#CareNotCops Held Rally in Response to UCPD Shooting; UC Medicine to Build Cancer Hospital|Newsletter for February 9

The February 9th, 2022 edition of The Maroon newsletter.

By Yiwen Lu, Managing Editor

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Dear Reader,

This past Saturday, The Maroon elected its executive slate for the 2022–23 school year. We, Gage and Yiwen, are beyond excited to continue the work of our predecessors—Adyant, Matt, and Ruby—curating the news, opinions, and stories that matter to you. We are truly honored to lead this paper, which has been such an important part of our time in the college. We look forward to the year to come!

Gage Gramlick, Editor-in-Chief-Elect

Yiwen Lu, Managing Editor-Elect


#CareNotCops held a rally on Friday, February 4 to protest the recent UCPD shooting of Rhysheen Wilson.

  • Wilson was shot by UCPD officer Nicolas Twardak on January 18 while allegedly experiencing a mental health episode.
  • The rally took place on the Main Quad in front of Levi Hall around noon.
  • After the speeches, protesters marched on South Ellis Avenue, East 57th Street, South University Avenue, and East 59th Street before ending back on the main quad.

UChicago Medicine has announced plans for a standalone cancer hospital.

  • UCM officials hope the facility will increase access to oncological services on the South Side with 128 beds dedicated to cancer patients and spaces for cutting-edge clinical trials.


Editor Isabella Cisneros writes in:

Arts reporter Jordan Goodwin reminisces on the sunny, feel-good vibes of Dayglow’s Harmony House tour at the House of Blues.


Editor Ketan Sengupta writes in:

Columnist Irene Qi writes an impassioned response to Professor Rachel Fulton Brown’s controversial open letter on UChicago’s COVID vaccination policy.

First-year guest writer Jakob Gilleylen decries the Woodlawn Residential Commons’ paper-thin walls––and advocates for change––in an op-ed that’s whimsical, witty, and profoundly well-reasoned.


Editor Finn Hartnett writes in:

Kayla Rubenstein covers both the baseball team’s new head coach and the student-led Burton-Judson Hall running group’s plans to run in the 2022 Chicago Marathon.