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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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University Announces New Via Rideshare Service to Replace Lyft Program in September

By Amy Ma / July 11, 2024
The new Via program will allow students to request unlimited free rides in shared vans at night but has faced complaints about long wait times at other universities.
SEIU Local 73 Jeff Howard speaking at the press conference.

Trades and Supply Chain Workers at UChicago Medicine Threaten July 14 Strike

By Evgenia Anastasakos / July 9, 2024
After over six months of stagnant negotiations, SEIU Local 73—which represents 125 building trades and supply chain workers at UChicago Medicine—voted to walk out unless an agreement is reached with UCM.
The UChicago Medicine cancer center construction site where the two workers fell.

Two Ironworkers Fall from UCMed Construction Site, Families Sue Construction Contractors

By Tiffany Li / July 3, 2024
David O’Donnell died at the site, and Jeffrey Spyrka received medical attention at the intensive care unit at UCMed. The two ironworkers fell approximately nine stories after scaffolding separated at the structure’s corner during high winds.
Pro-Palestine protesters rally in front of a convocation event near Ida Noyes Hall.

Pro-Palestine Protesters Disrupt Convocation Ceremonies, One Arrested in Confrontation with Police

By Nathaniel Rodwell-Simon / June 4, 2024
At least 100 students walked out during the University’s convocation ceremonies on June 1 in protest of the University’s decision to withhold the degrees of five graduating students involved in the pro-Palestine encampment.
Protesters rally in front of the encampment.

University to Withhold Degrees of Four Students Involved in Pro-Palestine Encampment

By Emma Janssen and Peter Maheras / May 31, 2024
UCUP is organizing a rally during convocation to protest the University withholding degrees from students currently involved in the “Disciplinary System for Disruptive Conduct.” The students' cases will not have been resolved before graduation on June 1.
Chicago skyline from the point

Promontory Point Renovation Project Moves Forward Amid Community Worries

By Derek Hsu and Gabriel Kraemer / May 27, 2024
Officials reiterated their commitment to preservation after a study commissioned by the Promontory Point Conservancy group found that repairs to the park’s historic limestone were feasible.
Protesters who occupied the IOP building exited through a window after UCPD entered the building.

Pro-Palestine Protesters Briefly Occupy Institute of Politics

By Emma Janssen / May 19, 2024
Protesters held the IOP for less than half an hour and then rallied outside President Alivisatos’s house around 10 p.m. on Friday.
Members of Faculty for Justice in Palestine stage a die-in in front of Levi Hall.

Faculty For Justice in Palestine Stage Die-In at Levi Hall

By Katherine Weaver / May 17, 2024
After UCPD raided the pro-Palestine encampment last Tuesday, FJP hosted a teach-in on the quad followed by a die-in outside of Levi Hall.
Yours For Food

Yours For Food

By Finn Hartnett / May 14, 2024
Hutchinson Commons’ adoption of the Grubhub point-of-sale system and what we lose when our daily interactions with the world go virtual.
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.
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.
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