VIEWPOINTS

Maya Ordonez

Finding Time Amid Timelessness

Maya Ordonez

A change in our daily lives has shifted the ways we can mark the passage of time.

June 2, 2020

COLUMNS

In 2021, Green Should Be the New Maroon

Elizabeth Winkler

Upon returning to campus, UChicago must commit to sustainability, starting with a commitment to data transparency and collaboration.

June 5, 2020

Farewell, UChicago

Leena El-Sadek

Law student columnist reflects on activism and identity.

June 2, 2020

Our Pass/Fail System Is Failing Us All

Noah Tesfaye

An optional pass/fail policy exacerbates existing inequalities, and we must reevaluate it for future online quarters.

May 25, 2020

Reflections on a Fiasco

Sam Joyce

A catastrophic, contested election proves the need for electoral reform.

May 23, 2020

Student Government Elections Need Overhaul

Sylvia Ebenbach

A better student government starts with a better election process.

May 12, 2020

Let's Get Real About Autumn Quarter

Soham Mall

We need to honestly assess the risks and challenges that would come with reopening campus this fall.

May 6, 2020

Lessons From Zoom

Ketaki Tavan

Students should take the time to recognize unexpected benefits of distance learning, so we can improve our in-person curriculum once back on campus.

May 6, 2020

There Is No Recreating Pre-Pandemic UChicago

Sylvia Ebenbach

The UChicago community we knew before the COVID-19 pandemic is gone, and it is our responsibility to create traditions and culture befitting these novel circumstances.

May 2, 2020

Remembering UChicago, Warts and All

Maya Ordonez

We must resist the temptation to erase the negative aspects of UChicago in our memories, because confronting that toxicity is key to building a better campus for everyone.

April 28, 2020

We Need To Slow Down

Leena El-Sadek

Under crisis circumstances, prioritizing reflection and gentleness can be a life-or-death matter.

April 28, 2020

Home Again?

Noah Tesfaye

Leaving campus poses unique challenges for first-year students.

April 22, 2020

Making the Best of It

Manya Bharadwaj

Don’t neglect small ways of improving quality of life at home.

April 21, 2020

Social Isolation: Unplugged 2020

Elizabeth Winkler

Reconnecting with yourself in quarantine.

April 15, 2020

Good Job, Bob

Sam Joyce

The University of Chicago is showing other universities how to support their employees during the pandemic.

April 7, 2020

We Need Transparent Communication About COVID-19

Manya Bharadwaj

As the University deals with COVID-19, administrators should provide all members of the community with updates about diagnoses—not just those students that they deem most affected.

March 24, 2020

OP-EDS

Jessica Xia

Rethinking the Riots

By Meera Santhanam

In response to the George Floyd protests, we need to focus our energies on speaking out against police brutality and racial violence instead of condemning the destruction of property and specific forms of protests that have occurred.

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June 4, 2020

Professors, Be Proactive in Your Accommodations

By Jay Gibbs

Instructors must make accommodations that recognize the extraordinary circumstances of this finals season.

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June 2, 2020

What’s Wrong With the Police?

By AK Alilonu

If we really want to change law enforcement, let’s start with the UCPD.

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June 2, 2020

Overabundance of Caution

By Kristóf Oltvai

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June 2, 2020

It Goes Beyond Student Government Elections

By Amara Balan

UChicago’s recent Student Government elections reveal deeper issues with the way sexual violence is treated on campus.

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May 30, 2020

UChicago Did It Right

By Anjali Mirmira

Other institutions should follow in our footsteps and implement a test-optional admissions policy.

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May 25, 2020

Saumya Jain

Everyone Starts Somewhere

By Priyanka Majumder

What unites UChicago students is a unique sense of grit.

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May 19, 2020

What You Think, What I Think

By Jake Weiss

A reflection on thought.

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May 19, 2020

Alvin Shi

Our Student Government System Has Wilted

By Matthew Pinna

It’s time for an overhaul of elections at UChicago, and we must consider houses as a viable electoral unit.

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May 12, 2020

Fighting for an Education We’ve Earned

By Samantha Herrera

Students who have dealt with UChicago’s Office of Financial Aid throughout their undergraduate careers anticipated its mishandling of tuition during the pandemic.

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May 11, 2020

LETTERS

The Academy’s Longevity Should Incentivize Reform

By Deblina Mukherjee

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May 13, 2020

Professor Hoang, We Need Academic Community—Not Competition—Amid the Pandemic

By Anonymous

Graduate students must combat the coronavirus crisis together.

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May 12, 2020

Professor Kimberly Hoang’s Partial Portrait of a Jobs Crisis

By Jordan Cooper

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May 11, 2020

In Light of the COVID-19 Crisis, #CareNotCops Urges the Release of Charles Thomas

By Letter to the Editor

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April 2, 2020

UChicago Should Lower Tuition for Spring 2020

By Sophie Rogers

After shortening the Spring 2020 quarter and transitioning to distance learning, the University is unable to offer students the same quantity or quality of education, and should lower tuition accordingly.

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March 19, 2020

Students Urge Administration to Alter Finals Procedure in Face of Coronavirus

By Carolyn Zhao, Olivia Reeves, and Charlie Gallagher

Mandatory in-person finals are not only dangerous, but unfair to the students most impacted by UChicago’s response to coronavirus.

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March 13, 2020

David Axelrod on Whiteboard Backlash

By David Axelrod

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March 6, 2020

Let Research and Data Guide Policies on Mental Health

By Campus Policy Research Institute

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February 23, 2020

EDITORIALS

Christine Schmidt

Reopening for the Right Reasons

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University of Chicago should make its decision about opening campus for the fall quarter based not on its bottom line, but on its status as a South Side anchor institution.

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May 25, 2020

Asynchronous Learning Techniques Facilitate Success for Students in Diverse Circumstances

By Maroon Editorial Board

Given students’ different learning environments this quarter, flexibility with timing and learning media, not relying on real-time Zoom classes, is the best way to ensure a rigorous quarter while being considerate of such different situations.

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May 6, 2020

Student Government Executive Slate Must Balance Serious Ideas With Pragmatism

By Maroon Editorial Board

Of the four groups running for Student Government’s Executive Slate this year, no one slate showed both big thinking and administrative know-how. However, voters should be aware that they are not choosing between equal options.

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April 29, 2020

Jessica Xia

Calendar Committee's Revisions Sidelined Students

By Maroon Editorial Board

In line with a broader trend of ignoring students, administrators failed to meaningfully involve undergrads in the recently announced, major changes to the academic calendar.

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March 14, 2020

Stephen Lewellyn, University of Chicago Photographic Archive

The Unsung Dilemmas of Unrecognized Greek Life

By Maroon Editorial Board

The administration trots out Greek organizations when it proves lucrative to do so, then cries “non-recognition!” to avoid association with Greek life's less savory aspects.

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March 3, 2020

For Truly Effective Mental Healthcare, Listen to Students

By Maroon Editorial Board

Despite a shiny new wellness center, administrators’ approach toward mental health ignores student voices.

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February 19, 2020

Peters for Senate

Endorsement: Robert Peters for State Senate 13th District

By Maroon Editorial Board

Peters has earned the time needed to carry through his ambitious legislative agenda.

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February 13, 2020

Robert Emmons Jr. for IL-01

Endorsement: Robert Emmons, Jr., for Illinois’s First Congressional District

By Maroon Editorial Board

Emmons approaches virtually every issue, from environmental pollution to education, with nuance and consideration of all aspects of the problem.

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February 13, 2020

Jeremy Lindenfeld

Call for Submissions: University Governance

By Maroon Staff

We invite our readers to respond via Letters to the Editor to a recent series.

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February 2, 2020

Jessica Xia

Endorsement: Bernie Sanders for President

By Maroon Editorial Board

We know exactly what he’ll do as president, because he’s been fighting the same fight since his time at UChicago.

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January 24, 2020

What We're Thankful For

By Maroon Editorial Board

It's been a wild 2019. Per tradition, The Maroon gives thanks.

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November 26, 2019

Caroline Jiang

Flat Caps, Not Percentages: We Need a Sensible Honors System

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University may be justified in thinking the old Dean’s List was too lax. But the new system will spark confusion and unnecessary competition.

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November 19, 2019

In Defense of Taking Time to Grieve

By Maroon Editorial Board

In light of recent difficult events, students' need for easily accessible mental health services remains pressing. Here's a roundup of current resources.

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November 12, 2019

UChicago Special Collections Research Center

The Answer to Grad Education Woes? It’s Still a Union

By Maroon Editorial Board

New changes to Ph.D. programs expose the dishonesty of the administration’s stated aim to guard the faculty-student relationship—and departmental autonomy—from interference.

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October 29, 2019

Discounts and Deals: Dining Out Affordably

By Maroon Editorial Board

For food issue, the Editorial Board looks at options for eating out on a budget.

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October 22, 2019

Jessica Xia

As Tuition Soars, Quality of Education Stalls

By Maroon Editorial Board

Though UChicago has become the nation's most expensive college, educational support systems—especially for low-income students—lag behind.

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October 15, 2019

Jeremy Lindenfeld

College Students, Join the Picket Line

By Maroon Editorial Board

Undergraduate support is essential to this week’s GSU strike. Here are some ways to get involved.

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June 2, 2019

UChicago Photographic Archive, Copyright Chicago Maroon

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Should Be Eligible for the Quantrell Prize

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University should honor its contract with Faculty Forward, the union of non-tenure-track faculty, and make all non-tenure-track faculty eligible for the Quantrell teaching award.

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May 22, 2019

SUBMISSIONS

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