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



    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.

  • Grand Networking

    Grand Networking

    Leslie Griffy, 20 Sep 2018

    Reunion kicks off with added industry mingling

  • From Playground to Pro

    From Playground to Pro

    Giannina Ong ’18, 5 Sep 2018

    A long way from the pick-up games she played in Idaho, Maria Sanchez ’19 continues to score for the Mexican national team and match records at Santa Clara.

  • 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

  • Tomorrow Never Knows

    Tomorrow Never Knows

    Deborah Lohse, 1 Aug 2018

    Chris was too young to die. But not to save five lives.

  • 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.


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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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