Where There’s a Will

Conservative columnist George Will on “The Political Argument Today,” part of the 2015–16 President’s Speaker Series. In the Q&A as in one of his columns, he takes on Pope Francis.

With his beloved Cubs (next year!) having played in baseball’s wild-card game a night earlier, George Will was free to devote all of his attention to the crowd at his speech to kick off this year’s President’s Speaker Series on Oct. 8—also the opening night of SCU’s Grand Reunion weekend.

Will on the pope and fossil fuels.

Will explains his criticism of the pope.

The nation’s leading conservative commentator delivered “The Political Argument Today,” a sweeping discussion that ranged from Medicare to welfare—stuff of national discourse he has covered in 40-plus years in writing (for the Washington PostNewsweek, and other publications) and television (first for ABC, now for Fox News). His writing has earned him awards and renown. And it has provoked anger—as when he wrote dismissively in 2014 of a study purporting to show broad occurrence of sexual asssault on college campuses; or when he lambasted Donald Trump or the pope. “There is no reason in the world why the bishop of Rome should be exempt from criticism,” he said here.

Drumroll, Please!

Santa Clara University’s renovated jazz studio gives music majors and non-majors more space to find their sound.

A Plan For Tomorrow

Santa Clara President Julie Sullivan unveils a new strategic plan, Impact 2030, with a focus on increasing access and opportunity, and, of course, SCU’s Jesuit values and Silicon Valley location.

Hoops of Hope

From pink socks to non-profit outreach, Santa Clara Women’s Basketball hosted their annual Pink Game to honor families impacted by cancer.

Flight and Food

Birds can be the key to understanding the environment and SCU students are taking a closer look.