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Central to the aspirational promise of America is the bedrock belief that we are all equal—regardless of the circumstances of our birth—and our flourishing takes place on a level playing field. That is why we have joined more than 160 leaders of American colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA, with the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 11, 2019

Featured in Vogue, Emily Barker (SAIC  2010–15) discusses the intersections of style and social media in advocating for models and persons with disabilities. 

September 18, 2019

"More Speech: A Conversation about the First Amendment," was featured on NPR station WSIU Carbondale's radio program InFocus.

September 18, 2019

Contemporary Practices Assistant Professor Maria Gaspar amplifies the voices of the marginalized at the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

September 18, 2019

SAIC received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

September 16, 2019
LaToya Ruby Frazier at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, in the gallery being prepared for her exhibition of photos "The Last Cruze." (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)

Associate Professor of Photography LaToya Ruby Frazier's work is on view at her first solo show in Chicago.

August 30, 2019

Assistant Professor Mika Tosca (Liberal Arts) recently spoke with WTTW's Chicago Tonight her move from NASA to SAIC and how artists and scientists can work together to communicate to the public about climate change. 

July 11, 2019
A long-neglected mini-golf course in Douglas Park has been brought back to life. Courtesy Pascal Sabino Block Club Chicago

Haman Cross III, artist and instructor in SAIC's Continuing Studies program and Eric Hotchkiss, lecturer in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, worked with youth to design the 18 holes of a mini golf course in Douglas Park.

June 25, 2019