history and traditions
Santa Clara Snapshot: 1912
- 1 billiard room, 8 large classrooms, and accommodations for 120 senior students in the just-completed O’Connor Hall.
- 3 degree programs offered in the new College of Engineering: civil, mechanical, and electrical.
- 30 cents for a dozen Eastern oysters to take home at the Santa Clara Restaurant and Oyster House. (California oysters are a much better buy, at 50 cents for 100.)
- 121 runners participate in San Francisco’s inaugural Cross City Race—now known as Bay to Breakers.
- 35,000 people attend the celebration on June 16—and 10,000 of them march in a parade—marking the transformation of Santa Clara College into the University of Santa Clara. Archbishop P.W. Riordan of San Francisco presides at commencement.
- 10,091,550 square miles of the sun will be affected by a “great solar disturbance” the first week in June, predicts J.S. Ricard, S.J., who is director of the college observatory and known as “Padre of the Rains.”
Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.
Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.
Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.
The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.
Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.
The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.