VIEWPOINTS

Zachary Leiter

The Not-So-New Normal

Emma Weber

The University should prioritize in-person instruction.

January 22, 2022

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3:46 p.m.

COLUMNS

Immersion at Home

Sylvia Ebenbach

Before we study abroad, we should study in Chicago.

January 21, 2022

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2:05 p.m.

It Takes a Village: To Heal Hyde Park, Look to the World

Tejas Narayan

Understanding the role of police outside the United States is a critical asset in determining how we can build a safer, more inclusive community close to home.

January 18, 2022

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9:58 p.m.

Let’s Stop Political Pausing

Henry Cantor

We need to stop treating politics as a spiritual belief system because it discourages productive and practical discussions.

January 18, 2022

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12:47 p.m.

“Skip the Screen, Save the Green”: We Need the Crystal Gardens

Cherie Fernandes

The Navy Pier shouldn’t replace the real wildlife of Crystal Gardens with a paid simulation, and the UChicago community should advocate for this green attraction to stay.

January 16, 2022

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8:12 p.m.

Maroon Handcuffs: Why Dissatisfaction and Inaction Go Hand in Hand

Tejas Narayan

We can’t let the fear of alienation from the University paralyze us in pressuring the University to act.

January 16, 2022

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1:22 p.m.

Too Little, Too Late

Luke Contreras

The University’s decision to delay the return to campus was announced far too late.

January 11, 2022

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7:58 p.m.

The Maroon Should Mobilize Students

Rawan Abbas

Instead of simply covering events and producing opinion pieces, The Maroon should take a clear political stance and facilitate student demonstrations, rallies, and workshops.

January 7, 2022

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10:04 a.m.

The Maroon Needs to Earn Community Trust

Jennifer Rivera

Maroon leadership and writers alike must be more thoughtful and sensitive in our reporting in order to repair relationships with communities of color on campus.

December 27, 2021

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6:07 p.m.

Past the Paths of Childhood

Annie Dhal

As we return home for the holidays, we should hold onto the memories that have brought us here and be open to the growth that is still to come.

December 14, 2021

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6:18 p.m.

What If Hyde Park Residents Actually Want More Police?

Daniel Schmidt

Students are afraid to voice support for increased policing, even as long-time Hyde Park residents recognize the need for more UCPD.

December 10, 2021

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5:24 p.m.

The End of the Pipeline: Divest from Fossil Fuels

Tejas Narayan

UChicago’s failure to divest from fossil fuel investments directly contradicts its professed commitment to sustainability.

December 6, 2021

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8:21 p.m.

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.

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.

OP-EDS

What Are We Doing?

By Nick Rommel

In the search for our intellectual passions, "mistake" classes might be the answer.

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January 22, 2022

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3:28 p.m.

Holding Two Truths: Advocating for Safety Amid Cultural Barriers

By Zhaorui Wang

The cultural and political barriers between Chinese international students who participated in the November rally for safety and their critics contribute to the targeting and erasure of international student narratives.

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January 15, 2022

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6:36 p.m.

Stella Bevacqua

Reflections on Ceremony

By Natalie Hoge

As we come together again, take time to celebrate.

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January 13, 2022

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12:17 p.m.

Eva McCord

Get Your Head Out of the Snow

By Yun Zhu

UChicago Housing and Residence Life should open its kitchens.

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January 10, 2022

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8:32 p.m.

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.

Surviving UChicago

By Parul Kumar

Sexual assault on campus is rampant, and the future is uncertain—but we, as a community of survivors, will keep fighting.

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September 8, 2021

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8:43 a.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.

LETTERS

An Open Letter to Admin on Conditions of Return to Campus

By UChicago In This Together

Members of the University community call for a safe return to in-person learning and increased transparency on the decision process.

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January 20, 2022

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11:08 a.m.

We Want Safety

By Organizers of the 'We Want Safety' Rally

The organizers of the 'We Want Safety' rally clarify their mission.

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December 10, 2021

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2:26 p.m.

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.

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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