Camelia Malkami

Committee on Grad Education Report Shows Increasing Dissatisfaction Among Grad Students

By Victor Yang

The 108-page report includes evaluations and recommendations regarding several issues with the University’s graduate education programs.

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April 20, 2019

Hyde Park Precincts Will Undergo Recount for Fifth Ward Aldermanic Election

By Dimitriy Leksanov

Activist William Calloway challenged incumbent Leslie Hairston’s win, citing machine errors and discrepancies in precinct staff.

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April 19, 2019

Student Government Holds Referendum to Reduce Crossover between Undergrad and Grad Councils

By William Trlak

The referendum proposes eliminating Student Government’s Finance Committee as a permanent Standing Committee between College Council and Graduate Council, reducing the amount and frequency of collaboration between the two councils.

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April 17, 2019

James Caulfield

Robie House Reopens after Extensive Restoration

By Sapna Desai

The building, an example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style Architecture, has been restored to its original vision.

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April 22, 2019

University of Chicago

Break the Silence Conference Talks Mental Health Among Asian Students

By Darcy Kuang

The conference featured a panel of five Asian-American graduate students discussing the effects of Asian cultures on their personal struggles with mental health.

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April 22, 2019

Jeremy Lindenfeld

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Union Files Grievance for Denial of Quantrell Eligibility

By Elaine Chen

Union members had pushed to be eligible for the prominent teaching award during bargaining, and believe that their finalized contract secures them eligibility.

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April 21, 2019

Reform and CARE Slates Compete to Lead Student Government

By Matthew Lee

SG Executive Slates are elected as groups of three candidates, each of whom runs for one of three positions: President, Vice President of Student Administration, and Vice President of Student Affairs.

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April 19, 2019

Zeff Worley

Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Speaks at IOP

By Zeff Worley

Castro signaled his support for legalizing marijuana and expunging criminal records associated with it, as well as reshaping the criminal justice system as a whole.

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April 17, 2019

First-Year Student Assaulted and Robbed Near Stony Island

By Aviva Waldman

The University of Chicago Police Department is investigating the incident, but the University has not issued a security alert.

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April 17, 2019

The University of Chicago Law School Federalist Society

Law Professors Clash Over Suit Challenging the Obama Center Location

By Emma Dyer

Strahilevitz, who supports the current plans to construct the OPC in Jackson Park, clashed with Epstein, who stands against that position, at a debate held by the Law School student organization Law of the Land.

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April 17, 2019

University of Chicago

Mayor-Elect Lightfoot Hires University Director of Public Affairs as Communications Director

By Caroline Kubzansky

Prior to joining UChicago, Sainvillus served as communications director at the Illinois Department of Human Services and assistant press secretary in the Office of the Governor of Illinois.

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April 16, 2019

Zoe Kaiser

Title IX Panel Discusses National Trends and University Policy

By Brad Subramaniam

The panel noted a growing trend in the number of reports filed over the past several years, especially during several moments of nationwide controversy.

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April 16, 2019

Graduate Students Robbed at Taser-Point in One of 11 Recent Break-Ins

By Matthew Lee

Victims say they are frustrated by the lack of security alert and a slow response from the University.

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April 15, 2019

Former Advisor to President Obama, Tina Tchen, Urges Students to Take a Stance Against Sexual Assualt

By Gustavo Delgado

Tchen spoke of her experiences related to the development of equal rights for women and the fight against sexual assault regardless of circumstance.

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April 15, 2019

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Interrupt Anti–BDS Talk at Law School, Escorted Out by UCPD

By Charlie Kolodziej

The protestors chanted, "“Free, free Palestine, protesting is not a crime" during a talk by Eugene Kontorovich.

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April 10, 2019

Lightfoot Beats Preckwinkle by Wide Margin to be First UChicago Alum, Black Woman as Mayor

By Charlie Kolodziej, Pranathi Posa, and Elaine Chen

After a surprising rise in a crowded mayoral field, Lightfoot promises accountability to Chicagoans.

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April 2, 2019

Conyears-Erwin Beats Pawar in Rare Contested Treasurer Election

By Oren Oppenheim

This was the first contested race for treasurer since 1999.

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April 2, 2019

Acceptance Rate Drops to Record Low 5.9 Percent for Class of 2023

By Justin Smith

“Every day, I’m quite happy to not be in the media,” Nondorf quipped, referring to the college admissions scandal.

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April 1, 2019

Logan Foundation Backs Lawsuit Blocking Obama Center in Jackson Park

By Caroline Kubzansky

Logan Foundation gave Protect Our Parks $100,000 to prevent “land grab” by the OPC.

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March 28, 2019

Boyer Has Started Committee to Explore Possible Switch to Semester System

By Olivia Chilkoti

Dean Boyer first mentioned a possible switch to a semester system when asked how the University would deal with rapid growth. The University has been on a quarter system since 1892.

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March 17, 2019

UChicago Allegedly Favored Donors’ Children for Internship Funding As Students in Need Were Turned Away

By Euirim Choi and Pete Grieve

Leaked e-mails show that administrators wanted to strengthen ties between the University and its donors.

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March 15, 2019

Confidential Data on Law School Applicants Circulated by Senior Admissions Rep

By Lee Harris

A member of the admissions team inadvertently included an attachment with “sensitive information” on this year’s LLM applicants, a University spokesperson said.

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March 13, 2019

City Council Approves $85 Million Police Academy Contract

By Deepti Sailappan

Both mayoral candidates in the April runoff election, Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot, have said that the city should not move forward with the approval process.

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March 13, 2019

Following Epithet Controversy, Law School Affinity Groups to Boycott Admitted Students Weekend

By Elaine Chen

The boycott represents a major blow to Admitted Students Weekend, which the groups are usually heavily involved in running.

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March 14, 2019

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VIEWPOINTS

Lessons From a Life Under Occupation

By Leena El-Sadek

Witnessing Palestinian resistance first-hand is an invaluable learning opportunity— one that cannot be matched in the lecture hall.

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April 22, 2019

COLUMN: The Flight of the Canada Goose

Brinda Rao

COLUMN: With Voting Comes Responsibility

Maya Holt

COLUMN: The Grave Responsibility of U.S. News and World Report

Ruby Rorty

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