80 Years and Counting for Brother Mel and SMC: 1950-1959

By Erin Hallissy and Rich Davi

1951 - Brother Mel at the Junior Novitiate at Mont La Salle.

1950

Football was dropped for the second time after the season’s conclusion.

1951

Brother Mel graduated as a philosophy major and was assigned to teach woodworking at the Junior Novitiate at Mont La Salle.

80 Years and Counting for Brother Mel and SMC: 1940-1949

By Erin Hallissy and Rich Davi

1942 - Navy Pre-flight School.

1940

The first Catholic intercollegiate formal dance in the
area was held at the “swanky” San Francisco Country Club; a then all-time high of 14 dances was held during the school year.

80 Years and Counting for Brother Mel and SMC: 1930-1939

By Erin Hallissy and Rich Davi

80 Years and Counting for Brother Mel and SMC: 1920-1929

By Erin Hallissy and Rich Davi

1928 - Dedication Day, August 5.

1928

Harold Fabian (who later took the name Brother Timothy Mel) Anderson was born on Sept. 28 to Edwin Albert Anderson (Swede) and Lillian Frances (Redmond) Anderson (Irish) at Merritt Hospital in Oakland. He had an older brother, Edwin Joseph.

Noon's Compartment

By Lily Brown

By the river, staid, long
cords of bone.

Thin boats slid by.
We heard the sound
of dressed-up humans.

Fancy boats, inchoate moods
in noon's compartment.

Afterwards, we walked
the sand and our shadows
knocked hard and froze.

Red light, purple light
behind Highway One,
you are only so

beautiful in the sun burned
eye, in the under-lid's grit.

Two circles brush fire
on the palm.

Beloved Professor Dies

By John Grennan

Mary Doyle Springer.

Send in the Clowns

The iconic LIFE magazine photo of the 1959 phone booth stuffing.When Brilliant Thinkers Have Time on Their Hands

80 Years and Counting

By Erin Hallissy and Rich Davi

Brother Mel Anderson with his first grade class at St. Augustine's in Oakland.

Saint Mary’s Moraga campus and Brother Mel made their debut in 1928. We look back at some noteworthy events in the eight decades of their lives.

From the Editor: Old Treasures

By Erin Hallissy

Something about decades-old yearbooks kept drawing me in over the past two months. In researching notable events in the College’s 80-year history in Moraga, I found myself sidetracked, devouring poetry written by students of long ago, skimming stories of grand football and basketball victories and defeats and being captivated by the antics of students who apparently terrorized freshmen, figured out ways to get around rules and expressed sincere gratitude for professors and Brothers.

Tales from the Battlefield

By Debra Holtz

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