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Obama Foundation

Federal Judge Dismisses Suit to Block Construction of Obama Center in Jackson Park

By Elaine Chen and Emma Dyer

The ruling clears a hurdle, temporarily, for the slated construction of the OPC later this year.

June 11, 2019

Citing U.S.–China Tensions, Zimmer Affirms Commitment to International Students

By Lee Harris

University president Robert Zimmer sent an all-University e-mail on Monday, in which he emphasized UChicago’s ongoing support for international students and academics.

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June 10, 2019

Secretaries Hagel and Albright Discuss Principled Foreign Policy in the Inaugural Hagel Lecture

By Victor Yang

The conversation marked the start of a new annual series named after Hagel, who served as the 24th Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration

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June 7, 2019

Greg Ross

Admin Looks at Providing Meals to Eligible Students During Breaks

By Gustavo Delgado

This dining-hall pilot program is part of a series of initiatives to improve student access to meals on campus or through the local Hyde Park community.

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June 7, 2019

Graduation Issue

Graduation Issue: Senior Ads

By Maroon Staff

Friends and families honor members of the graduating class with senior ads.

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June 7, 2019

Courtesy of Robert Kozloff.

Provost Daniel Diermeier University-Wide Email on Graduate Student Unionization

By Maroon Staff

"Unionization would fundamentally alter the decentralized, faculty-led approach to graduate education that has long been a hallmark of the University of Chicago," Diermeier wrote.

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June 6, 2019

Adrian Mandeville

After Three Days of Picketing, GSU Votes to End Labor Action

By Matthew Lee

Administrators have not recognized GSU as a union, which graduate students voted to form in 2017.

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June 5, 2019

University of Chicago Women's Ensemble

Uncommon Interview: Mollie Stone, Director of UChicago’s University Chorus and Women’s Ensemble

By Peyton Jefferson

The Maroon sat down with Mollie Stone to discuss her role in various music programs, her love for South African music, and her plans for the future.

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June 4, 2019

University of Chicago

Panel Discusses Recent Abortion Laws, Courts Overturning Roe v. Wade

By Brad Subramaniam

Law Professor Geoffrey Stone and Mary Kate Knorr, Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life, represented different sides of the abortion debate.

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June 4, 2019

Adrian Mandeville

Hundreds of Protesters Picket Through Rain and Shine: Three Days of Strike

By Maroon Staff

Union members, faculty, undergraduates, and supporters from beyond campus, gathered for the Monday through Wednesday strike.

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June 3, 2019

Obama Foundation

MacArthur Foundation Donates $5 Million to Fund Chicago Public Library Branch for OPC

By Madeleine Zhou

The donation will help cover the cost of building and furnishing the 5,000-square-foot library planned for the Obama Presidential Center.

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June 3, 2019

Daniel Schwen / Wikipedia Commons

Illinois Senate Passes Sweeping Abortion Rights Bill

By Pranathi Posa

The bill passed late Friday night with a 34–20 margin, establishing the ability to get an abortion in Illinois as a “fundamental right."

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June 1, 2019

Rick Proctor / Unsplash

Illinois Poised to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

By Pranathi Posa

The bill passed in the Illinois House with a 66-47 margin, after having passed in the Senate on Wednesday.

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June 1, 2019

Estelle Higgins

Graduate Students Are Holding a Labor Action 10th Week—Here’s What You Can Expect

By Matthew Lee

Members of Graduate Students United plan to stop work and hold a picket line beginning next Monday in an attempt to gain University recognition.

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May 30, 2019

The University of Chicago

Boyer Email to Graduate Students on Industrial Action

By Maroon Staff

Ahead of a planned labor action by Graduate Students United, Dean of the College John Boyer emailed University of Chicago graduate students.

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May 30, 2019

The University of Chicago

Boyer Email to Undergrads on Industrial Action

By Maroon Staff

Ahead of a planned labor action by Graduate Students United, Dean of the College John Boyer emailed all University of Chicago undergraduates.

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May 30, 2019

Maroon Staff

College Council Representatives Elected for 2019-2020

By Peyton Jefferson

Second-year Myles Hudson will be the chair of College Council next year, and John Kunzo will be the class representative for the Class of 2022.

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May 30, 2019

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