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In this issue, Spring 2008
By Steven Boyd Saum. In the international Solar Decathlon competition, a team from Santa Clara blazed a dazzling trail from almost-ran to third in the world.
By Lisa Taggart. It was art that broke all the rules. And now an exhibit at the de Saisset Museum, curated by Santa Clara scholar Andrea Pappas, captures the sense of optimism and energy when the only limit was imagination itself.
By Mark Purdy. With Jefferson Airplane, he helped define the San Francisco sound. With Hot Tuna and solo, he's continued to delight fans with his fretwork. But once upon a time, he was playing guitar in the Nobili Hall cafeteria and handing out fliers that read "Jerry Kaukonen—Blues, Rags and Spirituals."
By Scott Brown. When Santa Clara opened its doors to the enrollment of women as undergrads in 1961, it forever transformed the University. And those pioneering women learned that it took courage and humor to lead the way.
A poem by Michael Blumenthal.
By Anne Federwisch. A pair of presidents of the California Association of Realtors share the lowdown on the mortgage meltdown.