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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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An Admissions Tour with a Time-Traveler
Columns
An Admissions Tour with a Time-Traveler
By Nicolas Posner / May 23, 2024
Reflections on What Not to Miss
Autistic at UChicago
Columns
Autistic at UChicago
By Michael McClure / May 23, 2024
Former Maroon managing editor Michael McClure reflects on how being diagnosed with autism affected his college experience and his career as a student journalist.
A Phoenix Rising: My UChicago Rebirth
Columns
A Phoenix Rising: My UChicago Rebirth
By Solana Adedokun / May 23, 2024
On the trials and tribulations of college and emerging with my head held high
Against Playing It Cool
Columns
Against Playing It Cool
By Jessica Zang / May 7, 2024

My goal for this quarter? Stop trying to play it cool. I can’t lie; I am always instinctively flattered when the occasional person tells me...

The Ancient Virtues Will Not Save You
Columns
The Ancient Virtues Will Not Save You
By Nicolas Posner / April 22, 2024

In the year 4000, an explorer trudged through the swamp-choked asphalt runs that feed into Lake Michigan. In the southern reaches, a complex...

2024 USG Endorsement: The Timing’s Just Right with “Better Slate Than Never” Slate
Editorial
2024 USG Endorsement: The Timing’s Just Right with “Better Slate Than Never” Slate
By Maroon Editorial Board / April 15, 2024

With spring marking a new election cycle for Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the Maroon Editorial Board invited the 2024 candidates to...

A UCPD vehicle.
Editorial
Student Safety Should Be About Students
By The Maroon Editorial Board / February 22, 2024

"Your campus is on the South Side?” We all know that expression of concern from well-meaning relatives and neighbors when we tell them where...

Saieh Hall as seen from the quad.
Editorial
Revisiting Our Rankings
By Maroon Editorial Board / February 1, 2024

The University of Chicago prides itself on being different; if it were a member of Gen Z, it’d probably say it’s not like other girls. The...

What We’re Thankful For
Editorial
What We’re Thankful For
By Maroon Editorial Board / November 29, 2023

It’s been a long two years since the Maroon Editorial Board wrote an article about what we’re thankful for. Did you miss us? Whether or not...

A Hollow Core
Editorial
A Hollow Core
By Maroon Editorial Board / August 15, 2023

If there’s a maxim for the Core, it’s this: If you’re learning how to think, you’re not learning the subject. And if you’re only learning...

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Letter
A Message to the Protesters From Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. / May 3, 2024

To the shock of many, demonstrations against the horror in Gaza are spreading across the country, and the young leaders of this movement are...

A Statement from a Group of Concerned Jewish and Israeli Students and Faculty
Letter
A Statement from a Group of Concerned Jewish and Israeli Students and Faculty
May 3, 2024

We are a group of Jewish and Israeli students and faculty at the University of Chicago. We are watching with apprehension as our campus is transformed...

Resetting the Record
Letter
Resetting the Record
By Nora Holmes / March 24, 2024

Editor's Note: This article is a formal response to The Maroon's 2/15/24 article on DEI within UChicago XC. In January of 2024, a team member...

Inside Rosenwald Hall during a sit-in conducted by UCUP in 2023.
Letter
Admin Is Trying to Silence Us for Speaking Up About Palestine. We Won’t Let That Happen.
By UChicago United for Palestine / February 9, 2024
After arresting 26 student protestors last quarter, the University required them to write disciplinary statements about their actions. Read excerpts from those statements here.
Letter
All Amazing, All Unequal
By Clifford Ando / December 21, 2023

Dear Maroon, I write in reply to Senior Advisor to the President John Boyer’s recent essay for The Maroon on the University of Chicago’s...

An Open Letter to President Alivisatos Concerning the Encampment and the Kalven Report
Op-Ed
An Open Letter to President Alivisatos Concerning the Encampment and the Kalven Report
May 13, 2024

Dear President Alivisatos, As instructors at the University of Chicago, we object—in the strongest possible terms—to your decision to...

In Times of Crisis, It Is Our Obligation as Members of a Scholarly Community to Practice “Deep Looking”
Op-Ed
In Times of Crisis, It Is Our Obligation as Members of a Scholarly Community to Practice “Deep Looking”
By Liz Denhup / May 6, 2024

Regardless of political beliefs, we can all agree that any loss of life is tragic and wish for a swift and peaceable end to hostilities in the...

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Op-Ed
A Message to the Protesters From Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. / May 3, 2024

To the shock of many, demonstrations against the horror in Gaza are spreading across the country, and the young leaders of this movement are...

A Statement from a Group of Concerned Jewish and Israeli Students and Faculty
Op-Ed
A Statement from a Group of Concerned Jewish and Israeli Students and Faculty
May 3, 2024

We are a group of Jewish and Israeli students and faculty at the University of Chicago. We are watching with apprehension as our campus is transformed...

An Open Letter to President Alivisatos and Provost Baicker Concerning the Pro-Palestine Encampment
Op-Ed
An Open Letter to President Alivisatos and Provost Baicker Concerning the Pro-Palestine Encampment
May 3, 2024

Dear President Alivisatos and Provost Baicker, Allowing the continued encampment of protesters on our main quad imposes the following significant...

On Expression and Disruption
Op-Ed
On Expression and Disruption
By Gabriel Winant / April 30, 2024

The Palestine solidarity encampment on the quad represents a significant trial for the University of Chicago’s frequently emphasized commitments...

The Preventable Death of Jean Carlos Martinez Rivero
Op-Ed
The Preventable Death of Jean Carlos Martinez Rivero
By Pranshu Bhardwaj / April 27, 2024

It is impossible to describe the loss parents experience with the death of their child. As physicians at a large children’s hospital in Chicago,...

A sticker posted on campus protesting President Paul Alivisatos’ recent meeting with the Israeli Consul General.
Op-Ed
How Little Does Palestinian Life Matter to the University of Chicago?
By Christopher Iacovetti / April 19, 2024

My first distinct recollection about Palestine dates back to late 2014. Israel had just concluded one of its periodic massacres in Gaza, slaughtering...

A Questionable Conflict of Interest
Op-Ed
A Questionable Conflict of Interest
By Rand Perry / April 17, 2024

This spring closes UChicago’s first full year with Provost Katherine Baicker, who brings an impressive résumé to her new role. However, one...

An Admissions Tour with a Time-Traveler
An Admissions Tour with a Time-Traveler
By Nicolas Posner / May 23, 2024
Reflections on What Not to Miss
Autistic at UChicago
Autistic at UChicago
By Michael McClure / May 23, 2024
Former Maroon managing editor Michael McClure reflects on how being diagnosed with autism affected his college experience and his career as a student journalist.
A Phoenix Rising: My UChicago Rebirth
A Phoenix Rising: My UChicago Rebirth
By Solana Adedokun / May 23, 2024
On the trials and tribulations of college and emerging with my head held high
An Open Letter to President Alivisatos Concerning the Encampment and the Kalven Report
An Open Letter to President Alivisatos Concerning the Encampment and the Kalven Report
May 13, 2024

Dear President Alivisatos, As instructors at the University of Chicago, we object—in the strongest possible terms—to your decision to...

Against Playing It Cool
Against Playing It Cool
By Jessica Zang / May 7, 2024

My goal for this quarter? Stop trying to play it cool. I can’t lie; I am always instinctively flattered when the occasional person tells me...

In Times of Crisis, It Is Our Obligation as Members of a Scholarly Community to Practice “Deep Looking”
In Times of Crisis, It Is Our Obligation as Members of a Scholarly Community to Practice “Deep Looking”
By Liz Denhup / May 6, 2024

Regardless of political beliefs, we can all agree that any loss of life is tragic and wish for a swift and peaceable end to hostilities in the...

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
A Message to the Protesters From Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. / May 3, 2024

To the shock of many, demonstrations against the horror in Gaza are spreading across the country, and the young leaders of this movement are...

A Statement from a Group of Concerned Jewish and Israeli Students and Faculty
A Statement from a Group of Concerned Jewish and Israeli Students and Faculty
May 3, 2024

We are a group of Jewish and Israeli students and faculty at the University of Chicago. We are watching with apprehension as our campus is transformed...

An Open Letter to President Alivisatos and Provost Baicker Concerning the Pro-Palestine Encampment
An Open Letter to President Alivisatos and Provost Baicker Concerning the Pro-Palestine Encampment
May 3, 2024

Dear President Alivisatos and Provost Baicker, Allowing the continued encampment of protesters on our main quad imposes the following significant...

On Expression and Disruption
On Expression and Disruption
By Gabriel Winant / April 30, 2024

The Palestine solidarity encampment on the quad represents a significant trial for the University of Chicago’s frequently emphasized commitments...

The Preventable Death of Jean Carlos Martinez Rivero
The Preventable Death of Jean Carlos Martinez Rivero
By Pranshu Bhardwaj / April 27, 2024

It is impossible to describe the loss parents experience with the death of their child. As physicians at a large children’s hospital in Chicago,...

The Ancient Virtues Will Not Save You
The Ancient Virtues Will Not Save You
By Nicolas Posner / April 22, 2024

In the year 4000, an explorer trudged through the swamp-choked asphalt runs that feed into Lake Michigan. In the southern reaches, a complex...

A sticker posted on campus protesting President Paul Alivisatos’ recent meeting with the Israeli Consul General.
How Little Does Palestinian Life Matter to the University of Chicago?
By Christopher Iacovetti / April 19, 2024

My first distinct recollection about Palestine dates back to late 2014. Israel had just concluded one of its periodic massacres in Gaza, slaughtering...

A Questionable Conflict of Interest
A Questionable Conflict of Interest
By Rand Perry / April 17, 2024

This spring closes UChicago’s first full year with Provost Katherine Baicker, who brings an impressive résumé to her new role. However, one...

2024 USG Endorsement: The Timing’s Just Right with “Better Slate Than Never” Slate
2024 USG Endorsement: The Timing’s Just Right with “Better Slate Than Never” Slate
By Maroon Editorial Board / April 15, 2024

With spring marking a new election cycle for Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the Maroon Editorial Board invited the 2024 candidates to...

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