Bob Hartmann on the Coalition’s pre-Center days

Bob Hartmann contrasts the informal and independent nature of the Coalition’s early, pre-Center days with that of the kind of student work he sees most often today. He draws on the metaphor that, prior to the formalization of the Coalition’s work which came with the establishment of the Center for Health Services (CHS), the SHC didn’t have much of an umbilical cord back to the university. In doing so, Bob sets the stage for what becomes a robust conversation about the complexities and controversies involved with the development of the Center. See the full length panel discussion to learn more about the complex origins of the institutionalized Center and its relationship to the student-led Coalition.

Recorded December 10th, 2021.