Last night a a number of past and present colleagues began discussing the pro’s and con’s of the already infamous “new student letter” sent out to the University of Chicago’s incoming class yesterday about trigger warnings. In the letter Dean Ellison tells students that UChicago, because of it’s commitment to academic freedom… … does not […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Thoughts on the UChicago Trigger Warning Letter from a ‘Chicago Ph.D.
Last night Chicago activists shut down the Trump rally scheduled at the UIC Pavillion. It was a stunning example of coordinated activist work that will hopefully provide a successful template in cities to come. But as I’ve written before, while these actions are exhilarating for the folks within our communities, they can also cause many […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Want to Support Trump Protesters But Can’t Get Out Into The Streets? Read This.
Those of you who are familiar with my writing know that I’ve been writing with increased frequency about gender and racial biases within the medical industrial complex, and specifically within emergency rooms. This was not, and is not an intellectual or creative interest that I’ve intentionally become invested in over time. Instead, it is an […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.