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Video: Student-led grant program supports student research

January 07, 2009

For more than a quarter of a century, Lewis & Clark College students have dedicated a portion of their student fees to support the work of their peers. The program, managed by the Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB), provides grants to students to attend conferences, conduct research, bring scholars to campus, and support student art projects. Recent recipients have traveled to places like Costa Rica and China, attended national academic conferences, and hosted speakers on international conflict.

“I think SAAB reflects the level of curiosity at Lewis & Clark,” said senior Ben Brysacz, SAAB chair. “It shows students’ willingness and enthusiasm for helping out other students.”

In this video, Brysacz and two student participants, seniors Katie Walter and Luke Wheeler, discuss the program. This fall, Walter received a SAAB grant to host journalists from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting at a campus event in November. Wheeler’s SAAB grant allowed him to travel to China last summer to study the rise of student nationalism ahead of the Beijing Olympics. Watch the video to learn more about SAAB and to hear the students share their thoughts about what it offers to the community.

Learn more about SAAB online.

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