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Miles Burton

Endowment Valued at $11.6 Billion, Reports Highest Rate of Return in Two Decades

By Eric Fang

The 37.6 percent rate of return is the University’s highest since the 1999–2000 period.

November 28, 2021

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Chicago Booth

UChicago Professor Questions the Ability of Central Banks to Respond to Climate Change

By Eric Fang

Professor Lars Peter Hansen discusses the risks that climate change poses to central banks and the ways to mitigate them in a research paper published in September.

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November 28, 2021

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Chicago Booth

Nobel Laureate and Booth Professor Richard Thaler Hosts Seminar on New Edition of Behavioral Economics Book

By Ben Wiener

Thaler explained how behavioral economics concepts apply to real-world situations such as organ donations or insurance policies.

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November 26, 2021

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1:31 p.m.

Christine Schmidt

Class of 2025 Share Gap Year Experiences and How It Helped Them Adjust to College Life

By Ariel Shih

First-years reflect on what they learned and how they changed during their gap years.

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November 26, 2021

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12:46 p.m.

Andres Yang

Hundreds Attend Rally Following Murder of Shaoxiong Zheng; Speakers Raise Differing Approaches to Reduce Violence

By Yiwen Lu

While the rally organizers decided not to call for expanding UCPD’s size or jurisdiction, speakers present at the rally were split on whether increasing policing is the right approach to enhance safety.

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November 19, 2021

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2:25 p.m.

The University of Chicago

UChicago, CPD Detailed Collaboration Plan for Increased Police Patrols and Surveillance Technology in Response to Violent Incidents

By Peter Maheras

At a campus-wide safety webinar held on Wednesday, CPD Superintendent David Brown joined University president Paul Alivisatos and AVP of Safety & Security Eric Heath to discuss policing strategies and enhanced transportation supports to ensure campu…

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November 18, 2021

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UChicago Study Abroad

Study Abroad Programs Resume for the 2021-22 Academic Year

By Janice Cho

After the cancellation of last year’s programs, students are now able to study abroad this year as well as apply for opportunities next year.

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November 18, 2021

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6:51 p.m.

CNN

Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens to Be Replaced with “Digital Entertainment Experience”

By Chirag Kawediya

The Illuminarium will operate as a venue, exhibiting multiple shows and environments for different events.

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November 18, 2021

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6:01 p.m.

Angelina Torre

The People and Planning Behind President Alivisatos’s Inauguration

By Nikhil Jaiswal

“Inaugurations are a little bit bespoke. They are customized for the person who’s being inaugurated."

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November 16, 2021

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9:49 a.m.

Marco Verch

“We are experiencing an existential crisis”: Faculty Letter Calls for Increased Safety and Security Actions in Hyde Park

By Yiwen Lu

The signees called for enlarging UCPD jurisdiction, installing additional surveillance systems, increasing the number of off-campus security guards, and adding more shuttles surrounding campus.

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November 15, 2021

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10:19 p.m.

Euirim Choi

Chancellor Zimmer Resigns From University of Austin Advisory Board

By Adyant Kanakamedala and Kate Mabus

“The new university made a number of statements about higher education in general, largely quite critical, that diverged very significantly from my own views,” Zimmer said in a statement.

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November 15, 2021

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Meghan Hendrix

Student Wellness Partners with UC Med for Expedited Symptomatic Testing

By Pranathi Posa

There have been 48 new cases of COVID-19 this week and 211 close contacts.

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November 14, 2021

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7:47 p.m.

Matthew Lee

18-Year-Old Charged with Murder of Shaoxiong Zheng; Community Responds to Recent Violence

By Yiwen Lu

The suspect was charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and two counts of unlawful use of weapons. The homicide case was still under investigation, authorities said.

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November 12, 2021

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Andrew Goldblatt

Alivisatos, Lee, and Heath Describe New Safety Measures in Webinar

By Eric Fang

The University will work with CPD to increase patrols and camera surveillance in Hyde Park while expanding shuttle and rideshare options available to students.

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November 12, 2021

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9:25 p.m.

Institute of Politics

President Alivisatos Urges Cooperation With Community Leaders to Improve Security

By Eric Fang

“We’re going to do everything we can to try to achieve the public safety that we all need in order to be able to engage in our work here.”

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November 10, 2021

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8:44 p.m.

Chad Burton

Harris Student and Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Samantha “Sam” Burton Passes Away at 23

By Ruby Rorty

Burton died on November 3 following a sudden illness.

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November 10, 2021

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8:36 p.m.

Matthew Lee

University Extends Lyft Program to Seven Days Per Week Following Violence in Hyde Park

By Michael McClure

The Lyft Ride Smart program, which previously allowed students 10 free Lyft rides per month Thursday through Saturday nights, will become available every night from November 10 to November 24.

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November 10, 2021

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