subject. Many times it seems to make a joke about a certain neighborhood and warn people to avoid that place, but we should really take pause and ask ourselves and those who say such things why they say them. I wish that the University would get to the root of the extensive race issues that are underneath the surface of its pristine lawns and neo-gothic buildings. Race is an issue that this University must deal with at one point or another and whether we like it or not we contribute to the problem, by not making it more of an issue to those in charge.
I feel that professors know my name, but I think that is because I am a hard worker and I strive to show them that I am learning the material that they dispense to us. I truly believe that if you show your professors that you are passionate about your learning experience at this University then one way or another you will be recognized by them. The University of Chicago prides itself on learning and I definitely feel that the professors teach by that motto.
Student body....there is a lack of diversity and I feel that the University is trying to change that. With diversity comes a new wave of perspectives that I feel is greatly needed on this campus.
The Best Things
The intellectual atmosphere, the people and the unique environment that is not duplicated in any other university in the world.
The Worst Things
Race relations and the grading scale