GREY CITY

University of Chicago Photographic Archives

Baptism by Fire

By Mimansa Dogra

Who is the student protester?

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January 17, 2017

Meera Joshi

Blue Nights

By Sindhu Gnanasambandan and Kristin Lin

Behind the difficult working conditions for University security guards and the barriers to change.

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November 18, 2016

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

Generation X': A Brief History of Dropouts and Transfer Students at the University of Chicago

By Hannah Edgar

The University of Chicago has a distinguished list of alums. It also has a distinguished list of decampers.

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October 27, 2016

Karyn Peyton

Building an Inclusive Campus: A Story of Collaboration

By Grace Koh

Like many other new first-year students, Kyle Wickham was learning to adjust to his reading load for his humanities core sequence. During class, the students were working to unpack the reading when one student made a comment that struck Wickham.

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March 18, 2016

Kiran Misra

Home and Away

By Isabelle Lim

Year after year, upon leaving the shores of whatever country across the globe that they hail from, international students arrive in Hyde Park to immerse themselves in the life of the mind at a top-ranked university.

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March 17, 2016

Jamie Manley

Navigating Uncertainty: Coming to Terms with the Unknown

By Tamar Honig

A pervasive source of distress amongst college students is the big question mark occupying the space on the calendar that starts around tomorrow and extends indefinitely.

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March 17, 2016

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

The Boys' Club

By Wendy Lee

"In the physics department, there are just as many professors named ‘David’ as there are female professors."

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March 2, 2016

The University of Chicago

From an Ivory Tower to an Anchor Institution

By Christine Schmidt

“We all in this room know that the University’s relationship with the community over the years has ebbed and flowed, and there were times where the commitment and focus were stronger, and times where it was not so strong."

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December 1, 2015

The University of Chicago Archives

A History of Disrupting the Peace

By Srishti Kapur

Around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 of this year, nine protesters from the Trauma Center Coalition barricaded themselves inside Levi Hall. They locked the windows and used a bike lock across the double doors of the building’s main entrance.

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November 30, 2015

Kiran Misra

Business as Usual: A peek into a well-established neighborhood watering hole

By Kristin Lin

The Medici has now moved a few blocks west from its original space at the back of Green Door Bookshop (now B’Gab’s Goodies). But it has remained a campus staple.

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November 30, 2015

Paul Lou

Growing Pains

By Ankit Jain

The Metcalf program is one of the most ambitious efforts by any university to bring a modicum of fairness to the inherently unfair unpaid-intern economy. If UChicago needs to make its program something worth emulating.

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February 16, 2015

Bea Malsky and Benjamin Lange

Down the Rabbit Hole

By Hannah Nyhart

Grey City chases The Maroon Rabbit, part of the transmedia game "The Project", through magical portals, chilling initiations, and a cathartic finale this winter quarter.

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June 4, 2013

Sydney Combs

Under the Table

By Emma Broder

The identities behind campus foodie culture: From Robert Lipman and The Hearth to underground apartment dinners and UChicago marketing strategies.

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June 4, 2013

Peter Tang

Harboring the Humanities

By Jon Catlin

We go inside the Humanities Division, the history of the Common Core, the Graduate Aid Initiative, and double majors to understand why the Humanities will always have a strong home at the University of Chicago.

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June 4, 2013

Jamie Manley

Pierce: A view for the ages

By Chris Deakin

The current Henderson House president excavates a Pierce history as residents past and present prepare for the tower's demolition, scheduled for summer 2013.

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June 4, 2013

Alice Bucknell

Voices from the Right

By William Wilcox

Campus conservatives weigh in on social stigmas, the Institute of Politics, and speaking out as College Republicans.

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June 4, 2013

Sydney Combs

Q&A: Jim Nondorf

By Sam Levine

Nondorf says that he is no longer asked whether UChicago is "where fun goes to die."

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June 4, 2013

Tiffany Tan

Next up: Start-ups

By Meaghan Murphy

Lifting the lid on the growing UChicago start up community up against stacked odds.

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June 4, 2013

Julia Reinitz

Cover Story: The Road Ahead

By Joy Crane

The University, its real estate, and a vision for Hyde Park retail.

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March 12, 2013

Jamie Manley

I Was Robbed

By Jon Catlin

Reflections on landing a mugger in prison.

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March 12, 2013

Dana Suskind

Remembering Doctor Liu

By William Wilcox

Donald Liu drowned last August after saving two children swept out into Lake Michigan. He was survived by a wife, three children, countless patients, and the next generation of pediatric surgeons at Comer’s Children’s Hospital.

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March 12, 2013

Sydney Combs, Tiffany Tan

New Kids on the Block

By Adam Janofsky

Grey City sat down with five new faculty members appointed within the last year and half: Kenneth Pomeranz (history), Amie Wilkinson (mathematics), Patrick Jagoda (English), Nicolas Brunel (statistics and neurobiology), and Paul Nealey (the new In...

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March 12, 2013

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