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  • Associate professor of Chinese Keith Dede and Neil Murray CAS ’13 collect oral histories at the crossroads of Han Chinese, Tibetan, and Mongolian cultures.


  • Lewis & Clark’s Community Counseling Center provides high-quality, affordable counseling to the Portland community.
  • Matthew Rugamba CAS ’13 launches his own fashion line, House of Tayo. by Carin Moonin
  • Budding student and alumni entrepreneurs compete for start-up funding.
  • John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, inaugurates the law school’s environmental moot court competition.
  • Through his documentary films, Brian Lindstrom BS’84 brings marginalized lives to light.

President's Letter

  • One of the goals in our new strategic plan might simply be referred to as the practical application of the liberal arts. Learning for learning’s sake is at the core of what we do, but we’re also committed to building integrated cocurricular experiences. Each plays a vital role in preparing our students for the world beyond Lewis & Clark.


  • On a summer day in 2007, Bjorn Hinrichs BA ’94 and his 3-year-old son, Sawyer, were exploring the front yard of their Lake Oswego, Oregon, home—digging in the dirt, turning over rocks, and inspecting bugs. A noisy bird with a red head and fluffy red chest flew in and landed. Sawyer was captivated—and curious.
  • In the fall of 1962, senior Myrna Ann Adkins BA ’63 and about 20 Lewis & Clark students climbed aboard the S.S. President Cleveland headed to Japan for a semester of cultural immersion and study.
  • Greg Scholl JD ’95 headed home from his day job at the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, to grab his trombone and don a black tuxedo, bow tie, and cummerbund. He hustled over to a local church and joined the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra on stage. Then, for the next two hours, he exchanged legal briefs for sheet music, leading the low brass section through performances of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 2 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.


  • When Christy Hale’s BA ’77, M.A.T. ’80 daughter was a baby, she remembers watching her make brightly colored pyramids out of stacking rings. “Turned upside down, the stack of rings resembled Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City,” thought Hale.


  • By Joanne Mulcahy
    In a widely viewed TED talk, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie describes her encounters with “the danger of a single story.” Adichie grew up in a middle-class family, and her mother repeatedly commanded that she finish her dinner, citing the poverty of their houseboy, Fide. When she finally met Fide’s family, she was astonished that his mother wove beautiful raffia baskets. In her mother’s single story of poverty, there was no room for beauty. Single stories reduce the complexity of human experience. People become, Adichie argues, one aspect of their lives.

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