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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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UCPD on the quad.

UCPD Presence on Quad Reduced as a Precondition for Negotiations with the Encampment, per UCUP

By Nikhil Jaiswal / May 5, 2024
When asked to comment, the University referred the Maroon to a statement confirming that substantive negotiations with organizers were ongoing.
UCPD separated two groups of demonstrators on the center of the quad.

UCPD in Riot Gear Separate Protesters as Quad Tensions Escalate

By Peter Maheras / May 3, 2024
Roughly two dozen officers separated two groups of demonstrators who faced each other in the center of the quad.
UCPD Officers Union Alleges Wage Discrepancies and Bad Faith Bargaining

UCPD Officers Union Alleges Wage Discrepancies and Bad Faith Bargaining

By Elena Eisenstadt / April 27, 2024
The union reports that the University has spent more than $120,000 paying back officers over the past year for missed longevity and annual increases.
Associate Vice President for Safety & Security Eric M. Heath.

Eric M. Heath Talks Campus Safety, Security Alerts, and Changes to the Lyft Program

By Amy Ma / February 27, 2024
Associate Vice President for Safety and Security Eric M. Heath discussed recent initiatives in campus safety and transportation undertaken by the department.
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 and chanted outside of Rosenwald Hall on November 9, 2023.

UCPD Arrests Protesters Engaged in Admissions Office Sit-In and Faculty Members

At 6:15 p.m., UCUP protesters engaged in a sit-in at the admissions office were arrested by University police officers and began to be processed inside adjacent Walker Museum.
A UCPD vehicle.

University Officials Float Further Lyft Ride Cuts in Webinar Following Robberies

By Arjun Mazumdar / October 30, 2023
Heath discussed expanding UCPD and potentially scaling back the Lyft program further.
A UCPD officer shines his flashlight next to a UCPD squad car.

UCPD Apprehends Grey Kia and Suspect Involved in String of Robberies

By Neive Rodriguez / October 27, 2023
The stolen vehicle was pursued by UCPD until it crashed at the intersection of 55th Street and Indiana Avenue.
A UCPD vehicle.

University Reports Four Armed Robberies Near Campus During Family Weekend

By Sabrina Chang / October 16, 2023
The University shared an update on the robberies and provided information and resources to receive timely updates on off-campus crimes in an email. 
The ramp at the entrance of Regenstein Library.

Reg, Hutchinson Commons Evacuated Following Police Report of Armed Person

By The Maroon Staff / April 25, 2023
At 7:39 p.m., the Chicago Police Department’s communications division told The Maroon that the threat was “non–bona fide.” The University later confirmed that there was no evidence of a shooting.
International Students Weigh in on Campus Safety Over a Year After Fatal Shootings

International Students Weigh in on Campus Safety Over a Year After Fatal Shootings

By Sabrina Chang and Tian Tian Xu / April 24, 2023
Over one year ago, Yiran Fan and Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng were killed in tragic shooting incidents near campus. Since then, students and faculty have rallied for better safety but have taken different approaches to the issue.
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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