The Note

By Glen Silva

Ethics and the Bottom Line

By John Grennan
Illustration by Curtis Parker

Gaining a Deep Understanding

By J. Elizabeth Smith
Photography by Pauline Lubens

Middle Class Woes

Art by Mark Campbell

Putting Her Values to Work

By Erin Hallissy

The early 1970s were tumultuous at Saint Mary’s College. Women were admitted for the first time, affirmative action brought more black and Latino students to campus, and tensions among students, faculty and the administration boiled over when popular African American dean of students, Odell Johnson, was dismissed in early 1972.

Excerpts from Caritas In Veritate

Charity in Truth

Black Alumni Chapter Reaches Out to Current Students

By Caitlin Graveson ’11

Members of the Black Alumni Chapter are focusing on assisting students instead of merely keeping connections strong among Saint Mary’s graduates.

“The goal is to support students; it’s a unique group,” says Chris Carter ’97, interim alumni director. Carter notes that many black alumni faced challenges in college when Saint Mary’s was not as diverse as it is today, and they want to help current students succeed.

Alumni Help Students Plan for Future Careers

By Courtney Carmignani ’05 ML ’07

Some 150 Saint Mary’s students who are looking ahead to the kinds of careers they may pursue and what they need to know to land a job got valuable advice from nearly 70 alumni in a wide variety of fields at 15th Annual Dine with Alums on Oct. 21, 2009.

Internships Provide Job Skills

By Caitlin Graveson ’11

The job market is growing increasingly more difficult, and work experience has become invaluable to the recent graduate, making student internships very popular.

Internships offer a pre-professional experience very different from a normal part-time job, says Kate Cole, a career counselor and the internship coordinator for Saint Mary’s Career Center.

Faculty Profile: Brother Camillus Chavez

By Jennifer Wake

Seeking and Sharing

Lifelong passions can be sparked by simple things. When he was a boy, Brother Camillus Chavez developed an interest in altered states of consciousness. At age 11, he ordered a 10-cent book on hypnosis, hoping to tap into the mysteries of the mind.

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