Santa Clara Snapshot:1987
|Career opportunities: Front to back, the gazers into the future are Peter Howard '87, Bill Quirk '88, Mimi Allen '88, Larry Rask '88. Photo by Spitzi Ursin for The Redwood
- 1st Reggae Sunsplash held on campus
- 4-day-a-week classes come to an end, with Wednesday classes slated for the following year
- 12 nations participate in the first International Wheelchair Swim Competition, held at SCU
- 15–20 cases of Diet Coke sold each week in Down Under, the market in the basement of the Benson Center
- $25 per quarter to use computer labs
- 38 percent of SCU freshmen come from outside California—up from 17 percent in 1977
- 191 point game average per player on the new Bronco bowling squad
- $3,000 in pennies collected by Ted Gabrielli ’87 (now Theodore Gabrielli, S.J.) to build a house with cement walls for a family in Tijuana
There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.
With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.
Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.
Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.
The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.
George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.