Tess Chang


Illinois Could Be the First State to End Cash Bail. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The criminal justice–reform package includes a range of new policies and awaits Governor Pritzker’s signature.


February 4, 2021


11:17 a.m.

Green Fund Awards First Grant to Off-Campus Composting Initiative

The grant, awarded to Phoenix Sustainability Initiative, will subsidize subscriptions to composting services.


January 25, 2021


6:49 p.m.

UChicago Researchers Create First Complete Computational Model for COVID-19

The model will be used to track mutations and aid in vaccine development.


January 19, 2021


9:05 a.m.

Vaccine Rollout to University Community Delayed as Guidelines Change

As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign inches along, adjustments to Chicago Department of Health guidelines means that the majority of UChicago affiliates will receive vaccines in a later stage of the rollout.


January 14, 2021

Hans von Spakovsky Warns of Voter Fraud in Upcoming Election

The Former Federal Election Commission member, whose claims of voter fraud have been widely disputed, warned that voter fraud would be exacerbated by the increase in mail-in voting during an event at the Law School on October 23rd.


November 1, 2020

Booth Professor Uses Behavioral Nudges to Increase Defendants’ Attendance at Criminal Trials

Shah’s study showed that certain behavioral nudges were more effective in improving court attendance than standard punitive measures like the threat of arrest warrants or monetary bail.


October 26, 2020

Booth Professors Analyze Conflicts of Interest in Central Banks’ Research

Central bank economists that publish research touting the benefits of quantitative easing tend to have better careers, the study reported.


October 19, 2020

What to know about the Illinois Fair Tax Law

The passage of the proposed amendment would allow a state-wide graduated income tax, potentially impacting a handful of residents in neighborhoods surrounding the University.


October 12, 2020

Local Politics: What You Should Know

With the November 2020 General Election coming up, and an ever-changing landscape of city issues, the Maroon has put together the information you need to keep track of who's who in Illinois and Chicago politics.


September 15, 2020