Fall2021FEATURESBYTRACYSEIPELILLUSTRATIONSBYNICKMATEJ,27Oct202113minreadHopeintheAshesAfterayearoftragedy,acommunitygrievesand findsrenewedcommunionwithGod.BySarahYoung’24,8Oct20218minreadSignalsfromaChangingPlanetScientistscanfindtheprintsofhumanimpactallover.Thesetrailsleadtoaforebodingfuture.Couldhowwerespondchangeeverything?LeslieGriffyandMattMorgan,15Oct20213minreadTheRightMixOneofthelargestSTEMcampusesinthecountryisalsothemostinventive—bringingpeoplefromarangeofdisciplinestogether,underoneroof,toinnovateandcreate..vc_custom_1419240516480{background-color:#f9f9f9!important;}LaurenLoftus,30Oct20216minreadWhyNow?Afterdecadesofprotestsandcallsforchange,SantaClarajoinsthequeueofsomanycorporationshiringpeopletofinallyaddressissuesofdiversity.BYLESLIEGRIFFY.ILLUSTRATIONSBYKYLEHILTON,27Oct20217minreadTweetingGoodThere’saBroncowhocanfindhope,authenticity,God,and,yes,catpicturesonline.Wetalkwith@padreSJ.KeysBooksGalleryAComingTogetherPlaceNumbersLivesJoined,Births,andAdoptionsObituariesTriumphQuoteQuestionLastPageMissionMattersasdfscmfall-2021ToSnitchorNottoSnitchLucyNino,17Nov20214minreadToSnitchorNottoSnitchSeeinganemptyspacewhereawatchdogshouldbe,someSCUstudentstooktosocialmediatoholdtheirfellowstudentsaccountableforbreakingcountyhealthorders.“MacandWoolley”TurnsOneTracySeipel,15Nov20214minread“MacandWoolley”TurnsOneLeaveySchoolofBusinessprofessors’podcastoninspirationalleadershipisatemplateforotherJesuituniversities.MicDropLucyNino’22,02Nov20212minreadMicDropJamieGussman’22co-foundedanewnon-profit,VoicesHeardSF,toactasaliaisonbetweenthosewho’vebeenmutedandthosewhocanhelp.SCUBoardofTrusteesElectsNewChairmanLeslieGriffy,26Oct2021<1minreadSCUBoardofTrusteesElectsNewChairmanLarrySonsinireplacesJohnSobrato’83,andwillserveathree-yeartermasofJune2021.Overwhelmed,InColorLeslieGriffy,26Oct2021<1minreadOverwhelmed,InColorArtandarthistorylecturerJessicaEastburn’spaintings“informationoverload”wereexhibitedattheMaudeKernsArtCenterinOregon.SettingUpOlympiansLeslieGriffy,26Oct2021<1minreadSettingUpOlympiansSCUVolleyballstarJuliaSangiacomo’23heldherownonthecourtagainstactualOlympicathletes.TenaciousDegreeHoldersLeslieGriffy,26Oct2021<1minreadTenaciousDegreeHoldersWhentheywereincomingfreshmen,theclassof2021couldhaveneverpredictedtheroughroadahead.Butdespitethepandemicforcingthemoffcampusfortheirfinalyearandahalf,theygraduated—inpersonandinstyle.EliteResearchLeslieGriffy,26Oct2021<1minreadEliteResearchThisyear’sBeckmanscholarshiprecipientswillconductresearchintopolymersandplantproteins.BroncoNewsFoundingFamilyTatianaSanchez’10,26Oct2021<1minreadFoundingFamilySantaClara’sRainbowResourceCenter,oneofthefewsuchhavensforLGBTQstudentsonaJesuitcollegecampus,celebratesits10thanniversarythisyear.AMajorDebutLaurenLoftus,25Oct2021<1minreadAMajorDebutTommyNance’14madehisMLBdebutalmostsevenyearstothedaysincehisfatherwasdiagnosedwithALS.CarryingtheTorchMattMorgan,25Oct2021<1minreadCarryingtheTorchSantaClaraalumsservedasplay-by-playannouncersattheTokyo2020OlympicGames.AroundtheWorldLaurenLoftus,25Oct2021<1minreadAroundtheWorldSCUbasketballalumLloydPierce’98ismovingfromAtlantatoIndianapolis,withapitstopinTokyo.FromTechtotheClothSarahYoung’24,25Oct2021<1minreadFromTechtotheClothTheultimatedisrupter?HowoneSiliconValleytechietradeditallintoenterthepriesthood.PlantingSeedsLaurenLoftus,25Oct2021<1minreadPlantingSeedsAgiftfromJohnBurns’66 willhelpincorporateenvironmentalandsocialjusticethemesintoallSCUcurriculum.GuacWithThatLaurenLoftus,22Oct2021<1minreadGuacWithThatSoccerchampJulieErtz’14 starsinChipotle’sfirstTVadfeaturingaproathlete.DreamWeddingTatianaSanchez’10,22Oct2021<1minreadDreamWeddingTatianaSanchez’10alwaysdreamedofgettingmarriedatthehistoricMissionChurch.Shewritesabouthowthepandemicthrewawrenchinthoseplans.SectionsLetters:Fall2021SCMStaff,29Oct20214minreadLetters:Fall2021Readersdiscusswhatwemissedaboutfilmmakingalumni,palmtrees,andourowninherentbiases.Plus,SCMwinsawards.Don’tLookAwayLaurenLoftus,26Oct2021<1minreadDon’tLookAwayInlatesummer,asAmericantroopsquicklyleftAfghanistanaftermorethan20yearsofoccupation,peoplewatchedcloselythecrushofrefugeesfleeingastheTalibantookoverjustasquickly.It’suptoustokeepwatching.TheGiftofExperienceTatianaSanchez’10,25Oct20212minreadTheGiftofExperienceSCUTrusteeJackLewisandwifeCarolynarepassionateabouteducationforall.TheirdonationtotheMillerCenterwillempowerstudentsworkingindisenfranchisedcommunities.NewonCampusLucyNino’22,28Sep2021<1minreadNewonCampusComingbackafteralongtimeaway,thingsoncampusmaylookthesame—butstudentswillfindsomesurprises..vc_custom_1541486507773{margin-top:0px!important;margin-bottom:0px!important;border-top-width:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-top:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;background-color:#363c40!important;}.vc_custom_1636665924611{margin-top:-25px!important;margin-bottom:0px!important;border-top-width:-25px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-top:-25px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}.vc_custom_1540504662795{padding-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Fall 2021 Online Cover

Fall 2021

Hope in the Ashes

Signals from a Changing Planet

The Right Mix

Why Now?

Tweeting Good

Keys
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Mic Drop

Mic Drop

Jamie Gussman ’22 co-founded a new non-profit, Voices Heard SF, to act as a liaison between those who’ve been muted and those who can help.

Overwhelmed, In Color

Overwhelmed, In Color

Art and art history lecturer Jessica Eastburn’s paintings “information overload” were exhibited at the Maude Kerns Art Center in Oregon.

Tenacious Degree Holders

Tenacious Degree Holders

When they were incoming freshmen, the class of 2021 could have never predicted the rough road ahead. But despite the pandemic forcing them off campus for their final year and a half, they graduated—in person and in style.

Elite Research

Elite Research

This year’s Beckman scholarship recipients will conduct research into polymers and plant proteins.

Founding Family

Founding Family

Santa Clara’s Rainbow Resource Center, one of the few such havens for LGBTQ students on a Jesuit college campus, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

A Major Debut

A Major Debut

Tommy Nance ’14 made his MLB debut almost seven years to the day since his father was diagnosed with ALS.

Around the World

Around the World

SCU basketball alum Lloyd Pierce ’98 is moving from Atlanta to Indianapolis, with a pitstop in Tokyo.

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

A gift from John Burns ’66  will help incorporate environmental and social justice themes into all SCU curriculum.

Guac With That

Guac With That

Soccer champ Julie Ertz ’14 stars in Chipotle’s first TV ad featuring a pro athlete.

Dream Wedding

Dream Wedding

Tatiana Sanchez ’10 always dreamed of getting married at the historic Mission Church. She writes about how the pandemic threw a wrench in those plans.

Letters: Fall 2021

Letters: Fall 2021

Readers discuss what we missed about filmmaking alumni, palm trees, and our own inherent biases. Plus, SCM wins awards.

Don’t Look Away

Don’t Look Away

In late summer, as American troops quickly left Afghanistan after more than 20 years of occupation, people watched closely the crush of refugees fleeing as the Taliban took over just as quickly. It’s up to us to keep watching.

The Gift of Experience

The Gift of Experience

SCU Trustee Jack Lewis and wife Carolyn are passionate about education for all. Their donation to the Miller Center will empower students working in disenfranchised communities.

New on Campus

New on Campus

Coming back after a long time away, things on campus may look the same—but students will find some surprises.