Next month, three university employees who serve on the Bon Appetit dining staff in the Benson Memorial Center will be published authors. Their writings will be printed in an annual collection of work by participants in Read Santa Clara, the City of Santa Clara’s adult literacy program.
At the annual state of the university address, President Fr. Michael Engh, S.J., announced to the Santa Clara community that the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve both women’s and gender studies and ethnic studies as standalone majors.
The tension was palpable inside the City of Santa Clara council chambers last week as many Santa Clara residents voiced strong disapproval for an impending redevelopment of land one block north of the Santa Clara campus.
In tug-of-war fashion, university administration and student group Fossil Free SCU continue to disagree publicly on the topic of complete divestment of funds contained in the $850 million endowment from the fossil fuel extraction industry.
As the number of men joining the Jesuit Order has drastically dwindled over the past few decades, Santa Clara may have to break its oldest tradition. The University could one day allow an unordained person, commonly referred to as a layperson, to serve as its president.