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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    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

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    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.

  • Strangers and Beer on the Road

    Strangers and Beer on the Road

    Ethan Beberness ’19, 3 Aug 2018

    The Camino de Santiago, two bicycles, and a tale with a head

  • Drink Up

    Drink Up

    Perla Luna ’19, 25 Jun 2018

    Premier Nutrition Corporation calls itself “the good energy company.” VP of Operations Steve Sernett ’90 says that applies to more than healthy snacks.

  • How Did You Win a Fulbright?

    How Did You Win a Fulbright?

    Deborah Lohse, 12 Jun 2018

    Here are a few ideas for what’s led to a record number of these prestigious fellowships for Santa Clara students.


  • Steve Nash: Fight Every Day

    Steve Nash: Fight Every Day

    Mark Purdy, 7 Jun 2018

    An exclusive interview with basketball hall-of-famer Steve Nash ’96

  • The Avocado Toast on the Wall: The Paradox of China’s Rise

    The Avocado Toast on the Wall: The Paradox of China’s Rise

    Michael A. Santoro and Robert Shanklin, 16 May 2018

    An update to one president’s maxim on trying to control the internet—even in a society where control is a top priority.  

  • Huerta ’15 notches historic first in soccer border clash

    Huerta ’15 notches historic first in soccer border clash

    Monique Beeler , 16 Apr 2018

    Five Broncos were on the scene (on both sides!) for a historic friendly between the United States and Mexico.  

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  • Melissa Segura ’01

    Melissa Segura ’01 was named a winner of the George Polk Awards for local reporting. At BuzzFeed News, she wrote a series about a Chicago police officer accused of framing at least 51 people for murder.

  • Aaron Weast ’99

    Aaron Weast ’99 is innovation engineering director at Nike and co-founder of the new startup Drink Shrub.

  • Cooper McDonnell ’17

    Cooper McDonnell ’17 was part of the team that made the launch of Falcon Heavy, the newest and most powerful rocket from SpaceX, successful. 

  • Frank Castillo ’95

    Frank Castillo ’95 is president and CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida. 

  • Patricia (Feeney) Gallagher ’80

    Patricia (Feeney) Gallagher ’80 joins Catholic Charities of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin as chief development officer.

  • Ciaran Freeman ’18

    Ciaran Freeman ’18 has been selected to serve as a 2018–19 Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellow for America Media.

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