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Schall Interview With The Hoya

By The Hoya Staff December 7, 2012

THE HOYA: What led you to make this your last semester of teaching? SCHALL: Not any one thing, of course. In a broad sense, the day comes for everyone when he must decide. Just when is the best time...

Professor Joshua Mitchell

By Professor Joshua Mitchell December 6, 2012

n Book II of Plato's Republic, Socrates declares that the true philosopher will not be angry with his pupils if they do not understand him. Any educator who has stood in front of a classroom of students...

Katelyn Jones (COL ’11)

By Katelyn Jones December 6, 2012

Fr. James Schall, S.J., was the first teacher I had at Georgetown who I felt like I could ask for any kind of help and receive it, whether it was a recommendation letter or a bit of food or cooking advice...

David Gregory (COL ’10)

By David Gregory December 6, 2012

Fr. James Schall, S.J., once paused in the middle of class and exclaimed, “I want to move your souls!” I think this caught everyone off guard, but the man knew that his role as a Jesuit pedagogue was...

Rachael Ryan (COL ’92)

By Rachael Ryan December 6, 2012

On the first day of Fr. James Schall’s, S.J., “Elements in Political Theory” I was so nervous that I sat in the back of the room. However, quickly I was became totally engaged in his class and moved...

Nick Timiraos (COL ’06)

By Nick Timiraos December 6, 2012

To paraphrase the pamphlet that he handed out to students on the last day of class, “something really different” was around in Fr. James Schall’s, S.J., classes. Among some of my favorite lessons...

Kieran Raval (COL ’13)

By Kieran Raval December 6, 2012

I first met Fr. James Schall, S.J., in April 2008 while visiting Georgetown as a junior in high school. Instead of watching Pope Benedict XVI drive by my hotel, I walked up to campus to sit in on Fr. Schall’s “Elements...

Sean P. Redmond (SFS ’97, GRD ’00, MBA ’11)

By Sean P. Redmond December 6, 2012

On the advice of my high school philosophy teacher, I listed Fr. James Schall’s, S.J., “Elements of Political Theory” course as my top choice in my first semester here in 1993. To this day, I remain...

Fr. Tom Reese, S.J.

By Fr. Tom Reese, S.J. December 6, 2012

Fr. James Schall, S.J., is a wonderful Jesuit and good friend. He and I are both political scientists and from the California Province of the Jesuits. Although we might have different political views,...

Nevada Schadler (COL ’15)

By Nevada Schadler December 6, 2012

It is difficult to choose just one of the personal interactions that I have shared with Fr. James Schall, S.J., as each one stands out in my mind as a significant moment where I saw the world in a different...

Cindy Searcy (COL ’04)

By Cindy Searcy December 6, 2012

In my professional life, I often meet people who do not know Fr. James Schall, S.J., but have read his books or columns. Usually, they have mistaken ideas about him as a classroom teacher. They envision...

Patrick Swiber (COL ’13)

By Patrick Swiber December 6, 2012

Fr. James Schall’s, S.J., commitment to providing his students with an unparalleled learning experience is well documented, but his approachability and dedication to knowing his students personally are...

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