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Ali Malekzadeh

President’s Perspective: Fall 2017

As I enter my third academic year at Roosevelt University, I am reminded that this fall we celebrate the 70th anniversary of our move to the beautiful Auditorium Building in downtown Chicago. In September 1947, classes began here with 5,000 students, a roster of talented professors and staff, and a growing national reputation as a progressive college deeply committed to social justice and equal educational opportunity for all.

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