Lee Harris

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CONTRIBUTIONS

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

Willie Cochran to Plead Guilty and Resign; Eric Swalwell Teases Possible Presidential Run | Newsletter for March 7

20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran will plead guilty after all, and plans to resign on March 17.

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March 7, 2019

UCPU 'What is Socialism'

Left to right: New Yorker staff writer Osita Nwanevu (A.B. ‘15, M.P.P. ‘16), Jacobin editor Micah Uetricht, and Marianela D'Aprile, an organizer with the Democratic Socialists of America.

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March 6, 2019

Left-Wing Journalists Discuss Socialism's Future, Goals, and Rising Popularity

New Yorker staff writer Osita Nwanevu joined Democratic Socialists Micah Uetricht and Marianela D’Aprile to discuss the meaning and future of socialism.

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March 5, 2019

Sanders Rallies at Navy Pier; Trump’s Free Speech Order; More Openings and Closings on 53rd | Newsletter for March 4

Bernie Sanders (A.B. '64) spoke to an audience of more than 12,000 about his time as a young activist in Chicago.

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March 4, 2019