Winter 2012

Volume 53 Number 3



Steven Boyd Saum


Creative Director

Linda Degastaldi-Ortiz



Charles Barry


Editorial Interns

Nicole Giove '12
Holly Hanbury-Brown '12
Jon Teel '12


Web & Media Interns

Neelima Karki '12
Robert Boscacci '14


Class Notes & Obituaries

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


Literary Editor

Ron Hansen M.A. '95


Associate Editor,

Clay Hamilton


Department Contributors

Allena Baker
Liz Carney '11
Christine Cole
Connie Coutain
Jeff Gire
Deborah Lohse
Caitlin Mohan
Alden Mudge


Copy Editors

Allena Baker
John Deever
Jeff Gire
Marisa Solís
Darienne Hosley Stewart


Santa Clara Magazine Advisory Board

Margaret Avritt—Director of Marketing
Terry Beers—Professor of English
Michael Engh, S.J.—President
Elizabeth Fernandez '79—Journalist
Rich Giachetti—Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Robert Gunsalus—Vice President for University Relations
Ron Hansen M.A. '95—Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor of Arts and Humanities
Kathy Kale '86—Executive Director, Alumni Association
Paul Soukup, S.J.—Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Professor of Communication



Winter 2012

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My fight, my faith

As secretary of defense in an age of budget austerity, Leon Panetta '60, J.D. '63 has to make sure the Pentagon doesn't break the bank and that the nation doesn't break faith with the men and women who serve.

Bronco Battalion

What does it mean for a Jesuit university to be home to the Reserve Officers' Training Corps? Seventy-five years after ROTC came to Santa Clara—and 150 years after officers were first trained on campus—a few answers are clear.

Mission Matters

Going global

A $2 million grant creates a year-long fellowship program—with students taking part in a global network of socially conscious businesses.

Bribes, bombs, and outright lies

Legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow comes to campus—and shows that ethical issues raised in the Trial of the Century remain as vexing today as they did when spittoons lined the courthouse floor.

Alumni Arts

Let me lay it on you

Hot Tuna is back with their first studio recording in 20 years.