Santa Clara Magazine


Spring 2018

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Education makes you fearless. The meaning of trust. Your letters. Strong trees and green fashion. 


Mission Matters

The Future Is Here: SCU’s new Rhodes Scholar, virtual reality, augmented reality, and a NASA launch. Oh, and (really) big building news. 


Alumni News

Driverless cars. A search engine for discovery. Emoji-fueled equality. Santa Clara Mag hits the road. 


Web Only

Revisiting the words of MLK. Reflections on the state of the University with President Michael E. Engh, S.J. Plus, a new lease and new life for The Hut. 

Spring 2018


  • Trust Me

    Trust Me

    Steven Boyd Saum and Deborah Lohse, 27 Mar 2018

    After decades of declining trust in journalism, here’s some good news. Introducing the Trust Project—a global effort to help readers identify reliable news. Illustrations by Franziska Barczyk.

    Spring 2018

  • What’s the biggest challenge in delivering quality journalism?

    What’s the biggest challenge in delivering quality journalism?

    Editors of TSC, 27 Mar 2018

    Answers from former editors of SCU’s student newspaper, The Santa Clara.

    Spring 2018

  • Grounds for Detention

    Grounds for Detention

    Katia Savchuk | Illustrations by Edel Rodriguez, 27 Mar 2018

    Victims of human trafficking and veterans are among those Christina Fialho ’06, J.D. ’12 tries to help in her day-to-day work. All are detained immigrants.

    Spring 2018

  • The Fire This Time

    The Fire This Time

    Kerry Benefield, 27 Mar 2018

    After the most destructive fires in California history, how do you grapple with all that’s lost? And how do you help others put their lives back together?

     Spring 2018

  • A Hard Rain Fell

    A Hard Rain Fell

    John Nova Lomax, 27 Mar 2018

    Hurricane Harvey poured 27 trillion gallons of rain on Texas. Jeremy Dunford MST ’17 was in the center of the downpour. Then he helped clean up the mess.

    Spring 2018

  • Category Five

    Category Five

    Matt Morgan, 27 Mar 2018

    Hurricane Irma was the worst storm to hit the continental United States since Katrina. Kelsey Rondini ’16 studied public health. Now it was time to help people in crisis.

    Spring 2018

  • The Earth Beneath Your Feet

    The Earth Beneath Your Feet

    Matt Morgan, 27 Mar 2018

    An earthquake strikes Mexico City. When the shaking stops, what next? If you’re OK, grab boots and helmet and help those who aren’t.

    Spring 2018

  • Nobel Beginnings

    Nobel Beginnings

    Deborah Lohse , 27 Mar 2018

    Santa Clara Professor Hersh Shefrin, fellow economist Richard Thaler, and the beginning of the fight to have behavioral economics taken seriously. There was yelling involved.

    Spring 2018

  • A Brief Behavioral History

    A Brief Behavioral History

    Hersh Shefrin, 27 Mar 2018

    Hersh Shefrin on how behavioral economics has shaped the focus of his own writing and research.

    Spring 2018

  • The Ballad of Jesus Ortiz

    The Ballad of Jesus Ortiz

    Dana Gioia, 27 Mar 2018

    The true story of my great-grandfather. A cowboy ballad by the California Poet Laureate.

    Spring 2018

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