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 University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

The Maroon Editorial Board Announces USG Endorsements

By Maroon Editorial Board / April 20, 2022

Each year, The Maroon invites candidates running for executive roles within Undergraduate Student Government (USG) to sit down for interviews with the Editorial Board. The outcomes of these interviews...

What We’re Thankful For

By Maroon Editorial Board / November 25, 2021

What a year it’s been. As is tradition, The Maroon would like to take the opportunity to highlight a year of ups and downs. Like everyone else on campus, we’re thrilled to be back in...

To Understand the April Outbreak, We Must Recognize Administrative Failures

By Maroon Editorial Board / May 24, 2021

We get it. The COVID-19 outbreak this quarter sucked, especially as we were beginning to see an end to the pandemic as more people get vaccinated. Students who vacationed over spring break and attended...

Offset The Upset: A New Calendar Requires New Policies

By Maroon Editorial Board / May 14, 2021

Over a year ago, Provost Ka Yee Lee announced several changes to the academic calendar, including shortened instructional periods from nine-and-a-half weeks to nine weeks, a week-long Thanksgiving...

With Optimism, Vote Thrive

By Maroon Editorial Board / April 21, 2021

One year ago, the Editorial Board interviewed four groups aspiring to be Student Government (SG)’s next executive slate. We were unimpressed with all four slates. None of them, we wrote, had both...

How The University of Chicago Can Better Serve the South Side

How The University of Chicago Can Better Serve the South Side

By Maroon Editorial Board / April 1, 2021

The Maroon has a particular mandate, narrower than most other media organizations: We cover the University of Chicago and the decisions it makes. But the University of Chicago is one of the most consequential...

Shaping the Conversation: The Maroon’s Role in Reporting on Race, Equity, and Opportunity on the South Side

Shaping the Conversation: The Maroon’s Role in Reporting on Race, Equity, and Opportunity on the South Side

By Maroon Editorial Board / March 30, 2021

The Maroon Editorial Board took on the research and interviews for this series knowing that the series would be incomplete without a consideration of what The Maroon’s role is as an organization...

To Repair Historic Harm, the University Must Endow South Siders With Capital and Control

To Repair Historic Harm, the University Must Endow South Siders With Capital and Control

By Maroon Editorial Board / March 30, 2021

UChicago takes pride in the efforts of its civic engagement department to give back to the surrounding community, programs like the Neighborhood Schools Program or UChicago Local initiative. However, if...

It’s Time for UChicago To Rethink Its Development Strategy

It’s Time for UChicago To Rethink Its Development Strategy

By Maroon Editorial Board / March 30, 2021

In an interview with the Maroon Editorial Board, representatives from the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) said that the University “is not in the housing business.” But UChicago’s...

To Be a Better Neighbor on the South Side, UChicago Must Begin on Its Own Campus

To Be a Better Neighbor on the South Side, UChicago Must Begin on Its Own Campus

By Maroon Editorial Board / March 30, 2021

Jalen Kobayashi, a leader of the youth activist group GoodKids MadCity and a Black Indigenous person, grew up on the South Side with a childhood aspiration to attend UChicago. Like many UChicago students,...

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An Exercise in Gratitude With The Maroon Staff

By Maroon Staff / November 26, 2020

Most of the staff at The Maroon haven't seen one another since March. We've stayed connected to one another through hours of Zoom and thousands of Slack messages, and are eagerly awaiting a day...

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What We’re Thankful For

By Maroon Editorial Board / November 24, 2020

2020 has been a ride, and we’re ready to get off. But before we do so, as per tradition, here are some things the Maroon Editorial Board is thankful for this year: President Robert Zimmer and...

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