The opening film screening of Alien is three days away. You are settling in, buying books and course packets, exploring the city and University, and getting excited about Colloquium! It’s a time of fresh beginnings and lots of new things to figure out and places to navigate. Chances are, you have a lot of questions, so now’s a good time to introduce you to MAPH’s fabulous staff. We’re here to help! A few weeks ago, we wrote a post introducing us, your mentors. For this post, we put some hard-hitting interview questions to our Associate Director, Maren, and Program Manager, Jane. They are both invaluable resources for you throughout your year here at UChicago. We are all here in the MAPH office, Classics 117, to help in any way we can! Feel free to stop by, enjoy some free coffee, and introduce yourself!
Michael, Jess and Clancey
Maren Robinson, Associate Director
In your own words, what’s your role with MAPH?
As the Associate Director I can help you navigate issues surround all administrative aspects of the program from restrictions and registration issues to a leave of absence or choosing to go part time. I also have great institutional knowledge of where to find or access things on campus and which alumni might be good to email with if you have a question about a certain kind of work or academic program.
What do you provide students with/what could students come to you about?
Really, if you have questions or concerns about the program, the university of even about where to find things in Chicago I often have an answer or point you in the right direction. Also, if you are just anxious or stressed, that is a good time to find me too. I have a great supply of tea.
Ask me about?
Anything MAPH or University related, outside of MAPH I love talking about theater and performance in Chicago, where to see parrots in Hyde Park, Yellowstone National Park, photography, knitting, and where to find quiet spots of nature in the big city.