History & Traditions

  • Santa Clara Snapshot:1987

    Santa Clara Snapshot:1987

    1987—a year of pennies, Diet Coke, and the first Reggae Sunsplash on campus.

    Spring 2012

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1942

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1942

    1942 was a year of great change for the Mission Campus as the country ramped up for war.

    Winter 2012 | SNAPSHOT

  • Bribes, bombs, and outright lies

    Bribes, bombs, and outright lies

    Legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow comes to campus—and shows that ethical issues raised in the Trial of the Century remain as vexing today as they did when spittoons lined the courthouse floor.

    Winter 2012 | LAW

  • Sweetness

    Sweetness

    On New Year’s Day 1937, a team from a little Jesuit school in the Santa Clara Valley stunned the sports world with an upset that won them the Sugar Bowl. And put their home on the map.

    Winter 2012 | HISTORY & TRADITION

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 2001

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 2001

    2001: Santa Clara celebrated its 150th year in June. That fall, the University mourned the victims of the September 11 attacks including student Deora Bodley and alumnus Lawrence Getzfred ’71.

    Fall 2011

  • Race matters

    Race matters

    When Antonio Estremera ’72 came to Santa Clara in 1968, he intended to major in history, not make it.

    Summer 2010

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1970

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1970

    There were only four days of classes, three philosophy courses were required to graduate, and hundreds of students boycotted class to protest U.S. military action in Cambodia.

    Winter 2010

  • ... And ladies of the club

    ... And ladies of the club

    In 2010, the Catala Club celebrated 80 years of work and play. As a group, they’ve raised millions for scholarships—and they’re going strong.

    Winter 2010

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Spring 2014

Table of contents

Features

Radiant house

Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

Américas cuisine

Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

Lessons from the field

Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

Mission Matters

Carried with compassion

The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.

Farther afield

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.

What connects us

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.