University of Chicago

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

Sophia Corning

Where Do Fifth Ward Runoff Candidates Stand on the Issues?

By Jack Cruz-Alvarez

Incumbent Leslie Hairston and activist William Calloway discuss their platforms ahead of the April 2 runoff.

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March 17, 2019

Sophia Corning

Preckwinkle, Lightfoot Talk Consent Decree, Policing Reform at Campus Forum

By Avi Waldman

The candidates agreed on the need for more police training, but appeared to diverge on the future of current superintendent Eddie Johnson.

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March 17, 2019

Jack Cruz-Alvarez

Calloway Says His “Thinking has Evolved” Since 2015 Comments Opposing Gay Marriage

By Jack Cruz-Alvarez

The dug-up Facebook posts showing the comments are the first major controversy that Calloway has had to face.

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March 16, 2019

Adrian Mandeville

Newly Reelected Sophia King Looks Ahead to Next Four Years

By Pranathi Posa

King talked her mental health task force, supporting aldermanic prerogative, and reforming TIF.

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March 11, 2019

Harris School of Public Policy

Harris Professor Named Yale School of Management Dean

By Camille Kirsch

Kerwin Charles, a professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, will become the dean of the Yale School of Management starting July 1, Yale’s president announced today.

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March 13, 2019

Courtesy of Soul Shack

Soul Food Restaurant Opens on 53rd

By Lee Harris

The Soul Shack offers classic soul food including jerk chicken and fried green tomatoes.

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March 11, 2019

Estelle Higgins

Grounds of Being Plans to Take Maroon Dollars in Spring

By Spencer Dembner

As part of negotiations with the University over whether Grounds of Being should pay rent, the coffee shop agreed last January to accept Maroon dollars.

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March 11, 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

Study Hotel Plans to Break Ground This Spring

By Caleb Sussman

The Study, which will be located at 60th and Kimbark, is the second hotel to come to Hyde Park and Woodlawn this year.

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March 11, 2019

Philz Coffee to Open Location in Hyde Park

By Madeleine Zhou

The coffee chain, which already has locations in San Francisco, San Diego, and Washington, DC, plans to open shops in Lincoln Park and Hyde Park in the late summer or early fall.

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March 4, 2019

At Navy Pier, Bernie Sanders Talks Racial and Economic Justice, Says Years in Chicago “Shaped My Worldview”

By Zeff Worley and Oren Oppenheim

“We have begun the political revolution, and now we’re going to complete it.”

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March 3, 2019

MARKETPLACE

NEW: The Maroon's free classifieds page for Hyde Park and its surrounding neighborhoods.

VIEWPOINTS

Anxiety Abounds on Campus

By Ruby Rorty

Administrators must take steps to mitigate UChicago's notorious stress culture.

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March 12, 2019

COLUMN: The Fight to be City Treasurer: Why You Should Care

Alex Bisnath

LETTER: SOUL Calls on Undergrads to Support Unionization Efforts

Letter to the Editor

OP-ED: Racism Thrives at the Law School

David Raban

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Donors’ Children Allegedly Favored for Internship Funding; New Committee Explores Possible Semester System | Newsletter for March 18

Elaine Chen and Deepti Sailappan

City Council Approves Police Academy; Law School Affinity Groups Boycott Admitted Students Weekend | Newsletter for March 14

Lee Harris and Deepti Sailappan

Free Speech Prof to Stop Saying Racial Epithet in Class | Newsletter for March 12

Elaine Chen and Lee Harris

Willie Cochran to Plead Guilty and Resign; Eric Swalwell Teases Possible Presidential Run | Newsletter for March 7

Elaine Chen and Lee Harris

Sanders Rallies at Navy Pier; Trump’s Free Speech Order; More Openings and Closings on 53rd | Newsletter for March 4

Elaine Chen and Lee Harris

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