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Writers tackle scientific issues in medicine, business, law and ethics, among other fields. They have a strong support system of undergraduate editors and faculty mentors, and it is common for writers to collaborate one-on-one with eminent professors. In addition to these journals, we also present student articles through The Triple Helix Online, an international blog rated among the top five science policy blogs on the web today by OnlineCollege.org. Articles on the blog are read by over 300 unique visitors on a daily basis.
Through our events and science policy division, students organize their own events, work with policy professionals, and present their own work at the TTH/AAAS meeting in Washington D.C.
The commitment and talent of the writers and editors of our Print and E-Publishing Divisions and the generous support of the faculty members who work closely with our students allow us to publish scholarly work of the highest quality. Our new Production and Web Design Divisions have further bolstered our presence on the campus community, as well as online.
During the Autumn Quarter of 2011, our Events Division organized a highly pertinent lecture on the Eurozone crisis by Chairman of the Department of Economics, Dr. Harald Uhlig. In the Winter Quarter, we presented fellow undergraduates along with students from the graduate schools here at the University with a fascinating talk on the ethical and policy issues surrounding organ transplantation, given by Dr. Lanie Ross, Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. We also organized a lecture by Dr. Mathew Tirrell, Director of The University of Chicago's pioneering new Institute for Molecular Engineering to address our colleagues for the very first time. Hundreds of students were able to take advantage of these informative presentations.
We have demonstrated the increasing prominence of our chapter by being recognized as the 2006-2007 Best New RSO and the 2007-2008 Best Publication on Campus. In the 2011-2012 school year, TTH won the William J. Michel RSO of the Year Award on campus. With passion, the University of Chicago chapter of TTH strives to stimulate intellectual exploration of issues in modern society among undergraduates at the university, to foster connections to the Hyde Park community, and to lead the new wave of global connectedness and communication among our international chapters.[back to top]
The membership of The Triple Helix is open to all members of the University of Chicago Community. Individuals may be considered members upon notification of the executive board. Members are considered active after one quarter of contributions. Members may resign by notifying the executive board. Members may be expelled by the decision of the executive board. All members swear to uphold the rules and regulations of the University of Chicago and the decisions of the executive board.
There are no membership dues. However, if members do so desire, they may feel free to contribute any amount.
All members are required to demonstrate support for the purpose of The Triple Helix, and take part in a substantial portion of the activities.
Membership decisions will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion or creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.
Qualification for each Office:
Officers must be currently enrolled students in the University of Chicago.
Officers must attend E-board meetings on Mondays at 6:10 pm unless told otherwise.
Officers will be chosen in a selection process towards the end of the spring quarter with the prerequisite that they have been with the organization for a quarter or longer.
Handling of Funds
All funds will be deposited in The Triple Helix ORCSA account.
The President shall prepare a fiscal year budget based upon existing cash reserves, expected fundraiser revenues, forecasted costs, etc.
Voting is limited to currently registered students at the University of Chicago.
If a vote is needed during an official break between quarters, proxy ballots to the President via e-mail will be accepted.
An advisor will be selected by the President of the organization and will remain in that position until his resignation. This advisor is to be a highly respected faculty member of the University.
The President will select any subsequent advisors.