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The Maroon Weekly, E112

On Episode 112, we share an exclusive report on the University’s precarious financial position and consider its implications for the future. We also discuss conspiracy theories about recent cuts to the Lyft program and the University’s property investments, attempt to remember what USG actually does, and give an update on activism happening around campus.

Welcome to the branch, Kentaro!

Hosted by: Pravan Chakravarthy
Featuring: Jake Zucker, Celeste Alcalay, Kentaro Mathis, and Gregory Caesar
Edited by: Gregory Caesar

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Pravan Chakravarthy
Pravan Chakravarthy, Head Crossword Editor & Deputy Podcast Editor
Pravan Chakravarthy is a third-year in the College studying physics and linguistics, and serves as head crossword editor and deputy podcast editor for The Maroon. Some notable contributions he has made in these roles include co-running the inaugural UChicago Crossword Puzzle Tournament (October 2022), hosting the Maroon Weekly’s 100th episode (March 2023), and writing a puzzle for the Maroon-Daily Northwestern joint issue (June 2023). Though he is relatively new to podcasting (having started only in his second year), he has been constructing crosswords since high school, with published work in the Los Angeles Times, the Universal Crossword, and the American Values Crossword Club. Outside of these pursuits, he enjoys running, making music, and reading.
Jake Zucker
Jake Zucker, Head Podcasts Editor
Jake Zucker is a third-year in the College from Brookline, Massachusetts. Jake is a devoted fan of Mitski, the Boston Celtics, and long walks. He spent the summer working as a counselor at his old sleepaway camp, where he taught campers to play tennis, volleyball, and baseball, and once cosplayed as William Jennings Bryan. When on campus, you might find him in the basement of the Logan Center recording a podcast. Jake is committed to the podcast section’s mission of telling the stories of the expansive University community through conversation. Email him if you believe you have a story to tell!
Celeste Alcalay
Celeste Alcalay, Grey City Reporter
Celeste Alcalay is a student in the College from Brookline, Massachusetts, planning on studying Cognitive Science. Her favorite journalistic activity is meeting people in pursuit of a story. She writes mainly for Grey City, occasionally dabbling in other sections, and co-hosts the podcast, So, What Brings You Here?. She enjoys watching film noirs, cajoling her friends into teaching her phrases in their native languages, and playing music. She also sings in UChicago’s jazz ensemble.
Gregory Caesar
Gregory Caesar, Head Podcasts Editor, Senior Copy Editor, Associate Developer
Gregory is a third-year in the College from New York, studying computer science and data science. Since becoming head editor for Podcasts in 2022, he has led the branch through several milestones, including The Maroon Weekly's 100th episode, a crossover podcast with Northwestern, and live recordings at The Study Hotel at the University of Chicago. This year, he is committed to reimagining the section’s utility within The Maroon by diversifying its content, collaborating with other sections, and expanding its reach to better amplify campus and community voices. Outside of Podcasts, he has served as a senior copy editor since spring 2021 and is involved with data visualization tasks. He is an avid aviation enthusiast and Regenstein denizen.
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    DA / Nov 6, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    ‘To allow the University to develop the commons without taking on new capital investment, a private developer team of Capstone Development Partners and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital will develop, provide the capital, oversee the design and construction of the project, and thereafter assume responsibility for upkeep of the new residential and dining commons after construction is complete. Once open, the facility will be managed like all other residential and dining halls on campus, with oversight provided by the University, Housing and Residence Life staff, and College resident deans.

    “We are delighted to partner with the University of Chicago to build the Woodlawn Residential Commons,” said Jeff Jones, principal of Capstone Development Partners. “At Capstone, our strength is collaboration. We look forward to working with University leaders to expand residential College environments proven to foster students’ connectivity and academic success.”’

    This was from the press release.
    “University of Chicago to continue expansion of College housing”

    Were you aware of the staff hiring freeze for autumn quarter?

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