Tag: Yerkes Observatory

Front Page, November 13, 2019

What happened?  Here is the joint statement released on Tuesday of last week: 
“The University of Chicago and the Yerkes Future Foundation (YFF) are pleased to announce an agreement in principle for the transfer of ownership of Yerkes Observatory and related property located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin to the Yerkes Future Foundation. Over the next several months, both organizations will be working closely on all aspects of the proposed transfer.

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Front Page, October 23, 2019

HILLMOOR, RIVIERA, AND THE YERKES OBSERVATORY
What do these wonderful Geneva Lake edifices have in common, and how is it that they seem mired in the same kind of frozen bureaucratic miasma and mess of serious, secret and never-ending decision-making that might make most socialistic cultures, even compared to those of Geneva Lake’s small size, seem pure and wonderfully efficient?

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Front Page, October 31, 2018

The earth under the Yerkes moves, like an earthquake, building into a tsunami.
Let’s go all the way back to when Mr. John Johnson donated the land that the Yerkes Observatory sits on. Mr. Johnson gave the property to the University of Chicago, apparently without restriction…

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