Suah Oh

COVID–19 Cases and Tests Decline as Students Leave Hyde Park

By Lukian Kling

UChicago reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 as on-campus testing decreased 40% this week compared to last.

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December 4, 2020

Housing & Residence Life to Reject Winter Housing Applications for Failure to Comply With ID-Tapping Policy

By Michael McClure and Lukian Kling

Residents who fail to tap their student IDs each day between 9 a.m. and noon will be denied further access to on-campus housing this winter.

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December 2, 2020

$10 Million High-Bay Research Building To Support Large-Scale Experiments

By Monica Greig

The reconfigurable science building, to be completed in June of next year, will accommodate large-scale and rapidly-shifting research projects.

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December 1, 2020

Zoe Kaiser

Geophysical Sciences Grad Students Call on Faculty to Denounce Videos By Department Member

By Caroline Kubzansky and Matthew Lee

Following a set of videos published by professor Dorian Abbot, a group of students in his department are demanding that he be removed from his social media and website positions, as well as departmental denunciation of the video’s content.

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December 2, 2020

Wight & Company

Aiming to “Promote Flourishing and Resilience,” New University LIFE Program for First-Years Concludes

By Roshini Balan and Hamza Jilani

UChicago Student Wellness piloted a positive psychology-based program focused on student well-being this quarter.

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November 30, 2020

Alexandra Nisenoff

Students With COVID–19 Learn to Live in Isolation Housing

By Finn Hartnett

UChicago has been sending students to Stony Island Hall (or Snell-Hitchcock, the other building used for isolation housing) since the beginning of autumn quarter.

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November 30, 2020

Euirim Choi

President Zimmer Writes to Reaffirm Chicago Principles, Defend Diversity Training in Response to Executive Order

By Lukian Kling

President Trump’s call to end diversity training “would enable the government, with all its resources and authority, to define the content of campus dialogue and thus compromise free inquiry,“ according to President Zimmer.

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November 28, 2020

Oren Oppenheim

Students Look Forward to Staying in Hyde Park over Thanksgiving Break, End of Fall Quarter

By Annie Chen and Monica Greig

Students who decided not to go home for Thanksgiving reflect on their plans for the break and the rest of the quarter.

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November 29, 2020

Monica Greig, Kitty Luo

Undergrads Set to Launch Midwave Radio, Student-Run Radio Station, in Winter 2021

By Hamza Jilani

The online broadcast will feature a wide variety of musical and nonmusical content.

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November 24, 2020

Han Jiang

Students’ Thanksgiving Plans Affected as New Travel Order Covered a Majority of States

By Monica Greig

The City of Chicago issued new quarantine guidelines that took effect November 13, causing students to think twice over Thanksgiving plans.

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November 22, 2020

Brooke Nagler

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Election, COVID–19, and Past Works at SSA

By Nick Tarr

Renowned author Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke at the UChicago School of Social Service Administration’s Cafferty Lecture series.

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November 22, 2020

Veterans Speak with Illinois Senator on Deportation, Naturalization Process

By Roshini Balan

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth spoke with U.S. military veterans on their experiences and hardships with deportation after returning from combat.

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December 1, 2020

Social Determinants of Health Are Key to Understanding the Pandemic, UChicago Health Geographer Says

By Michael McClure

Marynia Kolak and other UChicago researchers compiled small-area data to create the U.S. COVID Atlas.

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November 29, 2020

UChicago Endowment Hits $8.6 Billion, Returning Only 3.2 Percent in 2019

By Nick Tarr

While the endowment reached an all-time high of $8.6 billion, returns decreased from 6.9 percent to 3.2 percent and UChicago's result underperformed that of many peer schools.

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November 24, 2020

Administration Refuses to Adopt Opt-In Pass/Fail Grading for All Classes at Meeting With Student Government

By Yiwen Lu

The administration declined a College Council resolution asking for a continuation of spring 2020 opt-in pass/fail policy, citing remote learning to be a factor when considering academic policy, rather than the pandemic.

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November 23, 2020

Mercy Hospital To Close, and the South Side Shudders

By Nick Tarr

Mercy Hospital's planned closure in the Spring of 2021—leaving the University of Chicago Medical Center as one of the few hospitals in the South Side—could create a healthcare desert for Chicago's most at-risk residents.

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November 17, 2020

University Libraries Adapt Protocols and In-Person Services for Autumn Quarter

By Michael McClure

New protocols have taken shape in library buildings as in-person offerings resume.

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November 18, 2020

College to Offer New Inquiry and Research in the Humanities Major

By Lukian Kling

Students will be able to apply to the Inquiry and Research in the Humanities program, which will provide students an opportunity to conduct deeper research than is typically available to undergraduates.

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November 17, 2020

University Reports 68 New Cases of COVID–19, Releases New Travel Guidelines as Chicago Sees New Wave of Virus

By Giacomo Cetorelli

UChicago’s situation reflects elevated case counts around the city and across the state, prompting the University to discourage nonessential visitors and travel as students finish out fall quarter.

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November 13, 2020

UChicago To Continue In-Person Classes During Renewed Stay-at-Home Advisory

By Matthew Lee and Miles Burton

The University will release additional guidance by week’s end, according to a spokesperson.

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November 12, 2020

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The University Is Incapable of Prioritizing Its Students

By Noah Tesfaye

In the most pressing crisis of our academic careers, the admin’s failure to implement opt-in pass/fail shows their inability to truly prioritize student wellbeing.

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December 3, 2020

COLUMN: Resting Isn’t Wrong: FGLI Students Need Breaks

Jennifer Rivera

COLUMN: The Point is Pointless: Embrace the Absurd

Nischal Sinha

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