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The Chronicle Magazine

spring 2013

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    Voices in Rural China

    By Romel Hernandez | China photos provided by Keith Dede and Zhao Hailan  Keith Dede and Neil Murray collect oral histories at the crossroads of Han Chinese, Tibetan, and Mongolian cultures. More >

In This Issue

  • By Carin Moonin Photos by Sarah Selkirk Dodge Matthew Rugamba CAS ’13 launches his own fashion line, House of Tayo. by Carin Moonin
  • By Ben Waterhouse B.A. ’06 | Photos by Robert Reynolds  Through his documentary films, Brian Lindstrom B.S.’84 brings marginalized lives to light.
  • By Lise Harwin | Photos by Adam Bacher  Budding student and alumni entrepreneurs compete for start-up funding.
  • By Amanda Johnson LAW ’13  John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, inaugurates the law school’s environmental moot court competition.
  • By Genevieve J. Long | Photography by Steve Hambuchen  Lewis & Clark’s Community Counseling Center provides high-quality, affordable counseling to the Portland community.
  • 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.More >

On Palatine Hill

  • A miscellany of the new, the intriguing, and the obscure.More >
  • In February, Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees elected Mark Dorman B.S. ’83 as board chair and Amber Case B.A. ’08 and Peter Chang B.A. ’74 as new board members.More >
  • Over the course of the next year, Lewis & Clark will hold a series of activities and events commemorating the 100th birthday of William Stafford, who was one of the most prolific and important American poets of the last half of the 20th century.More >
  • The 32nd annual Gender Studies Symposium, held in mid-March, offered meditations on gender and religion.More >
  • For more than 30 years, College Outdoors has introduced Lewis & Clark students to the spectacular natural environments of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. From temperate coastal rainforests to arid deserts, our region offers many diverse ecosystems to explore.More >
  • Anna Gonzalez, former associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois, joined the Lewis & Clark community last summer as the new dean of students. Gonzalez is a liberal arts graduate of Loyola Marymount University and has been in the student affairs field for 20 years.More >
  • U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer B.A. ’70, J.D. ’76 visited Lewis & Clark in late January.More >
  • Lewis & Clark Law School has launched a new degree targeted at those who are passionate about the environment—a master of studies in environmental and natural resources law. This is the first program of its kind at an Oregon law school and one of only a few similar programs in the nation.More >


  • Lewis & Clark’s women’s basketball team—at one point ranked No. 5 in the nation—delivers a stellar season.More >

Leadership and Support

  • To sustain and advance its mission, Lewis & Clark depends on transformative gifts and grants from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government programs.More >
  • On April 16, more than 150 donors, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. Student financial aid, including funds for endowed scholarships and annual operating gifts, make the critical difference for 77 percent of Lewis & Clark students.More >
  • Each of us is where we are today because someone, at some point, reached out to help. Currently in the College of Arts and Sciences, more than 70 percent of students receive some form of financial assistance. And the number of students who need such assistance is growing.More >


  • When Christy Hale’s B.A. ’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.More >

Alumni News


  • On a summer day in 2007, Bjorn Hinrichs B.A. ’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.
  • When Christy Hale’s B.A. ’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.
  • In the fall of 1962, senior Myrna Ann Adkins B.A. ’63 climbed aboard the S.S. President Cleveland docked in San Francisco. Filled with anticipation, and a bit of trepidation, she and about 20 Lewis & Clark students were heading to Japan for a semester of cultural immersion and study. Their voyage was one of five inaugural overseas study programs offered by the college.
  • Greg Scholl J.D. ’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.


  • 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.More >

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