Deepti Sailappan

Managing Editor  /  @DeeptiSailappan


Faculty asked Zimmer for an open forum to discuss UChicago’s free speech policy. Here’s what they got instead.

As President Zimmer traveled around the country promoting the University’s famed "Chicago Principles” on free speech, professors requested a public forum with Zimmer to discuss the Principles. They got something completely different.


January 31, 2020

Graduate Students United: A Guide to the Faculty Senate Minutes, 2017–19

Taken together, faculty deliberations add color to GSU’s long, contentious relationship with University leaders. Here’s an annotated guide.


January 30, 2020

“A fait accompli”: How the central administration has consolidated power and deflected dissent at the University of Chicago

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



January 29, 2020

Chemist Ka Yee Lee Will Be Next Provost; Law School Student Runs for Illinois’ First District | Newsletter for January 9

Law school student Sarah Gad is challenging incumbent Bobby Rush for Illinois’ first district congressional seat.


January 9, 2020

Appeals Court: UChicago Must Bargain With Student Library Workers | Newsletter for January 6

Here’s what you missed over break.


January 5, 2020

Hong Kong Officials, Protesters Draw Criticism; New Student Counseling Center Adds Office Space | Newsletter for November 21

In this week's newsletter: Hong Kong protesters and government officials were criticized during Monday's campus symposium on the ongoing Hong Kong protests.


November 21, 2019

Superintendent Eddie Johnson at IOP; SG Comes Out Against Stricter Dean’s List, Creates Health & Wellness Committee | Newsletter for November 14

In this week's newsletter: CPD superintendent Eddie Johnson reflected on the challenges the CPD has faced over the past few years and his decision to retire by the end of this year.


November 14, 2019

Chicago Police Investigate Reported Sexual Assault; South Shore Gets New Grocer | Newsletter for November 7

In this week's newsletter: Chicago Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault which was reported to have occurred at the Delta Upsilon fraternity house.


November 7, 2019

Provost Trumpets Changes to Ph.D. Programs; New Deal in School Strike; Trump Heads to Chicago | Newsletter for October 28

Fifth week can be spooky. Here's what lies ahead.


October 27, 2019

Alum Wins Chemistry Nobel, Becoming Oldest-Ever Nobel Laureate

John Goodenough was recognized for his contributions to the lithium-ion battery.


October 9, 2019