Features

  • Mixed Messages

    Mixed Messages

    Jesuit School of Theology dean Thomas J. Massaro, S.J., discusses the controversial relationship between money and politics—in Germany as well as in the United States.

  • Five things to know before the Gonzaga game

    Five things to know before the Gonzaga game

    This year’s Zag face-off has high stakes as SCU brings a 12–3 record onto the court against the No. 10 team in the country.

  • 'Patent trolls' file majority of U.S. patent lawsuits

    'Patent trolls' file majority of U.S. patent lawsuits

    SCU law professor Colleen Chien says individuals and companies that do not themselves make anything are bringing the majority of U.S. patent lawsuits.

  • The first day

    The first day

    William Rewak, S.J., reads his poem "The First Day" for Christmas.

  • Investigating the sacred and profane

    Investigating the sacred and profane

    Writer Robert Bieselin talks with William Rewak, S.J., about his new collection of poetry, The Right Taxi.

  • How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

    How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

    Tech writer Michael S. Malone '75, MBA '77 takes a look at why the high tech industry needs more humanities majors.

  • Odes to Omaha

    Odes to Omaha

    Essayist and critic Sven Birkerts reviews the new story collection by Ron Hansen M.A. '95. Hansen will read from his book on Nov. 20 in Corte Madera.

  • A valedictorian of Olympic proportions

    A valedictorian of Olympic proportions

    Kelly Crowley ’99 medaled twice in cycling at the 2012 Paralympics—and won gold in Athens in swimming in ’04 and was valedictorian of SCU.

  • Bobby Seale: The story of a Black Panther then and now

    Bobby Seale: The story of a Black Panther then and now

    Stories and a Q&A session with the 1960s civil rights activist and founding member of the Black Panther Party

  • Faith in the press?

    Faith in the press?

    As news organizations consolidate, the picture of the world presented to readers becomes less nuanced—especially at the intersection of politics and religion. 

Summer 2014

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Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.