Lee Harris

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CONTRIBUTIONS

Recent String of Apartment Burglaries; Trauma Center Gets $9.1 Million Gift; Profs Named Guggenheim Fellows

Eleven apartment break ins have occurred in Hyde Park in the past month, including two in which residents were threatened by a man armed with a Taser, according to available CPD data.

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April 15, 2019

UCPD Removes Protesters From Law School; Booth to Relocate London Campus | Newsletter for April 11

Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted a talk at the Law School and were escorted out by UCPD.

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April 11, 2019

Fifth Ward Race Still Close; #CareNotCops Issues Demands | Newsletter for April 8

Also: The graduate student union at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Friday announced that it had reached a tentative contract agreement and would end its three-week strike.

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April 8, 2019

Admissions Rate Dropped; Catch Up on City Runoff Races | Newsletter for April 1

The admissions rate for the Class of 2023 is 5.9 percent, down from last year's 7.2 percent; runoff elections are happening Tuesday.

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April 1, 2019

The acceptance rate for UChicago's Class of 2023 reached an all-time low of 5.9 percent, Dean of Admissions Jim Nondorf told admitted students at reception held at Credit Suisse in New York on March 30.

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April 1, 2019

Exascale Supercomputer Coming to Argonne; Chance Endorses Preckwinkle; Cochran Pleads Guilty | Newsletter for March 28

The first exascale supercomputer in the United States will be built at Argonne National Laboratory; Chance the Rapper last week endorsed Preckwinkle.

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March 28, 2019

City Council Approves Police Academy; Law School Affinity Groups Boycott Admitted Students Weekend | Newsletter for March 14

More: Confidential data breach at the Law School; Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Wright (J.D. ’11) is a lead prosecutor in “Operation Varsity Blues;” Fourth Ward Alderman Sophia King sits down with The Maroon to discuss her job.

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March 14, 2019

Confidential Data on Law School Applicants Circulated by Senior Admissions Rep

A member of the admissions team inadvertently included an attachment with “sensitive information” on this year’s LLM applicants, a University spokesperson said.

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March 13, 2019

Free Speech Prof to Stop Saying Racial Epithet in Class | Newsletter for March 12

Also: the new trauma center is reducing the racial gap in access to trauma care; Study Hotel will break ground this spring; Jewel-Osco has opened in Woodlawn.

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March 12, 2019

Soul Food Restaurant Opens on 53rd

The Soul Shack offers classic soul food including jerk chicken and fried green tomatoes.

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March 11, 2019