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Social Justice in Action, Real World Experience, Roosevelt's Chicago, Current Students

Many creatures share space with us on our green planet. Their homes are the woodlands and prairies, the rivers and wetlands, and the many other diverse ecosystems that make up the planet that we call home. The Earth’s marvelous biodiversity — from rhododendrons to rhinos, to bees, bats and bacteria — is essential to the overall health of our planet. Now more than ever, it needs to be protected and conserved.

Academic & Artistic Excellence, Future Students, Current Students

A lot has been written during the past few years suggesting that a master’s degree is the new bachelor’s.

Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts, Alumni, Academic & Artistic Excellence, Future Students, Current Students

Before enrolling at Roosevelt in 2013, Laura Miller Hill hadn’t been in a college classroom for nearly 20 years. While at Roosevelt, the full-time special education assistant and suburban mother has interned at The Field Museum in Chicago and written extensively on sustainability issues. A sustainability studies major, Miller Hill is this winter’s prestigious Student Commencement speaker, addressing fellow graduates at Roosevelt’s Auditorium Theatre graduation. “I was the oldest person in my classes, but it never really bothered me,” Miller Hill said. “Roosevelt is the type of place that’s accepting, and the subject I chose to study (sustainability) is something that’s been progressive.”