In 2016, Chicago suffered its deadliest year in two decades in terms of homicides, with 762 reported killings in total--an average of two a day. The same year saw 3,550 shooting incidents--a rise of 1,100 from 2015--and 4,331 shooting victims, according to the Chicago Police Department.
This senseless shooting--more like a duel--took place 4 miles directly south of the University of Chicago (UC) campus where The Motley Monk resided for 4 years in the late 1970s' and early 1980s. This latest shooting reminded The Motley Monk about the trouble UC administrators were having in recruiting new students he had read about on a previous occasion.
One mistakenly might think this world-class university would have absolutely zero problem attracting top-tier students. However, Senior Admissions Counselor College Colleen Belak posted in the UC student paper, The Maroon (which, in this instance, might be renamed "The Moron"):
If you've paid attention to the national news over the past few months, you'll notice that the city (sic) of Chicago is often painted with a broad brush as an "unsafe" or "scary" place to reside.
Hmmm...that sounds rather ominous! Sort of like, "After talking to the Man in the High Castle."
Not a UC graduate, let's see if The Motley Monk "gets it": That's $500 to the student who formulates the best lie ("be it a video series, blogpost, photo, or something else (and better) entirely")?
Let the discussion begin...
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