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Events 2022-2023

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July 25, Monday (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) Freshmen Roosevelt Orientation. Now that you have had a chance to visit campus, stop by the office to say hello, and to register for classes, we will meet online during the summer to familiarize the group with goals and resources in anticipation of freshman year, and beyond. We will have a chance to bet to know each other and answer questions in connection with planning. 

August 25, Thursday (4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) All Roosevelt Fall Welcome. The Roosevelt Student Advisory Council and upper classmen will introduce themselves, and speak about both their plans for the coming year, and upcoming recruitment efforts for new sophomore and junior Advisory Council members. The group will provide tips and answer questions for new freshmen. Break out sessions will follow.

September 13, Tuesday (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Albany Politics: Media Voices.After watching the COVID crisis wind down and the state and the city begin to get back to business, there can be no doubt that state leadership and state politics matters. In this discussion, hear about the current big issues in NYS - the upcoming fall election, division over criminal justice reform, the end of state emergency powers, the future of the MTA, and how redistricting may impact the 2022 election. This forum will be driven by your questions. Our guests are also happy to discuss his career path. Take a look at City & State and local news outlets to get up-to-date quickly on the scene in Albany. On Zoom with our out-of-town guests 

  • Zack Fink covers Albany for NY1 News, the 24-hour cable station in New York City. Prior to that he covered politics in New Jersey for 13 years, his final three as State House Correspondent for New Jersey Network, the former PBS station.
  • Keshia Clukey covers Albany for Bloomberg. Prior to that, she covered NYS K-12 and higher education for Politico's Albany bureau. She has worked at several newspapers in the state, most recently the Times Union in Albany.

September 18, Sunday (12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Social Meet-Up at Smorgasborg Prospect Park. Please watch email for logistics. RSVP to be added to WhatsApp Chat

September 23, Friday (1 p.m. - 2 p.m.) New York City's Economic Future, with Michael Hendrix, Director of State and Local Policy at the Manhattan Institute. Previously, Mr. Hendrix served as senior director for research and emerging issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Hendrix is a frequent public speaker, and his writings have appeared in, among others, National Review, City Journal, and National Affairs.


October 4, Tuesday (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service: Programs & Admissions Tips. A public affairs degree can give students the skills to digest and communicate a lot of information, and to think broadly about the challenges facing our local and national governments today. This discussion will include an in depth description of the offerings at Wagner, and how to develop yourself into a strong candidate. Led by Sarah Arikian-Coe, Assistant Director of Admissions.

October 18, Tuesday (2:45 p.m. - 3:45) Seniors Group Advising Meeting

October 25, Tuesday (2:45 - 3:45) Juniors Group Advising Meeting

October 26, Wednesday (2:45 - 3:45) Sophomores Group Advising

October 26, Wednesday (6:00 - 7:00) Founding A Non-Profit. Presentation and discussion with Heather M. Butts, JD, MPH, MA. Ms. Butts is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths, programs that benefit adolescents by encouraging overall growth though workshops and other projects that focus on health and life-skills. Ms. Butts is an Assistant Professor, Long Island University. Board member of several non-profits that focus on young people and underserved populations. Background in psychology in education, as well as teaching and counseling young people. Ms. Butts received her BA from Princeton University, her JD from St. John's University School of Law, her MPH from Harvard University, and her MA in teaching from Teachers College Columbia University.


November 2, Wednesday (2:30 - 3:30): Panel on Careers in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Keline Adams, MA, Associate Director DEI Projects, Penguin Random House 
  • Grace Halvorson, MA in progress, Racial Justice Program Manager, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Olivia Holmes, Ph.D., Social Psychologist Researcher, Praxis Labs
  • Phillip Marcus Jr., MA, Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Wellness, Chappaqua Central School District

November 22, Tuesday (2:30 - 3:30): Required for all Freshmen Scholars - Phil Klay Discussion


December 13, Tuesday (6:45 - 7:45) Panel on Careers in Corporate Accountability & Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

  • Eline Andresen, Senior Data Business Analyst - ESG, Fitch Group, Inc., Baruch BA '17, NYU MS Global Affairs '19
  • John Ferrara, Research Manager, As You Sow, Hunter BA '14
  • Jessica Jean-François, Associate Director, Standards Management, B Lab, George Washington BS '08, City College MAEd '10, Harvard MUP '17
  • Manna Samuel, Senior Associate, Sustainability & ESG Services, PwC, Baruch BBA '17, Fordham MS Accounting & Finance '19

February 7,  Tuesday (2:30 - 3:30) ALL WELCOME - REQUIRED FOR FRESHMEN: Campus Opportunities Mentoring Speed Rounds. Upperclassmen will share their own experiences with the campus involvement that has been most meaningful to them. Past discussions have included Generation Citizen, Model U.N., Sustainable Cities, The Envoy, Moot Court, Welfare Rights Initiative, NYPRIG among others. Late lunch will be served. 

February 14, Tuesday & March 1, Thursday (5:00 - 6:00) SOPHOMORES (Cohort Entry 2021): Connect the Dots with OPS, Parts I & II. Dr. Stephen Lassonde from the Office of Prestigious Scholarships & Fellowships will lead these two sessions on how to put together a narrative about your experience, background, and goals for purposes of all kinds of opportunities. Dr. Lassonde may send relevant info/materials in advance of the workshop. Please RSVP HERE for headcount and communication. 

February 28 (2:30 - 3:30) Group Book Discussion with Breakout: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Late lunch will be served. Room 417 West. Please RSVP HERE for headcount.


March 10, Friday (6:00 - ??) Meet up @ New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West. Pay as you wish (minimum $.01) starting Fridays at 6 p.m. but you must REGISTER STARTING FEB 10 for timed entry. This exhibit is open to the public and free spots will fill up. Be sure to register early. Crafting Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Free Black Potter Thomas W. Commeraw. Folks can stay for as little or as long as they like. We might look for snacks/dinner afterward together for those who are interested. So that organizers know who is interested and coordinate meet up, please RSVP HERE.

March 21, Tuesday (6:30 - 7:30) Panel on Careers in Education Policy & Advocacy

  • Melissa Clarke, New York Policy Director, UAspire, Kingsborough CC AA '13, John Jay College BA ' 15, Columbia University MSW '18
  • Christine Nick, Director of K-12 Programs, Reach the World, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts BA, St. John's University MEd '12, Hunter College EdD '23
  • Lucy Y. Recio, Senior Advisor, Narrative and Movement Building, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Georgetown BA '08, Baruch College MPA '13

March 24, Friday (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Researching Resume Builders. Are you thinking about summer internships but aren't sure how to get started? Worried that you don't have enough experience to get experience? This discussion will address students at various starting points and levels. We will discuss strategies for first experiences; exploring your interests; setting up a system to move ahead for the long term, and more.

March 28,(note date change) Tuesday (2:30 - 3:30) 4th Annual Roosevelt Fortnight Research Exchange, Co-sponsored by the Office of Prestigious Scholarships & Fellowships. In addition to research presentations by students, Dr. Stephen Lassonde from OPS will join us to discuss the importance of research projects and the trajectory of your academic experience and long term career opportunities. Late lunch will be served. Room 603 West. 

  • Tudor Boanda, The Minimum Corporate Tax & and the Challenge of Global Cooperation
  • Filippo Vanni, Union Square: Entry to the City
  • JC Santiaguel, Hitler's Heralds: The Right-Wing Paramilitary Groups and Veterans of Post-World War I Germany


April 18, Tuesday (2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)  Grove Mississippi Service Corps Report. Students will report out on their recent trip to Jackson. Lunch will be available starting at 1:00 in the Four Freedoms Room at Roosevelt House. Presentations will begin at 2:30 in the Roosevelt House Auditorium.

April 21, Friday (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Meet Up!  Join fellow Roosevelts at The Museum of the City of New York: Activist New York for a self-guided tour. You do not need to stay from 2:00-4:00 to attend! Admission is free. All who RSVP will be added to a WhatsApp group to coordinate. RSVP Here.
May 9, Tuesday (5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Lessons from a Leader - Featured Guest Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab. In 2022, Jennifer J. Raab marked her 21st year as President of Hunter College — the largest college in the CUNY system, with more than 24,000 students, five schools, and an annual operating budget of more than $250 million. During her time at Hunter, President Raab -- the longest-service President at CUNY -- has led its successful transformation from an open-admissions institution to a selective, highly ranked college. Dinnertime snacks will be served. President's Conference Room, 1700 East Building.
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