Features

  • The one that should get away

    The one that should get away

    An internet ethicist speaks about the right to online anonymity and preparing a generation of Net users against hoaxes.

  • To catch a thief

    To catch a thief

    A young mathematician at SCU has helped equip police in Santa Cruz and L.A. with an algorithm that predicts where crimes might happen next. Is this the future of policing?

    Winter 2013

  • How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

    How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

    A veteran chronicler of Silicon Valley looks at why the high-tech industry needs—and wants—folks who know how to tell a story.

    Winter 2013

  • A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino

    A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino

    Two conversations with Chancellor William J. Rewak, S.J.—who’s just published his first collection of poetry, The Right Taxi.

    Winter 2013

  • This will not be on the test.

    This will not be on the test.

    For students of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, there's neither homework nor grades. But there is love of learning—and a special connection to SCU.   

    Winter 2013

  • The play's the thing

    The play's the thing

    Kurds, Arabs, countrymen: Shakespeare Iraq brings the Bard to Ashland like you’ve never heard him. And you can thank Peter Friedrich '91.

    Winter 2013

  • A spirit of continuous improvement

    A spirit of continuous improvement

    In his annual State of the University address, President Michael Engh, S.J., focused on new initiatives and innovations at Santa Clara. 

  • Star on the horizon

    Star on the horizon

    Goalie Kendall McIntosh '15 joins SCU's soccer team with an already impressive career—and more is on the way.

  • Looking back, moving forward

    Looking back, moving forward

    The cover stories of 2012—and what happened next.

  • Is Pope Benedict's Twitter pilgrimage ministry?

    Is Pope Benedict's Twitter pilgrimage ministry?

    New media and religion scholar Elizabeth Drescher asks whether the Pope on Twitter really represents a digital ministry. Should it?

Winter 2014

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Features

Rise up, my love

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.

The chaplain is in the House

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.

Welcome to Citizenville

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.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

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.