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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.
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.
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.