The University Today

  • A new Graham

    A new Graham

    21st-century comforts welcome freshmen and sophomore students in the new Graham Hall.

    Fall 2012

  • In Celebration of Family

    In Celebration of Family

    The last sculpture by artist A. Wasil now graces the plaza by the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library.

    Summer 2012

  • Introducing Early Decision

    Introducing Early Decision

    Santa Clara offers a new option for students who know right off that this is where they want to be.  

    Summer 2012

  • Tragic, beautiful, and true

    Tragic, beautiful, and true

    With a performance epic but simple, remembering the Virginia Tech shootings by honoring the lives well-lived—and not just their loss.

  • Why women professors?

    Why women professors?

    Marking 50 years of coeducation at Santa Clara—and recognizing that it’s not just the composition of students that has changed profoundly.

    Spring 2012

  • The stories we tell

    The stories we tell

    Members of the Santa Clara community gathered in the Mission Church on Feb. 15 for the annual State of the University address by President Michael Engh, S.J. Here are edited excerpts.

    Spring 2012

  • If you only have a hammer

    If you only have a hammer

    SCU helps shape the Catholic Sustainability Toolkit for colleges nationwide. And not every problem looks like a nail.

    Spring 2012

  • A colorful Holi Day

    A colorful Holi Day

    Riot of color? Sort of. It's Santa Clara's observance of the Hindu spring festival of Holi, which means lots of powdered paint, lots of fun, and polychromatic students galore.

  • The good works of a trustee

    The good works of a trustee

    Trustee Scott Santarosa, S.J. '88, was recently featured in an Ignatian News Network video biography.

  • Greatest Hits of 2011

    Greatest Hits of 2011

    The top Santa Clara Magazine stories from last year, as well as from the vaults, keep online readers coming back.

Summer 2014

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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.