Pete Grieve

When You Need a (Virtual) Hand: Resources at UChicago

By Pranathi Posa and Matthew Lee

Feeling lost as you get started? This helpful list of resources available to University students can help you settle in.

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September 22, 2020

What You Missed: A Spring and Summer of News

By The Maroon Staff, Pranathi Posa, and Tony Brooks

Hyde Park and the city has had a lot happen in the last six months. The Maroon is here to give you a rundown of what you've missed.

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September 15, 2020

Gems From O-Issues Past

By Justin Smith and The Maroon Staff

Have you finished O-Issue 2020 and found yourself craving more? Here are some of the best articles from The Maroon's O-Issues past.

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September 22, 2020

the University of Chicago

The University’s Expansion into Commercial Real Estate Wavers Between Economic Catalyst and Gentrifying Force

By Kate Mabus

In recent years, the University has moved its local investments from residential properties to commercial real estate, such as Harper Court and Jewel Osco.

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September 22, 2020

Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus

Local Politics: What You Should Know

By Tess Chang

With the November 2020 General Election coming up, and an ever-changing landscape of city issues, the Maroon has put together the information you need to keep track of who's who in Illinois and Chicago politics.

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September 15, 2020

Hannah Morin

Quarantine’s Silver Lining: UC Students Share Pet Stories

By Laura Gersony

Socially distanced from other humans, many UChicago students have found solace in their animal companions.

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September 16, 2020

Lee Harris

UChicago Plans to Distribute Masks, Thermometers to Students Ahead of Fall Quarter

By Matthew Lee

On-campus students will get their masks and thermometer in a welcome package distributed to dorms; off-campus students will collect theirs outside Mandel Hall at designated times.

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September 17, 2020

Jamie Manley

Snell-Hitchcock Turned to Isolation Dorm; Residents Reassigned to Woodlawn or Released from Housing Contract

By Olivia Chilkoti

Dean of Students Michele Rasmussen and Assistant Vice President for Campus Life Richard Mason said in the email that this is a temporary measure and “a required decision to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

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September 4, 2020

Euirim Choi

President Zimmer to step down after 2020-21 school year, transition into new role as Chancellor

By Matthew Lee

The Board of Trustees will establish a committee to search for Zimmer’s successor, to serve from July 1, 2021 on.

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August 22, 2020

Camelia Malkami

Students Renew Calls for UChicago to Be Designated a “Sanctuary Campus”

By Alexis Florence

Campus organizers a part of UChicago Without Borders create petition with almost 1,000 signatures from University affiliates detailing policy demands to “add substantial protections for undocumented community members.”

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August 13, 2020

Caleb Sussman

In a COVID-Induced Reimagining of Housing, the University Has Organized Monthly Leases for Students at Sophy and Hyatt Place Hotels

By Kate Mabus

To meet increased need for off-campus housing, the Sophy and Hyatt Place hotels design student packages

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August 6, 2020

Weeklong #CareNotCops Occupation Ends with Block Party, Police Confrontations

By Avi Waldman and Matthew Lee

Police confrontations and a block party followed the week-long occupation of the space surrounding Provost Ka Yee Lee’s home where protestors slept, ate, held meetings, and socialized.

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September 9, 2020

#CareNotCops Stage Multi-Day Occupation Outside Provost Lee’s Home; Lee Rejects Demand to Abolish UCPD

By Avi Waldman and Matthew Lee

In a statement released Tuesday, Provost Lee said “the actions that are currently taking place on my doorstep go beyond any civil bounds.”

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September 1, 2020

Solidarity Street: Students Take Millennium Park, the Loop, Calling for End to University-Police Contracts

By Jacob Fulton, Binah Schatsky, and Caroline Kubzansky

College students filled the streets of Chicago calling on schools to end their contracts with police Saturday night.

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August 4, 2020

Taylor, Hairston, and Lightfoot Introduce Woodlawn Housing Ordinance to Prevent Resident Displacement

By Aviva Waldman

Wednesday’s proposal came after months of back and forth between Taylor, whose draft legislation was supported by community organizers from the CBA Coalition, and Lightfoot, who introduced her own proposal in February of this year.

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August 3, 2020

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

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

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

By Peyton Jefferson

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

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VIEWPOINTS

Welcome to UChicago, Welcome to America

By Emma Weber

Incoming international students, you are a welcome and important part of the UChicago community.

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September 23, 2020

COLUMN: To Rising Black First-Years

Noah Tesfaye

OP-ED: The Skill We All Need Most Right Now Is Self-Care

Ada Palmer

OP-ED: Smart Voices: University Admin Must Listen to Students and Act Promptly on Racial Justice

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