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Encyclopedia > Leo J. O'Donovan

Father Leo J. O'Donovan (born in New York City, New York in 1934) was President of Georgetown University. He is a graduate of Corpus Christi Grammar School in New York City, Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York, Georgetown University, Fordham University, and Woodstock College. He earned his doctoral degree at the University of M√ľnster in Germany. He has held a Fulbright Scholarship and a Danforth Fellowship, was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Chicago, and has held several research grants from the Association of Theological Schools. Fr. O'Donovan has taught at Loyola College in Maryland, Woodstock College, and Union Theological Seminary, in addition to Georgetown University and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He has served as provincial assistant for formation in the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus and was a visiting fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Society of Jesus in 1966. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ... New Rochelle is a city located in Westchester County in the US state of New York, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City. ... Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ... Fordham University is a prestigious co-educational private university in New York City. ... Woodstock College was a Jesuit seminary that existed from 1869 to 1974. ... The University of Münster (German Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, WWU) is a public university located in the city of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. ... The Fulbright Program is program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. ... The University of Chicago is a private university principally located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1890 and opened in 1892. ... The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is an organization of seminaries and other graduate schools of theology. ... Loyola College in Maryland, formerly Loyola College, is a private, coeducational university in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, affiliated with the Society of Jesus and the Roman Catholic Church. ... Woodstock College was a Jesuit seminary that existed from 1869 to 1974. ... Disambiguation: This page refers to Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, an ecumenical seminary affiliated with Columbia University. ... Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ... Category: ... The Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu (S.I. or S.J.) in Latin) is a Christian religious order of the Roman Catholic Church in direct service to the Pope. ... Woodstock College was a Jesuit seminary that existed from 1869 to 1974. ... The Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu (S.I. or S.J.) in Latin) is a Christian religious order of the Roman Catholic Church in direct service to the Pope. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


While president of Georgetown, O'Donovan was known for his generally liberal political viewpoints, a strong contrast to his predecessor as president, Timothy Healy. It took intervention by the Vatican to force him to close down an on-campus pro-choice group, which O'Donovan had refused to shut on free speech grounds. O'Donovan retired in 2001 and was succeeded by John J. DeGioia, the first layperson to head a Jesuit university. It has been suggested that Anti-abortion movement be merged into this article or section. ... Freedom of speech is the right to freely say what one pleases, as well as the related right to hear what others have stated. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... As of 2005 John J. Jack DeGioia (b. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ...


The Leo J. O'Donovan S.J. Dining Hall at Georgetown University, opened in 2003. It is a fine dining establishment with a variety of foodstuffs availible to chose from that can be enjoyed as is or combined in unique and exciting ways. Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ...


Fr. O'Donovan currently sits on the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company. The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...

Preceded by:
Timothy Healy, SJ
#46
Presidents of Georgetown University
1992-2001
#47
Succeeded by:
John J. DeGioia

 
 

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