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  •  News

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    SCU's first annual "Swap for Good" was extremely successful. The GREEN Club collected donations from students, staff, and faculty. Volunteers gathered together to help set up the Campus Tutoring Center (Benson 1) like a store, complete with Men's, Women's, and Children's sections. More news this month: Earth Week Events | Graduation Pledge
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect, related to education and learning. Reduce: impact, get involved | Reuse: school supplies | Recycle: text books | Respect: join BEE outside!
  •  Comida and Conversation

    Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
    Comida and Conversation, or Food and Conversation, is the newest installment in the long list of Santa Clara Arrupe placements. One native English speaker partners with a native Spanish speaker from the Alma Community in San Jose. After a family-style dinner, peppered with vegetables from area Bronco Urban Gardens, partners speak in Spanish for thirty minutes and in English for thirty minutes.
  •  Students take a bite into food justice

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Juniors Laughlin Barker and Tim Carlson spearhead a movement for those who are interested in the social aspect of environmentalism. Bronco Leaders of Environmental Justice Investigating Truth (B-LEJIT), created two years ago, hopes to tackle some important issues around campus and in the Santa Clara community this year.
  •  Food and Agribusiness Institute

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Santa Clara's Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) was established in 1973 in the Leavey School of Business. The graduate institute initially provided an agribusiness MBA, which was later adapted into a food and agribusiness concentration in the early 2000s.
  •  Winter Immersion Trips

    Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
    This December, thirty dedicated broncos will trade time with family and friends, for time with communities in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Lima, Peru. The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education sponsors two unique immersion trips during winter break through the Kolvenbach Solidarity Program. This year students will continue rebuilding homes in New Orleans and learn about the reality of Lima, including working in community garden programs.
  •  Profile: Michael Engh, S.J.

    Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
    Michael Engh, S.J., unplugs his phone charger in the morning so it doesn't waste energy during the day. He tries to drive a Prius whenever he travels in the area, and his office on campus uses recycled paper whenever possible. It is all part of the daily routine for Santa Clara University's Jesuit president.
  •  Bronco Urban Gardens

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
    The BUG crew is energized and ready to provide fresh, local food and empower the community to make healthy decisions about where their food comes from.
  •  Garden Design Party Gets Big Turnout

    Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
    Straddling bales of hay and munching on organic snacks, nearly 70 students, faculty and staff suggested ideas for Santa Clara's community garden at a design party led by landscape architect Al Green. The Oct. 23 event kicked off a new academic year planning and planting at the now-empty space one block north of campus.
  •  Betsy Purner, SCU '10

    Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
    Senior Betsy Purner has her finger on the pulse of Santa Clara's social justice scene. In fact, the San Diego native and environmental science and religious studies double major credits her interest in social issues with an increasing awareness of environmental stewardship and sustainability.
  •  Global Social Benefit Incubator

    Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009
    Social benefit entrepreneurs present their business plans on Thursday, August 27. Learn more about the Center for Science, Technology, and Society's Global Social Benefit Incubator.
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