Take Action: Grad Students’ Financial Aid Compromised by HR 4508
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Take Action: Grad Students’ Financial Aid Compromised by HR 4508

HR 4508 would make student loans less available to grad students, forcing many to borrow at a potentially higher cost and risk from the private loan market. Affected students are encouraged to contact their representatives and share their concerns. With financial aid for graduate students in the crosshairs, now is the time to act. Congress … Continue reading »

Illinois’ 5th District State Reps: Meet the Candidates, Attend Free Feb. 12 Forum
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Illinois’ 5th District State Reps: Meet the Candidates, Attend Free Feb. 12 Forum

Representatives from the League of Black Women and Equal-Vote Local are teaming up in advance of the March 20 primary election to ensure constituents have the knowledge they need to cast an informed ballot at the polls. At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, candidates vying for a seat in Illinois’ fifth state house district … Continue reading »

Illuminating Truths About Substance Use and the Road to Recovery
Social Justice

Illuminating Truths About Substance Use and the Road to Recovery

Kristin Yarnell is an Adler University alumnus who earned a master of arts degree in art therapy through the Chicago campus. While doing so, she secured a full-time job at Serenity House, a suburban Chicago nonprofit organization aimed at helping people recover from chemical dependence and substance use. I grew up thinking people who identified as addicts … Continue reading »

Feeling Ignited, Connected, Pushed During the 2018 Adler Retreat
Centers & Institute / Social Justice

Feeling Ignited, Connected, Pushed During the 2018 Adler Retreat

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, community members on all three Adler University campuses — Chicago, Online and Vancouver — convened to dive deeper into the core of our mission and values by participating in the Annual 2018 Adler Retreat. Spearheaded by the university’s Center for Civic Learning and Community Action, this year’s event featured activities, workshops, breakout sessions, panel … Continue reading »

The DACA Repeal: What You Need To Know
Social Justice

The DACA Repeal: What You Need To Know

In the wake of sweeping changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, stakeholders from across the U.S. have been making a collective effort to improve how colleges and universities address immigration-related matters affecting their campuses. Adler University is no exception. A longtime champion of DACA, President Raymond Crossman, Ph.D., most recently joined more than two … Continue reading »

Honoring Faith Through Social Justice: My Sunday Morning With President Jimmy Carter
Social Justice

Honoring Faith Through Social Justice: My Sunday Morning With President Jimmy Carter

Kathleen Harter is an Adler University Online Campus student pursuing a master of arts degree in nonprofit management. She was one of three winners of the 2016-2017 Student Affairs Essay Contest, which centered on spirituality and social justice; and in Harter’s case, a morning with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Containing my excitement was difficult as I … Continue reading »

Today and Every Day, We Celebrate Dr. Harold Mosak: Founder, Activist, Adlerian
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Today and Every Day, We Celebrate Dr. Harold Mosak: Founder, Activist, Adlerian

Of course, Alfred Adler is the founder of Adlerian psychology, and the namesake of Adler University. But in line with his community-driven school of thought was the start of our institution – one marked by the holistic collaboration of key Adlerian leaders. We are continually grateful to our university founders for their formidable sacrifices, groundbreaking … Continue reading »

Evolving Career Goals: Discovering the ‘Social Justice’ in Sport & Health Psych
Academic Programs / Social Justice

Evolving Career Goals: Discovering the ‘Social Justice’ in Sport & Health Psych

Dillon Waschenbach is an Adler University student identifying his personal and career goals while completing the Master’s in Counseling: Sport and Health Psychology program. I had already identified where I wanted to start my career and what population I wanted to serve before enrolling at Adler University. I was dead set on working in an athletic department with … Continue reading »

Diving Into the Digital Storytelling of Social Change Magazine
Marketing & Communication / Social Justice

Diving Into the Digital Storytelling of Social Change Magazine

As Adler University’s Associate Director of Communications, Evan Bryson helped facilitate the creation of Social Change magazine. In what ways does an online magazine facilitate activism? How do you hope readers navigate and leverage the new platform? It’s like the Washington Post’s masthead says, “Democracy dies in the dark.” Movements, manifestos, research, reportage — those … Continue reading »

Adlerians React to White Supremacy Violence in Charlottesville
Adlerian Leaders / Social Justice

Adlerians React to White Supremacy Violence in Charlottesville

Adler University’s mission is to advance social justice. Our institution has consistently taken a stand against the kind of injustice seen in the past week’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia — From our iconoclast Alfred Adler denouncing Nazis in the early 1930s; to our founder, Rudolf Dreikurs, writing about issues of inequality in the 1970s; to our president, Raymond Crossman, … Continue reading »

Refugees Remind Us ‘Surrendering is Not an Option’
In The Classroom / Social Justice

Refugees Remind Us ‘Surrendering is Not an Option’

Marisol Bucio is a current Adler University student pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health. She works with refugees in Chicago, and was selected this past spring for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program led by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Bucio will receive funding and training to facilitate her education and service to underserved minority populations. … Continue reading »