Post Tagged with: "jesuits"

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

Teach-In to Explore Faith-Based Topics

A delegation of 21 Georgetown students will attend the 16th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, joining representatives from Jesuit high schools, universities, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and the Ignatian community in Crystal City, Va., this weekend. The first teach-in was held in 1996 after the 1989 murders of six Jesuits in El Salvador because[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments City News, News
Behind the Collar

Behind the Collar

They celebrate masses, serve in the administration and teach some of Georgetown’s most popular classes. The almost 60 members of Georgetown’s Jesuit community play a wide variety of roles on campus, and their paths to the priesthood have been just as diverse. For some it was an easy decision, but[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Our Evolving Identity

In light of the departure of an esteemed faculty member and the celebration of Jesuit Heritage Week, the university’s adherence to its founding Catholic values has come under scrutiny. Even after extensivedialogue, the question remains: Has Georgetown left its Jesuit heritage behind? Over time, our university has become increasingly open[Read More…]

by February 10, 2012 0 comments Opinion

FISCHER: Progress Comes With a Price

As they pass the statue of John Carroll, tour guides are advised to suggest to prospective students that our Jesuit founder would be proud of where we are today. As our annual celebration of Jesuit Heritage Week came to a close Sunday, I found myself deeply reflecting upon the question:[Read More…]

by February 6, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Jesuit Professor Hospitalized

Fr. Richard Curry, S.J., a professor in the Catholic studies department, was hospitalized Monday due to complications from pneumonia. He is in the intensive care unit at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Northwest D.C., according to Fr. Eugene Nolan S.J., an administrator in the Jesuit community. “His family and members of his[Read More…]

by February 5, 2012 0 comments Campus News

SFS: Foreign to Service

We see the legacy of Georgetown’s Jesuits everywhere: all over the historic buildings, on the inscriptions, in the mottos and banners that hang across our campus and in the people we meet everyday. Jesuit Heritage Week is our opportunity to reflect on what has been passed down to us by[Read More…]

by February 3, 2012 0 comments Opinion