VIEWPOINTS

Suha Chang

The Flight of the Canada Goose

Brinda Rao

Is UChicago's new quirkiness defined by expensive attire?

April 19, 2019

COLUMNS

With Voting, Comes Responsibility

Maya Holt

As Chicago transplants, students must educate themselves about local politics before changing their voting registrations.

April 19, 2019

The Grave Responsibility of U.S. News and World Report

Ruby Rorty

Due to its profound influence in the world of college admissions, U.S. News and World Report must reformulate its college rankings to account for privilege and economic inequality— especially in the wake of scandal.

April 18, 2019

Taking Advantage of the Unknown

Natalie Denby

Thinking carefully about your course plan and job experiences will pay off, even if you don't have a perfect plan.

April 15, 2019

Tarver Offers Inadequate Explanation for Rent Control Shift

Sam Joyce

25th District residents deserve a better reason for their Representative’s apparent flip-flop.

April 15, 2019

The Quarter System Quandary

Soham Mall

Instead of switching to a semester system, UChicago administration should consider how academic demands of the quarter system can be made more manageable for students.

April 13, 2019

A Word of Advice for the Overachieving Prospie

Alex Bisnath

Prospective UChicago students should embrace failure and the unknown as necessary components to success and self-discovery in college.

April 8, 2019

Anxiety Abounds on Campus

Ruby Rorty

Administrators must take steps to mitigate UChicago's notorious stress culture.

March 12, 2019

The Fight to be City Treasurer: Why You Should Care

Alex Bisnath

The remaining candidates for city treasurer have bold plans for reform, making the close election worthy of your attention.

March 12, 2019

The Benefits of Auditing a Class

Brinda Rao

Upper-level courses can be daunting, even if the course material seems worthwhile. Auditing provides a solution.

March 5, 2019

Is Chicago Finally Ready for Reform?

Sam Joyce

Chicago is infamous for its culture of political corruption, but last week’s election results suggest that change may be coming.

March 4, 2019

The Toll of Our Endless Finals Week

Alexa Perlmutter

Professors often have good intentions when they make final essays due before finals week even starts, but they only end up stressing their students out.

March 2, 2019

A World of Difference

Leena El-Sadek

Americans have a tendency to conceptualize national achievements as progress for the whole world. But this narrative obscures how behind the rest of the world America can be with regard to social issues.

March 2, 2019

How to Fight a Rigged System

Ruby Rorty

The University is committed to free discourse—that means discussions of oil money, trustees, and gentrification are fair game.

February 25, 2019

The Mysteries of Post-Grad Life

Natalie Denby

Even though the transition out of college and into the working world is daunting for all students, there is little reliable information about post-graduate outcomes.

February 25, 2019

Every College Student's Major Problem

Soham Mall

Struggling to decide a major is a common—but insufficiently examined—part of the college experience.

February 25, 2019

OP-EDS

IfNotNow to Hillel: It's Time to Cut Ties with Birthright

By IfNotNow UChicago

In light of Birthright's consistent failure to consider the concerns of young Jews, IfNotNow UChicago urges UChicago Hillel to end its relationship with the multi-million dollar institution.

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April 12, 2019

After Israeli Elections, UChicago Must Reject Annexationist Speaker

By Naomi Rosen

Danny Danon, speaker at upcoming Israel Summit, takes an extreme stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. J Street opposes his presence and calls for student education and activism.

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April 12, 2019

Addendum: Islamophobia at the Law School

By Osama Alkhawaja

Addendum to 'Islamophobia at the Law School.'

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April 5, 2019

Islamophobia at the Law School

By Osama Alkhawaja

Anti-Muslim sentiment is not confined to New Zealand. Hatred is spewed at our Law School, too.

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March 30, 2019

Ted Davis

Racism Thrives at the Law School

By David Raban

In his classroom, Professor Geoffrey Stone used the N-word and shared a racist story. He should change his ways or face administrative consequences.

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March 5, 2019

The University’s Racist History on the South Side, and the Photo

By Sophia Sarantakos

Maroon leadership’s decision to publish a photo of a Black man apprehended on campus can not be disentangled from the University’s own sordid history of disrespecting the surrounding community.

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February 14, 2019

From a Former Photo Editor, Unpublish the Photo

By Zoe Kaiser

A former Maroon photo editor condemns Maroon leadership’s reckless decision to publish a photo of a young man suspected of robbery.

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February 12, 2019

DeVos Takes Aim Against Survivors

By Alex Guzzetta

Proposed changes to Title IX would burden victims and empower perpetrators.

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January 24, 2019

Surveilling Its Own Students

By Laura Colaneri

The admin rarely engages with grad students. So why are they keeping tabs on GSU organizers’ social media accounts?

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December 11, 2018

Don't Force Us to Stay in the Dorms

By Marlin Figgins

The College forcing incoming students to live in College Housing for two years reflects a persistent disregard for marginalized students.

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November 23, 2018

LETTERS

#CareNotCops Urges UChicago Administration to #ReleaseTheBudget

By Letter to the Editor

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April 8, 2019

Non-Tenure Track Professors Condemn Administration for Violating Contract

By Letter to the Editor

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March 30, 2019

SOUL Calls on Undergrads to Support Unionization Efforts

By Letter to the Editor

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March 10, 2019

Letter: Maroon Editors Call for Removing Photo of Apprehended Young Man

By Letter to the Editor

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February 12, 2019

UChicago Students for a Community Benefits Agreement

By UChicago for a Community Benefits Agreement

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January 21, 2019

Opposing the Israeli Defense Forces in Our Classrooms

By Letter to the Editor

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January 10, 2019

Theodore Zelmo

U of C PanAsia Solidarity Coalition Denounces Lecturer Suing Harvard

By UChicago PanAsia Solidarity Coalition

The PanAsia Solidarity Coalition urges UChicago to support race-conscious admissions in light of the Harvard Admissions case.

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November 29, 2018

Criticism of the Committee on Graduate Education is Unfounded

By Kevin Corlette

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November 1, 2018

EDITORIALS

Don't Just Digitize, Prioritize: The Case for NARA at the Obama Center

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Obama Center's physical facility should be run in conjunction with the National Archives.

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April 8, 2019

Toni for Chicago

Toni Preckwinkle, the Hyde Parker Who Will Fix Chicago

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Maroon Editorial Board endorses Toni Preckwinkle for mayor because she demonstrates the political know-how and fresh ideas necessary to lead Chicago.

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February 19, 2019

Pete Grieve

Fifth Ward Aldermanic Endorsement: Gabriel Piemonte

By Maroon Editorial Board

Piemonte has been a rock in the community for decades.

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February 13, 2019

Anthony Driver

20th Ward Aldermanic Endorsement: Anthony Driver

By Maroon Editorial Board

Driver is experienced, passionate, and realistic about the challenges he will face in office.

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February 13, 2019

Alvin Shi

Two-Year Requirement Won't Make Housing Better

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University should aim to have students choose to stay.

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January 29, 2019

Closed Observatory, Open Dialogue

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University has respectfully engaged with those affected by the Yerkes Observatory closure. Undergrads and union organizers deserve the same.

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January 10, 2019

Early Decision Unfairly Favors Wealthy Applicants

By Maroon Editorial Board

The binding Early Decision admission plan unfairly disadvantages students who need to take financial aid into consideration when making their college decisions.

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December 3, 2018

The Maroon Gives Thanks

By Maroon Editorial Board

What we're thankful for (and what we aren't).

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November 19, 2018

Zita Ouyang

Looking for a Better Way to Prevent Sexual Assault

By Maroon Editorial Board

UChicago’s current sexual assault prevention course is unspecific and unhelpful.

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November 15, 2018

Alvin Shi

Liberals, Don’t Intern in the Trump Administration

By Maroon Editorial Board

The prestige of a federal government internship isn’t worth sacrificing your values.

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November 8, 2018

Maroon Staff

Write a Senior Column for The Maroon

By Maroon Viewpoints

The Maroon is accepting submissions for senior columns.

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May 11, 2018

U-Pass is Inefficient, So What?

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Editorial Board defends U-Pass, despite its $650k net loss.

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May 11, 2018

Brooke Nagler

Endorsement: Unite for Executive Slate

By Maroon Editorial Board

The editorial board endorses Unite for Executive Slate, but we think some of their proposals would benefit from revision.

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April 30, 2018

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9:30 a.m.

Student Government's UCPD Resolution is a Common Sense Proposal

By Maroon Editorial Board

SG’s draft resolution on the UCPD is a first step in a larger important conversation about the state of mental health resources.

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April 27, 2018

Grace Hauck

Endorsement: Daniel Biss is a Solid Progressive Pick for Governor

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Maroon Editorial Board endorses Daniel Biss as the strongest democratic candidate in Illinois’s March 20 gubernatorial primary.

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March 17, 2018

Regulating Speech: Not a Job for LSA

By Maroon Editorial Board

Student government should not become the arbiter of campus free speech.

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March 5, 2018

University Should Voluntarily Recognize Graduate Union

By Maroon Editorial Board

There's no reason to think UChicago will recognize Graduate Students United, but here's why it should.

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February 26, 2018

Let's Get Down To Business

By Maroon Editorial Board

The lack of transparency surrounding the proposed business economics major cannot become the norm for University announcements.

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February 23, 2018

SUBMISSIONS

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