about the project that required the facility.
The atomic bomb was born at the University of Chicago where Enrico Fermi held a faculty position.
The staff did not walk around campus boasting of their accomplishment. They didn't call a press conference.
In 1942, the University of Chicago knew how to keep a secret.
Sadly, they have lost that talent. Or at least the school's police department isn't highly skilled in the covert arts.
A recent protest brought out security, as anyone would expect. The surrounding community has been after the University's hospital to expand its trauma unit to accept victims up to the age of 21, rather than cutting off entry to those over the age of 16.
There are more than enough gunshot victims in the region to warrant the need, but the U of C hospital is not exactly noted for its desire to welcome patients who cannot pay the bills.
The police who keep the university safe thought it would be wise to closely monitor those protesters, just in case someone developed an urge to loot and pillage. So they popped a couple of their officers into the crowd, all incognito, and kept in touch via text messages.
Not so incognito as Enrico Fermi blending into the faculty on campus. Some clever protester believed that the disguised cop was, in fact, a disguised cop, and took plenty of pictures to bolster a complaint to the university.
Busted, as they say.
The university's higher ups claim they knew nothing and are conducting a full and thorough investigation.
The police department is reviewing their costume department and may need to call in a Hollywood designer to help them better craft believable disguises.