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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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So Much Excellence!

So Much Excellence!

By Clifford Ando / February 22, 2024

Let the layoffs begin. On February 2, the University of Chicago Medical Center “separated from” 180 workers, as part of an effort “to enhance the quality of care.” Elsewhere, staff who meet...

Ando/Boyer Debate: A Student Responds

Ando/Boyer Debate: A Student Responds

By Noah Glasgow / February 15, 2024

As a humanities and social sciences student in the College, I have closely followed professor Clifford Ando’s public inquiry into our University’s precarious and increasingly harmful financial position. In...

Art installation on the quad honors Palestinians killed in Gaza.

The Campus Antisemitism Crisis Is a Distraction

By UChicago Jews for a Free Palestine / January 26, 2024

This article is contributed to The Maroon by UChicago Jews for a Free Palestine. To read and sign onto our position statement, use this link: tinyurl.com/UCHIJEWS4PALESTINE. We are witnessing the rise...

Protestors rallied and chanted outside of Rosenwald Hall on November 9, 2023.

Should Students for Justice in Palestine Be a Recognized Student Organization?

By Jerry A. Coyne / January 23, 2024

Has the time come to ask whether the activism of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) belongs on our campus? It’s not the morally reprehensible things they say that brings this question to the fore,...

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(West Virginia) Chicago is happening to you. The fight for the modern university.

By Clifford Ando / January 14, 2024

Editor's note: The original stylization of the headline reads "West Virginia Chicago is happening to you. The fight for the modern university." Having a strikethrough headline is not a design feature offered...

Students created an art installation on the quad to memorialize Palestinians killed since October 7.

SJP UChicago Statement on Recent Events in Palestine

SJP UChicago Statement on Recent Events in Palestine

From your Public Safety Liaison: Where is the Peace in Arresting Peaceful Protestors?

By Monica Ruiz House / November 16, 2023

 In May of last year, the University announced, to little fanfare, that it was establishing its inaugural Public Safety Advisory Council. Composed of decorated academics, passionate community members,...

Supporting Palestinians Doesn’t Need to Be Anti-Israel

By Anonymous / November 16, 2023

On October 20, an article in The Maroon ran titled, “Emotions Run High on Quad as UChicago Jewish Student Groups and SJP Stage Opposing Protests.”  This portrayal is wrong, and it’s this type of...

In Defense of DEI in Science

We live in an environment in which the very concept of DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) programs is increasingly under attack. This May, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill to defund DEI...

Nineteen Years Later

Nineteen Years Later

By Elizabeth Goetz / September 19, 2023
Class of 2008 alumna's advice for her first-year self
Moving in Place

Moving in Place

By Audrey Scott / September 19, 2023
A letter to my first-year self

Cancer is Not the Problem

By Dominic Robolino / March 23, 2023
UChicago Medicine owes the people of the South Side the mental health care they need, not a $800 million cancer center that no one asked for.
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