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Connecting With American History

Lewis & Clark is leading the way to improve how history is taught in rural Oregon—and beyond.

The Questioning Life

Young alumni pursue answers to diverse scientific questions as 2010 National Science Foundation Fellows.

Stuart Kaplan: 30 Years as KLC Advisor

The second time Stuart Kaplan was “kidnapped” by KLC DJs, a group of students drove up to the door of his house and strongly suggested he get into their car. He wound up joining the merry pranksters on a road trip to Eugene for his first and only Grateful Dead concert. “Sure, I went,” the mild-mannered communication professor says now, laughing at the memory of the late-’80s adventure. “I had a lot of fun.”

Tuning Into KLC Radio

Alumni and current students celebrate the eclectic and sometimes edgy voice of campus radio.

A New Venture for Betsy Amster

Betsy Amster, the wife of Barry Glassner, says she has always been a book person. “My mother used to read to my sister and me every night around the kitchen table,” she says. “That experience turned me into a child who took out six books from the library at a time.” Read more.

New Leadership for a New Decade

Barry Glassner, a noted cultural commentator, is Lewis & Clark’s 24th president.

Lewis & Clark Congratulates a Rhodes Scholar

Tamma Carleton BA ’09, a gifted scholar-athlete, is one of only 32 people in the United States to be named a Rhodes Scholar for 2011.

President's Letter

Listening, Learning, Leading

“So, what did you learn today?” It’s the question that everyone hears after the first day of school, and it’s how my wife, Betsy, greeted me after my first day at Lewis & Clark. I answered right away: “The students at Lewis & Clark are careful readers!”


Cofounders of Pacific Crest Community School

Pacific Crest, located in northeast Portland, is a fully accredited independent school for grades 7 through 12. It was founded in 1993 by Becky Lukens MAT. ’90, Ed.S. ’10, Jenny Osborne MAT. ’94, and three other teachers.

Oregon’s Newest Supreme Court Justice

Jack Landau BA ’75, JD ’80 was nervous when, as a newly minted lawyer, he walked into the office of U.S. District Court Judge Robert Belloni to interview for a clerkship. He sat down, glanced at the judge’s desk, and began to sweat.

Turning Up the Heat on Cold Climate Housing

In the dead of winter in Fairbanks, Alaska, when temperatures average 10 degrees below zero—and sometimes drop to 40 below—Suzanne Bishop BS ’82 is snug and safe inside the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, monitoring high-tech sensors, compiling data, and planning for her summer garden.

Illustrating Darwin

Nicolle Rager Fuller BS ’99 combines her interests in science and art to give readers a new perspective on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.