Santa Clara University

Mission Matters

An online look at Silicon Valley history

The Santa Clara University Archives will host a Web site, Silicon Valley History Online, that will feature 1,000 historical images representing a slice of the Valley's history.

A $144,000 grant from the California State Library will fund the creation of the digital archive that will house images from the seven members of the Silicon Valley Local History Network.

These images, from original photographs, manuscripts, artifacts, and ephemera, will be used as curricular materials for students in grades K-12 as well as local residents, historians, research scholars, and the broader Internet community.

The selected images will provide glimpses of life in the Santa Clara Valley from the time of the Ohlone people, through the 18th century Mission Period, to the 19th and mid-20th century agricultural "Valley of Heart's Delight" era, and the late 20th century "Silicon Valley."

For more information, see www.siliconvalleyhistory.org or www.scu.edu/archives or contact University Archivist Anne McMahon by e-mail at amcmahon@scu.edu or by phone at 408-554-4117.

Dale Achabal
Dale Achabal


Business professor among most influential in IT

Dale Achabal, director of SCU's Retail Management Institute and associate dean of the Leavey School of Business, was recently recognized as being among the 50 most influential people in retail information technology by the industry publication Executive Technology. Achabal is the only academic included in the list.

Record number of applicants for law school

This year's class of first-year law students was chosen from the largest number of applications ever received by the School of Law. The 246 full-time and 68 part-time students came from a record pool of 4,538 applicants-an increase of nearly 41 percent from the previous year. The class includes 48 percent women and 52 percent men. Forty-eight percent of the class is students of color.

The median undergraduate grade point average for entering law students is approximately 3.4 this year, and the median LSAT score is 158. The median age for full-time students is 25, and for part-time students is 31.

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