Elaine Chen

Deputy Editor-in-Chief  /  @elaineywchen


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

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