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Two Roosevelt students receive Matthew Freeman Social Justice Award

Two students at Roosevelt University have received the prestigious Matthew Freeman Award for Social Justice from Roosevelt’s Mansfield Institute for Social Justice. 

Brittney Austin, undergraduate biology major and president of the Black Student Union (BSU) received the award for social justice leadership on campus and her work in helping the homeless in the Chicago’s South Loop area.


Brittney Austin and Sean Hussey receive the 2018 Matthew Freeman Award
Paul Wertico

A new course that examines the best of American protest music will inspire a new generation of students to revive civil rights and anti-war songs on March 27 and April 3 at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Mitch Weakley

Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) will cap the celebration of 150 years for its Music Conservatory on March 14 with a bold, new orchestral premiere by an award-winning student. 

Merle Danridge

Merle Dandridge, star of Oprah Winfrey Network’s Greenleaf and recent star in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island, will receive a Chicago College of Performing Arts Distinguished Artist Award from Roosevelt University.


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