A look back at the year’s achievements—and welcoming new deans and majors. And a tribute to those who are the amazing grace of Santa Clara.


The President of Santa Clara University delivered the annual State of the University address on Feb. 17, 2016, at the Mayer Theatre. He spoke of how the campus is being transformed—and he honored both those who have sustained the University for decades, and those we have recently lost. He spoke of climate—in terms of a landmark papal encyclical, and in terms of diversity and inclusiveness at the University. He welcomed new deans—and new standalone majors in ethnic studies and women and gender studies. And he thanked those who, with a profound generosity of spirit and seriousness of purpose, worked this winter to handle a potential health crisis on campus: a Meningococcal Meningitis B infection among students. “We often speak of the ‘Santa Clara family,’” he said, “and in recent days that reality was manifested repeatedly.”

Here is the speech in full.

Feathered Fortunes

Bloomberg tech reporter Kurt Wagner ’12 returns to campus to discuss his new book on Twitter’s takeover and the humans behind the corporate curtain.

Swing and a Hit

Bringing the professional sports experience to college women golfers is part of the game.

What’s In a Vote?

Turns out: A lot. Santa Clara University students discuss how Gen Z feels about voting ahead of Super Tuesday.

Art History Majors Make History

Art history graduates Lauren Stein ’23, Maggie Walter ’23, and Annika Singh ’23 joined forces to create the first student-led art exhibit at Santa Clara’s de Saisset Museum.