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  • June 25, 2015
    Corinne Busby initially came to Roosevelt to play varsity basketball. She also liked the fact that Roosevelt has an excellent academic reputation and is in Chicago, yet close to her Arlington Heights home. She also discovered that her late grandfather, Arthur Busby, was a 1952 Roosevelt graduate who majored in Labor Relations.
  • June 23, 2015
    For many people the notion that a college or university could restrict admission because of one’s race, religion or gender is unthinkable. But that was the case just 70 years ago when Roosevelt University was founded.
  • June 23, 2015

    Alumna Darlene Clark Hine (BA, '68) e is a pioneering scholar in the field of African-American women’s history and a recipient of the prestigious National Humanities Medal.

  • June 10, 2015
    Whether he’s talking about composers on his internationally syndicated radio show or meeting with them in China, Chicago and points in between, Seth Boustead’s message is this: Classical music is not dead.
  • May 29, 2015
    In 2006, two former Roosevelt University students started a lunch-service business because they knew food in school cafeterias was often not very good.
  • May 20, 2015

    Psychology professor Susan Torres-Harding often talked in her classes about social justice as a key value for the Roosevelt community, but found that students often grappled with the meaning of social justice.

  • May 20, 2015
    Storytelling that is imaginative, fantastical and even sometimes other-worldly is alive and well in Roosevelt University’s Creative Writing Program. Begun in 1998 with six students, the master-level program has grown to 48 students today.
  • May 18, 2015
    With his novel being adapted for the big screen, author Rick Yancey (BA,’87) says Roosevelt "set me on the road to where I’m at today."
  • May 15, 2015
    As we turn the page on 70 years, we reflect on where we have been and speculate just a wee bit on where we might be going.
  • February 6, 2015
    For the vast majority of student-athletes, the chances of continuing a competitive sports career as a means to a living are slim to unrealistic. Student-athletes at Roosevelt are well aware of those odds and are using their education, athletic training and contacts throughout the University to help them obtain jobs in a variety of professions.
  • January 29, 2015
    Frank Westry came to Roosevelt University because he was looking for an excellent English program. But he was also influenced by his mother, alumna Martha R. Rice, who earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in 2009 with a concentration in psychology. Her experience at Roosevelt was so transformative and welcoming that she persuaded her son to attend.
  • January 22, 2015
    Elizabeth Meadows, associate professor of elementary education, explains why the ideas of philosopher John Dewey are still relevant today.
  • January 7, 2015
    Roosevelt University’s social justice mission is being put into action by results-oriented graduates who are leading nonprofit organizations in Chicago and around the world.
  • December 18, 2014

    Family vacations can be a lot more fun if you watch alumna Colleen Kelly’s show on public television.

  • December 15, 2014
    The Auditorium Building – now the home of Roosevelt University and the Auditorium Theatre – is one of the great architectural treasures of the world.
  • November 26, 2014
    Since the release last spring of a study highlighting major inconsistencies in the way minor marijuana cases are handled in Illinois, Roosevelt University drug policy researcher Kathie Kane-Willis has been on a mission.
  • November 21, 2014
    Resident assistant Brandon Rohlwing is blazing a trail for gender-inclusive housing and suicide prevention.
  • November 21, 2014
    On April 17, 2015, Roosevelt University will be 70 years old. To learn what Roosevelt was like during the past 70 years, Roosevelt Review invited seven alumni, one from each decade, to share their recollections and observations during a roundtable discussion with Review Editor Tom Karow.
  • November 18, 2014
    We humans love to measure everything in units of time. We do it in many diverse and quite different ways. How long have you been married? How long have you worked at Roosevelt University? How long have you been a Chicagoan?

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