Santa Clara snapshot: 1963
|Say Hey, Broncos: San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays at the plate on May 13. The big leaguers played the Broncos at
Buck Shaw Stadium before 8,000 fans.
Final score: 6–4 Santa Clara. Photo from The Redwood
1 honorary doctor of humane letters presented to Alfred Hitchcock, who in his commencement address advises students to be grateful to their professors: “Do not underestimate what they may have given you, what lights they may have kindled. These innocent-looking men have records—all of them. Academic records. Among them are several accomplished pyromaniacs. They are forever setting hidden fires—sometimes with delayed fuses.”
8 new bowling alleys added to the Benson Center.
11 hours, 47 minutes for Tom Flores ’66 to complete a 50-mile hike, making him the fastest Bronco of half a dozen to accomplish the feat in under 20 hours.
$20 fine levied against students who are absent from Jan. 1–2 room checks and miss their Jan. 3 classes.
6,500 handbills dropped from two rented aircraft piloted by Bronco students over the St. Mary’s College campus, in the run-up to the annual basketball game.
High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.
Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.
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.
Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.
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.