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Executive Dean of the Vancouver Campus Brad O’Hara, Ph.D., addresses the finding of children’s remains in an unmarked grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia and discusses the need to to do more to address this history of injustice and its legacy, in a message to Vancouver Campus students, faculty, and staff.
Adler University has received a generous $369,000 gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the initiatives of the Illinois Coalition for Higher Education in Prison (IL-CHEP) over the next two years. The Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ) will help the coalition build capacity and advance its initiatives to expand access to higher education in prison.
Kyra Lobbins joins Adler University in the role of Chief of Staff on May 17, bringing years of experience in higher education and leadership to the role.
Adler University’s Online Campus will be launching a pilot program, through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections, to increase access to higher education for individuals who are incarcerated.
Adler University President Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., reflects on efforts over the last year to address racial injustice inside the University and shares the need for and commitment to ongoing work to ensure that Adler University is a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for Black students, faculty, and staff.
“While I am encouraged by today’s decision to hold Mr. Floyd’s killer accountable, it does not change that he was murdered at the hands of a police officer, a fate prescribed to far too many Black people across the United States. relief that a just verdict was rendered is fleeting, at a time when racism continues unabated.”
Adler University President Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., addresses the recent killing of Adam Toledo and the need to act against systemic racism and police brutality, in a message to students, faculty, and staff.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Academic Affairs selected Erica Wade-Ball, Ph.D., to serve as the University’s inaugural Diversity Faculty Fellow. The program provides faculty members with opportunities to develop and implement strategies and initiatives that improve the success of minoritized students, faculty, and staff.
Adler University’s Emergency Response Scholarship Fund has provided grants totaling nearly $1 million to support students experiencing financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adler University has joined the American Council on Education and nearly 1,200 other institutions across the U.S. to support the federal Pell Grant program and to call for doubling the maximum award in a letter to Congress.