Maroon Staff

UChicago Endowment Hits $8.6 Billion, Returning Only 3.2 Percent in 2019

By Nick Tarr

While the endowment reached an all-time high of $8.6 billion, returns decreased from 6.9 percent to 3.2 percent and UChicago's result underperformed that of many peer schools.

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November 24, 2020

Administration Refuses to Adopt Opt-In Pass/Fail Grading for All Classes at Meeting With Student Government

By Yiwen Lu

The administration declined a College Council resolution asking for a continuation of spring 2020 opt-in pass/fail policy, citing remote learning to be a factor when considering academic policy, rather than the pandemic.

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November 23, 2020

Mercy Hospital To Close, and the South Side Shudders

By Nick Tarr

Mercy Hospital's planned closure in the Spring of 2021—leaving the University of Chicago Medical Center as one of the few hospitals in the South Side—could create a healthcare desert for Chicago's most at-risk residents.

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November 17, 2020

Euirim Choi

President Zimmer Writes to Reaffirm Chicago Principles, Defend Diversity Training in Response to Executive Order

By Lukian Kling

President Trump’s call to end diversity training “would enable the government, with all its resources and authority, to define the content of campus dialogue and thus compromise free inquiry,“ according to President Zimmer.

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November 28, 2020

Monica Greig, Kitty Luo

Undergrads Set to Launch Midwave Radio, Student-Run Radio Station, in Winter 2021

By Hamza Jilani

The online broadcast will feature a wide variety of musical and nonmusical content.

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November 24, 2020

Han Jiang

Students’ Thanksgiving Plans Affected as New Travel Order Covered a Majority of States

By Monica Greig

The City of Chicago issued new quarantine guidelines that took effect November 13, causing students to think twice over Thanksgiving plans.

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November 22, 2020

Brooke Nagler

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Election, COVID–19, and Past Works at SSA

By Nick Tarr

Renowned author Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke at the UChicago School of Social Service Administration’s Cafferty Lecture series.

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November 22, 2020

Matthew Lee

Woodlawn Residents Approve Proposed Health Center Ahead of City Council Vote

By Dimitriy Leksanov

Friend Health, a non-profit community health clinic, plans to open new facilities at the intersection of 63rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue over the next two years.

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November 22, 2020

Greg Ross

Review of Obama Presidential Center Construction Plans Reaches Final Stages

By Nick Tarr

The Federal Highway Administration has released a Memorandum of Agreement after a review of the Obama Presidential Center’s proposed construction.

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November 22, 2020

Matthew Lee

Political Science Professors Discuss Rise of Authoritarianism at Pozen Center's Annual Kirschner Lecture

By Amala Karri

Professors Lisa Wedeen and Tom Ginsburg discussed how authoritarian regimes have come to power across the world in this year’s Robert H. Kirschner Human Rights Memorial Lecture at the Pozen Center.

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November 19, 2020

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

Maroon Archives Tell the Story of the 1918 Spanish Flu, a Picture Not Dissimilar From Today’s Coronavirus Pandemic

By Kate Mabus

Viral testing and vaccines were years away from widespread use, but Chicagoans in 1918 implemented similar hygiene and social distancing measures to prevent the viral spread.

FEATURE

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November 17, 2020

Matthew Lee

UChicago Urban Network Hosts Second Annual Urban October

By Ruthie Mitchell

In the 2nd annual Urban October, organized by the University of Chicago’s Urban Network, policy leaders, urban designers, and researchers from around the world discussed city planning in response to the coronavirus pandemic and other challenges.

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November 18, 2020

Harris School of Public Policy

Harris Professor James Robinson Speaks on Global Economic Inequality, the Legacy of Colonialism

By Roshini Balan

In a Q&A with UChicago International Development Society, Robinson shared his opinions on the role of government institutions and the World Bank in repairing global trends of income inequality.

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November 16, 2020

University of Chicago

Law School Professors Discuss Policy Potential of Biden Administration in Post-Election Panel

By Roshini Balan

Law School faculty shared their thoughts on Election Day and its future implications as votes were being counted.

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November 16, 2020

University Libraries Adapt Protocols and In-Person Services for Autumn Quarter

By Michael McClure

New protocols have taken shape in library buildings as in-person offerings resume.

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November 18, 2020

College to Offer New Inquiry and Research in the Humanities Major

By Lukian Kling

Students will be able to apply to the Inquiry and Research in the Humanities program, which will provide students an opportunity to conduct deeper research than is typically available to undergraduates.

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November 17, 2020

University Reports 68 New Cases of COVID–19, Releases New Travel Guidelines as Chicago Sees New Wave of Virus

By Giacomo Cetorelli

UChicago’s situation reflects elevated case counts around the city and across the state, prompting the University to discourage nonessential visitors and travel as students finish out fall quarter.

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November 13, 2020

UChicago To Continue In-Person Classes During Renewed Stay-at-Home Advisory

By Matthew Lee and Miles Burton

The University will release additional guidance by week’s end, according to a spokesperson.

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November 12, 2020

UChicago Reports 32 New COVID-19 Cases in Week 6 as Virus Numbers Soar in Illinois

By Rachel Wan

The latest COVID-19 update from the University comes alongside a rising tide of cases in Illinois, prompting officials to implement new regulations.

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November 6, 2020

U of C Medical Researchers Holly J. Humphrey, Melody Swartz Elected to National Academy of Medicine

By Ryan Owyang

The National Academy of Medicine is widely recognized as a leading advisor on health and medicine.

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November 6, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Election: UChicago Professors Weigh In

By Nayu Shimo and Emma Konrad

UChicago professors consider the logistical and political challenges that have emerged this voting cycle, from the fragility of American democracy to election manipulation.

FEATURE

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November 3, 2020

Newly Launched Chicago Thinker Aims to Promote Conservative and Libertarian Views on Campus

By Adyant Kanakamedala

Third-years Audrey Unverferth and Evita Duffy started the newspaper to provide a platform for conservative and libertarian students.

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November 2, 2020

Booth Community Members Comment on Remote Switch

By Anushka Harve

Professors Laura Born and Lindsey Lyman, as well as MBA candidate Nick Jaroszewicz, share their thoughts on Booth’s temporary switch to remote learning and the reasons behind it.

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November 2, 2020

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VIEWPOINTS

The Point is Pointless: Embrace the Absurd

By Nischal Sinha

Absurdism allows us to process some of COVID’s senselessness as much needed humor.

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November 26, 2020

EDITORIAL: An Exercise in Gratitude With The Maroon Staff

Maroon Staff

OP-ED: Library Leaders Still Won’t Protect Their Employees

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EDITORIAL: What We're Thankful For

Maroon Editorial Board

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