Author Ericka Huggins Highlights Compassion and Leadership at 2017 Leadership for Social Justice Conference

The Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action hosted its annual Leadership for Social Justice Conference this past Saturday, hosting a wide variety of professionals and much-anticipated keynote speaker Ericka Huggins. Huggins is an accomplished professor, published author, and former leader of the Black Panther Party who has worked with underserved communities, including children of color and HIV-positive LGBTQIA+ youth. She was incarcerated for two and a half years on conspiracy charges...

Letting Loose in the Lounge

Delphine Lounge buzzed with energy as the Lounge brought the slam poetry coffee shop scene to the Saint Mary’s campus in late October, filling the Intercultural Center to capacity with performers and spectators. The Lounge is a completely student-run and student-organized club that holds monthly events in which students are given a platform to perform a piece of their choosing, and offers a creative performance platform that welcomes expressions of all types. Students can sign up ahead of time...

Transforming Lives Through Work

Mahogany Charlton graduated from Saint Mary’s in 2001 with a major in communication, and is now the executive director of Wardrobe for Opportunity, an Oakland-based nonprofit organization that aims to “assist low-income individuals in their efforts to Find a Job, Keep a Job, and Build a Career.” “The ultimate goal is for people to be in a better place than they were when they came in,” Charlton said. Wardrobe for Opportunity, says Charlton, aims to be “a central part of the community where...

Chronicle Editor in Chief Speaks at SMC on News and Nonpartisanship

Audrey Cooper, the editor in chief of the San Francisco Chronicle and the first woman to hold that position, spoke about the current state of the news industry to an audience of more than 140 students, alumni, and community members at Saint Mary’s College on Monday, February 26. Titled "Fake News and the Future of Media," the talk focused on the downfalls and failures of the industry as well as describing Cooper’s own nonpartisan philosophy. The event was part of the ongoing Executive Speaker...

SMC Hosts Prestigious Undergraduate Science Research Conference

Saint Mary’s thriving undergraduate research community was recently spotlighted when the College hosted the 43rd Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference last month. Featuring approximately 150 oral and visual student presentations, the April 14 conference was attended by about 300 people, including students from 40 schools across the country, some from as far away as Alaska. More than 40 Saint Mary’s students were involved in several different capacities, including...
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