Lee Harris

Medical Center Prepares to Keep Ahead of a Rising Tide

By Caroline Kubzansky

Chair of Surgery at UChicago Medicine Dr. Jeffrey Matthews is “guardedly optimistic” as the medical center treats a mounting number of COVID-19 patients and takes steps to protect staff and other patients.

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April 5, 2020

Acceptance Rate for Class of 2024 Remains Constant at 6.2 Percent

By Justin Smith

According to Dean Nondorf, the University received 34,400 applicants to the Class of 2024, a slight decrease from the 34,648 applications received for the Class of 2023.

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April 4, 2020

University Expands Pass/Fail Grading for Spring Quarter Classes

By Justin Smith

The new policy allows undergraduates to petition the College to take Core requirements pass/fail and encourages departments and programs to allow pass/fail grading for major and minor requirements.

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April 3, 2020

Lee Harris

Live Updates: Coronavirus Updates from UChicago, Hyde Park, and the City of Chicago

By Maroon Staff

This blog will be updated on an ongoing basis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 1, 2020

Institute of Politics

IOP Announces Transition Plans and New Programs for Spring Quarter

By Darcy Kuang

The Institute of Politics announces its plans to adapt to distance learning and launches new programs to help students stay engaged in public service.

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April 6, 2020

Lee Harris

As University Community Scatters From Hyde Park, Local Restaurants’ Business Evaporates

By Atman Mehta

Many Hyde Park stalwarts depend on seasonal spikes in business generated by University events to remain profitable. With Spring Quarter being taught remotely, some businesses are facing cratered sales and difficult financial choices.

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April 5, 2020

Jeremy Lindenfeld

University Offers Zoom and Canvas Training Sessions for Faculty

By Aviva Waldman and Carl Sacklen

The seminars teach digital pedagogy and how to use online platforms

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April 2, 2020

Alexis Florence

As COVID-19 Economic Crisis Deepens, Hyde Park Renters Strike

By Alexis Florence

Beginning April 1, Hyde Parks residents, including UChicago students, are participating in what could be a months-long rent strike in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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April 1, 2020

Robert Kozloff

As Other Institutions Amend Pass/Fail Grading Policies, UChicago Students Divided Over Possible Impact of Same Change

By Yiwen Lu

At other schools, student campaigns to change pass/fail grading policies have garnered widespread support. At UChicago, some students say a relaxed grading policy would do more harm than good.

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March 30, 2020

Lee Harris

Law School Plans to Stick to “Status Quo” Grading, Bucking Peers’ Move to Mandatory Pass/Fail

By Lee Harris

Most top law schools have foregone traditional grading for their spring terms. Chicago Law plans to move ahead with its existing system—and students are divided over the decision.

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March 29, 2020

Erisa Apantaku

Race and Romance Examined at Multi-Ethnic Student Society Event

By Laura Gersony

Students discussed patterns of attraction, racial beauty standards, and interracial relationships at the Center for Identity and Inclusion.

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March 27, 2020

the University of Chicago

UChicago Researchers Help Identify Potential Coronavirus Drug Target

By Yiwen Lu

After identifying the structure of proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, scientists can then begin working to identify inhibitors which can be used to block the production of proteins the virus needs to replicate.

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March 27, 2020

University of Chicago

Experts Tackle Legal Barriers to Reducing Gun Violence at Law School Symposium

By Chloe Brettmann

Participants on the panel, moderated by Dean of the Law School Thomas Miles, began by discussing the Second Amendment and a 2008 Supreme Court case which was the first to establish that individuals, specifically, have a right to bear arms.

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March 25, 2020

Zoe Kaiser

Contracted Food Service, Janitorial, and Security Staff Will Continue Being Paid Spring Quarter; University Staff to Receive Extra Sick Time

By Caroline Kubzansky

University Vice President and CFO Ivan Samstein said food service contractors will take on “different responsibilities” for the spring quarter as the University continues responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 23, 2020

University, Hyde Park, Chicago Respond to Coronavirus

By Maroon Staff

The Maroon will publish updates through finals week as information becomes available about the response to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.

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March 15, 2020

University to Provide Rent Relief to Tenants and Meals to South Side Residents

By Carl Sacklen

The University will be providing more than 225,000 meals through June 12, providing rent relief to tenants, and covering costs for patient and family hardship support, according to an email by President Zimmer.

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March 28, 2020

As Chicagoans Flock to Lake Michigan’s Shores, Lightfoot Closes Lakefront to Retain Social Distancing

By Caroline Kubzansky

Many Chicago residents have been takingto lakefront paths and nearbyparks afterlast week’s “shelter-in-place” directive. Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded by declaring the areas closed, saying, “This will push our city to the brink.”

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March 27, 2020

UChicago Medicine Nurses Demand More Protective Equipment as Number of COVID-19 Cases Grows

By Alexis Florence

As the number of COVID-19 cases mounts, UChicago nurses say they have been instructed to wear the same facemasks all day, against CDC recommendations.

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March 23, 2020

Early Voting Site in Reynolds Draws Hundreds as Coronavirus Affects Primary Voting

By Adrián Mandeville

UChiVotes implemented several policies, including social distancing in line and frequent sanitization of voting machines, to ease fears about the coronavirus.

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March 20, 2020

Spring Quarter to Begin One Week Late and Last Nine Weeks in Response to Coronavirus

By Maroon Staff

At all divisions except the Law School, the quarter will now begin on April 6 instead of March 30, Provost Ka-Yee Lee wrote in an email. The quarter will still end on June 13.

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March 16, 2020

University Reverses Decision: Resident Assistants Can Be Paid for Spring Quarter

By Deepti Sailappan

Resident assistants now have the choice to work remotely spring quarter.

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March 15, 2020

With No Official Announcement, Resident Assistants Learn: No Spring Quarter Pay

By Deepti Sailappan

The students, who work in College Housing and are guaranteed a place to stay, have cobbled together enough information to realize that they will not be paid next quarter.

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March 14, 2020

University of Chicago Announces Transition to Remote Learning for Entire Spring Quarter

By Maroon Staff

The Laboratory Schools will also go remote. Specific plans for the transition are forthcoming, the announcement said.

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March 12, 2020

University Suspends Spring Quarter Study Abroad Programs, Nonessential Travel

By Maroon Staff

The University is also cancelling events with over 100 people through April 15.

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March 10, 2020

UChicago Medicine Patient Suspected of Having Coronavirus Tests Negative

By Justin Smith

The patient was not affiliated with the University.

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March 3, 2020

Director Miki Dezaki Screens Documentary Exploring the Issue of Comfort Women

By Jinna Lee

Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue was screened by the Center for East Asian Studies and explores the perspectives of both supporters and detractors of comfort women.

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March 21, 2020

Booth Announces Accelerated M.B.A. Option for Undergrads

By Madeleine Zhou

The accelerated option will allow third- and fourth-year students in the College to take six Booth courses that can count toward their future M.B.A.

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March 4, 2020

UChicago Medicine Admits First Patient Suspected of Having Coronavirus

By Maroon Staff

An email sent Monday night to staff said that the hospital is working with federal health officials to follow isolation and infection control protocols.

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March 2, 2020

Law School Alum Amy Klobuchar Drops Out of Democratic Nomination Race

By Caroline Kubzansky

Klobuchar endorsed Joe Biden after announcing her withdrawal

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March 4, 2020

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, Lee Harris, and Deepti Sailappan

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

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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

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April 2, 2020

OP-ED: Under Quarantine, Embrace the "B" Stories

Jay Gibbs

OP-ED: Take It from an Instructor—Let’s Leave Letter Grades Behind This Spring

Chris Taylor

COLUMN: We Need Transparent Communication About COVID-19

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