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Soul Schools in the Windy City: 21st Century Change Agents

Magazine article University Business

Soul Schools in the Windy City: 21st Century Change Agents

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CHICAGOANS ARE DISAPPOINTED THAT THE Windy City was voted out for the 2016 Summer Olympics. That said, Chicago higher education can take pride in its remarkable commitment to social justice, and as the home of a community organizer who has taken his place as a global leader.

Indeed, Chicago is host to several world-class professional psychology institutions--institutions with a soul and a mission dedicated to social equity. Consider the Adler School of Professional Psychology, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, and Roosevelt University.

With its main campus in Chicago and branch campus in Vancouver, Adler also offers students cross-cultural service learning experiences in Costa Rica and Mexico. Adler's President Ray Crossman says, "These challenges call for a new way of seeing, a willingness to ask difficult questions, an understanding of diversity, difference, and disadvantage, and the skills to generate community-based solutions on multiple levels and from multiple perspectives."

As the nation's largest freestanding professional psychology school, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology can boast about its campus in Chicago and its new campuses in Southern California--with programs in international psychology, business psychology, and police psychology. …

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