New Article: Can urban universities be better neighbors?

Posted by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on February 16, 2021

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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