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In helping immigrant students, Jesuit Colleges hope to lead the way

“We do see it as something that’s very much in continuity with what we do,” said the Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, president of Fairfield University, one of three lead institutions to write a new position paper on the topic. “Many of our universities are urban and do still get a lot of kids who come from first-generation immigrant communities. That’s changed a bit, from Irish and Italian to Hispanic and Asian and kids from other kinds of backgrounds. But it is part of our identity and tradition.”

Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on 2/26/13

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