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April 15, 2014

News

Booth Unveils Booth 455; Students Flock to New Study Rooms

By: Reid Tileston ‘15  |  april, 2014

Business school is a competitive place - between searching for a job, applying to be a random walk leader, interviewing to be a lead facil, jockeying for co-chair positions, and waiting in line to buy tickets to the Running of the Bulls; all of it can be overwhelming. Getting access to study rooms at Gleacher during peak times is the competition of competitions, the losses pile up and the wins are few and far between. My own personal record is below .500. Luckily, the administration has our back. As was announced in September, the school is leasing 16,000 square feet on the ground level of the NBC Tower - a space that was previously occupied by Amira Mediterranean Cuisine. After a few months of permitting and construction, the space is now open and ready for student consumption. Chicago Booth’s new downtown facility is located at NBC Tower, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, right across from Gleacher. The newly rented space features 16 study rooms, 2 classrooms, and ample open study space. Prior to the opening of the center, Gleacher had only 13 group study rooms, now there will be 29, a 123% increase for those who are counting.

The Ukrainian way to freedom and independence

By: By Svitlana Kholevan ‘15 and Tetiana Kholevan ‘15  |  april, 2014

In November 2013 when Mr. Yanukovych, the former Ukrainian president, refused to sign the Association agreement with EU after years of negotiations, Ukrainians went out to the main Ukrainian square to protest his actions. Yanukovych sent riot police against the peaceful protestors; however, his actions only motivated more people to pour into the streets.

Breaking out of the booth bubble: a summer survival guide

By: William Lee '14  |  april, 2014

Last summer, while most of my classmates moved to Booth magnets like New York, San Francisco and Washington, I went to an unlikely location: Bogotá, Colombia. Just three people from my class had internships in this city of 8 million. I thought I was special in choosing a place off the beaten path, but actually I was far from the only adventurous spirit. 16% of current second-years went to cities with three or fewer classmates last summer.