Caroline Kubzansky

Hyde Park Businesses Clean Up and Hunker Down Following Weekend Damage

By Caroline Kubzansky

Some businesses on 53rd and 55th Streets had windows smashed and merchandise stolen on Saturday night and closed early on Sunday to prevent more thefts and damage.

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June 2, 2020

Yerkes Observatory Eyes the Future

By Brad Subramaniam

“There’s a sequence of steps that have to take place which are relatively detailed and not glamorous, but necessary to keep it a viable building for the next 125 years,” said Dianna Colman, chair of the Yerkes Future Foundation.

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June 2, 2020

UChicago for Fair Tuition Ends Tuition Strike as SSA Student Joins Class Action Lawsuit Against UChicago and Other Universities

By Aviva Waldman

In a statement provided to The Maroon, UCFT said that its demand for a tuition freeze had been met, and that the campaign had succeeded in shifting the conversation around the cost of higher education.

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May 26, 2020

Adrián Mandeville

GSU Plans Teach-In for Final Day of Class

By Avi Waldman

Graduate students will withhold work to protest the lack of administrative response to their demands.

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June 3, 2020

Lee Harris

Students Demand Black Peers’ “Right to Grieve,” Optional Finals During Nationwide Upheaval

By Laura Gersony

Organizers say that the mental health toll which current events are taking on Black students is limiting their ability to focus on academics.

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June 2, 2020

Camelia Malkami

Tracking Title IX: Sexual Violence By The Numbers

By Kate Mabus and Laura Gersony

Grey City looked back at this year’s campus climate survey and how UChicago stacks up to peer institutions nationwide.

FEATURE

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June 2, 2020

Institute of Politics

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says COVID-19 Will Not Impede Her Goals for Economic Equality

By Kate Mabus

In a live taping of “The Axe Files,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot and David Axelrod discussed plans to reopen Chicago as well as the city’s inequities that COVID-19 has revealed.

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May 26, 2020

Lee Harris

Immunoengineering Center Investigates COVID-19 Vaccine Possibilities

By Daksh Chauhan

In addition, the center aims to work closely with the Polsky Center to bring together corporate partners for the development and licensing of technologies.

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May 26, 2020

Financial RSOs Hosted Inaugural UChicago Investing Forum via Zoom

By Dimitriy Leksanov

With concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the forum was instead moved to a weeklong series of dispersed events, all taking place over Zoom.

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May 26, 2020

Lee Harris

Senior Perspectives: (Un)Common Course Recommendations

By David Liu

What are the best classes that students have taken outside of their majors?

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May 19, 2020

Talklet: A Mental Health Start-Up

By Gabby Bayness

The start-up began in fall of 2019 and placed third in the 2020 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC).  As a result of its placement in the competition, Talklet had the opportunity to work with the Chicago Booth School of Business.

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May 13, 2020

Institute of Politics

Political Interns Adapt to COVID-19 as Election Approaches

By Olivia Chilkoti

Pandemic-related cancellations pose a unique challenge to political campaigns, which rely heavily on in-person interactions.

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May 13, 2020

UChicago's Investments are Tied to Fossil Fuels, Deforestation, and Weapons Manufacturers

By Atman Mehta

Through hedge funds, private equities, and exchange-traded funds, the University’s investments have exposure to fossil fuels, weapons manufacturers, and companies involved in deforestation.

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May 11, 2020

Camelia Malkami

Campus Sustainability On Paper And In Practice

By Carl Sacklen and Laura Gersony

A look at UChicago’s track record on sustainability complicates the narrative on its recent climate goals.

FEATURE

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May 13, 2020

Aviva Waldman

Provost Ka Yee Lee Says University Is “Unable to Reduce Tuition for All Students”

By Aviva Waldman

Provost Ka Yee Lee told UChicago for Fair Tuition that the administration was not considering universal tuition reductions.

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May 5, 2020

The Maroon Staff

UChicago Lab Switches Focus to COVID-19 Testing

By Rania Garde

The Tay Lab is designing a saliva test as an alternative to the nasal swab for coronavirus testing. The nasal swab test’s high false negative rate—30 percent of cases may be missed—indicates there is room for improvement.

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May 5, 2020

Admissions Office Gets TikTok

By Olivia Chilkoti

As of May 25, the UChicago Admissions account has 15 videos, with 474 followers, and 1,496 likes.

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May 26, 2020

Graduation Issue: Celebrating Seniors

By The Maroon Staff

Friends and families honor members of the graduating class with senior ads.

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May 23, 2020

Puppies, Giant Tortoises, and a 20-foot-tall Dean Boyer: Fourth-Years Reflect on Their Strangest Quad Sightings

By Kate Mabus

As the center of campus, the quad is the site of much of the quintessential UChicago experience.

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May 19, 2020

University Announces In-Person Graduation for Class of 2020 in 2021, in Addition to Virtual Graduation

By Yiwen Lu

On June 5, 2021, a full graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be held.

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May 13, 2020

Engage Slate Wins SG Executive Slate Election, Beating Independence Slate by Just 16 Votes

By Darcy Kuang

The Engage Slate comprises President Raven Rainey, Vice President of Student Life Myles Hudson, and Vice President of Administration Alex Levi.

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May 5, 2020

Tenants United Organizes #CancelRentRally at TLC and Mac Properties Offices

By Yiwen Lu

Tenants marched from Harold Washington Park at South Shore to the Mac Properties Office on 53rd Street, protesting at Mac, TLC, and Hyde Park Properties offices to demand rent payment cancellation during COVID-19.

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May 4, 2020

UChicago for Fair Tuition Holds Demonstration in Front of President Zimmer’s Home

By Aviva Waldman

UCFT was joined by other student organizations for the demonstration to call for the halving of tuition for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 27, 2020

Online TAing Presents New Challenges

By Jingwen Zhang

For some TAs, virtual classrooms have not resulted in a drastic difference in responsibilities. In others, they do face difficulties under the online format.

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April 25, 2020

UChicago Working Paper Finds Relationship Between News Source and COVID-19

By Nick Tarr

UChicago researchers found a relationship between news outlet viewership and coronavirus deaths, comparing viewers of two Fox News programs.

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April 27, 2020

Buttigieg Talks COVID-19, Democratic Party at Live-Streamed IOP Event

By Yiwen Lu

The former South Bend mayor and presidential candidate started the conversation by reflecting on his transition from his role as a mayor.

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April 27, 2020

Mac Residents Must Sign NDAs Before Discussing Rent Changes

By Carl Sacklen

“As far as we’re aware, this is not a normal business practice that landlords employ in discussing possible resolutions with tenants who are having difficulty in paying,” Jon Raffensperger, an attorney at Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing said.

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April 23, 2020

UChicago Medicine Launches Clinical Trial Using Plasma to Treat COVID-19 Patients

By Peyton Jefferson

The plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 contains antibodies that could be used to help current patients fight off the virus.

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April 21, 2020

Student Petition to Halve Tuition Gains 1,700 Signatures, Calls for Tuition Strike

By Avi Waldman

The Facebook page UChicago for Fair Tuition began circulating the petition after the announcement that spring quarter classes would be online.

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April 20, 2020

University Publishes Course Catalog With New Major Variants, New Minors, and Fewer Joint Degree Options

By Justin Smith

The 2020–2021 course catalog included a new minor in quantitative social analysis and new molecular engineering major and minor variants, among other additions. The catalog no longer includes the joint BA/MA in Latin American and Caribbean studies.

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April 14, 2020

Editors' Note: Adjustments to Print This Quarter

By Miles Burton, Caroline Kubzansky, and Emma Dyer

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Maroon will cease print publication for the duration of spring quarter 2020. The Graduation Issue will be distributed as normal.

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April 8, 2020

UChicago Awarded $6,207,010 in COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

By Miles Burton

Half of the funding, which was allocated by the $2 trillion stimulus package, is earmarked for emergency financial aid grants.

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April 13, 2020

UChicago Cancels On-Campus Convocation

By Carl Sacklen

Instead, graduating students will be able to attend a virtual ceremony on June 13 and are invited to participate in next year’s convocation.

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April 7, 2020

As University Community Scatters From Hyde Park, Local Restaurants’ Business Evaporates

By Atman Mehta

Many Hyde Park stalwarts depend on seasonal spikes in business generated by University events to remain profitable. With Spring Quarter being taught remotely, some businesses are facing cratered sales and difficult financial choices.

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April 5, 2020

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

VIEWPOINTS

In 2021, Green Should Be the New Maroon

By Elizabeth Winkler

Upon returning to campus, UChicago must commit to sustainability, starting with a commitment to data transparency and collaboration.

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June 5, 2020

OP-ED: Rethinking the Riots

Meera Santhanam

OP-ED: Professors, Be Proactive in Your Accommodations

Jay Gibbs

OP-ED: What’s Wrong With the Police?

AK Alilonu

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