Meghan Hendrix

University Reports 469 Cases and Potential Isolate-in-Place Protocol

By Anu Vashist and Eric Fang

The University experienced a 6.34 percent positivity rate and announced a possible isolation-in-place policy for on-campus residents.

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January 14, 2022

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6:50 p.m.

UChicago Among Universities Sued for Antitrust Violations at Federal Court

By Nikhil Jaiswal and Yiwen Lu

The 16 universities named in the lawsuit used a shared formula to determine financial aid, resulting in a higher net cost of attendance for the more than 170,000 students alleged to have been overcharged by a sum total of hundreds of millions of dol…

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January 10, 2022

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1:35 p.m.

University Reports Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases Since Reporting Began

By Yiwen Lu and Roshini Balan

With winter quarter looming, UChicago reported 481 new cases in the past week, a 109 percent increase from the previous update. The positivity rate increased from 0.52 percent during the last week of fall quarter to 9.45 percent.

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January 7, 2022

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11:56 p.m.

Alexandra Nisenoff

University Considers Housing Roommates of Infected Students in Hotels, RAs Report

By Ruby Rorty

The idea has been discussed in at least two internal meetings among Housing and Residence Life staff, according to two RAs from Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons.

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January 17, 2022

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8:39 p.m.

Feng Ye

Library Bans Eating and Drinking to Limit COVID-19 Spread

By Erin Choi

Ex Libris Café and the Law School Green Lounge will continue to permit food and drink. Harper Café is unaffected by the policy change.

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January 16, 2022

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9:30 a.m.

Allen Abbott

Allen Abbott Named New President of Undergraduate Student Government

By Michael McClure

Abbott, previously the executive vice president of internal affairs, will assume the position after Natalie Wang, who was first in USG’s line of succession, declined the offer.

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January 11, 2022

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5:55 p.m.

Ruby Rorty

The Reverend Jesse Jackson: “My Job Is to Teach Students Their Power"

By Ruby Rorty

In a one-on-one interview, the civil rights icon talks power, politics, and youth activism.

FEATURE

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January 11, 2022

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9:56 a.m.

UChicago Medicine

UChicago Medicine Helps Local High Schoolers Navigate Health-Care Careers for Second Year

By Anu Vashist

The Heart and Vascular Center mentorship program, which was launched in 2020, pairs high school students on the South Side with health-care professionals and offers hands-on training.

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January 10, 2022

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11:09 p.m.

The Gate

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Discusses Future of Republican Party and Reflects on Pandemic at IOP Event

By Zachary Leiter

Christie also shared his perspective on Donald Trump, police reform, critical race theory, and his personal battle with COVID-19.

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December 30, 2021

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6:57 p.m.

Oren Oppenheim

Hyde Park Refugee Project Hires UChicago Students to Help Ease the Arrival of Refugee Families

By Neive Rodriguez

“It’s really important for UChicago to get involved with the surrounding community because the community could benefit so much from an institution with so many resources,” co-director Lisa Jenschke said.

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January 11, 2022

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7:46 p.m.

Meghan Hendrix

New Student Advocate’s Office at USG Aims to Help Students with Administrative and Disciplinary Procedures

By Peter Maheras

The office will provide individualized support for students in cases within three divisions: conduct, housing, and financial aid.

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December 29, 2021

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10:22 p.m.

UChicago News

Former UChicago Faculty Member David Card Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics

By Austin Zeglis

David Card, economics professor at UC Berkeley and former UChicago faculty member, reflects on his accomplishments and the field of economics as it stands today.

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December 22, 2021

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3:52 p.m.

Institute of Politics

Former General Stanley McChrystal Discusses War in Afghanistan, Risk Management, and Disinformation

By Zachary Leiter

McChrystal also shared his perspective on insularity and division in the United States.

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January 11, 2022

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7:27 p.m.

UChicago Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges of Insider Trading

By Yiwen Lu

University professor and oncologist Daniel Catenacci was charged with securities fraud over obtaining more than $134,000 with insider knowledge he gained by overseeing a clinical trial performed at UChicago Medicine.

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January 5, 2022

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1:52 p.m.

University Adjusts Spring Quarter Exam Schedule as Winter Start Delayed; Convocation Date Unchanged

By Yiwen Lu

Non-graduating students will take final exams on the week of May 30, 2022, while graduating fourth-years will take their exams the preceding week so that the Convocation date of June 4 can remain as scheduled.

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December 31, 2021

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9:38 p.m.

Start of Winter Quarter Delayed by Week, Classes Go Online First Two Weeks

By Nikhil Jaiswal

Students in on-campus housing will be allowed to move back into the dorms on January 20.

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December 23, 2021

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4:36 p.m.

Undergraduate Student Government President Resigns

By Adyant Kanakamedala and Ruby Rorty

In a message to fellow student government members, former USG president Parul Kumar said she had not enjoyed USG work and wanted to spend the remainder of her fourth year on other pursuits.

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December 18, 2021

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6:36 p.m.

“We Are All at Risk of Getting Displaced”: Woodlawn Residents and Local Organizations Host Town Hall to Protest Gentrification

By Eric Fang

“A lot of people in this neighborhood are proud to have the Obama Center here as long as it serves the people and does not push them out.”

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December 25, 2021

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8:26 a.m.