University of Chicago

Out of 910 Move-In Tests, Two Students Test Positive for Coronavirus

By Matthew Lee

The two positives came out of the 910 students whose COVID-19 tests were tested by end-of-day Tuesday. 678 tests remain to be examined.

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September 24, 2020

When You Need a (Virtual) Hand: Resources at UChicago

By Pranathi Posa and Matthew Lee

Feeling lost as you get started? This helpful list of resources available to University students can help you settle in.

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September 22, 2020

What You Missed: A Spring and Summer of News

By The Maroon Staff, Pranathi Posa, and Tony Brooks

Hyde Park and the city has had a lot happen in the last six months. The Maroon is here to give you a rundown of what you've missed.

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September 15, 2020

Matthew Lee

Man Shot Near Corner of 53rd and Lake Park

By Matthew Lee

The man has been transported to the UChicago Medical Center, according to local sources.

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September 25, 2020

Miles Burton

UChicago Settles Trademark Dispute With Barstool Sports

By Miles Burton

The University and Barstool resolved a dispute over trademarks filed for a podcast and web series with similar names.

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September 24, 2020

Pranathi Posa

Election 2020 in Hyde Park: How and Where to Vote

By Pranathi Posa

Confused by all the deadlines and ways you can vote? The Maroon has you covered with this guide.

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September 24, 2020

the University of Chicago

The University’s Expansion into Commercial Real Estate Wavers Between Economic Catalyst and Gentrifying Force

By Kate Mabus

In recent years, the University has moved its local investments from residential properties to commercial real estate, such as Harper Court and Jewel Osco.

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September 22, 2020

Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus

Local Politics: What You Should Know

By Tess Chang

With the November 2020 General Election coming up, and an ever-changing landscape of city issues, the Maroon has put together the information you need to keep track of who's who in Illinois and Chicago politics.

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September 15, 2020

Matthew Lee

New Hyde Park Restaurants Promise to Spice Up Fall Quarter

By Adyant Kanakamedala and Matthew Lee

Two new fast-casual options, Wingstop and the boozy Taco Bell Cantina, add to Hyde Park’s wide variety of non-Bartlett dining options.

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September 24, 2020

Hannah Morin

Quarantine’s Silver Lining: UC Students Share Pet Stories

By Laura Gersony

Socially distanced from other humans, many UChicago students have found solace in their animal companions.

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September 16, 2020

The University of Chicago

City Council Passes Ordinance to Protect Woodlawn Residents Against Displacement

By Kate Mabus

The legislation is a compromise between aldermen Taylor and Hairston’s advocacy for a community benefits agreement and Mayor Lightfoot’s initial proposal.

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September 23, 2020

Lee Harris

UChicago Plans to Distribute Masks, Thermometers to Students Ahead of Fall Quarter

By Matthew Lee

On-campus students will get their masks and thermometer in a welcome package distributed to dorms; off-campus students will collect theirs outside Mandel Hall at designated times.

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September 17, 2020

Gems From O-Issues Past

By Justin Smith and The Maroon Staff

Have you finished O-Issue 2020 and found yourself craving more? Here are some of the best articles from The Maroon's O-Issues past.

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September 22, 2020

University Leaders Provide Details on Autumn Quarter in Video and Student Town Hall

By Yiwen Lu

On the subject of regulation adherence, Dean of Students Michele Rasmussen said students who “are willfully not following the expectations we have for them” would experience consequences from the University.

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September 23, 2020

Weeklong #CareNotCops Occupation Ends with Block Party, Police Confrontations

By Avi Waldman and Matthew Lee

Police confrontations and a block party followed the week-long occupation of the space surrounding Provost Ka Yee Lee’s home where protestors slept, ate, held meetings, and socialized.

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September 9, 2020

#CareNotCops Stage Multi-Day Occupation Outside Provost Lee’s Home; Lee Rejects Demand to Abolish UCPD

By Avi Waldman and Matthew Lee

In a statement released Tuesday, Provost Lee said “the actions that are currently taking place on my doorstep go beyond any civil bounds.”

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September 1, 2020

Solidarity Street: Students Take Millennium Park, the Loop, Calling for End to University-Police Contracts

By Jacob Fulton, Binah Schatsky, and Caroline Kubzansky

College students filled the streets of Chicago calling on schools to end their contracts with police Saturday night.

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August 4, 2020

Taylor, Hairston, and Lightfoot Introduce Woodlawn Housing Ordinance to Prevent Resident Displacement

By Aviva Waldman

Wednesday’s proposal came after months of back and forth between Taylor, whose draft legislation was supported by community organizers from the CBA Coalition, and Lightfoot, who introduced her own proposal in February of this year.

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August 3, 2020

University Removes Plaque, Stone Commemorating Stephen Douglas and Old University of Chicago; “C Bench” Keystone remains

By Miles Burton

Campus organizers criticized the removal, saying “we have never heard anyone call for this,” and demanding reparations from the University.

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July 9, 2020

ICE Announces Nonimmigrant International Students Must Learn In Person or Leave U.S.

By Caroline Kubzansky

An announcement Monday said that international students would need to leave the country if their coursework was exclusively online, and that arriving students whose fall course loads are fully remote will be unable to enter the country.

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July 8, 2020

University Releases Details for Hybrid Fall Quarter Plan

By Brad Subramaniam

President Zimmer and Provost Lee announced new plans for autumn quarter, including details about in-person and remote classes, changes to housing and dining, and COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.

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June 30, 2020

Professors Will Individually Choose Whether to Hold In-Person Classes Fall Quarter

By Oren Oppenheim and Tony Brooks

In an email to University instructors, top administrators wrote that no instructor will be required to teach in person in the fall. The email also included some plans to return to resume some in-person teaching, including contact tracing.

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June 27, 2020

In #Strike4BlackLives March and Meetings, STEM Departments and Students Call for Change

By Peyton Jefferson

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Department’s March Was a Part of the Day’s Broader #Strike4BlackLives and #ShutDownSTEM Movements Led by the Particles for Justice Organization.

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June 25, 2020

University Sends off the Class of 2020 in First-Ever Remote Convocation Weekend

By Yiwen Lu and Jingwen Zhang

The event, which included speeches by administrators and students, was held remotely because an in-person Convocation Weekend was impossible in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 21, 2020

Student Organizers Sit in at UCPD Headquarters

By Avi Waldman and Caroline Kubzansky

Organizers were not able to use the building’s bathrooms or bring in supplies. Although organizers were able to leave the building, that would have ended their action to “defund, disarm, disclose, and disband” UCPD.

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June 17, 2020

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

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To Succeed at UChicago, Build Your Life from The Inside Out

By Ruby Rorty

During a virtual quarter, resist the temptation to lead a virtual life.

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September 24, 2020

COLUMN: Creating One’s Place

Devin Haas

COLUMN: DM For Friendship

Elizabeth Winkler

COLUMN: Welcome to UChicago, Welcome to America

Emma Weber

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