Winter 2014

  • Rise up, my love

    Rise up, my love

    Brian Doyle, 15 Dec 2013

    There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. And there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there. Writer Brian Doyle suumons one such place in Oregon.

    Winter 2014

  • The chaplain is in the House

    The chaplain is in the House

    Jeremy Herb ’08, 15 Dec 2013

    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.

    Winter 2014

  • Welcome to Citizenville

    Welcome to Citizenville

    Jim Cottrill, 15 Dec 2013

    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.

    Winter 2014

  • A brief history of zealotry

    A brief history of zealotry

    Reza Aslan '95, 15 Dec 2013

    Reza Aslan ’95 in conversation with three SCU scholars of religion—Paul Crowley, S.J., Catherine Murphy ’83, M.A. ’87, and David Pinault—about faith, politics, and how we talk about the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth.

    Winter 2014

  • These things are real

    These things are real

    Ron Hansen M.A. ’95, 15 Dec 2013

    Gerdenio Manuel, S.J., M.Div. ’78 talks with Ron Hansen M.A. ’95 about finding grace versus the dark side, requesting the last seat on the Titanic, and a question all Catholic priests face: How can you live this life healthily as a celibate?

    Winter 2014

  • Goooaal!

    Goooaal!

    Sam Scott ’96, 15 Dec 2013

    Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

    Winter 2014

  • Teaching awards

    Teaching awards

    SCM, 15 Dec 2013

    Research, teaching, and service to the University are endeavors we like to see recognized. One of the places that happens is at the faculty awards dinner in September. Here are this year’s honorees.

    Winter 2014

  • For your mental improvement

    For your mental improvement

    SCM, 15 Dec 2013

    The first literary mag in the West marks a major milestone. Born as The Owl and rechristened The Santa Clara Review, it’s now (probably) in its 100th volume. Plus, some 19th-century archives have just been digitized for you to explore online.

    Winter 2014

  • A sight of innocence

    A sight of innocence

    Sam Scott ’96, 15 Dec 2013

    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.

    Winter 2014

  • Patent trolls, beware

    Patent trolls, beware

    Deborah Lohse & Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Dec 2013

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

    Winter 2014