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Burton–Judson Courts

Burton-Judson Courts
General information
Type Dormitory
Location 1005 E. 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
United States
Coordinates
Construction started 1930
Completed 1931
Design and construction
Architect Zantzinger, Borie & Medary
Website
official website

Burton–Judson Courts (B-J/The Beej) is a dormitory located on the University of Chicago campus. The neo-Gothic style structure was designed by the Philadelphia architectural firm of Zantzinger, Borie & Medary, and was completed in 1931 at a cost of $1,756,287.[1]

Burton–Judson Courts is built around two courtyards that are named after the university's second and third presidents, Harry Pratt Judson and Ernest DeWitt Burton.[2] Burton-Judson contains six houses: Dodd-Mead, Salisbury, Linn-Mathews, Coulter, Chamberlin, and Vincent. In addition to student rooms, the building contains a library, lounge rooms, and apartments for resident heads.[3]

Contents

  • Notable residents 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Notable residents

  • Otis Brawley,[4] oncologist and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society.
  • Misha Collins, actor.
  • James W. Cronin,[5] Nobel Prize–winning physicist and University of Chicago faculty member. Lived in Chamberlin House.
  • Philip Glass,[6] Noted composer, lived in Coulter House.
  • Tucker Max,[7] Noted blogger and "fratire" writer. Lived in Mathews House.
  • Walter Oi,[8] academic and US government economist.
  • Carl Sagan,[9][10] Noted astronomer. Lived in Dodd House (room 141).
  • Bernie Sanders,[11] United States Senator from Vermont. Lived in Chamberlin House.
  • John Scalzi,[12] Science fiction author. Lived in Linn House.
  • Thomas Sebeok,[13] semiotician and linguist.
  • Evan Sharp,[14] Co-founder and designer of Pinterest. Lived in Salisbury House.
  • Literary and cultural critic. [15]

See also

References

  1. ^ Jay Pridmore, Peter Kiar. The University of Chicago: an architectural tour. p. 106. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  2. ^ http://www.trishmorse.com/sixtieth.htm
  3. ^ photoarchive.lib.uchicago.edu (1958). "Burton-Judson Courts". Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ Otis Webb Brawley and Paul Goldberg, How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America, p. 143
  5. ^ University of Chicago 1951-1952 Student Address Book
  6. ^ University of Chicago 1954-1955 Student Address Book
  7. ^ University of Chicago 1994-1998 Student Address Book
  8. ^ Michael Szenberg, Lall Ramrattan, eds., Reflections of Eminent Economists Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2004, p. 333
  9. ^ Carl Sagan: A Life
  10. ^ University of Chicago 1953 Student Address Book
  11. ^ http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/07/bernie-sanders-president-change-politics
  12. ^ http://mag-dev.uchicago.edus/default/files/issues/UChicago_TheCore_Winter2013.pdf
  13. ^ Paul Cobley, John Deely, Kalevi Kull, eds., Semiotics Continues to Astonish: Thomas A. Sebeok and the Doctrine of Signs p. 469
  14. ^ https://parents.uchicago.edu/news/idea-stuck/
  15. ^ George Steiner, Errata: An Examined Life New Haven: Yale, 1999, p. 44

External links

  • Official website


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