UChicago News

At Annual Humanities Day, Lecturers Analyze History and Talk Present American Democracy

By Dimitriy Leksanov

The 40th annual Humanities Day featured a keynote address by Martha Nussbaum on animal welfare.

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October 26, 2020

Booth Professor Uses Behavioral Nudges to Increase Defendants’ Attendance at Criminal Trials

By Tess Chang

Shah’s study showed that certain behavioral nudges were more effective in improving court attendance than standard punitive measures like the threat of arrest warrants or monetary bail.

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October 26, 2020

Mukherjee Lab Joins Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

By Ruthie Mitchell

In an effort to combat antibiotic resistance, Dr. Sampriti Mukherjee will study how multiple sensory inputs drive the transition between individual and collective behavior in bacteria.

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October 25, 2020

The Washington Post

President Zimmer Speaks in Washington Post Webinar on the Future of Free Expression in America

By Natalie Manley

President Zimmer, known for the creation of the Chicago Principles, stressed the importance of committing to free speech on campus, especially in the current political climate.

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October 26, 2020

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RSOs Adapt to Virtual Recruitment Cycle

By Anushka Harve

Moot Court, Off-Off Campus, and UChicago Maya saw pros and cons to virtual tryouts and auditions.

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October 26, 2020

Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State

Jimmy Lai, Hong Kongese Businessman and Activist, Discusses China, Capitalism in Booth Conversation

By Ruthie Mitchell

Lai, whose business ventures span newspapers and clothing, talked with professor Stephen Davis about China’s efforts to suppress free speech and protest in Hong Kong.

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October 26, 2020

Smart Museum of Art

Smart Museum Unveils New Exhibit: Take Care

By Monica Greig

Community Members Can Choose an Art Series for the Smart Museum’s New “Care”-Themed Exhibit

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October 22, 2020

Michael Vadon

Looking Back on Four Years of President Trump and the University Administration

By Olivia Chilkoti

Policies around immigration, sexual assault, and protests against inequity and racial injustice have been affected by both the Trump administration and University response.

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October 22, 2020

Courtesy of Regenstein Special Collections

College Council Selects Final 2022 Representative in Tiebreaker Vote

By Matthew Lee

The tiebreaker was held to decide which of two write-in candidates will fill the seat left vacant by third-year Zebeeb Nuguse’s election as College Council chair.

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October 20, 2020

Jacob Hand, Courtesy of the University of Chicago

Harris Event Discusses 2020 Election Trends and Voter Attitudes

By Rachel Wan

Journalists discuss the recent polling data and its implications on the 2020 election.

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October 20, 2020

Oren Oppenheim

With Doors Still Closed, Hyde Park Bookstores Struggle Amidst Uncertainty

By Amala Karri

“Browsing itself, more than the books, is our product,” Jeff Deutsch, director of the Seminary Co-Op Bookstores, said.

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October 20, 2020

Pranathi Posa

Maroon Voter Guide: Mail-In Ballots

By Giacomo Cetorelli

Curious as to how to mail in your vote? The Maroon has put together a voter guide.

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October 19, 2020

Over a Dozen Students Struck by Paintballs In Series of Incidents Around Campus

By Monica Greig

Incidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists being shot by paintballs have occured throughout Hyde Park.

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October 25, 2020

Researchers Uncover Promising Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

By Rachel Wan

By fusing a cytokine to a blood protein, researchers hope to devise a way to prevent destructive immune cells from infiltrating the central nervous system.

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October 22, 2020

37 New Cases Reported in Fourth Week as COVID-19 Rates Across the City Rise

By Lukian Kling

University administrators reported 37 new cases, six positive tests, and a positivity rate of 0.15 percent in the fourth week of school.

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October 23, 2020

As Classes Resume, Students Around the World Adapt

By Annie Meishan Chen

Students cited safety concerns, uncertainties about the quarter, and financial considerations as their motives for not returning to Hyde Park.

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October 22, 2020

Academic Credit for Transfer Students Delayed for Months, Resulting in Uncertainty About Pre-Registration and Graduation Requirements

By Kate Mabus

With a transfer cohort of around 75—triple the size of last year’s—lengthy delays have thrown transfer students’ academic plans into disarray.

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October 19, 2020

AFT Makes South Side Stop Advocating for Fair Tax, Biden-Harris Ticket

By Avi Waldman

The American Federation of Teachers was joined by the Chicago Teachers Union in covering concerns about reopening schools in Chicago.

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October 19, 2020

University Reports 36 New Cases in the Third Week of School

By Lukian Kling

University administrators reported 36 new cases, eight positive tests, and a positivity rate of 0.2 percent in the third week of school.

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October 16, 2020

MSI Board of Trustees Names Chevy Humphrey as New President and CEO

By Gustavo Delgado

The Museum of Science and Industry announced that Chevy Humphrey will succeed current president David Mosena.

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October 16, 2020

Five Campus Labs “Underperforming” in Energy Use, Summer Research Finds

By Laura Gersony

The findings come out of the University’s Environmental Frontiers undergraduate internship program.

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October 15, 2020

Booth to Shift to Online-Only Instruction for Two Weeks

By Rachel Wan

Booth’s Hyde Park and downtown campuses will shut down and classes will move to a remote format after a group of M.B.A. students tested positive for COVID–19 following an off-campus gathering on the North Side.

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October 14, 2020

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Make Space to Reconnect to Your Pre-Pandemic Self

By Elizabeth Winkler

Quarantine has disrupted our lives so much that we may find ourselves detached from our old selves, but we can reconnect if we make space to.

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October 22, 2020

OP-ED: Learning in Another World via the ExoTerra Imagination Lab

Ada Palmer

OP-ED: Take the Time to Understand What’s Happening in Armenia

Araxie Cass

COLUMN: Hong Kong and the University's Free Speech Responsibility

Devin Haas

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