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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

Haskell Hall on a cloudy spring day.

University Adds Free Downtown Shuttle, Metra Pass and After-Hours Parking to Transit Options

By Gustavo Delgado, News Reporter / October 4, 2022

The University is broadening transportation options for students to address gaps in the system and increase safe use of existing citywide public transit, as outlined in an email sent on September 21 from...

Students walking in the Quad.

“Whose Work? Our Work!”: At Rally, GSU Begins New Campaign for Formal Recognition

By Noah Glasgow, Senior Reporter / October 4, 2022

At a rally on the quad on Tuesday, September 27, Graduate Students United (GSU) announced the beginning of a new “signing card” campaign that puts graduate student workers on track to win representation...

Rosenwald Hall on a sunny summer day.

University Lifts COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Unvaccinated Students, Encourages Boosters

By Peter Maheras / September 30, 2022

The University will no longer require unvaccinated people to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing, according to an email sent on Thursday, September 29, by Provost Ka Yee Lee and Executive Vice President Katie...

Nobel-Winning Biochemist Jack Szostak Joins UChicago Faculty

Nobel-Winning Biochemist Jack Szostak Joins UChicago Faculty

By Basil Egli / September 29, 2022

Nobel Laureate Jack Szostak joined the University of Chicago Department of Chemistry in September 2022. As University Professor, Szostak will lead the University’s new interdisciplinary Origins of Life...

Charly Youn (left), John Hahn (middle), Brian Kim (right) — Dawning uniforms at their respective base camps, Kim, Hahn, and Youn have all served in the military before resuming their academic careers.

International Students Returning From Military Service Share Their Thoughts About Adjusting to University Life

By Casey Kim / September 29, 2022

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Brian Kim had to return home to South Korea only a year into his college experience. After completing the first quarter of second year on his iPad, Kim...

University of Chicago Medicine

UChicago Medicine Offers Monkeypox Testing; Infected Students to Isolate in Stony Island

By Emma Janssen / September 29, 2022

UChicago Medicine is offering monkeypox testing to individuals showing rashes or lesions, according to a University announcement on August 24. Students with symptoms or concerns about monkeypox should...

Uncommon Interview: UCPD Chief Kyle Bowman Outlines His Non-Enforcement Policy

Uncommon Interview: UCPD Chief Kyle Bowman Outlines His Non-Enforcement Policy

By Eric Fang, Senior Reporter / September 27, 2022

In an interview with The Maroon on July 15, UCPD Chief Kyle Bowman discussed his motivations and goals for his tenure. He succeeded Mike Kwiatkowski as the Chief of Police for the University of Chicago...

Download the New Maroon App!

Download the New Maroon App!

By Gage Gramlick, Editor-in-Chief / August 18, 2022

Reading The Maroon has never been easier! Through the app, readers can access all articles, videos, and podcasts; follow their favorite writers; and receive push notifications for breaking news. Follow...

University Removes Booster Requirement Starting September

University Removes Booster Requirement Starting September

By Nikhil Jaiswal / July 29, 2022

The University of Chicago announced on Tuesday that it will no longer require students and employees to receive more than two COVID-19 vaccine doses, effective September 16.  Members of the University...

Polsky Exchange Reopens With New Programming and Opportunities for Local Entrepreneurs

Polsky Exchange Reopens With New Programming and Opportunities for Local Entrepreneurs

By Gustavo Delgado / July 6, 2022

The Polsky Exchange is undergoing a soft reopening after being closed for several months because of the pandemic. The Polsky Exchange, which aims to serve UChicago and the South Side through entrepreneurship...

The missing student, Diwen Fan, is five feet, eight inches tall; weighs 154 pounds; and has black hair.

Second-Year Missing Since Early May

By Eric Fang / June 13, 2022

Second-year Diwen Fan has been missing for more than a month, according to a statement emailed to students on June 10 by Dean of Students in the College John "Jay" Ellison. Fan’s family is offering...

The mugshot of Sheila Smith Avruch (A.B. ’72) from when she was arrested.

Class of 1972 Alums Discuss Jane Collective, Future of Abortion Access

By Kayla Rubenstein / June 7, 2022

Reproductive rights activists convened in the Logan Center on May 21 to discuss the past, present, and future of abortion. Alum Sheila Smith Avruch spoke about the Jane Collective, colloquially referred...

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