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  •  Flashback Friday: Sultan of Swat at SCU

    Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

    In 1931, legendary slugger Babe Ruth visits the University of Santa Clara. Here the Sultan of Swat poses with Guido Joseph Simoni ’30 in the SC sweater. That season the Bambino hit .373 and slugged 46 home runs.

    Babe Ruth visits the then University of Santa Clara


    Liz Carney '11, editorial intern, Santa Clara Magazine

  •  Flashback Friday: How high can they go?

    Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

    In a time devoid of iPods and Facebook, denizens of the ninth floor of Swig Hall celebrated their Prefect’s (a Jesuit living in the student dorms) birthday in June of 1970 by stacking nine beds together.

     Nine beds nine floors high

    Nine beds, nine floors high

     A close-up of an alum on the top bunk

    The king on his throne: An alumnus sits atop the ninth bunk bed.

    Here is another Santa Clara snapshot from 1960 that we've run in the mag recently.

    Do you have any fun memories of your time at the Mission Campus? Do share.

     Liz Carney '11, editorial intern, Santa Clara Magazine

  •  Flashback Friday: Grand Reunion...and Panetta in the house

    Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

    Leon Panetta CIA Director yearbook photo

    Santa Clara grads from across the years are gathering on campus this weekend, including a number of folks from the Class of ’60.

    One big event on Friday night: the launch of the President's Speaker Series with Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63.

    (That's his law school graduation pic on the left.)

     Topic of the day: maintaining national security amid the threat of nuclear weapons, cyber-attacks, etc., while still abiding by the Constitution and upholding American values.

    Look for a lively Q&A.

    In his undergrad stint at Santa Clara, Panetta studied political science and helped found the Italian club.

    Can you find him in the group shot? 

    (Click image to zoom.)

     Thank you, SCU Archives and The Redwood for the archival snaps.

    Liz Carney '11, editorial intern, Santa Clara Magazine