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  • Remembering Gustav Gutman
    June 5, 2014

    I, like so many others, was glad to have him as a friend. “Gus was a first-class scientist, but more importantly a first-class human being,” said one of his colleagues.

  • Honor Role: The honors program celebrates its 15th year
    June 3, 2014

    Alexander Sewell, 25, readily attributes part of his political success to Roosevelt and the Honors Program. "I've been able to take what I learned in the Honors Program and apply it to my responsibilities in government,” he said. “My ability to think critically, analyze important issues through a diverse lens and understand the complex nuances of policy-making, particularly in urban communities, was honed in the Metropolitan Issues Concentration of the Honors Program.”

  • Faculty Essay: The Narrows of Life
    May 22, 2014

    Every single one of our lives, in myriad ways, is profoundly affected by the incursions of fortune: there are no exceptions. Fortune creates opportunities, and fortune takes them away. It indiscriminately rewards and punishes both the bad and the good (think of the Book of Job in this light, recalling that not even the God of the Bible in speaking to Job attempts to justify what has befallen him, as Job has suffered from the ravages of nature and man). Fortune resists but is not immune to claims of fairness and unfairness, although the line between misfortune and injustice is sometimes razor thin and difficult to discern.

  • Real World Experience
    May 20, 2014

    Pre-verteinarian major Anna Eickoff calls her internship caring for elephants in Thailand "incredible," while Jamie Quicho's experience helping sea turtles in Costa Rica gaver her a newfound appreciation for the importance of protecting endangered species. Thanks to Roosevelt's science programs, students like Eickhoff and Quicho are taking advantage of educational opportunities outside the classroom that can help them get into professional schools and launch their careers.

  • Closing the Gap
    May 12, 2014

    When Nakisha Hobbs came to Roosevelt University in 2006, her goal was to develop skills and ideas for educating young children that she could apply as principal of her own private, independent school.

  • Social Justice: An Early Start
    May 12, 2014

    In the chosen topic for upper-grade students participating in Village Leadership Academy’s (VLA) annual social justice-based Grassroots Campaign seemed straightforward enough. However, as 15 fifth graders in the homeroom of VLA literacy instructor Eric Macias began discussing violence and its impact as a prelude to developing a social justice project, Macias gradually grew speechless.

  • Pioneering Roosevelt sociologist honored in Founding Faculty lecture
    December 3, 2013

    In 1945, the year Roosevelt was founded, Rose Hum Lee was hired to teach in the Department of Sociology. Eleven years later when she was appointed chair of the department, she became the first Chinese American woman to chair an academic department at an American university.

  • Roosevelt alumnus honored as civil rights organizer and leader
    December 3, 2013

    Roosevelt University alumnus Timuel Black (BA, ’50), one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington, was honored in Washington, D.C., by President Barack Obama in August.

  • Q&A with Robert van Brugge
    November 26, 2013

    Roosevelt alumnus Robert van Brugge is chairman and CEO of Sanford C. Bernstein, a Wall Street research firm that is ranked number one in its industry for overall quality, detailed financial analysis and original research, according to independent surveys of major institutional clients. During an interview in his midtown Manhattan office, van Brugge, 44, talked with Roosevelt Review editor Tom Karow about his time at Roosevelt, his career and what qualifications he considers important in job applicants.

  • November 15, 2013

    Journalist Charles Madigan (BGS, '05) describes his journey from Penn State to the Chicago Tribune to teaching at Roosevelt.

  • Scholarship Spotlight: Howard Brown
  • Alumni Feature: Kevin Li
    November 11, 2013

    Kevin Li is nationall recognized for his work as dean of instruction at Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. He is also one of thousands of community college students who have transferred to Roosevelt University to complete an education and achieve the career of his dreams.

  • November 11, 2013

    Faculty members D. Bradford Hunt and Jon DeVries were separated by only six floors in the University's Gage Building, but they never met and didn't know they shared a common interest in city of Chicago planning until they were introduced by an alumnus.

  • Broadway sensation Jane Lanier joins Musical Theatre-Dance program
    November 8, 2013

    Jane Lanier is the newest faculty member in Roosevelt's Theatre Conservatory.She is also a successful performer, choreographer and director who built her career as a singer/dancer/actress.

  • November 7, 2013

    Mary Simmerling is quick to give credit to those who helped her become one of the nation’s most respected experts on medical ethics, especially the ethics of human organ transplantation, but one person she can’t stop talking about is Roosevelt University Philosophy Professor Stuart Warner.

  • Muppet with a Mission
    November 7, 2013

    If you ever researched the life of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, there is a chance your search results included a picture of a little purple guy in a striped turtleneck. His name is Roosevelt Franklin, and he is a Muppet from the early days of the educational television program Sesame Street.

  • Roosevelt professor was pioneer of children’s TV
    November 7, 2013

    Before Sesame Street was conceived, a Roosevelt education professor enraptured millions of preschoolers weekday mornings as host of NBC-TV’s Ding Dong School.

  • October 28, 2013

    Luis Perez joined Roosevelt’s Theatre Conservatory in 2005 to spend more time with his wife, former Broadway star and award-winning choreographer Tina Paul, and their two sons, then ages 12 and 20. in 2008, Perez became head of the conservatory’s musical theatre program. each year, he directs and choreographs at least one major musical on the University’s seventh-floor O’Malley Theatre stage.

  • October 25, 2013

    "I had whittled my list of top schools down to 10 – and Roosevelt was one," recalled 18-year-old Friend, the winner of a Cathy Roe Broadway Bound dance award and a regional and national dance competitor. "Then I noticed that Roosevelt had a new program that was different from the rest – and I knew it was for me – because it had a concentration in dance."

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