Jeremy Lindenfeld

University to Shorten Quarters, Lengthen Thanksgiving Break Starting in Autumn 2021

By Oren Oppenheim

A review of the University academic calendar suggests an adjusted reading period, a longer Thanksgiving break, and a new three-week term in September, among other changes.

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February 26, 2020

As Demand for Counseling Services Increase, More Students Referred to Off-Campus Providers

By Emma Dyer

The Student Counseling Service is reconciling strains caused by increased demand while also attempting to serve more students.

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February 19, 2020

“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

Alex Dalton

After Iowa and New Hampshire, UChicago for Pete Brings Their Moderate Pitch Home to a Progressive Campus

By Alex Dalton

Pete Buttigieg volunteers talk about their experience campaigning.

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February 25, 2020

Jeremy Lindenfeld

Students Hold Vigil for Dr. Li Wenliang, Whistlerblower for Coronavirus Outbreak

By Yiwen Lu

Several UChicago students held a vigil for Dr. Li Wenliang, a whistleblower for the coronavirus outbreak, who was disciplined by the police and died of complications from the virus on February 7.

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February 25, 2020

State's Attorney Kim Foxx Discusses Criminal Justice at Town Hall

By Avi Waldman

Kim Foxx addresses criminal justice & the case of Charles Thomas at a town hall.

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February 25, 2020

the University of Chicago

UChicago Crime Lab and Chicago Sports Alliance Cooperate to Address Gun Violence in Chicago

By Nick Tarr

The partnership between the two organizations is coming up on its third year of helping local Chicago sports teams give millions to local gun violence initiatives.

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February 24, 2020

Laura Gersony

UChicago Professor Argues That Ideas of Candidate “Electability” Are Heavily Influenced by Gender

By Laura Gersony

Professor Linda Zerilli said that voters considering electability should be mindful of double standards based on categories such as a candidate’s gender or race.

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February 20, 2020

Voter Registration Guide for 2020 Illinois Primaries

By Nick Tarr

How to register and vote in the 2020 Illinois primaries as a UChicago Student

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February 25, 2020

Alexandra Nisenoff

Panel of Professors and Editors Discuss Their Opinions on a Bernie Sanders Presidency

By Isaac Krakowka

UChicago for Bernie organized a panel for the open discussion of what a Bernie Sanders presidency would entail and the potential victories and pitfalls that he will encounter.

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February 20, 2020

Kathy Thomas

"A Constant Nightmare": Charles Thomas’s Parents Continue Battling Case Nearly Two Years After Son’s Arrest

By Jack Cruz-Alvarez

Charles Thomas’s ongoing case has caused financial and emotional hardship for his parents, upending their lives, they say.

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February 19, 2020

Incumbent Senator Robert Peters boasted about his legislative record and endorsements, while his challenger in the Illinois State Senate 13th District

By Alexis Florence

Candidates for Illinois' 13th Senate District clashed at a candidate forum ahead of the Democratic Primary.

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February 25, 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

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

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

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VIEWPOINTS

Be Judicious About Those Judicial Votes

By Sam Joyce

Taking the time to make informed voting decisions when it comes to judges on the ballot is vital.

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February 25, 2020

COLUMN: STEM Majors Deserve to Study Abroad Too

Sylvia Ebenbach

COLUMN: The Magic of Campus Coffee Shops

Noah Tesfaye

LETTER: Let Research and Data Guide Policies on Mental Health

Campus Policy Research Institute

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