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We must recognize the Armenian genocide

We must recognize the Armenian genocide

By Olivia Deloian

April 23, 2018

“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Adolf Hitler asked in an August 1939 speech as he stood poised to occupy Poland and exterminate its Jewish population.As aghast as I ...

Police-involved shootings are gun violence, too

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2018

How many people must be shot until something is done?This question has been asked repeatedly after the nation witnessed dozens of mass shootings, but now we must ask that question of police-involved shootings that continue to take lives.On April 6, a University of Chicago police officer shot and wounded Charles Thomas, a student at the university who ran toward officers while carrying a metal pipe. It appeared Thomas was su...

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

February 26, 2018

Before current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley started her job, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gave her this advice: “Put yourself in your adversary’s shoes, understand ...

Chicago black history discovered through public art

Chicago black history discovered through public art

By Savannah Eadens

December 11, 2017

Black women are often a footnote in historical stories, said Shae Omonijo, a fourth year political science and human rights major at the University of Chicago. Omonijo is the co-founder of the Monument...

Obama’s ‘Intimate Portrait’ comes home

Obama’s ‘Intimate Portrait’ comes home

By Mackenzie Crosson

November 20, 2017

Envision one of Chicago’s most prominent political figures body-surfing on vacation in Hawaii; blocking his aide in a basketball game; singing along to Earth, Wind & Fire with his wife; sipping ...

Students will suffer if GOP, corporations have their way

Students will suffer if GOP, corporations have their way

November 13, 2017

After numerous attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the GOP pivoted its attention to reforming the U.S. tax code. Unfortunately, the proposal is nothing more than a scathing spending ...

Offensive costumes: all tricks, no treats

Offensive costumes: all tricks, no treats

October 30, 2017

Dressing up on Halloween is an age-old tradition deriving from the Celts, but in the past few years, interest has spiked in politically incorrect costumes, according to statistics from Google Trends. This year, schools such as the University of Texas at Austin and the Uni...

Earliest nuclear reactor’s 75th anniversary commemorated

Earliest nuclear reactor’s 75th anniversary commemorated

October 9, 2017

To commemorate the world’s first atomic reactor’s 75th anniversary, the University of Chicago commissioned a temporary sculpture installation at the original campus site and is marking the occasio...

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

September 11, 2017

The University of Chicago Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to offer a new cancer treatment that is giving late-stage leukemia and lymphoma patients another chance for remission. A pediatric acu...

Temporary leadership in HHSS Department questioned by faculty member

Temporary leadership in HHSS Department questioned by faculty member

September 5, 2017

After serving two years as the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department's acting chair, Erin McCarthy was named interim chair June 1, a position she is set to hold until a permanent chair is found. McCarthy said she thinks she was selected for the position to provide a...

Pilsen artist is ‘Here’ with new exhibit

Pilsen artist is ‘Here’ with new exhibit

By Kendrah Villiesse

May 8, 2017

Vibrant colors and textures illustrate the life story of Pilsen-based artist Candida Alvarez in a new exhibit at the   Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.Scheduled through August 6,  “Cand...

John Kasich criticizes  Trump, Congress

John Kasich criticizes Trump, Congress

May 5, 2017

Partisan politics in Congress and President Donald Trump’s policies are destructive to political unity in the U.S., said Ohio Gov. John Kasich at a May 1 University of Chicago discussion. “I am not sup...

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