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This fall, many Jesuit alumni events will be taking place across the country. Below is a full list that will be updated over the next few months. Questions or suggestions? Please contact AJCU's director of communications, Deanna Howes Spiro: firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 862-9893.
On Monday, August 21st, much of the country will be able to see a once-in-a-generation total solar eclipse. And if you happen to be on a Jesuit campus, you'll get to see it in the company of faculty, staff and students during solar eclipse parties!
On Thursday, July 20th, over 360 student leaders and staff from Jesuit institutions across the country gathered on Capitol Hill to prepare for a day of meetings with Members of Congress. Students and staff from Georgetown University and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities organized the event as part of the National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference (NJSLC), which Georgetown is hosting this year for the first time.
From June 28th through July 2nd, more than 500 alumni and friends of Jesuit colleges and universities throughout the world met at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio for the first North American Congress of the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA). Held every four years, WUJA is a global gathering for Jesuit alumni to engage in collaboration and share in their mutual connections to the Society of Jesus and Jesuit education.
On Tuesday, June 13th, seventy faculty, staff and administrators from twenty-six Jesuit colleges and universities across the country came together at Loyola University Chicago for the fourteenth Jesuit Leadership Seminar. For the next three days, they learned about the history and contemporary landscape of Jesuit higher education from noted guest speakers, and engaged in constructive dialogue about ways that they can live out their institutions’ shared mission through their work.
The AJCU Conference on Diversity and Equity (CDE) celebrated 36 years of excellence, leadership and walking in solidarity with marginalized populations during its annual meeting at Fairfield University from June 13th to 16th.
This year, best-selling author and Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, S.J. will deliver the commencement addresses at Loyola University Maryland and the University of Scranton. He will also be receiving his 12th and 13th honorary degrees, tying the late Tim Russert's record for honorary degrees from Jesuit colleges and universities. AJCU's director of communications, Deanna Howes, recently sat down with Fr. Martin at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. to discuss commencement season and Jesuit education.
It's that time of year again! We have the full list of speakers and dates for the 2017 commencement ceremonies at the twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
On Tuesday, April 18th, just two days after Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, Georgetown University held a Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope to apologize for its historical legacy of slavery and to promote reconciliation. While the University did not directly own slaves, Georgetown benefited financially from the sale of 272 enslaved individuals by the Maryland Province Jesuits in 1838.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), representing twenty-eight Jesuit institutions across the United States, cannot support the Administration’s proposed higher education budget for FY18.