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Yao Xen Tan

Ambassador Nikki Haley Says She "Doesn't Appreciate" U.N. Condemnation of Embassy Move

By Lucia Geng

Haley also spoke about the U.S.'s role as a leader within the UN, the possibility of war with North Korea, and the unpredictability of President Donald Trump's tweets.

February 23, 2018

Law Professors Investigate Law Articles Discrimination by Political Ideology

By Jihyeon Yeo

A group of UChicago Law School professors discovered that law journal editors’ political stances affects their law review article choices.

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February 22, 2018

Giovanna DeCastro

'Educate Yourself,' Says Trans Activist Janet Mock

By Katherine Vega

Mock said there is no excuse for people not to to participate in important conversations unless they lack the resources to educate themselves about the relevant topics.

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February 22, 2018

University of Chicago Moot Court Team

Moot Court Takes Second at Nationals

By Neha Lingareddy

Second-year Henry Filosa and third-year Rebecca Lin were the students on the winning team.

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February 22, 2018

Obama Foundation

University to Host Symposium on Impact of OPC Plans

By Emma Dyer

The symposium was organized as a follow-up to a UChicago faculty letter, which expressed concerns regarding the possible community effects of the current Obama Presidential Center plans.

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February 22, 2018

LinkedIn

Alum Charged With Chicago's First Cryptocurrency Crime

By Oren Oppenheim

Joseph Kim (AB’16) was charged last week with stealing over $2 million in bitcoin from the trading firm where he worked.

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February 22, 2018

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.

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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

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