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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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Pro-Palestine students and faculty rally in front of Levi Hall after Tuesday morning’s raid.

UCUP Holds Press Conference on Encampment Raid

By Nathaniel Rodwell-Simon / May 11, 2024
Organizers spoke about the aftermath of Tuesday morning’s raid, which cleared the “UChicago Popular University for Gaza” encampment nine days after its inception on April 29.
POLICE RAID QUAD ENCAMPMENT

POLICE RAID QUAD ENCAMPMENT

By Peter Maheras, Eva McCord, and Emma Janssen / May 7, 2024
Police began clearing the encampment shortly after 4:30 a.m.
LIVE UPDATES: Police Raid Quad Encampment on Ninth Day

LIVE UPDATES: Police Raid Quad Encampment on Ninth Day

By Maroon Staff / May 7, 2024
Check back for updates on the events unfolding during UChicago United for Palestine’s encampment on the quad.
Faculty members of Faculty for Justice in Palestine speak at a press conference in front of Levi Hall.

Faculty for Justice in Palestine Reiterate Support for Encampment in Press Conference

By Tiffany Li / May 6, 2024
Several faculty leaders spoke on the state of negotiations with University administration, expressed disapproval against potential use of police force, and framed the encampment as an embodiment of free expression.
Part of the 1968 “tent-in” on the quad protesting the University’s sloppy housing policy for students. The sign leaning on the tent reads “free housing.”

A Brief History of Occupying Buildings and Camping on the Quad at UChicago

By Eli Wizevich / May 6, 2024
Grey City’s deep dive into the Maroon’s archive presents a lineage of civil disobedience and radical action by students against the administration over collegiate, local, and international issues.
Wooden boards and a banner surrounding the encampment on Monday, May 6.

LIVE UPDATES: Pro-Palestine Encampment Enters Eighth Day on Quad

By Maroon Staff / May 6, 2024
Check back for updates on the events unfolding during UChicago United for Palestine’s encampment on the quad.
The kids tent in the encampment.

“She wanted to be there for the kids”: Children at Pro-Palestine Encampment Express Solidarity

By Elena Eisenstadt / May 5, 2024
Alyssa Hulme, a MAPSS student who has brought her kids to the encampment, says it has been healing for her children “to actually feel like they were doing something to let their voices be heard.”
The projected text on Levi Hall reading From the river to the sea.

LIVE UPDATES: Pro-Palestine Encampment Enters Seventh Day on Quad

By Maroon Staff / May 5, 2024
Check back for updates on the events unfolding during UChicago United for Palestine’s encampment on the quad.

Special Report: Interviews from May 3 Encampment Protests

By Gregory Caesar, William Kimani, and Jake Zucker / May 4, 2024

Podcasts conducted a series of interviews on the quad as pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli protesters faced off on day five of the encampment. They spoke with faculty, members of student government on both...

UCUPs encampment on the quad enters its sixth day.

LIVE UPDATES: Pro-Palestine Encampment Enters Sixth Day on Quad

By Maroon Staff / May 4, 2024
Check back for updates on the events unfolding during UChicago United for Palestine’s encampment on the quad.
UCPD separated two groups of demonstrators on the center of the quad.

UCPD in Riot Gear Separate Protesters as Quad Tensions Escalate

By Peter Maheras / May 3, 2024
Roughly two dozen officers separated two groups of demonstrators who faced each other in the center of the quad.
Edward H. Levi Hall houses the University’s administrative offices.

President Alivisatos: “Encampment Cannot Continue”

In an email sent to the University community, Alivisatos highlighted growing concerns over the encampment’s disruption of campus activities.
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