December 10, 1998
Vol. 18 No. 6

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    Classics for Kids

    [kids] by jason smith[hugo] by jason smith  
    President Sonnenschein is a natural at reading the classic tale of a very familiar feline, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, by Dr. Seuss. Sonnenschein participated in the Children's Book Week at the Blackstone branch of the Chicago Public Library System.

    The Giving Tree

    [the giving tree] by jason smith  
    Last week, members of the student organization The Giving Tree transported donations from their annual clothing drive to the Midwest Workers Association. Underestimating the number of donations they would receive, students happily filled a van three times with clothing left at drop-off locations in dormitories and Reynold's Club. The Giving Tree is dedicated to addressing issues of homelessness and hunger.

    NASA Honor

    [ed stone (left) and anthony tuzzolini (right)] by jason smith  
    The Ed Stone (left), director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, presents the NASA Public Service Medal to Anthony Tuzzolino, Senior Scientist at the Enrico Fermi Institute, for the work he has accomplished since the 1950s. Tuzzolino was honored for his role in developing cosmic dust and cosmic/ray particle detectors for a variety of interplanetary space probes. His detectors were the first to visit Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and the Moon. Other detectors of Tuzzolino’s design are scheduled for future visits to Saturn and a comet. Stone received his doctoral degree from Chicago in 1963 while working with Tuzzolino. Both men were launched into careers in space exploration by John Simpson, founder of Chicago’s Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research.

    Building Bridges

    [jesse jackson] by lloyd degrane  
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. spoke Monday morning in the Max Palevsky theater in Ida Noyes Hall to an audience of faculty, students and staff. His message was building bridges––between the University's Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and the public policy institute operated by Rainbow Coalition/PUSH. Jackson also spoke about the need for international bridges that would open up trade between the U.S. and Africa.