NEWS

Oren Oppenheim

UChicago reports 13 new COVID-19 cases; Encourages All Students to Receive Vaccinations Before End of Spring Quarter

By Basil Egli

No new changes to the health pact are expected for the rest of the quarter, and COVID policies for next year are “under development.”

May 7, 2021

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5:50 p.m.

Avi Waldman

Campus and Community Activists Demand UCPD Abolition at May Day March

By Avi Waldman

March organizers linked UCPD abolition to demands by labor groups.

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May 7, 2021

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12:27 p.m.

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Noam Chomsky Reflects on Biden’s First Hundred Days at UCPU Event

By Alex Dalton

In a virtual event organized by the UChicago Political Union, the renowned linguist and political activist underscored the need for swift action on climate change and a rejuvenated labor movement in the United States.

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May 6, 2021

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7:40 p.m.

Oren Oppenheim

UChicago Researchers Develop Novel “Nanotrap” COVID-19 Treatment

By Giacomo Cetorelli

Researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering have developed a promising new treatment for COVID-19.

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May 6, 2021

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7:32 p.m.

United States Mission to the United Nations

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Talks Becoming U.N. Ambassador, U.S. Position on World Stage

By Khalid Goraish

A career diplomat, Thomas-Greenfield discussed her own career through the foreign service and the task of reintegrating the U.S. into the global community with IOP Director David Axelrod.

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May 2, 2021

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12:51 p.m.

Laura Gersony

Phoenix Sustainability Initiative Organizes Virtual “Earth Week” Programming to Celebrate Environmentalism

By Michael McClure

“We’ve done our best to push the [Earth Week] events to as broad of a digital audience as possible,” said third-year Terra Baer, one of Phoenix Sustainability Initiative’s co-presidents.

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May 2, 2021

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10:38 a.m.

Matthew Lee

UChicago Reports 15 New COVID-19 Cases; Announces that Fully Vaccinated Students May Opt-Out of Asymptomatic Testing

By Ryan Owyang

Despite new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that eased outdoor masking requirements among vaccinated individuals, the email wrote that the requirements of the UChicago Health Pact “have not changed."

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April 30, 2021

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5:29 p.m.

Jeremy Lindenfeld

Disability Rights Student Group Advocates for Continued Zoom Classes Post-Pandemic

By Solana Adedokun

“We don’t want academia to shut its doors on us just because it’s convenient now.”

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April 29, 2021

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7:20 p.m.

Camelia Malkami

Undergrads Launch Political Discussion RSO To Foster Bipartisan Exchange on Campus

By Hamza Jilani

Each of Forum’s meetings involve a combination of moderated and open discussion on a topic chosen for that week.

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April 29, 2021

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6:45 p.m.

Frank Yan

BFI’s Inaugural Summer Program Centered on “Expanding Diversity in Economics”

By Basil Egli

The Institute hopes to expose economics to students who would otherwise not enter the field.

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April 29, 2021

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2:15 p.m.

Giovanna DeCastro

CC Passes Resolution Seeking Restoration of Part-Time Academic Status for Students With Disabilities

By Wes Mahony

While the College administration opposes reinstating part-time status, the proposal is widely supported by disability advocacy groups on campus.

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April 27, 2021

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10:31 a.m.

Allen Abbott

Thrive Elected Executive Slate as Referendum to Split SG Passes

By Michael McClure

The Thrive slate, comprising Parul Kumar as president, Murphy DePompei as vice president for administration, and Natalie Wang as vice president for student affairs, ran unopposed in the spring 2021 Student Government elections.

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April 23, 2021

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6:50 p.m.

Matthew Lee

Cases Drop Following Stay-At-Home Order, UC Med Opens Vaccine Clinic to All Undergraduates

By Roshini Balan

The University began reopening campus this week following the lifting of the Stay-At-Home order.

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April 23, 2021

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6:09 p.m.

Campaign to Disband the UChicago Board of Trustees

Candidate for Graduate Liaison to Board of Trustees Advocates for Board’s Abolishment

By Nikhil Jaiswal

Candidates for graduate liaison to the Board of Trustees, M.B.A. student Grace Schlesinger and fourth-year Alex Levi, presented opposing visions of their relationships with the Board.

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April 22, 2021

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8:38 p.m.

Oren Oppenheim

College Council Report Recommends Immediate Return to 10-Week Quarters

By Ryan Owyang

College Council will meet with University administrators to discuss changing the academic calendar.

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April 21, 2021

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8:26 p.m.

Thrive Executive Slate

Running Unopposed, Thrive Slate Promises “Transparency, Advocating for Marginalized Groups, and Reconnection”

By Pranathi Posa

The Thrive slate comprises President Parul Kumar, Vice President for Administration Murphy DePompei, and Vice President for Student Affairs Natalie Wang.

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April 20, 2021

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8:57 p.m.

Jamie Manley

An Account of UCPD’s Disciplinary Actions, Amid Its Reaccreditation Pursuit

By Avi Waldman

In a public UCPD reaccreditation forum lasting 15 minutes, only one person spoke: a UChicago student recounting his experience with the UCPD.

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April 20, 2021

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6:54 p.m.