Yiwen Lu

News Editor


Tenants United Organizes #CancelRentRally at TLC and Mac Properties Offices

Tenants marched from Harold Washington Park at South Shore to the Mac Properties Office on 53rd Street, protesting at Mac, TLC, and Hyde Park Properties offices to demand rent payment cancellation during COVID-19.


May 4, 2020

Elevate Slate Runs for SG on Marginalized and Graduate Student Interests

The slate also commented on their goals for financial resources available to students amid the Coronavirus pandemic.


April 28, 2020

Buttigieg Talks COVID-19, Democratic Party at Live-Streamed IOP Event

The former South Bend mayor and presidential candidate started the conversation by reflecting on his transition from his role as a mayor.


April 27, 2020

RAs and House Councils Turn Virtual to Keep House Culture Alive

Many houses continue their weekly house meetings on Zoom. With less need for the usual structure of house meetings, houses have dedicated this time for residents to check in and catch up with each other.


April 27, 2020

UChicago Medicine Will Provide More Free COVID-19 Testing to South Side Residents

The University of Chicago Medical Center announced that it will be able to accommodate 1,000 COVID-19 tests per day, with costs waived regardless of a patient’s insurance status.


April 21, 2020

As Other Institutions Amend Pass/Fail Grading Policies, UChicago Students Divided Over Possible Impact of Same Change

At other schools, student campaigns to change pass/fail grading policies have garnered widespread support. At UChicago, some students say a relaxed grading policy would do more harm than good.


March 30, 2020

UChicago Researchers Help Identify Potential Coronavirus Drug Target

After identifying the structure of proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, scientists can then begin working to identify inhibitors which can be used to block the production of proteins the virus needs to replicate.


March 27, 2020

University Cancels Second Hong Kong Study Abroad Over Coronavirus and Health Concerns

The University’s Yuen Campus in Hong Kong has been closed since January 29 in response to the outbreak.


March 2, 2020

Students Hold Vigil for Doctor Li Wenliang, Coronavirus Whistleblower

Several UChicago students held a vigil for doctor Li Wenliang, a whistleblower for the COVID-19 outbreak, who was disciplined by the police and died of complications from the virus on February 7.


February 25, 2020

Director of SCS Discusses Mental Health Concerns and Services on Campus

Meeta Kumar, the director of Student Counseling Service (SCS), spoke about reducing stigma around seeking out mental health resources and developing services that can address the wide array of student needs.


February 17, 2020