Vernon D. Jarrett Senior Fellow Program
For six and one half years, the late Vernon D. Jarrett
was a Senior Fellow at the Great Cities Institute, during which time
he enriched the institute, its faculty and students with his published
analysis and uncompromising attention to enhancing educational opportunities
for students, especially African American students. As one of the nation’s
leading journalists and observers of the political conditions of cities
and of African Americans, he brought unparalleled distinction to the
Great Cities Institute and to its mission of engaged research. Just
as we were honored to appoint him to the post of senior fellow, through
which he brought his voice and analysis to our studies and to our graduate
students, so now we memorialize and carry on his legacy as a voice of
social justice and responsible study.
2008 Vernon D. Jarrett Senior Fellow
2006 Vernon D. Jarrett Senior Fellow
The Vernon D. Jarrett Lecture Series
The Vernon D. Jarrett Lecture Series brings respected public intellectuals and researchers from UIC and across the country to Great Cities to share their work, analysis, and ideas in the spirit of Vernon Jarrett’s writings and social commentary. The theme for 2006 is “Race and Education in the 21st Century”.
2006-2007 Vernon D. Jarrett Lectures
April 18, 2007
Roland Martin on Race and Education in the 21st Century
Roland S. Martin is a nationally syndicated columnist, host of the Roland S. Martin show on WVON-AM in Chicago, a commentator for TV One cable network, and a contributor to CNN. More information can be found at http://www.rolandsmartin.com/.
September 12, 2006
The HistoryMakers: A New Primary Source for Scholars
Julieanna Richardson is the Vernon D. Jarrett Senior Fellow at Great Cities Institute and President and Founder of The HistoryMakers. More information on The HistoryMakers can be found at http://www.thehistorymakers.com/.
The Vernon D. Jarrett Graduate Student of Public Affairs
Each year, the Great Cities Institute awards a research assistantship to a promising graduate student in urban affairs. This student will receive a tuition waiver and a stipend to support research at the Institute in a field consistent with Vernon D. Jarrett’s work and writings. The graduate student is selected from either the Urban Planning and Policy or the Public Administration graduate programs. The student will spend a year at Great Cities working closely with the Vernon D. Jarrett Great Cities Fellow.
2006 - 2007 Vernon D. Jarrett Graduate Student of Urban
2005 - 2006 Vernon D. Jarrett Graduate Students of Urban