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Renowned Filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang Hosting Chicago Premieres This Week

The first stop of the filmmaker's U.S. tour will feature the Chicago premiere of his short film, an artist lecture and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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UChicago Student Diwen Fan Reunited With His Family 3 Months After He Was Reported Missing

Fan, a 20-year-old incoming junior at UChicago, visited campus last week to celebrate his safe return, the university's undergraduate dean said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Violent Crime ‘The Top Health Concern’ For Surveyed South Siders, UChicago Study Finds

South Siders also face "strikingly high" rates of chronic disease, lack access to mental health services and have higher mortality rates for a host of health issues, according to the report.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago’s $3 Million Plan For Dozens Of South Side Surveillance Cameras Gets City Council Approval

City Council accepted $3 million from the university Monday. Ald. Sophia King said she'll use ward money on more cameras and security to complement the university's efforts.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Offers City $3 Million For More Surveillance Cameras, License Plate Readers Near South Side Campus

More than 100 cameras and plate readers will be placed in communities around UChicago's Hyde Park campus after City Council unanimously approved the funding.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

President Obama Visits Hyde Park Academy, University Of Chicago During Return To The City

The 44th president also visited Wednesday's Chicago Bulls game with high schoolers in his My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and Girls Opportunity Alliance groups.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago To Pay Tuition For Incoming Freshmen Impacted By Russia Invading Ukraine

Undergraduate students already enrolled at the university may be eligible for more financial aid and help resolving visa issues on a case-by-case basis, officials said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

After Students Withhold Payment, UChicago Will Cover Controversial Fee For Doctoral Programs Starting This Fall

Organizers with labor union Graduate Students United said the university must now cancel its student services fee for master's students — and forgive all unpaid fees.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Students, Nearby Residents Demand University Give $1 Billion In Reparations To South Side Neighborhoods

"If [the university is] going to stay here and be the major presence in this community, they need to do something to contribute to the community," a longtime Woodlawn resident said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Medicine Planning $633 Million Cancer Center On The South Side

Officials said a cancer center would allow more South Siders to receive treatment near their homes and free up beds elsewhere in the university's hospital system.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

University Of Chicago Pledges Money For Violence Prevention Programs — But Who Will Get The Money, And Will It Be Enough?

Grants will start being awarded in early summer, President Paul Alivisatos said. Local activists say the grants must sustain prevention work for the long term and be accessible to smaller organizations.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Can $500 A Month Help Single Moms Graduate From College? A New West Side Program Aims To Find Out

A program created by Austin-based New Moms will give 25 single mothers a stipend, academic support and other resources to boost graduation rates.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This Old ‘L’ Station Is Now A Hub For South Side Businesses Thanks To A UChicago Program

L1, set up inside the city's oldest "L" station in Washington Park, hosts South Side entrepreneurs who are considering expanding their businesses to a brick-and-mortar storefront.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

University Of Chicago Police Officer Who Shot Man In Hyde Park Tuesday Also Shot Student In 2018

Officer Nicolas Twardak, who shot Rhysheen Wilson Tuesday, also shot student Charles Soji Thomas in April 2018. Wilson has been charged with attempted murder.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Releases Body Cam Video Of University Police Officer Shooting Man In Hyde Park

It's unclear who fired the first shot from the body camera video. University officials say footage shows the man raising a gun into the air about a block away, less than two minutes before the officer shot him.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Extends Winter Break For Most Students Due To COVID Surge; Will Go Virtual For Two Weeks

The university's winter quarter will now start Jan. 10 for most students and staff, while officials plan a return to in-person classes Jan. 24.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘Safety Teams,’ Security Guards And More Cops Coming To University Of Chicago As Neighbors Debate Violence Prevention Plan

City and university officials are pushing for more police after two recent murders and gunfire near campus, but some residents and students want more focus on alternatives to policing.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Police Say More Cops, Traffic Stops Coming To University Of Chicago Campus — But Students Ask: Will That Make Us Safer?

After two murders and gunfire near the University of Chicago campus Nov. 9, the city and university have set a clear focus on boosting policing and surveillance.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Slain UChicago Grad Remembered As Creative, Selfless Student Who Aimed To Tackle Social Issues Using Data

Shaoxiong "Dennis" Zheng's parents, Rong Li and Xiaodong Zheng, came from China for his public memorial Thursday. It honored Zheng as an innovative researcher who was generous with his time.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Man Charged With Murder In Killing Of UChicago Graduate In Hyde Park

Prosecutors allege Alton Spann, 18, shot Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, 24, and later pawned his laptop and iPhone for $100.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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