Jenn Burleton

TransActive Gender Project Joins Senators Merkley and Wyden to Support Transgender Youth and the LGBTQ+ Community

Jenn Burleton, TransActive Program Director and transgender youth advocate, will address the existential threat of anti-trans legislation and hate, and the need for Federal protections guaranteeing access to trans-affirming healthcare for transgender/nonbinary adolescents and teens.
Juneteenth display at Watzek Library.

Books for Juneteenth

Check out a selection of titles in recognition of Juneteenth available from Watzek Library.
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Winners Announced in 21st National NALSA Writing Competition

Two papers explored sovereignty in association with the COVID-19 pandemic; a third paper explored solutions to Tulsa’s post-McGirtwhite-collar crime.

Evette Castillo Clark

National Student Affairs Leader Selected as Vice President for Student Life

Dr. Evette Castillo Clark will become the vice president of student life effective August 1.

Yvonne Gurira Receives Outstanding Animal Law LLM Graduate Award

Yvonne Gurira is named this year’s Outstanding Animal Law LLM Graduate, a merit award given in memory of Florence Kaufelt, a lifelong friend of animals, to a graduate of our Animal Law LLM program.

York: Terra Incognita

On a Pedestal

How do the arts help us answer the question,
“What is an appropriate monument for this time and place?”

Transforming Lives

The graduate school’s TransActive Gender Project provides a holistic range of services and expertise for transgender and gender-diverse children and youth, as well as their families.

Portrait of Professor Reiko Hillyer

From Stumptown to Portlandia: Students Explore Portland’s History

Reiko Hillyer, associate professor of history, teaches a course about Portland’s multifaceted history, which encourages students to develop a deeper sense of place.
Arielle Hammond, Education in Leadership

Arielle Hammond

Education in Leadership

Arielle Hammond is one of five recipients nationwide to receive the AASA Educational Administration Scholarship for aspiring superintendents.
Lisa Collins

Professor and Alumna Lisa Collins Named Carnegie Foundation Great Educator

The Great Educators series celebrates the invaluable contributions by educators of color, spotlighting diverse leaders in the education system who work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to live a healthy, dignified, and fulfilling life.

Meet the Dean of Equity and Inclusion Finalist: April 26 at 4 p.m.

An invitation to attend a Zoom webinar with a finalist for the position of Dean of Equity and Inclusion on Tuesday, April 26, at 4 p.m.
Portrait of Shalini Hanstad BA ?22

Senior Speaker: Shalini Hanstad BA ’22

Shalini Hanstad BA ’22 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 7.
Original art by Maria Blaszkiw, current art therapy student

Art Therapy Hosts Second Open Studio for Ukrainian Community on May 1

Art therapists will be present at the event on Sunday, May 1, 2022 to facilitate the process as we set our hearts and wishes in motion by creating art inspired by Ukrainian traditions. All art supplies will be provided and interpreters will be available.

Darrius Wallace Portrayal of Frederick Douglass

Show/Performance title: The Starry Road To Freedom
Précis: This show takes us on the journey of what it truly means to be free. From Frederick Douglass as a young boy who is heavily influenced by his grandmother to self realization through the power of the written and spoken word we witness Douglass dramatic discovery of freedom through 7 different characters played by Phil Darius Wallace. He creatively uses song, poetry, monologue and speeches to bring the Frederick Douglass Story to life.

This show is to be held in Evans Auditorium Monday, April 11th from 4:30pm-5:45pm.
Ramadan 2022

Ramadan 2022

Ramadan began at sundown on Friday, April 1 and will last 30 days. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by over two billion Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. Ramadan concludes with Eid Al-Fitr, a feast day to end the month of fasting, full of community celebrations. We in the Office of Spiritual Life wish to say Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim students, staff, and faculty and offer our support and resources. 

Luna, the Letter Bus

Alumna to Bring Therapeutic Letter Writing Project to Underserved Communities

Luna, The Letter Bus, developed by Holly Roland ’12, is on a mission to hit the road this summer!
Mark Cebert ?22

CJRC Student Advocates for Oregon Legislation

The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and its students, working on the issue of nonunanimous jury convictions, advocated for a state law to give those convicted by nonunanimous jury in the past the right to petition to have their cases vacated.
Prof. Maloney at International Criminal Court

Pursuing International Justice for Forced Marriage Victims

Lewis & Clark Law Visiting Professor attended a hearing at the International Criminal Court as a member of her legal team invited to present views to the Judges on a Ugandan warlord’s appeal of his convictions for forced marriage of girls and women and other crimes against humanity.

Renée Watson

Renée Watson is the Graduate School’s 2022 Commencement Speaker

Renée is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, educator, and community activist. Her young adult novel, Piecing Me Together (Bloomsbury, 2017) received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honor.
Juliette Reséndez, Graduate Admissions Counselor

Juliette Reséndez, Graduate Admissions Counselor, Receives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellowship

The fellowship supports Reséndez in attending the Association of Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP) Pre-Summit Institute’s Inclusive Marketing & Recruitment session and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Certificate program.
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Community Dialogue to Discuss Meaning of Lewis and Clark Name and History

A campus-wide shared learning experience is being planned to explore the meaning and significance of Lewis and Clark.
Portrait of Andrea Lewis BA ?20

Alum’s Online Art Gallery Empowers Emerging Artists of Color

Andrea Lewis BA 20 recently launched Plural, an online art gallery representing emerging artists of color with work across a range of mediums. The gallery was founded with the mission of celebrating the plurality of experiences, identities, and styles of artists worldwide.

Opt in Series - March 2022

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee invites all to participate in a series of four Opt-In presentations with Q&A’s about Oregon’s historical mistreatment of people of color. The sessions are as follows: March 9: Oregon Historical Society; March 10: Oregon Black Pioneers; March 16: Japanese American Museum of Oregon; March 17: Dr Carma Corcoran

Promoting Social Change and Community Involvement

Lewis & Clark’s new Center for Social Change and Community Involvement ​​helps students create meaningful impact in their local and global communities.

Going to the Mountaintop: King & the Civil Rights Movement

The Office of Spiritual Life, Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement, and the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement are pleased to present a walking exhibit covering key moments in Civil Rights history, Going to the Mountaintop: King & the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit is on display in the Watzek Library atrium through the end of February.

SCIT - Students for Cultural Inclusion in the Theatre - Info Session

Come to the SCIT info session, led by Negasi Brown! Email to sign up!

Thursday, February 3rd, 5:30pm, Zoom
   Portrait of Sarah Lind-Macmillan

Supporting Equity and Inclusion in the U.S. Foreign Service

Sarah Lind-MacMillan BA ’22, an international affairs major and current student body president, is Lewis & Clark’s latest Rangel Fellowship winner. The Rangel, awarded annually to just 45 students nationwide, is designed to help diversify the ranks of the U.S. Foreign Service.
Portrait of Robin Holmes-Sullivan outside the Manor House.

Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan named the next president of Lewis & Clark

The Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees announced today it has selected Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan as the institution’s 26th president. The appointment of Holmes-Sullivan follows a rigorous nationwide search that attracted a strong pool of over a hundred applicants.

the Center Launches IMPACT Certificate

The Center for Social Change and Community Involvement launches the Lewis & Clark College IMPACT Certificate for service learning and leadership.
Professor Michele Okoh

Professor Michele Okoh Joins Lewis & Clark Law Faculty

Professor Michele Okoh, with experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, will be teaching criminal law in the fall. Her scholarly research examines the intersection of criminal justice, environmental justice and public health.

Professor Tabrez Ebrahim

Professor Joins Lewis & Clark Law School and its Center for Business Law and Innovation

Experienced in law and technology, patent law, business law, and property, Professor Tabrez Ebrahim is a welcome addition to the Lewis & Clark faculty.

Associate dean of Equity and Inclusion and Title IX coordinator Casey Bieberch

Bieberich Appointed Interim Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Cale Hired as New Program Manager of OEI

Title IX Coordinator Casey Bieberich has been promoted to Interim Dean of Equity and Inclusion effective December 1. Bieberich will be assisted in her new role by Jaime Cale, who was recently hired as program manager for the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Portrait of Ochuko Akpovbovbo

Creating an Online Community for Young Women and Nonbinary People of Color

During the pandemic, Ochuko Akpovbovbo BA ’21 used her time in isolation to create Parachute Media, a growing digital publication and community organization created by and for Gen Z and millennial women and nonbinary people of color.
NBCC MFP 2021 Fellows

Four Graduate Students Named to NBCC Minority Fellowship Program

The NBCC Minority Fellowship program aims to “strengthen the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increase the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved and never-served populations.”
Illustration by Nancy Flecha

Annual Ray Warren Symposium Explores Joy and Justice

The annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies engages attendees in conversations about race, ethnicity, and identity. This year’s event focuses on the theme of Joy & Justice. The symposium runs from November 10 to November 12.

Dr. Carma Corcoran Named Native Hope Fellow

Dr. Corcoran’s fellowship will focus on bringing hope and healing to tribal communities impacted by incarceration.
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Lezak Fellowship Changes Name to Reflect Social Justice Commitment

The change better emphasizes Fellowship goals and Fellows’ focus.

Mark Figueroa to Leave Lewis & Clark

Dean of Equity and Inclusion and Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning Mark Figueroa will leave Lewis & Clark in December. 
Wallace Grant Partners

Lewis & Clark Graduate School Named Partner Recipient of $8.2 million Grant to Build Equity-Centered Principal Pipeline

Partners include Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland State University, Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), the Oregon Educator Advancement Council (EAC), and local community organizations.
Ruth L. Sigal

40 Graduate Students to Receive $1000 Scholarship from Ruth L. Sigal Scholarship Fund

The awards will be announced in late October and provide support to first-generation students, BIPOC students, and students with the greatest financial need.
Jenn Burleton

TransActive’s Jenn Burleton Named LGBTQ Nation’s Hometown Hero of the Year

Burleton has worked with trans youth for almost fifteen years, founding TransActive because she didn’t want any more trans youth to go through it all alone, the way she had to when she was young.

Candidates for Associate Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Fall 2021

Campus forums (via Zoom) for the finalists will be held on October 6, 7, and 11. Please RSVP. 

Bao Ngoc Tong

Bao Ngoc Tong Awarded with NASP Minority Scholarship

The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship aims to support recipients by “lowering the financial barriers to training and highlighting the accomplishments of promising future professionals.”
Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life Hilary Martin Himan

Q&A with Lewis & Clark’s New Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life Hilary Martin Himan

Last month, Hilary Martin Himan began her new position as Lewis & Clark’s chaplain and director of Spiritual Life. In the following Q&A, Hilary shares her path to Lewis & Clark, her work toward social justice, and the necessary adaptations of spiritual care and wellness during a pandemic.

VIDEO: Social Change through Transformative Education

Meet Lori Pompa, Founder and Executive Director or the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Find out how L&C is expanding our presence at Columbia River Correctional Institute and get involved.

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Racial Justice Internship Program Partners With Portland Organizations

L&C students who are committed to racial justice work won’t have to choose between paying bills or pursuing their passion. The Office of Equity and Inclusion launched its inaugural Racial Justice Internship Program this summer by giving students a paid stipend to work with a local Portland organization. The community partnership is unique in its interactive nature—instead of simply being assigned a student, these organizations were involved in the entire vetting and application process. We asked the program’s students about their experiences and the valuable insights they gained working with their community partner organizations.
Mitch Tsai ?10 founded his public interest environmental law firm in Southern California in 2015.

Environmental Law Alum Addresses Housing, Development Issues in California

Mitch Tsai, ’10, says his firm can’t keep up with public interest demands
from California’s housing affordability crisis and greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Executive Director of the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer

McCauley-Sayer to Lead Newly Developed Center for Social Change and Community Involvement

Associate Dean of Students in the Division of Student Life Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer will serve as the inaugural executive director of the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement.
Stacey & her children

One L&C Champion - Stacey Kim

Stacey Kim, Director of Marketing and Communications, has been helping her colleagues navigate this new working world while making an extra effort to provide support on a personal level.

Liberty and Justice, After All

A victim of extraordinary injustice himself, Calvin Duncan pursued an unjust law for others, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and won. Now he’s a first-year student at Lewis & Clark Law School.
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Poetic Justice

The Oregon Writing Project brings educators together to build antiracist curriculum and transform their own teaching expertise into scholarly research.

Jessica Gutierrez ’21 Receives Prestigious National Immigration Fellowship

Jessica Gutierrez ’21 was selected for a two-year fellowship with the Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) which will begin in September.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Speak at 148th CAS Commencement Ceremony

Lewis & Clark College is proud to announce this year’s speaker at the virtual 148th commencement ceremony of the College of Arts and Sciences will be the Honorable Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. The Ambassador was nominated by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the United States Senate on February 23, 2021.

Tammy Jo Wilson Curates ‘Black Matter’ Exhibit in Newberg

Visual Arts and Technology Program Manager Tammy Jo Wilson has founded a nonprofit called Art in Oregon.

23rd Annual Joyce Ann Harpole Scholarship Winner Announced

Akriti Bhargava ’22 is the recipient of the 2021 Harpole Memorial Scholarship.
One L&C

ONE L&C Support of AAAPI Community Members

ONE L&C Engagement Committee exists in support of our coworkers and the L&C community. During this time, we would like to express our whole-hearted support for our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander and BIPOC coworkers and students. We embrace anti-racist work at the college and reject violence against our community members.

Our committee is fueled by all members of the L&C team of employees. Please consider suggesting engagement-related programming or support that you would like to see at the college.

Román D. Hernández

Alum and Professor Receive ABA Award for Commitment to Diversity in the Law

Román D. Hernández ’00, and adjunct professor Barbara Creel received the Spirit of Excellence award from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

Lewis & Clark Welcomes First Class of Posse Scholars

In 2010, President Barack Obama donated a portion of his $1.4 million Nobel Prize award to the Posse Foundation, one of 10 organizations he chose to recognize. Lewis & Clark is partnering with the Posse Foundation to provide mentoring and full-tuition scholarships to exceptional students from diverse backgrounds. The inaugural cohort—10 students from the Washington, D.C., area—will arrive on campus this fall.

Art for Social Change Seeks to Enact Antiracism

Ihsaan Mohamed, writer for The PioLog, wrote a story on the Art for Social Change committee at Lewis & Clark.

Study Indian Law Remotely This Summer at Lewis & Clark Law School

The Indian Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School will be offering summer courses via remote learning for the first time during Summer 2021.
Assistant Director and Executive Assistant Institutional Tori Leder

Equity and Inclusion Office Hours

If you are a prospective, current, or past Lewis & Clark Community Member and would like to make an appointment to chat with a member of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, please use the link below to sign up for our office hours.
Trans Day of Remembrance & Trans Day of Resilience

Trans Day of Remembrance and Trans Day of Resilience Booklets

this Friday on 11/20 the annual Trans Day of Remembrance and Trans Day of Resilience is taking place to commemorate those we have lost in the last year due to transphobic violence and to celebrate the achievements and future of our community.
Portlanders Protest Planned Closure of Tubman Middle School, 1981

Digital Exhibit: Movement and Resistance in 20th Century Albina

Albina was the center of Black life in Portland through most of the twentieth century. City-led urban renewal efforts and systematic disinvestment by financial institutions have led to displacement of the neighborhood’s Black residents. Yet through all this runs a thread of resistance by Albina’s Black community.

This digital exhibit, created by Watzek’s Special Collections and Archives in support of the 17th Annual Ray Warren Symposium at Lewis & Clark, seeks to depict ninety years of Albina’s history with a special focus on acts of resistance by Albina’s Black residents.

Join the Lewis & Clark Posse

Lewis & Clark recently announced a five-year partnership with the Posse Foundation. Starting in fall 2021, this initiative will bring five cohorts of ten Posse Scholars to study on Palatine Hill with full-tuition scholarships. There are two ways to support this partnership: make a gift directly to the fund or become a Posse Partner. The college is matching gifts for both!

Annual Ray Warren Symposium Addresses Race and Movement

This year’s Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, which will run from November 11 to 13, focuses on the concept of movement and the systems of power that determine our mobility. For the first time, the symposium will be held entirely online, free and open to all, including those living outside of Portland.

Institutional Commitments Update, October 2020

In June, President Wiewel outlined nine Institutional Commitments the College would pursue as we work to diversify the campus and create an environment where all members of our community are seen, heard, and valued.

What’s It Like Being A First Gen Student?

Anaïs Gurrola ’19 and Sabrina Cerquera ’20 have a conversation about what it means being a first-generation college student.

TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks Series Features Alumna, Disability Rights Advocate

TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks, a video series highlighting influential people, has included alumna and disability-rights advocate Haben Girma BA ’10 in its line-up. Girma, a recipient of Lewis & Clark’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. In her talk, Girma expands upon the article she wrote for TechCrunch, “The Robots Occupying Our Sidewalks.”
Dr. Nathaniel O. Brown

Professor Nathaniel Brown receives the 2020 ‘Ohana Honors Award

Nathaniel (Nathan) Brown, assistant professor of Professional Mental Health Counseling, received the 2020 ‘Ohana Honors Award from the Association of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ).
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How are Black history and anti-racism taught in schools? A note from Dyan Watson

Protests have reached new heights after George Floyd, ”[a] Black man killed at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.” However, not all protests have taken place on the streets.

Commemorating Juneteenth

A Message from The Office of Equity and Inclusion Commemorating Juneteenth

A Message from your Office of Equity & Inclusion

Resources and Support for Continued Anti-Racist Work.

A Message of Solidarity

The current unrest and uprising in our country, as well as our own backyard, has revealed with greater clarity than ever the divisions of race that continue to harm us. We are compelled to offer a statement to our community that recognizes this moment and calls on us to work together in support of a collective response.

Graduate student serves on MENTE Summit board, empowers Latinx students to pursue higher education

The 4th annual MENTE Summit’s mission is to bring together high school Latinx males to connect with community leaders and professionals in order to encourage them to pursue higher education.
Michelle DePass at Lewis & Clark Law

Michelle J. DePass Inspires at MLK Lecture

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr lecture was delivered by Michelle J. DePass, who inspired attendees to be agitators for environmental justice.
The international border wall.

Students featured in ABA Magazine

Three 2L students were featured in the ABA Student Lawyer Magazine for their pro bono work with asylum seekers at the border.
Intergroup dialogue is an eight week series open to all staff and faculty.

Applications Open for Intergroup Dialogue!

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is reviving the Intergroup Dialogue Series (started by Student Life in 2014). This series is open to all staff and faculty.

Student Makes Oral Argument to the Oregon Court of Appeals

Bruce Myers, 3L, argued a post-conviction relief (PCR) appeal in front of the Oregon Court of Appeals on August 1, 2019.

Students Volunteer to Help Immigrant Taxpayers

Seven Lewis & Clark Law students helped immigrant taxpayers fill out applications for an ITIN renewal at a recent workshop organized by Professor Sarah Lora, along with El Programa Hispano. The workshop was held at Lewis & Clark’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic in downtown Portland office. 
Left to right: Amanda Pham Haines, Mathias Chau, Alexandra Choi Giza

Lewis & Clark Students Attend National ABA Conventions

Three Lewis & Clark Law School students attended the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention and the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA) Conference, both held in Austin, Texas from November 7-10, 2019. 

Resonance Ensemble Awarded $100,000 Creative Heights Grant

The Oregon Community Foundation has awarded the Resonance Ensemble $100,000 to enable them to pursue an ambitious collaboration with the Oregon Symphony and several independent artists to put on the world premiere of Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem. Lewis & Clark’s Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Katherine FitzGibbon serves as Resonance Ensemble’s Artistic Director.

Family Politics

Amy Beacom BA ’94 fights to make supported parental leave a reality for working parents everywhere.

Cooking Up Business

Chris Bailey BA ’08 shares his entrepreneurial skills with Latinx start-ups at Portland’s Mercado.

Ray Warren Symposium Asks What Comes After Resistance

The 16th annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies continues to challenge our dominant ideas of power and liberation. This year the symposium goes a step further with the two high schoolers behind the recent Youth Climate Strike addressing how we might move toward a green, sustainable future for all generations. The symposium runs from November 13 to November 15.
Arabic Club Cooking Class & Dinner Extravaganza!

Arabic Club Cooking Class & Dinner Extravaganza!

We held our annual cooking class chez instructor Addie Byrum.

Trustee Paula Hayes Profiled on OPB

Paula Hayes B.S. ’92—a Board of Trustees member and recipient of the Pioneer Alumna Leadership Award—was recently profiled by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) for her innovative cosmetics company. Hue Noir’s beauty products are designed for an underserved market of darker-skinned women whose skin colors and tones aren’t readily compatible with mainstream products.
Deschutes River surrounded by eastern Oregon desert hills

SBLC Cultivates Relationship with Native Rural Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) of Lewis & Clark Law School has been awarded grants from The Ford Family Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Business Program to increase outreach and direct legal services to rural communities.

Q&A: Rabbi Debra Kolodny, JD

Denise Herrenbruck’s upcoming online course, Disability Studies in Education, begins April 6th, 2020. We spoke with Denise about the Disability Studies discipline and how it’s imperative to equity in the classroom.

Alumna Combines Entrepreneurship, Tech, and Equity to Win Biz Competition

Renee Allums BA ’18 won the fifth annual PitchBlack business competition with her idea #tag that aims to highlight and compensate digital content creators who have previously gone unrecognized and uncompensated.

Angela Lucero ‘03 Appointed Judge for Multnomah Co Circuit Court

In August, Angela Franco Lucero ’03 was appointed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court by Governor Kate Brown ’85

Internship Expands Diversity in Arts Leadership

This summer, Andrea Lewis BA ’21 participated in the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) program. Administered by Americans for the Arts, DIAL matches undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to leadership positions at arts nonprofits. As one of only 24 students selected in a nationwide application process, Lewis spent 10 weeks working for Free Arts NYC. 

Q&A: The Enneagram, Personality and Cultural Competency

Dale Rhodes, MS, MA is a mentor, trainer, consultant, and founder of Enneagram Portland. He will be offering Understanding Personality for Clinical Professionals: The Enneagram’s 9 Points of View, on September 6-7 at the Graduate School.

Carma Corcoran Selected for Fellowship to Advance Democratic Values

Carma Corcoran, Lewis & Clark Law School’s Indian Law Summer Program Coordinator, has received a two-year fellowship by the Kettering Foundation’s Deliberative Democracy Institute (DDI). The fellowship is aimed at improving civil society by fostering a learning exchange between people from diverse nations.
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School Counseling alumnae at forefront of raising graduation rates for Native American high school students

Stacey Bruce, School Counseling, forms part of the dynamic duo that makes Madras High tribal dance program an ‘invitational learning’ experience, in which staff are trusted to build connections with students in order to foster a warm culture.
Mark Figueroa, associate vice president for institutional research and planning, will succeed Jan...

Mark Figueroa Named Dean of Equity and Inclusion

President Wim Wiewel has announced that Mark Figueroa, associate vice president for institutional research and planning, will succeed Janet Steverson as dean of equity and inclusion, effective this summer.
Marissa Yang Bertucci

Marissa Yang Bertucci, School Counseling ’19, To Deliver Graduate Student Commencement Address

Marissa hopes to center the lived experiences of students in her school counseling practice, continuing research on serving queer youth, youth of color, communities displaced by gentrification, and youth exhibiting high rates of peer aggression to bolster public school reform and policy change.
Dallaire Scholar Fabrice Sibomana was among the commemoration's speakers at Kwibuka 25.

Kwibuka 25: Lewis & Clark Marks the Rwandan Genocide

Twenty-five years after the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, Lewis & Clark joined communities around the world in commemorating the tragedy, with Kwibuka 25. Fabrice Sibomana, the current L&C Roméo Dallaire Scholar and a survivor of the genocide, spoke at the event alongside fellow students and dignitaries.

L&C Campus Climate Survey and Chance to Win $50 Gift Card

Help your community by filling out Lewis & Clark’s Campus Climate Survey!

Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Ruth Carter Speaks on Campus

Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter spoke to a full house on March 20. She made history as the first African American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on Black Panther. She regaled the audience with stories from her career and how she approaches telling stories through costume design. 
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Tammy Jo Wilson Co-Founds Visual Arts Nonprofit

Visual Arts and Technology Program Manager Tammy Jo Wilson has founded a nonprofit called Art in Oregon.
Elisa Dozono '06

Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) Roberts & Deiz Award Dinner Honors Alums

Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) recognized two Lewis & Clark Law School alumni Elisa Dozono ’06 and the Honorable Katherine Tennyson ’84, with their Roberts & Deiz Award (named for two alumni).
Honored Judges with law student presenters.

OSB Diversity Section and First Year Law Students Celebrate Judges

First-year law students helped the Diversity Section of the Oregon State Bar honor seven judges -- five of them affiliated with the law school in some way -- for bringing diversity to the bench.

Symposium Explores Art and History in the Middle East and North Africa

Lewis & Clark’s fifth annual student-run Middle East and North Africa Symposium explores how art and history intersect in the region. Running March 6 through 8, the symposium is free and open to the public.
Kundai Chirindo, associate professor of rhetoric and media studies, is serving as faculty directo...

Pacific Northwest Race, Rhetoric, and Media Symposium Comes to Palatine Hill

From February 28 to March 2, Lewis & Clark will host the fourth annual Pacific Northwest Race, Rhetoric, and Media Symposium. Featuring guest keynotes and student research presentations, this year’s theme is politics in sports and popular culture. The event is a collaboration with the University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, and Willamette University.

Learning + Teaching + Race

Associate Professor Dyan Watson works to ensure Black lives matter in the classroom.

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling Launch TransActive Gender Project

The move is a strategic expansion of the graduate school’s social justice mission

MLK Week 2019

January 22 to January 31, Lewis & Clark dedicates an entire week of service, learning, and action to commemorate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists.
Senior US District Judge Anna Brown'80 administering the oath of allegiance toDiego Gutiérrez.

Lewis & Clark Law Student Diego Gutiérrez Celebrates U.S. Citizenship After 25 Years

Fellow students, professors and mentors celebrated 1L law student Diego Gutiérrez in a citizenship ceremony with alum Senior U.S. District Judge Anna Brown ’80.

Equitable Hiring Practices Series

The offices of Human Resources and Equity and Inclusion are pleased to present an ongoing “equitable hiring practices” series.

Ray Warren Symposium Tackles Race and Medicine

Health is an issue that impacts us all, yet many struggle to receive adequate health care. In hopes of better understanding these inequities, the 15th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies—titled Bitter Pills: Race, Health, and Medicine—focuses on the racialized dimensions of health, highlighting the voices of communities of color. Running November 7 through November 9, the symposium is free and open to the public.

Immigrant Advocate

Stephen Manning JD ’01 combines technology and litigation to fight for asylum seekers.

21st Environmental Affairs Symposium Focuses on Crossing Boundaries

Current discourse is marked with a boundary-oriented mentality, and animosity on both sides prevents meaningful progress. Taking place October 23 through October 24, the 21st Environmental Affairs Symposium hopes to change that narrative. To facilitate this conversation, race relations expert Daryl Davis will speak on his experience engaging with members of the Ku Klux Klan and how he finds common ground with people of all backgrounds and opinions.

Teaching for Black Lives, co-edited by professor Dyan Watson, available for free throughout Seattle Public Schools

Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore and 3-time NFL Pro Bowler Michael Bennett have teamed up to purchase and distribute copies to every middle and high school social studies and language arts teacher
Minh Taylor, MAT '18

Minh Taylor, MAT ’18, selected by Microsoft’s #EmpowerPossibility campaign for new classroom tech

“I love integrating technology and art, and because funding is being cut everywhere I thought I would try the #EmpowerPossibility program, without ever thinking I would be selected.”

Professor Dyan Watson co-edits Teaching for Black Lives

“Teaching for Black Lives is a Handbook for all educators, students, and families who truly care about Blackness and the intersections of learning, teaching, and race.” - Dyan Watson

Carma Corcoran Gives Guest Lecture on Native American Incarceration

Diversity Dialogues wraps up with lecture about high rates of incarceration among Native American populations - The Beacon, University of Portland

Nina Oishi BA ’18 Honored With Senior Woman Recognition Award

Nina Oishi BA ’18 is this year’s recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Senior Woman Recognition Award, given annually in honor of outstanding scholarship, character, personality, contributions to campus and community life, and potential for future achievement.

Law Professor Jeffrey Jones Honored with Leo Levenson Teacher of the Year Award

Associate Professor of Law and Philosophy Jeffrey D. Jones was honored with the 2018 Leo Levenson Teacher of the year Award at commencement on Saturday, May 19. Jones earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed postdoctoral studies at Boston University’s School of Law and BU’s then Institute on Race and Social Division. He received his J.D. at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Alumnus named Lake Oswego School District equity director

David Salerno Owens, School Counseling ’16, has recently been named the director of equity and strategic initiatives by the Lake Oswego School District.

Catching Up With Mathematics Professor Naiomi Cameron

Cameron, who is also associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, received a scholarship from the Clare Boothe Luce Program to attend the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College. We sat down with her to discuss how this opportunity will help her Lewis & Clark STEM students.
Manivong J. Ratts, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., N.C.C.

Guest Commencement Speaker: Dr. Manivong Ratts

Dr. Manivong J. Ratts has been chosen to represent the 2018 graduating class as the commencement keynote speaker at the June 3 commencement ceremony.
Judge Raymond Crutchley

Governor Brown Appoints Lewis & Clark Law Alumnus Raymond Crutchley to Deschutes County Circuit Court

Judge Raymond Crutchley ’99, was appointed by Governor Kate Brown to the Deschutes County Circuit Court earlier this month. He is the first African American to serve as a judge east of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.

Lewis & Clark hosts Social Justice Symposium

Graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners are encouraged to attend on Saturday, April 21st.

Gender Studies Symposium Explores (in)Security

The 37th annual Gender Studies Symposium will explore what security looks like in the face of modern dangers. Students, faculty, and guests from Portland and beyond will examine issues through the lenses of community engagement, gender politics, and misconceptions surrounding sexuality. The student-run symposium runs from Wednesday, March 7 to Friday, March 9.

Lewis & Clark to host Social Justice Symposium

This day-long event provides an opportunity to explore, share, and discuss ongoing and emergent issues related to equity and social justice in the fields of education and counseling. Graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners are encouraged to attend on Saturday, April 21st.

Workshop series empowers attendees to resist hate and bias

Portland United Against Hate, a series of 15 workshops offered between February and June 2018, is free and open to the public. These workshops will provide attendees with the information, skills and resources necessary to support their actions in resistance to hate and bias.

Black History Month: Henrietta Lacks

After her passing, her cells have proven extremely valuable to medical research…

Black History Month: Alberta Jones

Alberta Jones was the first female African American prosecutor in Louisville, Kentucky…

Black History Month: Condoleezza Rice

Dr. Condoleezza Rice is the first black woman to serve as the United States’ national security adviser, as well as the first black woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09)…

Black History Month: 1968 Olympics Human Rights Salute

The event is regarded as one of the most overtly political statements in the history of the modern Olympic Games…

Black History Month: Dr. Percy Julian

Dr. Percy Julian was an African-American who obtained his BS in Chemistry from DePauw University in 1920…

Black History Month: An Ordinary Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, born September 14, 1941, is an American civil rights activist and a Freedom Rider from Arlington, Virginia…

Black History Month: Robert Smalls

On May 13, 1862, a crew composed of slaves, slipped a cotton steamer (The Planter) off a dock in Charleston, South Carolina…

Students Honor Martin Luther King Jr. in Week of Service

Lewis & Clark honored Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders through its annual week of service featuring a series of speakers and events. The first collaborative event kicked off January 20 with 130 students participating in volunteer service around the Portland community.
From left: Judge Ulanda Watkins, Judge Patricia McGuire, Judge Xiomara Torres, Judge Fay Stetz-Waters

Four Alumnae Appointed as Oregon Judges

Four Lewis & Clark Law School alumnae – all women of color – were appointed as Oregon judges last year by Governor Kate Brown’85.

Jan 16th - National Day of Racial Healing

Resources and information regarding W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s “National Day of Racial Healing”.

Honorary Graduate Appointed to Oregon Supreme Court

Lewis & Clark Law School 2011 Distinguished Honorary Graduate and adjunct professor Adrienne Nelson was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court by Governor Kate Brown.

2016-2017 Diversity Report

The 2016-2017 Diversity Report is now available for download on the Diversity and Inclusion website.

Alumni Advocate

Haben Girma BA ’10 fights for disability rights.

Alumna Paula Hayes Receives Small Business Innovation Award

Trustee Paula Hayes BA ’92 has been named a recipient of a Portland Business Journal Small Business Innovation Award for her cosmetics company Hue Noir, which develops makeup designed for women of color.
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Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling awarded $35,000 grant to interrupt, resist, and respond to hate and bias

Funding is provided by the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Management and Finance, Special Appropriations for Portland United Against Hate

Theatre Students to Stage Reading of Play About Historic Vanport Flood

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.

Historian Jelani Cobb To Keynote Annual Ray Warren Symposium

The 14th annual Ray Warren Symposium, Legacy: Race and Remembrance, which runs from November 8 to 12, will examine 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.

Alumnus’ Documentary Garners International Acclaim

Danial Afzal BA ’12, who studied theories behind the way media influences our lives, is now shaping lives himself with his award-winning short film, The Survivor. The documentary tells the story of a young student who escapes the 2014 attack on the Army Public School in Pakistan and the grief that follows.
Patricia McGuire ?95

Alum Patrica McGuire ’95 Appointed to the Bench by Governor Kate Brown

Lewis & Clark Law School alum Patricia McGuire ’95 was appointed by Governor Kate Brown to the Multnomah Circuit Court.

Comings and Goings Update: Meet the New Assistant Director of the Teaching Excellence Program

Several people joined the Lewis & Clark community, and a few said a fond farewell. See the full list and get to know the New Assistant Director of the Teaching Excellence Program Daymond Glenn MEd ’03, EdD ’09.

Symposium Explores Complexities of Community and Free Speech

Lewis & Clark students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend a free symposium on Wednesday, October 11. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the day-long event culminates with a dinner at 5 p.m.
The students in the Portland History class who organized the event with one of their posters.

MAT alum uses art to explore Portland Housing Crisis

On June 1st, students in alumnus Jason Miller’s Portland History class took part in a walk-about performance highlighting how annexation and city policy/ investments in east Portland have affected their community.
Simran Handa BA ?19 works with Greg Hermann, professor of biology and department chair,  on his c...

A STEM Program Blooms

Lewis & Clark creates pathways to success for first-generation college students interested in science and math.

Alumnus named OnPoint Educator of the Year

David Valenzuela, MAT ’14, has been named OnPoint’s 9-12 Educator of the Year! Educators of the Year will each have their mortgage paid for one school year. Additionally, their schools each received a $2,500 donation for resources and supplies.

Who was Owen Denny?

Check out the exhibit on the library’s 3rd floor near the L stacks to find out!

NSF Invests in Lewis & Clark to Diversify the Science Teacher Pipeline

Recruiting and preparing a workforce of K–12 science and math teachers for an increasingly diverse group of students is crucial to improving science education. A new $125,000 National Science Foundation grant to Lewis & Clark will help to fund its STEM Teacher Pathways Project.

Ali brothers show their legal metal in the Marines

Mika’il and Salahuddin Ali graduated in 2011 and have since become JAG attorneys
Mentors Tiffany Johnson '14 and Jeff Maslow '11

Twenty-First Annual Mentor Awards Presented

For 21 years the law school has been recognizing participants in our formal mentor program between local attorneys and current students.

IME Banquet Honors Diverse and Inclusive Community

The 12th Annual IME Banquet recognized several community members for their contributions toward developing and supporting a diverse and inclusive campus community. 

Nathan Baptiste to Take on Role at Metro; Angela Buck Named Interim Director of IME

Nathan Baptiste, director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, will depart Lewis & Clark to become a diversity program manager at Metro, Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez announced today. Angela Buck will become the interim director, effective May 1.
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence and Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Janet Stev...

Update from the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Janet Steverson offers an overview of the most pressing diversity and inclusion efforts underway on campus right now.

Profile: L Pearson, MA ’16

Pearson is currently a mobile crisis counselor at Project Respond; a relief counselor at Men’s Residential Center; and one of the co-founders of Agate Psychotherapy.

2017 Commencement Speakers Announced

Robin DiAngelo, guest commencement speaker; L Pearson, student commencement speaker
Sinlapasai-Okamura greets refugees at Portland International Airport.

Refugee-turned-lawyer Chanpone Sinlapasai ’02 helps others start anew

Sinlapasai is an immigration attorney who helps resettle incoming refugees

Your Input Needed: L&C Climate Survey

In an effort to increase student and faculty participation, the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is reopening the campus climate survey.
Neda Shahram '18

Profile: Neda Shahram ’18

Neda Sharam’s legal and outside interests have her traveling the globe for conferences, presentations, and more.

Annual Gender Studies Symposium Finds a Point of Access

Featuring panels, discussions, and keynote lectures from Roxane Gay and Eli Clare, Lewis & Clark’s 36th annual Gender Studies Symposium, “Point of Access,” will confront how gender and sexuality interact with power. The symposium, which runs March 8 through 10 and is free and open to the public, is a student-led effort to foster conversations on the nuances of privilege and accessibility.
Chelsea Punian '18

Profile: Chelsea Punian ’18

Punian spent six months working for the Center for Food Safety and intends to focus her legal career on food, agriculture and public health.

Honoring His Grandfather’s Journey in The New Yorker

For Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi, his grandfather’s journey from Aleppo, Syria to the United States in the mid-twentieth century provides powerful inspiration. Toutonghi tells his grandfather’s story in The New Yorker in a just-published essay, “Leaving Aleppo.” 

Middle Eastern Studies Symposium Explores Identity and Experience

Lewis & Clark’s third annual student-run Middle Eastern Studies Symposium explores how cultural identity interacts with religion, gender, and resistance. Beginning Monday, February 20, and running through Wednesday, the symposium is free and open to the public.
Credit: Les Grands Esprits

Fashion Designer Matthew Rugamba ’13 Highlighted in CNN’s African Voices

In the few short years since graduating with a degree in international affairs, Matthew Rugamba ’13 has become a rising young star in African fashion. Rugamba’s Kigali-based fashion line House of Tayo was recently featured in the CNN series African Voices, with Rugamba recognized for his artistic innovation and nod to authentic African design.

Actor Usman Ally ’04 Lands a Series of Fortunate Roles

Theatre alum Usman Ally ’04 has accumulated an impressive list of stage and screen roles since graduating from Lewis & Clark. The award-winning actor adds to that series of roles in his newest turn as the villainous Hook-Handed Man in Netflix’s new, widely-acclaimed original production, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Tickets for Roxane Gay at Gender Studies Symposium, March 10

Acclaimed author and cultural critic Roxane Gay will be delivering one of this year’s Gender Studies Symposium keynote addresses on Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

A Message of Support For Our International Community

Interim President David Ellis, on behalf of the Lewis & Clark community, has issued a statement in response to President Trump’s travel-ban executive order. A community gathering of support will be held on Tuesday, January 31. For more information, click through to the story.

Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence and Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Janet Stev...

Update from the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Janet Steverson offers an overview of the most pressing diversity and inclusion efforts underway on campus right now.

“Yellow Peril” Exhibit Explores 150 Years of Sino-American Relations

“When the ‘Yellow Peril’ Becomes Just Like Us,” on exhibit at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library, explores the complexities of the United States’ perception of China through images, artifacts, and documents from 1800 through the 1950s. Curated by Susan Glosser, Associate Professor of History and Program Director of Asian Studies, the special collection runs through February.
US Rep John Lewis

A Look Back: John Lewis’ 2008 commencement speech

As we spend this week celebrating diversity and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement, we take a look back at the 2008 law school commencement at which civil rights leader John Lewis was the speaker.

Professor Stumpf talks with CNBC about Trump’s battle with sanctuary cities

Professor Stumpf talks with CNBC about Trump’s battle with sanctuary cities
hris Chapin, Amy Adams, Tessa Copeland, Kate Edwards, Michael Hurd (a friend who traveled with th...

Pro Bono at the Border

Immigration Student Group continues assisting families detained in Texas
Chanpone Sinlapasai JD ?02

Protecting the Vulnerable

Chanpone Sinlapasai JD ’02 advocates for refugee rights and supports foreign-born victims of human trafficking and violent crimes.

Rose Ngo ’17 Lands Scholarship to Cambridge

Rose Ngo ’17 has been awarded a Davies-Jackson Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Administered by the Council of Independent Colleges, the scholarship grants exceptional students who are among the first in their families to go to college the opportunity to study at the world-renowned St. John’s College.
Peggy Nagae '77

Peggy Nagae ’77 to receive ABA Spirit of Excellence Award

Peggy Nagae ’77 to receive ABA Spirit of Excellence Award
Judge Mercedes Deiz, Justice Betty Roberts

Two alumnae honored by Oregon Women Lawyers

Judge Julie Frantz ’75 and Kasia Rutledge ’07 are chosen as the 2017 recipients of the OWLS Betty Roberts and Mercedes Deiz Award recipients.

Lewis & Clark Adds Minor in Middle East/North Africa Studies

Lewis & Clark faculty voted unanimously to approve a new minor in Middle East/North Africa studies. Lewis & Clark is the first liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest to offer such a program. The program formally begins in the fall of 2017.

Highlights of 2016

We share a look back at some of our biggest stories of the year.
Photo taken at The Journey Forward launch event on January 29, 2013.

Lewis & Clark Strategic Plan: A Progress Report

Since The Journey Forward launched in 2013, working groups have made progress to achieve the goals of the plan. This report provides some highlights.
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence and Chair of the Committee on Diversity and In...

Our Commitment to Support Students Regardless of Immigration Status or Religious Affiliation

Many members of the Lewis & Clark community have shared concerns regarding the new White House administration’s proposals as they relate to Muslims and also to possible changes in immigration laws and policies. Though we do not yet know what changes in policy and enforcement will occur, Lewis & Clark has always and will always support members of our community to the fullest extent possible.
Photo by Ted Jack ?15

Laughing Our Way Through Awkward Conversations

Comedian W. Kamau Bell believes we all need to be better at having “awkward conversations.” He sees it as a superpower, of sorts, and his powers are charged by the power of comedy. On the eve of the tectonic 2016 presidential elections, Bell “kept it 100” at the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

CDI Considering What It Would Mean to Become a Sanctuary Campus

Earlier this week President Barry Glassner tasked the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion with investigating the concept of “sanctuary campuses” and how the college might best protect undocumented persons at Lewis & Clark.

Dean Gonzalez Awarded The Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Dean

This Friday, November 11, Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez will be recognized at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Western Regional Conference Awards Luncheon.

Letter of Solidarity

We, the undersigned, want to assure all members in our community in the strongest possible terms that we reject attacks against, discrimination against, and targeting of individuals and groups based on their identity. We are committed to engaging in meaningful conversations, building bridges, and doing the work necessary to create a learning environment where all are safe to explore the tough ideas and to have the sometimes awkward conversations necessary to growth.

National America Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Lasts the entire month of November! 

Deadline Extended to Dec. 9: Culturally Engaging Campus Environments Survey

Faculty and students on all three campuses have received email invitations to participate in the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) survey.

Ray Warren Symposium Asks What It Means to Be Home

The 13th annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies will address how racial and ethnic identities shape our senses of home and belonging. The symposium, which runs November 9 through 11, is organized by students committed to engaging the Lewis & Clark community and beyond in a thoughtful critical dialogue on race.

Why Race Matters Series: Oct. 31 - Nov. 3

Please join the National Lawyers Guild for the Why Race Matters Series. This is an annual set of events intended to spur honest conversation and reflection about the enduring relevance of race and racism in the law and society, and in our daily lives.
Haben and her companion Maxine at the U.S. Capitol.



Art in Action

Through street art, Samantha Robison BA ’08 helps marginalized and conflict-affected youth find their voice.

Women deans gather to discuss gender and leadership

Dean Jennifer Johnson hosted the first annual Gathering of Women Law Deans at Lewis & Clark Law School on September 30, 2016.

CELS program recognized for diversity and STEM outreach

Lewis & Clark College’s Community Engagement and Leadership in Science (CELS) program has been selected to receive an award.

Top Lawyer: Mika’il Ali ’11

The American Bar Association includes Ali on its “On The Rise” list for 2016.
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence and Chair of the Committee on Diversity and In...

Update From the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Update From the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
The swearing in of Judge Aaron Brown

Tribute to Oregon Judge Aaron Brown ’59

Lewis & Clark is saddened to hear of the passing of Judge Aaron Brown Jr. ’59 who died on Aug. 28, 2016, at the age of 89.

Los Angeles Times Publishes President Glassner’s Essay

On August 25, the newspaper featured the commentary of President Barry Glassner and coauthor Morton Schapiro, president and professor of economics at Northwestern University. The topic of inquiry: issues of diversity and inclusion on college campuses nationwide.
Photo by Steve Hambuchen

San Francisco CBS Station Follows Graduate’s Journey

Since starting at Lewis & Clark, Joe Williams BA ’16 (Theatre) has had an unlikely companion on his journey – CBS affiliate KPIX. In its recurring segment, Students Rising Above, KPIX followed Williams as a first-generation college student and now as an early-career professional. KPIX spoke with Williams earlier this summer about his plans for the future.
Students pose with judges at Summer Law Camp 2016

Law School hosts 20th annual Summer Law Camp

The Summer Law Camp is a collaboration between the Academic Enhancement Program at Lewis & Clark Law School and the Classroom Law Project.

Game Changer

Carl “C.J.” Appleton ’17 wins prestigious student-athlete award.

Carl Appleton ’17 Wins National Student-Athlete Award

Lewis & Clark’s C.J. Appleton ’17 has been named one of only five recipients of the national Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award. Lewis & Clark is the only Division III school—and the only school in the West—to be represented.

Recent Grad Wins Civil Rights Fellowship

Karissa Tom B.A. ’16 is the first Lewis & Clark alumnus to secure a John Lewis Fellowship through the international nonprofit organization Humanity in Action. She joins her colleagues from Europe and the United States in Atlanta this summer. 

Senior Signature

Student commencement speaker Joe Iliscupidez ’16 shares highlights of his time at Lewis & Clark.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English Catherine Kodat

LC CAS Faculty Diversity Proposal approved April 5, 2016

LC CAS Faculty Diversity Proposal is approved! Read the final proposal here.
Back row, left to right: Brett Paschal, Susan Nunes, Susan Smith, Kathy FitzGibbon, and Jeff Leon...

Love Wins

Several faculty and staff members of the Music Department wore matching “Love Wins” t-shirts last month to support James W. Rogers Professor of Music Eleonora Beck’s fight to win Italian citizenship for her daughter.
Aruna Ghatak-Roy '12 in Austin, TX

Profile of a Patent Attorney: Alum Aruna Ghatak-Roy ’12

Ghatak-Roy works at the firm Conley Rose, P.C. in Austin, TX.

Beatrice Morrow Cannaday, class of 1922

Did you know? Celebrating Black History Month with interesting facts

In honor of Black History Month, the Black Law Student Association gathered interesting facts about the people, events, and places that influenced history. This week’s fact was gathered by law professor Janet Steverson.

Game on! 35th Annual Gender Studies Symposium Explores Gender in Play

Gender is a lot of things: complex, fluid, and sometimes confusing. But fun? Lewis & Clark College’s 35th Annual Gender Studies Symposium, titled “Game On! Gender and Sexuality in Play,” will explore how the concept of fun and games relates to individual experiences of identity.
The Bomboula by Edward Windsor Kimble

Did you know? Celebrating Black History Month with interesting facts

In honor of Black History Month, members of the Black Law Student Association gathered interesting facts about the people, events, and places that influenced history. This week’s fact was gathered by 1L student Garry Brown.

Did you know? Celebrating Black History Month with interesting facts

In honor of Black History Month, members of the Black Law Student Association gathered interesting facts about the people, events, and places that influenced history. This week’s fact was gathered by 1L student Lawrence Pittman.

Brandon Kline selected as Presidential Leadership Scholar

Brandon Kline, a Green Energy fellow and Lewis & Clark Law School alum/LLM student, has been selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar.

Did you know? Celebrating Black History Month with interesting facts

In honor of Black History Month, members of the Black Law Student Association gathered interesting facts about the people, events, and places that influenced history. This week’s fact was gathered by 2L student Michelle Stowers.
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence and Chair of the Committee on Diversity and In...

Update on CDI meetings

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) had its first meeting of the semester on January 22, 2016. At the meeting, the CDI reviewed the input that the community had provided via the December 7 listening forum and the online survey. The next meeting of the CDI will take place on Friday, February 12, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

A young Martin Luther King, Jr. graduates from Morehouse College.

Did you know? Celebrating Black History Month with interesting facts

In honor of Black History Month, members of the Black Law Student Association gathered interesting facts about the people, events, and places that influenced history. This week’s fact was gathered by 3L student Anthony Blake.

Game Changer

At age 30, C.J. Appleton rebounds from hardship to excel in football, basketball, and academics at Lewis & Clark.
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence and Chair of the Committee on Diversity and In...

President Glassner names Janet Steverson as dean of diversity and inclusion

President Glassner names Janet Steverson as dean of diversity and inclusion
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence and Chair of the Committee on Diversity and In...

Welcome back and updates from the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome back and updates from the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Working on diversity and inclusion: A note from Executive Council

As the spring semester begins, we wish to affirm our support for continued dialogue, engagement, and work on issues of diversity and inclusion across campus.

Q & A with speaker Cheryl Forster, Psy.D.

Cheryl Forster, Psy.D., is going to be hosting a workshop entitled “Talking About Race and Racism: A Developmental and Integrative Approach.” This workshop will be taking place in the South Chapel on January 30 and registration is currently open here.

A Message From Janet Steverson, Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and I would like to thank everyone who attended the listening forum on Monday, Dec. 7. We appreciate your willingness to participate in a forum at this busy time of year.

A Report on the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Listening Forum

More than 400 Lewis & Clark community members attended the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) Listening Forum on Monday evening, December 7, at the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

A Message from the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we want to share our outrage at the recent Yik Yak posts and the hateful assaults on two of our students. We are particularly concerned to ensure the safety of our students and want the assailants brought to justice.

A Letter From President Glassner

I’ve spoken this morning with a group of students in the Manor House and want to share with you my thoughts.

A Message from President Glassner and Dean Gonzalez on an Issue of Community Safety and Concern

Recently, there have been some troubling events on campus, and we want to make sure you’re informed with the facts, as we know them, and what we’re doing.

An Issue of Community Safety and Concern

One of our students was physically assaulted in the estate gardens early Saturday morning. Our student was treated by medical personnel, is now physically safe, and is being supported on campus.
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence and Chair of the Committee on Diversity and In...

Message from the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion regarding the Yik Yak Posts

Hate speech like that posted on Yik Yak yesterday has no place on our campus, nor in the larger world. In fact, the posts violate the core values of the L&C community and, more specifically, violate the Discrimination, Harassment, and Hate or Bias-Motivated Conduct Policy.
Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez

A letter to the Lewis & Clark Community from Anna Gonzalez

As you may be aware, this afternoon there were multiple racist posts made on Yik Yak. The Bias Assessment Response Team is actively working on this highly troubling incident. The Portland Police have been informed.
Professor Tung Yin

Prof Tung Yin discusses DOJ’s surveillance of #BlackLivesMatter hashtag users

Lewis & Clark law professor Tung Yin discusses the legal issues involved with the OR DOJ’s surveillance of #blacklivesmatter hashtag users.

A letter to the community from Barry Glassner and Janet Steverson

As you know, conversations and action about racism, respect, and equity are intensifying across the country. At Lewis & Clark, what we do personally, academically, and programmatically is key to the health of our community and, indeed, to our national dialogue.

Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies takes on education

Lewis & Clark College’s 12th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, running from Wednesday, November 11 to Friday, November 13, will delve into a perennial-yet-timely topic: race and opportunity in the educational system.

Character Builder

Actor Usman Ally transforms scholarly insight into compelling characters.
Bob Fitch B.S. ?61, a noted photographer, has documented some of America?s greatest 20th-century ...

Preacher and Doc

Bob Fitch B.S. ’61, a noted photographer, has documented some of America’s greatest 20th-century human rights campaigns.

New gender-open restrooms in J.R. Howard Hall

Both first floor restrooms in J.R. Howard Hall Howard are gender open rather than being designated men’s/women’s.

Talking life and learning with comedian Hari Kondabolu

Talking life and learning with comedian Hari Kondabolu.

Comings and Goings: Nathan Baptiste named director of IME

Nathan Baptiste will become the new director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement.

Prominent Kenyan Attorney Awarded Animal Law LL.M. Scholarship

Prominent Kenyan Attorney Awarded the First Animal Lawyers Without Borders Animal Law LL.M. Scholarship

Comings and Goings: Please welcome IME Director Tonya Daniel

This month, Tonya Daniel joined the Lewis & Clark community as the new director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement.
Michael G. Taylor

Local Attorney recognized for work with SBLC

Attorney Michael G. Taylor is recognized by the Multnomah Bar Association for his pro bono work with the Lewis & Clark Law School Small Business Legal Clinic.

Actor Usman Ally ’04 wins roles and recognition

For the award-winning Usman Ally B.A. ’04, 2015 has already been a good year.

Lewis & Clark is a finalist for “Diversity Matters” award

Lewis & Clark Law School was named one of the top ten finalists for the Law School Admissions Council’s 2015 Diversity Matters Award.
Changhyeon Shin, Jong Sun Park, Byunggun Min

Samsung’s Sponsored Law School Program

IP Law Program Draws Students from South Korea
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence Janet Steverson

Discrimination, Harassment, and Hate- or Bias-Motivated Conduct Policy approved

Last week Executive Council unanimously approved Lewis & Clark’s new policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and Hate- or Bias-Motivated Conduct.

Senior Signature

Student commencement speaker Yash Desai shares highlights of his time at Lewis & Clark. 

Lewis & Clark senior wins Wilson-Rockefeller Fund Fellowship

Charlie Quezada CAS ’15 is one of only nine students in the nation selected to receive a Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color.
Left to Right: Juliann Peebles, Isabella Fernandez, Leland Baxter-Neal, and Rodrigo Juarez.

Law Students Have Know-How, Will Travel!

Four Lewis & Clark law students will spend spring break seeking the release of mothers and children held in immigration detention in the small Texas town of Dilley.

The NBLSA and Lewis & Clark host middle schoolers for a day of action

The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) and Lewis & Clark Law School, in association with, hosted 80 middle school students from St. Andrew Nativity School for a day of activities meant to introduce the children to the law as a career.

NBLSA Helps Local Youth

Fifty black law students from some of the nation’s top schools met with 80 African-American, Latino and African middle schoolers in Portland.
Karissa Tom CAS '16

Pioneering My Way

Karissa Tom ’16 is a sociology/anthropology major. She is involved with 
the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, the 
Pluralism and Unity Board, and the Student Academic Affairs Board.

Alumna’s cosmetics company recognized in Portland Business Journal

Paula Hayes B.S. ’92—a Board of Trustees member and upcoming recipient of the Pioneer Alumna Leadership Award—was recently featured in Portland Business Journal for her innovative cosmetics company.
Photo by Jessika Chi.

New campus tour highlights history of social justice

To teach the Lewis & Clark community about its history of engagement with social justice, the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME) has created a tour that highlights events in the college’s past.
Last November, Lewis & Clark hosted the 11th Annual Ray Warren Symposium.

Critical Dialogue

Events at Lewis & Clark examine contemporary and historical issues.
Michael Brown, a Normandy High School graduate who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in ...

Lewis & Clark Community Gathering Space following Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement

Students, alumni, staff, and faculty are invited to gather at 4 p.m. today in Stamm (Templeton Campus Center) following the Ferguson grand jury announcement.

Alumni start-up featured on CNN

CNN’s African Start-Up recently visited the new brick and mortar location of House of Tayo, an accessories brand founded by Matthew Rugamba B.A. ’13.

Student honored for commitment to educational equity

In recognition of her outstanding commitment to educational equity, Charlene Williams—who is currently completing her doctorate work in educational leadership—was honored by the Urban League of Portland at the 2014 Equal Opportunity Awards Day Dinner.

Kevin Wright, MA ’16, on being a first-generation graduate student

Kevin Wright, MA ’16, wants to be a university president.

Fluent english speakers needed!

Volunteer to be paired with (an) international student(s) and meet with them bi-weekly to help improve their english while bonding with people from all over the world!

Since 2008, Se-ah-dom Edmo has coordinated Lewis & Clark?s Indigenous Ways of Knowing program.

IWOK Coordinator works to protect Tribal citizens, strengthen sovereignty

Se-ah-dom Edmo works with Tribal leaders to address critical issues and strengthen sovereignty.
Paula Hayes B.A. ?92 is the newest member of the Board of Trustees.

Admissions, fundraising success highlight May Board of Trustees meeting

Admissions, fundraising success highlight May Board of Trustees meeting

In Conversation With Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Her visit to campus on March 12 marked the fifth by a member of the U.S. Supreme Court since 2008.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Tuajuanda Jordan

President appoints new institution-wide committee on diversity and inclusion

President Glassner appoints a new advisory committee to promote and improve diversity and inclusion.
Dominique Aubry, MAT '13, attended Race Talks 2 at Jefferson High School

Alumni attend race talks in Portland

Along with 50 residents, students, and educators from the Portland Metro Area, multiple Lewis & Clark graduate school alumni attended talks about the racial divide in Oregon.
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence Janet Steverson

President Glassner appointing committees to address bias policy, inclusion

Professor Janet Steverson will lead the newly formed task force charged with reviewing and recommending revisions to Lewis & Clark’s bias policies.

Letter from President Glassner

Letter from President Barry Glassner to reaffirm our commitment to respect and inclusion for everyone in our community.

Professor honored for work toward social justice

I am devoted to healing the wounds of social and historical traumatic stress and fostering resilience.Pilar Hernández-WolfeAssociate Professor of Counseling and Director of the Lewis & Clark Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Program

Higher Education

When I started looking into the Educational Leadership program, I was encouraged to see that equity was a major component. That’s where I wanted to put my focus. People in the university get that piece.Karen PerezDoctoral student

Students, faculty, and staff honored for strengthening community

Marisol lights up the room when she enters and her commitment to making her community better has already made a significant impact in ways that represent the mission of the college.Tricia BrandAssociate Dean and Director of Multicultural Affairs
Community service award recipients Goldann Salazar, Anna Lofstrand, Alexa Moore, Rosa Kim, Kayla ...

Making it better: A celebration of students’ exceptional commitment to service

Rosa’s discussions with me about the treatment of the disabled in her home country reveal that she is determined to promote needed services in Korea. Carolyn Locke Administrative Specialist in International Students and Scholars and founder of the “Treasures” program
Assistant Professor Delishia Pittman

Professor Pittman calls for diversity in research

Professor Delishia Pittman’s recent scholarship furthers discussions of race, gender, and diversity in psychological study.

Alumni Spotlight: Aukeem Ballard

I realized that I was being challenged to think deeply and critically.  Suddenly, answers were secondary to curiosity and questions.Aukeem Ballard B.A. ’11, M.A.T. ’12Middle School Teacher, Portland Public Schools
Tim Swinehart M.A.T. '05

Teaching for Social Justice

At the high school level, students are still developing their view of the world and discovering their place in it…They’re very hopeful and motivated to effect change.Tim Swinehart M.A.T. ‘05Author and Teacher at Lincoln High School
Jeremy Aliason J.D. '01

Empowering Native Americans

I saw law school as an opportunity to gain the skills and credentials needed to empower myself and advocate for my people. Jeremy Aliason J.D. ’01Executive Director of the National Native American Bar Association in Oklahoma City

Brown Honored for Community Service

Andrae Brown, associate professor of counseling psychology in the graduate school, was recently honored by the Portland Observer for his work “to engage community members and mental health providers to improve wellness.”
Baratunde Thurston, who is billed as ?a politically active, technology-loving comedian from the f...

Multiculturalism and the Media

How does the Internet bring communities together—and divide them? In what ways might social media serve as an agent for change and reconstruction of our identities? How have marginalized communities found a digital voice?

Professor extols immigrant narrative as an education tool

It has been my experience that once students’ and parents’ stories are told, educators are profoundly changed by what immigrant families will teach them.Sara ExpositoAssistant Professor of Education
Goldann Salazar ?12

Student named to service-oriented advisory board

I think historically, college students haven’t been given enough credit for our capabilities. As scholars we are in a unique position to be critical of the world around us and to take action and be leaders. Goldann Salazar ’12

New legal guide helps tribal legislators strengthen LGBT equality

Lewis & Clark’s Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program has helped create a cutting-edge legal guide to help tribal legislators strengthen LGBT equality in their governments and communities.

Building Equity in Oregon’s Classrooms

by Genevieve J. Long
Lewis & Clark graduate school faculty, students, and alumni—particularly those associated with the Doctor of Education in Leadership program—are playing key roles in envisioning greater equity in Oregon’s schools.

Legal Education Goes Global

by Genevieve J. Long
Legal Education Goes Global

Fantastic Four

I am really lucky to have three older sisters pave the way.Jeanie Mullins CAS ‘16Whose sisters Jessica B.A. ’10, Jennifer B.A. ’12 and Jet’aime B.A. ’13 have helped create a lasting legacy at Lewis & Clark.
Summer academy students Olivia Hines, 16, of the Toppenish tribe, and Chance Moyer, 16, of the Bu...

Program introduces Native students to college experience

For the second summer, Lewis & Clark welcomed Native American high school students to campus, introducing them to the college experience through a free two-week residential summer program.

Grandes Esperanzas | Great Expectations

On the very first day at Lewis & Clark, they told us we were agents of change, and it stuck with me…I’ve spent all these years thinking about that and putting it to work.Elena Garcia-Velasco M.A.T. ’97Oregon’s 2012 Teacher of the Year.

Professor risks life to help teach Afghans to read

Just a few months ago, Lewis & Clark professor of education Zaher Wahab was asked to take on a nearly impossible assignment—come to Kabul immediately and work with the deputy minister of education to revise Afghanistan’s literacy plan.
Trainee therapists Julio Iniguez, Carlie Finley, and Logan Cohen. Photo: Rebecca Koffman/Special ...

New counseling center meets critical community need

Underserved Oregonians dealing with mental health, addiction, and relationship issues have a new place to turn for help: the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center, which recently opened near downtown Portland.
Students sign up for campus activities during the annual Pio Fair.

A club of choice

The annual Pio Fair introduces students to campus activities.
Assistant Professor of Education Dyan Watson

Professor explores race in the classroom

I believe any teacher who is willing to do the work of exploring race and how it affects teaching can reach all students.Dyan WatsonAssistant Professor of Education

Encouraging Teachers of Color

Lewis & Clark’s Teacher Education Program has been selected as a partner for the Woodrow Wilson–Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color, in recognition of our program’s “bold, innovative approaches that can prepare teachers for a time in which the nation’s K-12 schools are undergoing dramatic changes.” The fellowship seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States.
Adam Bradley B.A. '96

Alumnus publishes groundbreaking rap anthology

Adam Bradley B.A. ’96 sparked dialogue around the country with his groundbreaking publication, The Anthology of Rap.
Paschal Kabura, director of Bishop Magambo Counsellor Training Institute, and Assistant Professor...

Students and faculty work to advance culturally appropriate counseling in Uganda

Students and faculty work to advance culturally appropriate counseling in Uganda

Multimedia: York Memorial honors neglected historical figure

This spring, a new memorial appears on Lewis & Clark’s campus, honoring a key member of the Corps of Discovery too long ignored by history.