By MICHAEL J. GARANZINI, S.J., President and CEO of Loyola University Chicago, and SCOTT PILARZ, S.J., President of Marquette University
Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, believed colleges should be located near the heart of their cities, where they’d draw from sizable student populations and contribute to civic life. To a large extent, [...]
Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine is the first medical school in the nation to announce that it is accepting applications for admission from undocumented immigrants.
“As a medical school built on Catholic and Jesuit values, we have a tradition of reaching out and encouraging the growth and development of future doctors from all walks of life,” [...]
Loyolans gathered at the School of Law on June 12 to celebrate the 80th birthday of Professor Emeritus Richard A. Michael (BS ‘55, JD ‘58), affectionately known to many as “RAM.” Fellow alumnus Hon. John J. Cullerton (BA ‘70, JD ‘74), president of the Illinois Senate, served as master of ceremonies.
An endowed scholarship has been [...]
In August, JFRC students participated in the celebratory olive harvest. After a day and a half of work, more than 40 olive trees on campus were stripped bare. SLA Jack Spittle and eight students then took the resulting 1,200 pounds of olives to a fran toio—olive press—just north of Rome in the countryside.
There they watched [...]
Loyola has been awarded a grant from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) to develop a financial literacy program for graduate and undergraduate students. The grant was awarded as part of the CGS best practice program, Enhancing Student Financial Education, co-sponsored by TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services provider. Samuel Attoh, Loyola’s Graduate School dean and [...]
In its 2010 report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the Institute of Medicine encouraged a focus on nursing higher education. Citing an aging population and an increase in chronic health conditions, the report recommended that nurses with associate degrees continue their education and complete BSN degrees in order to meet the [...]
The Institute of Environmental Sustainability, opening in August, is the culmination of 10 years of increasing emphasis on sustainability at Loyola. The 200,000 square-foot institute comprises four main parts: BVM Hall, an atrium, a greenhouse (dubbed the Ecodome), and San Francisco Hall. Students and faculty will live, study, research, and implement sustainable practices under one [...]
In November, the Quinlan School of Business announced the launch of the city’s first and only Supply and Value Chain Center. The center fills a critical gap for Chicago as an international hub for transportation, distribution, and logistics.
December saw the launch of the Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, thanks to [...]
The cheerful presence of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, is a constant at Loyola. Sept. 8, 2012, marked Sr. Jean’s 75th anniversary with the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sr. Jean joined the Loyola community in 1961, and ever since has livened up and inspired Loyola’s campuses in many roles, including her [...]
The African concept of Ubuntu means that in a very real sense we are only human through the humanity of others. Ubuntu is the idea that people are empowered by other people, that we become our best selves through unselfish interactions with others. Ubuntu implies that leadership means being a custodian of others. Ubuntu means [...]