Sam Joyce


The Changing Concept of the "Machine": A Deeper Look Into Chicago's Machine Politics

The term "machine," given its mixed connotations, carries little meaning in terms of describing Chicago's political candidates today.


February 12, 2019

Appointment Process Undermines Democracy

New Hyde Park State Senator Robert Peters should have been chosen through a special election, not an appointment.


January 14, 2019

When Do We Listen to the Kalven Report?

Obama library support undercuts the University's commitment to institutional neutrality.


November 29, 2018

A Real Court of Public Opinion

Chicago elections can feel pointless, but voting to recall negligent judges is one way to make a difference.


October 29, 2018

The Demise of a Hyde Park Treasure

A grocery store, a meeting ground, and a neighborhood institution all in one, Treasure Island was rightfully beloved. It will be missed.


October 11, 2018

Core Profiteering

Students are attempting to buy Core classes, but remedying the problem will require restructuring the Core itself.


June 19, 2018

Better Work Conditions for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty


February 12, 2018