Alumni in the news

by Steven Boyd Saum |

Coaching chemistry

Coaching chemistry is what the Oakland Raiders are hoping for with their new defensive coordinator, Jason Tarver ’97, who was named to the post in February. With his degree in biochemistry from SCU (and master’s degrees in microbiology and biochem from UCLA), the Phi Beta Kappa grad arrives in Oaktown having spent a decade in various coaching roles for the San Francisco 49ers and a year on the Stanford staff.

 

Grizzlies man

Joining the Memphis NBA command as player development coach is former SCU hoopster Lloyd Pierce ’98. It’s his third NBA coaching job; previous work is with the Cleveland Cavaliers and, last season, the Golden State Warriors. Pierce studied business and winning basketball on the Mission Campus; as a player, he helped lead the Broncos to a pair of NCAA berths, then came home to serve as an assistant coach at Santa Clara 2003-07.

 

Call him Father President

Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., STL ’87, assumed responsibilities in January as the 32nd president of College of the Holy Cross in January. He comes to the Worcester, Mass., school from Georgetown University, where he served as vice president for mission and ministry. He succeeds Michael C. McFarland, S.J., after 12 years as president. This spring Fr. McFarland is a visiting scholar at SCU’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

 

Summer 2014

Table of contents

Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.