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  • The Ignatian Guild’s fashion show, SI LIGHTS: The World is Our Runway, raised more than $280,000 thanks to the leadership of Guild President Staci Fleming and Fashion Show chairs Esther Arnold, Monica Myers, Patti Sheedy and Sheila McCarthy. Read more here.

  • The fall performing arts season offered the SI community a chance to see some great live performances ranging from the fall play O Beautiful, directed by Ted Curry ’82. Photo by Bowerbird Photography. See more photos here and here

  • The WCAL is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Read more here.

  • The Winter Dance Concert, Illuminate, was directed by Meredith Cecchin Galvin ’97, who also taught the dance workshop classes along with Emily Shick ’10. Photo by Bowerbird Photography. See more photos here.

  • Former SI President Anthony P. Sauer, S.J., came to SI in September to bless SI’s new middle school, named for him. Read more here.

  • Jeff Columbini and his wife, Audette, and daughter, Gianna ’14, and their extended family at the Nov. 19 Christ the King Mass in SI’s Orradre Chapel. The citation, above, was read by Bob Enright ’76. Photo by Carlos Gazulla. Read more here.

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  • People of a certain age had to undergo a poetic rite of passage in studying Keats’ famous poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and its powerful line: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” Despite critical disagreement regarding the meaning of this line, I am intrigued by the interplay and connection of these two concepts.

    Just look at the Golden Gate Bridge. Its beauty seems to come from a perfect proportion of its parts, as if each tower were a finely honed tuning fork that would ring true if given a godly flick of a finger. That bridge mixes truth and beauty to the naked eye. However, explore below the surface and you’ll discover a tangle of rebar and cables and concrete — a truth that is not so beautiful but somehow essential to the creative process.

    The stories in this section explore the interplay of these two forces, starting with Bob David ’62, who has photographed the Golden Gate Bridge since the 1970s. His images have become immortalized in famous posters, yet he has also documented the bridge’s underbelly, showcasing work to repair or strengthen this San Francisco icon…. Read more here.

First Words
  • At the end-of-the-year faculty dinner in May, my wife looked around, saw a room filled with youthful teachers and wondered what had happened to the veteran faculty who had become her friends over the years. While we still have icons such as Fr. Fran Stiegeler ’62, Charlie Dullea ’65, Jim Bjorkquist ’65, Peter Devine ’66, Katie Wolf and Mike Shaughnessy ’67 serving our students better than ever before, they are joined by some talented younger educators. In fact, it’s this diversity of age and experience that is crucial to our success.… Click here to read more.

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