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Robert Kozloff

Remembering Hugo Sonnenschein, the Man Who Reimagined UChicago

By Michael McClure

During his seven-year tenure as University president, Sonnenschein embarked on campaigns to improve the University’s finances, upgrade its facilities, and make it more appealing to undergraduates.

September 16, 2021

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2:23 p.m.

George Jacobi, The University of Chicago

UChicago Remembers Robert Ritner, Iconic Egyptologist

By Basil Egli

Community members recalled Ritner’s passion for all things Egypt and many contributions to his field.

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September 3, 2021

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Rebecca Rivkin

Authentic, Goofy, and Selfless, Max Lewis “Would Always Fill the Silence”

By Alice Cheng

Max Lewis, who passed away in early June, was a vibrant presence on and off-campus.

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August 17, 2021

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Adyant Kanakamedala

University Reinstates Mask Mandate in Campus Buildings

By Adyant Kanakamedala

The University announced vaccinated individuals must wear masks inside campus buildings unless they are alone in a private space or are eating or drinking.

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August 2, 2021

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5 a.m.

University of Chicago Facilities Services

UChicago Graduate Students Develop Software to Avoid Facial Recognition Technology

By Rania Garde

Two UChicago graduate students think they’ve designed software that outsmarts facial recognition technology. Others aren’t so sure.

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July 17, 2021

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6:29 p.m.

Han Jiang

University Lifts Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated People

By Casey Mathur

Following the City of Chicago’s transition to Phase 5 of COVID-19 precautions, the administration has released new guidelines concerning masking requirements.

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July 15, 2021

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5:33 p.m.

University of Chicago

Mourning the Loss of Lauren Berlant

By Casey Mathur

Berlant, a distinguished queer theorist who wrote extensively on intimacy and heteronormativity in popular culture, helped mentor generations of students at UChicago.

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July 9, 2021

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5:23 p.m.

@ilanaibryf on Instagram

Ilan Naibryf, UChicago Student in Surfside Building Collapse, Confirmed Dead

By Laura Gersony

Naibryf is survived by his parents, Ronit and Carlos, his siblings Tali and Micaela, and many friends and loved ones from the UChicago community.

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July 9, 2021

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2:54 p.m.

Maroon Staff

Museum of Science and Industry Considers Its Future at Chicago Humanities Festival Event

By Gustavo Delgado

Panelists at the virtual event contended with the role of museums in promoting racial equity and how the MSI can be a better resource for the South Side.

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July 7, 2021

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Ruby Rorty

Rising Third-Year Dies From Injuries Sustained in Shooting

By Michael McClure

Max Solomon Lewis passed away Sunday after being shot while riding a CTA train July 1, the University announced yesterday evening.

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July 5, 2021

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12:21 p.m.

Emma Dyer

Student Hit by Stray Bullet on Green Line

By Adyant Kanakamedala

A student in the College was critically wounded Thursday evening. He is now receiving treatment at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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July 2, 2021

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12:42 p.m.

Baila Yassi Brockman

UC Student Among 159 Missing After Miami Building Collapse

By Laura Gersony

Ilan Naibryf, a rising fourth-year in the College, and his girlfriend are among the many people who remain unaccounted for as of Friday.

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June 25, 2021

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5:49 p.m.

Bloomberg/Getty Images

Hong Kong Activist Alleges CSSA Is Controlled by CCP After Organization Opposes His Invite to Speak at Harris School

By The Maroon Staff

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law accused UChicago’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association of serving the Chinese Communist Party after the organization asked Harris administrators to withdraw invitation of Law at a Harris School event.

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June 13, 2021

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3:20 p.m.

Alexis Florence

GSU Secures Faculty Support in Service Fee Boycott, Vows to Continue Campaign

By Alex Dalton

More than a dozen directors of graduate studies signed a letter in support of Graduate Students United’s campaign to withhold payment of the graduate student services fee, which it says will continue indefinitely.

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June 13, 2021

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10:29 a.m.

Meghan Hendrix

Scav Held Virtually, Ends in Its Second-Ever Tie

By Solana Adedokun

Scav ended with its second-ever tie between two teams, Snitchcock and Breckinridge, who teamed up with Fama House and Yovovich House in Woodlawn, respectively.

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June 13, 2021

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10:23 a.m.

Pollinate

Undergrads Launch Productivity Company Pollinate, Aim to Help Students Stop Procrastinating

By Hamza Jilani

The service connects UChicago students for group study sessions.

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June 10, 2021

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11:32 a.m.

CNN

CPOST Research Finds New Right-Wing Extremist Demographic Trend in Capitol Insurrection

By Alina Kim

Led by political science professor Robert Pape, the research found that middle-class and middle-aged citizens without previous connections to the alt-right formed a large majority of the violent mob at the Capitol insurrection.

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June 8, 2021

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9:42 p.m.