Fall 2011, Volume 53 Number 2


Steven Boyd Saum


Creative Director

Linda Degastaldi-Ortiz



Charles Barry


Editorial Interns

Nicole Giove ’12
Jon Teel ’12


Web Intern

Neelima Karki '12


Class Notes & Obituaries

Jon Teel ’12
Marisa Solís
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Neelima Karki '12
Clay Hamilton
Brian Washburn


Literary Editor

Ron Hansen M.A. ’95


Associate Editor,

Clay Hamilton


Section Contributors

Deepa Arora
Maggie Beidelman '09
Connie Coutain
Emily Elrod-Cardenas ’05
Justin Gerdes
Deborah Lohse
Alden Mudge
Jeff Gire
Mick LaSalle
Sam Scott ’96


Copy Editors

Allena Baker
John Deever
Jeff Gire
Marisa Solis
Darienne Hosley Stewart


Print Design

Cuttress & Hambleton


Advisory Board

Margarett Avritt
Director of Marketing

Michael Engh, S.J.
President, Santa Clara University

Richard Giacchetti
Assoc. Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Kathy Kale ’86
Executive Director, SCU Alumni Assoc.

Paul Soukop, S.J.
Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Professor of Communication


Terry Beers
Professor of English

Elizabeth Fernandez ’79

Ron Hansen M.A. ’95
Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor of Arts and Humanities

Rob Gunsalus
Vice President, University Relations

Fall 2011

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Change the world

The U.S. Peace Corps turned 50 this year, with more than 340 Santa Clara grads (and faculty and staff) having served as volunteers.

How can you defend those people?

Public defenders in the Homicide Task Force in Chicago have some answers about representing accused murderers.

Mission Matters

Welcome home, Fr. Rewak

SCU's poet-president returns to the Mission Campus as chancellor.

Putting cleantech on the map

The Center for Science, Technology, and Society tracks where off-the-grid solutions are lighting the way.

Bronco Profile

Tradition Shattered

Fifty years ago, Santa Clara admitted the first class of women into its undergraduate program. Gerri Beasley '65 shares some memories.

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