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 […]

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 […]

Let’s Improve Higher Education: A Chicago Tribune Op-Ed

This op-ed was originally published on the Chicago Tribune website» Now that Illinois has a new governor and Chicago has elected a new mayor, the first order of business for our political leaders needs to be saving the state’s colleges and universities. In 2017, nearly half of Illinois high school graduates left the state to study […]

Get Out the Vote!

On this eve of Election Day, I want to join the multitude of voices you’ve undoubtedly heard for months singing the same chorus: VOTE! If you haven’t already voted early, please be sure to cast your ballot tomorrow. The ability to vote is one of this country’s most important civic rights — by voting in […]