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University of Chicago Institute of Politics

On National Vote Early Day, UChiVotes Led Voter Engagement Efforts Around Campus

By Lukian Kling

The non-partisan, student-led initiative set up tables around campus to spread voting information and directed students to early voting-sites in Hyde Park.

October 29, 2020

Lee Harris

Confusion, Lines, Disenfranchisement Concerns for Chicago Voters, According to Lawyers at Law School Event

By Emeline Wright

The speakers recommended voters dial the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee’s hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) as a resource for those who have questions about voter registration, polling locations, or any other concerns related to the election.

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October 29, 2020

University of Chicago

Quantum Semiconductors Developed by Pritzker Researchers

By William Wang

New quantum computing research could reduce the price and improve the capabilities of quantum computing.

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October 28, 2020

The Washington Post

President Zimmer Speaks in Washington Post Webinar on the Future of Free Expression in America

By Natalie Manley

President Zimmer, known for the creation of the Chicago Principles, stressed the importance of committing to free speech on campus, especially in the current political climate.

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October 26, 2020

University of Chicago

RSOs Adapt to Virtual Recruitment Cycle

By Anushka Harve

Moot Court, Off-Off Campus, and UChicago Maya saw pros and cons to virtual tryouts and auditions.

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October 26, 2020

UChicago News

At Annual Humanities Day, Lecturers Analyze History and Talk Present American Democracy

By Dimitriy Leksanov

The 40th annual Humanities Day featured a keynote address by Martha Nussbaum on animal welfare.

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October 26, 2020

Jeenah Moon, Reuters

Booth Professor Uses Behavioral Nudges to Increase Defendants’ Attendance at Criminal Trials

By Tess Chang

Shah’s study showed that certain behavioral nudges were more effective in improving court attendance than standard punitive measures like the threat of arrest warrants or monetary bail.

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October 26, 2020

Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State

Jimmy Lai, Hong Kongese Businessman and Activist, Discusses China, Capitalism in Booth Conversation

By Ruthie Mitchell

Lai, whose business ventures span newspapers and clothing, talked with professor Stephen Davis about China’s efforts to suppress free speech and protest in Hong Kong.

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October 26, 2020

Sampriti Mukherjee Lab

Mukherjee Lab Joins Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

By Ruthie Mitchell

In an effort to combat antibiotic resistance, Dr. Sampriti Mukherjee will study how multiple sensory inputs drive the transition between individual and collective behavior in bacteria.

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October 25, 2020

NBC Chicago

Over a Dozen Students Struck by Paintballs In Series of Incidents Around Campus

By Monica Greig

Incidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists being shot by paintballs have occured throughout Hyde Park.

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October 25, 2020

Maroon Expands Moderation of Web Comments

By Miles Burton

Explaining The Maroon’s updated comments policy.

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October 24, 2020

UChicago Medicine

37 New Cases Reported in Fourth Week as COVID-19 Rates Across the City Rise

By Lukian Kling

University administrators reported 37 new cases, six positive tests, and a positivity rate of 0.15 percent in the fourth week of school.

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October 23, 2020

Camelia Malkami

As Classes Resume, Students Around the World Adapt

By Annie Meishan Chen

Students cited safety concerns, uncertainties about the quarter, and financial considerations as their motives for not returning to Hyde Park.

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October 22, 2020

University of Chicago

Researchers Uncover Promising Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

By Rachel Wan

By fusing a cytokine to a blood protein, researchers hope to devise a way to prevent destructive immune cells from infiltrating the central nervous system.

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October 22, 2020

Smart Museum of Art

Smart Museum Unveils New Exhibit: Take Care

By Monica Greig

Community Members Can Choose an Art Series for the Smart Museum’s New “Care”-Themed Exhibit

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October 22, 2020

Michael Vadon

Looking Back on Four Years of President Trump and the University Administration

By Olivia Chilkoti

Policies around immigration, sexual assault, and protests against inequity and racial injustice have been affected by both the Trump administration and University response.

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October 22, 2020

Courtesy of Regenstein Special Collections

College Council Selects Final 2022 Representative in Tiebreaker Vote

By Matthew Lee

The tiebreaker was held to decide which of two write-in candidates will fill the seat left vacant by third-year Zebeeb Nuguse’s election as College Council chair.

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October 20, 2020

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