On Commencement day, May 9, more than 700 students walked across the stage of the Auditorium Theatre to receive their degrees. We celebrated each student’s success, drive and purpose. In so many ways, the class of 2015 has already had an impact. Here are just a few of their stories.Read More
As the United States and Iran struggle to come to an agreement about the future of the Iranian nuclear program, it is worth considering the role of social justice in international affairs. The proper role of values in foreign policy is a question that has bedeviled thinkers for centuries, and there are, essentially, two schools of thought, defined loosely as “realism” and “idealism.”Read More
We celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday with a new #RUjusticechat led by Mike Bryson, associate professor and director of Sustainability Studies at Roosevelt.Read More
We continued our new Twitter chat series, #RUjusticechat, with a conversation led by Kathie Kane-Willis, director of the Illinois Consortium for Drug Policy. Tweeters talked about the human rights issues surrounding drug use, criminalization and race.Read More
I have always been too much.
I am 19 years old and have measured just inches from six feet tall for the greater part of my life. It’s comical now to think of: the loud, talkative, five-foot-nine-inch, 9-year-old version of myself ambling through a sea of miniature fourth graders. I was happy and it didn’t faze me for the most part. Until one day when an older boy teased me, telling me girls shouldn’t be bigger than boys. And when a female teacher told me a girl my size shouldn’t speak so loud.Read More