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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. It is not lost on us that none of them were even born when the Columbine High School killings in Littleton, Colorado claimed 13 lives. Yet the shootings have gone on and on.
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.
Over the next two weeks, athletes from around the world will compete in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Several have ties to Jesuit colleges and universities: from students to alumni, Jesuit-educated athletes and support staff will be found on the ice, behind the camera, and available for commentary!
This winter, many Jesuit alumni events will be taking place across the country. Read on for a 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.
As the education deans of the nation's twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities, we are compelled to join our university presidents and others who have raised their collective voices to support our DACA students (AJCU Presidents Statement; Jesuit Student Government Presidents Statement).
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.
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.
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).
On Monday, October 16th, the Board of Directors of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) elected Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J. as its new chair. Fr. Linnane, president of Loyola University Maryland, began his 3-year term as chair immediately, succeeding Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J., president of Xavier University.
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).