Jeremy Lindenfeld

“A fait accompli”: How the central administration has consolidated power and deflected dissent at the University of Chicago

By Emma Dyer, Deepti Sailappan, and Lee Harris

During his fourteen year tenure, President Robert Zimmer and his administration have transformed the University of Chicago.


January 29, 2020

Courtesy of the Oriental Institute

Millennia of History in 100 Years

By Rory Nevins and Andrew Farry

As the OI turns 100, Grey City examines the Institute's complicated history and vision for the future.


January 14, 2020

Alexis Florence

The Obama Center and a CBA: Where Do We Go from Here?

By Alexis Florence

South Side residents continue pushing for a Community Benefits Agreement despite resistance from fellow community members.


November 27, 2019

Special Collections Research Center

Finding Common Ground

By Laura Gersony

Grey City examines the history of the South Side's green spaces and the ongoing conflict over how they should be used.


November 12, 2019

Avi Waldman

"No Professors, No Classes": Students Push for Race and Ethnic Studies Major

By Rory Nevins

As students advocate for a Race and Ethnic Studies Department, Grey City looks at the history of ethnic studies and its place at the University of Chicago today.


October 15, 2019

Alice Cheng

Unequal Access

By Alice Cheng

Grey City spoke with disabled students about their experiences navigating accommodations that frequently fall short.


October 8, 2019

Sofia Garcia

O-Issue 2019, by The Chicago Maroon

By Maroon Staff

An introduction to the next four years.


September 24, 2019

Marilyn Webb

Seven Times Over: Life Along The Way to a Ph.D.

By Caroline Kubzansky

Not everyone who comes to the University of Chicago for a degree leaves with one.


June 6, 2019

Maroon Staff

No Spotless Record: When Literature and Sensibility Clash

By Avi Waldman

Grey City's exploration of student publication censorship continues this week with the story of the Chicago Review, whose literary bent drew administrative concern.


May 29, 2019

Maroon Staff

No Spotless Record: Censorship at UChicago

By Avi Waldman

In the first of a two-part series, Grey City looks back at the University's complicated relationship with free speech and the student press in the 1950's.


May 21, 2019

Amy Y. Li for The Harvard Crimson

From Ex Lib Yogurts to Attacking Admissions Practices

By Alice Cheng

Adam Mortara (S.B. ’96, J.D. ’01) reflected on his path from the UChicago College to the courtroom, where he is leading the charge against Harvard's admissions practices on behalf of Students for Fair Admissions.


April 30, 2019

Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection

An Echoing Rhythm

By Olivia Chilkoti

Grey City traces Jazz’s roots, rise, and decline on the South Side of Chicago.


April 22, 2019

Feng Ye

What’s Really Going On: the RevCom Party Outlook

By Josh Villers

This group’s philosophy has nothing to do with dining hall dust-ups.


April 16, 2019


Moving Forward, Alone

By Rory Nevins

Despite Not Joining Wave of Universities Against Climate Change, University Pursues Its Own Measures.


April 15, 2019

Alvin Shi

"A Really Interesting Confidence Thing: What It's Like to Take a Leave of Absence

By Lucia Geng

Six current and former students spoke to Grey City about their experiences with taking leaves of absence from school — and there was no dominant narrative.


April 10, 2019

Isha Jain

The 20th Ward's Overwhelming Question

By Alex Dalton

Ahead of the runoff to be 20th Ward alderman, Grey City examined the history of corruption in the ward and asked the contenders how they planned to avoid the same issues.


April 1, 2019