SMC's New Logo

By Erin Hallissy

Q&A with Vice President Michael Beseda


Photography by Nicolo Sertorio.

Go Gaels

Head baseball coach Jedd Soto, the school's third-winningest coach since 1968 received a three-year contract extension in September, keeping him under contract through the 2012 season.

"I am proud to be part of building a tradition of excellence on and off the baseball field each year, and look forward to the challenge of elevating our program to the next level," Soto says.

International Event Brings New Lessons

By Caitlin Graveson '11


Adam Cooper coaches the U.S. team in the 18th Maccabai Games.

Soccer Coach Stresses Attack

New Women's Soccer head coach Kai Edwards.

Kai Edwards, the new head coach of women's soccer, is bringing a more aggressive and competitive style of play to the team.

Finding Inspiration Through Service

By Caitlin Graveson '11


Student-athlete Lyndsey Parker '09 worked on Soles–4–Souls shoe drive.

Faculty Profile: Barry Eckhouse

By Erin Hallissy

From Aristotle to iTunes

Barry Eckhouse's field is rhetoric, one of the seven classical liberal arts, but he's using cutting-edge technology that was never dreamed of last century, much less 2,000 years ago.

A Noteworthy Sesquicentennial Class

The Class of 2013 — incoming freshmen who will graduate as the College celebrates its sesquicentennial — includes more honors-at-entrance students and a higher proportion of honors students (14.5 percent) than in any year in the College's history.

The increase in top academic students in the freshmen class of 572 coupled with a slightly lower admission rate resulted in a class average GPA of 3.40 and an SAT average (critical reading and math combined) of 1091.

Alumni Welcomed Home at Reunion Weekend

By Caitlin Graveson '11


Saint Mary's College Class of 1974.

For most students, college lasts just four years, but the ties to an alma mater remain strong. In July, some 500 Saint Mary's alumni demonstrated their ties by returning to Moraga for Reunion Weekend, all echoing the same sentiments: "Once a Gael, Always a Gael."

From the Editor

By Erin Hallissy

THE REAL WORLD

Some people make a distinction between college and the "real world," as though they are mutually exclusive concepts. Saint Mary's students experience the real world every day as they explore the great questions of all time and their place in their unique time on earth.

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