Winter 2009

On Feasts, Famines and the Strange World of Biblical Economic Values

By Michael Barram
Illustration by Tammy Stellanova

A Vast Store of Knowledge, and a Willingness to Share

By Erin Hallissy
Photography by Toby Burditt

Darrell Corti '64.

Darrell Corti '64 arrived at Saint Mary's College in 1960 with something unusual for that era: a 3-foot-square refrigerator for his dorm room.

Talking Burgers, Fries and Organic Greens

By Erin Hallissy
Photography by Ben Ailes and Gabrielle Diaz ’11

Award-winning author Michael Pollan shares a meal — and his thoughts on food — with SMC students

Michael Pollan talks with SMC students.

No More Business as Usual

By John Grennan
Illustration by Chris Buzelli

Saint Mary’s professors teach economics and business during a financial crisis

With Wall Street wizards and Washington policymakers struggling throughout the fall to comprehend the most challenging economic paradoxes to emerge since the Great Depression, professors in the School of Business and Economic Administration (SEBA) would have been forgiven for canceling classes.

In Memoriam

Brother Jerome Gallegos FSC '61

Br. Jerome Gallegos '61.

Brother Jerome Gallegos ‘61, a Christian Brother for more than 50 years who held leadership positions at several Brothers' high schools in California, died at Mont La Salle on Oct. 17, 2008, following an extended illness.

East Bay Donors Continue a Scholarship Tradition

The annual dinner supporting the East Bay Scholarship Fund will be held on May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland.

The fund was founded more than 50 years ago, as Brother President Thomas Levi was nearing the end of a tumultuous term. He had already guided the College through the difficult Korean War days and the demise of football, but another problem had cropped up.

College Honors 2008 Alumni Award Winners

This year's award winners were honored at a reception and introduced to the McKeon Pavilion crowd during Gaelfest on Jan. 17.

Alumna Sustains Good Works in Guatemala through Enterpreneurship

Growing up in Guatemala during the country's civil war in the 1970s, Ibis Schlesinger '84 belonged to a family that stressed generosity. Her parents and grandparents always gave away food, clothes and money, even though charity sometimes aroused suspicion during the government's war against communists.

Volleyball Earns Postseason Bid

The women’s volleyball team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, but fell to New Mexico State in its first-round game at UC Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion. Head coach Rob Browning expressed disappointment, but complimented his team for playing hard in every competition.

Women's Basketball Seeks Success

Led by fifth-year senior Maija Lahde and sophomore Louella Tomlinson, who set an NCAA record for blocks last season, the women’s basketball team will be very competitive in WCC play, which started on Jan. 8.