A miscellany of the new, the intriguing, and the obscure.
Daily Show Correspondent Turned Author On February 6, Aasif Mandvi, a comedian and actor who is well known for his work on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and HBO’s The Brink, performed in Agnes Flanagan Chapel. He came to campus to promote his new memoir No Land’s Man. The lively event was sponsored by President Barry Glassner, the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, and the Office of the Dean of Students.
A Foggy Idea In March, the New Yorker featured an essay by Pauls Toutonghi, associate professor of English. The piece tells the story of a Moroccan organization’s promising new technology: CloudFisher, a system that harvests water from fog. Toutonghi, who teaches fiction writing and English literature, learned about the project while leading Lewis & Clark’s overseas study program in Morocco last year.
And the Winner Is … Hamilton, the hit Broadway musical, received this year’s Pulitzer Prize in Drama— and Lewis & Clark’s own Stephanie Arnold, professor emerita of theatre, served on the elite five-member Pulitzer jury that selected it!
L&C’s Career Fair The Career Center hosted its inaugural Lewis & Clark Career Fair on February 25. More than 250 undergraduates attended to meet with representatives from Adidas, Intel, SurveyMonkey, Vacasa, Forester’s Financial Services, Simple bank, Alpha Media, and KinderCare International, among others. After the event, several employers commented on the students’ level of engagement and preparation. “We were extremely pleased with the results,” says Rocky Campbell BA ’00, director of the career center. “In fact, we will be expanding the fair next year.”
Grade A Vegan According to peta2, the youth program at PETA, Lewis & Clark makes the grade with the variety and tastiness of its vegan food. The animal rights group gave the college an A grade on a list that ranked colleges across the country on the ease with which students eating on campus can go vegan. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has recently tried the cuisine in Fields Dining Room, where the vegan brownies are coveted by vegans and meat eaters alike.
Move to Asian Studies This fall, the Department of East Asian Studies will officially become the Department of Asian Studies, broadening its approach to one of the most dynamic regions in the world. The new interdisciplinary program will focus on the study of historical and contemporary Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and India, among others.