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In this issue, Summer 2008
An interview by Gwen Knapp. Cycling legend Greg LeMond talks ethics and doping in sports.
By Steven Boyd Saum. Introducing Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., the new Superior General of the Society of Jesus.
By Juan Velasco. The Casa de la Solidaridad is less a place than a journey—one that offers a new understanding of solidarity. And a new meaning of home.
By Ron Hansen. A tale of shipwreck, a priest, and a poet. Hansen tells the story behind his new novel, which weaves together the tragic wreck of the liner Deutschland and the life of Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
By Elizabeth Fernandez '79. More than half the women in California prisons are mothers. Some go months or years without seeing their children. But, with the Chowchilla Family Express, Eric DeBode '88 is trying to change that.
By Lisa Taggart. Women should rule the world, says Dee Dee Myers '83. And she's not kidding. Really.
By Anne Federwisch. Meet Christopher Stampolis '87, M.A. '98. He's one of the folks who likely holds the key to who'll be the Democrats' presidential nominee.
A capital idea
Seniors Kyle Ozawa and Sam Baker led a group of business students on a trip to El Salvador in March. Their goal: to learn firsthand what life is like in the village where they and a group of SCU students are investing $1,000 in a micro-loan to give farmers a boost with their irrigation system.
Carry the torch
When Jill Mason '99 set out to carry the Olympic torch in San Francisco this spring, she did it to prove that one devastating experience—being hit by a drunk driver in an accident that put her in a wheelchair and killed her boyfriend—would not change her attitude toward life.
For more than 50 years, Friends Outside in Santa Clara County has been working to act as a bridge between prisoners and the world outside. Read more about the organization, and the work Kate Trevelyan Hall '06 is doing with them.