Current Events

  • Boob spelled backwards

    Boob spelled backwards

    Jim Harrington, 2 Nov 2015

    After his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, DJ Mike “No Name” Nelson ’96 decided to help raise awareness with a 3,000-mile trip and a hit charity single penned by his son.

  • If innocent please contact

    If innocent please contact

    Denny Walsh, 15 Oct 2015

     After 15 years in prison, Larry Pohlschneider walked out a free man thanks to the efforts of Maitreya Badami and the Northern California Innocence Project.

  • The post-pope priorities

    The post-pope priorities

    Deborah Lohse, 1 Oct 2015

    After Francis’s historic U.S. visit, what are the takeaways—and must-dos?

  • #ILookLikeAnEngineer


    Irina Raicu, J.D. '09, 23 Sep 2015

    What does an engineer look like? Internet ethicist Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 examines what the intricacies of a hashtag campaign mean for women.

  • A common home

    A common home

    David DeCosse, Edwin Maurer, and John Farnsworth, 22 Jul 2015

    “Laudato Si” gives a comprehensive critique of our climate crisis and a vision for the future.

  • From one court to another

    From one court to another

    Harold Gutmann, 27 Jun 2015

    Warriors General Counsel David Kelly, an advisory board member for SCU’s Institute of Sports Law and Ethics, reflects on Golden State’s run to the title.

  • Acting to end homelessness

    Acting to end homelessness

    Michael Engh, S.J., and John A. Sobrato '60, 26 May 2015

    Can we eradicate homelessness? We have the data—and strategies for action.

  • A crisis of inequality

    A crisis of inequality

    Bill de Blasio, 21 May 2015

    It’s time to come to grips with a deepening economic division in our country, says the mayor of New York. From a May 13 talk and Q&A.

  • No free lunch

    No free lunch

    Leon Neyfakh, 5 May 2015

    Here’s a solution to prison overcrowding, says law professor W. David Ball: Make prosecutors answer for the cost of incarceration.

  • Lawn to lettuce

    Lawn to lettuce

    Kamila Lambert '12, 15 Apr 2015

    In the face of California’s deepening drought, Kamila Lambert ’12 offers three great reasons to turn your lawn into an edible garden.