Recent campus dialogue on activism and dissent

A demonstration on January 27 and resulting arrests at the University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Care and Discovery sparked conversations across campus about issues related to student protests, policing, health care, and the University’s relationship to its neighbors. This page aggregates messages from University leadership and highlights upcoming and recent related dialogues and events.

Message on report of external investigators — May 20, 2013

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Neon Night 2013

Photos by Hans Glick

Students and basketball fans at the University of Chicago brightened up an otherwise dark and dreary January evening last week when they donned neon t-shirts, sunglasses, and other accessories as part of the first annual Neon Night. The colorful event, which took place on January 19 as part of an UChicago basketball double-header event in Gerald Ratner Athletics Center, replaced Beach Night as the biggest promotion of the year for Physical Education and Athletics.

Announcing New Residential Commons

New Residential Commons

We are thrilled to announce our plans to create a new University residential commons near the core of our campus.

Scheduled to open in 2016, the new state-of-the-art residential commons will significantly improve the quality of undergraduate housing for College students on campus and advance our broader commitment to an unrivaled student experience.

Experiencing the Election

NOVEMBER 7, 2012

By Sarah Galer and Rhianna Wisniewski
Photos by Jason Smith

As Americans waited to learn the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, more than 700 University of Chicago students of all political stripes gathered on Nov. 6 to watch election night results trickle in.

Enhancing halal

OCTOBER 23, 2012

By Dianna Douglas

In response to increasing requests for foods that conform to Islamic laws, UChicago Dining has created permanent halal food stations to serve students throughout the academic year.

DebateWatch 2012

By Rhianna Wisniewski
Photos by Jim Svehla

As the two presidential candidates faced off for the last time on Monday, Oct. 22, most Americans tuned in to watch the sparks fly. But for 23 groups of University of Chicago students who viewed the debate, it was an opportunity to engage in good old-fashioned political discourse.

Women take top running honors

The University of Chicago Women’s Cross Country team blew away the competition on Saturday, Oct. 27, winning the University Athletic Association Conference Championship with a team score of 37.

Second place team New York University had 96 points.  

The win was a major accomplishment for the team, which last won a UAA title in Women’s Cross Country in 1993. Four UChicago runners placed in the top 10, and senior Julia Sizek was the top UChicago runner, finishing second overall with a time of 21.57.7 for the 6K course.


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