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Message from Dean Anderson: Processing George Floyd Tragedy

June 1, 2020

Dear School of Social Work Community Members, As protests boil over in cities across the country and in our own community following the tragic death of George Floyd, I know that many of us at the School of Social Work are deeply saddened by this inexplicable loss and angered about the actions of the Minneapolis ... Read more

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School of Social Work Virtual Convocation

May 11, 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. The celebration will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. however students should log-on no later than 12:35 p.m. Each student is allocated 4 total graduation “tickets” (Zoom webinar log-in access) to be dispersed to family, friends, and loved ones. This information was sent via email. An in-person ceremony will ... Read more

Student Advocates for Those Aging Out of Foster Care During Pandemic

April 16, 2020

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has agreed to continue protecting soon-to-be 18- and 21-year-olds who are set to age out of the state’s foster care system during the coronavirus pandemic. “At a time when young people … are returning to the homes of their parents all over the country, we ask that ... Read more

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Will Schneider: My Path to Illinois

April 14, 2020

Growing up in a family of social scientists in Brooklyn, New York, it may have been inevitable that I would spend my life exploring the mysteries of human behavior and misbehavior. My father is a psychology professor, and my older brother followed my mother into the sociology field, but I decided to buck tradition and ... Read more