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Members of Faculty for Justice in Palestine stage a die-in in front of Levi Hall.

Faculty For Justice in Palestine Stage Die-In at Levi Hall

By Katherine Weaver / May 17, 2024
After UCPD raided the pro-Palestine encampment last Tuesday, FJP hosted a teach-in on the quad followed by a die-in outside of Levi Hall.
Pro-Palestine students and faculty rally in front of Levi Hall after Tuesday morning’s raid.

UCUP Holds Press Conference on Encampment Raid

By Nathaniel Rodwell-Simon / May 11, 2024
Organizers spoke about the aftermath of Tuesday morning’s raid, which cleared the “UChicago Popular University for Gaza” encampment nine days after its inception on April 29.
UCUP protestors begin their march from in front of Levi Hall.

Pro-Palestine Protesters Hold Quad Rally and March Through Campus

The protest comes as a growing number of students at universities across the country have set up tents on campus spaces to protest the war in Gaza.
Protestors on the quad hold signs in support of Palestine and condemning Israel.

SJP Marches in Solidarity with Rafah, Condemns Disciplinary Hearing

By Amy Ma / February 22, 2024
Friday’s rally was held on the same day as the University’s disciplinary hearing against SJP.
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 24, 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 20, 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.
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