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    September 14
    Learn-Discuss-Act
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    September 14
    The course is organized around a variety of themes that will explore the philosophy of civil disobedience as well as examining historical examples from the US and around the world of liberation and civil rights movements.
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    January 28
    Here is a quick summary of some of the things we’ve achieved over the past five years, by the numbers.
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    May 29

    On May 29th, Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Clarke issued an opinion, finding that, as a matter of law, a Jackson County Ordinance that prohibits the growing of genetically modified (“GE”) crops in that County was legal under Oregon law.

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    February 3
    Earthrise’s client, the National Park Conservation Association, has put out a great new video about the threat of waste from a hog farm near the Buffalo River and the reasons we are fighting with our clients to protect this national treasure. Please take a couple minutes to check it out!
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    November 27
    Citing how international education is in “Lewis & Clark’s DNA,” President Wim Wiewel extolled the critical need for the international exchange of people and ideas in a guest column in the post-Thanksgiving Sunday Oregonian.
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    October 19
    Max Clary ’18 has been using his education and skills to advocate for social change throughout his time at Lewis & Clark, and now he’s secured a nomination for the 2017 Wyatt Starnes Battle of the School Award. Given by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, the prize recognizes young leaders committed to improving the world through entrepreneurship.
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    September 26
    International affairs alumna Lyla Bashan has turned an expansive career in diplomacy into a handbook for those who want to change the world for the better. Now her lessons in foreign service from Tajikistan to Armenia are in the pocket of students everywhere with the release of her first book Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes.
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    June 12
    Student-athlete Katie Kowal BA ’17, winner of Lewis & Clark’s highest academic honor—the Rena Ratte Award—earned degrees in both physics and political science. As the Boulder, Colorado, native heads off to begin a two-year fellowship at the Science and Technology Policy Institute, Katie shares some of her favorite and formative Lewis & Clark memories.
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    May 25
    Environmental studies majors and varsity track and cross country runners, Frances Swanson ’17 and teammate Kori Groenveld ’18 linked their passions for environmental sustainability and social justice. Their partnership yielded a project to help combat gentrification and the unequal distribution of renewable energy infrastructure in downtown Portland.
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    June 21
    6/21/12 - Read PEAC professor Tom Buchele’s op-ed in today’s Oregonian.
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    June 21
    6/21/12 - Professor Dan Rohlf gave a spirited defense of the Endangered Species Act before the US House Committee on Natural Resources.
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    March 26
    “Law professor challenges legality of CRC”: article in The Columbianfeaturing PEAC attorney Tom Buchele.
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    February 6
    A proposed downsizing of the Columbia River Crossing project is not necessarily good for the environment and should be subject to environmental review and public comment.
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    January 25
    PEAC attorney Dan Rohlf is defending the Mt. Hood Corridor community planning organization (CPO) against a federal lawsuit filed by a developer that could stifle public participation in local land use decisions.
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    December 9
    Deal avoids litigation over ESCO emissions but exposes concern about statewide air quality regulation: from The Lund Report: Unlocking Oregon’s Healthcare System.
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    October 27
    Topics include the Boardman settlement, PEAC’s new class, California condors, and the CRC.
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    August 10
    PEAC attorney Tom Buchele writes on the problems with the Columbia River Crossing’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
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    April 16
    Our Spring newsletter is here. Read on…
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    December 12
    The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.
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    December 12
    The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
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    December 12
    For those who want to make a difference through a career related to public service.
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    December 11
    The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in all aspects of the public affairs arena.
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    November 13
    The 14th annual Ray Warren Symposium, Legacy: Race and Remembrance, which ran from November 8 to 10, examined the way we view the past, reflect on the stories we tell, and delve into how storytelling can help us imagine a more equitable future.
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    November 1
    On November 4, theatre students will join forces with Vanport Mosaic, an organization dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of Vanport, Oregon, in a staged reading of Cottonwood in the Flood. The play explores the effects of the catastrophic flood of 1948.
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    October 23
    Humanity in Action brings a cohort of young people for a summer institute to study human rights.
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    October 16
    This year’s symposium, Environmental Engagement in Tough Times, will take on pressing environmental issues with an emphasis on their social dimensions, like sustainable housing and equitable city growth. The three-day event kicks off with a keynote panel in Portland’s Pearl District on October 24.
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    September 13
    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
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    July 26
    “The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The fellowships are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United States by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice.”
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    May 31
    News organizations around the nation are covering a lawsuit by the law school’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic alleging cruel and unusual punishment in one Oregon jail.
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