Institute of Politics

UChicago Alum Bernie Sanders, A Progressive Icon, Enters 2020 Presidential Race

By Euirim Choi

He becomes the second alumnus to enter the presidential race, after Senator Amy Klobuchar who announced her candidacy last Sunday.

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February 19, 2019

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“You Support Genocide”: Students Protest Trustee’s Involvement in the Yemen War at Broomball Match

By Darcy Kuang

The students aimed to spotlight trustee James Crown’s ties to defense contractor General Dynamics, which has sold weapons to the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen War.

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February 17, 2019

2019 Chicago City Elections Voting Guide

By Jack Cruz-Alvarez, Isha Jain, Dimitriy Leksanov, Pranathi Posa, Mari Mirasol, and Elaine Chen

Be an informed voter on February 26, courtesy of The Maroon.

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February 16, 2019

Obama Foundation

Lawsuit Opposing Construction of Obama Center in Jackson Park to Proceed

By Elaine Chen

The suit, initially expected to be thrown out, has now gained both ardent support and dissent from University faculty.

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February 19, 2019

The Ransom Notes

Strong Singers, Stronger Bonds

By Olivia Chilkoti

Grey City Reporter Olivia Chilkoti takes a look at the thriving a cappella scene on campus, from auditions to competitions.

FEATURE

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February 18, 2019

UChicago United

Students Meet to Discuss Forming a Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

By Aviva Waldman

Although the University offers both a major and minor in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, unlike most majors there is no academic department dedicated to the field.

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February 18, 2019

Matthew Lee

Palestinian Rights Activists Demonstrate Outside UChicago Hillel

By Matthew Lee

If Not Now, a progressive Jewish organization, issued a set of demands to change Hillel’s Birthright program earlier this week.

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February 18, 2019

Kenwood Academy Hosts Five Mayoral Candidates to Discuss Policies and Plans for CPS

By Charlie Kolodziej

Three students moderated the forum on Education and Urban Development.

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February 18, 2019

Two Suspects Arrested on Campus After University Lockdown Charged

By Euirim Choi and Pete Grieve

The 21-year-old and 16-year old allegedly participated in an armed robbery off-campus.

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February 15, 2019

At SSA Teach-In, Activists Talk Potential Benefits of Obama Center CBA

By Alex Dalton

SSA professor Eve Ewing moderated a panel that included activists from STOP and the Black Youth Project 100.

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February 18, 2019

Oren Oppenheim

At IOP, 2020 Hopeful Pete Buttigieg Highlights Gun Safety, “Intergenerational Justice”

By Oren Oppenheim

The 37-year-old prospective candidate has also billed himself as being in touch with a “millennial” generation faced with rising threats of climate change, internet privacy, and healthcare access.

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February 16, 2019

UChicago Organization Circulates CBA Petition

By Matthew Lee

UChicago for a CBA is a part of the Obama Community Benefits Coalition, a group of South Side community advocacy groups attempting to pass a CBA via a Chicago City Council Ordinance.

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February 16, 2019

UChicago Professor Developing Pill for Loneliness

By Darcy Kuang

According to Professor Cacioppo, loneliness is not only a temporary feeling but a cognitive reality that has many physical effects on the human brain.

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February 16, 2019

Aparna Jayashankar

Lisa Madigan, Illinois Officials Talk the State's Future Under Pritzker

By Aparna Jayashankar

The discussion revolved around some of Pritzker's biggest obstacles: the $3.2 billion budget deficit and te $133.5 billion unfunded pension liability.

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February 14, 2019

Federal Work-Study Funding Could Expire This Spring

By Katie Akin

The University will be responsible for independently funding work study positions if funds run dry.

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February 13, 2019

Fifth Ward Aldermanic Endorsement: Gabriel Piemonte

By Maroon Editorial Board

Piemonte has been a rock in the community for decades.

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February 13, 2019

20th Ward Aldermanic Endorsement: Anthony Driver

By Maroon Editorial Board

Driver is experienced, passionate, and realistic about the challenges he will face in office.

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February 13, 2019

Breaking: Armed Robbery Suspects Apprehended on Campus as University Locks Down

By Maroon Staff

UChicago told the campus community to stay inside as police looked for a possibly armed robber from an “off-campus” incident.

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February 11, 2019

College Republicans Disinvite Aldermanic Candidate Accused of Sexual Assault

By Caroline Kubzansky

CR members said that leadership knew of the allegations when they first invited him, but withdrew the invitation after receiving messages and looking into court documents.

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February 9, 2019

Community Organizer Pushes for Accountability in 20th Ward Aldermanic Campaign

By Jack Cruz-Alvarez

Jeanette Taylor challenges the commitment her fellow candidates have to the 20th ward.

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February 7, 2019

What Does the Mayor of Chicago Do?

By Pranathi Posa

The new mayor, with their substantial executive power, will have to face the consequences of Emanuel’s more unpopular decisions.

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February 7, 2019

Chico Calls for Eliminating Clerk and Treasurer Offices, Abolishing Aldermanic Prerogative in IOP Visit

By Aparna Jayashankar

He also talked education equity and reinvesting in neighborhoods in his visit as part of the IOP’s ChiElect series.

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February 4, 2019

At Mayoral Forum, Candidates Debate Disenfranchisement, Police Practices, Education

By Jade Yan

Participants largely agreed on voter equity, not so much on school boards.

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January 31, 2019

Following Pipe Rupture, Residents of Ronald McDonald House Forced to Relocate

By Caroline Kubzansky

The charity is fundraising to cover relocation costs for the families.

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February 4, 2019

Math Prof Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize for Probability Research

By Peyton Jefferson

Gregory Lawler’s research focuses on mathematical models arising in theoretical physics.

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February 4, 2019

Pipe Bursts and Sprinkler Issues During Polar Vortex Flooded Campus Buildings | Newsletter for February 2

By Euirim Choi and Pete Grieve

Pipe bursts and sprinkler issues during polar vortex flooded campus buildings; faculty call for University to investigate firing of Lab Schools teacher; crosswords now online

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February 2, 2019

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

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Toni Preckwinkle, the Hyde Parker Who Will Fix Chicago

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Maroon Editorial Board endorses Toni Preckwinkle for mayor because she demonstrates the political know-how and fresh ideas necessary to lead Chicago.

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February 19, 2019

COLUMN: Administrators, Face the Music

Brinda Rao

COLUMN: Sharing the Work of Diversity

Leena El-Sadek

OP-ED: The University’s Racist History on the South Side, and the Photo

Sophia Sarantakos

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