University of Chicago

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

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

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

J Street UChicago

Israel UN Ambassador Invited to On-Campus Israel Summit; J Street Members Protest

By Emma Dyer

The summit's goal was “showcasing the global impacts of Israel by highlighting Israeli innovation."

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April 16, 2019

Alpha Sigma Phi Chapter Becomes UChicago’s Thirteenth Frat

By Camille Kirsch

Its installation follows the January opening of a chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) and December rechartering of Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt).

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April 16, 2019

Adrian Mandeville

How Hyde Park Voted

By Alex Dalton, Jack Cruz-Alvarez, Dimitriy Leksanov, and Pranathi Posa

We broke down how the neighborhood voted in Chicago's historic runoff election.

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April 14, 2019

Students Working Against Prisons

CareNotCops Demands UCPD Budget Transparency at Rally

By Avi Waldman

The organization delivered a letter to President Zimmer outlining a list of demands to provide transparency regarding UCPD funding.

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April 11, 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

After Stirring Speeches by Black Law Students, Free Speech Prof to Stop Saying Racial Epithet in Class

By Elaine Chen

Law professor Geoffrey Stone made the decision after saying the epithet in his class for over 40 years.

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March 12, 2019

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Taking Advantage of the Unknown

By Natalie Denby

Thinking carefully about your course plan and job experiences will pay off, even if you don't have a perfect plan.

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April 15, 2019

COLUMN: Tarver Offers Inadequate Explanation for Rent Control Shift

Sam Joyce

COLUMN: The Quarter System Quandary

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OP-ED: IfNotNow to Hillel: It's Time to Cut Ties with Birthright

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