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A University Is a Social Force

Michael C. McCarthy, S.J.

When the president of a university is dragged from his bed in the middle of the night and shot point-blank in his garden by an elite squad of the national military, we must pause to ask why.

This month the Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador, known as UCA, will be commemorating the 25th anniversary of the killings of eight people on its campus, including six Jesuit priests: the president, vice president, and leading faculty members. Universities—especially those of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities—will be sending delegations to San Salvador for a range of events to remember these martyrs. 

Read the entirety of the article at The Chronicle of Higher Education.