Wednesday, January 9, 2013

41 Members Of The House Of Representatives Are Jesuit Educated

Data compiled by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities counted nearly 10 percent of Congress as having attended Jesuit higher education institutions. That includes 11 senators and 41 members of the House, who collectively attended 14 different Jesuit schools. Georgetown University has the most alumni in Congress, with 21, followed by Boston College with seven and Fordham University with five, the College of the Holy Cross with four and Creighton University with three, the association reported. Loyola University Chicago, St. Peter’s University and University of Detroit Mercy each has two alumni in Congress. Loyola University Maryland, Marquette University, St. Joseph’s University, Santa Clara University, Wheeling Jesuit University and Xavier University each has one. Nine Jesuit alumni were elected in 2012, including Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, who is the first Buddhist elected to the Senate (she served as a member of the House since 2007); and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., a Baptist, who both hold advanced degrees from Georgetown.
Link (here) to The Catholic Sun

4 comments:

Katy Anders said...

You'd think with those kinds of numbers, we'd get better results!

Nick D said...

Not if they're getting the Jesuit education typical to these days!!

MarylandBill said...

Yeah, I went to Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University...) 20 years ago, I didn't know enough about my faith then, to know how far off things could be. There were some good Jesuits there, but in many respects the University was little different than any public University. When I was an R.A., we were encouraged to give programs on "Safe Sex" and of course tolerance was the name of the game.

I still remember getting strange reactions from one teacher and a number of my classmates when I stated that I found Satre's brand of existentialism to be both self-deceptive and very depressing.

kiki said...

well lets hope taking care of the poor and defending human rights is at center stage

Mr john Boenher is NOT an good example of homines pro aliis