NEWS

Meghan Hendrix

University Reports 469 Cases and Potential Isolate-in-Place Protocol

By Anu Vashist and Eric Fang

The University experienced a 6.34 percent positivity rate and announced a possible isolation-in-place policy for on-campus residents.

January 14, 2022

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6:50 p.m.

Oren Oppenheim

Hyde Park Refugee Project Hires UChicago Students to Help Ease the Arrival of Refugee Families

By Neive Rodriguez

“It’s really important for UChicago to get involved with the surrounding community because the community could benefit so much from an institution with so many resources,” co-director Lisa Jenschke said.

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January 11, 2022

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7:46 p.m.

Matthew Lee

#CareNotCops Reflects on Halloween Cop Watching and Police Abolition

By Anu Vashist

#CareNotCops participated in Halloween programming organized by Good Kids Mad City in response to increased police presence.

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January 11, 2022

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7:37 p.m.

Institute of Politics

Former General Stanley McChrystal Discusses War in Afghanistan, Risk Management, and Disinformation

By Zachary Leiter

McChrystal also shared his perspective on insularity and division in the United States.

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January 11, 2022

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7:27 p.m.

Allen Abbott

Allen Abbott Named New President of Undergraduate Student Government

By Michael McClure

Abbott, previously the executive vice president of internal affairs, will assume the position after Natalie Wang, who was first in USG’s line of succession, declined the offer.

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January 11, 2022

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5:55 p.m.

UChicago Medicine

UChicago Medicine Helps Local High Schoolers Navigate Health-Care Careers for Second Year

By Anu Vashist

The Heart and Vascular Center mentorship program, which was launched in 2020, pairs high school students on the South Side with health-care professionals and offers hands-on training.

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January 10, 2022

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11:09 p.m.

University of Chicago Website (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

UChicago Among Universities Sued for Antitrust Violations at Federal Court

By Nikhil Jaiswal and Yiwen Lu

The 16 universities named in the lawsuit used a shared formula to determine financial aid, resulting in a higher net cost of attendance for the more than 170,000 students alleged to have been overcharged by a sum total of hundreds of millions of dol…

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January 10, 2022

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Meghan Hendrix

University Reports Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases Since Reporting Began

By Yiwen Lu and Roshini Balan

With winter quarter looming, UChicago reported 481 new cases in the past week, a 109 percent increase from the previous update. The positivity rate increased from 0.52 percent during the last week of fall quarter to 9.45 percent.

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January 7, 2022

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11:56 p.m.

UChicago Medicine

UChicago Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges of Insider Trading

By Yiwen Lu

University professor and oncologist Daniel Catenacci was charged with securities fraud over obtaining more than $134,000 with insider knowledge he gained by overseeing a clinical trial performed at UChicago Medicine.

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January 5, 2022

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Lee Harris

University Adjusts Spring Quarter Exam Schedule as Winter Start Delayed; Convocation Date Unchanged

By Yiwen Lu

Non-graduating students will take final exams on the week of May 30, 2022, while graduating fourth-years will take their exams the preceding week so that the Convocation date of June 4 can remain as scheduled.

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December 31, 2021

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9:38 p.m.

The Gate

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Discusses Future of Republican Party and Reflects on Pandemic at IOP Event

By Zachary Leiter

Christie also shared his perspective on Donald Trump, police reform, critical race theory, and his personal battle with COVID-19.

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December 30, 2021

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6:57 p.m.

Meghan Hendrix

New Student Advocate’s Office at USG Aims to Help Students with Administrative and Disciplinary Procedures

By Peter Maheras

The office will provide individualized support for students in cases within three divisions: conduct, housing, and financial aid.

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December 29, 2021

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10:22 p.m.

Eric Fang

“We Are All at Risk of Getting Displaced”: Woodlawn Residents and Local Organizations Host Town Hall to Protest Gentrification

By Eric Fang

“A lot of people in this neighborhood are proud to have the Obama Center here as long as it serves the people and does not push them out.”

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December 25, 2021

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8:26 a.m.

Eric Fang

Murdered Alum Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng Honored in Memorial at Rockefeller Chapel

By Eric Fang

“Although his life was cut short, Dennis had an extraordinary impact on this world and on the many people who knew and loved him.”

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December 24, 2021

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8:40 p.m.

Adyant Kanakamedala

Start of Winter Quarter Delayed by Week, Classes Go Online First Two Weeks

By Nikhil Jaiswal

Students in on-campus housing will be allowed to move back into the dorms on January 20.

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December 23, 2021

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4:36 p.m.

UChicago News

Former UChicago Faculty Member David Card Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics

By Austin Zeglis

David Card, economics professor at UC Berkeley and former UChicago faculty member, reflects on his accomplishments and the field of economics as it stands today.

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December 22, 2021

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3:52 p.m.

Yiwen Lu

University Requires COVID-19 Booster Shots for Winter Quarter; No Plan for Remote Learning yet

By Yiwen Lu

While other Chicago-area quarter system schools, such as DePaul and Northwestern, announced temporary remote instruction, UChicago has not yet changed winter quarter plans.

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December 20, 2021

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10:08 p.m.