Jesuit Schools Celebrate Christmas 2018

Jesuit Schools Celebrate Christmas 2018

It has become a tradition for our schools to produce Christmas videos featuring greetings and well wishes from presidents, faculty, staff and students. We want to give a special thank you to the AJCU Marketing & Communications Network for sharing these beautiful videos and photos with us, and for putting so much time and energy into their productions. We hope you enjoy seeing Christmas on campus this year!

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Jesuit Schools Stand Against Hatred, Racism & Anti-Semitism

Jesuit Schools Stand Against Hatred, Racism & Anti-Semitism

Over the past six days, Jesuit campuses have hosted community gatherings, Masses and interfaith prayer services to honor the lives of the victims who were killed in the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, Oct. 27, as well as the victims of recent hate crimes in Kentucky and other parts of the country. Click on the image to learn more about these events, and to read reflections from presidents and administrators of the nation's Jesuit colleges and universities.

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Alpha Sigma Nu Triennial Highlights Scholarship, Loyalty & Service to Jesuit Education

Alpha Sigma Nu Triennial Highlights Scholarship, Loyalty & Service to Jesuit Education

On October 11-13, more than 100 people from Jesuit institutions across the world gathered at Seattle University in Seattle, WA for the 34th Alpha Sigma Nu Triennial Conference. Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN), the only academic honor society to bear the name “Jesuit,” the conference drew student leaders from 31 ASN chapters; faculty advisers and coordinators from 18 chapters; and leaders of 11 alumni clubs.

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Jesuit Student Government Presidents Form Alliance

Jesuit Student Government Presidents Form Alliance

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to welcome the Jesuit Student Government Alliance (JSGA) into its network of conferences and affinity groups. The group consists of the presidents of all 28 student governments on Jesuit college and university campuses across the United States, as well as AJCU’s associate member institution, St. John’s College in Belize.

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AJCU Honors Scott Fleming with Appreciation Award

AJCU Honors Scott Fleming with Appreciation Award

On Thursday, September 27, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) honored Scott Fleming, former Associate Vice President for Federal Relations at Georgetown University, with the AJCU Appreciation Award. Fleming recently retired from a distinguished 17-year career serving his alma mater as an administrator and dedicated advocate for students.

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Jesuit Colleges & Universities Mark Constitution Day 2018

Jesuit Colleges & Universities Mark Constitution Day 2018

This week, Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States are hosting a variety of events to commemorate Constitution Day. The U.S. Congress approved the declaration of Constitution Day in 2005 in response to legislative efforts led by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) to formally recognize the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787 (constitutionday.com).

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AJCU Schools Welcome Class of 2022 to Campus

AJCU Schools Welcome Class of 2022 to Campus

It's that time of year again! The class of 2022 has arrived on Jesuit campuses across the country, ready to begin the next four years of their lives. Several schools are welcoming their largest and most academically talented freshman classes, while several are also welcoming new presidents! Read on for highlights from move-in week, including videos and photos of the newest Jesuit-educated students.

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Jesuit Institutions & Provinces Issue Responses to PA Grand Jury Report

Jesuit Institutions & Provinces Issue Responses to PA Grand Jury Report

In response to a grand jury report on clergy abuse in Pennsylvania (released on August 14, 2018), the University of Scranton announced that it would re-name three buildings on campus that were previously named for bishops cited in the report. In addition to Scranton, several Jesuit institutions have also issued statements from their presidents to their campus communities.

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AJCU Presidents Attend Launch of International Association of Jesuit Universities

AJCU Presidents Attend Launch of International Association of Jesuit Universities

On Wednesday, July 11th, the presidents and administrators of more than 200 Jesuit institutions and organizations from across the world attended the signing of a charter that established the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU). The signing occurred during a week-long gathering at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, where leaders in Jesuit higher education met to engage in dialogue on the critical issues impacting their institutions today, and collaborate on ways to address them.

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AJCU Conference on IT Management Honors Susan Malisch & David Lees

AJCU Conference on IT Management Honors Susan Malisch & David Lees

During the recent annual meeting of the AJCU Conference on Information Technology Management (CITM), held at Saint Louis University from June 10-13, two long-time members of CITM were named recipients of the William O'Hearn Service Award: Susan Malisch, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Loyola University Chicago, and David Lees, former Executive Director of Instructional Technology and Distributed Learning at Saint Joseph's University.

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Statement on Nicaragua from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)

Statement on Nicaragua from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)

Over the past few days, Nicaragua has seen a return to the repression and violence that have scarred its past. On behalf of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, we express our solidarity with our Jesuit sister institution, the University of Central America (UCA) of Nicaragua, which calls its students to peaceful advocacy for social justice, even as government violence at the University’s gates suppresses dissent.

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Clayton Custer & Zoie Miller Named Inaugural National Jesuit Basketball Players of the Year

Clayton Custer & Zoie Miller Named Inaugural National Jesuit Basketball Players of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to name Clayton Custer of Loyola University Chicago and Zoie Miller of Loyola University New Orleans the inaugural National Jesuit Basketball Players of the Year. This award honors two student-athletes, one man and one woman, who best display excellence on the basketball court while maintaining core values of Jesuit education: men and women for others who are committed to academic excellence, service, leadership and caring for the whole person.

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An Open Letter to President Trump and Members of the United States Congress on Gun Violence

An Open Letter to President Trump and Members of the United States Congress on Gun Violence

Our grief and solemn prayers are with the victims, the families, and the friends of our sisters and brothers in Parkland, Florida. Ours is a national tragedy. Yet we have hope because we have watched in admiration and awe as the poised, articulate young survivors of the Parkland massacre have beseeched adults to "fix this" plague of gun violence in America.

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Jesuit Colleges & Universities to Students: Peaceful Protests Will Not Impact Admission

Jesuit Colleges & Universities to Students: Peaceful Protests Will Not Impact Admission

Across the nation, thousands of high school students are participating in peaceful walk-outs and protests for gun control legislation. As these walk-outs are occurring during college admissions season, many institutions have issued statements on their websites or social media assuring applicants that their participation in such protests will not affect their admission. The following statements come from Jesuit colleges and universities.

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