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Spr 17 | Congratulations to our CRES majors honored at the College Honors Awards Ceremony!

Mary Blair, Lily Chen, Stephanie Greene, Natalie Richardson, Dhyana Taylor, Zachery Taylor, and Soreti Teshome. Read further for more information.  

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May 10, 2017 | Director of the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture

To: Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture
From: Melissa Gilliam, Vice Provost

I write to announce the appointment of Professor Cathy Cohen as the interim director of the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture (CSRPC)...

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Mar 10, 2017 | Statement on Hate-Based Vandalism at 5733 S. University Ave.

To all the Members of the Community at 5733 S University at CSRPC and CSGS:

By now you may have heard that last night someone posted a racist flyer on the main door of 5733 S University. Similar flyers were also posted elsewhere on campus. The UCPD subsequently apprehended a man who was carrying flyers and spray paint, and whose face was concealed by a bandana. We are told that he was released with a warning for trespassing.

This is not the first time posters like this have been found on campus. We want first of all to affirm to our community that this behavior is unacceptable. 5733 S University is and will remain a place where people from all marginalized communities are welcome and working together in solidarity is core to our missions.  Next week during exam week from 9am to 5pm, all who wish are welcome to come to the Centers’ Community Room to gather in solidarity and to have a quiet, safe space to read, study, and write.

Second, we want to let you know that we are planning a community forum to discuss recent incidents of hate speech on campus and responses to them at 5710 S Woodlawn on March 29th, at 4:30pm.

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Jun 18 | Alumnus Derrick R. Brooms discusses his book on black male students

In his new book, Being Black, Being Male on Campus (State University of New York Press, 2017), Derrick R. Brooms, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Louisville, injects into the dialogue a voice that is often left out: that of the black male students themselves. Read more in this Chronicle of Higher Education article >>

Jun 14 | CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Craig Futterman explains police oversight agreement

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday morning seeks federal intervention “to end the historical and on-going pattern and practice of excessive force by police officers in Chicago.”  Clinical law professor Craig Futterman serves as the plaintiff's lead attorney.  Read more here

Jun 5 | 2017 Wayne C. Booth Prize winners

The Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prizes for Excellence in Teaching recognize outstanding instruction from graduate students in different fields. College students and faculty members nominate the recipients for the awards.

The prizes were established in 1991 in honor of Booth, the George M. Pullman Professor of Language & Literature and the College. This year’s winners are Christian Ferko, Maeve Hooper, Omie Hsu and John Park.  Omie Hsu served as a lecturer for the CSRPC in the Fall of 2016 and taught a course entitled "Asian American Studies (not quite introductory). Our students were truly fortunate to share space with her in the classroom.

May 22 | “A Case for Reparations at the University of Chicago”

"A Case for Reparations at the University of Chicago," by History PhD students Ashley Finigan, Caine Jordan, Guy Emerson Mount, and Kai Parker.  Read more in the "Black Perspectives" publication of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS).

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