Aviva Waldman



“Founded to Exclude”: Greek Life, UChicago Theta, and the Push for Abolition

UChicago’s Theta is one of many sorority chapters nationwide to see mass disaffiliations from Greek life in recent months, as members decry their organizations’ roles in reinforcing structural racism.



January 26, 2021


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Taylor, Hairston, and Lightfoot Introduce Woodlawn Housing Ordinance to Prevent Resident Displacement

Wednesday’s proposal came after months of back and forth between Taylor, whose draft legislation was supported by community organizers from the CBA Coalition, and Lightfoot, who introduced her own proposal in February of this year.


August 3, 2020

UChicago for Fair Tuition Ends Tuition Strike as SSA Student Joins Class Action Lawsuit Against UChicago and Other Universities

In a statement provided to The Maroon, UCFT said that its demand for a tuition freeze had been met, and that the campaign had succeeded in shifting the conversation around the cost of higher education.


May 26, 2020

UCFT protest 2

A protestor at a UCFT May 1 demonstration.


May 6, 2020

Provost Ka Yee Lee Says University Is “Unable to Reduce Tuition for All Students”

Provost Ka Yee Lee told UChicago for Fair Tuition that the administration was not considering universal tuition reductions.


May 5, 2020

UChicago for Fair Tuition Holds Demonstration in Front of President Zimmer’s Home

UCFT was joined by other student organizations for the demonstration to call for the halving of tuition for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.


April 27, 2020

University Offers Zoom and Canvas Training Sessions for Faculty

The seminars teach digital pedagogy and how to use online platforms


April 2, 2020

Organizers Urge City Council to Pass CBA Ordinance at Teach-in

Organizers with the CBA Coalition held a Teach-in to involve residents in the CBA process.


November 19, 2019

CBA Teach-In

Devondrick Jeffers speaks at the CBA teach-in.


Nov. 18, 2019

First-Year Student Assaulted and Robbed Near Stony Island

The University of Chicago Police Department is investigating the incident, but the University has not issued a security alert.


April 17, 2019