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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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University Confirms Launch of Forum of Free Inquiry and Expression and Announces Leadership Appointments

By Sabrina Chang, Senior News Reporter / March 28, 2023

The University will launch the Forum for Free Inquiry in the fall of 2023, according to an announcement from President Paul Alivisatos posted on UChicago’s Office of the President website on February...

A University-produced flyer on the door of the Social Science Research Building shares “COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines,” including social distancing.

University to Suspend COVID-19 Surveillance Testing, Contact Tracing, Dashboard on April 3

By Anu Vashist / March 27, 2023
The email cited decreasing use of COVID-19 resources, as well as the end of the federal public health emergency on May 11, as reasons for the decisions.
GSU members participate in an October 2018 walkout.

University Will “Bargain in Good Faith” With GSU-UE, Provost Lee Says

By Eric Fang / March 17, 2023
Lee’s email suggests that the University will not challenge the certification of GSU-UE’s successful unionization vote, a contrast to its approach to the last successful vote in 2017.
Graduate students rally for unionization in front of Levi Hall on the Monday before their first unionization vote in 2017.

University of Chicago Graduate Student Unionization Vote Passes with 92% Support

By Laura Gersony / March 16, 2023
Now, all eyes are on how the University administration, which challenged the previous election vote in 2017, will respond.
MODAs annual fashion show last year in Union Station.

MODA Board and Designer Apologize for Use of Photos of Torture

By Emma Janssen and Katherine Weaver / February 28, 2023
After widespread backlash online and models refusing to wear his designs, second-year Jake Quinlan apologized for including images of torture victims in his designer profile.
Digital art featuring a red ballot box labeled Vote and white and light blue papers featuring the title text on a blue background.

Maroon Voter Guide: 2023 Chicago Municipal Elections

By The Maroon Staff / February 22, 2023
Here's what you need to know ahead of the elections on February 28.
Promontory Points limestone seawall faces a summer wave on a day with a clear sky.

Chicago Park District Moves Promontory Point Closer to Landmark Status

By Sophia Kang / February 21, 2023
Approval on Promontory Point's landmark status clears the last hurdle before a City Council vote to designate the park a Chicago Landmark.
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi.

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi Talks Gentrification, Transparency, and Equity with The Maroon

By Evgenia Anastasakos, Grey City Reporter / February 13, 2023
No longer a political newcomer, Kaegi defends his first-term accomplishments and shares his outlook for the term ahead.
The Janes

The Janes: The Story of UChicago’s Clandestine Abortion Ring

By Kayla Rubenstein, Grey City Reporter / February 11, 2023
From 1969 to 1973, the Janes, which included many UChicago students, facilitated an estimated 11,000 abortions.
A photo of Cobb Hall.

SJP Condemns University Response to Protest as a Sign of Bias

By Naina Purushothaman / February 9, 2023
“We can confidently say that students were within their right to protest but treated as guilty and purposely obstructed by administrators and UCPD throughout the action,” an SJP member said.
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas.

Maria Pappas Wants to Fix Cook County’s Tax System

By Laura Gersony / February 7, 2023
“The recommendations of my research group are very clear: reducing the interest rate, stopping the loopholes for tax buyers and sale-in-error.”
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