VIEWPOINTS

Zachary Leiter

The Professor Prism: A Lesson on Identity

Cherie Fernandes

Identity is an essential piece of context for the classroom.

December 1, 2021

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6:01 p.m.

COLUMNS

We’re Too Old, Horny, Stressed, and Wide for Twin XLs

Henry Cantor

The University should invest in better beds to help address better sleep and mental health on campus.

December 1, 2021

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5:29 p.m.

The Lululemonification of Hyde Park

Luke Contreras

The opening of a Lululemon is just the next item on the University’s long résumé of gentrification.

November 26, 2021

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6:06 p.m.

Abolish Tenure

Clark Kovacs

Tenure is an outdated system that cheapens instruction quality and impedes diversity.

November 19, 2021

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4:15 p.m.

I Hate to Burst Your Bubble, But…

Cherie Fernandes

Hyper-personalized social media is an echo chamber.

November 17, 2021

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4:54 p.m.

The Art of War: Professor V Student

Geoffrey Rees and Annabelle Chan

Should professors create environments where students feel completely free to speak their minds or should students appreciate professors who hold students to higher standards of argumentation?

November 16, 2021

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2:31 p.m.

Golden Corridor

Maya Ordonez

A step off campus is a step towards a deeper understanding of our community and your place in it.

November 12, 2021

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4:22 p.m.

Going Off Mute

Rachel Ong

Returning to in-person school can be daunting to introverted students, but embracing the discomfort can open us up to new experiences.

November 11, 2021

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3:53 p.m.

Fairies, Friendships, and FOMO

Irene Qi

First years still finding their place on campus and forming their friend groups don’t need to feel pressured by what they see on social media.

November 10, 2021

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5:44 p.m.

A Pantheon of Loneliness

Annie Dhal

Loneliness is a space of creation and self-discovery UChicago students need to embrace.

November 8, 2021

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4:42 p.m.

We’re All in this Together: The UChicago Community Needs to be More Flexible with Sick or Ill Students

Jennifer Rivera

Section attendance requirements punish students for illnesses beyond their control.

November 2, 2021

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5:36 p.m.

From (Resident) Head to Toe

Luke Contreras

Resident Heads are crucial to creating inclusive, supportive communities that give us the tools to succeed in our professional or academic futures.

October 25, 2021

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8:14 p.m.

Investigate the CSSA

Clark Kovacs

The genesis of Chinese Students and Scholars Associations (CSSAs) in the U.S. in conjunction with the UChicago CSSA’s recent attempts to stifle Nathan Law’s speech warrant an investigation into whether the CSSA is controlled by the CCP.

August 19, 2021

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1:30 p.m.

A Multistory Failure: How UChicago’s Housing Plan Disappoints

Luke Contreras

The University’s rapid expansion of the on-campus housing system fails students in lackluster architecture, economic costs, and absence of house culture.

August 2, 2021

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3:11 p.m.

Deceptive Depictions

Maya Ordonez

The University should embrace Hyde Park’s influence on the student experience and replace misleading promotional photos.

July 25, 2021

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9:05 a.m.

A Gentle Fall Back Into the Swing of Things

Luke Contreras

To recover from the effects of the pandemic successfully, the University needs to give students space to ease back into normal this fall.

June 28, 2021

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10:19 a.m.

OP-EDS

After Another Student Death, the University Must Act

By Rob Vail

To ensure the safety of our campus, the University must be more reliable in its communications, improve student transportation options, and use its resources to foster a better future for the South Side.

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December 2, 2021

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10:46 a.m.

Stella Bevacqua

At the Forefront of Medicine: My Summer Involuntary Hospitalization

By Cassidy Wilson

A neuroscience student reflects on the psychiatric system’s failure to care for its patients.

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November 9, 2021

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12:54 p.m.

Sofia Capua Montoto

At the Forefront of Medicine: My Summer Involuntary Hospitalization

By Cassidy Wilson

A neuroscience student reflects on the psychiatric system’s failure to care for its patients.

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November 8, 2021

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7:04 p.m.

The CSSA’s False Law and Order Narratives

By Anonymous

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association’s statement advocating for the censorship of Hong Kong activist Nathan Law ignores institutional violence, and it is contrary to UChicago’s commitment to democracy and open inquiry.

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June 12, 2021

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9:40 p.m.

Not to Pop Your Bubble, but Balloons Have No Place at Graduation

By Tamima Itani

Balloons carry massive environmental consequences that should simply disqualify them from graduation decor.

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June 10, 2021

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9:13 a.m.

Jad Dahshan

Join the Incoming USG in Standing with Palestine

By Eyshe Beirich

“The Incoming USG’s Recent Statement in Support of BDS Is Tone-Deaf” claims to speak for all Jews on campus—it doesn’t. The incoming USG’s statement supporting BDS was a principled and necessary stance in the fight for Palestinian liberation, on cam…

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June 1, 2021

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6:30 p.m.

The Incoming USG’s Recent Statement in Support of BDS Is Tone-Deaf—Listen to Your Constituents

By Ben Gerhardt

The incoming Undergraduate Student Government recently released a statement supporting BDS in light of the escalation in Israel—I ask they listen more closely to their constituents before publishing such needlessly inflammatory statements.

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May 29, 2021

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10:51 a.m.

Not Just Youth, Not Just You: Get Vaccinated

By Julianna Rossi

As someone at risk for a severe case of COVID-19, I know that the vaccine is needed on college campuses, despite what some are saying.

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May 28, 2021

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3:16 p.m.

Jinna Lee

Water For All

By Felix De Simone

Our city faces issues of unequal water access and toxicity—it’s time to act.

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May 22, 2021

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10:38 a.m.

Darya Foroohar

Hybrid Learning Helps

By Reed Forrester

UChicago should retain options for hybrid schooling even after the pandemic is over.

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May 19, 2021

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8:50 a.m.

LETTERS

Questions for University Administration After Third Fatal Student Shooting

By Kai Vetteth

The University’s response to the recent shootings has been insufficient—it’s time for substantive change.

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November 19, 2021

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8:44 p.m.

Recent Maroon Coverage Misleads Readers

By Gary Tubb and Daniel Morgan

Letter to the Editor

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November 19, 2021

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3:32 p.m.

A Royal Mess: Crown School Turns Its Back on Social Work Students

By Social Work Students for Remote Learning

The Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice fails its students in both social policy and social practice.

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September 30, 2021

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3:54 p.m.

An Open Letter to President Paul Alivisatos

By Faculty Forward

Faculty Forward welcomes President Alivisatos to campus and highlights the most pressing changes needed.

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September 21, 2021

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8:23 a.m.

Suha Chang

A People’s Library and a People’s University

By Library Activist Network at UChicago

The UChicago Library Activist Network stands with the UChicago Student Activist Network and sets forth parallel demands to create a transformative and community-based library.

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July 28, 2021

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9:36 p.m.

We Need the OPC

By Josef Michael Carr

As a community member, I strongly support the OPC and look forward to the transformation it will bring.

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May 5, 2021

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1:37 p.m.

The Police Murdered A Latino Boy Named Adam

By Adam Zabner

In response to the murder of Adam Toledo, we must take to the streets and take action.

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April 22, 2021

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8:01 a.m.

Correcting Vice President Alex Levi’s Unsubstantiated Claims

By Student Government Transition Committee

The Transition Committee contests a series of claims made by Vice President Alex Levi and encourages students to vote “Yes” on the spring constitutional referendum.

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April 20, 2021

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4:58 p.m.

EDITORIALS

What We're Thankful For

By Maroon Editorial Board

Per tradition, The Maroon editorial board does its best to practice gratitude.

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November 25, 2021

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2 p.m.

To Understand the April Outbreak, We Must Recognize Administrative Failures

By Maroon Editorial Board

Fraternity parties are not the only cause of UChicago’s recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

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May 24, 2021

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2 p.m.

Offset The Upset: A New Calendar Requires New Policies

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University must implement the ancillary changes suggested by the Committee to Review the Academic Calendar.

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May 14, 2021

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3 p.m.

With Optimism, Vote Thrive

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Maroon Editorial Board endorses the Thrive Slate in this year’s Student Government executive slate election.

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April 21, 2021

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8 a.m.

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

How The University of Chicago Can Better Serve the South Side

By Maroon Editorial Board

Over the past four months, The Maroon Editorial Board deliberated how the University of Chicago can improve its relationship with the South Side. This series, the product of interviews with various community members, activists, and University associ…

FEATURE

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April 1, 2021

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5:22 p.m.

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

Shaping the Conversation: The Maroon’s Role in Reporting on Race, Equity, and Opportunity on the South Side

By Maroon Editorial Board

To overhaul our reporting standards on racial equity, we have established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion board as a starting point.

FEATURE

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March 30, 2021

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7:55 p.m.

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

To Repair Historic Harm, the University Must Endow South Siders With Capital and Control

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University should fund a Center for Reparative Justice and incorporate a Community Board into the Office of Civic Engagement to direct their initiatives on the South Side.

FEATURE

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March 30, 2021

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7:50 p.m.

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

It’s Time for UChicago To Rethink Its Development Strategy

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University’s self-interested development strategy has long displaced low-income Southsiders. It must take direct action to support affordable housing in the area and create an institutional framework to ensure that its development decisions are …

FEATURE

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March 30, 2021

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7:48 p.m.

University of Chicago Photographic Archive

To Be a Better Neighbor on the South Side, UChicago Must Begin on Its Own Campus

By Maroon Editorial Board

UChicago must make its physical spaces more accessible and open its academic and professional resources to the South Side.

FEATURE

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March 30, 2021

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7:44 p.m.

Eric Allix Rogers/Flickr

An Exercise in Gratitude With The Maroon Staff

By Maroon Staff

We're not the first to tell you this is an unusual Thanksgiving. But maybe we can give you some ideas about how to spend the break.

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November 26, 2020

Marco Verch

What We're Thankful For

By Maroon Editorial Board

Per tradition, The Maroon editorial board does its best to practice gratitude.

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November 24, 2020

Caroline Kubzansky

As Chicago's Caseload Soars, the University and Its Community Must be a Part of the Solution

By Maroon Editorial Board

As Chicago enters a new stay-at-home advisory period, it’s on the University to respond to skyrocketing cases with more robust testing and informational measures, and on its members to take advantage of these programs and stay home.

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November 20, 2020

Euirim Choi

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up About Zimmer’s Replacement

By Maroon Editorial Board

The president ultimately reports to the trustees, and they have given no signs of wanting a new direction for Zimmer’s successor.

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November 12, 2020

Christine Schmidt

Dear First-Years: The World Has Slowed Down. So Can We.

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Maroon Editorial Board urges incoming students to prioritize rest and community-building as they begin their time at UChicago—not just academics.

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September 27, 2020

University of Chicago

UChicago Can and Should Lobby the Federal Government

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Maroon calls on the University to take its clout with the federal government more seriously, especially when it acts alongside other institutions.

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September 27, 2020

Emma Dyer

COVID-19 Testing Should be Mandatory for University of Chicago Students

By Maroon Editorial Board

Mandatory universal testing should form a cornerstone of the University's plan to reopen this fall. Currently, the University's testing plan is inadequate and creates unnecessary risks in an already uncertain quarter.

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September 13, 2020

Miles Burton

What’s Missing From the Reopening Plan? A Contingency Plan and Communication

By Maroon Editorial Board

Given the University’s decision to reopen campus, the institution owes its members information about how many infections it will tolerate before changing plans—and frequent updates about just how close to that change in plans we are.

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September 11, 2020

Lee Harris

Do Better Than the UChicago Health Pact

By Maroon Editorial Board

In the absence of stronger expectations from the University around mitigating the spread of COVID-19, UChicago students must buy into prevention measures themselves—at the peril of their fellow students and the South Side.

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September 11, 2020

SUBMISSIONS

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