GREY CITY

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

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

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

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

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