25 U.S. Representatives & 3 U.S. Senators Attend Biannual AJCU Congressional Breakfast

25 U.S. Representatives & 3 U.S. Senators Attend Biannual AJCU Congressional Breakfast

On Thursday, October 5th, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) hosted the biannual AJCU Congressional Breakfast at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. Twenty-eight members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives attended the breakfast, as well as the presidents and government relations officers of twenty-three Jesuit colleges and universities (including AJCU associate member, St. John's College in Belize).

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AJCU President Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Entrance Into Society of Jesus

AJCU President Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Entrance Into Society of Jesus

Sixty years ago, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., president of AJCU entered the Society of Jesus as a novice of the USA Central and Southern Province, formerly known as the Missouri Province. On the occasion of his 60th Jubilee, Fr. Sheeran concelebrated Mass at St. Louis University High School on Sunday, September 24th, just one day after serving as a concelebrant for the Saint Louis University Bicentennial Mass, held underneath the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO.

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Joint Statement on DACA from Jesuit Student Government Presidents

Joint Statement on DACA from Jesuit Student Government Presidents

In response to the recent announcement of the removal of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the student body Presidents of the twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States publicly stand in solidarity with our undocumented students and their allies. We, as a collective unit, acknowledge that this is a human issue that will impact over 800,000 members of our nation. Immigrants have played a crucial part in the foundation of this nation and have dreams and aspirations like any other person; these dreams should be preserved and kept sacred just as any other.

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AJCU Conference on Diversity & Equity Announces Bill Davis Scholarship Recipients

AJCU Conference on Diversity & Equity Announces Bill Davis Scholarship Recipients

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.

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Jesuit Universities Join Forces for EAIE 2017 Conference

Jesuit Universities Join Forces for EAIE 2017 Conference

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.

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Jesuit College & University Presidents Speak Out to Protect DACA

Jesuit College & University Presidents Speak Out to Protect DACA

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.

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Student Leaders from Jesuit Institutions Gather for Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Student Leaders from Jesuit Institutions Gather for Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

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.

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World Union of Jesuit Alumni Draws Global Audience to John Carroll University

World Union of Jesuit Alumni Draws Global Audience to John Carroll University

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.

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Jesuit Leadership Seminar Draws Colleagues in Jesuit Education to Loyola University Chicago

Jesuit Leadership Seminar Draws Colleagues in Jesuit Education to Loyola University Chicago

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.

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Exclusive: Best-Selling Author & Jesuit Priest Rev. James Martin, S.J. on Jesuit Education

Exclusive: Best-Selling Author & Jesuit Priest Rev. James Martin, S.J. on Jesuit Education

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.
 

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Georgetown Holds Liturgy to Apologize for Historical Connection to Slavery

Georgetown Holds Liturgy to Apologize for Historical Connection to Slavery

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.

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