Archive for the ‘From Loyola’ Category

Earth Justice

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

By Rev. Stephen Mitten, S.J.
Spiritual Director &
Resident Ecology Faculty at LUREC

“How do you all maintain a sense of hope?” was the question eventually…

Social Justice through Studying Abroad

Posted on: February 27th, 2013

By Patrick Boyle
Associate Professor of Political Science,
Senior Associate Provost &
Assistant to the President for Global Initiatives and Centers of Excellence

Most undergraduates today desire an opportunity to travel, live and study abroad…

Social Justice from an Administrator

Posted on: February 13th, 2013 2 Comments

By Samuel Attoh, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School

Social Justice is a multidimensional and deeply philosophical concept which is widely interpreted by a variety of scholars and professionals…

Confessions of an Unfinished…

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

By Lauren Schwer
Director of Retreats
Campus Ministry

I want to be good at whatever I’m doing. A few months ago, I began climbing. I cannot get enough of it. I love the satisfaction of reaching the top of the wall. Over the break, I invited my mother to climb…

The Democratization of Capital

Posted on: January 16th, 2013

By Ron Grzywinski
Alumnus in Residence for the Provost Office for Social Justice Initiatives &
Visiting Scholar with the Center for Urban Research and Learning

Until recently the world shared an unspoken but ancient belief that bankers should be revered as a secular priesthood that ministers to capitalism, a new universal religion…

Science Education as a Force for Social Justice

Posted on: December 14th, 2012

By David Slavsky
Director for the Center for Science and Math Education
Professor of Physics and Natural Science

It has become almost an axiom of current political discussions that America’s educational system is lacking, and that the failure becomes especially apparent when comparing American students’ test scores in science and mathematics with…

On Being Thankful

Posted on: November 29th, 2012

By Brian Anderson
Interfaith Chaplain,
Campus Ministry

There are two things about me that have been on my mind lately.The first is that when I…

A Birds-Eye View of Social Justice at Loyola

Posted on: November 15th, 2012

By Timothy O’Connell
Professor of Ethics
Institute of Pastoral Studies &
Quinlan School of Business

At a Leadership Workshop for Loyola faculty and staff last spring, Fr. Garanzini said that the “focus on Justice as at the heart of what it means to be a Jesuit university.” As a faculty member, I get a birds-eye view of Loyola’s commitment – and contribution – to social justice. And maybe I have an even better view, since I teach in two different parts of the University. I want to share some of what I see. I teach ethics in the Institute of Pastoral Studies. Of course, my course topics assure a prominent discussion of social justice, and it is always met with enthusiasm. But what really impresses me is the…

Bringing Social Justice from El Salvador

Posted on: November 1st, 2012

By Janet Sisler
Director of
Gannon Center for
Women & Leadership

Last February I journeyed to El Salvador with associates from other Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States with the Ignatian Colleagues Program. We were challenged by many of our guides to engage in a solidarity pilgrimage and not allow our experience in El Salvador to devolve into solidarity voyeurism. With the eyes of the Salvadoran martyrs and the blood of those crucified Salvadorans within reach, we were humbled and challenged to enter into the perspective of those who sacrificed and were sacrificed every moment of our time in El Salvador.

Don’t Wait Until Next Year: Community-Engaged Scholarship as an Asset in Tenure and Promotion

Posted on: October 6th, 2012

By Phil Nyden
Director of CURL
Sociology Professor

Junior faculty, as well as graduate students seeking academic positions, frequently get advice from colleagues to “wait until it’s safe when you have tenure” before doing community-engaged or social justice-oriented work. It is suggested that you play by the rules of your discipline and focus only on publishing work in peer reviewed journals. You should not “distract” yourself and…