1) Are Chicago students happy? I feel like I read and hear a lot less--conspicuously less, whether in Chicago's promotional materials or here on TLS--about how much students love love love
being at UChi, compared to most other T14s. I don't mean just UVA and Duke, but even, say, Columbia and Harvard. Is this just because Chicago prefers to emphasize the stoic-intellectual-powerhouse image, or is it actually because Chicago students don't
love the bejeezus out of the place?
2) In this thread and others there's a lot of, "don't worry, Chicago's not that conservative, most students are liberal." So is the conventional wisdom closer to: a) Chicago's reputation as a more conservative community is anachronistic and the student body is about as left-leaning as at most other top schools, or b) Like at most other top schools, the large majority of the student body is liberal, but the right-wing minority here is somewhat larger/more vocal/better represented?
Thanks in advance!