September 2019 Connections
Student Activism on Jesuit Campuses
From inside the classroom to out in their communities, students at Jesuit schools are learning how to become advocates for the social issues of our day. Learn more in this first issue of Connections for the 2019-20 academic year.
In 1967, Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J issued an "Interracial Apostolate," calling on Jesuit institutions to find solutions toward racial tolerance and unity. But for Marquette University, this started before then, and continues to this day.
When Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Ph.D. set out to create a course on #BlackLivesMatter, she wanted to create an experience that would link the use of social media to post-racial social activism; in Baltimore, this course (taught at Loyola University Maryland), couldn't be more timely.
As campus leaders who seek to be agents of change, members of the Jesuit Student Government Alliance are doing so within the values of the Jesuit mission: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (“For the Greater Glory of God”) motivates each campus leader to act in best practice for and with God, human beings and the environment.
This past summer, a new “team” of immigration advocates gathered at John Carroll University for the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s (ISN) 2019 Ignatian Justice Summit on Immigration. This team was comprised of twenty-seven students from fourteen Jesuit schools across the United States, all entering the immigration justice conversation from a wide variety of life, faith and justice backgrounds and worldviews—encompassing everything from lived migration experience to allyship.
AJCU’s new director of government relations, Jenny Smulson, explains what’s next for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and recaps the 22nd annual AJCU Government Relations Network Conference on September 17-18.
This fall will see a number of meetings on Jesuit campuses for AJCU Conferences and affinity groups, as well as events for alumni and friends of Jesuit colleges and universities.
September 2015: The Impact of HEA Reauthorization on AJCU Campuses
October 2015: 100th Anniversary of Alpha Sigma Nu
November 2015: The Jesuit Mission of Graduate & Professional Programs
December 2015: Celebrating the Arts on Jesuit Campuses
January 2016: The Impact of STEM Programs on Jesuit Institutions
February 2016: Diversity on Jesuit Campuses
March 2016: The Jesuit Mission of Athletic Programs
April 2016: Eco-Jesuit: Campus Responses to Laudato Si'
May 2016: How Jesuit Institutions Help Alumni Live the Mission
AJCU Connections Archive (2015-Present)
March 2019: Eloquentia Perfecta
February 2019: Interdisciplinary Learning on AJCU Campuses
January 2019: The Food & Drink Issue
November 2018: Jesuit Schools Trace the Path of St. Ignatius
October 2018: Jesuit Schools Get Out the Vote!
September 2018: The Migration Crisis | How Are Jesuit Institutions Responding?
September 2017: How Jesuit Institutions Serve Under-Served Populations
October 2017: Jesuit Business Education
November 2017: Breakthroughs in Faculty Research
December 2017: The Mission of Jesuit Medical & Nursing Programs
January 2018: Young Jesuits in Higher Education
March 2018: Forming Ignatian Leaders on Jesuit Campuses
April 2018: Finding God in All Things: Prayer Spaces on Jesuit Campuses
May 2018: Building a Culture of Philanthropy
September 2016: Town & Gown Partnerships for Jesuit Schools
October 2016: Election 2016 on Jesuit Campuses
November 2016: Distinguished Faculty on Jesuit Campuses
December 2016: Impact of GC36 on Jesuit Education
January 2017: Social Innovation on Jesuit Campuses
February 2017: Fostering Mission & Identity on Jesuit Campuses
March 2017: Honors Programs at Jesuit Institutions
April 2017: Celebrating Student Scholarship at Jesuit Institutions
May 2017: Marketing the Mission of Jesuit Education