VIEWPOINTS

Alvin Shi

STEM Majors Deserve to Study Abroad Too

Sylvia Ebenbach

UChicago needs to make studying abroad more feasible for its STEM students.

February 25, 2020

COLUMNS

We Need to Complain More Critically

Gage Gramlick

UChicago students complain a lot, but in order to actually benefit from complaining, we need to change the way we complain.

February 27, 2020

Ode to the CTA

Elizabeth Winkler

Despite cost, the U-Pass remains fundamental to UChicago student experience.

February 26, 2020

Who Makes the Syllabus, and Who Makes It on the Syllabus?

Leena El-Sadek

Black History Month should inspire us to reflect on how race is addressed in our classrooms.

February 26, 2020

Be Judicious About Those Judicial Votes

Sam Joyce

Taking the time to make informed voting decisions when it comes to judges on the ballot is vital.

February 25, 2020

The Magic of Campus Coffee Shops

Noah Tesfaye

Campus coffee shops serve as a window into the culture of a university and are fantastic places to build community.

February 24, 2020

Fraught, then Fractured: The Advisor-Advisee Relationship

Brinda Rao

The administration must thoroughly address the high turnover rate in academic advising.

February 22, 2020

Winter to Winter

Elizabeth Winkler

Exposing the myth behind the idea of one, “right” college for each of us.

February 19, 2020

Don't Neglect Those Down-Ballot Offices

Sam Joyce

While it is easy to get so caught up in presidential politics that we forget about local elections, it is vital that we tune in to these down-ballot races too.

February 6, 2020

In Defense of Bar Night

Andrew Farry

Grime aside, Bar Night is a UChicago institution and a welcome constant throughout students’ first quarter.

January 30, 2020

When a Blow-Off Becomes Beneficial: An Ode to Calc 131

Gage Gramlick

Core classes we typically dread may prove to be quite illuminating.

January 30, 2020

Picking and Choosing

Manya Bharadwaj

Prioritization is the unexpected consequence of UChicago’s rigor.

January 29, 2020

Reimagining RSO Recruitment

Ketaki Tavan

Competing RSOs on campus need to stop disparaging each other.

January 27, 2020

Considering Transferring? First, Try Study Abroad

Brinda Rao

Studying abroad helped rekindle my connection to UChicago.

January 27, 2020

Against the Traditional Study Break

Noah Tesfaye

Time away from academics should be more than just a brief hiatus from our work; we should promote relaxation, fun, and even boredom.

January 21, 2020

The Poor Communication of Hong Kong’s Cancellation

Brinda Rao

The University failed to properly update students regarding the suspension of Hong Kong study abroad programs.

January 13, 2020

OP-EDS

Settling for Average?

By Fanheng Ye

UChicago's mental health supports require improvement and standardization.

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February 20, 2020

Suha Chang

Living with Anxiety and Working for UChicago

By Anne Knafl

The University’s hierarchical culture worsens the already severe effects of an anxiety disorder.

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February 18, 2020

For the Future of University Community Governance, Aim for the Board

By John Arnold

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February 5, 2020

As New Grant Program Is Introduced, the University Fails to Credit the Emergency Fund

By Jahne Brown

Years after the creation of the Emergency Fund—and the administration’s pushback against it—the University has started a nearly identical initiative.

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January 31, 2020

Alvin Shi

Stop the Displacement of Our Woodlawn Neighbors

By Laurel Chen

As members of a university tied to the Obama Presidential Center, we should stand in solidarity with our neighbors in their fight for a Community Benefits Agreement Housing Ordinance.

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January 13, 2020

Hayley Page

Do Kurds Have Any Friends Other Than the Mountains?

By Xelef Botan

Higher-ups at the University of Chicago need to back the Kurds and speak out against the Turkish invasion of Northern Syria.

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November 18, 2019

Student Counseling Service: For a Limited Time Only

By Jay Gibbs

Counseling appointment times prove to be incompatible with the typical UChicago student’s schedule, leading to a neglect of mental health.

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November 11, 2019

The Fiction of Neutrality

By Ben Segal

While the administration declines to make university-backed political statements as per the Kalven Report, its investment decisions remain inherently political.

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October 13, 2019

CIA Recruitment on Campus Must End

By Adrián Mandeville

Due to the CIA’s complicity in human rights violations, students should oppose professional opportunities with the organization.

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September 22, 2019

The Profound Benefits of Add-Drop

By Areeha Khalid

First-year students shouldn’t be wary of adding and dropping courses at the start of the quarter, as it often proves to be helpful.

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September 22, 2019

LETTERS

Let Research and Data Guide Policies on Mental Health

By Campus Policy Research Institute

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February 23, 2020

Euirim Choi

IfNotNow Calls on University to Release the Endowment

By Letter to the Editor

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February 11, 2020

Contextualizing the Committee on Graduate Education

By Clifford Ando

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February 11, 2020

The Chicago Principles Are For Disciplining Dissent—Not Protecting Speech

By Matt Andersson

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February 7, 2020

Commodification of Higher-Ed in Changes to University Governance

By Alex Kong

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February 6, 2020

A Fait Accompli, An Unrecognized GSU: The State of the University

By Graduate Students United

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February 5, 2020

The Successes of Masters Programs in the Social Sciences Division

By John Mark Hansen

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February 4, 2020

Lessons from Sonnenschein: Don’t Alert Faculty to Your Plans

By Marshall Sahlins

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February 4, 2020

EDITORIALS

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

To Improve Grad Students’ Pedagogical Training, the University Must Recognize GSU

By Maroon Editorial Board

Undergrads should care about graduate students’ struggles—many college students are taught by graduate students from day one.

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May 6, 2019

Endorsement: CARE for Executive Slate

By Maroon Editorial Board

On key topics, the slate combines clear stances with meticulous plans that go beyond mere advocacy.

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May 3, 2019

Making Metcalfs Less Finance-Focused

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University's Metcalf internship program should better reflect the many career options available to students.

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April 29, 2019

Where’s Obama?

By Maroon Editorial Board

President Obama should present himself as an active voice in the construction of the Obama Presidential Center.

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April 29, 2019

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

SUBMISSIONS

If you would like to submit a letter or op-ed to The Maroon, please email it as a Word document to viewpoints@chicagomaroon.com.

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