The first president Harper, an accomplished scholar (Semiticist) and a member of the Baptist clergy, believed that a great university should maintain the study of faith as a central focus, to prepare students for careers in teaching and research and ministers for service to the church and community.As per this commitment, he brought the Morgan Park Seminary of the Baptist Theological Union to Hyde Park, and the Divinity School was founded in 1891 as the first professional school at the University of Chicago.RSU is designed around proven factors that make your college experience meaningful.We are personal in every aspect: small classes, attentive professors, a close-knit community, and hands-on learning.The original physical campus was financed by donations from wealthy Chicagoans like Silas B.Cobb who provided the funds for the campus' first building, Cobb Lecture Hall, and matched Marshall Field's pledge of 0,000.Similarly, 34 faculty members and 16 alumni have been awarded the Mac Arthur “Genius Grant”.
For the public university in Chicago, see University of Illinois at Chicago.
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