Memorial Hermann opens new medical clinic in West University

Memorial Hermann opened a new medical clinic in West University Place at 3525 W. Holcombe Blvd., the hospital chain announced on Dec. 1.



a house on the side of a building: Memorial Hermann Urgent Care now has two new locations at Town & Country and West University open to treat mild injuries and illnesses seven days a week with convenient care. This is an exterior photo from the West University facility.


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Memorial Hermann Urgent Care now has two new locations at Town & Country and West University open to treat mild injuries and illnesses seven days a week with convenient care. This is an exterior photo from the West University facility.


The clinic includes 65 exam rooms and offers family and internal medicines services, endocrinology and gynecology through Memorial Hermann Medical Group on the first floor, and pediatric care through Children’s Memorial Hermann Pediatrics on the second floor.

This comes after Memorial Hermann opened an urgent care clinic in West University in November of last year.

“We are very excited to have 20 physicians under one roof to provide care for the West University community,” said Anne Pearson, SVP and CEO, Physicians of Memorial Hermann. “This new clinic will allow you and your family to receive the same care from the staff and physicians you have come to know and trust at Memorial Hermann.”

The new clinic will also have onsite lab services, and imaging diagnostic services down the street, all with free parking.

“Our vision is to create healthier communities, now and for generations to come,” Pearson said. “Providing care in one location will give residents the chance to have all of their health needs and the needs of their family taken care of close to home.”

For more information, go to https://mhmg.memorialhermann.org/.

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Graduating senior from Round Lake Heights receives Hines Memorial Medal from Indiana State University

Samantha Desiron, a psychology major from Round Lake Heights, Illinois, is among the fall 2020 recipients of Hines Memorial Medal from Indiana State University.

The Hines Memorial Medal is awarded to students who entered Indiana State as first-time college freshmen and are completing their bachelor’s degrees with the highest cumulative grade point average. It is named after Linnaeus Hines, the university’s fourth president, from 1921-1933, and served two terms as Indiana superintendent of public instruction. The medal is awarded for the spring and fall semesters.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Desiron plans to attend medical school after graduating. She said her time at State was a positive experience. “I enjoyed being exposed to many different viewpoints and further developing my knowledge and critical thinking abilities,” Desiron said.

Desiron is among six Hines medal recipients this fall.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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Memorial University delaying the start of most winter classes | Canada | News

Memorial University has decided to delay the official start date of its winter semester in most programs at its St. John’s campus, Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook and the Marine Institute.

Originally, the return date for winter classes was Wednesday, Jan. 6. It now will be Monday, Jan. 11.

“I hope that extending the break by a few days… will help to reduce the stress in the winter term,” said Dr. Mark Abrahams, provost and vice-president (academic).



Abraham’s quote appeared in a story in the online version of the MUN Gazette (gazette.mun.ca), used to announce the delay.

Due to what are described as “unique program delivery constraints”, the school says exceptions have been approved for the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

As a result, classes in these academic units will resume as previously scheduled on Jan.6.

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Maryland college dedicates new memorial in effort to confront legacy of slavery | US news

When Tuajuanda Jordan first saw the newest addition to her college campus – a haunting memorial to enslaved people who lived, labored and died there – she stood and wept.

“So it’s a good thing that there weren’t many people around,” the president of St Mary’s College of Maryland says. “There was a photographer who has a photo of me and she’s behind me and my reflection is coming out of the steel and you can see the anguish on my face. It does its job.”

With the dedication of the Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland set for Saturday, one small public liberal arts college will be making a big statement about confronting its physical association with slavery. It will also be throwing down the gauntlet to other educational institutions to grapple with their own uncomfortable legacies.

Founded in 1840, St Mary’s has about 1,500 undergraduates, of whom an estimated 86% are white. The faculty is more than 90% white, though slowly diversifying. The college is located in a conservative and rural pocket of Maryland, a state that has voted Democratic in every presidential election since 1992.

“There are lots of people around here that have the Confederate flag and are very proud of that,” said Jordan, 60, who is African American. “St Mary’s county is a red dot in a blue state and our college is the blue dot within the red dot within the blue state. When things come up, there is tension sometimes between the folks in the area and our students.”

It was the summer of 2016 when the college began archaeological digging required before building a new sports stadium and uncovered artifacts associated with enslaved people’s quarters. Jordan immediately understood the significance. She asked focus groups of students, faculty, staff and community members to decide how best to honour the the enslaved people who lived in St Mary’s City between 1750 and 1815.

Last year the design firm RE:site was selected to build a memorial that would recast history from the perspective of those enslaved, instead of the land owners. The sculpture recreates an enslaved people’s cabin and incorporates “erasure poetry” culled from advertisements and other historical documents. At night, the lighting inside the memorial beams the poetry on to the surrounding landscape.

The Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland on the campus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland



The memorial incorporates ‘erasure poetry’ culled from historical documents. Photograph: St Mary’s College of Maryland

Installation began last month and there will be a virtual dedication entitled “From Absence to Presence” on Saturday at 11am with a keynote address by Jelani Cobb, a historian and staff writer for the New Yorker magazine, as well as remarks by Maryland’s governor, Larry Hogan, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer.

The discovery of the artifacts forced the college to recognise the history of its surroundings and consider what remains hidden underground. Jordan said: “As the president of this college, you know that there was slavery in southern Maryland, but somehow in my deepest heart I had hoped that

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St. Mary’s College of Maryland unveils memorial to enslaved people on its campus

The discovery by anthropology professor Julia King and her students came just months after Jordan was informed by the school’s archivist that St. Mary’s College, which was founded in 1840, had once owned enslaved people. The news was heartbreaking, said Jordan, who is Black and has led the college since 2014.

“The history of St. Mary’s College has always been very forward-thinking and relatively progressive and somehow, in my heart of hearts, I had hoped we had no hand in slavery,” Jordan said in an interview Thursday. “When I discovered that, I was sad and depressed.”

After the artifacts, including clay pipes and broken pottery, were uncovered, Jordan said she immediately knew she wanted to do something to honor these individuals whose existence had long been covered by dirt and hidden from history’s lens.

She began working with administrators, professors and students as well as residents and government officials of historic St. Mary’s City and nearby communities to agree on a suitable memorial project to pay tribute to the people who had lived and toiled in captivity all their lives. The fruit of that four-year-long effort was realized Saturday morning when the college unveiled “From Absence to Presence: The Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland.”

The memorial, which takes the form of an enclosed cabin on which poetry and the names of enslaved people are cut through metal panels, sits on the soil where the artifacts were found. At night, a light inside the cabin spills the words and names onto the surrounding lawn, an ethereal effect that allows the stories of these lost lives to finally emerge from the shadows. Behind the cabin are the new stadium and sports fields whose site was relocated after the discovery was made.

In Saturday’s virtual ceremony hosted on the school’s website, students, school officials, local community leaders and politicians spoke about the project and their hopes that it will be a fertile site for reflection and resolve. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb delivered the keynote address.

The project honors “the triumph of the human spirit over the cruelty of slavery” said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and “provides a new and meaningful way for Marylanders to learn about the complex legacy of slavery in our state.”

The speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, Adrienne A. Jones, U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and U.S. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, all Democrats, also delivered remarks. All but $50,000 of the project’s $550,000 cost was paid for by the state of Maryland.

Baltimore Mayor-elect Brandon Scott, a 2006 graduate of the school, said having the memorial at St. Mary’s is part of a much broader effort that America needs to engage in to address its past.

“We are still dealing with the fallout of enslavement of my ancestors, the trauma that is passed down through generations,” Scott said in his remarks. The memorial can help provide “understanding that the situations that African Americans live in today’s United States of

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