Look Up—Dig and Discover on the Quad
If you peek around the corner from the main entrance to Rosenwald Hall, you will find this fine bit of detail that offers up a command and an invitation: “Dig and Discover.” In the warmer climes of a Chicago summer it can be covered with ivy, but most of the time, it’s just out there in plain sight.
But one must pause and look closely. What’s that? A pair of nautiluses and a fine leather satchel. What’s inside this satchel? Ah, you must bring your own creativity, your own imagination, your own spirit of wonder. I know you have some. After all, you’re at the University of Chicago, a place full of meditative minds and curious folk.
Part of a weeklong series of guest posts about the “Secrets of UChicago” from Max Grinnell , a proud graduate of the College whose writings have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, Boston Magazine, and other publications. He has taught at the University of Chicago for over a decade and you can follow his musings on his website (www.theurbanologist.com) and via his Twitter feed (@theurbanologist).