Caroline Kubzansky

Managing Editor


South Side Community Leaders Call for Economic, Housing, Criminal-Justice Reforms in Wake of COVID-19

State Senator Robert Peters said that former UChicago student Charles Thomas, whose parents reported him having symptoms of COVID-19, should be released from Cook County Jail for health and safety reasons.


April 21, 2020

UCMC Brings In Perioperative Nurses to Help Treat Severely Ill COVID-19 Patients

Perioperative nurses began doing ICU rotations last week as the UChicago Hospital COVID-19 caseload increased to about 125.


April 17, 2020

Editors' Note: Adjustments to Print This Quarter

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Maroon will cease print publication for the duration of spring quarter 2020. The Graduation Issue will be distributed as normal.


April 8, 2020

Medical Center Prepares to Keep Ahead of a Rising Tide

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.


April 5, 2020

With 50 Patient Cases of COVID-19, UCM Brings Back Asymptomatic Staff Under “Universal-Masking” Policy

UChicago Medicine is bringing back staff members who were previously furloughed for potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. All staff members are mandated to either wear procedural or N95 masks while caring for patients.


March 27, 2020

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

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.”


March 27, 2020

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

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.


March 23, 2020

10 Days Before Illinois Face-Off With Biden, Sanders and Surrogates Rally in Grant Park

“I think now that the primary nomination process is coming down to two people, it is important for the people of Illinois to understand the differences between us in terms of our records,” Bernie Sanders said during a rally in Chicago on March 7.


March 11, 2020

Law School Alum Amy Klobuchar Drops Out of Democratic Nomination Race

Klobuchar endorsed Joe Biden after announcing her withdrawal


March 4, 2020

As College Increases Its Diversity, Professor and Activists Argue Cultural Centers Improve Outcomes for Students of Color

Cultural centers may provide important mental health resources to students, but some worry they may not address issues of diversity and inclusion as activists hope.



February 19, 2020