Sarah Wasinger

Innovation, Explosion, and Reckoning on Ellis Avenue

By Rory Nevins

Grey City Reporter Rory Nevins dives deep beneath the "Nuclear Energy" statue to investigate the origins and implications of the Chicago Pile-1 reaction

December 3, 2018

Dumbbells, Diving, and Dining: Bartlett's Varying Role on Campus

By Mallory Moore

Grey City reporter Mallory Moore looks back at Bartlett dining hall's inception and traces how the building's function has changed along with the University's ethos in the intervening century.


November 20, 2018

A Reckoning Inside Levi Hall

By Sofia Garcia

Comic journalist Sofia Garcia Martinez explores the 1969 student protests and expulsions that rocked the University in response to an assistant professor's firing.


November 14, 2018

Chuck Flores and Dan Koehler

The Next Final Frontier: The Efforts to Save Yerkes Observatory

By Oren Oppenheim

Community groups work to continue as many of the Yerkes Observatory programs as possible.



November 8, 2018

Jeremy Lindenfeld

Treasure Island Sinks, Employees Left Without a Line

By Caroline Kubzansky and Katie Akin

Treasure Island closed on Monday, leaving many employees without jobs and locals with fewer grocery options.


October 12, 2018

University of Chicago

U of C’s Arts Block Wrangles With Neighbors, Winter Weather

By Caroline Kubzansky

“How many times have we been played about everything that comes to this community that’s supposed to be for us, that’s not supposed to push us out?”



September 21, 2018

Philip Grew

Jonathan Z. Smith (1938-2017): The College’s Iconoclastic, Beloved, Chainsmoking Dean

By Pete Grieve

President Gray: "He gave more courses than anyone I know because he really loved it."


March 23, 2018

Ben Nikodem

Decoding the Decrepit

By Ben Nikodem

Fourth-year Ben Nikodem conveys his fascination with urban landscapes and industrial decay through this illustration series.


October 29, 2017

Meera Joshi

Kafka in Visual Translation

By Meera Joshi

"Worlds that are...stripped down to an uncanny, distorted, and persistently incomplete version of what is typically perceived as reality."


October 19, 2017

Amelia Frank

It will never quite be this way again

By Amelia Frank

"There is something immediately nostalgic about a photograph."


October 5, 2017

Brooke Nagler

What Now?

By Srishti Kapur

The IOP grapples with its role in the Trump era.


May 22, 2017

Amelia Frank

'A Special Problem': The University of Chicago’s Troubled History With Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Campus Safety

By Emily Feigenbaum, Jamie Ehrlich, and Sarah Zimmerman

It is time to turn the lens inward.


May 1, 2017

Maroon File Photo

Disciplining Disruption: Inside the High-Stakes Faculty Debate

By Pete Grieve

There's an ultimatum of sorts.


April 13, 2017

Meera Joshi

Revisiting the Past

By Meera Joshi

An illustration series meant to convey the potentiality, hope, and realism that comes with the undergraduate experience.


April 6, 2017

University of Chicago Photographic Archives

Baptism by Fire

By Mimansa Dogra

Who is the student protester?


January 17, 2017

Meera Joshi

Blue Nights

By Kristin Lin and Sindhu Gnanasambandan

Behind the difficult working conditions for University security guards and the barriers to change.


November 18, 2016

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

Generation X': A Brief History of Dropouts and Transfer Students at the University of Chicago

By Hannah Edgar

The University of Chicago has a distinguished list of alums. It also has a distinguished list of decampers.


October 27, 2016