The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

O-Issue 2023

O-Issue 2023

By The Maroon Staff / September 19, 2023
Welcome to UChicago! Get to know your home for the next four years with the 2023 edition of The Maroon's annual Orientation Issue.
Courtesy of Melina Hale

The Mayor of Our Small Town: An Interview With Dean of the College Melina Hale

By Austin Zeglis / September 19, 2023

It is not uncommon for the University’s administration to undergo some reshuffling each summer, as evidenced by Melina E. Hale’s ascension to dean of the College on July 1. Hale spoke to The Maroon about...

Community members march through campus as a part of a UChicago Against Displacement rally in February 2023.

Student Activism Organizations on Campus

By Naina Purushothaman / September 19, 2023
Here are some of UChicago’s many student activism and advocacy organizations on campus.
Brandon Johnson holding a microphone and gesturing with his left hand as Paul Vallas sits next to him

Chicago Politics in 2023: What You Need to Know

By Sabrina Chang / September 19, 2023
The key players and the key issues to keep in mind.
University President Paul Alivisatos

Getting to Know Your University Administrators

By Austin Zeglis / September 19, 2023
A summary of University leadership for first-years and continuing students alike
Ida Noyes Hall

Finding Your Flock: Your Guide to Affinity Spaces and Cultural Organizations on Campus

By Naina Purushothaman / September 19, 2023
Here are some of UChicago’s many student affinity spaces and cultural organizations on campus.

How to Navigate Chicago’s Transit System

By Bianca Jortner / September 19, 2023
Your guide to getting around Hyde Park and the rest of Chicago for cheap (or for free)
The admissions office housed in Rosenwald Hall.

Everything You Need to Know about Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard

By Shinjini Chakraborty / September 19, 2023
Simplifying a complex affirmative action case and its potential impacts on UChicago.
Jay Berwanger’s 1935 Heisman Trophy.

Brains Over Brawn: How Football Found Its Place at UChicago

By Leo Vernor / September 19, 2023
Utter dominance, abolition, and the largest kazoo in the world: The story of the Chicago Maroons is a struggle between academic excellence and athletic prowess.
“The Masque of Youth” mural by Jessie Arms Botke. Courtesy of the University of Chicago.

The Masque of Youth

By Elena Eisenstadt / September 19, 2023

“The Masque of Youth” is a 1918 mural by Chicago artist Jessie Arms Botke, located in the third-floor theater of Ida Noyes Hall. It depicts a ritual performance—a “masque”—common in 17th-century...

A student hotspot, Ex Libris provides a large study space as well as some of the most inventive drinks on campus.

An Incidental Goodness: In Search of a Third Place at UChicago

By Josie Barboriak / September 19, 2023
UChicago’s coffee shops are vital centers of social life. How can the social theory of the third place illuminate the roles various coffee shops play in our communities?
Nineteen Years Later

Nineteen Years Later

By Elizabeth Goetz / September 19, 2023
Class of 2008 alumna's advice for her first-year self
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