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Caleb Sussman

In a COVID-Induced Reimagining of Housing, the University Has Organized Monthly Leases for Students at Sophy and Hyatt Place Hotels

By Kate Mabus

To meet increased need for off-campus housing, the Sophy and Hyatt Place hotels design student packages

August 6, 2020

Jeremy Lindenfeld

ICE Walks Back Policy; New International Students Face Uncertainty

By Darcy Kuang

New enrolling international students must take in-person classes to be issued a visa

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August 6, 2020

Caroline Kubzansky

Solidarity Street: Students Take Millennium Park, the Loop, Calling for End to University-Police Contracts

By Jacob Fulton, Binah Schatsky, and Caroline Kubzansky

College students filled the streets of Chicago calling on schools to end their contracts with police Saturday night.

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August 4, 2020

Taylor, Hairston, and Lightfoot Introduce Woodlawn Housing Ordinance to Prevent Resident Displacement

By Aviva Waldman

Wednesday’s proposal came after months of back and forth between Taylor, whose draft legislation was supported by community organizers from the CBA Coalition, and Lightfoot, who introduced her own proposal in February of this year.

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August 3, 2020

UChicago News

UChicago Updates Details for Autumn in Town Hall

By Brad Subramaniam

Dorms will operate at 60 percent capacity, with first-year students grouped by their humanities sequence. International students may have the opportunity to complete coursework at one of UChicago's international facilities.

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July 9, 2020

Miles Burton

University Removes Plaque, Stone Commemorating Stephen Douglas and Old University of Chicago; “C Bench” Keystone remains

By Miles Burton

Campus organizers criticized the removal, saying “we have never heard anyone call for this,” and demanding reparations from the University.

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July 9, 2020

Camelia Malkami

ICE Announces Nonimmigrant International Students Must Learn In Person or Leave U.S.

By Caroline Kubzansky

An announcement Monday said that international students would need to leave the country if their coursework was exclusively online, and that arriving students whose fall course loads are fully remote will be unable to enter the country.

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July 8, 2020

Lee Harris

Physics Department Chair Holds Town Hall to Discuss Executive Order Regarding Immigration and Visas

By Dimitriy Leksanov

The discussion focused on changes of visa status, travel between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and the suspension of visa services at U.S. embassies and consulates.

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July 6, 2020

Camelia Malkami

University Releases Details for Hybrid Fall Quarter Plan

By Brad Subramaniam

President Zimmer and Provost Lee announced new plans for autumn quarter, including details about in-person and remote classes, changes to housing and dining, and COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.

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June 30, 2020

University of Chicago

Professors Will Individually Choose Whether to Hold In-Person Classes Fall Quarter

By Oren Oppenheim and Tony Brooks

In an email to University instructors, top administrators wrote that no instructor will be required to teach in person in the fall. The email also included some plans to return to resume some in-person teaching, including contact tracing.

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June 27, 2020

Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at UChicago

In #Strike4BlackLives March and Meetings, STEM Departments and Students Call for Change

By Peyton Jefferson

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Department’s March Was a Part of the Day’s Broader #Strike4BlackLives and #ShutDownSTEM Movements Led by the Particles for Justice Organization.

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June 25, 2020

Oren Oppenheim

Registrar Adds Note About COVID-19 and Impact on Student Performance to College Transcripts

By Oren Oppenheim

The note comes in the context of a spring quarter held entirely remotely, which caused unprecedented challenges for many students.

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June 24, 2020

The University of Chicago

University Sends off the Class of 2020 in First-Ever Remote Convocation Weekend

By Yiwen Lu and Jingwen Zhang

The event, which included speeches by administrators and students, was held remotely because an in-person Convocation Weekend was impossible in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 21, 2020

Jeremy Lindenfeld

Recent Black Lives Matter Protests Could Be a Watershed Event, History Department Panelists Say

By Kate Mabus

In a panel hosted by the history department, titled 1968 to 2020: History Town Hall on Race, Protests, and Policing, professors pointed out that today’s protests seem unprecedented in scale and influence.

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June 17, 2020

Yiwen Lu

Student Organizers Sit in at UCPD Headquarters

By Avi Waldman and Caroline Kubzansky

Organizers were not able to use the building’s bathrooms or bring in supplies. Although organizers were able to leave the building, that would have ended their action to “defund, disarm, disclose, and disband” UCPD.

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June 17, 2020

Jeremy Lindenfeld

University Begins Revealing Plans for Possible Fall Quarter Return to Campus

By Brad Subramaniam

The current plans for a possible reopening would include significantly reducing course instruction and research capacity, including the number of students allowed in each classroom, while maintaining remote options for both.

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June 15, 2020

Atman Mehta

Hyde Park Takes to The Streets Against Racism and Police Brutality

By Atman Mehta

Hundreds of Hyde Park residents took to the streets on Sunday to protest police brutality and racism, amidst persistent protests countrywide following the death of George Floyd.

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June 13, 2020

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