SCM Fall 2017

Fall 2017

Justice for all: past, present, and for future generations. From Little Rock to the American Dream, from the streets of Poland to the classrooms of San Jose.

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  • The Most Important Lawsuit on Earth

    The Most Important Lawsuit on Earth

    It seeks no monetary damages, just solutions. And to hold accountable those who knowingly violated future generations’ rights to life, liberty, and property. 

    Fall 2017



    Profiles of Santa Clara athletes and coaches, tales of teams from yesterday and today. Go Broncos!


    Academics & Research

    Explore teaching and scholarship at SCU, including research done by students: from controlling a NASA satellite to studying the effects of climate change or looking at grotesque advertising.


    Books & Arts

    Books, music, and art from Santa Clara faculty, students and alumni. Featuring slideshows and podcasts.


    The University Today

    Wondering what that new building is? Curious about the strategic plan? Get the latest news from around the Mission Campus.


    History & Traditions

    Snapshots and stories from the past that have shaped the Santa Clara of today.



    From high-tech to entrepreneurial endeavors, here are projects and ideas with roots in the Mission Campus.


    Current Events

    Stories that connect to the big conversations we're having as a society, or should be having.


    Service & Spirituality

    Matters of faith, social justice, and the stuff at the heart of a Jesuit education.

  • More we than me

    More we than me

    SCM Staff, 23 Dec 2014

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from Santa Clara Magazine.

  • Deep delight

    Deep delight

    Steven Boyd Saum, 16 Dec 2014

    With her latest and stunning book of photographs, Susan Middleton ’70 portrays tiny ocean creatures in a way that opens up the whole blessed world anew.

  • To raze a house

    To raze a house

    Joe Garofoli, 2 Dec 2014

    There are a lot of bad stories to tell about Flint, Michigan, but SCU professor Gordon Young inspired a good one.

  • Tunnel vision

    Tunnel vision

    Matthew Snyder, 26 Nov 2014

    As he heads into his final season with the Broncos, point guard Brandon Clark ’15 is thinking like a pro: always hungry, never satisfied.

  • Water, water, anywhere?

    Water, water, anywhere?

    Heidi Williams ’06, 19 Nov 2014

    Engineering's Edwin Maurer, internationally renowned expert on climate change, discusses California's drought and how we can move to a more sustainable future.

  • La verdad

    La verdad

    Mary Jo (Hull) Ignoffo ’78, 3 Nov 2014

    Historian Mary Jo (Hull) Ignoffo ’78 talks about the 1989 UCA massacres in El Salvador and how she helped tell the story of witness Lucía Cerna.

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  • Alex Choulos ’17

    Alex Choulos ’17 co-authored a journal paper with researchers at Yahoo Research and Drexel University titled “Product review summarization through question retrieval and diversification.” 

  • Yaya Morales ’11, M.A. ’15

    Yaya Morales ’11, M.A. ’15 is a Spanish and dance teacher at Cristo Rey High School in San Jose.   

  • Christina Guzmán ’01

    Christina Guzmán ’01 is back at SCU serving as the Office for Multicultural Learning director. 

  • Brian Linnane, S.J., MDV ’86, STL ’88

    Brian Linnane, S.J., MDV ’86, STL ’88 has been named chair of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Board of Directors. 

  • Mark Ghan J.D. ’85

    Mark Ghan J.D. ’85 is serving as acting president of Western Nevada College.

  • Rinaldo Brutoco ’68

    Rinaldo Brutoco ’68 was awarded the inaugural Santa Barbara Peace Prize, which honors locals advancing world peace and international human rights. 

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