Lee Harris

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CONTRIBUTIONS

Moody’s Downgrades UChicago Medical Center's Credit Rating, Citing High Debt

Moody’s cut UCMC's credit rating down a notch, citing concerns about the growing amount of debt taken on by the hospital system.

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February 27, 2020

Nelson Talk 2

Former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse (left) speaks with Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, at a talk moderated by Times reporter Noam Scheiber.

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Feb. 26, 2020

Nelson Talk

Former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse (left) speaks with Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, at a talk moderated by Times reporter Noam Scheiber.

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Feb. 26, 2020

New Provost Says Graduate Funding Model May Have “Unintentional Consequences”

"It was the desire to push out the policy earlier to help alleviate some of the situation,” the new Provost said Thursday.

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February 1, 2020

"Fearful of challenge and discomfort": Top Administrators Cut Back Dialogue with Students

Student body presidents from the past six years have told The Maroon that their meetings with administrators are choreographed affairs with little opportunity for real dialogue.

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January 31, 2020

Why Can’t the Faculty Senate Send Meeting Minutes to the Board of Trustees?

A faculty senate member once wrote to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, asking whether the Board would be interested in receiving transcripts of the faculty senate’s conversations. This was a major faux pas.

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January 31, 2020

Struggles over Graduate Student Unionization Undermined Faculty Trust in the Administration—Even for Professors Opposed to a Union

Faculty members worry that the University has mismanaged its response to graduate student unionization.

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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.

FEATURE

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January 29, 2020

Money Is Pouring into Flashy Research Institutes. Faculty Worry It Undermines Their Say in Governance.

Professors say donor-backed institutes have proliferated without oversight, making the University more opaque and more vulnerable to outside influence.

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January 29, 2020

“Under-theorized and superficial,” “opportunistic”: Faculty Worried Grossman Institute Was Beholden to Wealthy Donor

Professors were troubled when the Grossman Institute was proposed as a research center aiming to link behavioral economics with biology.

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January 28, 2020