Who Went Where -- Again!!

I still find the ways that we all "market" ourselves by identifying "famous" graduates -- a tad, well, off putting. On the other hand, I have fun thinking about this -- and love meeting Shimerians who are amazing. In fact, I have yet to meet a Shimerian who is not amazing. That is one reason I find this "famous alums" tendency a bit off putting. Are we only proud of those whose names are recognizable or whose connections enrich our own "brand."

Even so, the game is fun. So, here are a few more to tickle your brain cells as you think about higher education in Chicago(land):

Walter Brueggemann went to ________________.

Richard Widmark went to __________________.

Elliot Ness went to _______________________.

Jake La Botz went to _____________________.

Trick question: where did Kevin Bacon go to college? (Yes, a liberal education kind of place. No, not in Illinois. Yes, only for five weeks one summer.)

Answers: A. Elmhurst; B. Lake Forest; C. University of Chicago; and D. Shimer College. And do you know who these guys were? Are?

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    Shimerprez is the 14th president of Shimer College at 35th and State. She also blogs at the Huffington Post and at a Shimer Blog called Evocations which can be found on line at blog.shimer.edu/provocations/. She is a University of Chicago Ph.D. who works on religion, the social sciences, gender and sexuality. She reads murder mysteries, is fascinated by the world of food, and also loves the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

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