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University statement on publication of inappropriately obtained documents

We recently learned that paper copies of confidential documents containing information related to University of Chicago planning and operations have been inappropriately obtained and shared with the Chicago Maroon, the University’s student-run newspaper.
Any reporting on these documents risks presenting a profoundly incomplete as well as outdated picture of some University projects, operations and announcements. This is particularly true regarding the University’s finances and how academic decisions are made.

Clarification of guidelines for union-related communications

To: Members of Faculty and Other Academic Appointees
From: Daniel Diermeier, Provost, and Kim Taylor, Vice President and General Counsel
Re: Clarification of guidelines for union-related communications
Date: May 12, 2017
A number of faculty members have asked for clarification about how federal labor law affects their participation in campus discussions about graduate student unionization. In particular, there is a common misconception that saying nothing at all, or expressing no opinion, is the advisable route.