In recent years, there has been increasing focus and attention on the prevention of and response to sexual violence. However, some may still feel silenced when they attempt to reach out. At Roosevelt University, we want all our students to feel heard. One place to get help is the Counseling Center, where I work as part of a team of psychologists and therapists.Read More
Sexual assault is in the news. And while it happens everywhere, lately there has been increased attention to the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses.
It’s about time.Read More
President Barack Obama took the pledge. Roosevelt University President Chuck Middleton took the pledge. Now we hope you will. It’s On Us Week begins today at Roosevelt. This social media campaign asks every person on campus to do their part to stop sexual assault.Read More
Growing up on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s, I remember hearing my parents and their friends talk about Roosevelt University and how it provided opportunities for all students, without the racial quotas common at colleges at the time. They talked about the black people they knew, or at least knew about, who went to Roosevelt: Mr. Harvey, our neighbor, who attended class at night and was now a manager with the power to hire and fire people; then-State Rep. Harold Washington (who of course would go on to be the city’s first black mayor); and Gus Savage, editor of The Citizen newspaper who went on to serve in Congress.Read More
On October 22, I joined dozens of my fellow students in a walkout for Ferguson. We left our classrooms and marched down the streets of downtown, shouting at the top of our lungs for justice.Read More