Roosevelt University

Chicago College of Performing Arts

Ex-Gang Member’s Graduation From Roosevelt University Decades In The Making

Rodney Wilson at 41 is not your typical college graduate.


First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt making an address at the headquarters of the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., appealing for donations to a Red Cross War Relief drive.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Chicago Students Want Eleanor Roosevelt On $20 Bill

The student government group at Roosevelt University has launched a campaign to get a former First Lady’s face on the $20 bill.


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Man Charged With Starting Trash-Can Fire At Roosevelt University

A Lincoln Park man is facing arson charges for allegedly setting a trash can on fire at Roosevelt University.


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Chicago Criminal Justice Educator Offers Insight Into Career Options

Criminal Justice degrees aren’t solely for those seeking a career in law enforcement. Keith Atterberry, offers some insight into how to succeed as a criminal justice educator.


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Criminal Justice Professor Uses Degree To Serve The Chicago Community

Andrew Fox, chief administrative law judge and criminal justice professor at Rooselvelt and Kaplan Universities, is proof that formal education can help open new career opportunities in the field.


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Chicago Educator Advocates For Social Justice In The Justice System

Advocating social justice isn’t just a responsibility for those in law enforcement. LaDonna Long shows how she has used her background to educate others.


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Study: Police Still Arresting — Not Writing Tickets — For Marijuana Possession

Researchers at Roosevelt University spent more than a year studying marijuana arrests across the state, why and where people are arrested and how much it costs.


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An Education In Criminal Justice Has Benefited A Chicago Special Agent

Some may think that getting a Criminal Justice degree is frivolous when hoping to obtain a career in law enforcement.


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Study: School Closings Won’t Help CPS Students

A study by Chicago area university professors has found, if history is any guide, the Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 53 schools will fail when all is said and done.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2013

Roosevelt University’s Mike Cassidy is a full service athletic director. He came on board in 2009 with the challenge of building an entire athletic department from scratch by himself. (Credit: CBS)

Meet The Man Behind Roosevelt’s Athletics Program

While many colleges are cutting back on sports, tiny Roosevelt University in the Loop is building an athletic program from the ground up in a big way.


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Your Chicago: Daniel Smrokowski, Advocate For People With Disabilities

Daniel Smrokowski has been a fixture on the radio at Roosevelt University in Chicago for roughly four years. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.


David Axelrod

Axelrod: Paul Ryan Is A ‘Hard-Right Ideologue,’ ‘Concerning Pick’

Chief Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday called U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) a “far-right ideologue,” and said his selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate will be a “concerning pick” for voters who do not share his values.

CBS 2–08/13/2012

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Report: TIF Funds Aren’t Helping Schools

Are Tax Increment Financing District funds fairly distributed when it comes to Chicago schools? A sociology professor who has looked at the books thinks not.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012


Survive This Economy: Save On Summer Movie Season

Summer means movie, but that can cost you a bundle, especially if you have kids like the Wrights, a suburban couple with four kids.

CBS 2–06/05/2012

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Many Downtown Colleges Canceling Classes During NATO Summit

Thousands of Chicago college students will get a real-life lesson in tight security during the NATO summit in less than two weeks. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports some students will be locked out of their downtown campuses during the summit.

CBS 2–05/07/2012

The Wabash Building is Roosevelt University's vertical campus at 425 S. Wabash. (Mike Krauser/ CBS)

Roosevelt University Opens New 32-Story Vertical Campus

Roosevelt University is celebrating the opening of its new 32-story, 123-million-dollar vertical campus Saturday with a ribbon-cutting and open house.


Jarrett Adams

Wrongfully Convicted Man Graduates From Roosevelt University

For Jarrett Adams, 31, graduating with honors from Roosevelt University wasn’t a day he ever imagined.

WBBM Newsradio–05/04/2012

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Finance Committee OKs Mayor’s Infrastructure Trust Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to fund $1.7 billion worth of public construction projects with private money cleared a major hurdle Monday, after a City Council panel endorsed the plan, following five hours of debate and a mini-revolt from aldermen concerned about a lack of City Council oversight.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

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Parents Rally Downtown For Longer School Day

As 200 students and parents touted a longer school day and other initiatives on Saturday at a rally hosted by the advocacy group “Stand for Children” at Roosevelt University, a small group of protesters picketed outside.

WBBM Newsradio–04/15/2012

Occupy Chicago Activists March To City Hall

Roosevelt University To Offer Course On Occupy Movement

Roosevelt University is set to offer a course all about the Occupy movement.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012