New Solar Telescope; UoC Students Discuss Cultural Centers | Newsletter for February 24

In today’s newsletter, a new solar telescope and UoC students discuss cultural centers.

By Matthew Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Good morning. Here comes (came?) the sun. ☀️

In other solar news, a new sun-photographing telescope, the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope on Hawaii’s Haleakalā mountain, could help scientists detect solar flares.

  • The committee to build the telescope was headed by UoC Professor Emeritus Eugene Parker.

Gender changes the way voters see electability, according to University of Chicago professor Linda Zerilli. Professor Zerilli specifically examines the effect of this bias on the campaign of Elizabeth Warren.

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Professors talked about the philosophy of happiness at a Veritas Forum event. While all agreed that “everyone wants to be happy and fulfilled in their lives,” what that actually means was up for contention.

UChicago students backing Elizabeth Warren talked about their support for their candidate, and how they’re responding to the Senator’s weaker-than-expected showing in the Democratic Primary thus far.

Academics and journalists talk Bernie: a panel discussed their reflections on Bernie Sanders (A.B. ’64) presidential campaign thus far–and their hopes for his possible presidency.


In Arts

Editor Perri Wilson writes in:

"In every sense of his craft, from his text to his performance, young resists ordinary convention, seeking instead to enshrine his code within a space of black exceptionalism”: Wahid Al Mamun reviews avery r. young’s performance at the Seminary Co-Op.


In Grey City

Editor Caroline Kubzansky writes in:

Cultural Centers, or physical facilities dedicated to programming around different historically marginalized backgrounds, are multiplying across American college campuses. Grey City spoke to the students organizing for cultural centers at UChicago, and considered the question: what’s in their way?