University of Chicago Photographic Archives

Seeing Stars on the Shore of Lake Geneva: A History of Yerkes, the University’s Moribund Observatory

By Oren Oppenheim

After 120 years under UChicago's purview, the University is set to end operations at Yerkes Observatory, though it hasn't struck a deal to sell the land or facilities.

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April 16, 2018

Former White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett Visits the IOP

By Brad Subramaniam

Jarrett, who will be this year's Class Day speaker, said she doesn't believe the chaos of the current political climate will persist.

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April 17, 2018

Kenwood's Lake Village East Apartments Wins Affordable Housing Award

By Kelsey Yang

The building's management used subsidies to ensure that a set of renovations completed last year did not price residents out of their apartments.

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April 16, 2018

Madeleine Zhou

Uncommon Interview: Eric Posner, Law School Professor

By Madeleine Zhou

Posner and his co-author, economist Glen Weyl, proposed a "Visas Between Individuals" program which would allow families to hire a foreign worker to live with them and care for their children.

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April 17, 2018

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Uncommon Interview: Fourth-Year Jeopardy! Contestant Harry Kioko

By Lucia Geng

Kioko talks his Jeopardy! experience, favorite categories, and past contestants he admires.

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April 12, 2018

65th & Woodlawn Community Garden

Woodlawn Community Gardens Face Potential Closure

By Madeleine Zhou

Community members who use the gardens say they were given little advance notice about the closure and have had a hard time getting an explanation from First Presbyterian Church, which owns the land.

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April 17, 2018

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Kenneth C. Griffin Donates $10 Million to Predictive Crime Analytics Efforts in Chicago

By Spencer Dembner

The donation will support the joint efforts of the UChicago Crime Lab and Chicago Police Department.

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April 12, 2018

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Woodlawn School Security Guard Sued after Violent Incident

By Jade Yan

A mother alleges that a guard at the University's Woodlawn Charter School assaulted her son, and that the school let it happen.

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April 12, 2018

Former Israeli Diplomat Endorses Two-State Solution at Hillel

By Jake Biderman

“Before we have a good marriage, we need a good divorce,” Tamir said.

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April 11, 2018

Maroon Staff

Students, prospective students reflect on mental health

By Maroon Staff

Last week, the Maroon talked with students and prospective students about mental health on campus.

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April 12, 2018

the Institute of Politics

Racism Did Not Cause Brexit, Former Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband Says

By Jade Yan

Miliband cited "deeper economic concerns" like growing wealth inequality and capitalism's failure to deliver on its promises.

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April 17, 2018

Maroon Staff

Shady Dealer Selling 500 Condoms Celebrating Free Expression

By Annabelle Rice

Pross revealed: “We will have five golden condoms...hidden between the pages of Maroon issues distributed around campus. If you find a golden condom, you have a choice: sex with any member of the Shady Dealer, or a tour of the Shady Dealer Factory.”

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April 12, 2018

Unbuilt UChicago: The University's Many Attempts to Build a Megadorm

By Spencer Dembner

Efforts to expand housing at UChicago have a long past, and little to show for it.

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April 12, 2018

Lead Found in Chicago Tap Water

By Citizen Bulletin

Keep track of your elected officials in this week’s Citizen Bulletin.

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April 16, 2018

Conservative Writer David French asks CRs: "Are You Willing to be Vilified?"

By Caroline Kubzansky

French exhorted attendees to fight against cultural shifts that would constrict free speech and the "marketplace of ideas."

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April 17, 2018

Repealing the Ban: Activists, Legislators Wrestle Over Rent Control

By Deepti Sailappan

On March 20, Chicago voters voted overwhelmingly to lift the statewide ban on rent control.

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April 12, 2018

POAH V.P. Bill Eager Discusses Affordable Housing Development, Obama Center

By Lee Harris

Preservation of Affordable Housing V.P. Bill Eager talks Woodlawn rent hikes, affordable housing development, and the Obama Presidential Center.

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April 12, 2018

University Responds, Countersues in Pearson Lawsuit

By Spencer Dembner

The University alleges that the Pearsons' refusal to pay a $13 million installment due on June 30, 2017 amounted to defaulting on the grant agreement.

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April 9, 2018

Emails: CPS CEO Said Allegations of HPAHS Closing Were "Hoaxed"

By Caroline Kubzansky and Pete Grieve

CPS e-mails obtained through a records request show how officials responded to a seemingly untrue allegation that Hyde Park Academy High School will be closed.

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April 10, 2018

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11:09 a.m.

Students Develop App to Fight Air Pollution in India

By Brad Subramaniam

“We’re acting as a catalyst to existing anti-pollution momentum,” said Pavan cofounder Preethi Raju.

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April 10, 2018

Faculty Discuss Potential 'Business Economics' Track for the College

By Katie Akin

Chair of the Department of Economics John List believes this new track will give students the choice they have been 'clamoring for.'

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April 10, 2018

Personal Stories Shared at Black Lives Matter, STOP Event on Mental Health

By Jade Yan

The event aimed to highlight the consequences of mental health clinic closures in Illinois, and touched on gang violence and police shootings.

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April 9, 2018

University to Demolish One of Thirteen Remaining Residential Properties

By Quinn Kane

As the University expands south of the Midway, it has reaped the rewards of rising property values in Hyde Park.

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April 6, 2018

Mother of Student Shot by UCPD Says Family Has History of Bipolar Disorder, Questions Shooting

By Pete Grieve

The mother of the student shot by a UCPD officer, Kathleen Thomas, said she believes her son was having a psychiatric episode at the time, although to her knowledge he has no history of mental health issues.

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April 5, 2018

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MARKETPLACE

NEW: The Maroon's free classifieds page for Hyde Park and its surrounding neighborhoods.

VIEWPOINTS

Enough with Competitive Insomnia

By Natalie Denby

Constantly bragging about sleep deprivation unhealthily glorifies stress in our campus culture.

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April 16, 2018

COLUMN: The Myth of a Post-Racial Future

Lucas Du

COLUMN: UChicago is Safe...From What?

Meera Santhanam

COLUMN: More Place for Students, Less for Woodlawn Members

Soulet Ali

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