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.

How to Be a Comeback Kid

The kids may not be as all right as we thought. Michele Borba ’72, M.A. ’75 details the teachable traits they need to get back to baseline.

Getting the Ball Rolling

Four Bronco alumni want to bring pro women’s soccer to the Bay Area.

Moving Up

Setting the tone: Bronco to lead Spanish and English language channels in CA’s second biggest city.

Those Who Tee Together

Broncos hit the green, raising money for cancer research in honor of a Bronco mom.