Oren Oppenheim

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Professors Will Individually Choose Whether to Hold In-Person Classes Fall Quarter

In an email to University instructors, top administrators wrote that no instructor will be required to teach in person in the fall. The email also included some plans to return to resume some in-person teaching, including contact tracing.


June 27, 2020

Registrar Adds Note About COVID-19 and Impact on Student Performance to College Transcripts

The note comes in the context of a spring quarter held entirely remotely, which caused unprecedented challenges for many students.


June 24, 2020

Campus in Bloom

The main quadrangle during the fall.


April 22, 2020

Hyde Park 55th Street view

Looking north from 55th Street at Hyde Park and the South Side, with the Loop in the distance.


March 4, 2020

University to Shorten Quarters, Lengthen Thanksgiving Break Starting in Autumn 2021

A review of the University academic calendar suggests an adjusted reading period, a longer Thanksgiving break, and a new three-week term in September, among other changes.


February 26, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak Causes University to Temporarily Close Beijing Center, Hong Kong Campus, and Cancel Trek

The University’s Center in Beijing and Hong Kong campus will be closed until at least February 17, and a trek to Shanghai and Hangzhou that was originally planned for March will now happen in September.


January 30, 2020

University Purchases Jewel-Osco Property in $20 Million Deal

The grocery chain opened at the corner of 61st and Cottage Grove less than a year ago


January 28, 2020

Açaí Bowl Chain “Rolls” into Booth’s Kovler Cafe

The new Rollin’ n Bowlin’ eatery in the business school features bowls, smoothies, and all sorts of toasts.


January 7, 2020

Gone but Not Pho-gotten: Vietnamese Restaurant Rebrands as “Pan-Asian” Restaurant

Pho 55 remodeled into Southside Ken at the end of October.


November 10, 2019

Yerkes’s Brighter Future: University Enters Agreement to Give Over Observatory to Local Foundation

The Yerkes Future Foundation plans on restoring the observatory’s buildings and telescopes, reopening the observatory to visitors, and setting up educational programs.


November 6, 2019