Breonna Taylor. Say Her Name.

Dear Roosevelt Community,   This afternoon, a Kentucky grand jury ruled that no officers will be charged directly in the murder of Breonna Taylor. We are outraged at this gross miscarriage of justice. We mourn with Breonna’s family and friends. Words can do little to fill the hole in their hearts.   As I have […]

“And Justice For All” Ep. 17: The Struggle Continues – Eleanor Roosevelt, Roosevelt University and the Fight for Social Justice

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Professors Margaret Rung and Andrew Trees continue their roles as guest hosts as they discuss Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, two towering figures in American history.   As the director of the University’s Center for New Deal Studies, Margie Rung is our resident expert in all things Roosevelt. She and professor Andy Trees will talk […]

“And Justice for All” Ep. 16: Transgender Through Time

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Transgender rights are one of the major battlegrounds in the ongoing struggle to secure and expand the rights of all Americans. Guest hosts and Roosevelt professors Margaret Rung and Andrew Trees welcome two faculty experts to explore the past and present of the movement.   Celeste Chamberland is a professor of history. Her teaching and […]

A Statement from President Ali Regarding Events in Kenosha

Dear Roosevelt Community, Like the rest of our country, I am shocked, saddened and angered at the events unfolding in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The police shooting of Jacob Blake and subsequent murder of two protesters are other examples of the polarization of our country and desperate need for systemic reforms in our criminal justice system. My […]

Welcome Back, Fall 2020

Dear Roosevelt Faculty and Staff, Our entire community has been diligently working and preparing for the fall 2020 semester. We have held webinars to make students, faculty and staff aware of the physical changes to our facilities and on-campus behavior requirements. We have taken into account much feedback from the community and are following directives […]

“And Justice for All” Ep. 15: New Deal for a New Day

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The right to vote is one of our most fundamental rights as citizens. Joined by progressive leader Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, Margaret Rung and Andrew Trees will host a powerful conversation about the struggle to exercise that right.   Cristina has founded and led of two of the largest voting and civil rights organizations in Texas. […]