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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.
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.
On October 2-4, Loyola University Chicago hosted an inaugural gathering of disability support administrators from eight Jesuit colleges and universities. The meeting brought together women and men whose work with students is inspired by St. Ignatius and informed by their common mission.
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.
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.
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).
On Monday, September 10, U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. Jesuit institutions were featured prominently on the list; read on to learn more.
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.
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.
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.