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SCU in the News is a biweekly compilation of select media highlights featuring faculty, staff or students.

  •  Northern California Innocence Project

    The work of NCIP to free Modesto landlord George Souliotes was highlighted in stories in the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Modesto Bee, KTVU, KTUU, and Associated Press. Several  of the stories quoted Linda Starr (NCIP).

  •  Santa Clara University

    Santa Clara University’s ranking at No. 18 on Forbes’ list 25 Colleges with the Best Return on Investment, made news in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Next Step Magazine and Forbes

  •  Tom Plante

    Tom Plante (Psychology) spoke to KGO Radio about the psychological effects of telecommuting in a story about the BART strike. The story ran several times. He was also interviewed on KCAA radio about his book Do the Right Thing

  •  Judy Nadler

    Judy Nadler (Markkula) spoke to KTVU about elected Oakland officials taking free tickets despite city budget issues. The story was picked up by several Fox affiliates. She also spoke to NBC Bay Area about politics behind a Hunters Point plan, and to the Bay Area News Group about conflicts of interests in an East Bay hospital deal. 

  •  Eric Goldman

    Eric Goldman (Law) was named to ABA Journal’s top 100 law blogs, called Blawgs. He was also quoted in stories in MediaPost; N.J. Star-Ledger; Cincinnati Enquirer; Inc. magazine online, as well as a widely reprinted New York Times story, discussing Twitter’s response to demands for user information in a case in France, and a Mercury News story, which ran in dozens of additional outlets, about Apple’s e-book ruling. 

  •  Hersh Shefrin

    Hersh Shefrin (Finance) was quoted in a widely reprinted LearnVest article about tricking the brain out of bad money habits; in TheWeek about a financial game for kids, and in a Wall Street Journal blog post about CFOs making the mistake of working from instinct instead of thoughtful strategy. 

  •  Reza Aslan, Janet Napolitano, Eric Hanson, Luis Rodriquez

     Several alumni made major national and state news, and their Santa Clara University education was frequently part of the news.  Alumnus Reza Aslan proudly touted his Santa Clara University education in an interview about his book Zealot, on NPR’s Fresh Air. Other stories mentioned Aslan’s SCU education, including the Chicago Tribune, Mediabistro, All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, The Atlantic, and the New York Times.  Similarly, former Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano’s ties to Santa Clara University were mentioned in more than 500 stories about her selection as president of the UC system. Stories from the Mercury News, KTVU, CBS5 and KQED quoted Eric Hanson (Political Science). Finally, law alumnus Luis Rodriquez becoming the first Latino to head the State Bar of California made news in the San Jose Mercury News (run in seven other papers);  San Francisco Business Times, Lake County News, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Daily News.

  •  George Alexander

    George Alexander (Law/KGACLC) was remembered in an obituary in the Mercury News

  •  Phil Beltran

    Phil Beltran (Campus Safety) spoke to the Mercury News about emergency procedures during airport catastrophes like the Asiana crash. 

  •  Pat Cain

    Pat Cain (Law) was quoted in the SF Chronicle and Bloomberg BusinessWeek about complicated questions arising from the repeal of DOMA. She also was quoted in widely reprinted stories in the  Anniston Star and its editorial pages, and in USA Today.  


Here’s a sampling of the hundreds of mentions of SCU in the media in the past two weeks. The first part of the link is a list; the full text is below the list.

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