New Article: Can urban universities be better neighbors?
Davarian Baldwin began studying universities’ impact on their neighborhoods two decades ago, when he stumbled across a case study in real time at the University of Chicago, where he was visiting as a junior professor to do archival research. After a day in the university’s research library, he went outside and found a protest underway.
“The university was in the process of taking a historic blues club in the historically Black community of Bronzeville … and moving it to the campus neighborhood of Hyde Park,” Baldwin said. Local activists were in the process of objecting.
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