Jeremy Lindenfeld

“A fait accompli”: How the central administration has consolidated power and deflected dissent at the University of Chicago

By Emma Dyer, Deepti Sailappan, and Lee Harris

During his fourteen year tenure, President Robert Zimmer and his administration have transformed the University of Chicago.

FEATURE

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January 29, 2020

Cyntoia Brown Long Discusses Her Experiences With Human Trafficking and the American Prison System

By Gustavo Delgado

Brown was released from prison last August after the governor of Tennessee commuted her sentence for a first-degree murder charge that tried her as an adult when she was only 16. Brown says she was a sex-trafficking victim and acted in self-defense.

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February 13, 2020

Director of SCS Discusses Mental Health Concerns and Services on Campus

By Yiwen Lu

Meeta Kumar, the director of Student Counseling Service (SCS), spoke about reducing stigma around seeking out mental health resources and developing services that can address the wide array of student needs.

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February 17, 2020

Jeremy Lindenfeld

First Veteran Undergraduates Adjust to University Life

By Adyant Kanakamedala

The first class of veteran students adjust to the academic rigor of the College.

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February 17, 2020

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

Twenty Minutes Still: Daily Campus Meditation Helps Students De-stress

By Isaac Krakowka

Mindfulness and meditation have been shown to improve students’ mental health and decrease stress and anxiety.

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February 16, 2020

Institute of Politics

Students Explore Mental Health Stigma at IOP Roundtable

By Kate Mabus

The discussion explored the rhetoric and development of self-care, as well as nuances of mental health, including identity, ability, stigma and the economic consumption of self-care.

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February 16, 2020

The Campus Policy Research Institute

CPRI Recommends Policy Changes for Campus Mental Health Resources

By Alexis Florence

The Campus Policy Research Institute (CPRI) report is based on a survey of 265 undergraduate students regarding the state of mental health resources on campus.

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February 16, 2020

Shermin Kruse via Linkedin

Northwestern University Law Professor Kruse Discusses U.S.–Iran Relations

By Yiwen Lu

“Even if we don't become best friends, maybe there’s an opportunity to live together as neighbors,” Kruze said.

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February 13, 2020

The Midway Review

Undergraduates Revive The Midway Review

By Kate Mabus

Three undergraduates revived The Midway Review, a campus literary journal.

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February 13, 2020

Jeremy Lindenfeld

Visiting Professor Criticizes "Compulsory Monogamy" as a Creation of the "Settler-Colonial System" at Harper Lecture

By Chloe Brettmann

Kim TallBear's lecture, “Settler Love Is Breaking My Heart,” argued that “more than monogamous” relationships are a tool for decolonization and restitution of indigenous ways of life.

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February 12, 2020

Health and Wellness Committee

Health and Wellness Student Committee to Provide Free DivaCups

By Jinna Lee

The initiative comes after multiple unsuccessful attempts to sustainably provide menstrual products around campus by both Student Government and the Wellczar program.

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February 11, 2020

DNAinfo

CPD Holds First Series of Community Talks Since the Consent Decree

By Beza Desta

The Chicago Police Department held the talks around the city to facilitate discussion about reforming their relationship with various communities.

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February 11, 2020

Alice Cheng

Uncommon Interview: UChicago’s First Cyborg

By Alice Cheng

Fourth-year Jersey Fonseca, a computer science major with a specialization in human-computer interaction, installed a microchip inside his hand on January 26.

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February 12, 2020

2020 Republican Hopeful Governor Weld Speaks About His Campaign at IOP Event

By Juliet Goswami

Weld, who is considered a long shotfor the nomination, was optimistic about his chances in New Hampshire and critical of President Trump.

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February 4, 2020

DOH and DPD Host Open House on Draft of Woodlawn Report and Proposed Ordinance

By Alexis Florence

The community open house, held Thursday night after the release of the development proposal, left residents with more questions about the future of Woodlawn’s development.

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February 5, 2020

Hairston Voices Frustration With Recreational Cannabis Rollout

By Gustavo Delgado

“This is spin. There is not a person of color or even a female that can operate right now,” Hairston said after the Black Caucus tried to delay pot sales.

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February 5, 2020

Struggles over graduate student unionization undermined faculty trust in the administration—even for professors opposed to a union

By Lee Harris

Faculty members worry that the University has mismanaged its response to graduate student unionization.

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January 30, 2020

Graduate Students United: A Guide to the Faculty Senate Minutes, 2017–19

By Deepti Sailappan

Taken together, faculty deliberations add color to GSU’s long, contentious relationship with University leaders. Here’s an annotated guide.

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January 30, 2020

Master’s programs balloon and Ph.D. programs shrink as University eyes “ratio between eminence and resources”

By Emma Dyer

The University administration went forward with plans to increase enrollment in master’s programs after a faculty committee report recommended against growth in certain departments.

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January 29, 2020

Money is pouring into flashy research institutes. Faculty worry it undermines their say in governance.

By Lee Harris

Professors say donor-backed institutes have proliferated without oversight, making the University more opaque and more vulnerable to outside influence.

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January 29, 2020

“Under-theorized and superficial,” “opportunistic”: Faculty worried Grossman Institute was beholden to wealthy donor

By Lee Harris

Professors were troubled when the Grossman Institute was proposed as a research center aiming to link behavioral economics with biology.

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January 28, 2020

100+ professors write Zimmer detailing threats to faculty governance and UChicago education in recent Ph.D. overhaul

By Lee Harris

Professors wrote to the President and Provost last month expressing concerns about the central administration's recent move to shrink the size of doctoral programs.

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January 28, 2020

University Retroactively Adds Teaching as Coursework to Ph.D. Transcripts, then Removes After Social Media Objections

By Adyant Kanakamedala

Graduate students were surprised to see courses added to their transcript for classes they did not recall ever being enrolled in.

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January 22, 2020

Heitkamp and El-Sayed Debate “Electability” and Beating Trump

By Anvi Lohia

The panelists disagreed whether a moderate strategy would accomplish their goal of defeating President Trump in the 2020 General Election.

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January 28, 2020

Booth Professor On Buttigieg Endorsement: “I think he has the best plan and he's not from Washington.”

By Alex Dalton

Economics Professor Austan Goolsbee sees South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg as Democrats’ best bet for 2020

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January 27, 2020

Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer Than Ever to Midnight

By Alex Dalton

The UChicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists maintains the symbolic clock to warn of the potential of human-caused global catastrophe.

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January 27, 2020

Chicago’s Fourth Annual Women’s March Draws Thousands

By Avi Waldman and Caroline Kubzansky

Marchers were drawn to the event for a variety of political issues including climate change, reproductive justice, and to protest the Trump administration.

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January 21, 2020

University Executive Vice President Named President of Clark University

By Tony Brooks

David Fithian will assume the role in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 1st.

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January 21, 2020

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VIEWPOINTS

Living with Anxiety and Working for UChicago

By Anne Knafl

The University’s hierarchical culture worsens the already severe effects of an anxiety disorder.

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February 18, 2020

EDITORIAL: Endorsement: Robert Peters for State Senate 13th District

Maroon Editorial Board

EDITORIAL: Endorsement: Robert Emmons, Jr., for Illinois’s First Congressional District

Maroon Editorial Board

LETTER: IfNotNow Calls on University to Release the Endowment

Letter to the Editor

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