Elaine Chen

Deputy Editor-in-Chief  /  @elaineywchen


Lawsuit Opposing Construction of Obama Center in Jackson Park to Proceed

The suit, initially expected to be thrown out, has now gained both ardent support and dissent from University faculty.


February 19, 2019

2019 Chicago City Elections Voting Guide

Be an informed voter on February 26, courtesy of The Maroon.



February 16, 2019

Faculty and Staff Call on UChicago Admin to Investigate Abrupt Lab Schools Firing

At the same time, the Lab Schools union is bringing in an independent arbitrator to make a final decision on whether Daniel Bobo-Jones should be reinstated.


January 30, 2019

Fired Lab Schools Teacher Claims Anti-Gay Discrimination Over Texts, Admin Retaliation

Daniel Bobo-Jones charges that the administration retaliated for his earlier complaint of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.


January 25, 2019

Mayor Appoints Booth Professor to Chicago’s School Board

The appointment of Austan Goolsbee has heightened talks of an elected school board.


December 19, 2018

Former Student Expelled for Sexual Assault Sues UChicago

The lawsuit, the latest in similar ones nationwide, potentially breaches a University confidentiality policy.


November 30, 2018

Enyia to Give 25 UChicago Students Free Entry to Chance the Rapper Fundraiser Event

Amara Enyia made the announcement at a rally that students expected Chance to attend.


November 13, 2018

City Council Unanimously Approves 99-Year Lease for Obama Center

The Obama Foundation will occupy the public parkland for a price of $10.


October 31, 2018

Kanye West Makes Surprise Appearance at Mayoral Rally Co-Hosted by Chance the Rapper

Chance is keeping his promise to boost Amara Enyia’s profile across Chicago.


October 23, 2018

Jury Convicts Jason Van Dyke for 2014 Shooting of Laquan McDonald

He is guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.


October 5, 2018