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  • By Ben Waterhouse B.A. ’06
    Each semester, the campus community packs the Black Box for rough-and-ready theatre in which original plays are cast, rehearsed, and performed in just 24 hours.

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  • “I’ve installed that piece four or five different times, once for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations,” says artist Nancy Chinn B.A. 62. “Like a theatrical set design, it integrates fluidly with the expansive architecture of Grace Cathedral. It’s a celebrative piece that takes your breath away.”
  • Jules Kopel Bailey B.A. ’01 canvassed Portland neighborhoods seven days a week during his 2008 bid for state representative of Oregon House District 42. He estimates he knocked on 10,000 doors in the space of five months, ratcheting up his efforts to 100 visits a day during the final leg of the campaign—all while holding down a full-time consulting job and hustling to raise money for the race.
  • After his nine-year stint in Chicago, Brian Farr M.A. ’03 purchased and managed a San Francisco personnel agency, which he sold for a profit to a regional firm in 1993. He then moved to Oregon and cofounded a successful investment management firm. But something was missing.
  • When Ron Cai was a student at Xiamen University Law School in the early to mid-1980s, he served as an interpreter for Steve Kanter, professor of law, who was then a visiting Fulbright scholar. “Steve invited us to apply to Lewis & Clark Law School if we were interested in furthering our studies in the United States,” says Cai.


  • As told by Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of the S’Klallam Indians

    In a time before this time, the animals had a big problem. It was a terrible problem that affected each and every one of them, and they could not figure out how to solve it. They were perplexed.

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