Von Arx Joins Presidents’ Trust

University President Jeffrey Von Arx recently announced that he had joined the national Presidents’ Trust, which is a new association created by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Von Arx joined leaders from 81 other colleges and universities nationwide whose mission is to promote liberal arts educations, according to a University press release.
“At Fairfield, we want to ensure that our graduates are ready to face the challenges of the 21st century with a rigorous mind, informed by compassion and rooted in self-awareness,” said Von Arx in the press release.

What does Jewish look like?

Fairfield University: Personal. Powerful. Jewish?

The University is established on a Jesuit foundation with Jesuit teachings, but Judaism recently took center stage.

Author and scholar Ken Koltun-Fromm, Ph.D., brought his knowledge of Judaic studies to Fairfield on Nov. 19 with his lecture, “What Does Jewish Look Like?”

Koltun-Fromm’s has focused his attention on how Jews see themselves as American Jews. The images he displayed showed certain aspects of Jewish life, yet left some things unsaid.

“Blindness to my mind is part of what it means to see,” he said.

“Seeing Judaism is not so much what we see but how we imagine what we see,” he said.

Check out the full article by Cavan Sieczkowski on Koltun-Fromm’s visit to Fairfield.

Fairfield Signs Emergency Help Pact

A Bridgeport News article Tuesday said that Fairfield, along with Sacred Heart University, the University of Bridgeport, and St. Vincent’s College, has signed a pact in which the four universities will assist each other in emergency situations.

According to the article, the universities have agreed to “collaborate emergency management plans” in case of a man-made or natural disaster.

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