GREY CITY

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.

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April 16, 2019

PSI

Moving Forward, Alone

By Rory Nevins

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

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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.

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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.

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April 1, 2019

University of Chicago Archive

The Cultural History of Mankind?

By Oren Oppenheim

Grey City looks back to the origins of the humanities and social science core curriculum to see what we've kept — or left behind — in two cornerstones of a UChicago education.

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March 14, 2019

Alvin Shi

In the Changing Financial Aid Landscape, Pell Grants Hold Steady

By Mallory Moore

How do Pell Grants appear on UChicago's campus? How do they interact with institutional aid? What do they tell us about a student body's financial makeup? Mallory Moore reports for Grey City.

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February 27, 2019

The Ransom Notes

Strong Singers, Stronger Bonds

By Olivia Chilkoti

Grey City Reporter Olivia Chilkoti takes a look at the thriving a cappella scene on campus, from auditions to competitions.

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February 18, 2019

Folklore Society Prepares the Latest Chapter in a Long History of Folk Music

By Avi Waldman

Grey City gets to know the UChicago Folklore Society as they prepare for their annual Folk Festival, one of the oldest in the country, and takes a trip through the history of folk music from its roots to today.

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February 5, 2019

Dimitriy Leksanov

Community Redevelopment, a Dollar at a Time

By Dimitriy Leksanov

Grey City visits I Grow Chicago's Englewood headquarters, a product of Chicago's new Large Lots program, to discuss the initiative's benefits and potential drawbacks.

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January 10, 2019

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?”

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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."

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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.

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October 29, 2017

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