Graduate School News Briefs

Graduate School News Briefs

William Stafford remembered

Nearly 90 people attended the first William Stafford Symposium, held on south campus in October. The late William Stafford, who was a renowned poet and professor of English at the College, won the National Book Award in 1963 for Traveling through the Dark. During the symposium, Portland writers Annie Callan, Martha Gies, and Judith Barrington shared discoveries and insights gained from their close readings of Stafford’s writings.

$700,000 grant to support ESOL program

The Graduate School of Education received another ESOL/Bilingual Education Title VII grant worth $697,206. Project TRIAD: Teachers for Rich Innovative Academic Development, a partnership between the graduate school and Portland Public Schools, will support 50 educators in the Madison and Marshall/ Benson clusters in earning the ESOL/ Bilingual Education Endorsement. The grant will also establish an annual institute on English language learning issues cosponsored with Portland Public Schools. In the future, the grant will help support internships for Lewis & Clark students studying best practices in ESOL/bilingual instruction.

William Ayers speaks at Rebuilding Our Families Forum

William Ayers, school reform activist and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, spoke about the importance of building smaller learning communities during the Rebuilding Our Families and communities Forum in November.

—Compiled by Shannon Smith