AJCU Government Relations Network Convenes in
Nation’s Capital
This week, AJCU hosted the 23rd Government Relations Network and Financial Aid Directors Conference in Washington, D.C. The first in-person gathering since 2019, the conference provided a forum for policy discussions that will guide AJCU’s advocacy agenda for the next Congress.

Jenny Smulson, AJCU’s Vice President of Government Relations, said, “It was energizing to witness the strong engagement of this team of professionals from AJCU institutions as they grappled with the challenges ahead in the advocacy space. Ensuring policy makers better understand the value of Jesuit post-secondary education and increasing investments in federal need-based aid is crucial to ensuring that students who seek a Jesuit higher education have access to it.”
Click here to learn more about the conference. For more information, please write to Jenny Smulson:
New from Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education:
Fall 2022 Issue, Website & Webinar
The new issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education is online and in your inboxes! Click here to view the Fall 2022 issue on "Work Issues, Engaged Citizenship, and AI" as a PDF.

You can also view Conversations on its new website,, where you can also find a comprehensive archive of all issues since 2004 (earlier issues can be found by clicking here).

Finally, all are invited to a webinar that Conversations will be hosting on Monday, October 3 on the topic of "From Alone to Together: Navigating the Crisis of Community & Belonging on Campus." Click here to register online.
News from Jesuit Colleges & Universities
Fairfield University announced the location for its new Bellarmine Campus; Loyola University New Orleans introduced a new guest Afghan Scholar to its faculty for the 2022-23 academic year; Rockhurst University welcomed alumni back to campus as guest faculty for Leadership and Ethics Day; Saint Peter's University opened a new apartment-style residence hall; the University of Detroit Mercy received a commission from an alumnus for a new campus sculpture; and a group of doctoral students from the University of San Francisco recently launched a new journal on Black education.

Media Notes: The new dean of Boston College's Messina College was interviewed by CruxCreighton University's ground-breaking event for its new $17M Jesuit residence was featured in The Omaha World-Herald; a talk at Regis University by Homeboy Industries founder Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., was profiled by Catholic News Service; and a visit to The University of Scranton by a former star of The Office was covered by Scranton's local ABC affiliate.
Upcoming Conferences & Events Across the Jesuit Network
Our calendar continues to fill up this fall! Here's what's happening on campus and online through the end of the month:
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