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Summer 2020 Dean’s Newsletter

In 1985, I became a middle school reading teacher in a parochial school on 182nd St. in the Bronx, NY. My students were a mixture of black and brown (about two-thirds were Puerto Rican) and were from families of very modest means. I was (and remain) white and had just completed an MA degree in English…

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Fall 2019 Dean’s Newsletter

Wow–have we ever had an exciting start to our 2019-2020 academic year! As you may have heard, Roosevelt announced on October 2 that it has applied to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to acquire Robert Morris University Illinois (RMUI). Subject to approval by the HLC and the governing boards of both institutions, RMUI would become a…

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Summer 2019 Dean’s Newsletter

After what seems like the longest spring on record, summer has finally arrived. Here are some highlights from our work over the last three months: Faculty Promotions – I am pleased to announce that two associate professors, Leslie Bloom and Dorota Celinska, earned promotion to full professor in May 2019 after an extensive review process….

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State of the College – Winter 2019

With extreme cold hitting the Chicago area, this seems like a good time to share some highlights related to recent successes in the College of Education. Enrollment – as of this past Monday, our Spring 2019 head count is up 2% from last spring, when we had an exceptionally large 13% increase in enrollment. In…

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Welcome To The 2018-2019 Academic Year

Greetings!  I hope that you are having a wonderful start to the new academic year. As we meet again with our returning students and welcome new students, our spirits are buoyed by the extraordinary success that we had this summer helping future teachers, counselors, and leaders to achieve their professional and career aspirations. Highlights from…

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