University of Chicago adult trauma center to open on city’s South Side in May 2018

Activists and community members have been calling for an adult trauma center on Chicago’s South Side for years. Despite the area’s ongoing issues with a lack of emergency trauma services, it looked like the support would never come.

The University of Chicago Medicine announced that an adult trauma center will open in May 2018. DNA Info reports that a new emergency room will open on Jan. 8 and will be open to trauma care services a few months later. 

More Than a Token: Parting reflections on being Black at the University of Chicago

This article was originally published in the Chicago Maroon.

“If I were you, I would just go to whatever state school you’ve already been accepted to. The University of Chicago is really a tough institution, and I’m not quite sure you’d do well there, if we’re being honest.”

I felt my heart beating fast, my mouth getting dry, and the tears welling up first in my right eye, and then my left. The man facing me was my alumni interviewer. He spent no more than one minute looking at the information College Admissions had given him about me. He spent no more than five asking about my background, the area of Dallas/Ft. Worth I lived in, and what my family situation was like.

Racist, Neo-Nazi Stickers Found on University of Chicago Campus

There’s a common belief that academia is absent of the same racism that can be found in the rest of the world. That comes with the assumption that education is the antithesis of ignorance. But that’s still yet to be proven as the number of hate crimes in the United States has spiked in recent weeks, with a considerable number of them occurring in schools.

The most recent incident occurred on the University of Chicago’s campus. 

U Chicago: “We Do Not Condone Intellectual Safe Spaces”

In a letter Dean of Students in the College John Ellison informed incoming first year students at the University of Chicago to expect an environment committed to freedom of inquiry and freedom of expression. He additionally warns students not to expect “intellectual safe spaces where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.”

University of Chicago Fraternity Racist Emails Leaked

Fraternity culture on college campuses can be controversial for a lot of reasons. The hyper-masculinity that comes from the all-male environment is only made worse when it’s full of young white men who are constantly trying to prove themselves to each other through problematic traditions.

Every now and then, something in the extremely private community of campus greek life leaks out to the public and exposes its much darker side. The most recent revelation involves a fraternity at the University of Chicago and leaked racist emails.

Transgender activist CeCe McDonald to speak at the University of Chicago this month

 

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Transgender activist CeCe McDonald will address racism, transphobia and incarceration faced by transgender women of color during a keynote speech at the University of Chicago on Wednesday Oct. 15.

The program is hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Student Life and the Institute of Politics. It is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Spiritual Life Office, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.