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Ryan Owyang

Friends, Mentors Share Memories of Yiran Fan at Candlelight Vigil

By Ryan Owyang

Yiran Fan, who was in the process of obtaining his phD, was warmly remembered by his friends and peers.

January 19, 2021

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University of Chicago

UChicago Researchers Create First Complete Computational Model for COVID-19

By Tess Chang

The model will be used to track mutations and aid in vaccine development.

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January 19, 2021

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Zoe Kaiser

58 New COVID-19 Cases Reported as Students Return to Campus for Winter Quarter

By Lukian Kling

The University reported 58 new cases and 10 close contacts between January 6 and 13 as students returned to Hyde Park and began classes.

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January 15, 2021

Marta Bakula

Vaccine Rollout to University Community Delayed as Guidelines Change

By Tess Chang and Caroline Kubzansky

As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign inches along, adjustments to Chicago Department of Health guidelines means that the majority of UChicago affiliates will receive vaccines in a later stage of the rollout.

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January 14, 2021

UChicago News

UChicago Researcher Jun Nishida Creates HandMorph, a Wearable Exoskeleton

By Ryan Owyang

HandMorph allows its wearer to experience life from the point of view of a child by decreasing one’s hand size to that of a child.

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January 13, 2021

Caroline Kubzansky

Booth Alum's Poll Hero Project Organizes Thousands of Young Poll Workers

By Basil Egli

During the 2020 election, the Poll Hero Project helped recruit and train tens of thousands of young poll workers.

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January 12, 2021

Lee Harris

New SG Committee Members Outline Visions for Healthier, Greener Campus Culture

By Michael McClure

Committee members mentioned expanding disability accommodations and increasing data transparency for sustainability initiatives as some of their goals.

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January 11, 2021

UChicago Hillel

Reconciliation Considered at 74th Annual Latke-Hamantash Debate

By Finn Hartnett

UChicago Hillel held the annual Latke-Hamantash Debate over Zoom for the first time in the event’s history.

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January 10, 2021

Matthew Lee

State Board Rejects Mercy Hospital Shutdown; Hospital Administrators Plan to Appeal Decision

By Nick Tarr

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board voted unanimously to keep the hospital open, citing concerns over South Side health care access. Mercy Hospital, however, said they would “remain committed to [its] transformation plans."

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January 10, 2021

Monika Lagaard

Student Shot, Killed in Regents Park Parking Garage

By Maroon Staff

The shooting may have been connected to several other shootings on the South Side and in Evanston on Saturday.

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January 9, 2021

University of Chicago

UChicago Medievalist among Trump’s Intended Appointees for Administration Positions

By Yiwen Lu

History Prof. Rachel Fulton Brown, known for her outspoken conservative viewpoints, was listed on December 22nd as an intended appointee to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.

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January 4, 2021

University of Chicago Facilities Services

CS 121 Class-Wide Email Alleges Cheating, Encourages Students to Self-Report Academic Misconduct

By Lukian Kling

According to an email sent by class instructors on Monday, an algorithim designed to detect academic dishonesty uncovered "multiple cases" of unauthorized collaboration.

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December 18, 2020

Lee Harris

UChicago Medicine’s Moderna SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Trials Attempt to Recruit a Diverse Trial Group

By Ryan Owyang

Working to create a diverse trial group, UChicago Medicine enrolled new participants and administered doses of Moderna's prospective mRNA-based vaccine.

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December 16, 2020

Lee Harris

Faculty and Students Gather for Conversation About Race on Campus at Virtual Town Hall

By Lukian Kling

The discussion featured topics including gentrification on the South Side and the experiences of students of color at the University.

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December 15, 2020

University of Chicago

Provost Allocates Funding to #MoreThanDiversity Campaign to Propose New Department of Critical Race Studies

By Danya Wang, Ryan Owyang, and Nick Tarr

The committee is the first in University history to reach the departmental proposal stage for the study of race.

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December 13, 2020

Emma Dyer

UCMC Expects to Begin Vaccinating Staff Against COVID-19 as Soon as Dec. 16

By Caroline Kubzansky

Chicago public health officials expect 23,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to arrive next week, pending emergency approval by the FDA. 1,950 vaccine doses are expected to go to UCMC workers.

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December 11, 2020

Marine Biological Laboratory

University Announces Strengthened Partnership with Marine Biological Laboratory

By Lukian Kling

Access to cutting-edge technology and research opportunities will become increasingly available to students.

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December 9, 2020

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