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The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to announce its newest associate member: Newman College of the University of Melbourne in Australia. The AJCU Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept Newman as an associate member during its annual winter board meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 2. Newman joins two associate members: Campion College at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan and St. John’s College in Belize.
On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, AJCU’s Vice President for Federal Relations, Cynthia A. Littlefield, died at her home after a long series of illnesses. She was 67 years old.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) mourns the passing of Rev. Charles L. Currie, S.J., who died on January 4 after a recent illness. He was 88 years old.
For the second consecutive session, Jesuit-educated alumni comprise 10% of Congress. Among the 535 members of the 116th United States Congress, 55 graduated from Jesuit institutions: 12 in the Senate and 43 in the House of Representatives.
It has become a tradition for our schools to produce Christmas videos featuring greetings and well wishes from presidents, faculty, staff and students. We want to give a special thank you to the AJCU Marketing & Communications Network for sharing these beautiful videos and photos with us, and for putting so much time and energy into their productions. We hope you enjoy seeing Christmas on campus this year!
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.