A Major of Their Own: Women's Studies Gains Official Status

Thirty-five years after women were first admitted to Saint Mary's College, Women's Studies has been declared an official undergraduate major in the School of Liberal Arts. Previously the program, launched in 1993, was available only as a minor or individualized major.

"It shows that the college finds women's studies an integral part of the institution, which is important for the college culture as a whole," says

Support Student Relief Workers

Story by Shawny Anderson

As we watch the devastation of Hurricane Katrina continue to unfold, we often wish that there were a way to make a physical commitment to the restoration of New Orleans. For 25 SMC students registered for the Jan Term course “Bridges to the Bayou: Direct Hurricane Relief in New Orleans,” that wish is coming true. The group will join me to provide manual labor in support of rebuilding efforts while we simultaneously pursue a course in creative ethnography.

Brother Dom's Report on the First Days of School

Story by Br. Dominic Berardelli, FSC


Dear Brother Dominic,

Men's Basketball Looks to Continue Winning Ways

Following a 25-win season that saw Saint Mary’s advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997, Saint Mary’s looks to build on recent success in 2005-06.

Women's Basketball Banks on Returns and Aims High


The Lady Gaels hoopsters are ready for a strong run at the West Coast Conference championship in 2005-06, thanks to four seniors, two All-WCC Freshman honorees, and three promising newcomers.

Where Are They Now: Von Hayes '79

Story by John Leykam


Von Hayes, former National League All-Star and holder of two Saint Mary’s baseball career offensive records, is rapidly earning an impressive reputation as an effective developer of young talent.

Saint Mary's Responds to Gulf Coast Hurricane Disaster

Lightening Our Ecological Footprint

Cattalini Estate Gift Demonstrates Power of Kindness

Often the story behind a gift can be as gracious as the gift itself. For the late Virgil Cattalini ’33, the story of his posthumous gift to Saint Mary’s College of more than a quarter of a million dollars, received this year, is made up of one part kindness and one part punishment.

Science Building Honors Brother Alfred Brousseau

Brother Alfred Brousseau, FSC (1907-88), one of the most accomplished members of the San Francisco District of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in the last century, was honored in October when the College Board of Trustees voted to rename the J.C. Gatehouse science building after the late physics and mathematics instructor.


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