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Jason Lalljee

At IOP Event, Albright Warns About the Fragility of Democracy

By Daksh Chauhan

“Instead of signaling the US as a beacon of democracy, Trump really gives some credibility to those that, in their societies, are undermining their fragile democracies,” Albright said.

April 20, 2018

Two Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

By Daksh Chauhan

Third-years Adel Rahman and Naomi Sweeting have won Barry Goldwater scholarships, which give students $7,500 per year to cover tuition, books, housing, and other college expenses.

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April 20, 2018

University Demonstrates Academic Solidarity Through Puerto Rico Relief Program

By Alice Cheng

Nine third- and fourth-year undergraduates, four graduate students, four visiting scholars, and two artists were selected from a pool of applicants from the University of Puerto Rico to study in Chicago.

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April 20, 2018

Experts Discuss Ending the Opioid Crisis

By Daksh Chauhan

Dr. Patrice Harris, chair of the American Medical Association’s Opioid Task Force, said she believes drug addiction should be treated like a disease.

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April 19, 2018

Lee Harris

Anti-Abortion Protesters Stage Event in Front of Regenstein

By Jihyeon Yeo

An anonymous witness said she saw the posters, and commented that “they were disturbing and violent, so everyone noticed.”

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April 19, 2018

UCPU Hosts Debate on Illinois Rent Control Ban

By Sarah Lewis

“In a technical, legal sense, Illinois can tell its municipalities to do whatever it wants, including banning rent control. However, I’ve always felt this is kind of an ‘assholeish’ argument," Loeb said.

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April 19, 2018

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Charles Thomas Out of Hospital, Appears at Court Hearing

By Jade Yan

Also this week, UC Riverside students held a rally in solidarity with Charles Thomas, who was shot by a UCPD officer after approaching him while wielding a metal stake.

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April 19, 2018

Facebook Says 'Non': UChicago Secrets Shut Down, Allegedly Over Anti-French Post

By Tony Brooks

The moderators believe the page was banned as the result of a post which made fun of a previous post in which a writer describes negative feelings toward “French history and culture.”

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April 19, 2018

Grace Hauck

Admin Hosts Informal Panel on Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

By Caroline Kubzansky and Grace Hauck

They spoke to more recent University initiatives surrounding sexual misconduct and emphasized themes of transparency, consistency, and accountability.

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April 17, 2018

Madeleine Zhou

Uncommon Interview: Eric Posner, Law School Professor

By Madeleine Zhou

Posner and his co-author, economist Glen Weyl, proposed a "Visas Between Individuals" program which would allow families to hire a foreign worker to live with them and care for their children.

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April 17, 2018

the Institute of Politics

Former White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett Visits the IOP

By Brad Subramaniam

Jarrett, who will be this year's Class Day speaker, said she doesn't believe the chaos of the current political climate will persist.

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April 17, 2018

65th & Woodlawn Community Garden

Woodlawn Community Gardens Face Potential Closure

By Madeleine Zhou

Community members who use the gardens say they were given little advance notice about the closure and have had a hard time getting an explanation from First Presbyterian Church, which owns the land.

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April 17, 2018

University of Chicago College Republicans

Conservative Writer David French asks CRs: "Are You Willing to be Vilified?"

By Caroline Kubzansky

French exhorted attendees to fight against cultural shifts that would constrict free speech and the "marketplace of ideas."

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April 17, 2018

the Institute of Politics

Racism Did Not Cause Brexit, Former Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband Says

By Jade Yan

Miliband cited "deeper economic concerns" like growing wealth inequality and capitalism's failure to deliver on its promises.

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April 17, 2018

Kenwood's Lake Village East Apartments Wins Affordable Housing Award

By Kelsey Yang

The building's management used subsidies to ensure that a set of renovations completed last year did not price residents out of their apartments.

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April 16, 2018

University of Chicago Photographic Archives

Seeing Stars on the Shore of Lake Geneva: A History of Yerkes, the University’s Moribund Observatory

By Oren Oppenheim

After 120 years under UChicago's purview, the University is set to end operations at Yerkes Observatory, though it hasn't struck a deal to sell the land or facilities.

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April 16, 2018

Pixabay

Lead Found in Chicago Tap Water

By Citizen Bulletin

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

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April 16, 2018

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