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Courtesy of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

Professor Named Cottrell Scholar

By Feng Ye

An assistant professor at the University’s Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics was recently named a Cottrell Scholar for 2018. The award gives Cottrell Scholars $100000 to complete a three-year project.

February 21, 2018

Oriental Institute

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Oriental Institute in Terrorism Damages Case

By Katherine Vega

Victims of a 1997 terrorist attack hoped to use the artifacts as a means to get compensation from Iran, but the Court sided with the Oriental Institute, which has held the artifacts on loan since the 1930s and has been slowly returning them to Iran.

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February 21, 2018

Social Sciences Division Awards Seed Funding

By Lucia Geng

Eight professors were awarded a total of $171,000 for six projects.

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February 20, 2018

Student Government Discusses Disruptive Conduct, Bannon, Emergency Fund at Meeting

By Camille Kirsch

Calvin Cottrell, student body president, announced that students would be allowed to submit questions for Bannon's upcoming visit, while Student Government Parliamentarian Max Freedman shed light on the Standing Committee for Disruptive Conduct.

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February 19, 2018

Alexandra Nisenoff

After Meeting Bannon, David Brooks Says He "Highly Recommends" His Visit

By Caroline Kubzansky

"[Bannon's] got a tremendous coherence to his worldview and it was kind of inspiring. I didn’t agree with it at all, but at least there’s a coherence and a conviction.”

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February 19, 2018

Samuela Mouzaoir

Gov. Rauner Hopes to Offload Pension Costs to Schools

By Citizen Bulletin

Keep track of your elected officials in this week’s Citizen Bulletin.

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February 19, 2018

Economics Study Finds Gender Pay Gap Among Uber Drivers

By Quinn Kane

Male Uber drivers earn 7 percent more than their female counterparts, the study reports.

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February 19, 2018

Special Collections Research Center

Reg Exhibit Explores University Scientists' Reactions to Atomic Bomb

By Tony Brooks

On display are artifacts from Enrico Fermi and other scientists at the Met Lab, which researched nuclear reactions during World War II.

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February 19, 2018

Audrey Teo

Students Participate in March for Gun Reform

By Audrey Teo and Grace Hauck

Hundreds of protesters marched from Federal Plaza to Daley Plaza, and then later to Trump Tower.

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February 18, 2018

Courtesy of the University Archives

Library Digitizes Rare Century-Old Kelp Forest Maps

By Emma Dyer

The maps were initially commissioned in 1911 to keep track of kelp forests along the Washington Coast. Now, they are being used to assess any effects of climate change and human development in the region.

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February 15, 2018

Courtesy of Eric Posner

UChicago Law Professor Proposes Controversial Immigration System

By Hesham Albaharna

They argued that it’s true to Republican free-market and small-government principles, and, based on their calculations, it would boost the average family’s income by as much as $20,000.

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February 15, 2018

UChicago

Assistant Student Life VP Talks Future of Housing

By Anant Matai

“We have set an expectation with Bon Appetit that 50 percent of their staff come from the ZIP codes that directly surround the university.”

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February 15, 2018

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Groups Contest Chicago's Bid for Amazon HQ

By Oren Oppenheim

Two groups, ANSWER Chicago and Lucy Parsons Labs, object to the financial incentives Amazon is being offered by the city, which they say could go to public services instead.

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February 15, 2018

Center for Latin American Studies

Center for Latin American Studies Hosts Talk on "Coffee in the Anthropocene"

By Emily Mao

A University of Michigan professor discussed the effects of biodiversity and climate change on coffee production.

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February 15, 2018

Mike Myers

Meet Jerry Coyne, the University’s Most Prolific and Provocative Emeritus Blogger

By Lee Harris

The evolutionary biologist and old-guard leftist sat down with The Maroon to talk determinism, free speech, and University culture.

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February 14, 2018

University of Chicago

Conservative Law Society Deactivates as LSSO After Backlash to “Whip Sheet”

By Pete Grieve

This closes one source of funding, but Burke is also an RSO and it may receive money from other sources, like alumni donations.

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February 14, 2018

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Alexandra Nisenoff

GSU Withdraws NLRB Case to Protect Pro-Grad Union Precedent

By Adam Thorp

GSU plans to continue to push for recognition by the University outside of the NLRB process.

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February 14, 2018

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