Alison Sider

CONTRIBUTIONS

Hospital to revisit ER changes amid controversies

Public backlash surrounding the U of C Medical Center emergency room policies and standards of care have escalated in the last two weeks as the Center announced it will reevaluate its plans to reorganize the emergency room, and an unrelated February…

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April 3, 2009

Alumnus Alper elected as new trustee chair

Andrew Alper (A.B.’80, M.B.A.’81) was elected chairman of the University of Chicago Board of Trustees at a meeting Wednesday. He will begin his three-year term June 4. Current chair James Crown announced his plans to step down last month, after serv…

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March 6, 2009

Trial of the Centuries

Since 2004, the Oriental Institute has found itself at the unlikely nexus of archaeology, law, and terrorism. At stake are millions of dollars, a collection of 2,500-year-old tablets, and possibly the future of archaeological research.

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March 6, 2009

As peer institutions freeze pay, U of C resists

Many universities facing budget cuts and further economic uncertainty have implemented blanket freezes on annual salary increases, a policy the University of Chicago has resisted in recent weeks. Both Harvard and Johns Hopkins have announced such un…

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February 27, 2009

Stimulus package will increase Pell funding

If language remains in bill, record-level grants would take pressure off aid office

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February 3, 2009

Police investigate alleged sexual assault at Alpha Delta Phi

Since alleged assault, fraternity’s popular bar night put on hold

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February 3, 2009

Endowment chief to leave University in June

The University’s Chief Investment Officer, Peter Stein, announced that he will leave the University this June.

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January 23, 2009

University endowment loses quarter of value

Budget cuts imminent as admin grapples with first decline in five years. Budget cuts that were discussed hypothetically last month have become a reality. Academic departments have been asked to cut between 2.5 and five percent of their spending, wh…

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January 16, 2009

Despite decline in early applications, admin expects overall rise in submissions

ice President and Dean of Enrollment Michael Behnke estimates that as of Friday, 13,280 applications have been received this year, about a seven-percent increase from the 12,409 applications last year.

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January 13, 2009

Economics professor Austan Goolsbee appointed to two Obama committees

Chicago Booth economics professor and self-proclaimed “Chicago guy” Austan Goolsbee will be leaving Chicago for Washington, D.C., this January, President-elect Barack Obama announced last week. Goolsbee will request a leave of absence from the Chica…

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December 2, 2008