History & Traditions
1987—a year of pennies, Diet Coke, and the first Reggae Sunsplash on campus.
1942 was a year of great change for the Mission Campus as the country ramped up for war.
Winter 2012 | SNAPSHOT
Legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow comes to campus—and shows that ethical issues raised in the Trial of the Century remain as vexing today as they did when spittoons lined the courthouse floor.
Winter 2012 | LAW
On New Year’s Day 1937, a team from a little Jesuit school in the Santa Clara Valley stunned the sports world with an upset that won them the Sugar Bowl. And put their home on the map.
Winter 2012 | HISTORY & TRADITION
2001: Santa Clara celebrated its 150th year in June. That fall, the University mourned the victims of the September 11 attacks including student Deora Bodley and alumnus Lawrence Getzfred ’71.
When Antonio Estremera ’72 came to Santa Clara in 1968, he intended to major in history, not make it.
There were only four days of classes, three philosophy courses were required to graduate, and hundreds of students boycotted class to protest U.S. military action in Cambodia.
In 2010, the Catala Club celebrated 80 years of work and play. As a group, they’ve raised millions for scholarships—and they’re going strong.
Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.
Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.
Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.
The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.
Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.
The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.