On justice for George Floyd

Dear Roosevelt Community, Roosevelt University joins those across the nation in grieving for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and the many other Black people killed by police. As a University, we stand in solidarity with those affected by police brutality and with the protesters who raise their voices against systemic racism. In the wake […]

Protest Activities and City of Chicago Lockdown

Dear Roosevelt Community, We are one University grounded in the mission of social justice. I support those who peacefully protest and are committed to bending the moral arc away from the structural racism that happens every day. While many of you may have participated in the organized protests throughout the City last night, unfortunately, like […]

“And Justice For All” Episode 11: Phylicia Richardson on Transferring and Student Research

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Each year, about half of new Roosevelt students transfer here from other institutions. One of them is Phylicia Richardson, who left her comfort zone — and sunny Miami — to pursue new opportunities here at Roosevelt. This spring, before Roosevelt shifted to remote learning, Phylicia joined President Ali to discuss her experience on campus. In […]

2020 Presidential Address

On April 8 President Ali Malekzadeh addressed Roosevelt University with recent news as well as faculty and student successes. We also honored the winners of our Presidential Awards for Social Justice. The transcript follows below. Michael Ford, Chief of Staff: Welcome to the 2020 State of the University Address. If you had an opportunity, you […]

“And Justice for All” Episode 10: Angela Jordan on Belonging

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In this episode, President Ali sits down with Angela Jordan to talk about diversity and inclusion on campus. Angela is the chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Robert Morris University Illinois. During her 30-year career at RMUI, she has advocated for underserved students through roles in financial services, campus administration and student affairs. Angela […]