Mission Matters

  • Bigger than all of us

    Bigger than all of us

    Baseball Coach Dan O’Brien goes old school. He wants players—and fans—to rekindle a love affair with the game.

    Spring 2012

  • Celebrating La Virgen

    Celebrating La Virgen

    SCU and the Sacred Heart Parish commemorate the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a 15-year tradition—and a four-year scholarship.

    Spring 2012

  • New from SCU Faculty

    New from SCU Faculty

    Fr. Paul Mariani's Church Militant, Gary Macy's Women Deacons, and Juan Velasco's Massacre of the Dreamers, along with others, are featured.

    Spring 2012

  • Uncorking the past

    Uncorking the past

    Treasures and tales from the old infirmaries.

    Spring 2012

  • Doing something unfamous

    Doing something unfamous

    Andy Warhol Polaroids on display at the de Saisset Museum Princess Caroline, Wayne Gretzky, and dozens more.

    Spring 2012

  • Santa Clara Snapshot:1987

    Santa Clara Snapshot:1987

    1987—a year of pennies, Diet Coke, and the first Reggae Sunsplash on campus.

    Spring 2012

  • Engineering with a Mission

    Engineering with a Mission

    In conjunction with the School of Engineering’s centennial, during 2011–12 the President’s Speaker Series has brought leaders and innovators to campus to examine how engineering is changing the world. Here are a couple ways.

    Spring 2012

  • Going global

    Going global

    A $2 million grant creates a yearlong fellowship program—with students taking part in a global network of socially conscious businesses.

    Winter 2012 | SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

  • New to the Board

    New to the Board

    Santa Clara's Board of Trustees welcomed four new members in October 2011.

    Winter 2012 | TRUSTEES

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1942

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1942

    1942 was a year of great change for the Mission Campus as the country ramped up for war.

    Winter 2012 | SNAPSHOT

Winter 2014

Table of contents

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.