Dominican Student Serves as Research Intern with Morton Arboretum

Kamil Orozco, a Dominican senior, is serving as a research technician fellow with Morton Arboretum's tree health program. In this video, created as part of the arboretum's fundraising campaign, she is conducting data analysis on trees in La Villita Park in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. "Trees are our first line of defense," she says in the video, which you watch here

Dominican Ranked #10 in Midwest by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican University #10 in the Midwest in its prestigious 2022 Best Colleges publication. This is the second year in a row that Dominican has been ranked #10, after being included in the top 20 of Midwest Regional Universities for more than 20 years. Widely considered to be the leader in the college rankings field, U.S. News & World Report evaluates nearly 160 universities in the Midwest.

Dominican University Presents Acclaimed Writer Ana Castillo

In honor of Latine Heritage Month, Dominican University presents distinguished writer Ana Castillo, discussing her most recent book of poetry, My Book of the Dead, on Wednesday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m. A book signing will follow Castillo’s lecture. The program will be held in the Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest.

Castillo is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Her acclaimed works include So Far from God 1993), Peel My Love Like an

Call Her Glena, Dominican's New President

In an interview with the Wednesday Journal, conducted one week into her presidency at Dominican, Glena Temple described her role as being very different than a typical 9 to 5 job. 

"If you look at it as a job, the hours and the work can be a lot. But I love going to the athletic games of students or the fine arts performances or the art shows or research presentations, and that doesn't feel like work. That feels like the celebration of a community I care about--and that's what makes this job great!"

Dominican Conference Highlights Diversity of Latino College Students

Melissa Cedillo covered Dominican University's "El Futuro is Here" conference for the National Catholic Reporter and reported that speakers discussed their diverse Latino backgrounds, described by Jeanette Rodriguez, professor of theology and religious studies at Seattle University, as a combination of mestijafe (mixed race), which, in her case, includes family members representing Ecuador. Mexico, Puerto Rico, Germany, Vietnam and Cuba. 

New President Drawn to Dominican's Mission

Chicago Catholic profiled Dominican President Glena Temple, one week into her tenure on campus. When asked why she considered leaving Viterbo University, where she had been for 20 years, including a stint as president, Temple indicated thar, while she was not actively looking for another job, Dominican was attractive as a role model for best practices in serving the needs of a diverse student body.