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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.
It's that time of year again! We have the full list of speakers and dates for the 2018 commencement ceremonies at all twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
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.
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.
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.