Nick Tarr


State Board Rejects Plans for Mercy Hospital Outpatient Center

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board denied Trinity Health’s plans to open a new outpatient center. Local politicians and activists see the plan as part of Trinity’s attempt to close Mercy.


February 1, 2021


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State Board Rejects Mercy Hospital Shutdown; Hospital Administrators Plan to Appeal Decision

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board voted unanimously to keep the hospital open, citing concerns over South Side health care access. Mercy Hospital, however, said they would “remain committed to [its] transformation plans."


January 10, 2021

Provost Allocates Funding to #MoreThanDiversity Campaign to Propose New Department of Critical Race Studies

The committee is the first in University history to reach the departmental proposal stage for the study of race.


December 13, 2020

UChicago Endowment Hits $8.6 Billion, Returning Only 3.2 Percent in 2019

While the endowment reached an all-time high of $8.6 billion, returns decreased from 6.9 percent to 3.2 percent and UChicago's result underperformed that of many peer schools.


November 24, 2020

UChicago Endowment v. Peers

UChicago's endowment, seen in the dotted maroon line, is smaller than many peer schools.


Nov. 24, 2020

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Election, COVID–19, and Past Works at SSA

Renowned author Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke at the UChicago School of Social Service Administration’s Cafferty Lecture series.


November 22, 2020

Review of Obama Presidential Center Construction Plans Reaches Final Stages

The Federal Highway Administration has released a Memorandum of Agreement after a review of the Obama Presidential Center’s proposed construction.


November 22, 2020

Mercy Hospital To Close, and the South Side Shudders

Mercy Hospital's planned closure in the Spring of 2021—leaving the University of Chicago Medical Center as one of the few hospitals in the South Side—could create a healthcare desert for Chicago's most at-risk residents.


November 17, 2020

Senator Robert Peters Talks Justice, Housing Amid COVID-19

Hyde Park’s state senate representative discusses criminal justice and secure housing amid the COVID-19 pandemic


October 16, 2020

UChicago Working Paper Finds Relationship Between News Source and COVID-19

UChicago researchers found a relationship between news outlet viewership and coronavirus deaths, comparing viewers of two Fox News programs.


April 27, 2020