VIEWPOINTS

Tia Gilles

The Best Four Years of Our Lives?

Zahra Nasser

College isn't all it's cracked up to be.

November 16, 2017

COLUMNS

I've Been Dreaming of A Maroon Christmas

Fred Kardos

Embracing the holiday spirt can help us maintain a sense of belonging.

November 20, 2017

Off the Beaten Path: UChicago's School Spirit

Ashton Hashemipour

UChicago students derive their sense of community in unconventional ways.

November 20, 2017

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Lucas Du

Escaping some stereotypes while embracing others presents a difficult task.

November 16, 2017

Escape the Herd

Meera Santhanam

Students groomed to go to elite universities now must contend with a new question: what comes next?

November 16, 2017

Much to Do About Nothing

Aaron Katsimpalis

Sensational political coverage is entertaining, but rarely informative.

November 16, 2017

The Harmful Power of Faux Feminism

Annie Geng

Men need to commit to the feminist beliefs they claim to espouse.

November 13, 2017

Back to the Drawing Board

Soulet Ali

UChicago’s deeply homogenous Board of Trustees cannot serve the needs of our diverse student body.

November 9, 2017

In Defense of Grunt Work

Natalie Denby

We need to change our approach to traditional service and volunteering opportunities

November 6, 2017

Greek Life Vs. Greek Philosophy

Henry Saroyan

UChicago's frat parties prevent us from leading truly meaningful lives.

November 6, 2017

Many Secrets, No Accountability

Alexa Perlmutter

UChicago Secrets easily lends itself to hateful rhetoric.

November 6, 2017

The Power of Confession

Lucas Du

While far from perfect, UChicago Secrets offers students a much-needed outlet for authentic confessionals.

November 5, 2017

Breaking News, Broken Narratives

Dylan Stafford

Media coverage of atrocities propagates Islamophobia.

November 2, 2017

Woe is We

Ashton Hashemipour

There are ways to avoid UChicago’s pervasive culture of misery.

November 2, 2017

Looking Beyond Free Speech

Krishna Sunder

Giving too much importance to the issue of free speech diverts attention from more urgent political issues.

October 30, 2017

Crying Over Spilled Milk (and Honey)

Kathleen Cui

The Rupi Kaur meme trend disparages a voice that stands up for women.

October 30, 2017

OP-EDS

Amelia Frank

UChicago and the Asymmetry of Power

By Urvi Kumbhat

Academic circles can be unwelcoming and dangerous for women.

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November 20, 2017

Teresa Jiang

Taking a Knee

By Olivia Jordan and Connie Shao

Medical students explain motivations behind their protest of police brutality and racial prejudice.

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November 16, 2017

Diversity and Inclusion: An Empty Gesture?

By Qudsiyyah Shariyf

UChicago’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative lacks student perspectives or substantive plans for reform.

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November 8, 2017

Athens Vs. Alpha Delt

By Nur Banu Simsek and Salma Elkhaoudi

The focus on mainstream Western intellectualism prevents us from leading truly meaningful lives.

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November 8, 2017

Don't Shoot the Messenger

By Matthew Andersson

The University should be celebrating student activists, not disciplining them.

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October 26, 2017

Alvin Shi

Hesitation About Unionization

By Katherine Silliman

Graduate students should be skeptical about unionization efforts.

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October 16, 2017

Unionization Nation

By Mike Mei

Graduate students do essential work, yet the administration denies their right to unionize.

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October 5, 2017

Freedom of Suppression

By Rohit Chandran

President Zimmer's letter responding to Charlottesville violence may have exposed discrepancies in the University's typical free speech rhetoric.

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September 11, 2017

Sofia Garcia

Zimmer, Call Them What They Are

By Jay Gibbs

President Zimmer's recent letter depicts a university willing to discuss free speech but reluctant to discuss white supremacy.

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August 25, 2017

Free Speech Overreach

By Jake Eberts

Time and again, College Republicans regurgitate tone-deaf platitudes about free speech.

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August 20, 2017

LETTERS

Dean Boyer’s Bike Tour Leaves Out Stephen A. Douglas’s Slaveholding Past

By Letter to the Editor

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November 20, 2017

Jessica Xia

AAUP Urges Administration to Accept Results of Unionization Vote

By Letter to the Editor

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October 26, 2017

Professors Demand Administration Stop Censoring Healthy Debate About Unionization

By Letter to the Editor

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October 8, 2017

STEM Departments Should Think Twice Before Voting in Favor of Unionization

By UnJin Lee

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June 1, 2017

Graduate Students in STEM Departments Affirm Their Support for Student Unionization

By Letter to the Editor

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May 29, 2017

Graduate Student Parents Write in Favor of Unionization

By Letter to the Editor

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May 26, 2017

AAUP Supports Student Unions

By Letter to the Editor

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May 22, 2017

Divinity School Students Call for More Inclusive Environment in Light of Fulton Brown Controversy

By Letter to the Editor

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May 11, 2017

EDITORIALS

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

Stephanie Dorris

South Side With You

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Obama Foundation can prove it cares about the South Side through a community benefits agreement.

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May 22, 2017

A More Perfect Union

By Maroon Editorial Board

Library and graduate student workers deserve to be represented by a union.

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May 18, 2017

Fraternities Committed to... Something

By Maroon Editorial Board

Fraternities Committed to Safety (FCS) should either be replaced by an Interfraternity Council or at least majorly overhauled.

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April 14, 2017

Begin at Home

By Maroon Editorial Board

President Zimmer continues to advertise the University's support for freedom of speech in a variety of off-campus forums; an invitation to do the same on-campus has gone unanswered.

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April 4, 2017

Constitutionally Yours

By Maroon Editorial Board

SG’s referendum makes slight, but necessary changes.

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February 23, 2017

Stay the Course

By Maroon Editorial Board

Federal pressure on Title IX may ebb; University commitment to strong sexual assault policies should not.

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February 21, 2017

Just for the Record

By Maroon Editorial Board

Campus speakers—like former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski—ought to be accountable and on the record.

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February 6, 2017

Don't Desist to Resist

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University and its students should continue to fight Trump’s unethical policies.

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February 2, 2017

A Launch-Pad for the University

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University should fund SG’s efforts to supply free tampons and pads to all students.

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January 19, 2017

Fraternizing With The Maroon

By Maroon Editorial Board

We sat down with fraternity presidents to talk about FCS. These were our takeaways.

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January 17, 2017

What We're Thankful For

By Maroon Editorial Board

A brief and incomplete list of things UChicago students can be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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November 22, 2016

Wei Yi Ow

Tricks, Treats, and UCPD

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University should have sent students a warning before the Halloween “purge.”

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November 3, 2016

Back to the Drawing Board for Convocation Changes

By Maroon Editorial Board

As we go on/ We remember/ All the times/ We had together?

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November 1, 2016

DJ Turn It Up

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University should allow WHPK to continue its tradition of 24-hour broadcasting.

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October 24, 2016

SUBMISSIONS

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