Fall 2013

Volume 55 Number 1



Steven Boyd Saum


Assistant Editor

Kristen Intlekofer


Associate Editor,

Clay Hamilton



Charles Barry


Editorial Interns

Leah Gonzalez ’14
Danae Stahlnecker ’15


Web Intern

Lucas Hapin ’15


Class Notes & Obituaries

Marisa Solís
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Clay Hamilton
Lucas Hapin ’15
Brian Washburn


Literary Editor

Ron Hansen M.A. ’95


Creative Director

Linda Degastaldi-Ortiz


Department Contributors

John Deever
Christine Cole Harden
Alden Mudge
Sam Scott ’96

Copy Editors

John Deever
Marisa Solís


Santa Clara Magazine Advisory Board

Margaret Avritt—Director of Marketing
Terry Beers—Professor of English
Michael Engh, S.J.—President
Elizabeth Fernandez ’79—Journalist
Rich Giacchetti—Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Ron Hansen M.A. ’95—Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor of Arts and Humanities
Kathy Kale ’86—Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations
Paul Soukup, S.J.—Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Professor of Communication



Fall 2013

Table of contents


One in a million

A personal note of thanks to SCU alumni. You came through in record numbers to secure a $1 million gift for the University.

Yes, but is it the right thing to do?

From business to government to college campuses, it’s not always a question that gets asked. But here’s how the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics set out to change that.

Good light

For a quarter century Charles Barry has told Santa Clara’s stories in photographs. Here are a few.

Mission Matters

Enter here

Palm Drive becomes a grand pedestrian promenade.

Graduation day highlights

More than 1,000 grads were on hand to hear the address by Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 at SCU’s 162nd commencement exercises.

She runs the game

Julie Johnston ’14 makes Glamour magazine’s list of top 10 college women.