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Student wins top social justice award for community activism in Northwest suburbs

There are times in life when becoming involved and making change for the greater good become imperative.

That moment came for 32-year-old Roosevelt University student Jessica “Jessy” Santini on March 6, 2015 when Santini’s younger brother, Mikey Santini, who was also a Roosevelt student, died of a heroin overdose at age 26.

“I knew I had to try to help people understand what’s involved with addiction,” said Santini, who is the 2017 winner of ...

2/17/2017

There are times in life when becoming involved and making change for the greater good become imperative.

2/2/2017

Fifty years after the first shout of “Black Power” rang out during a pivotal Mississippi civil rights march, Roosevelt University will host a conference, “From Civil Rights to Black Power: Tracing the African American Freedom Struggle” on Feb. 17 and 18.

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