UChicago News

Paul Alivisatos Selected as University’s 14th President

By Miles Burton

Alivisatos comes to Chicago from UC Berkeley, where he serves as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

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February 26, 2021

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11:06 a.m.

Survivors of Police Torture Share Their Stories at Invisible Institute Event

By Roshini Balan

The event commemorated the launch of the Chicago Police Torture Archive, an online archive of police violence against Black Chicagoans in the 1970s–90s.

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February 26, 2021

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12:59 p.m.

Shady Dealer Plagiarizes COVID-19 Issue; Maroon Dismisses Two Staffers for Leaking Internal Documents

By Emma Dyer, Miles Burton, and Caroline Kubzansky

An editor at The Chicago Shady Dealer downloaded numerous internal Maroon files containing pre-publication elements of the paper’s upcoming COVID-19 special issue which are reproduced in The Dealer’s articles.

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February 24, 2021

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3:23 p.m.

Jeremy Lindenfeld

University Reports 17 New Cases of COVID-19 in Seventh Week

By Hamza Jilani

Illinois began increasing eligibility for Phase 1b of the vaccine rollout on Thursday, February 25.

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February 26, 2021

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6:07 p.m.

Suah Oh

BFI and WBEZ Collaborate on New Podcast, 'The Pie'

By Basil Egli

The podcast aims to make economics accessible for listeners.

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February 26, 2021

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12:58 p.m.

@CHIhungerstrike on Twitter

Hunger Strike Over Metal Shredder Relocation to Southeast Side Reaches Three-Week Mark

By Laura Gersony

More than 100 Chicagoans, including second-year Alexis Florence, have participated in the hunger strike, urging Mayor Lori Lightfoot to “#DenyThePermit” for General Iron’s relocation of its metal shredder.

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February 24, 2021

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2:15 p.m.

Caroline Kubzansky

Almost a Year Into Remote Learning, What Have We Learned?

By Hamza Jilani

UChicago faculty discuss the effects of remote learning on Chicago students and teachers as well as important takeaways from remote learning as Chicago Public Schools begin to reopen.

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February 22, 2021

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7:39 p.m.

University of Chicago

Law School Applications Up 20 Percent at UChicago, Consistent With Nationwide Trend

By Lukian Kling

Admissions officers at the UChicago Law School attribute the rise to job market instability induced by the pandemic.

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February 22, 2021

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7:10 p.m.

UCM To Create Medical Records for Student Body in Preparation for Vaccine Distribution

By Kate Mabus

The program will make all students who do not opt out of a UCM medical record eligible for a vaccine during Phase 2, predicted to begin May 31.

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February 24, 2021

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2:24 p.m.

University Reports 14 New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Plan for On-Campus Vaccine Clinic

By Yiwen Lu

The University announced plans to open an on-campus clinic with UChicago Medicine to vaccinate community members who will be eligible recipients during Phase 1c and Phase 2.

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February 19, 2021

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5:31 p.m.

What the Plan for Reopening CPS Contains

By Pranathi Posa

The all-member CTU vote passed the plan with a margin of 13,681 in favor and 6,585 opposed.

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February 15, 2021

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Sonali Smith Becomes First Woman to Be Appointed Chief of the Section of Hematology/Oncology at UChicago Medicine

By Lukian Kling

In the medical world, only 15 to 20 percent of leadership positions are filled by women, a statistic Smith is trying to change.

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February 14, 2021

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10:07 p.m.

CC Passes Resolution Calling for Undergraduate Liaison to Faculty College Council

By Yiwen Lu

The resolution marked the first attempt of the Student Government to directly push for increasing student representation in administrative decision making. In the long term, College Council hopes to create an inclusive student advisory group.

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February 11, 2021

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9:08 p.m.

OPC Announces Plans To Break Ground in April, Begin Construction in August

By Kate Mabus

Following four years of federal review and community criticism, the Obama Foundation will move forward with the $500 million construction project and begin recruiting employees.

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February 10, 2021

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9:28 p.m.

GSU Organizes Boycott of Student Services Fee, Citing Economic Burden

By Alex Dalton

Nearly 500 graduate students have pledged to withhold payment as of Thursday evening.

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February 5, 2021

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1:30 p.m.

U.S. Department of Education to Investigate UChicago for Alleged Title IX Violation

By Aly Tantawy, Christian Belanger, and Caroline Kubzansky

A recently dismissed Ph.D. candidate alleges his withdrawal was due to a rejected Title IX complaint.

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February 3, 2021

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5:29 p.m.