2014-15MostRead_360Most Read Stories

Wondering which Commons stories attracted the most interest during the 2014-2015 academic year? We’ve pulled together a list of the top 10. They run the gamut from the pope to coffee. Here's a look back, from #10 to #1. Thanks for reading and keep the story ideas coming for 2015-2016!


“You Shall Always be in My Heart”

Father Sullivan's enduring love for SU was evident in his final commencement speech as president.

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For the Birds (and Other Species)

Fine Arts students create new homes for creatures in garden behind the Admin Building.

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Taking the Initiative…Further

The Youth Initiative’s partnership with area middle school will deepen with support from new grant.

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Answer Me This

How did SU's athletic teams fare in terms of the most recent Academic Progress Rates?

Answer Me This is a forum for addressing questions about working at Seattle University and campus life.

All Things Jesuit

Leading, the Ignatian way

Sponsored by Magis: Alumni Living the Mission, the Ignatian Leadership Conference takes place Friday, July 31.

SU Snapshot


Wow! Peter Ely, S.J., associate professor of theology and religious studies, really nailed this one! A shot of the Admin Building through a lantern.


Got any shots of campus life that you want to share with us? Please send them to The Commons.


The Watercooler

Mark your calendars and sign up  today for the 2015 Faculty and Staff Service Day on Friday, Aug. 28. Participants will meet in the Quad at 9 a.m. and then fan out to volunteer at a number of service sites before returning to campus for a lunch back in the Quad at noon. Be sure to join the group for lunch even if you can't participate in the service portion of the day. There's a 1 p.m. early release for all staff.

Tech news: Chief Information Officer Chuck Porter announced earlier this month a number of changes in what is now known as Information Technology Services (formerly the Office of Information Technology). Click here  if you missed the announcement or want to read it again.



School of Law faculty play important role in Ninth Circuit rulingIn an important decision to advance equality and freedom of speech, the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court and held that a challenge to the Arizona law prohibiting Mexican-American studies courses raises claims that should go to trial. Read more about the in involvement of SU law faculty at School of Law.

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