The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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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

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...

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...

An Open Letter to President Alivisatos and Provost Baicker Concerning the Pro-Palestine Encampment

An Open Letter to President Alivisatos and Provost Baicker Concerning the Pro-Palestine Encampment

May 3, 2024

Dear President Alivisatos and Provost Baicker, Allowing the continued encampment of protesters on our main quad imposes the following significant costs on the University: Time, Place, and Manner...

On Expression and Disruption

On Expression and Disruption

By Gabriel Winant / April 30, 2024

The Palestine solidarity encampment on the quad represents a significant trial for the University of Chicago’s frequently emphasized commitments to academic freedom and free expression. This challenge...

The Preventable Death of Jean Carlos Martinez Rivero

The Preventable Death of Jean Carlos Martinez Rivero

By Pranshu Bhardwaj / April 27, 2024

It is impossible to describe the loss parents experience with the death of their child. As physicians at a large children’s hospital in Chicago, my colleagues and I work tirelessly to spare parents such...

A sticker posted on campus protesting President Paul Alivisatos’ recent meeting with the Israeli Consul General.

How Little Does Palestinian Life Matter to the University of Chicago?

By Christopher Iacovetti / April 19, 2024

My first distinct recollection about Palestine dates back to late 2014. Israel had just concluded one of its periodic massacres in Gaza, slaughtering more than 2,200 Palestinians and destroying more than...

A Questionable Conflict of Interest

A Questionable Conflict of Interest

By Rand Perry / April 17, 2024

This spring closes UChicago’s first full year with Provost Katherine Baicker, who brings an impressive résumé to her new role. However, one aspect of her career has received little scrutiny: since...

The Keller Center, which houses the Harris School of Public Policy.

Harris Student Government is Broken

By Aïcha Camara / March 30, 2024

As a student pursuing a Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP) at the Harris School of Public Policy, I've held a deep sense of pride in Harris’s mission to train the...

In Defense of Nuance: Part One

In Defense of Nuance: Part One

By Anonymous / March 28, 2024

Editor's note: This piece is one part of a two-part critique on DEI efforts within academia, political spaces, and broader society. A link to the second part of this series will be provided here upon publication. As...

So Much Excellence!

So Much Excellence!

By Clifford Ando / February 22, 2024

Editors note: The University has informed The Maroon that the September payment issues detailed in the following piece were not connected to the University’s budget situation as alleged. A statement...

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