Heard On Campus

  • Cultivating compassion

    Cultivating compassion

    What do we mean when we talk about ethics and compassion in business? In a visit to Santa Clara, the Dalai Lama suggested three things to keep in mind.

  • Our stories and the theatre of awe

    Our stories and the theatre of awe

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

  • The Catholic writer today

    The Catholic writer today

    Dana Gioia writes about matters of faith, writing, creativity, and courage. And he argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

  • Business, ethics, and compassion

    Business, ethics, and compassion

    Religious studies professor David Gray discusses teachings on ethics, compassion, and business ahead of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to the Mission campus.

  • All things are possible

    All things are possible

    The Valley of Amazement: Amy Tan talks about how her new novel came to be—and she discusses with writer Ron Hansen how Santa Clara figured into the origins of her groundbreaking first novel, The Joy Luck Club.

  • In pursuit of a pastoral church

    In pursuit of a pastoral church

    National Catholic Reporter senior analyst Thomas Reese, S.J., argues how Pope Francis might reform the Catholic Church.

  • Graduation day highlights

    Graduation day highlights

    Commencement celebrations, plus addresses from former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 and the chief legal officer of Google, David Drummond ’85.

    Fall 2013

  • A responsibility to act

    A responsibility to act

    Do something, engage, commit to the responsibility of keeping America vibrant and strong, says former secretary of defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 in his 2013 Santa Clara commencement address.

  • Sprinksing into action

    Sprinksing into action

    Students come together to thank donors on the first annual “Sprinksgiving” event.

  • Political storytelling and "Muslim rage"

    Political storytelling and "Muslim rage"

    Reza Aslan '95 talks to SCM about the Arab Spring, reaction to the hateful "film" Innocence of Muslims, and Newsweek's recent "Muslim Rage" cover.

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Winter 2014

Table of contents

Features

Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

The chaplain is in the House

With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

Welcome to Citizenville

Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.