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The AJCU Conference on Diversity and Equity (CDE) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Bill Davis Scholarship. This scholarship is named in honor of the late Mr. Bill Davis, director of the Upward Bound project at Loyola University Chicago from 1969-1990, and one of the founding members of CDE. This scholarship, awarded annually, commemorates his commitment to education, public image, and student of color motivation.
On the occasion of this week's European Association for International Education (EAIE), Loyola University Andalusia, the Jesuit university of Seville, has joined forces with the newly-organized International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) to promote collaboration and exhibit the universality of the values of justice, dialogue and work at the service of others that inspire Ignatian education. Under the guidance of Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., the General Secretary of Higher Education for the Society of Jesus, the IAJU seeks to create common lines of work and projects that involve the whole Jesuit educational community, from students and teachers to administrators.
On Tuesday, September 12th, U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. Jesuit institutions were featured prominently on the list.
On Tuesday, September 5th, President Donald Trump announced the rescission of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) issued a statement urging Congress to enact legislation that would protect the 800,000 students and young professionals affected by the program's rescission. Many presidents of the nation's Jesuit colleges and universities joined AJCU in issuing statements of their own in defense of the program.
Across the country, members of the class of 2021 are moving onto Jesuit campuses and beginning a new chapter in their lives as college students. For several schools, the class of 2021 is their largest freshman class ever. Read on for highlights from move-in week, including videos and photos of the newest Jesuit-educated students on our campuses!
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: email@example.com 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.