• Confronting the unspeakable

    Confronting the unspeakable

    Peace activist and writer James Douglass '61 finds hope in the tragedy of Kennedy's assassination. Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of that painful day.

  • 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.

  • The difference maker

    The difference maker

    She’s a good player in the U.S., but in Mexico, Sofia Huerta ’15 has a great chance to make a real difference in women’s soccer.

  • A powerhouse of high tech law

    A powerhouse of high tech law

    SCU grads populate the top ranks of Silicon Valley legal departments because technology is “everywhere they turn,” says High Tech Law Institute director Eric Goldman.

  • 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.

  • Building walls, breaking down barriers

    Building walls, breaking down barriers

    Some might think there’s nothing a 75-year-old Jesuit priest can teach a bunch of college kids when it comes to technology. They haven’t met James Reites, S.J., MST ’71.

  • One in a million

    One in a million

    A note of thanks to the SCU alumni. You came through in record numbers to secure a $1 million challenge grant for the University.

    Fall 2013

  • Good light

    Good light

    For a quarter century Charles Barry has told Santa Clara’s stories in photographs. Here are a few.

    Fall 2013

  • Yes, but is it the right thing to do?

    Yes, but is it the right thing to do?

    From business to government to college campuses, it’s not always a question that gets asked. But here’s how the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics set out to change that.

    Fall 2013
     

  • Make hay

    Make hay

    Internet Ethics Program Manager Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 interrogates the ethics of NSA surveillance.

    Fall 2013

Winter 2014

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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.