Reporting in The Chicago Maroon, the student newspaper of the University of Chicago, describes how Student Disability Services (SDS) places undue burden on disabled students applying for accommodations while the excessive wait times often cause students to just give up. “Every department has their own dean…so at the end of the day, it’s never any one person’s problem. It’s on purpose. The decentralization makes it so that no individual person needs to feel bad about saying no. The University as a whole says no until the student leaves or graduates,” said a graduate student to the reporter.
Reporting in The Chicago Maroon also underscores how the transition back to in-person learning has negatively impacted some neurodivergent students on campus. One UChicago student, whose GPA jumped from 2.2 to 3.8 in 2021, because of Zoom accommodations, told the reporter that, “We would just like to see that the University of Chicago prioritizes the learning of neurodivergent students just as much as it does for students that are neurotypical, because we really have thrived in this format change.”
Since the day after Schmidt’s Twitter thread—which included a screenshot of Journey’s bio and email—went public, Journey has received at least 80 harassing emails. “These harassing emails have included death threats, veiled threats, and threats of sexual assault, as well as all kinds of misogynistic, racist, and antisemitic languages,” she told The Maroon. Hickerson also told The Maroon that she was threatened and harassed as a direct result of the Daily Caller story and doxxing that followed.