October 2014 in St. Louis, MO: Reflections from a University President

On October 18, 2014, Saint Louis University’s newly inaugurated president, Dr. Fred P. Pestello, reached a thirteen-point agreement, later dubbed the Clock Tower Accords, with protesters on the processes for enhancing racial equity on the University’s campus. In the following interview, Dr. Pestello gives a first-person account of the events and explains how principled decision-making, guided by the values of the Society of Jesus, transformed an occupation into an opportunity for the institution’s community to flourish.

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From Arrupe to Magis: One University’s Efforts to Increase Diversity

As one of the largest Jesuit universities in the country—located in one of the largest cities in America—Loyola University Chicago is committed to the ideal of “a diverse community seeking God in all things.” That mission is never far from sight. Within the past few months, the University has implemented several key initiatives specifically focused on recruiting and retaining more minority students.

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An 'Engineer of New Ideas' Leads Diversity Efforts at Marquette University

Marquette University is experiencing exciting momentum around issues of diversity and inclusion. In addition to a dynamic administrator leading the new Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, a campus climate study was completed in Fall 2015 and a new LGBTQ Resource Center and Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies were developed.

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