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Reflecting on Juneteenth and Its Significance Today

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865, to take control of the state and announce that all enslaved people be…

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Doctoral Alumnus Named University President

Mark A. Roberts, Ph.D., 2007 has been named the president of Reinhardt University. Founded in 1883, Reinhardt is a private, comprehensive institution grounded in the liberal arts located in Waleska,…

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Institute for Social Justice is Launched

The Institute for Social Justice (ISJ) has been launched by Union Institute & University to promote social justice and equity. The mission of ISJ is to apply theory to practice…

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Union Institute & University Moves National Headquarters to New Cincinnati Location

Union Institute & University President Karen Schuster Webb and the Board of Trustees announced the move of its national headquarters to Baldwin 500, 2090 Florence Avenue in Walnut Hills. “On…

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Alumna is new chief of police

Bisa French (B.S. 2012) is the new chief of police of Richmond, California, effective August 1, 2020. She is making history as the first woman and woman of color to…

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Thomas Dugger is Union’s First Executive in Residence

Thomas Dugger, an accomplished nonprofit leader, has joined Union as its first Executive in Residence. The former Scout Executive/Chief Executive Officer of the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America…

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Ph.D. Alumni appointed to prestigious higher education roles

Two Union doctoral alumni will continue to positively impact student success in new roles this fall. G. Koryoe Anim-Wright, Ph.D. 1996 with a concentration in Communications, has been named the…

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Union Earns Important National Accreditation for Two Programs

B.S. in Social Work and new M.A. in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics pass a rigorous process. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Nelson Soto announced this week the…

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Individual donors provide COVID-19 emergency fund support to 33 students to help them stay in school

Union’s student COVID-19 emergency fund was seeded by a $5,000 contribution from Union’s International Alumni Association Fund, with a goal to provide one-time grants of $300 to Union students to…

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Stay Connected: Union alumni respond to COVID-19 (Third Edition)

Welcome to the third edition of Stay Connected where we share how Union students and alumni are responding to the pandemic. Stay Connected during these challenging times by sharing information,…

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Salute to Marine Veteran and Union Institute & University alumni named Humanitarian of the Year

Alumnus Mitch Rivas, who is also a Marine Corps veteran, was named Humanitarian of the Year by the National Association of Letter Carriers Heroes of the Year ceremony on October…

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Union Institute & University President Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

President Karen Schuster Webb, Ph.D. was honored by The Gestalt Center for Organization & Systems Development (Gestalt OSD Center) in Cleveland, Ohio with a Lifetime Achievement Award on August 10,…

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Union Institute & University and Rotary Club to host reception for Mandela Washington Fellows

Union Institute & University and Rotary Club of Cincinnati will host a reception for Mandela Washington Fellows on Wednesday, August 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the university’s…

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Alumni Spotlight: Agyei Ekundayo

Welcome to “Alumni Spotlight.” Learn how our Union Institute & University (UI&U) graduates live the UI&U mission of engagement, enlightenment, and empowerment. Featured this month: Agyei Ekundayo Education: Graduate Certificate…

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A Perspective on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Noted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. biographer, historian, and UI&U doctoral faculty member Stewart Burns recently gave an interview on Dr. King’s civil rights activism. The Sojourner’s Truth, Toledo, Ohio’s…

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