Justin Smith

News Editor


Gems From O-Issues Past

Have you finished O-Issue 2020 and found yourself craving more? Here are some of the best articles from The Maroon's O-Issues past.


September 22, 2020

University Announces Intent to Resume Athletics Fall Quarter

The University announced the formation of a working group, with the ultimate goal of developing a plan to allow practice and competition in August and September


July 6, 2020

University Publishes Course Catalog With New Major Variants, New Minors, and Fewer Joint Degree Options

The 2020–2021 course catalog included a new minor in quantitative social analysis and new molecular engineering major and minor variants, among other additions. The catalog no longer includes the joint BA/MA in Latin American and Caribbean studies.


April 14, 2020

Acceptance Rate for Class of 2024 Remains Constant at 6.2 Percent

According to Dean Nondorf, the University received 34,400 applicants to the Class of 2024, a slight decrease from the 34,648 applications received for the Class of 2023.


April 4, 2020

University Expands Pass/Fail Grading for Spring Quarter Classes

The new policy allows undergraduates to petition the College to take Core requirements pass/fail and encourages departments and programs to allow pass/fail grading for major and minor requirements.


April 3, 2020

Hyde Park Community Members Volunteer Pets to Help Students Destress

The informal event, nicknamed “It’s Probably Similar to Pet Love” is intended to replace the University-sanctioned Pet Love, which has been canceled for the second consecutive quarter.


March 7, 2020

UChicago Medicine Patient Suspected of Having Coronavirus Tests Negative

The patient was not affiliated with the University.


March 3, 2020

Student Government Funds Space Force ROTC

The Ryerson Astronomical Society requested $102 million in funding from Student Government during the 2019-2020 Annual Allocations cycle.


January 21, 2020

Former Class Rep Starts Think Tank to Review Student Government

The newly formed Campus Policy Research Institute will publish research on SG independence and mental health on campus.


November 5, 2019

Chicago Police Investigate Reported Sexual Assault in Delta Upsilon House

An e-mail sent to students Sunday by the University’s Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator said that a student had reported being sexually assaulted at a party.


November 5, 2019