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Top U. of C. staffers need accountability

Strong social media response to my second University of Chicago exposé indicates a widespread sense that top staffers have the wrong values, to the detriment of mission and the taxpayers who fund research and education through grants and student loans. According to original tax data analysis in my Sept. 27 Jacobin article “Higher Education’s Aristocrats”, eight high-level(…)

August 21 at Doc Films: “Suzhou River”

August 21 at Doc Films: “Suzhou River”

Turning its back on the rapidly developing, booming face of Shanghai at the turn of the century, Lou Ye’s Suzhou River, showing at Doc Films on Thursday, August 21, is a gritty portrayal of tragic love in the underbelly of the world’s largest city. An unnamed, faceless videographer walks along the titular Suzhou River, spray-painting signs(…)

U of C Admin Pay Exposé Goes Viral

U of C Admin Pay Exposé Goes Viral

By DAVID MIHALYFY HeraldBlog Contributor Informal tallies indicate that a surprisingly broad and deep response met my June 7th analysis of University of Chicago administrative pay. Published online in the progressive magazine Jacobin, “Higher Ed’s For-Profit Future” asserted that top U. of C. staff received and concealed extreme compensation increases as debt has increased and(…)

Photos by Mingus (Part 2)

Photos by Mingus (Part 2)

Scenes from classic Hyde Park eateries and a doll-making workshop at Blackstone Library. By MINGUS HOFFMAN-ZOLLER.

Hyde Park Graffiti Museum

Hyde Park Graffiti Museum

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park graffiti wall is one of the last remaining places where aspiring graffiti artists can take their time, hone their skill and put their work on public display. “It’s a place that really anybody can go and do some public art and express yourself and other people will(…)