Laura Gersony

CONTRIBUTIONS

Hunger Strike Over Metal Shredder Relocation to Southeast Side Reaches Three-Week Mark

More than 100 Chicagoans, including second-year Alexis Florence, have participated in the hunger strike, urging Mayor Lori Lightfoot to “#DenyThePermit” for General Iron’s relocation of its metal shredder.

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February 24, 2021

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UChicago Alum Suing U. of Tennessee for Deeming Her Social Media Posts “Unprofessional”

Diei told The Maroon that professionalism standards have long been used to discredit Black individuals such as herself, and her lawsuit argues that the standards violate students’ right to free expression.

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February 18, 2021

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Is This the End of the World?

Grey City sits down with Doomsday Clock scientists and apocalypse scholars to discuss the recent surge in apocalyptic thinking.

FEATURE

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February 1, 2021

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“Founded to Exclude”: Greek Life, UChicago Theta, and the Push for Abolition

UChicago’s Theta is one of many sorority chapters nationwide to see mass disaffiliations from Greek life in recent months, as members decry their organizations’ roles in reinforcing structural racism.

FEATURE

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January 26, 2021

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An Arboreal History of the University of Chicago

Grey City tells the history of the Chicago region through the lens of its floral inhabitants.

FEATURE

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December 1, 2020

midwaytrees

Golden light hits the trees lining the Midway Plaisance.

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Dec. 2, 2020

Chicagoans Rally Downtown to “Defend the Election”

Hundreds of demonstrators, UChicago students among them, took to the streets after President Trump prematurely claimed victory.

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November 6, 2020

Awaiting Election Results, Student Groups Look to Future

Politically-aligned RSOs are considering a wide range of programming in the days and months following the election.

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November 5, 2020

Halloween Night Brings Police, Protesters, and Organizers to Hyde Park

Officers on bicycles pushed groups of Chicagoans around 53rd Street shortly after a demonstration against UCPD by #CareNotCops. Other community organizers were also in the area to help de-escalate tense situations.

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November 1, 2020

Police Line 53rd

Police form a bicycle line as they corral a group of teens west on 53rd St.

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Nov. 1, 2020