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SCM Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Trust: how it’s earned, how it’s betrayed—from journalism to the aftermath of disaster. Plus immigrants in detention, a cowboy ballad, Finn Hall rises, and our driverless future.

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  • Trust Me

    Trust Me

    After decades of declining trust in journalism, here’s some good news. Introducing the Trust Project—a global effort to help readers identify reliable news. Illustrations by Franziska Barczyk.

    Spring 2018

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  • ATHLETICS

    Athletics

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

  • ACADEMICS & RESEARCH

    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 & Arts

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

  • THE UNIVERSITY TODAY

    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

    History & Traditions

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

  • INNOVATIONS

    Innovations

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

  • CURRENT EVENTS

    Current Events

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

  • SERVICE & SPIRITUALITY

    Service & Spirituality

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

  • My First Christmas

    My First Christmas

    Tina Vossugh, 20 Dec 2017

    How my family chose to join in on the American holiday of Christmas.

  • Fighting for the Planet

    Fighting for the Planet

    Deborah Lohse, 13 Dec 2017

    Lawyer for 21 youth plaintiffs suing the government over CO2 levels argued to let their case proceed.

  • Give Them a Voice

    Give Them a Voice

    Steven Boyd Saum, 20 Nov 2017

    The author of The Kite Runner talks writing, refugees, and his hopes and fears for Afghanistan. An interview with writer Khaled Hosseini ’88.

  • My Veterans Day

    My Veterans Day

    Matt Morgan, 10 Nov 2017

    Specialist Jim Olwell ’17 reflects on being a veteran and a student at Santa Clara University.

  • Why Does the Reformation Matter?

    Why Does the Reformation Matter?

    Steven Boyd Saum, 2 Nov 2017

    It’s been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door. (Or did he?) Two scholars of religion offer a few answers.

  • Nuns and Nones

    Nuns and Nones

    Matt Morgan, 27 Oct 2017

    Religious studies scholar Elizabeth Drescher talks to the religiously unaffiliated across the country and says: Tell me about your spiritual lives. A conversation about her book Choosing Our Religion.

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  • Esther Armendariz Ludlow M.A. ’08

    Esther Armendariz Ludlow M.A. ’08 celebrated the first anniversary of her podcast, “Once Upon a Crime,” which has more than 2 million downloads. 

  • Mario Cordero J.D. ’78

    Mario Cordero J.D. ’78 was named executive director of Port of Long Beach, California, the second largest container port in the U.S. Previously, he was chairman of Federal Maritime Commission, appointed by President Obama.

  • Rolanda Pierre Dixon J.D. ’80

    Rolanda Pierre Dixon J.D. ’80 was keynote speaker at Mission College’s African American Celebration Luncheon. As the first African American assistant district attorney of Santa Clara County, she established its first domestic violence unit.

  • Ryan Khojasteh ’16

    Ryan Khojasteh ’16 was unanimously appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to the Immigrants Rights Commission.

  • Terry Carroll J.D. ’94

    Terry Carroll J.D. ’94 has been named Copyright Counsel for the IBM Corporation.

  • Marisa Plescia '11

    Marisa Plescia '11 currently lives in France and Italy where she's completing her graduate studies in cosmetic and fragrance chemistry. She hopes to work in R&D.

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