Elaine Chen

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532nd Convocation; Alums Respond to Diermeier on GSU | Newsletter for June 17

Luigi Zingales, a finance professor at the Booth School of Business, delivered the convocation address, citing Chicago economists Milton Friedman and George Stigler in a talk that praised market capitalism.


June 17, 2019

Federal Judge Dismisses Suit to Block Construction of Obama Center in Jackson Park

The ruling clears a hurdle, temporarily, for the slated construction of the OPC later this year.


June 11, 2019

GSU Strike Starts Today; Illinois to Legalize Marijuana | Newsletter for June 3

Graduate Students United’s labor action starts today.


June 3, 2019

IME Scales Up to Become Graduate School of Molecular Engineering | Newsletter for May 28

Established with a total donation $100 million from the Pritzker Foundation, it will be the country’s first school dedicated to molecular engineering.


May 28, 2019

Stay Tuned on GSU Strike Vote; Northwestern Joins Quantum Exchange | Newsletter for May 20

Some graduate student instructors have already warned undergraduates that classes may be cancelled 9th and 10th week.


May 19, 2019

University to Audit Grad Student Pay; Dean Rasmussen Speaks With Inter-House Council; Scav Ends in Tie | Newsletter for May 13

Breckinridge House’s scav team, “Breckcest at Tiffin's,” tied with Snell-Hitchcock Hall’s team, “International Albequerque Balloon Fiesta,” after a weekend of frantic scavenging.


May 12, 2019

University Rejects Faculty Forward’s Grievance on Denial of Quantrell Eligibility

The union of non–tenure-track faculty members believe that their contract grants them eligibility for the teaching award.


May 8, 2019

Polls Open in Student Government Elections; Harris School Celebrates Move into Keller Center | Newsletter for May 6

Student Government candidates gathered Thursday night for a debate ahead of school-wide elections, which begin today and are open through Wednesday.


May 6, 2019

IfNotNow Sit-In at Hillel; Hairston Talks CBA; Grad Unionization Heats Up | Newsletter for April 29

Activists from IfNotNow held a sit-in outside UChicago Hillel; Newly reelected Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston held her first meeting with constituents since the long runoff election.


April 28, 2019

Faculty Forward Files Grievance; Reform and CARE Slates Compete to Lead SG

The union claims the University is violating their contract by continuing to bar union members from being eligible for the prestigious Quantrell teaching award.


April 22, 2019