VIEWPOINTS

Alvin Shi

Phi Delt's Recolonization: An Experiment in Responsible Frats

Ruby Rorty

The recolonization of Phi Delt will foretell the future of fraternities at UChicago as the newest experiment in Greek Life.

December 3, 2018

COLUMNS

Reconsidering Idols in the Era of #MeToo

Soham Mall

We should strenuously condemn celebrities who abuse their power. But how far do we have to go?

December 11, 2018

Making the Most of the Megadorms

Alexa Perlmutter

Changes to College Housing are coming whether we like them or not. We might as well make the most of them.

December 3, 2018

When Do We Listen to the Kalven Report?

Sam Joyce

Obama library support undercuts the University's commitment to institutional neutrality.

November 29, 2018

GSU Should Be Cautiously Optimistic

Alex Bisnath

It's a politically tricky time for graduate student organizers, but if GSU remains focused, success is inevitable.

November 27, 2018

The Complexities of Turning a House into a Home

Brinda Rao

The University’s new housing policy is imperfect, reducing barriers to low-income students but still overemphasizing the value of house culture.

November 26, 2018

In No Mood to Connect

Maya Holt

Responding to relatable situations, online and off, with “mood” is more popular than ever. But is such a simple word the best way to respond to complex situations?

November 26, 2018

The Problem With Mimicking Harvard

Ruby Rorty

UChicago’s administration needs to stop trying to copy the Ivies just to boost our rankings.

November 19, 2018

What My American Friends Don’t Know About Me

Soham Mall

The way Americans at UChicago talk to international students reveals a deep and pernicious bias.

November 15, 2018

The Problem With Participation Points

Natalie Denby

Participation grades overemphasize verbal participation and put introverts at a disadvantage in the classroom.

November 12, 2018

Uncuffing Season

Brinda Rao

UChicago students rarely find themselves in relationships. Is that necessarily a bad thing?

November 8, 2018

"No" to Race-Blind Admissions

Lucas Du

Harvard and other elite institutions shouldn't end race-based affirmative action.

November 5, 2018

Growing Up With Obama

Alex Bisnath

What I took for granted growing up under the Obama Administration.

November 5, 2018

A Real Court of Public Opinion

Sam Joyce

Chicago elections can feel pointless, but voting to recall negligent judges is one way to make a difference.

October 29, 2018

Doing Honest Voting In College

Katia Kukucka

We talk the talk, but do we vote? When it comes to actually hitting the polls, UChicago is a step behind.

October 22, 2018

The Horrors of Handshake

Natalie Denby

UChicago's Career Advancement services aren't all that they were cracked up to be.

October 22, 2018

OP-EDS

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

The Aftermath of a Five-Year-Long Title IX Complaint

By Olivia Ortiz

Even when faced with a devastating conclusion to her Title IX complaint against the University, one survivor finds inner peace.

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November 19, 2018

The University's Complicity in the War in Yemen

By Peter Malonis

One longtime University trustee is also a major shareholder of one of the world's largest defense contractors. He should be removed from the Board of Trustees.

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November 10, 2018

Amelia Frank

What We Cannot Forget

By Andrew Schildcrout

The Tree of Life shooting may have been astonishing, but anti-semitism is nothing new.

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November 1, 2018

The Responsibility of Students

By Atman Mehta

UChicago students should rigorously question authority instead of taking U.S. propaganda as fact.

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November 1, 2018

Don't Fill Out The Committee on Graduate Education's Survey

By Yali Amit

The Committee on Graduate Education's recent survey doesn't ask the right questions and only exacerbates the administration's anti-union sentiment.

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October 25, 2018

Jessica Xia

Enough With the Clickbait: A Destructive Publication

By Rachel Salisbury

The Maroon shouldn't have published the Quizlet of DU brothers' favorite sex positions.

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October 25, 2018

On Academic Leave, Left in the Dark

By Jordan Cooper

Students on academic leave are often those in need of the most support, but the University fails to prioritize their needs.

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July 2, 2018

On Graduating from UChicago, Decades Later Than Expected

By Chris Isidore

A member of the Class of 2018 reflects over his decision to come back to the University to graduate.

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July 2, 2018

LETTERS

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

Booth Alum Says Law School Signatories Mistakenly Attack Kavanaugh’s Temperament

By Letter to the Editor

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October 8, 2018

UC Dems Calls on Students to Make Their Voices Heard and Register to Vote

By Letter to the Editor

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September 24, 2018

Sofia Garcia

Open Letter to UChicago: The Case for Cultural Centers

By Letter to the Editor

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May 3, 2018

Letter: Hold UChicago Accountable For Its Lack of Accessibility To Low-Income Students

By Robert Michaelson

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April 26, 2018

Letter: Zimmer Should Engage Faculty on Free Speech Issues

By Letter to the Editor

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April 19, 2018

UChicago United

Hundreds to Rally in Chicago on April 6 to Protest University of Chicago Police Shooting

By Letter to the Editor

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April 6, 2018

EDITORIALS

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

Obama Foundation

Don't Relocate, Advocate

By Maroon Editorial Board

A recent faculty letter opposing the Obama Center plans comes too late and misses the mark.

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January 23, 2018

Amelia Frank

The Proving Ground

By Maroon Editorial Board

Grounds of Being's independence should be protected.

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January 19, 2018

Tax Reform Firestorm

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Republican tax reform effort threatens higher education as we know it.

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November 21, 2017

A High Price to Pay

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University's housing strategy is driven by a numbers game, not institutional or student need.

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November 10, 2017

In Grad Students We Trust

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Editorial Board again calls for the University to honor the unionization vote.

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October 26, 2017

A Step Aside, a Step in the Right Direction

By Maroon Editorial Board

If graduate students vote to unionize this week, the University should let it stand.

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October 17, 2017

SUBMISSIONS

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