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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Celebrating Christmas 2017 on Jesuit Campuses

Celebrating Christmas 2017 on Jesuit Campuses

It has become a tradition for our schools to produce Christmas videos featuring greetings and well wishes from presidents, faculty, staff and students. You can see them on the next page, along with a photo gallery and other stories from our schools. We want to give a special thank you to the AJCU Marketing & Communications Network for sharing these beautiful videos with us, and for putting so much time and energy into their production. We hope you enjoy seeing Christmas on campus this year.

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‘Classic' Matchups Mark 10th Season of Jesuit Basketball Spotlight

‘Classic' Matchups Mark 10th Season of Jesuit Basketball Spotlight

This fall, the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight program will mark a decade highlighting the mission of Jesuit education through basketball with two Jesuit Basketball Classics, played by four men’s and women’s teams. On Friday, Dec. 1, Gonzaga University will host Creighton University in a nationally televised men’s matchup on ESPN2; that same weekend, on Sunday, Dec. 3, Boston College will host Fairfield University in a women’s contest that will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.

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AJCU President to Jesuit Alumni in Congress: "Be Men and Women For Others, Save DACA"

AJCU President to Jesuit Alumni in Congress: "Be Men and Women For Others, Save DACA"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, October 25th, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), urged each Jesuit alum now serving in the 115th United States Congress to pass a bipartisan Dream Act and save DACA students. Fr. Sheeran’s remarks during a press conference in Washington, D.C. featured higher education leaders from across the country, and members from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, including Senate Assistant Minority Leader Richard Durbin (D-IL) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

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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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