The Arcade

Courting Success

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Commencement Weekend 2010

By Mike McAlpin

Photo by Kat Wade

Alumni Return for Gael "Family" Reunion

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Summer quiets Saint Mary's as many students leave for vacation, but in mid-July Saint Mary's welcomed many graduates home to the Moraga Hills. The campus teemed with nearly 350 alumni eager to rejoin their Saint Mary's family during Reunion Weekend.

"The sense of community is very strong. Some alumni groups call themselves, ‘The Family,' " said Brother President Ronald Gallagher.

Mary in the Modern World

Students Help Rebuild Haiti

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Photo courtesy of Shawny Anderson

Brickpile Briefs

Saint Mary's College hosted the first U.S. senatorial debate between incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Carly Fiorina on Sept. 1 in LeFevre Theatre. The debate was sponsored by KTVU Channel 2 News, the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED Public Radio, and was broadcast live on KTVU. "As a College with a Great Books curriculum, we are committed to serious conversations about critical issues and ideas," said Brother President Ronald Gallagher.


Labor Leader Honored by Henning Institute

Photo by Gabrielle Diaz '11

Nearly 100 civic, labor, church and college leaders were on hand in June when Dennis Kelly '66 was honored by the John F. Henning Institute for his service for the "Dignity of Work and the Worker."

New Jan Term Class Celebrates Women's History

By Melanie Conrad

Despite four decades as a coed school, the College has no separate archives of the history of women on campus. Monica Fitzgerald wants to change that through her Jan Term class, "The Skirts Are Coming," which will educate students about women at Saint Mary's.

Faculty Bookshelf

A Mouth in California

Graham Foust
Flood Editions, 2009

Assistant professor of English Graham Foust's fourth book of poetry uses the "ironies and anxieties of contemporary life as a foil for mordant and sometimes violent humor," according

Faculty Profile: Brenda Hillman

By Erin Hallissy
Photography by Toby Burditt

Finding the Words