Updated Campus Notebook: Saint Joseph’s College announced on Feb. 3 it will temporarily close June 1 due to severe debt.
Loyola University Chicago
The end of the second annual climate change conference at Loyola University Chicago began a transition to a new action phase extending beyond U.S. borders.
The conference, which ran March 19-21, saw the six participant upper Midwest Jesuit universities sharing curricular ideas and resources, with an eye toward developing the best educational practices and forming a strong collaborative force for sustainability and addressing environmental issues in the years ahead.
Eco Catholic: As the facts and threats of climate change surround us, why is it so hard to motivate people to undertake the changes needed?
The second day of the three-day Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference began with a panel discussion on divestment from fossil fuels.
The Friday morning panel, titled “The Risks, Nuts, and Bolts of Divestment,” was chaired by Bruce Boyd, principal and senior managing director of Arabella Advisors, a company that works with foundations to improve planetary health and is now measuring global commitment to divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in alternative, clean energy sources.
How can Jesuit institutions worldwide make a unified difference on climate change?
What do you say to graduates as they leave their universities and go out into the world? That was the problem I faced when I was invited to address the graduates of the Institute for Pastoral Studies and the Graduate School of Loyola University Chicago on Wednesday, May 7. I fear that I was not as encouraging as I would have liked because I see many challenges in their future. Here is what I said:
Young Voices: This year, many are choosing to make their Lenten commitments shine a light on social injustices, fasting with organizations advocating for change.
Philosopher and theologian Dick Westley was considered a giant in the Chicago Catholic community. He died Feb. 9 at the age of 85.