(Vatican Radio) Can getting a higher education benefit entire communities and even countries ? Jesuit Fr. Michael Garanzini, Secretary for higher education worldwide for the Society of Jesus, thinks so and he has the model for doing just that. Fr. Garanzini, whose tenure as President of Loyola University in Chicago expires at the end of this month, assumed his role as Secretary for Jesuit higher education in September 2011 to coordinate and champion Jesuit higher-education issues around the world for the order.
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(Kakuma, Kenya) September 18, 2013 — Liz Lock, the Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins Coordinator at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, shares some of her personal experiences working with students at the camp in this story and video. There are about 120,000 refugees at Kakuma, from a dozen different countries. Jesuit Refugee Service has worked with refugees in the camp since 1994.
(Rome) September 24, 2013 — After years of planning and hard work in harsh conditions, the first group of 48 refugees sponsored by Jesuit Refugee Service graduate from university this week. The refugee graduates have been participants in the innovative online Diploma in Liberal Studies managed by Jesuit Refugee Service and Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins.