History & Traditions

  • Hearing the cry of the poor

    Hearing the cry of the poor

    Ron Hansen M.A. '95, 26 Sep 2014

    Their murder in November 1989 marked a turning point in the country’s civil war. What do they have to say to us now?

    Fall 2014

  • Santa Clara Snapshot

    Santa Clara Snapshot

    Leah Gonzalez ’14, 26 Sep 2014

    1989: Students and faculty participate in an exchange program with Donetsk State University in eastern Ukraine, members of the Africa Peace Committee visit the Mission Campus, and The Alameda gets rerouted.

    Fall 2014

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1964

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1964

    SCM, 15 Jun 2014

    Poems, pranks, and a prep course in marriage.

    Summer 2014

  • Santa Clara snapshot: 1963

    Santa Clara snapshot: 1963

    Danae Stahlnecker ’15, 26 Sep 2013

    Willie Mays and the Giants at Buck Shaw Stadium, a commencement address by Alfred Hitchcock, and the fastest Bronco to complete a 50-mile hike.

    Fall 2013

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1973

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1973

    Danae Stahlnecker '15 and Sarah Perkins '13, 1 May 2013

    A "total environment show," the first female ROTC cadets, and the inaugural SCU Rat Race.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Heart of the matter

    Heart of the matter

    Sam Scott '96, 21 Feb 2013

    A statue that's gazed on the Mission Gardens for 130 years gets a much-needed restoration. As layers of paint are peeled away, stories of the past emerge. 

    Winter 2013

  • The mystery of the side chapel saint

    The mystery of the side chapel saint

    Clay Hamilton, 21 Feb 2013

    The restoration of a Mission-era painting reveals more than subtle colors and artistic workmanship—it also uncovers a decades-old case of mistaken identity. 

    Winter 2013

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1938

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1938

    Liz Wassmann '13, 21 Feb 2013

    A crowd of 41,000 watches Santa Clara beat Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl. And SCU's student newspaper declares the 83-minute Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "too long."

    Winter 2013
     

  • Wings

    Wings

    Paul Totah '79, 1 Nov 2012

    For a century, John J. Montgomery has been given short shrift when it comes to his role as an aviation pioneer. It's time to set things right.

    Fall 2012

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1912

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1912

    Holly Hanbury-Brown '12, 1 Nov 2012

    With the addition of courses in engineering, architecture, and law, the college becomes a university—and the celebration in June draws tens of thousands.

    Fall 2012