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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

  • Home is on Fire

    Home is on Fire

    Matt Morgan, 17 Oct 2017

    The wildfires that ravaged Santa Rosa took thousands of homes—including that of Katie Bipes ’17. But she and her parents want to rebuild.

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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.

  • A Beautiful Voice

    A Beautiful Voice

    Steven Boyd Saum, 12 Jun 2017

    Pioneers, Elvis, and grilled cheese sandwiches: a conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

  • Discover. Innovate.

    Discover. Innovate.

    Steven Boyd Saum, 2 Jun 2017

    A $30 million gift from the Leavey Foundation to help build a new home for science and engineering

  • Fight for It

    Fight for It

    Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63, 25 May 2017

    The former secretary of defense and CIA director addresses the Law Class of 2017. Highlights: Respect the rule of law. And the truth.

  • The Competitor

    The Competitor

    Matt Morgan, 21 May 2017

    Hayden Shieh ’18 did a lot of winning on the links this year, making his second straight trip to the NCAA regionals and nearly grabbing a WCC championship.

  • The Big Cat

    The Big Cat

    Santa Cruz Sentinel and Jim Seimas, 2 May 2017

    Saying goodbye to Ken Sears ’55, the first basketball player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

  • Winning the Pulitzer

    Winning the Pulitzer

    Gordon Young, 25 Apr 2017

    Tatiana Sanchez ’10 got her start in journalism courses and The Santa Clara student newspaper before going on to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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  • 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.

  • Caroline Robinson '08

    Caroline Robinson '08 was recently named Associate Producer of the Disney XD animated television series, Star Wars Rebels.

  • Mandy Pearson '08

    Mandy Pearson '08 works in Germany for ichhelfe.jetzt ("I help now"), an online platform connecting organizations with volunteers who want to help refugees. 

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