• Keep the door open

    Keep the door open

    For teaching and advising and a ministry that’s blessed this place for 48 years—paying tribute to Charles Phipps, S.J.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • New from SCU faculty

    New from SCU faculty

    Kristin E. Heyer grapples with the human dimension of immigration, the writings of theologian Robert McAfee Brown are collected, and Tim J. Myers writes about being a dad.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • The $1 million question

    The $1 million question

    Can SCU alumni win the university’s first-ever challenge grant?

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Range of motion

    Range of motion

    Misha Patel Bechtolsheim ’05 studied business and dance at SCU but assumed they were mutually exclusive. She soon learned otherwise.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • The mountains we climb

    The mountains we climb

    Courage, confidence, and a good trail guide are all invaluable. Bryan Neider ’78 found all three at Santa Clara.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    Joe Frontiera ’97 weighs in on how to turn losers into winners, Lewis Buzbee ’79 concocts a time-traveling tale involving Mark Twain, and more offerings of fiction and non-fiction from alumni.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Burning bright

    Burning bright

    From building bonfires to businesses, Hall Evans ’51 understands why it's important to support a bright idea.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Obituaries

    Obituaries

    Remembering Michael Anthony Sweeney, Leonard Napolitano ’51, and others.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • We walk

    We walk

    If you're going to walk across California, there are many ways other than incremental units to assess the distance, to imagine the journey.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Letters

    Letters

    Readers write in to defend the humanities, praise the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and more.

    Spring/Summer 2013

Winter 2014

Table of contents

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.