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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.
The Institute of Politics building.

IOP Suspends Cook County Jail Writing Workshop Cohort Amid Alleged Student Policy Violations

By Gabriel Kraemer / May 19, 2024
According to court filings, a cohort of the Bridge writing workshop had been suspended due to students communicating with inmates from outside the facility in violation of jail policies.
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.
Pro-Palestine protesters hung banners on the IOP building after running into the building.

LIVE UPDATES: Pro-Palestine Protesters Occupy Institute of Politics

By Maroon Staff / May 17, 2024
The action comes less than two weeks after the pro-Palestine encampment ended.
Protesters exit the Institute of Politics building through the second floor window.

Breaking: Pro-Palestine Protesters Occupy Institute of Politics Building

By Maroon Staff / May 17, 2024
The occupation comes as alumni weekend had been a focal point for protesters calling for divestment.
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.
The Rohr Chabad Center broke ground on a new expansion project on May 2.

Rohr Chabad Center Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

By Amy Ma / May 16, 2024
The $3.2 million renovation will expand the Chabad House at 5700 South Woodlawn Avenue to offer more programs for Jewish students.
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