Oren Oppenheim

UChicago Reports 13 New COVID-19 Cases, Encourages All Students to Receive Vaccinations Before End of Spring Quarter

By Basil Egli

No new changes to the health pact are expected for the rest of the quarter, and COVID policies for next year are “under development.”

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May 7, 2021

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5:50 p.m.

Campus and Community Activists Demand UCPD Abolition at May Day March

By Avi Waldman

March organizers linked UCPD abolition to demands by labor groups.

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May 7, 2021

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12:27 p.m.

Essential at UChicago

By Adyant Kanakamedala, Ruby Rorty, and Matthew Lee

Many UChicago workers said that the challenges of the pandemic are exacerbated by the University's often-unsupportive administration.

FEATURE

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April 29, 2021

Matthew Lee

Emergence of Brood X Cicadas Expected To Affect Many Illinois Counties, but Not the Chicago Area

By Giacomo Cetorelli

According to a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign cicada researcher, Brood X will mostly hit the eastern part of the state, including Vermillion, Edgar, Clark, and Crawford counties.

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May 11, 2021

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11:14 a.m.

Andrew Goldblatt

UChicago Researchers Show Delayed Gratification in Cuttlefish

By Rachel Wan

A new study by UChicago researchers has found that cuttlefish can learn delayed gratification, waiting for a larger meal rather than eating a smaller one that is readily available.

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May 10, 2021

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8 p.m.

Wikimedia Commons

Noam Chomsky Reflects on Biden’s First Hundred Days at UCPU Event

By Alex Dalton

In a virtual event organized by the UChicago Political Union, the renowned linguist and political activist underscored the need for swift action on climate change and a rejuvenated labor movement in the United States.

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May 6, 2021

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7:40 p.m.

Oren Oppenheim

UChicago Researchers Develop Novel “Nanotrap” COVID-19 Treatment

By Giacomo Cetorelli

Researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering have developed a promising new treatment for COVID-19.

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May 6, 2021

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7:32 p.m.

Laura Gersony

Phoenix Sustainability Initiative Organizes Virtual “Earth Week” Programming to Celebrate Environmentalism

By Michael McClure

“We’ve done our best to push the [Earth Week] events to as broad of a digital audience as possible,” said third-year Terra Baer, one of Phoenix Sustainability Initiative’s co-presidents.

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May 2, 2021

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10:38 a.m.

Matthew Lee

UChicago Reports 15 New COVID-19 Cases; Announces that Fully Vaccinated Students May Opt-Out of Asymptomatic Testing

By Ryan Owyang

Despite new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that eased outdoor masking requirements among vaccinated individuals, the email wrote that the requirements of the UChicago Health Pact “have not changed."

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April 30, 2021

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5:29 p.m.

Thrive Elected Executive Slate as Referendum to Split SG Passes

By Michael McClure

The Thrive slate, comprising Parul Kumar as president, Murphy DePompei as vice president for administration, and Natalie Wang as vice president for student affairs, ran unopposed in the spring 2021 Student Government elections.

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April 23, 2021

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6:50 p.m.

Paul Alivisatos Wants To Begin His Presidency by Listening

By Kate Mabus

From attending UChicago as an undergraduate to serving as provost at UC Berkeley, future university president Paul Alivisatos understands the importance of collaboration and open discussion.

FEATURE

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April 20, 2021

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3 p.m.

Stay-At-Home Order to be Expanded to Cover Off-Campus Students, Extended Until Wednesday

By Ryan Owyang

A member of the Athletics Department informed the track and field team that the expansion follows a directive from the Chicago Department of Health and will be in place through next Wednesday.

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April 16, 2021

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2:04 p.m.

Proposed Undergrad SG To Include Two-Person Slate, Expand CC

By Yiwen Lu

Candidates running for SG executive slate in spring 2021 will still form a three-person slate, but they would be inaugurated to different roles if the referendum passes, and the Undergraduate SG goes into effect.

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April 15, 2021

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1:28 p.m.

97 New COVID Cases Identified Amidst Recent Spike Associated with Off-Campus Parties

By Lukian Kling

The outbreak received statewide media attention and led College Council to hold a forum on Wednesday night to rebuke students who have violated the UChicago Health Pact.

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April 9, 2021

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6:20 p.m.

CC Condemns Fraternities, Suggests Revoking Partygoers’ Pre-Reg Privileges

By Adyant Kanakamedala and Yiwen Lu

Students and CC members expressed frustration with Greek life and at a public meeting College Council held on Tuesday.

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April 8, 2021

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8:06 p.m.

University Announces Stay-at-Home Order, Halts In-Person Classes Following Spike in COVID-19 Cases

By Matthew Lee, Laura Gersony, and Finn Hartnett

Per University administrators, the recent uptick, which may be tied to gatherings at off-campus fraternities, is the largest cluster of cases on campus this academic year.

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April 7, 2021

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10:54 p.m.

Chartwells To Replace Bon Appétit as the University’s New Food Service Provider

By Nikhil Jaiswal

The company, slated to take over campus dining starting July 2021, pledges to support minority- and women-owned businesses, keep all employees, and offer current rates to dining hall staff.

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April 1, 2021

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12:21 p.m.