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Institute of Politics

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says COVID-19 Will Not Impede Her Goals for Economic Equality

By Kate Mabus

In a live taping of “The Axe Files,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot and David Axelrod discussed plans to reopen Chicago as well as the city’s inequities that COVID-19 has revealed.

May 26, 2020

Lee Harris

UChicago for Fair Tuition Ends Tuition Strike as SSA Student Joins Class Action Lawsuit Against UChicago and Other Universities

By Aviva Waldman

In a statement provided to The Maroon, UCFT said that its demand for a tuition freeze had been met, and that the campaign had succeeded in shifting the conversation around the cost of higher education.

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May 26, 2020

Financial RSOs Hosted Inaugural UChicago Investing Forum via Zoom

By Dimitriy Leksanov

With concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the forum was instead moved to a weeklong series of dispersed events, all taking place over Zoom.

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May 26, 2020

Giovanna DeCastro

Admissions Office Gets TikTok

By Olivia Chilkoti

As of May 25, the UChicago Admissions account has 15 videos, with 474 followers, and 1,496 likes.

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May 26, 2020

Lee Harris

Immunoengineering Center Investigates COVID-19 Vaccine Possibilities

By Daksh Chauhan

In addition, the center aims to work closely with the Polsky Center to bring together corporate partners for the development and licensing of technologies.

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May 26, 2020

Jessica Xia

Graduation Issue: Celebrating Seniors

By The Maroon Staff

Friends and families honor members of the graduating class with senior ads.

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May 23, 2020

Lee Harris

Senior Perspectives: (Un)Common Course Recommendations

By David Liu

What are the best classes that students have taken outside of their majors?

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May 19, 2020

Oren Oppenheim

Puppies, Giant Tortoises, and a 20-foot-tall Dean Boyer: Fourth-Years Reflect on Their Strangest Quad Sightings

By Kate Mabus

As the center of campus, the quad is the site of much of the quintessential UChicago experience.

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May 19, 2020

Institutional Error, the Tech Bro, and Fall Quarter: Q&A with a COVID-19 Expert

By David Liu

The Maroon speaks to Sarah Cobey, a COVID-19 expert.

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May 18, 2020

Talklet: A Mental Health Start-Up

By Gabby Bayness

The start-up began in fall of 2019 and placed third in the 2020 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC).  As a result of its placement in the competition, Talklet had the opportunity to work with the Chicago Booth School of Business.

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May 13, 2020

Lee Harris

University Announces In-Person Graduation for Class of 2020 in 2021, in Addition to Virtual Graduation

By Yiwen Lu

On June 5, 2021, a full graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be held.

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May 13, 2020

Institute of Politics

Political Interns Adapt to COVID-19 as Election Approaches

By Olivia Chilkoti

Pandemic-related cancellations pose a unique challenge to political campaigns, which rely heavily on in-person interactions.

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May 13, 2020

University of Chicago to Continue to Provide Funding for DACA Students Despite Department of Education Edict

By Yiwen Lu

The University of Chicago has yet to receive funds awarded per the CARES Act and will continue to provide aid for DACA students as normal.

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May 13, 2020

UChicago's Investments are Tied to Fossil Fuels, Deforestation, and Weapons Manufacturers

By Atman Mehta

Through hedge funds, private equities, and exchange-traded funds, the University’s investments have exposure to fossil fuels, weapons manufacturers, and companies involved in deforestation.

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May 11, 2020

Aviva Waldman

Provost Ka Yee Lee Says University Is “Unable to Reduce Tuition for All Students”

By Aviva Waldman

Provost Ka Yee Lee told UChicago for Fair Tuition that the administration was not considering universal tuition reductions.

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May 5, 2020

Engage Slate

Engage Slate Wins SG Executive Slate Election, Beating Independence Slate by Just 16 Votes

By Darcy Kuang

The Engage Slate comprises President Raven Rainey, Vice President of Student Life Myles Hudson, and Vice President of Administration Alex Levi.

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May 5, 2020

The Maroon Staff

UChicago Lab Switches Focus to COVID-19 Testing

By Rania Garde

The Tay Lab is designing a saliva test as an alternative to the nasal swab for coronavirus testing. The nasal swab test’s high false negative rate—30 percent of cases may be missed—indicates there is room for improvement.

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May 5, 2020

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