Audrey Teo

Kenwood Academy students protest gun violence on National Walkout Day

By Audrey Teo

On Friday afternoon, students walked out of their high school to advocate for gun reform on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.

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April 23, 2018

At IOP Event, Albright Warns About the Fragility of Democracy

By Daksh Chauhan

“Instead of signaling the US as a beacon of democracy, Trump really gives some credibility to those that, in their societies, are undermining their fragile democracies,” Albright said.

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April 20, 2018

Experts Discuss Ending the Opioid Crisis

By Daksh Chauhan

Dr. Patrice Harris, chair of the American Medical Association’s Opioid Task Force, said she believes drug addiction should be treated like a disease.

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April 19, 2018

Charles Thomas Out of Hospital, Appears at Court Hearing

By Jade Yan

Also this week, UC Riverside students held a rally in solidarity with Charles Thomas, who was shot by a UCPD officer after approaching him while wielding a metal stake.

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April 19, 2018

The Lark

Path to Pulitzer: An Interview with Playwright Martyna Majok (A.B. ‘07)

By Emily Lovett

Martyna Majok's play, "Cost of Living," won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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April 22, 2018

Facebook Says 'Non': UChicago Secrets Shut Down, Allegedly Over Anti-French Post

By Tony Brooks

The moderators believe the page was banned as the result of a post which made fun of a previous post in which a writer describes negative feelings toward “French history and culture.”

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April 19, 2018

Two Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

By Daksh Chauhan

Third-years Adel Rahman and Naomi Sweeting have won Barry Goldwater scholarships, which give students $7,500 per year to cover tuition, books, housing, and other college expenses.

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April 20, 2018

University Demonstrates Academic Solidarity Through Puerto Rico Relief Program

By Alice Cheng

Nine third- and fourth-year undergraduates, four graduate students, four visiting scholars, and two artists were selected from a pool of applicants from the University of Puerto Rico to study in Chicago.

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April 20, 2018

Madeleine Zhou

Uncommon Interview: Eric Posner, Law School Professor

By Madeleine Zhou

Posner and his co-author, economist Glen Weyl, proposed a "Visas Between Individuals" program which would allow families to hire a foreign worker to live with them and care for their children.

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April 17, 2018

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Uncommon Interview: Fourth-Year Jeopardy! Contestant Harry Kioko

By Lucia Geng

Kioko talks his Jeopardy! experience, favorite categories, and past contestants he admires.

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April 12, 2018

65th & Woodlawn Community Garden

Woodlawn Community Gardens Face Potential Closure

By Madeleine Zhou

Community members who use the gardens say they were given little advance notice about the closure and have had a hard time getting an explanation from First Presbyterian Church, which owns the land.

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April 17, 2018

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Kenneth C. Griffin Donates $10 Million to Predictive Crime Analytics Efforts in Chicago

By Spencer Dembner

The donation will support the joint efforts of the UChicago Crime Lab and Chicago Police Department.

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April 12, 2018

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Woodlawn School Security Guard Sued after Violent Incident

By Jade Yan

A mother alleges that a guard at the University's Woodlawn Charter School assaulted her son, and that the school let it happen.

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April 12, 2018

UCPU Hosts Debate on Illinois Rent Control Ban

By Sarah Lewis

“In a technical, legal sense, Illinois can tell its municipalities to do whatever it wants, including banning rent control. However, I’ve always felt this is kind of an ‘assholeish’ argument," Loeb said.

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April 19, 2018

Anti-Abortion Protesters Stage Event in Front of Regenstein

By Jihyeon Yeo

An anonymous witness said she saw the posters, and commented that “they were disturbing and violent, so everyone noticed.”

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April 19, 2018

Seeing Stars on the Shore of Lake Geneva: A History of Yerkes, the University’s Moribund Observatory

By Oren Oppenheim

After 120 years under UChicago's purview, the University is set to end operations at Yerkes Observatory, though it hasn't struck a deal to sell the land or facilities.

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April 16, 2018

Former White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett Visits the IOP

By Brad Subramaniam

Jarrett, who will be this year's Class Day speaker, said she doesn't believe the chaos of the current political climate will persist.

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April 17, 2018

Kenwood's Lake Village East Apartments Wins Affordable Housing Award

By Kelsey Yang

The building's management used subsidies to ensure that a set of renovations completed last year did not price residents out of their apartments.

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April 16, 2018

Unbuilt UChicago: The University's Many Attempts to Build a Megadorm

By Spencer Dembner

Efforts to expand housing at UChicago have a long past, and little to show for it.

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April 12, 2018

Lead Found in Chicago Tap Water

By Citizen Bulletin

Keep track of your elected officials in this week’s Citizen Bulletin.

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April 16, 2018

Conservative Writer David French asks CRs: "Are You Willing to be Vilified?"

By Caroline Kubzansky

French exhorted attendees to fight against cultural shifts that would constrict free speech and the "marketplace of ideas."

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April 17, 2018

Repealing the Ban: Activists, Legislators Wrestle Over Rent Control

By Deepti Sailappan

On March 20, Chicago voters voted overwhelmingly to lift the statewide ban on rent control.

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April 12, 2018

POAH V.P. Bill Eager Discusses Affordable Housing Development, Obama Center

By Lee Harris

Preservation of Affordable Housing V.P. Bill Eager talks Woodlawn rent hikes, affordable housing development, and the Obama Presidential Center.

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April 12, 2018

University Responds, Countersues in Pearson Lawsuit

By Spencer Dembner

The University alleges that the Pearsons' refusal to pay a $13 million installment due on June 30, 2017 amounted to defaulting on the grant agreement.

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April 9, 2018

Emails: CPS CEO Said Allegations of HPAHS Closing Were "Hoaxed"

By Caroline Kubzansky and Pete Grieve

CPS e-mails obtained through a records request show how officials responded to a seemingly untrue allegation that Hyde Park Academy High School will be closed.

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April 10, 2018

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Faculty Discuss Potential 'Business Economics' Track for the College

By Katie Akin

Chair of the Department of Economics John List believes this new track will give students the choice they have been 'clamoring for.'

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April 10, 2018

University to Demolish One of Thirteen Remaining Residential Properties

By Quinn Kane

As the University expands south of the Midway, it has reaped the rewards of rising property values in Hyde Park.

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April 6, 2018

Mother of Student Shot by UCPD Says Family Has History of Bipolar Disorder, Questions Shooting

By Pete Grieve

The mother of the student shot by a UCPD officer, Kathleen Thomas, said she believes her son was having a psychiatric episode at the time, although to her knowledge he has no history of mental health issues.

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April 5, 2018

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Planned Parenthood Misses the Intersectional Mark

By Alexa Perlmutter

Information about healthcare is just not accessible enough to low-income women of color.

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April 19, 2018

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