Post Tagged with: "Fr. Schall Tribute"

Schall Interview With The Hoya

THE HOYA: What led you to make this your last semester of teaching? SCHALL: Not any one thing, of course. In a broad sense, the day comes for everyone when he must decide. Just when is the best time is prudential, a judgment. I have had a number of annoying[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Professor Joshua Mitchell

n Book II of Plato’s Republic, Socrates declares that the true philosopher will not be angry with his pupils if they do not understand him. Any educator who has stood in front of a classroom of students not really willing or able to listen has more than once wondered why[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Katelyn Jones (COL ’11)

Fr. James Schall, S.J., was the first teacher I had at Georgetown who I felt like I could ask for any kind of help and receive it, whether it was a recommendation letter or a bit of food or cooking advice — he is the reason that I am now a[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

David Gregory (COL ’10)

Fr. James Schall, S.J., once paused in the middle of class and exclaimed, “I want to move your souls!” I think this caught everyone off guard, but the man knew that his role as a Jesuit pedagogue was to draw our hearts and minds toward the deepest truths of human[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Rachael Ryan (COL ’92)

On the first day of Fr. James Schall’s, S.J., “Elements in Political Theory” I was so nervous that I sat in the back of the room. However, quickly I was became totally engaged in his class and moved to the front row. Fr. Schall always carried around a clip board[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Nick Timiraos (COL ’06)

To paraphrase the pamphlet that he handed out to students on the last day of class, “something really different” was around in Fr. James Schall’s, S.J., classes. Among some of my favorite lessons that Fr. Schall imparted: that some things are more important than others and we should set our minds to figuring out the[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Kieran Raval (COL ’13)

I first met Fr. James Schall, S.J., in April 2008 while visiting Georgetown as a junior in high school. Instead of watching Pope Benedict XVI drive by my hotel, I walked up to campus to sit in on Fr. Schall’s “Elements of Political Theory” class. Though I had a ticket to see the Holy Father[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Sean P. Redmond (SFS ’97, GRD ’00, MBA ’11)

On the advice of my high school philosophy teacher, I listed Fr. James Schall’s, S.J., “Elements of Political Theory” course as my top choice in my first semester here in 1993. To this day, I remain glad I did. Fr. Schall introduced me to the Socratic method of teaching whereby he would pace through[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Fr. Tom Reese, S.J.

Fr. James Schall, S.J., is a wonderful Jesuit and good friend. He and I are both political scientists and from the California Province of the Jesuits. Although we might have different political views, that has never hurt our friendship or mutual respect. I have been proud of the many times[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Nevada Schadler (COL ’15)

It is difficult to choose just one of the personal interactions that I have shared with Fr. James Schall, S.J., as each one stands out in my mind as a significant moment where I saw the world in a different way, reflected on the higher things in life or had[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News