The University Today

  • 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
     

  • Enter here

    Enter here

    Palm Drive becomes a grand pedestrian promenade.

    Fall 2013

  • Graduation day highlights

    Graduation day highlights

    Commencement celebrations, plus addresses from former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 and the chief legal officer of Google, David Drummond ’85.

    Fall 2013

  • New to the board

    New to the board

    Three new members and one ex-officio member were elected to SCU’s Board of Trustees this spring.

    Fall 2013

  • A million to one

    A million to one

    SCU alumni came through in record numbers to win a $1 million gift for the University.

  • A responsibility to act

    A responsibility to act

    Do something, engage, commit to the responsibility of keeping America vibrant and strong, says former secretary of defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 in his 2013 Santa Clara commencement address.

  • The frontier in our backyard

    The frontier in our backyard

    At a daylong immersion, nine SCU leaders learn how the University can build bridges to disadvantaged community neighbors.

  • Sprinksing into action

    Sprinksing into action

    Students come together to thank donors on the first annual “Sprinksgiving” event.

  • All this, and a lovely campus, too

    All this, and a lovely campus, too

    A roundup of how some folks rate colleges around the country—from business and law programs to salaries of grads to looks.

    Spring/Summer 2013

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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.