Elaine Chen

Deputy Editor-in-Chief  /  @elaineywchen


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

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Union Files Grievance for Denial of Quantrell Eligibility

Union members had pushed to be eligible for the prominent teaching award during bargaining, and believe that their finalized contract secures them eligibility.


April 21, 2019

Recent String of Apartment Burglaries; Trauma Center Gets $9.1 Million Gift; Profs Named Guggenheim Fellows

Eleven apartment break ins have occurred in Hyde Park in the past month, including two in which residents were threatened by a man armed with a Taser, according to available CPD data.


April 15, 2019

Former ACLU President Argues Against Censoring Hateful Speech at Law School Talk

Nadine Strossen, also a law professor at New York Law School, discussed free speech policy with professor Geoffrey Stone, a prominent First Amendment scholar.


April 10, 2019

Fifth Ward Race Still Close; #CareNotCops Issues Demands | Newsletter for April 8

Also: The graduate student union at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Friday announced that it had reached a tentative contract agreement and would end its three-week strike.


April 8, 2019

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