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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

The Chicago Maroon Must End the Tyranny of its DEI Board

By Anonymous / July 16, 2024

Dear Editors-in-Chief, 110 days. That was how long it took my writing to be mutilated and published in the Maroon. As a long-time editor for our paper, I thought I was well-acquainted with the Maroon’s...

Green Ambitions, Gray Realities: The University of Chicagos 2030 Plan

Green Ambitions, Gray Realities: The University of Chicago’s 2030 Plan

Intro  In 2022, the University of Chicago embodied its commitment to halve its emissions by 2030 through the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan: Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to FY2030, commonly known...

A Deficit Without Communication

A Deficit Without Communication

By Camille Cypher / June 15, 2024

Browsing the Reynolds Club posters, one can’t ignore Divest UChicago, UChicago Against Displacement (UCAD), and Students for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) work to put UChicago Board of Trustees’ funding...

In Defense of Nuance: Part Two

In Defense of Nuance: Part Two

By Anonymous / June 2, 2024

Editor’s note: This piece is one part of a two-part critique on DEI efforts within academia, political spaces, and broader society. Part one can be read here on The Chicago Maroon. Free expression...

An Admissions Tour with a Time-Traveler

An Admissions Tour with a Time-Traveler

By Nicolas Posner / May 23, 2024
Reflections on What Not to Miss
Autistic at UChicago

Autistic at UChicago

By Michael McClure / May 23, 2024
Former Maroon managing editor Michael McClure reflects on how being diagnosed with autism affected his college experience and his career as a student journalist.
A Phoenix Rising: My UChicago Rebirth

A Phoenix Rising: My UChicago Rebirth

By Solana Adedokun / May 23, 2024
On the trials and tribulations of college and emerging with my head held high
An Open Letter to President Alivisatos Concerning the Encampment and the Kalven Report

An Open Letter to President Alivisatos Concerning the Encampment and the Kalven Report

May 13, 2024

Dear President Alivisatos, As instructors at the University of Chicago, we object—in the strongest possible terms—to your decision to deploy armed police against a peaceful encampment of our students...

Against Playing It Cool

Against Playing It Cool

By Jessica Zang / May 7, 2024

My goal for this quarter? Stop trying to play it cool. I can’t lie; I am always instinctively flattered when the occasional person tells me that they think I’m cool. I myself often use that adjective...

In Times of Crisis, It Is Our Obligation as Members of a Scholarly Community to Practice “Deep Looking”

In Times of Crisis, It Is Our Obligation as Members of a Scholarly Community to Practice “Deep Looking”

By Liz Denhup / May 6, 2024

Regardless of political beliefs, we can all agree that any loss of life is tragic and wish for a swift and peaceable end to hostilities in the Middle East. Each day I privately wish for the safe return...

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

A Message to the Protesters From Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. / May 3, 2024

To the shock of many, demonstrations against the horror in Gaza are spreading across the country, and the young leaders of this movement are found on college campuses across this nation. At a time when...

A Statement from a Group of Concerned Jewish and Israeli Students and Faculty

A Statement from a Group of Concerned Jewish and Israeli Students and Faculty

May 3, 2024

We are a group of Jewish and Israeli students and faculty at the University of Chicago. We are watching with apprehension as our campus is transformed into another encampment, and we write to express our...

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