It was comical as a student waiting each Monday morning in Daly Science Center to see what new injury Dr. Fox would have because he loved dirt bike racing. But he conveyed his passion and made it all quite practical for each of us to follow our dreams.
It is no secret in the Bay Area that undergraduate engineering students coming out of Santa Clara are something special.
Bill Kerler ’74
Grass Valley, California
STAINED GLASS AND DNA
The Spring 2017 edition was truly fabulous. Terrific idea on the four-page foldout on the new STEM campus. And that nice page about the windows. One little glitch there: I was not the President at the time, I was the Rector of the Jesuit Community, which is why I was involved in the renovation, reconstruction of—and commissioning of the art work for—Nobili Hall.
I am so happy that you have created such an attractive and intelligent vehicle for communicating who we are and what we hope to achieve. You are explaining us well—and honestly.
William Rewak, S.J.
We’re grateful for having our errors pointed out so graciously. While we’re making corrections, here’s another: “Cut and Paste Conservation” by Emma Marris made reference to amino acids where we should have referred to DNA. The right way to explain the CRISPR system: “‘Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats’ of DNA that give the technique its acronym.” —Ed.
B.T. AND THE HUT
The shuttering of local watering hole The Hut has brought in a few more memories. Here’s one.
I’d split a pitcher or two in The Hut, but I was hardly a denizen. Law school kept me pretty busy starting fall 1982. That was the year Silicon Valley got bombed with malathion to exterminate the medfly. It was a controversial move by the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown ’59. The governor’s chief of staff, Brien Thomas “B.T.” Collins ’70, J.D. ’73, famously demonstrated the safety of the pesticide by drinking a glass of it at a press conference.