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  • Well Versed

    Well Versed

    Juan Felipe Herrera, 20 Apr 2017

    Two new poems for our readers from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera in honor of National Poetry Month. Hear him speak at SCU’s commencement in June.

     

  • The Horrors of Chemical Warfare

    The Horrors of Chemical Warfare

    David E. DeCosse and Brian Patrick Green, 13 Apr 2017

    War is hell. But even so, there are ethical boundaries that must not be crossed. The Syrian attack, the American response, and chemical weapons.

  • Recovery of faith in a new direction

    Recovery of faith in a new direction

    David E. DeCosse, 6 Apr 2017

    Ethicist David DeCosse considers the distinction between religion and God in the the novel and movie Silence.

  • The Story of Islam

    The Story of Islam

    David Pinault, 22 Mar 2017

    Religious Studies professor David Pinault provides a primer on Islam and argues it includes a greater diversity of views and potentials than alarmists in Europe and the United States allow.

  • Valley in the House

    Valley in the House

    Jeremy Herb ’08, 7 Mar 2017

    A conversation with freshman Congressman Ro Khanna on teaching at SCU, representing Silicon Valley, and the issues that shouldn’t be partisan.

  • $100M for Discovery and Innovation

    $100M for Discovery and Innovation

    Steven Boyd Saum, 1 Mar 2017

    The largest gift in the history of Santa Clara University establishes the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation.

    Spring 2017

  • Cut & Paste Conservation

    Cut & Paste Conservation

    Emma Marris, 1 Mar 2017

    We can now replace a gene in any organism for a hundred bucks a pop. We can alter wild species to save them. So should we?

    Spring 2017
     

  • Return of the Forest King?

    Return of the Forest King?

    Emma Marris, 1 Mar 2017

    Once upon a time, up to four billion American Chestnuts grew on this continent. The tallest of them stood twelve stories high. Then came the fungus.

    Spring 2017

  • For the Record

    For the Record

    Justin Gerdes, 1 Mar 2017

    Love Canal. The Exxon Valdez. Deepwater Horizon. Volkswagen. Blockbuster cases, but only part of the story for John C. Cruden J.D. ’74, a civil servant and defender of the environment.

    Spring 2017

  • Info Officer in Chief

    Info Officer in Chief

    Steven Boyd Saum, 1 Mar 2017

    Digitalizing the work of the federal government is both urgent and messy. But Tony Scott J.D. ’92 knew that when he took the job as Chief Information Officer of the United States.

    Spring 2017