GREY CITY

Maroon Staff

No Spotless Record: When Literature and Sensibility Clash

By Avi Waldman

Grey City's exploration of student publication censorship continues this week with the story of the Chicago Review, whose literary bent drew administrative concern.

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May 29, 2019

Seven Times Over: Life Along The Way to a Ph.D.

By Caroline Kubzansky

Not everyone who comes to the University of Chicago for a degree leaves with one.

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June 6, 2019

Maroon Staff

No Spotless Record: Censorship at UChicago

By Avi Waldman

In the first of a two-part series, Grey City looks back at the University's complicated relationship with free speech and the student press in the 1950's.

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May 21, 2019

Maroon Staff

Duck, Duck, Dollar Bill: At UChicago, Financial Diversity Goes Deeper Than Expensive Clothes

By Alex Dalton

Conversations with first-generation, low income students reveal a reality of economic diversity at UChicago that's much more complicated than Canada Goose memes bely. Grey City reports.

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May 13, 2019

Reaching Into the Unknown: Sleep Science

By Caleb Sussman

In Grey City's new column, we dive into some of the lesser-known innovations that have come out of the University. Up first is the origin of modern sleep science.

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May 8, 2019

Amy Y. Li for The Harvard Crimson

From Ex Lib Yogurts to Attacking Admissions Practices

By Alice Cheng

Adam Mortara (S.B. ’96, J.D. ’01) reflected on his path from the UChicago College to the courtroom, where he is leading the charge against Harvard's admissions practices on behalf of Students for Fair Admissions.

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April 30, 2019

Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection

An Echoing Rhythm

By Olivia Chilkoti

Grey City traces Jazz’s roots, rise, and decline on the South Side of Chicago.

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April 22, 2019

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

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