University Press Releases
Santa Clara University Ranks No. 2 of Master’s Universities in the West, Highest Graduation Rate
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 2014
Santa Clara University is ranked second among master’s universities in the West according to U.S. News and World Report. SCU earned an overall score of 98 out of 100, a dramatic increase from 90 just five years ago. At 94 percent, SCU has the highest freshman retention rate of any master’s university in the country and also has the highest graduation rate in the West, at 84 percent.
Honoring Jesuits Killed 25 Years Ago for Seeking Justice for the Poor
Thursday, Sep. 4, 2014
From Nov. 5 to Nov. 16, Santa Clara University will honor the 25th anniversary of the killing of Salvadoran Jesuits who died advocating for justice for their nation's poor. The event will be marked with programs, lectures, and prayer events on Santa Clara University’s campus and in El Salvador.
Santa Clara University Earns Perfect Score in Green College Honor Roll
Tuesday, Sep. 2, 2014
Santa Clara University is heading into the 2014–15 school year with new bragging rights: a top spot in Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll. The Jesuit university in Silicon Valley earned its first perfect score in the rankings of 861 colleges across the country. The rankings note Santa Clara’s vested interest in environmental justice and sustainable living practices for the benefit of society at large.
Santa Clara University Mourns Death of Victor Vari, SCU’s Longest Serving, Beloved Professor
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
The Santa Clara University community is saddened by the death Wednesday evening of its longest-serving professor, Victor B. Vari, 94, who taught Italian and other languages and literatures to SCU students for 66 years.
New NCAA Rules, Sports Bullying, O’Bannon Decision, and the Risk of Match-Fixing to Be Addressed at Sept. 11 Sports Law and Ethics Symposium at Santa Clara University
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
The fifth annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium hosted by the Santa Clara University Institute of Sports Law and Ethics will cover trending issues like changes in the NCAA, bullying, match-fixing, steroid use, and the opening of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium.
Business School Dean Drew Starbird Announces Decision to Return to Faculty
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
Drew Starbird, dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, announced that he will not seek an additional term after completing his five-year term as dean in summer 2015.