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Fall – Spring 2023

The Way to Game the Music of Life: An Interview with Dean David T. Boyd Heading link

By Elizabeth Sodimu

As the Dean of Admissions and Recruitment for the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Honors College, David T. Boyd is a man with many hats, or headphones – Dean Boyd is also a DJ, with roots in the Chicago house movement that began in the 70s and early 80s. I met Dean Boyd in his office in Burnham Hall, where he recounted his experiences as a DJ, his role as a Dean, and his pursuit of a PhD in Education Leadership.

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Uprooted!: Brandon Ishikata Regarding Features and Honors with the Museum of California and the Japanese American National Museum Heading link

By Christian Rodriguez-Hernandez

An interview with Brandon Ishikata, an Honors College Academic Advisor and course instructor, who will be in an upcoming exhibit with the Museum of California and is listed as one of the Japanese American National Museum’s 30 Changemakers Under 30.

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Being your own advocate with Madeline Zuzevich Heading link

By Erica Lande

Madeline Zuzevich models what it means to “be your own advocate.” She came to the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) as a Neuroscience major, but ended with a Bachelor of Arts in English. From one of many small Chicago suburbs that are typically lost in the shuffle, Madeline stands out.

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Interview with Faculty Fellow Jennifer Reeder Heading link

By Tegan Amato

Filmmaker, arts professor and UIC Honors College faculty fellow Jennifer Reeder uses her films to connect to a wide audience to show the horror and the beauty that can be found in human connection.

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UIC senior lecturer Dr. Margena Christian is selected for the 2022-2023 OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship Heading link

By Fiona Lashmet

Dr. Margena Christian teaches at UIC and the Honors College and is a founding faculty member of the Professional Writing minor. She has been selected for the 2022-2023 OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship, a prestigious year-long program designed to increase the impact of underrepresented thinkers from top institutions. In addition to teaching, she has been a writer and editor for JET and EBONY magazine.

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