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Camelia Malkami

University Expands Pass/Fail Grading for Spring Quarter Classes

By Justin Smith

The new policy allows undergraduates to petition the College to take Core requirements pass/fail and encourages departments and programs to allow pass/fail grading for major and minor requirements.

April 3, 2020

Kathy Thomas

Court Will Consider Bond Release After Former UChicago Student Charles Thomas Falls Ill With COVID-19 Symptoms

By Matthew Lee

Charles "Soji" Thomas will be in court to determine his eligibility for release on April 3rd, 2020 after he developed COVID-19 symptoms while incarcerated in Cook County Jail.

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April 3, 2020

Jeremy Lindenfeld

University Offers Zoom and Canvas Training Sessions for Faculty

By Carl Sacklen

The seminars teach digital pedagogy and how to use online platforms

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April 2, 2020

Lee Harris

Live Updates: Coronavirus Updates from UChicago, Hyde Park, and the City of Chicago

By Maroon Staff

This blog will be updated on an ongoing basis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 1, 2020

Alexis Florence

As COVID-19 Economic Crisis Deepens, Hyde Park Renters Strike

By Alexis Florence

Beginning April 1, Hyde Parks residents, including UChicago students, are participating in what could be a months-long rent strike in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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April 1, 2020

Robert Kozloff

As Other Institutions Amend Pass/Fail Grading Policies, UChicago Students Divided Over Possible Impact of Same Change

By Yiwen Lu

At other schools, student campaigns to change pass/fail grading policies have garnered widespread support. At UChicago, some students say a relaxed grading policy would do more harm than good.

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March 30, 2020

Lee Harris

Law School Plans to Stick to “Status Quo” Grading, Bucking Peers’ Move to Mandatory Pass/Fail

By Lee Harris

Most top law schools have foregone traditional grading for their spring terms. Chicago Law plans to move ahead with its existing system—and students are divided over the decision.

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March 29, 2020

Lee Harris

Email from Law School Dean Miles: Plans for Spring Term

By Maroon Staff

“I believe that as of now, we are unusually well situated to rise to the occasion,” Dean of Chicago Law Tom Miles wrote to students.

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March 29, 2020

Euirim Choi

University to Provide Rent Relief to Tenants and Meals to South Side Residents

By Carl Sacklen

The University will be providing more than 225,000 meals through June 12, providing rent relief to tenants, and covering costs for patient and family hardship support, according to an email by President Zimmer.

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March 28, 2020

Chicago Maroon

“Lost, Not Found” Art Installation Provides a Platform for Survivors’ Stories

By Kate Mabus

At a symposium, Phoenix Survivors Alliance debuted an art installation of jackets lost at fraternities as a metaphorical medium to tell stories of what sexual assault survivors have lost.

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March 28, 2020

UChicago Medicine

With 50 Patient Cases of COVID-19, UCM Brings Back Asymptomatic Staff Under “Universal-Masking” Policy

By Caroline Kubzansky

UChicago Medicine is bringing back staff members who were previously furloughed for potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. All staff members are mandated to either wear procedural or N95 masks while caring for patients.

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March 27, 2020

Defne Anlas

As Chicagoans Flock to Lake Michigan’s Shores, Lightfoot Closes Lakefront to Retain Social Distancing

By Caroline Kubzansky

Many Chicago residents have been takingto lakefront paths and nearbyparks afterlast week’s “shelter-in-place” directive. Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded by declaring the areas closed, saying, “This will push our city to the brink.”

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March 27, 2020

Erisa Apantaku

Race and Romance Examined at Multi-Ethnic Student Society Event

By Laura Gersony

Students discussed patterns of attraction, racial beauty standards, and interracial relationships at the Center for Identity and Inclusion.

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March 27, 2020

Wight & Company

Wellness Committee Facilitates New HEART Alliance to Improve Student Wellness

By Nick Tarr

The Student Government Health and Wellness Committee and student health organizations announce a new partnership that aims to unify student-run mental and physical health resources.

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March 27, 2020

the University of Chicago

UChicago Researchers Help Identify Potential Coronavirus Drug Target

By Yiwen Lu

After identifying the structure of proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, scientists can then begin working to identify inhibitors which can be used to block the production of proteins the virus needs to replicate.

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March 27, 2020

University of Chicago

Experts Tackle Legal Barriers to Reducing Gun Violence at Law School Symposium

By Chloe Brettmann

Participants on the panel, moderated by Dean of the Law School Thomas Miles, began by discussing the Second Amendment and a 2008 Supreme Court case which was the first to establish that individuals, specifically, have a right to bear arms.

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March 25, 2020

National Nurses United

UChicago Medicine Nurses Demand More Protective Equipment as Number of COVID-19 Cases Grows

By Alexis Florence

As the number of COVID-19 cases mounts, UChicago nurses say they have been instructed to wear the same facemasks all day, against CDC recommendations.

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March 23, 2020

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