GREY CITY

Matthew Lee

The Illinois Child Welfare System: Under Stress, Confronting COVID-19

By Claire Potter

The pandemic has only exacerbated the existing systemic issues faced by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the children and families it serves.

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April 6, 2021

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Brandon Shin

A Tale of Two Curricula: General Education at St. John’s College and the University of Chicago

By Brandon Shin

A small liberal arts college in Maryland shows a vision of what the University of Chicago might have been.

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March 30, 2021

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Bryce Lanham

Over a Century of House Culture: The Story of Snell-Hitchcock

By Solana Adedokun and Gabi Garcia

Over a century ago, Snell-Hitchcock residents launched The Section Six, an annual magazine documenting the dorm’s people and culture. Now, as its residents revive the publication, Grey City takes a deep dive into the dorm’s long history.

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March 9, 2021

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University of Chicago

Spiritual Leader, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel, Scholar: Maurice Charles (M.Div. ’90, Ph.D. ’13) Returns to Hyde Park

By Myra Bajwa

Charles’s childhood and early work has influenced his approach to UCPD both as a student and now as dean of Rockefeller Chapel.

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February 10, 2021

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Bulletin of Atomic Scientists/Thomas Gaulkin

Is This the End of the World?

By Milutin Gjaja and Laura Gersony

Grey City sits down with Doomsday Clock scientists and apocalypse scholars to discuss the recent surge in apocalyptic thinking.

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February 1, 2021

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“Founded to Exclude”: Greek Life, UChicago Theta, and the Push for Abolition

By Aviva Waldman and Laura Gersony

UChicago’s Theta is one of many sorority chapters nationwide to see mass disaffiliations from Greek life in recent months, as members decry their organizations’ roles in reinforcing structural racism.

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January 26, 2021

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Stoicism 101

By Eric Vanderwall

Everything is material, there's no supernatural realm, and you can reduce your suffering by changing your thinking about your problems: welcome to Stoic thought.

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January 12, 2021

Laura Gersony

An Arboreal History of the University of Chicago

By Angelique Alexos and Laura Gersony

Grey City tells the history of the Chicago region through the lens of its floral inhabitants.

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December 1, 2020

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

Maroon Archives Tell the Story of the 1918 Spanish Flu, a Picture Not Dissimilar From Today’s Coronavirus Pandemic

By Kate Mabus

Viral testing and vaccines were years away from widespread use, but Chicagoans in 1918 implemented similar hygiene and social distancing measures to prevent the viral spread.

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November 17, 2020

Adrián Mandeville

The 2020 Presidential Election: UChicago Professors Weigh In

By Nayu Shimo and Emma Konrad

UChicago professors consider the logistical and political challenges that have emerged this voting cycle, from the fragility of American democracy to election manipulation.

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November 3, 2020

Yiwen Lu

Get Out The Vote Efforts Adapt To An Unprecedented Election

By Niharika Iyer and Anjali Pullabhotla

Campus and city-wide organizations find innovative ways to get out the vote during the pandemic.

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November 2, 2020

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