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:: By Zak Stambor

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On The Quads

A panel of Washington Post journalists named the Maroon one of its 11winners of the Associated Collegiate Press’s Four-year, Non-daily Newspaper Pacemaker Award. The annual award is given based on three newspaper issues from the preceding year. Other non-daily winners include Harvard University’s Harvard Crimson, Columbia College’s Columbia Chronicle, and Johns Hopkins University’s News-Letter.…

In other media news, the Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities awarded the U of C chapter of the Triple Helix, an undergraduate journal of science, society, and law, its Outstanding New Registered Organization Award. The first issue came out this fall. The annual award is presented to a student organization for its contributions to the campus community....

Approximately 220 Muslim and non-Muslim students broke a 13-hour fast in the Ida Noyes Cloister Club, concluding the Muslim Student Association’s third annual Ramadan observance. Chicago was one of 280 schools and universities taking part in the nationwide event to raise money for charity, increase awareness of world hunger, and foster greater understanding of Islamic tradition. The U of C event raised more than $600 for the Chicago Food Depository.…

The October 2 Maroon reported that the College is studying the possibility of converting Harper Library’s Stuart and Harper reading rooms into all-night study spaces, as part of an effort to give students south of the Midway a closer late-night destination than the Reg or Crerar libraries. Not only is the location convenient, it’s also aesthetically pleasing: “Those are beautiful spaces up there,” College Dean John W. Boyer told the Maroon. “And yet when you go up there at night, it’s a ghost town.”