Santa Clara University

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SCM Goes Online

Santa Clara University is in the heart of Silicon Valley, so it only makes sense that our magazine should have a presence on the Internet. I'm happy to report that the content of this magazine is now just a mouse click away at

The site features all of the print version's elements-campus news, features, class notes, alumni profiles-plus a few extras. The site gives us the ability to expand the focus of stories through links to related content.We'll be able to update stories, showcase more photographs, and offer Web-exclusive content not found on these pages.

When you're scanning the site and you want to send a class note or comment on a story in the form of a letter to the editor, it will be easy to send us an e-mail through an easy-to-use form. Please visit the site and offer us your feedback. On that Web site and within these pages is a story that describes the positive impact the surprise hit movie "Bend It Like Beckham" has had on SCU's women's soccer program.

In our cover story, SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J. talks about the University's commitment to educating "the whole person"-following the Ignatian principles of intellectual, spiritual, and physical formation. Our new Web site features a link to the full text of his convocation address from which this article is adapted.

In "Seeking Solutions", we recap an on-campus conference that brought experts from around the world to Santa Clara to discuss the challenges of clergy abuse in the Catholic Church. The gathering addressed all sides of the issue and will result in a book edited by SCU professor and clergy abuse expert Thomas Plante. Just north of campus, researchers have undertaken an excavation designed to uncover the secrets of the area's past. Read a story of how high-tech sensing equipment, bone-sniffing dogs, and SCU professors and students have aided the effort.

And finally, I'm proud to announce that the magazine won an Award for Excellence in the Outstanding Communications-Magazine Writing category in a competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, District 7. Happy holidays!

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Adam Breen, Editor

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