Ben Wiener

CONTRIBUTIONS

UChicago Forward Announces Changes to Exposure Notifications, Resumes Voluntary Testing, Enacts Limited Isolation-in-Place

UChicago Forward reported 178 new COVID-19 cases this week with 394 identified close contacts. The University has no plans to roll back the indoor mask mandate, although the Illinois State mandate will be lifted on February 28.

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February 13, 2022

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8:09 p.m.

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown reflects upon his career and family in interview with David Axelrod at IOP Event

Brown stressed the importance of global cooperation in policy making and discussed the challenges of work-life balance

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February 3, 2022

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8 p.m.

USG to Provide Free KN-95 Masks to All Undergraduates; University to Distribute Free Surgical Masks

In response to a rise in cases and the return of in-person classes, USG will distribute 20,000 KN95 masks next week.

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January 20, 2022

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11:24 a.m.

Nobel Laureate and Booth Professor Richard Thaler Hosts Seminar on New Edition of Behavioral Economics Book

Thaler explained how behavioral economics concepts apply to real-world situations such as organ donations or insurance policies.

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November 26, 2021

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1:31 p.m.

Paul Alivisatos Inaugurated as 14th University President

In his inaugural address, Alivisatos focused on the significance of realizing the University’s core values. He noted the inauguration is “far more than the welcoming of a new president, it reaffirms the values that shaped this university.”

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November 2, 2021

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9:47 p.m.

Local Representatives Join IOP to Discuss Gun Violence in Chicago

Speakers stressed the complex causes of violent crime and the importance of community-based solutions

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October 21, 2021

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8:18 p.m.