Federal Relations

Federal Relations

President Barack Obama has served America with grace and professionalism during his eight-year tenure. Because of his involvement in education reform, he may be considered one of the most influential higher education presidents in history. Who better understood the nuances of our complicated system or believed strongly that higher education must play a significant part in the United States economy and global market? President Obama did.

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Saving Lives Through Innovation at Santa Clara University

Saving Lives Through Innovation at Santa Clara University

As a Center of Distinction that promotes social entrepreneurship – using business-based techniques to develop innovative solutions that fight poverty and address social and environmental issues – Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University has been delighted to see the surge in interest in “impact investing” by the Catholic Church, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and even Pope Francis. This type of investing considers both profit and social impact – reducing pollution, increasing employment, improving quality of life, and more – as measurements of success.

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Seattle University's ‘Low bono’ Program Helps Make Legal Assistance Affordable

Seattle University's ‘Low bono’ Program Helps Make Legal Assistance Affordable

For wealthy Americans in need of legal help, there’s no shortage of lawyers at their disposal. And for impoverished Americans, pro bono lawyers or public defenders are often able to step in. But what about those who fall somewhere in between? An emerging trend in legal services is the “low bono” practice, in which lawyers offer reduced fees to low- and moderate-income clients. Seattle University School of Law launched an innovative program in 2013 to help prepare lawyers who can fill this need.

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The Midwest Jesuit Collaborative on Social Innovation (J-COSI)

The Midwest Jesuit Collaborative on Social Innovation (J-COSI)

In June 2016, representatives of seven Jesuit institutions in the Midwest gathered at Marquette University to discuss a general framework for cooperation that is intended to improve their respective local communities through social innovation and entrepreneurship. Together, the institutions are part of the Midwest Jesuit Collaborative on Social Innovation (J-COSI).

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Winter / Spring 2017 AJCU Conference Schedule

Winter / Spring 2017 AJCU Conference Schedule

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) sponsors over 30 conferences (affinity groups) within the AJCU Network. Most of the AJCU conferences host meetings at least once a year, and many of them facilitate regular communication among members through AJCU listservs. The following conferences and AJCU-affiliated programs will meet in winter and spring 2017:

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