Camelia Malkami

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

Miles Burton

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

Lee Harris

Physics Department Chair Holds Town Hall to Discuss Executive Order Regarding Immigration and Visas

By Dimitriy Leksanov

The discussion focused on changes of visa status, travel between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and the suspension of visa services at U.S. embassies and consulates.

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July 6, 2020

Oren Oppenheim

Registrar Adds Note About COVID-19 and Impact on Student Performance to College Transcripts

By Oren Oppenheim

The note comes in the context of a spring quarter held entirely remotely, which caused unprecedented challenges for many students.

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June 24, 2020

Jeremy Lindenfeld

Recent Black Lives Matter Protests Could Be a Watershed Event, History Department Panelists Say

By Kate Mabus

In a panel hosted by the history department, titled 1968 to 2020: History Town Hall on Race, Protests, and Policing, professors pointed out that today’s protests seem unprecedented in scale and influence.

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June 17, 2020

Matthew Lee

Many UChicago Students Nationwide Take to the Streets in Response to Death of George Floyd

By Laura Gersony and Pranathi Posa

The Maroon spoke with students involved in protests across the country, many recounting altercations with law enforcement.

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June 11, 2020

Defne Anlas

South Side Community Groups Rally Support and Resources in as Protests Continue

By Laura Gersony, Pranathi Posa, and Caroline Kubzansky

The Maroon spoke to Experimental Station (E.S.), a South Side nonprofit that operates the 61st Street Farmers Market and Blackstone Bicycle Works, and Brave Space Alliance (BSA), the first Black-led and trans-led LGBTQ+ center on the South Side.

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June 11, 2020

Laura Gersony

UCPD, Institutional Accountability Spotlighted at Provost’s Webinar on Racism

By Laura Gersony

Several Black panelists described negative personal experiences with UCPD, calling on the University to address its “uncomfortable” relationship with the South Side.

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June 8, 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.

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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

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

By Peyton Jefferson and Aviva Waldman

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

University Begins Revealing Plans for Possible Fall Quarter Return to Campus

By Brad Subramaniam

The current plans for a possible reopening would include significantly reducing course instruction and research capacity, including the number of students allowed in each classroom, while maintaining remote options for both.

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June 15, 2020

Third-Year Takes Lead in Organizing Massive Protests for Police Accountability

By Caroline Kubzansky

Sydney Jackson, a Chicagoland native, helped organize and lead hundreds of people marching from Bronzeville to Hyde Park last Sunday. That action will be the first of many for Jackson.

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June 11, 2020

UChicago to Direct $6.2 Million in CARES Act Funds to Students as Emergency Financial Aid

By Miles Burton

The University will use “use institutional funds, as opposed to CARES Act funds, to support undocumented and other students who may not meet existing federal eligibility requirements,” according to a University spokesperson.

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June 9, 2020

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

Ezra Klein Discusses American Polarization, Biden’s VP, at IOP talk

By Joshua O'Neil

Ezra Klein, co-founder and editor of Vox, and David Axelrod also discussed Klein's new book, Why We're Polarized.

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June 12, 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

President Zimmer Undergoes Surgery for Brain Tumor

By Yiwen Lu

Provost Ka Yee Lee informed University members about the procedure in an email.

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June 8, 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

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Mayor Lightfoot, End the Lakefront Restrictions

By Ben Weinstein

Chicago’s lakefront restrictions are harmful to public health, and do not achieve their intended purpose.

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July 14, 2020

LETTER: President Zimmer and Provost Lee, Let’s Be Honest About the UCPD

Edward Hasbrouck

OP-ED: After Parenthood, Sexism in Science Takes On New Meaning

Natela Shanidze

EDITORIAL: The University Must Disband Its Private Police Force

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