Following a hearing on trauma deserts in Chicago, activists rallied in front of the UCMC to demand a trauma center on the South Side.
Committee on Dissent and Protest must urge explicit UCPD policies that align with University philosophy.
Community leaders, politicians, and activists alike urged the University to expand its trauma services.
Polonsky said he is open to collaborating with other hospitals and organizations to bring trauma care to the South Side.
UCMC’s place on South Side is such that it should support goal of a trauma center, financially or otherwise.
During an open meeting with the Committee on Dissent and Protest, Losier discussed his arrest report and a recently surfaced video.
In a closed-door meeting, SG and Polonsky discussed the logistics of the choice to not offer trauma care at the U of C.
Hospital admins must make good on public discussion promise.
Far from simply “shaming” those in charge, trauma center activists cultivate ties with local figures and groups working toward change.
If activists want to see a trauma center on the South Side, they may want to take their cause to City Hall.
Members of SHE discuss why the research that the UCMC cites in arguing against the necessity of a trauma center on the South Side might be wrong.
The University must make a sustained and meaningful attempt to extend a hand to members of the South Side community.
On Friday, the three protestors arrested and charged during the January 27 protest accepted revised versions of plea-bargains offered on Tuesday, ending the trial.
Dean Polonsky discussed the importance dialogue around the trauma center at a public roundtable last night meant to focus on the new Center for Care and Discovery.
UCPD’s use of undercover officer at trauma center protest was counter to UChicago’s values.
University and community members expressed concerns about the arrests and prosecutions resulting from the January 27 trauma center protests.
Prosecutors on behalf of the University presented a plea bargain this afternoon. Toussaint Losier rejected it , while Jacob Klippenstein and Alex Goldenberg (A.B. ’06) ponder how to proceed.
The protest complied with restrictions on noise and traffic in the UCMC during the transfer of patients to the new facility.
Graduate student and trauma care activist Toussaint Losier talks about his arrest, the future of the trauma center campaign, and the chance encounter that led to a private meeting with President Zimmer.
The UCMC’s refusal to reopen a level-1 adult trauma center has been highly controversial since the original center’s closing in 1988.
Students and community members discussed race, trauma care, and disparities in health care on Saturday.
Participants marched to the Administration building and dropped their flowers in front of President Zimmer’s office.
We must evaluate necessity of campus cops.
During the vigil, a small group of students intend to go to President Zimmer’s office to demand charges be dropped against the four protesters arrested on Sunday at the UCMC.
The UCPD’s treatment of protestors raises concerns about student safety and community trust.
Students and community members protested the UCMC’s lack of an adult trauma care center yesterday afternoon. Witnesses said the peaceful sit-in quickly turned violent when UCPD arrived.
Members of FLY and others on the South Side marched to Northwestern to show how far a trauma victim would have to travel in an emergency.
Health education programs are not a solution to the South Side’s structural disadvantages.
A trauma center wouldn’t fill pressing South Side health needs.
Hospital administrators blasted the current state of health access on the South Side.
Andrew Alper (A.B. ’80, M.B.A. ’81) the chair of the University’s Board of Trustees addressed student concerns about rising tuition and a UCMC trauma center.
Students, staff, and administrators had their first official dialogue regarding the lack of a trauma center at the University of Chicago Medical Center last night at an open forum hosted by SG.
As Student Government’s November 10 open forum on the lack of a trauma center on the South Side of Chicago approaches, the SG Executive Slate is remaining neutral on the issue. SG President Youssef Kalad issued this statement in an…
A discussion organized by U of C Medical School students allowed hospital officials to discuss recent criticism of the UCMC.
Protesters staged a mock funeral outside the University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Service last Friday, insisting the addition of a level-one trauma center to the UCMC.
The protesters dramatized a need for trauma care on the South Side, part of a campaign to pressure the UCMC to reopen its trauma center.