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UCUP speaker in front of “Honor the Martyrs,” UCUP’s 23,000-flag art installation.

UCUP Stages Die-In at Pret a Manger, Protests Israel Consul General’s Meeting With Alivisatos

By Katherine Weaver and Lucas Frisancho / January 28, 2024
More than two dozen students and faculty entered Pret a Manger and lay on the floor with white roses on their chests during the “die-in.”
UCUP art installation on the quad.

UCUP Installs 23,000 Flags on Quad in Memory of Palestinians Killed

By Katherine Weaver / January 24, 2024
The art installation on the quad honors Palestinians killed in Gaza after October 7.
Student Marshals and members of the University Police outside Rosenwald Hall during the UCUP sit in.

All Charges Dropped Against UCUP Sit-In Protestors

By Tiffany Li / December 23, 2023
The decision to charge protesters broke with University precedent.
Protestors rallied outside ISAC

In New Strategy, Pro-Palestine Demonstrators Protest Directly to Admissions Tour Groups

By Emma Janssen / November 11, 2023
UCUP directed its messaging specifically to prospective students and families through a day of chants, speeches, and rallies.
Supporters of Israel and Palestine confront each other during rallies on the quad

Emotions Run High on Quad as UChicago Jewish Student Groups and SJP Stage Opposing Protests

By Emma Janssen / October 19, 2023
As both sides attempted to drown the other out, students shared their motivations for protesting and personal stakes in the conflict.
SJP and other supporters of Palestine chalked pathways and created signs during a demonstration on the quad

SJP Begins Daily Quad Protest Advocating Palestinian Liberation

By Emma Janssen / October 16, 2023
The protesters called on the University to divest from corporations that support Israel.
Multiple students are standing, facing away from the camera holding signs over their backs. The signs have slogans protesting Israel.

Israel-Palestine Takes Center Stage with Multiple Demonstrations on the Quad

By The Maroon Staff / October 16, 2023
Multiple groups demonstrated on the quad in support of either side of the conflict in Israel and Palestine.
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens was announced as the speaker for the 2023 Class Day ceremony in a press release on February 22.

Student Coalition Condemns Bret Stephens’s Class Day Invitation in Joint Statement

By Austin Zeglis / June 2, 2023
The statement, coauthored by six student organizations, called Stephens a “racist ideologue” and has garnered nearly 300 signatures.
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens was announced as the speaker for the 2023 Class Day ceremony in a press release on February 22.

The Provocative, Polarizing Prose of 2023 Class Day Speaker Bret Stephens

By Austin Zeglis / April 2, 2023
Stephens (A.B. ’95), a New York Times opinion columnist, addressed the criticism he has faced for his columns on Israeli-Arab relations, Jewish intelligence, and the Iraq War in a conversation with The Maroon.
A photo of Cobb Hall.

SJP Condemns University Response to Protest as a Sign of Bias

By Naina Purushothaman / February 9, 2023
“We can confidently say that students were within their right to protest but treated as guilty and purposely obstructed by administrators and UCPD throughout the action,” an SJP member said.
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