Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya


Former Georgetown Professor Fr. James Schall, S.J., Dies

By Amy Li April 24, 2019

Fr. James Schall, S.J., 91, a former Georgetown University government professor and longtime columnist for The Hoya, died April 17, leaving behind a legacy of dedicated teaching and writing on the subject...

SCHALL: Sometimes, Wrong Can Be Right

By Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. January 26, 2014

For Christmas, a friend sent me a pleasant book with well-known facts that everyone gets wrong. For example, "Where is Scotland Yard?" The answer is "Scotland Yard is in England." Another example...

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...

University President John J. DeGioia

By University President John J. DeGioia December 6, 2012

Fr. Schall's, S.J., presence and contributions to our community for the past 52 years have been extraordinary. His passion for philosophy is contagious, and both his scholarship and deep caring for his...

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...

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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