L&C Magazine | Winter 2019
- An influential legal opinion published by the International Environmental Law Project could lead to the end of Japan’s high-seas sei whaling.
- Associate Professor Dyan Watson works to ensure Black lives matter in the classroom.
- As part of the Teaching Excellence Program, undergraduates give feedback to professors on how to improve the classroom experience.
- Ella Bock BA ’19 submits a winning entry for the Washington Post’s Annual Travel Photo Contest.
- Assistant Professor Norma Velazquez Ulloa uses tiny fruit flies to understand big issues in behavioral genetics.
On Palatine Hill
- Many students in the class of 2022 were born in 2000, the first year of the new millennium. In what other ways will this prove to be a landmark class?
- Robin Holmes-Sullivan, currently system-wide vice president for student affairs at the University of California, will become Lewis & Clark’s new vice president for student life and dean of students on February 18.
- The TransActive Gender Center, a Portland nonprofit that addresses the needs of transgender and gender-diverse children, youth, and their families, is transferring its operations to the Center for Community Engagement at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Its new name will be the TransActive Gender Project.
- In mid-January, 30 Lewis & Clark students hailing from all corners of the globe and reflecting the gamut of academic disciplines returned to campus a week early from winter break to do a deep dive into entrepreneurship and leadership.
Leadership and Support
Leadership Society and Heritage Society
On December 13, more than 150 revelers descended on the Cooley House, the president’s residence, to celebrate the season. President Wim Wiewel and his wife, Alice, hosted the special gathering for those in the college’s Leadership Society and Heritage Society.
The Leadership Society recognizes donors giving $1,867 or more each year, while the Heritage Society and the law school’s Elliott Circle recognize donors who remember the college in their estate plans. These donors receive members-only invitations to special events—such as the President’s Holiday Open House—throughout the year. For more information, contact Stephen LeBoutillier BA ’00, director of annual giving, at email@example.com or 503-768-7940.
Homecoming and Family Weekend
Nearly 1,000 people gathered on Palatine Hill to attend Homecoming and Family Weekend in October. We kicked off the weekend with the inauguration of Wim Wiewel as Lewis & Clark’s 25th president. The celebration continued as we cheered on Pioneer football; chowed down on alumni-made clam chowder at the tailgate; listened to student and alumni a cappella groups; and expanded our knowledge during faculty lectures. We also welcomed six new members to the Board of Alumni. Save the date for this fall’s Homecoming and Family Weekend, October 25–27.