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University of Chicago

UChicago to Keep Hong Kong Human Rights Program Running Amid Pro-Democracy Protests

By Elaine Chen

Participants feel it’s even more appropriate now for the University to hold the program.

August 20, 2019

Special Collections Research Center

Shakespeare Scholar David Bevington, Beloved by Students, Dies at 88

By Caroline Kubzansky

Students remembered Bevington as a deeply engaged mentor, determined to transmit his passion for language to undergraduates.

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August 14, 2019

Tom Rossiter

College to Raise Metcalf Intern Stipend to $5,000

By Lee Harris

Beginning next summer, Odyssey Scholars will receive a $5,000 stipend for Metcalf internships. The College aims to extend that base sum to all College-funded internships.

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August 12, 2019

Obama Foundation

Obama Center Will Have “Adverse Effect” on Jackson Park, Study Finds

By Matthew Lee

The planned Obama Presidential Center (OPC) will have an “adverse effect” on historic properties within Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance, a report found.

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August 11, 2019

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Pritzker Signs Law Requiring Gender-Neutral Single-User Bathrooms

By Caroline Kubzansky

The University has been examining gender-neutral bathrooms as a way to promote inclusiveness since 2018.

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July 28, 2019

Matthew Lee

After Years of Organizing, Obama Center CBA Ordinance Introduced in City Hall

By Matthew Lee and Elaine Chen

Some community stakeholders, such as the University, are concerned the ordinance in its current state might disincentivize investment.

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July 28, 2019

University of Chicago

Trump Names UChicago Public Policy Professor to be Head Economic Advisor

By Caroline Kubzansky

Professor Tomas Philipson favors private solutions to economic issues in health care.

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July 25, 2019

University of Chicago

Early Faculty Retirees Bet on Medicare for Life, But Now Face “Inferior” Private Plan

By Elaine Chen

The provost has established a working group to address concerns, but many retirees feel that change needs to occur faster.

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July 21, 2019

National Nurses United

UChicago Med Nurses are Rallying Outside the Hospital on Monday. Here’s Why

By Matthew Lee

State Senator Robert Peters and Members of UChicago Labor Council will join the 8:30 a.m. rally.

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July 21, 2019

University of Chicago Library Archives

From Phi Beta Kappa to Psi U, The Maroon to Tennis, John Paul Stevens was the “Big Man on Campus”

By Matthew Lee

John Paul Stevens (A.B. ’41) died on Tuesday at 99 years old.

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July 17, 2019

Jeremy Lindenfeld

UChicago Poised to Become Most Expensive College Education in the U.S.

By Emma Dyer

UChicago is the country's first undergraduate institution to break an $80,000 cost of attendance.

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July 14, 2019

Giovanna DeCastro

Yield Rate Rises to 83 Percent for Class of 2023; Admit Rate Now at 6.2 Percent

By Oren Oppenheim

The yield rate jumped 6 percentage points from the Class of 2022’s 77 percent yield rate.

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July 10, 2019

University of Chicago

Robie House Named UNESCO World Heritage Site

By Matthew Lee

The U.N. agency on Sunday gave eight buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright the designation.

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July 9, 2019

University of Chicago

Law Prof Richard Epstein to Lead Challenge of Obama Center in Jackson Park

By Elaine Chen

The legal scholar notes a recent shift in federal courts in favor of the arguments he will likely make in the appeal.

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July 9, 2019

Justin Smith

3 Stabbed After July Fourth Fireworks at Navy Pier; 14 Injured in Stampede

By Justin Smith

At least 15 UChicago students were at Navy Pier at the time of the incident. No students were injured.

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July 5, 2019

Tom Williams/Getty

Former Senator Joe Donnelly, Journalists Among IOP’s Fall Fellows

By Emma Dyer

The first group of 2019 Academic Year Pritzker Fellows includes individuals with experience writing policy, fighting policy, and informing the public.

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July 4, 2019

Institute of Politics

Comms Director Matt Jaffe To Leave IOP

By Caroline Kubzansky

Matt Jaffe, the communications director of the Institute of Politics, will leave after almost six years on the job.

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July 4, 2019

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