Elaine Chen

Deputy Editor-in-Chief  /  @elaineywchen


Lightfoot to Be First Alumna as Mayor; Hairston in Closest Race of Her Tenure | Newsletter for April 4

Lightfoot sweeped the mayoral runoff with 74 percent of the vote; Long-time incumbent Hairston is neck and neck with first-time challenger Calloway


April 4, 2019

Lightfoot Beats Preckwinkle by Wide Margin to be First UChicago Alum, Black Woman as Mayor

After a surprising rise in a crowded mayoral field, Lightfoot promises accountability to Chicagoans.


April 2, 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.


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.


March 28, 2019

Donors’ Children Allegedly Favored for Internship Funding; New Committee Explores Possible Semester System | Newsletter for March 18

More: Where Fifth Ward aldermanic candidates stand on the issues; Washington Park national bank will likely soon be knocked down


March 18, 2019

Following Epithet Controversy, Law School Affinity Groups to Boycott Admitted Students Weekend

The boycott represents a major blow to Admitted Students Weekend, which the groups are usually heavily involved in running.


March 14, 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.


March 12, 2019

After Stirring Speeches by Black Law Students, Free Speech Prof to Stop Saying Racial Epithet in Class

Law professor Geoffrey Stone made the decision after saying the epithet in his class for over 40 years.


March 12, 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.


March 7, 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.


March 4, 2019