Below are the stories from the Spring 2014 issue.

  • In Our High-Tech World, Are the Liberal Arts Dead?

    Our love affair with all things digital—and the vicissitudes of the Great Recession—has also led a growing legion of commentators to question the value of a traditional liberal arts education.

  • Technology and the Human App

    We’re cool with technology and everything it does to improve our lives. But we’re not alone in thinking it’s time to get a grip on how digital technology is affecting the human app.

  • De-Evolution of Wellness

    The benefits of returning to a natural state of health—without the consumerism, trendiness and technology that pervade the so-called wellness industry.

  • Jane Purinton: Always Learning, Always Teaching

    The wife of Saint Mary’s new president describes the enlightening and unpredictable journey her life, career and passions have taken.

  • Mulvaneys Challenge Gaels

    Engage "Head, Heart and Hands" in support of service-learning.

  • Happiness and Poetry

    For Matthew Zapruder, Saint Mary’s new assistant professor of English, leaving the world of dreams and waking up early in the morning to drink a warm cup of coffee while he writes poems for a few hours is his taste of pure happiness.

  • Let There Be Light

    Theater program shines in West Coast premiere.

  • The Best Ever Season

    The Saint Mary's men's rugby 7s team concluded its best-ever season by taking second place in the USA Rugby College 7s National Championships.

  • Service with DIRT

    Dismantle, immerse, reflect and transform.

  • Power to the Pink

    Women’s & Gender Studies program celebrates its 20th anniversary.

  • New Leadership for the Alumni Board

    Getting graduate alumni more involved in Saint Mary’s will be a key focus of the Alumni Board for the next two years, under the leadership of J.P. Musgrove ’07, the board’s new president.

  • Adventure in Her Blood

    Breeanne "Breezy" Jackson '04 can take the heat — and the mind-numbing cold. As an environmental scientist, Jackson has done everything from gather data in the blistering heat of a wildfire to her current job—teaching survival skills to research scientists in Antarctica.

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