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.

Long Time in the Making

Marina Iatomase ’14 married her high school sweetheart in the same place her parents wed nearly 30 years earlier: the Mission Church.

A Bilingual Storyteller

Producer Griselda Ramirez ’08 shares her experience producing Rihanna’s NFL halftime show interview and how studying Spanish at SCU impacted her career.

How to Dress to Save the World

Innovation analyst Jyotsna Gopinath ’19 discusses small steps to addressing a big fashion problem.

Keeping Current

Alexis Loera ’21, M.S. ’21 signed a new three-year contract with the Kansas City Current getting her one step closer to the U.S. Women’s National Team.