Santa Clara Snapshot: 1973

1 four-woman show at the de Saisset Museum, including work by Judy Chicago and Bonnie Sherk. The installation by Sherk is described as a “total environment show” and includes trees, bushes, railings, pigs, mice, chickens, roosters, and rabbits.

6 female cadets join Santa Clara’s ROTC program as it expands to accommodate women.

24 rats and student trainers compete in inaugural SCU Rat Race Invitational.

99 cents for the All You Can Eat Spaghetti Special at Straw Hat Pizza Palace.

800 people (Santa Clarans and otherwise) sing “Happy Birthday” to Ben Swig, longtime friend of the University, at a celebration for his 80th birthday.

1,350 pounds of marijuana, with a value of $90,000 (“and that ain’t hay”) confiscated in Santa Cruz County and burned by sheriff’s deputies, according to the “In the Noose” column in the student newspaper, The Santa Clara.

$2 million Bannan Hall dedicated on Oct. 19.

post-image The 1973 Redwood. Photo by Clay Hamilton
First-Time Grads

Overcoming all odds due to the pandemic, the Class of ’24 finally get to experience the graduation that they have long been waiting for.

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.