NEWS

Jeremy Lindenfeld

University Reports 17 New Cases of COVID-19 in Seventh Week

By Hamza Jilani

Illinois began increasing eligibility for Phase 1b of the vaccine rollout on Thursday, February 25.

February 26, 2021

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6:07 p.m.

Pete Grieve

Survivors of Police Torture Share Their Stories at Invisible Institute Event

By Roshini Balan

The event commemorated the launch of the Chicago Police Torture Archive, an online archive of police violence against Black Chicagoans in the 1970s–90s.

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February 26, 2021

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12:59 p.m.

Suah Oh

BFI and WBEZ Collaborate on New Podcast, 'The Pie'

By Basil Egli

The podcast aims to make economics accessible for listeners.

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February 26, 2021

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12:58 p.m.

UChicago News

Paul Alivisatos Selected as University’s 14th President

By Miles Burton

Alivisatos comes to Chicago from UC Berkeley, where he serves as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

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February 26, 2021

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11:06 a.m.

Tom Rossiter

Shady Dealer Plagiarizes COVID-19 Issue; Maroon Dismisses Two Staffers for Leaking Internal Documents

By Emma Dyer, Miles Burton, and Caroline Kubzansky

An editor at The Chicago Shady Dealer downloaded numerous internal Maroon files containing pre-publication elements of the paper’s upcoming COVID-19 special issue which are reproduced in The Dealer’s articles.

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February 24, 2021

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3:23 p.m.

UChicago Medicine

UCM To Create Medical Records for Student Body in Preparation for Vaccine Distribution

By Kate Mabus

The program will make all students who do not opt out of a UCM medical record eligible for a vaccine during Phase 2, predicted to begin May 31.

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February 24, 2021

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2:24 p.m.

@CHIhungerstrike on Twitter

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

By Laura Gersony

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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2:15 p.m.

Caroline Kubzansky

Almost a Year Into Remote Learning, What Have We Learned?

By Hamza Jilani

UChicago faculty discuss the effects of remote learning on Chicago students and teachers as well as important takeaways from remote learning as Chicago Public Schools begin to reopen.

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February 22, 2021

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7:39 p.m.

University of Chicago

Law School Applications Up 20 Percent at UChicago, Consistent With Nationwide Trend

By Lukian Kling

Admissions officers at the UChicago Law School attribute the rise to job market instability induced by the pandemic.

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February 22, 2021

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7:10 p.m.

Matthew Lee

During Year of Coronavirus, Local Businesses Forced to Adapt

By Pranathi Posa

Businesses around Hyde Park have found themselves changing the way they operate to accommodate shifting COVID-19 restrictions.

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February 22, 2021

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6:35 p.m.

Andrew Goldblatt

University Reports 14 New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Plan for On-Campus Vaccine Clinic

By Yiwen Lu

The University announced plans to open an on-campus clinic with UChicago Medicine to vaccinate community members who will be eligible recipients during Phase 1c and Phase 2.

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February 19, 2021

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5:31 p.m.

Oren Oppenheim

UChicago Black Metropolis Research Consortium Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Black History Month Exhibit

By Rachel Wan

The exhibit, which showcases the history of the consortium and the African Diaspora in Chicago, is available online and in person.

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February 18, 2021

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7:18 p.m.

VIA Productions and Breezy Lucia/FIRE

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

By Laura Gersony

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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11:01 a.m.

Pete Grieve

UChicago Dining to Expand Maroon Dollars Use and Implement Pre-Ordering, Following CC Initiative

By Anushka Harve

Maroon Dollars may soon be able to be used at off-campus businesses like Insomnia Cookies and Seoul Taco, and students will have the option to pre-order food in campus cafés and Hutchinson Commons by fall 2021.

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February 17, 2021

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9:30 p.m.

Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times/Pool

What the Plan for Reopening CPS Contains

By Pranathi Posa

The all-member CTU vote passed the plan with a margin of 13,681 in favor and 6,585 opposed.

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February 15, 2021

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5:21 p.m.

UChicago Medicine

Sonali Smith Becomes First Woman to Be Appointed Chief of the Section of Hematology/Oncology at UChicago Medicine

By Lukian Kling

In the medical world, only 15 to 20 percent of leadership positions are filled by women, a statistic Smith is trying to change.

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February 14, 2021

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10:07 p.m.

Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Karen Lewis, Former CTU President, Education Advocate, and Hyde Park Native, Dies at 67

By Michael McClure

Lewis was known as a staunch defender of public education during her tenure as president of the Chicago Teachers’ Union.

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February 14, 2021

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9:56 p.m.