GREY CITY

Camelia Malkami

Two Lawsuits, Five Internal Complaints Allege Discrimination within UC Facilities Services Department

By Milutin Gjaja and Laura Gersony

Several former and current employees described a pattern of discriminatory behavior within the department dating back to 2014.

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October 13, 2020

Hannah Morin

Quarantine’s Silver Lining: UC Students Share Pet Stories

By Laura Gersony

Socially distanced from other humans, many UChicago students have found solace in their animal companions.

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September 16, 2020

Camelia Malkami

For the Class of 2024, COVID-19 Changed Everything

By Kate Mabus

Higher education’s high-price, high-financial aid model is no longer feasible under the economic constraints brought on by coronavirus. But students and their families need financial aid now more than ever.

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July 19, 2020

Camelia Malkami

Tracking Title IX: Sexual Violence By The Numbers

By Kate Mabus and Laura Gersony

Grey City looked back at this year’s campus climate survey and how UChicago stacks up to peer institutions nationwide.

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June 2, 2020

Camelia Malkami

Campus Sustainability On Paper And In Practice

By Carl Sacklen and Laura Gersony

A look at UChicago’s track record on sustainability complicates the narrative on its recent climate goals.

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May 13, 2020

Lee Harris

Tracking Title IX: Winds of Change at the Department of Education

By Kate Mabus and Laura Gersony

Grey City examines Title IX at UChicago and how it stands to change under the current leadership of the Department of Education.

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April 29, 2020

University of Toronto

America the Beautiful and Violent Rethinks Neighborhood Violence

By Laura Gersony

Former UChicago Professor Dexter Voison's new book examines structural violence and collective trauma in Chicago and beyond.

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April 25, 2020

Oren Oppenheim

Students in Sustainability: A Rocky Road to a Greener Campus

By Milutin Gjaja and Laura Gersony

Amid a growing appetite for ambitious sustainability reform, student leaders voice concern about the University’s commitment to environmentalism.

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April 21, 2020

Alexis Florence

Making Sure the 2020 Census Counts

By Alexis Florence

The Chicago government and other statewide efforts are pouring millions of dollars in outreach programing to ensure a fair and accurate population count in 2020, even amid a global pandemic.

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April 14, 2020

Special Collections Research Center

From Gothic to Studio Gang

By Milutin Gjaja and Kate Mabus

Grey City examines the cultural history of of campus architecture.

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March 3, 2020

University of Chicago Press

Uprooting the Torture Tree

By Joanne Wang

In his new book, Princeton University Professor Laurence Ralph explores the uncomfortable topic of police torture in Chicago.

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February 25, 2020

Courtesy

As College Increases Its Diversity, Professor and Activists Argue Cultural Centers Improve Outcomes for Students of Color

By Caroline Kubzansky

Cultural centers may provide important mental health resources to students, but some worry they may not address issues of diversity and inclusion as activists hope.

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February 19, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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October 8, 2019

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