Maroon Editorial Board

CONTRIBUTIONS

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up About Zimmer’s Replacement

The president ultimately reports to the trustees, and they have given no signs of wanting a new direction for Zimmer’s successor.

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November 12, 2020

Dear First-Years: The World Has Slowed Down. So Can We.

The Maroon Editorial Board urges incoming students to prioritize rest and community-building as they begin their time at UChicago—not just academics.

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September 27, 2020

UChicago Can and Should Lobby the Federal Government

The Maroon calls on the University to take its clout with the federal government more seriously, especially when it acts alongside other institutions.

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September 27, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Should be Mandatory for University of Chicago Students

Mandatory universal testing should form a cornerstone of the University's plan to reopen this fall. Currently, the University's testing plan is inadequate and creates unnecessary risks in an already uncertain quarter.

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September 13, 2020

What’s Missing From the Reopening Plan? A Contingency Plan and Communication

Given the University’s decision to reopen campus, the institution owes its members information about how many infections it will tolerate before changing plans—and frequent updates about just how close to that change in plans we are.

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September 11, 2020

Do Better Than the UChicago Health Pact

In the absence of stronger expectations from the University around mitigating the spread of COVID-19, UChicago students must buy into prevention measures themselves—at the peril of their fellow students and the South Side.

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September 11, 2020

The University Must Disband Its Private Police Force

As the nation reckons with its relationship to largely unaccountable, racist law enforcement, the University of Chicago must do its part to bring justice to the South Side by abolishing UCPD.

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June 28, 2020

Reopening for the Right Reasons

The University of Chicago should make its decision about opening campus for the fall quarter based not on its bottom line, but on its status as a South Side anchor institution.

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May 25, 2020

Asynchronous Learning Techniques Facilitate Success for Students in Diverse Circumstances

Given students’ different learning environments this quarter, flexibility with timing and learning media, not relying on real-time Zoom classes, is the best way to ensure a rigorous quarter while being considerate of such different situations.

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May 6, 2020

Student Government Executive Slate Must Balance Serious Ideas With Pragmatism

Of the four groups running for Student Government’s Executive Slate this year, no one slate showed both big thinking and administrative know-how. However, voters should be aware that they are not choosing between equal options.

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April 29, 2020