History & Traditions
Holly Hanbury-Brown '12, 24 May 2012
The first woman graduated with a bachelor's degree from SCU, the University welcomed Eunice Kennedy Shriver as the commencement speaker, and Santa Clara mourned the loss of Fr. Bernard R. Hubbard, the "Glacier Priest."
Mark Purdy, 24 May 2012
The 1962 Broncos pitched, ran, and swatted their way to being the top-ranked team in the nation and to the College World Series. Then they battled it out in a grueling 15-inning title cruncher that was one for the record books.
Jeff Gire and Sam Scott '96, 5 Apr 2012
Who wears the costume today may be classified information. But here’s one secret revealed: how Bucky came to be.
Holly Hanbury-Brown '12, 5 Apr 2012
1987—a year of pennies, Diet Coke, and the first Reggae Sunsplash on campus.
Jon Teel '12, 12 Jan 2012
1942 was a year of great change for the Mission Campus as the country ramped up for war.
Winter 2012 | SNAPSHOT
Deborah Lohse, 12 Jan 2012
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
Chuck Hildebrand, 12 Jan 2012
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
Jon Teel '12 , 1 Oct 2011
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.
Anne Federwisch , 1 Jul 2010
When Antonio Estremera ’72 came to Santa Clara in 1968, he intended to major in history, not make it.
Justine Macauley ’10 and Kellie Quist ’10, 10 Jan 2010
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.