Elaine Chen

Deputy Editor-in-Chief  /  @elaineywchen

CONTRIBUTIONS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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March 12, 2019