Alexis Florence

2023 Class


UChicago Graduate Students Plan Satellite Iowa Caucus at University Church

Two Iowan graduate students have organized a remote Iowa Democratic Caucus for the 2020 election.


January 16, 2020

Rep. Tarver’s Office Talks Clean Energy Jobs Act at Community Meeting

As part of a series of monthly constituent nights in Hyde Park, Tarver’s office hosted the discussion with representatives from two nonprofit groups, Vote Solar and Blacks in Green.


January 15, 2020

Chemist Ka Yee Lee Selected as New University Provost

Lee, the current Vice Provost for Research, assumes the new role starting in February. Former Provost Daniel Diermeier will serve as Senior Advisor to the President until June 30.


January 7, 2020

Law Student Challenges Representative Bobby Rush in Illinois First Congressional District

Sarah Gad draws on personal experiences with the criminal justice system in her bid for the democratic nomination.


January 7, 2020

Local Market Opens, Becoming First New Grocery Store in South Shore in Six Years

The branch of Chicagoland-based chain Shop & Save, beset by delays, finally greeted customers on December 11.


December 21, 2019

The Obama Center and a CBA: Where Do We Go from Here?

South Side residents continue pushing for a Community Benefits Agreement despite resistance from fellow community members.



November 27, 2019

CBA Organizers Protest Affordable Housing Meeting

Organizers with the CBA Coalition protest outside a City affordable housing meeting.


Nov. 23, 2019

Creators of Cards Against Humanity to Open Chicago Board Game Cafe

With dining, board games, and escape rooms, the café will open in January.


November 22, 2019

Protestors? "Terrorists." Carrie Lam? "A Sinner for A Thousand Years."

At a University symposium, panelists debated criticisms of both the pro-democracy movement and Hong Kong government’s actions.


November 19, 2019

Grad Unions from Across Chicago Rally against NLRB, Vow to Continue Organizing

Graduate students from several Universities remained undeterred by a proposed NLRB rule that could exclude graduate students from federal labor protections.


November 16, 2019