Current Events

  • A cut to California’s future

    A cut to California’s future

    Michael E. Engh, S.J., 12 Mar 2014

    The Cal Grant program, which has provided funding for more than 2.3 million students in the state since it was launched, is in jeopardy.

  • His life in our hands

    His life in our hands

    Elizabeth Drescher, 7 Jan 2014

    Religion scholar Elizabeth Drescher remembers Nelson Mandela and the legacy of his ever transforming generosity.

  • A sight of innocence

    A sight of innocence

    Sam Scott ’96, 15 Dec 2013

    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.

    Winter 2014

  • Patent trolls, beware

    Patent trolls, beware

    Deborah Lohse & Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Dec 2013

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

    Winter 2014

  • Confronting the unspeakable

    Confronting the unspeakable

    James W. Douglass '61, 12 Nov 2013

    Peace activist and writer James Douglass '61 finds hope in the tragedy of Kennedy's assassination. Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of that painful day.

  • Make hay

    Make hay

    Irina Raicu J.D. ’09, 26 Sep 2013

    Internet Ethics Program Manager Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 interrogates the ethics of NSA surveillance.

    Fall 2013

  • The thin gray line

    The thin gray line

    Elliott Almond and Mark Emmons, 17 Sep 2013

    The Mission Campus recently played host to brain injury experts, along with former 49ers Brent Jones ’85 and Ronnie Lott, as they examined the crisis of sports concussions.

  • The Fixer

    The Fixer

    Kristen Intlekofer, 25 Jul 2013

    Santa Clara's first female valedictorian becomes UC's first female president. Can she help fix the system?

  • Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Ahmed Amer, 16 Jul 2013

    Computer engineering professor Ahmed Amer argues that the anti-Morsi petition gatherers in Egypt functioned like a distributed computing system—and that's why they were so effective.

  • Powering the search for more women in tech

    Powering the search for more women in tech

    Irina Raicu J.D. ’09, 9 Jul 2013

    Internet ethicist Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 considers Google’s attempt to recruit more women engineers.