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Fr. Paul Leo Locatelli, S.J. (1938-2010)

Today, I join with my fellow alums and the entire Santa Clara University community in mourning the passing of a fine Jesuit and a truly wonderful human being. Fr. Paul Leo Locatelli, S.J., affectionately known as “Papa Loc” to the SCU community, passed away this morning after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71. Fr. Locatelli served the Santa Clara University community for many years, including twenty years as SCU’s president–working towards improvements in academics and raising millions […]

The World Says Goodbye to King of Pop

Today, the world said a final farewell to Michael Jackson at a star-studded event at the Staples Center. The memorial service united big names in the entertainment industry with the Jackson family and fans around the world. In a touching tribute, Brooke Shields eulogized her lifelong friend and recalled memories of laughter and mischief. She spoke of Michael’s playful personality and the truth of their friendship. Brooke was moved to tears and read a few lines from the The Little […]

Farewell, MJ. RIP.

Almost twelve years ago I sat on my living room couch and, with the rest of the world saw news report upon news report on the passing of Princess Diana. In the days that followed I bought almost every commemorative magazine published and ensured that each would be preserved and protected for years to come. For this fourteen year old girl in the United States, the death of Princess Diana was the first death by a major public figure that […]

Rest in Peace, Tim Russert

Our nation lost a great political journalist yesterday. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to Tim Russert’s family. May he rest in peace. In a commencement address to my alma mater’s graduating class of 2005, Tim Russert said: The future leaders of this country and this world will not be born to the blood of kings and queens but to the blood of immigrants and pioneers. It is now your turn. Work and live in comfort. Enjoy yourself — […]

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