Chronicle Magazine

Featured Stories

Committed to Coffee

From farm to cup, Bruce Mullins BS ’77 has devoted himself to America’s favorite beverage, improving coffee-growing communities, and the environment, along the way.

Seeking Justice for Animals

With new funding, experienced staff, expanded programs, and a worldwide presence, Lewis & Clark’s Center for Animal Law Studies is a leader in its field.

Partners in Global Understanding and Peace

International and American students create ties that transcend national identity
through the Davis United World College Scholars Program.

The Jazz of Ralph Ellison

By Wil Haygood
Professor John Callahan and Adam Bradley BA ’96 compose the bridge to Ellison’s unfinished second novel.

President's Letter

From Students to Alumni: Celebrating The Journey

Interim President Jane Monnig Atkinson shares her thoughts this spring.

Profiles

Covering All the Bases as Middle School Principal of the Year

By Pattie Pace
The story of Chris Mills MAT. ’84

Reenvisioning Foster Care

By Pattie Pace
The story of Judy Cockerton BA ’73

From Farmworker to Attorney: Growing a Legal Career

By Pattie Pace
The story of Román D. Hernández JD ’00

Sculptor of Sound

In a stark white room, the exposed mechanisms of more than 100 music boxes grace the walls and seem to sparkle with sound. Visitors move slowly along the room’s perimeter, mesmerized by the unique sounds of miniature tines on metal.

Covering All the Bases as Middle School Principal of the Year

In 1970, when Chris Mills MAT. ‘84 was 15, he took a summer job as coach of a junior baseball team. Rain or shine, he taught elementary-age boys the basics of fielding, switching up pitches, and smacking one out of the park—or at least past the infield. A constant focus was teamwork.

Sculptor of Sound

By Pattie Pace
The story of Ethan Rose BA ’00

The Sweet Scent of Success

By Pattie Pace
The story of Kayla Fioravanti BA ’90

The Sweet Scent of Success

In 1998, Kayla Fioravanti went on a mission to rid her 4-year-old son Keegan of a persistent case of ringworm near his eye. She rubbed on over-the-counter ointments and tried prescription treatments, but nothing cured the fungal infection.

Reenvisioning Foster Care

“Mom, I don’t want any toys for Christmas. I just want to be with my sisters and brother that day.” That seemingly simple request from her youngest daughter, adopted from foster care, highlights one of the core values Judy Cockerton BA ‘73 champions in her quest to help inspire a reenvisioning of foster care in America: keeping siblings connected.

From Farmworker to Attorney: Growing a Legal Career

Two weeks before he headed off to college, Román D. Hernández was harvesting onions for 16 cents a bushel in rural eastern Oregon.“Now the process is automated,” he says. “Back then, people worked bent over close to the ground or on their knees.”