Emma Dyer



Master’s Programs Balloon and Ph.D. Programs Shrink as University Eyes “ratio between eminence and resources”

The University administration went forward with plans to increase enrollment in master’s programs after a faculty committee report recommended against growth in certain departments.


January 29, 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

Students Rally for Bernie; NLRB Proposed Rule Prompts Avid Commentary | Newsletter for January 14

In this week's newsletter: a rally in support of Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders was held on the Midway last Thursday.


January 14, 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

University Loses Appeal in Library Union Case

The University is required to recognize the collective bargaining efforts of student library workers.


December 28, 2019

Student Counseling Is Getting a Facelift. Will Wait Times Shrink?

The new space and design features will change how students receive health care on campus, but does not offer immediate solutions for student’s most voiced complaints.


November 19, 2019

Pres. Obama Criticizes Call-Out Culture, Talks Vision for OPC at Foundation Summit

The summit’s theme, "Places Reveal Our Purpose," opened the discussion about the Obamas’ now-fraught choice to build in Jackson Park.


October 31, 2019

OFS Diorama

The Obama Foundation revealed new dioramas of the OPC in Jackson Park.


Nov. 1, 2019

Reporting on the Obama Presidential Center

News editor Emma Dyer has reported on the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) for over two years. She discusses her experiences reporting, the history of the OPC and its various stakeholders, the political economics of the project.


October 30, 2019