Post Tagged with: "jesuits"

GUSA Aligns With Jesuit Student Associations

The Georgetown University Student Association Senate voted to join the National Jesuit Student Government Association and to adopt the NJSGA constitution Sunday. The NJSGA will be the first entirely student-run organization to be a part of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and will foster communication among student leaders[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Disaster Prep for Student Volunteers

Over spring break, four Georgetown University undergraduates and one graduate student will take part in the Atlantic Hope humanitarian disaster simulation in conjunction with the Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network in Fort Pierce, Fla. The simulation, which will occur from March 6 through 9 at the Public Safety Training Complex[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Jesuit Coalition Backs Immigration Reform

Georgetown joined more than 30 Jesuit institutions across the country this week in calling on the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The Ignatian Solidarity Network, a Jesuit social justice organization, organized the “Fall Call,” in which Jesuit universities, parishes and high schools celebrated Masses and encouraged community members to[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Taking Pride and Joy in Catholic Identity

In his book, “Idea of a University,” Cardinal John Henry Newman states that “the human spirit must be cultivated in such a way that there results a growth in its ability to wonder, to understand, to contemplate, to make personal judgments and to develop a religious, moral and social sense.”[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Opinion
O’BRIEN: For MLK and Ignatius, Dreams Ignite Change

O’BRIEN: For MLK and Ignatius, Dreams Ignite Change

Tomorrow the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. About a quarter million people — including members of the Georgetown community — congregated on the National Mall in 1963 for what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called “the greatest demonstration for freedom[Read More…]

by August 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion
ROGERS: As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

ROGERS: As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

I will never forget a gift that a Jesuit brother of mine named John gave me during my first semester at Fordham University, where I studied philosophy many years ago. The gift came on a cold December morning after I had been studying all day for a final examination I[Read More…]

by April 19, 2013 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Jesuits Stalled in China

The completion of a Georgetown proposal with 26 other Jesuit colleges to establish a Jesuit liberal arts college in Hong Kong is now in limbo after a change in government in the Chinese special administrative sector. After three years of planning, the Society of Jesus is nearing the final stages[Read More…]

by April 10, 2013 0 comments City News, News
CARNES: Humility and Humor from Generations Past

CARNES: Humility and Humor from Generations Past

Last weekend, I spent some time in the Jesuit cemetery here on campus. As part of a tour for seniors and their parents, I walked among the graves and told the stories of several of the Jesuits buried there. I found myself inspired once again by the work of great[Read More…]

by February 7, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Week Celebrates Jesuit Heritage

This week, it will not be uncommon to see a Jesuit spiking a volleyball in Yates Field House, playing guitar in McNeir Auditorium or leading a Hindu worship service. These happenings are among the events of the 13th annual Jesuit Heritage Week, a celebration honoring the Jesuit tradition at Georgetown that began with an[Read More…]

by January 29, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
O’BRIEN: Intellectual Risks Yield New Insights

O’BRIEN: Intellectual Risks Yield New Insights

Emile Allais died last year at the age of 100. Few outside of the realm of competitive skiing would recognize his name, but his popularization of the tactic of keeping skis parallel to each other to maintain speed on turns revolutionized the sport in the 1930s. According to The New York Times’ Hugo Lindgren,[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments Opinion