Good morning. It’s fifth week.
were arrested in Hyde Park and several people were assaulted in another year of large, rambunctious crowds gathering in the area on Halloween. Car windows were smashed and loud fireworks were set off inside vehicles
. Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston plans to host a community meeting to address the events.
The University reported its endowment returned 8%
for the last fiscal year. The value of UChicago’s endowment was $8.2 billion on June 30, 2018, the University announced
UChicago is leading the country
with the highest percentage of undergraduates registered to vote on TurboVote, by a substantial margin
. UChicago is ahead of its closest competitor, Harvard University, by more than 30 percent.
published a major report
revealing that Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital is being investigated by federal and state authorities concerning reports of sexual assault and abuse of children. Lakeshore is a hospital where UChicago refers students in need of inpatient psychiatric care.
UChicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
will collaborate with the Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to establish a national epicenter of quantum technology research, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced
at the Polsky Center on Tuesday.
IOP director David Axelrod
is teaching a new “masterclass
” on political campaigns with former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove.
Student Counseling Services
and the the Center for Identity and Inclusion have expanded the hours
of the drop-in therapy program, Let’s Talk. They have brought in five new specially trained therapists, whose areas of expertise range from “kink and polyamorous students” to “LGBTQQ students.”
Graduate Students United
disrupted President Robert J. Zimmer’s talk at a U.S.-China forum on Thursday, with a small group chanting “Bargain now!” The protesters were escorted out of Mandel Hall. Zimmer said “That was very eloquent
,” and resumed his remarks.
Two University math professors
were cleared of wrongdoing
in an investigation following a controversy this past summer. The professors, Amie Wilkinson and Benson Farb, had criticized a controversial mathematics paper providing a statistical model that could be used to support the “Greater Male Variability Hypothesis,” a theory that argues men have a greater range of intelligence than women.
Editor Cole Martin writes in:
Contributor Andrew Schildcrout
reflects on the Tree of Life synagogue shooting, finding a lack of awareness
of anti-semitism on campus.
Contributor Atman Mehta
argues that even though UChicago students pride themselves on their free-thinking, they too often regurgitate US propaganda
in discussions of foreign policy.
Responding to a critique from Yali Amit,
chair of the Mathematics department Kevin Corlette offers a defense
of the Committee on Graduate Education.
Editor Zoe Bean writes in:
architectural tradition and “architecture as an international dialogue.”