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UChicago Crime Lab

UChicago Crime Lab Founds Community Safety Leadership Academies to Train Police Leaders

By Peter Maheras

The academy will include training for both police and violence intervention organizations to address public safety through community-based prevention.

May 19, 2022

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Jeremy Lindenfeld

Undergraduate Student Government Launches Mental Health Fund

By Solana Adedokun

A committee of students, faculty, staff, and mental health experts will review proposals to improve mental wellness on campus and distribute $10,000 in funding across the selected projects.

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May 18, 2022

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6:39 p.m.

The Maroon Staff

First-Year Sells Desserts to Benefit Ukraine

By Kayla Rubenstein

First-year Jonah Herrera-Dodd has raised and donated $1,200 to Project HOPE to benefit Ukraine through bake sales.

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May 18, 2022

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1:09 p.m.

Meghan Hendrix

Updated COVID-19 Guidance Recommends Masking Indoors

By Sabrina Chang

Latest UChicago Forward email reports increased number of new cases and close contacts from previous week.

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May 18, 2022

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1:02 p.m.

George Li

Startup for Novel Organ Preservation Technology Wins College New Venture Challenge

By Joachim Laurent

OrganX Scientific aims to design a method for transporting organs that allows them to last longer with fewer risks.

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May 18, 2022

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10:06 a.m.

DNAinfo

Former UCPD Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse, Misconduct for Assaulting Fellow Officer

By Emma Janssen

On May 3, Alfred Olson was charged with three felony counts for allegedly assaulting a female UCPD officer while he was on duty in January 2021.

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May 17, 2022

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Weston Game Lab

New Course Discusses Video Game Design and How Gaming Has Shaped History

By Zhijie Huang

Gaming History, taught this spring by history professors Brad Bolman and Katherine Buse, showed students how to analyze and conduct research on video games.

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May 15, 2022

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Robert Kozloff

University Officials Reflect on Late President Sonnenschein’s Legacy of Reform at Memorial Service

By Neive Rodriguez

At the service for Sonnenschein, who died in July 2021, Board of Trustees chair Joseph Neubauer also revealed that the University accepted only 5 percent of applicants this year, a record low.

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May 15, 2022

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3:05 p.m.

Yiwen Lu

University Launches Council to Obtain Community Input on Public Safety Decisions

By Peter Maheras

The Public Safety Advisory Council will be a permanent body and will include student representatives, faculty members, parents, and South Side residents.

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May 10, 2022

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9:59 p.m.

Meghan Hendrix

College Council Elects 2022-2023 Chair and Vice Chair

By Casey Kim

Connor Lee and Jordyn Flaherty will become the next Chair and Vice Chair of College Council, respectively.

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May 10, 2022

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10:19 a.m.

Hugo Smith

In Millennium Park, #CareNotCops Stands in Solidarity Against Boeing

By Hugo Smith

Students protested the Boeing Company’s arms manufacturing and ties with the City of Chicago, claiming that Boeing profits from war and enables oppression globally.

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May 9, 2022

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5:21 p.m.

Meghan Hendrix

Students Report Being Turned Away From COVID-19 Testing at Walker Museum

By Emma Janssen

Many students sought testing at Walker after learning of exposures but were turned away and told not to worry.

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May 8, 2022

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9:40 p.m.

UChicago Medicine

New UChicago Study Measures How THC Affects Adolescents’ Cognition and Behavior

By Sabrina Chang

Research from professor Harriet de Wit’s lab puts cannabis myths to the test and examines the effects of cannabis on cognitive functioning.

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May 8, 2022

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6:48 p.m.

Meghan Hendrix

Campus COVID-19 Cases Decline Amid Increase in City of Chicago’s Risk Level

By Peter Maheras

The latest UChicago Forward email reminded individuals with symptoms to stay home but mentioned no changes to University COVID-19 policies.

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May 6, 2022

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8:44 p.m.

Nikhil Jaiswal

Campus Unions Commemorate May Day and Protest Gentrification at Rally in Nichols Park

By Nikhil Jaiswal

The UChicago Labor Council, campus labor unions, and community organizations rallied in Nichols Park and marched through Hyde Park in a show of solidarity this Sunday.

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May 3, 2022

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12:19 p.m.

Eric Allix Rogers/Flickr

Doc Films and Night Owls Collaborate for Movie Screening and Discussion

By Noah Glasgow

The student film society and philosophy lecture series co-hosted a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s new film A Hero and broke down the ethics that drive the film’s conflict.

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May 1, 2022

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6:42 p.m.

University of Chicago

University Cuts Funding for Competitive Prize Lectureships by More Than Half

By Neive Rodriguez

This spring, prize lectureships for teaching a quarter-long class were cut from $5,000 to $2,000.

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April 30, 2022

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3:19 p.m.