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Roosevelt Review

  • 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?
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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