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.

  • Turning Loss into a Gain

    Turning Loss into a Gain

    Tina Vossugh, 2 Mar 2018

    Too small, misshapen, overripe. Tons of edible produce are wasted each year because they don’t look the part. Students from FAI want to change that.

  • Taking the Long Way Home

    Taking the Long Way Home

    Matt Morgan, 27 Feb 2018

    An injury gave Henry Caruso M.S. ’18 a second-chance at his final season of college basketball. He chose to do it at home.

  • American Values and National Character

    American Values and National Character

    Kirk O. Hanson, 10 Jan 2018

    There are ways in which our character was strengthened in 2017—but many more in which it was weakened.

  • Grace on Ice

    Grace on Ice

    Tina Vossugh, 26 Dec 2017

    We’re rooting for Polina Edmunds ’20 in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. 

  • 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.

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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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