Making the grade

Here’s how SCU measures up in some recent assessments.

Here’s how SCU measures up in some recent assessments.
Fulbright fellowships

Santa Clara was one of 29 master’s institutions to be called out in a list in the Chronicle of Higher Education published last fall, lauding top-producing schools when it comes to student Fulbright fellowships. Two students from SCU won Fulbright awards for 2009–10: Beth Tellman ’09researched food security for coffee farmers in El Salvador, and Benjamin Snyder ’09 taught English in Germany. In 2010–11 SCU sent three graduating seniors abroad on Fulbrights.

Law and business

U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools 2012 esteems Santa Clara Law as No. 84 nationally with particular accolades for intellectual property program (No. 8) and racial diversity (No. 6). U.S. Newspegs the Leavey School of Business part-time MBA program as No. 50 nationally; the executive MBA program lands at No. 15, and the program for entrepreneurship studies at No. 24. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks the undergrad business program as No. 35 nationally.

Sustainability

The STARS program, the nation’s first comprehensive sustainability rating system for colleges and universities, gave SCU a silver rating. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education developed the system.

In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Green Power Challenge, SCU came out tops in the West Coast Conference. The program recognizes the school that has made the largest individual purchase of green power. SCU used more than 30 million kilowatt-hours of green power, representing 100 percent of the school’s annual electricity usage. According to the EPA, that is equivalent to avoiding the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of nearly 3,000 average American homes or 4,000 cars annually. Emily Elrod ’05

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Swept Away

Living without a home is deadly in Silicon Valley. One SCU professor explores why so many die in a place of such wealth and finds the constant removal of communities of homeless people may be a danger to their lives.

At Our Feet

History lives within the walls of Mission Santa Clara de Asís. 

Staring Into the Fire

Not your typical summer break. Henry Jones ’23 forewent a cushy office internship and beach vacations to fight fires in the Pacific Northwest.

The Gardens Kenny Built

Santa Clara photography professor Takeshi Moro pays tribute to the owner of an East Bay Japanese-American nursery by photographing the gardens of longtime clients.