Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

In this month’s issue of Connections, we focus on the Jesuits in their twenties and thirties who are contributing toward the formation of students on our campuses. You will meet the scholastics of Saint Louis University’s Bellarmine House and Boston College’s St. Peter Faber Jesuit Community. You will be inspired by a story shared by the dean of student success at Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago, an institution that serves minority and low-income students in and around Chicago, IL.

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Federal Relations

Federal Relations

In recent months, the higher education community, including AJCU, has lobbied extensively on DACA. We have conducted targeted strategies and provided resources on our websites, including talking points to continue raising awareness of the plight of our students who fear the life-changing consequences and uncertainty surrounding DACA's expiration.

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Sowing the Seeds of Discernment

Sowing the Seeds of Discernment

In his role as Provincial Assistant for Higher Education in the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus, Rev. James J. Miracky, S.J. has had the privilege of helping to encourage younger Jesuits to take up the challenge of the intellectual apostolate to establish, in the words of Rev. Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., the former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, “a bridge of dialogue between Gospel and culture, between sciences and religious traditions.”

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Finding Formation Through The Jesuit Post & Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education

Finding Formation Through The Jesuit Post & Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education

As a graduate of three Jesuit universities, Mr. Lucas Sharma, S.J. (a Jesuit Scholastic of the Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus) now works at Seattle University, where he works on two publications associated with the Jesuits: Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education and The Jesuit Post. Each provides, respectively, both formation opportunities for young Jesuits and resources for those who work in Jesuit higher education.

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She Is Not a Burden

She Is Not a Burden

Rev. Eric Immel, S.J. works at Arrupe College, a groundbreaking program at Loyola University Chicago that seeks to dramatically reimagine how a school can offer and execute a Jesuit, liberal arts education. For one reason or another, Arrupe students weren’t able to start their college careers in what one might call the ‘traditional way’ of Jesuit higher education. Arrupe seeks to help young people build a bridge toward valuable avenues of greater success and opportunity.

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Winter / Spring 2018 AJCU Conferences & Events

Winter / Spring 2018 AJCU Conferences & Events

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 listservs. The following conferences and affiliated Jesuit programs and events will be held this winter and spring.

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