University of Chicago

Academic Credit for Transfer Students Delayed for Months, Resulting in Uncertainty About Pre-Registration and Graduation Requirements

By Kate Mabus

With a transfer cohort of around 75—triple the size of last year’s—lengthy delays have thrown transfer students’ academic plans into disarray.

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October 19, 2020

AFT Makes South Side Stop Advocating for Fair Tax, Biden-Harris Ticket

By Avi Waldman

The American Federation of Teachers was joined by the Chicago Teachers Union in covering concerns about reopening schools in Chicago.

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October 19, 2020

University Reports 36 New Cases in the Third Week of School

By Lukian Kling

University administrators reported 36 new cases, eight positive tests, and a positivity rate of 0.2 percent in the third week of school.

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October 16, 2020

Pranathi Posa

Maroon Voter Guide: Mail-In Ballots

By Giacomo Cetorelli

Curious as to how to mail in your vote? The Maroon has put together a voter guide.

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October 19, 2020

UChicago

Booth Professors Analyze Conflicts of Interest in Central Banks’ Research

By Tess Chang

Central bank economists that publish research touting the benefits of quantitative easing tend to have better careers, the study reported.

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October 19, 2020

Camelia Malkami

Two Lawsuits, Five Internal Complaints Allege Discrimination within UC Facilities Services Department

By Milutin Gjaja and Laura Gersony

Several former and current employees described a pattern of discriminatory behavior within the department dating back to 2014.

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October 13, 2020

UChicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

Marc Lamont Hill and Mikki Kendall Address Current Political State and Impending Election at Virtual “Racing the Ballot” Event

By Lukian Kling

The wide-ranging talk centered on the upcoming election and recent political upheavals.

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October 18, 2020

Peters for Senate

Senator Robert Peters Talks Justice, Housing Amid COVID-19

By Nick Tarr

Hyde Park’s state senate representative discusses criminal justice and secure housing amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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October 16, 2020

Institute of Politics

CBS Legal Correspondent Talks Supreme Court’s Future at IOP

By Roshini Balan

CBS legal correspondent Jan Crawford (J.D. ’93) spoke with law professor Aziz Huq about the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how judge Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment could reshape the Court.

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October 16, 2020

El Oso

El Oso, a Pop-Up Culinary Residency by a Renowned Chicago Chef, to Open at The Promontory

By Lukian Kling

The restaurant’s dishes will center around traditional Mexican cuisine wood-fired in a brick hearth.

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October 15, 2020

UCLA

Lab School Alum Andrea Ghez Becomes Fourth Woman to Win Physics Nobel Prize for Discovery of Supermassive Black Hole

By Ruthie Mitchell

Ghez shares the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics with Roger Penrose of England and Reinhard Genzel of Germany.

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October 14, 2020

Matthew Lee

Acclaimed Chinese Restaurant Jade Court to Open in Harper Court

By Yiwen Lu

A previous iteration of the restaurant, on Racine, was deemed one of Chicago’s best Chinese restaurants by Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel.

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October 13, 2020

MSI Board of Trustees Names Chevy Humphrey as New President and CEO

By Gustavo Delgado

The Museum of Science and Industry announced that Chevy Humphrey will succeed current president David Mosena.

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October 16, 2020

Five Campus Labs “Underperforming” in Energy Use, Summer Research Finds

By Laura Gersony

The findings come out of the University’s Environmental Frontiers undergraduate internship program.

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October 15, 2020

Booth to Shift to Online-Only Instruction for Two Weeks

By Rachel Wan

Booth’s Hyde Park and downtown campuses will shut down and classes will move to a remote format after a group of M.B.A. students tested positive for COVID–19 following an off-campus gathering on the North Side.

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October 14, 2020

College Council Selects Chair; Vacant Class of 2022 Seat to Be Filled via Tiebreaker

By Adyant Kanakamedala and Matthew Lee

Following the election of Zebeeb Nuguse as chair, College Council will convene on October 20 to vote on whether Evita Duffy or Allen Abbott—each of whom received only two write-in votes—becomes the Class of 2022’s fourth representative.

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October 14, 2020

What to know about the Illinois Fair Tax Law

By Tess Chang and Caroline Kubzansky

The passage of the proposed amendment would allow a state-wide graduated income tax, potentially impacting a handful of residents in neighborhoods surrounding the University.

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October 12, 2020

Climate Change, COVID-19, and Hope for Peace Headline the Third Annual Pearson Global Forum

By Lukian Kling

Over three days, the Pearson Forum gathered academics to discuss the issues of climate change, pandemics and warfare, and nuclear proliferation.

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October 12, 2020

14 Positive COVID-19 Tests in 2nd Week of School, University Reports

By Matthew Lee

The school also reported a 5-person cluster off-campus

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October 9, 2020

U of C. Announces Second Round of CARES Act Grants

By Miles Burton and Tony Brooks

The second round of CARES Act grants will allow students to submit FAFSAs until October 16.

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October 8, 2020

Professors to Introduce Plans for New Data Science Major

By Lukian Kling

Professors Mike Franklin and Dan Nicolae, who are spearheading the effort, plan to obtain approval from the College this academic year.

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October 5, 2020

Nine Positive COVID-19 Results and 14 Reported Cases Since Student Move-In

By Matthew Lee and Miles Burton

Administrators reported a 0.18 percent positivity rate in the University’s first two weeks of surveillance testing, and said two students were removed from housing for autumn quarter for violations of COVID safety precautions.

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October 2, 2020

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

VIEWPOINTS

Hong Kong and the University's Free Speech Responsibility

By Devin Haas

In order to stay true to the Chicago Principles, the University must work actively to protect faculty and students' free speech in and outside of Hong Kong

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October 19, 2020

LETTER: Faculty Affiliates of the #MorethanDiversity Make Plans for a New Academic Unit

The Academic Unit Committee of the #MoreThanDiversity Campaign

COLUMN: To Achieve Genuine Sustainability, Let’s Get Strategic

Julia Spande

OP-ED: What Makes a University Impartial?

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