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  • Read about all the winter sports teams, including the girls' basketball team, pictured above at their victory over SHC in USF's Memorial Gymn. Read more here.

  • Students took part in the national school walkout in March to lobby Congress for school safety. They were joined by Mayor Mark Farrell ’92. Read more here.

  • The Fathers' Club SNL-themed Auction brought in more than $1 million to help the SI Scholarship Fund. Read more here.

  • The Annual Fine Arts Assembly featured SI's talented dancers, singers and instrumentalists. See photos here and even more photos here.

  • Seven teachers from Notre Dame's ACE Program work at SI and celebrate 25 years of service by the University of Notre Dame. Read more here.

  • Tim Halloran ’75 leads Mission High's girls' basketball team, donating his salary to a scholarship to help the girls' succeed in college. Story by Tom Stack ’75. Read more here.

Cover Story

Over the summer, I received a call from Rose Dawydiak-Rapagnani ’05 (above, center) who pitched a story to me. She wanted me to interview her and three of her classmates, all of whom work at Homejoy in the Financial District. I balked at first. That wasn’t enough to hook me. You’ll find dozens of companies that employ clusters of SI grads all over the Bay Area.

She was persistent, though, and the more she spoke, the more she convinced me that this was no ordinary story. She and her classmates represented something new on the labor landscape. These young Ignatians, who hit the job market at the height of the recession, had to reinvent themselves for newborn companies that were learning how to provide services in innovative ways.

They weren’t alone. SI grads at Twitter and Tesla echoed these stories at their companies – ones that in a few short years have become as iconic as Coca Cola and Chrysler.

These grads are helping to redefine the way we work. So, too, are more established grads in older companies. Few people have had as a big an impact on the workplace as Paul Otellini ’68, who stepped down as Intel’s CEO last May. Come to the Feb. 19 Downtown Business Lunch to hear him speak and read the interview in this issue to get a glimpse of how his chips have changed our lives.… (read more)

First Words
  • These days, work is on my mind – not my own work, of which I have plenty, but the nature of work in general. Perhaps it’s because my brother Bob ’76 just retired as an SFPD sergeant, where he spent the past six years in charge of the Mounted Unit, or because my own children are getting ready to apply for careers in a country where jobs are hard to find. (read more)

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