jesuit university

anonymous asked:

My great aunt was a nun who was the sole electrician for her abbey and climbed bell towers in full habit at night with all her female relatives (who were all wearing nice dresses and dress shoes because it was the 60s) to celebrate her birthday. I think she'd like your great aunt.

And I like your great-aunt! Nuns are friggin’ awesome. I’m Methodist but went to a Catholic university (Jesuits represent) and the nuns who visited (especially Sister Mary Scullion) were always so awesome. 

“I Object to Students Being Used as ATMs."

It’s heinous Fordham can't​ be transperant on what tuition actually goes to.

Even moreso when they can’t justify why cost of attendance increases each year when residence halls and meal plans are grossly overpriced, healthcare coverage for all members of the Faculty is being slashed, and administration can not even agree to pay adjunct Professors a liveable wage and outright refuse to let them unionize due to it conflicting with their “Jesuit” beliefs.

This despite other Jesuit universities, like Georgetown, allowing their adjunct faculty to unionize.


01. I didn’t learn how to ride a bike until I was 12, and I don’t know how to roller-skate or ride a scooter or a skateboard.
02. I’m flat-footed, with my left foot far worse than my right. For this reason I wore corrective shoes with arch supports until I was 13.
03. And maybe this is why I love buying shoes now: Nike, Toms, FitFlop, L.K. Bennett, Nine West, Sanuk, and Jimmy Choo.
04. I’ve danced ballet with Ballet Philippines. It was The Nutcracker. I was 8 years old.
05. I was a classical piano scholar in UP.
06. I am woefully absentminded. I can memorize full scripts, but cannot remember where I put my phone or keys.
07. I learned to drive at the age of 30.
08. The first car I ever owned was a Toyota Corolla.
09. I once thought I could actually talk to God; turned out I just had an overactive imagination.
10. I’ve only gotten the flu twice in my life: once at 18 and then at 22. I get my fly shot every year now.
11. I have 5 piercings in total, 3 on my left ear, 2 on my right. Each piercing on my ears represents an emotional event. The last one I got was to show my daughter it wasn’t painful. Epic fail! It hurt!
12. I swear like a sailor.
13. I had a sizable Game & Watch collection (most of which is actually still in my mom’s closet).
14. I also collect Swatch watches… and elephants with their trunks raised up. My Auntie Daku (my mother’s eldest sister and mother to prima ballerina Maniya Barredo) gave me my very first one at the opening night of Annie.
15. I’ve never worn braces.
16. I make the sign of the cross before I go onstage. Always.
17. I’ve only attended Jesuit universities (Ateneo and Fordham). Yes, I’m biased.
18. I love popcorn, especially with plenty of butter and sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.
19. I was allergic to shellfish until my teens. Thankfully it’s something I eventually outgrew.
20. As a child I fell asleep with books under my pillow.
21. I am not technically the eldest child… my mother suffered a miscarriage in her seventh month of pregnancy, a son she named Leo. (And that’s why I’m named Lea.)
22. The only knot I remember from being a Girl Scout is the square knot. It’s incredibly useful!
23. I like assembling things: Lego sets, jigsaw puzzles, Ikea furniture, or remote control cars.
24. I can pick up things with my toes. (Salonga thing.)
25. I can wiggle my ears. (Imutan thing.)
26. Favorite drink: Hendrick’s gin & tonic. But I won’t refuse a glass of German Riesling. Or anything with Grey Goose or Ketel One vodka. Ha!
27. Favorite video game: Assassin’s Creed 2. Ezio Auditore is hot. Requiescat in pace.
28. The one movie I have to finish when I accidentally catch it on TV: Tango & Cash.
29. I prefer 440 over 442, and I’ve never sung at 432. (Music geeks will dig this one.)
30. I used a pacifier until I was 5.
31. I put my left shoe on first before my right.
32. I start going up or down a flight of stairs with my right food and end with my left… unless there’s an odd number of steps, in which case I’ll start with my left or switch feet somewhere in the middle.
33. First kiss: 6 years old. And no, I am not sharing with whom it was!
34. I’m a bit of a word nerd.
35. Facebook is my other job.

  1. Circulation and blood purification: Cinnamon helps in removing blood impurities. Therefore, it is often recommended for treating acne. Cinnamon also helps in blood circulation due to the blood-thinning compound in it.
  1. Protection from heart disease: The content of calcium and fiber in cinnamon provides protection against heart disease. Including a little cinnamon in the food helps those suffering from coronary artery disease and high blood pressure.
  1. Prevent the growth of cancer cells: Research at the University of Texas showed that cinnamon can reduce the proliferation of cancer cells. Not only that, cinnamon is also one herb that can cure cancer.
  1. Alzheimer’s disease treatment: Researchers at the Cytokines Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, University of Texas also has developed as one of the cinnamon spice can cure various neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and meningitis. Research in the same place also shows that cinnamon can reduce chronic inflammation associated with neurological disorders.

  1. Reducing cholesterol levels: Cinnamon can reduce levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). During this time, LDL known to be dangerous to the body because it can cause heart disease, stroke and obesity. By eating cinnamon, you can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  1. Good for diabetes: A study in Maryland, studied the effects of various food substances including cinnamon on blood sugar. They found that the water-soluble polyphenol compound called MHCP that much on cinnamon acts synergistically with insulin and helps in better utilization of insulin. Research has shown that it is very very helpful to patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Patients with type 2 diabetes can not use insulin properly.
  1. Overcoming indigestion: Cinnamon is very effective for indigestion, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and flatulence. Because carminative properties, it is very helpful in removing gas from the stomach and intestines. Therefore cinnamon is often referred to as digestive tonic.
  1. Improving brain quality: Research at the Wheeling Jesuit University in the U.S. have shown that cinnamon has the ability to increase brain activity. The research team found that people are provided with cinnamon improve their cognitive activities such as attentional processes, virtual recognition memory, working memory, and visual-motor response speed.

  1. Overweight: Drink a glass of boiled water with honey and cinnamon powder ½ hour every morning before breakfast or when the stomach is empty. When done regularly can reduce weight, even for people who are severely obese, have a drink this concoction regularly will prevent fat accumulation in the body, although still eating high-calorie foods.
  1. Fatigue: A recent study showed that the sugar content in honey is more helpful rather than hurts the body. Research conducted by dr. Milton proved ½ tablespoon honey taken with a glass of water and mixed with cinnamon powder to enhance the vitality of the body.

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Georgetown to atone for its role in slavery
Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic institution of higher learning in the USA, will take a series of steps to atone for the role that slaves played in its early history, the school’s president is expected to announce on Thursday.

As part of the plan, the university will offer a formal apology for the school’s role and create an institute for the study of slavery at what is also the nation’s oldest Jesuit university, officials told “The New York Times.” It will also offer preferential status in admissions to descendants of the slaves it once kept.

At approximately 6:30PM on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Loyola University Chicago, the largest Jesuit University in the nation, voted to divest from the Israeli Occupation with a vote of 26-0-2.

The piece of legislation, introduced by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), asks that Loyola withdraw investments from the following corporations if currently invested in them: Caterpillar, General Electric, Hewlitt-Packard Company, Group 4 Securicor, Raytheon, Elbit Systems, SodaStream, and Veolia. With signed support from over 800 undergraduate students, SJP asks that Loyola’s assets for investment be further examined beyond these 8 specific companies to ensure that the university does not profit from companies that play significant roles in structural violence enacted against the Palestinian people.

In passing Divestment, Loyola University Chicago is upholding the Jesuit traditions and values that it represents. Divestment is a non-violent strategy that is aimed to pressure corporations to withdraw from businesses violating human rights. SJP LUC hopes that this success signals the beginning of future successes for other universities and Jesuit institutions in the United States. As members of an institute of higher education, it is our [the students’] responsibility to draw attention to these social justice abuses. SJP LUC stands in solidarity with Palestine and continues to stress the severity of the Conflict.

—  Students for Justice in Palestine, Loyola University Chicago

anonymous asked:

51% acceptance rate at mount Holyoke. how "selective" .. (y)

I wasn’t even going to answer this question because I think this is a really pointless and poor attempt at trying to make me feel bad about my dream school…but since you’ve already wasted my time by stalking me, then stalking Mount Holyoke and it’s school stats, I’ll just give you my two cents on whatever point you’re trying to make here.

Is the selectivity of a college all people care about now?  Is that what makes a college “worthy” or “unworthy”?  If you believe this, then you obviously don’t know that much about applying to colleges for their education system and values if you’re solely judging whatever schools people apply to based off of rank and selectivity.  When you pick the colleges you’re applying to, you choose the places you want to spend the next four years learning and growing as a person.  You pick the colleges that provide programs and resources that fit your interest groups.  You pick colleges that demonstrate ideals that you believe in. You pick a college where you know you will belong and thrive.  For example, I didn’t apply to any Jesuit universities because just by looking at the prompts, I determined that I wouldn’t fit in there.  

When conducting my college search, I looked for small liberal arts colleges (because I prefer smaller class sizes, and more interactions with professors) with a strong biological science or neuroscience programs (because I want to study those subjects), and Mount Holyoke ended at the top of my list.  I didn’t look for acceptance rates, or rankings, or whatever other numbers that people like you think defines a college because it didn’t matter to me.  

So, jokes on you because no matter how hard you judge me based off where I go to college, I will always be happier than you where I end up because unlike you, I simply don’t care about what others think about the education I receive because I know that it will be perfect for me. 

anonymous asked:

Random idea that I provide free of charge--John 1:5 might be good inspiration for a Kylo Ren-centric/Reylo fic

Okay, anon, who told you I went to a Jesuit university with rigorous theology requirements? (I’m a reverent agnostic myself, but I love theology, especially historical theology.)

I think there are a few different ways you could attack this. The NRSV gives us “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it,” but the KJV has “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (it’s worth noting that the KJV is a massively, massively important work in terms of English literature, but less so in terms of accurate Biblical translation, so I’d err on the side of NRSV, as always). Now, you do have to take it out of context if you wanted to use this as a springboard for a Reylo fic – unless you wanted to write an extended Biblical allegory, but in that case, you could go with The Fall, the fall of Lucifer, The Temptation of Christ… any time Satan shows up, really – but you could take it as Rey’s light forever defeating Kylo’s darkness, his failure to comprehend her goodness, as evil-cannot-comprehend-good, etc.

Really, Rey already appears poised to reinterpret the messianic role that Luke inhabited in the OT, so if you wanted to go full-on Biblical in writing for them, first of all, congratulations on your impending trip to hell, and second, please let me sit next to you because holy shit that would be heavy and dark and angsty and amazing.

(You could argue that there are already Temptation parallels in the “you need a teacher” exhortation, and it’ll be interesting to see if that symbolism continues in VIII.)

…sorry, anon, you accidentally hit upon one of my areas of geekery.