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“Justice at Any Rate”: Remembering Chicago Civil Rights Leader Timuel D. Black

By Gabriel Sanchez Ainsa

Black died on October 13 at 102 years old.

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November 1, 2021

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Adrianna Layne

Marcus Goodman, a Kindhearted Person Who Loved It All

By Adrianna Layne

Third-year Marcus Goodman died on September 27.

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October 14, 2021

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"Sad, Beautiful, Tragic”: UChicago Researchers Analyze the Emotional Range of Taylor Swift’s Music

By Angelique Alexos

A recent study by researchers Megan Mansfield and Darryl Seligman shows the emotional trends in Taylor Swift’s music and highlights its influence on her audience and the reasons for her continued popularity and success.

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July 24, 2021

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Adyant Kanakamedala

The Adventure of the American Mind

By Eric Vanderwall

Grey City reviews "The Opening of the American Mind: Ten Years of The Point."

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June 13, 2021

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Brandon Shin

Neurodivergence at an Atypical School

By Laura Gersony

UChicago has an extensive infrastructure devoted to meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities. But many of these students say it’s falling short.

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May 23, 2021

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Oren Oppenheim

COVID-19 Posed a Challenge to Memory Loss Care, but Organizations Have Adapted

By Jamie Zhao

In October, Hyde Park was the first Chicago neighborhood to be designated as "dementia-friendly" by the D.C.-based organization Dementia Friendly America. The pandemic has required patience and creativity from seniors with memory loss and the organ…

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May 18, 2021

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The Illinois Juvenile Justice System Faces COVID-19

By Claire Potter

From isolation to disrupted educations, the pandemic deeply affected youth entangled in Illinois's juvenile justice system, and underlined some of the system's contradictions.

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April 27, 2021

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A “Second Pandemic”: The Enduring Impacts of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Angelique Alexos and Lukian Kling

Grey City sat down with therapists and UChicago researchers to discuss the toll of the pandemic on mental health and wellness.

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April 20, 2021

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Kelly Curry

Losing Faith in the Child Welfare System: Illinois Parents and Foster Caregivers Struggle During the COVID-19 Shutdowns

By Claire Potter

During the pandemic, parents looked for outside support. They struggled to find it.

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April 12, 2021

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Matthew Lee

The Illinois Child Welfare System: Under Stress, Confronting COVID-19

By Claire Potter

The pandemic has only exacerbated the existing systemic issues faced by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the children and families it serves.

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April 6, 2021

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Brandon Shin

A Tale of Two Curricula: General Education at St. John’s College and the University of Chicago

By Brandon Shin

A small liberal arts college in Maryland shows a vision of what the University of Chicago might have been.

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March 30, 2021

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Bryce Lanham

Over a Century of House Culture: The Story of Snell-Hitchcock

By Solana Adedokun and Gabi Garcia

Over a century ago, Snell-Hitchcock residents launched The Section Six, an annual magazine documenting the dorm’s people and culture. Now, as its residents revive the publication, Grey City takes a deep dive into the dorm’s long history.

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March 9, 2021

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Spiritual Leader, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel, Scholar: Maurice Charles (M.Div. ’90, Ph.D. ’13) Returns to Hyde Park

By Myra Bajwa

Charles’s childhood and early work has influenced his approach to UCPD both as a student and now as dean of Rockefeller Chapel.

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February 10, 2021

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Is This the End of the World?

By Milutin Gjaja and Laura Gersony

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

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February 1, 2021

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

By Aviva Waldman and Laura Gersony

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.

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January 26, 2021

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Stoicism 101

By Eric Vanderwall

Everything is material, there's no supernatural realm, and you can reduce your suffering by changing your thinking about your problems: welcome to Stoic thought.

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January 12, 2021

Laura Gersony

An Arboreal History of the University of Chicago

By Angelique Alexos and Laura Gersony

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

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December 1, 2020