College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology Graduate Delivers Student Commencement Address


Michelle Henton became the first in her family to receive a graduate degree when she earned her master’s in clinical psychology, May 11. Henton also delivered the afternoon student Commencement address, detailing the car accident that left her a quadriplegic and her unique academic career path.
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Psychology Graduate Delivers Student Commencement Address


Michelle Henton became the first in her family to receive a graduate degree when she earned her master’s in clinical psychology, May 11. Henton also delivered the afternoon student Commencement address, detailing the car accident that left her a quadriplegic and her unique academic career path.
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Student Leader of the Year Award Winner Seeks to Help Others


Irma Gomez, winner of the University’s Student Leader of the Year Award, was a dedicated honors student at Roosevelt, serving as president of the Association of Latin American Students and editor of the national college magazine, Her Campus. Gomez also volunteered in the Peer Mentor Program and was a correspondent for student newspaper, The Torch. She hopes to make a career out of helping others in her community.
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Roosevelt Recognized as Cybersecurity Education Leader


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency (NSA) designated Roosevelt a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The certification places Roosevelt among the nation’s leading cybersecurity education programs in higher education and runs through 2023.
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Roosevelt Recognized as Cybersecurity Education Leader


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency (NSA) designated Roosevelt a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The certification places Roosevelt among the nation’s leading cybersecurity education programs in higher education and runs through 2023.
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Librarian of Congress Receives Honorary Doctorate from Roosevelt


Carla Hayden, the first woman and first African American to become Librarian of Congress, delivered Roosevelt’s May 11 Commencement address and received an honorary doctorate. Hayden graduated from Roosevelt with a bachelor’s in political science, and today is known for promoting equity of access and advocating for the centrality of libraries and information in our democracy.
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New Book by Political Science Professor Plays Hardball with GOP


It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics, written by political science professor David Faris, provides a host of strategies for American institutional reform, starting with the country’s electoral system. Faris argues that the time for protest is over and that we need actionable, progressive change in the U.S.
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New Book by Political Science Professor Plays Hardball with GOP


It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics, written by political science professor David Faris, provides a host of strategies for American institutional reform, starting with the country’s electoral system. Faris argues that the time for protest is over and that we need actionable, progressive change in the U.S. Read more

Biology Student Wins Social Justice Award


Brittney Austin, an undergraduate biology major and president of the Black Student Union (BSU), received the Matthew Freeman Social Justice Award for her social justice leadership on campus and work in helping the homeless in Chicago’s South Loop.
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Roosevelt Policy Research Collaborative Seeks Solutions to Community Problems


In a new workshop hosted by Roosevelt’s Policy Research Collaborative, creative minds from around the city came together to find solutions to community issues in areas of education, housing, infrastructure and more. The group’s mission is to bring design to communities as a platform for citizen-driven change.
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Roosevelt Policy Research Collaborative Seeks Solutions to Community Problems


In a new workshop hosted by Roosevelt’s Policy Research Collaborative, creative minds from around the city came together to find solutions to community issues in areas of education, housing, infrastructure and more. The group’s mission is to bring design to communities as a platform for citizen-driven change.
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Author of Book on FDR’s Last 100 Days Gives Visiting Lecture


David Woolner, author and historian, discussed his book The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace at a discussion and book signing hosted by Roosevelt on Feb. 21. Woolner is a senior fellow and resident historian at Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park, New York, and wrote about the former president’s personal life, declining health and diplomatic efforts in his final months in office.
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Roosevelt Offers Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice at Harper College


Roosevelt now offers its four-year bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice at the University Center at Harper College. The program offering is part of the two institutions’ initiative to provide convenient, affordable and accessible academic programs to students who would otherwise transfer to four-year institutions to complete their degrees.
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Roosevelt Offers Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice at Harper College


Roosevelt now offers its four-year bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice at the University Center at Harper College. The program offering is part of the two institutions’ initiative to provide convenient, affordable and accessible academic programs to students who would otherwise transfer to four-year institutions to complete their degrees.
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Paralegal Studies Graduate Takes Steps Toward Activism


Estrella Medina, a graduate of Roosevelt’s bachelor’s in paralegal studies program, is the first in her family to go to college and seeks to become a lawyer to help her family, which has faced conflict with U.S. immigration.
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