Spencer Dembner


Chinese Coal, No Revenue, One Employee: Inside UChicago Trustee’s “$1.7 Billion” Firm

Documents reveal that Steve Stevanovich is late on over $12 million in pledges to the University, and that by overselling his company he may have committed securities fraud.



August 30, 2018

SLEU Wins in NLRB Case with University

The Board’s decision ends a year-long legal fight over the outcome of last June’s vote.


June 6, 2018

Rajan Shuts Down Rumors That He's Interested in Top Bank of England Post

The current Governor, Canadian economist Mark Carney, is leaving the position in June 2019 after deciding to stay an extra year following the Brexit vote.


May 18, 2018

U-Pass Program a Net Loss, According to CTA Data

Current ridership would have to significantly increase to match the cost of the program.


May 2, 2018

Kenneth C. Griffin Donates $10 Million to Predictive Crime Analytics Efforts in Chicago

The donation will support the joint efforts of the UChicago Crime Lab and Chicago Police Department.


April 12, 2018

Unbuilt UChicago: The University's Many Attempts to Build a Megadorm

Efforts to expand housing at UChicago have a long past, and little to show for it.


April 12, 2018

University Responds, Countersues in Pearson Lawsuit

The University alleges that the Pearsons' refusal to pay a $13 million installment due on June 30, 2017 amounted to defaulting on the grant agreement.


April 9, 2018

Nirenberg to Become Interim Divinity School Dean

He succeeds Laurie Zoloth, who became dean last summer.


April 5, 2018

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Union Reaches Agreement With Admin After Years of Negotiations

The agreement will become final pending ratification by Faculty Forward’s members in the spring.


March 19, 2018


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Divinity School Dean Zoloth to Step Down, Take New Role

Laurie Zoloth will serve as Senior Adviser to the Provost for Programs on Social Ethics, effective June 1.


March 18, 2018