U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) recently announced a congressional resolution honoring Roosevelt University's 70th anniversary.
“From its founding, Roosevelt University has stood by its mission: to make higher education available to all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, racial or ethnic origin, age or gender," Quigley said. "For 70 years, the university has upheld the values of inclusiveness, opportunity and social justice. In the next 70 years, I know Roosevelt will continue to provide transformational experiences and opportunities for discovery, shaping generations of socially conscious citizens. Congratulations to Dr. Chuck Middleton and the entire Roosevelt community on the university’s 70th anniversary.”
Joining Quigley in honoring the university were Reps. Bobby Rush (D-IL), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), Danny Davis (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Bill Foster (D-IL) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). Also, U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) sponsored the senate companion bill.
“Seventy years ago, Roosevelt University was founded on a mission of civic and social responsibility," Durbin said. "Over the last seven decades, Roosevelt University has remained true to those values, graduating a diverse body of students, many of whom have dedicated themselves to advancing the causes of social justice throughout our state and around the world."