One outstanding Oxonian

From Santa Clara to Oxford, meet Nicholas Obradovich ’09.

Last year the coveted Santa Clara Honors Program fellowship took Nicholas Obradovich ’09 to Oxford University. The economics and environmental studies major kept up with his coursework across the Atlantic and, during his first term, landed the Mansfield Visiting Student Prize for top academic performance. He followed this accomplishment by training for spring track and field. Did it pay off? Competing against Cambridge University in a track meet, he won the discus, nabbed second in the 60-meter hurdles, came in third in the high jump, and finished fourth in the 60-meter sprint. Which was the biggest challenge? Definitely the hundreds of pages of reading and two papers due each week, Obradovich said.

Summer found him back stateside, doing economics research and working part time at Intel Corp. as an environmental sustainability analyst.

The Big 10 Fall 2008
Making Weight

These boxers are fighting to revive the rich legacy of underdog boxing triumphs at Santa Clara.

The Buzz of Life

Whether clinging to the underside of a leaf or bumbling near flowers, insects bring color to our world and food to our plates. Bees in particular have taken the spotlight.

Rotten

A report by Santa Clara theology professors explores the why behind sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Dream Team

Two English majors score resume gold by helping professor launch her debut novel.