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  • September 14
    Learn-Discuss-Act
  • September 14
    The course is organized around a variety of themes that will explore the philosophy of civil disobedience as well as examining historical examples from the US and around the world of liberation and civil rights movements.
  • January 28
    Here is a quick summary of some of the things we’ve achieved over the past five years, by the numbers.
  • August 16
    Manufactured distrust. Underrepresented voices. Seemingly intractable problems. Industry-wide disruption. Being a good journalist requires clear writing, sharp thinking, and relentless task-juggling, all skills honed in the liberal arts. Whether covering breaking news in Portland, or chronicling trade missions to Thailand, young alumni are applying their Lewis & Clark skills locally and globally.
  • July 9
    At Lewis & Clark, where students learn science by doing science, collaborative research with professors is an academic hallmark. The John S. Rogers Science Program supports several such projects each summer, and this year included multidisciplinary research with an especially timely goal: create a computer game that will teach users how to act in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
  • July 5
    Watzek Library’s Special Collections has been awarded a $30,100 competitive grant in support of a five-year project to interview members of Portland’s Vietnamese community, collecting oral histories that will document the region’s complex and changing urban landscape.
  • May 15
    Kim Stafford, associate professor and founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, has been chosen to serve as Oregon’s ninth poet laureate, Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 announced this morning. Stafford will serve a two-year term as “an ambassador of poetry across the state.”
  • Sherlock Ortiz BA ’20, Adriana Rogers BA ’19, and Anna Schall BA ’20
    April 24
    With concerns over gerrymandering increasingly at the forefront of American politics, three undergraduates will work at the Voting Rights Data Institute this summer to help develop mathematical solutions to partisan gerrymandering. The six-week interdisciplinary program is a collaboration of Tufts University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Jackson County Legal Team  L to R: George Kimbrell (CFS), Amy Van Saun (CFS), Lia Comerford (Eart...
    May 29

    On May 29th, Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Clarke issued an opinion, finding that, as a matter of law, a Jackson County Ordinance that prohibits the growing of genetically modified (“GE”) crops in that County was legal under Oregon law.

  • Hogs in a CAFO
    February 3
    Earthrise’s client, the National Park Conservation Association, has put out a great new video about the threat of waste from a hog farm near the Buffalo River and the reasons we are working with our clients in the fight to protect this national treasure. Please take a couple minutes to check it out!
  • June 21
    6/21/12 - Read PEAC professor Tom Buchele’s op-ed in today’s Oregonian.
  • June 21
    6/21/12 - Professor Dan Rohlf gave a spirited defense of the Endangered Species Act before the US House Committee on Natural Resources.
  • March 26
    “Law professor challenges legality of CRC”: article in The Columbianfeaturing PEAC attorney Tom Buchele.
  • February 6
    A proposed downsizing of the Columbia River Crossing project is not necessarily good for the environment and should be subject to environmental review and public comment.
  • January 25
    PEAC attorney Dan Rohlf is defending the Mt. Hood Corridor community planning organization (CPO) against a federal lawsuit filed by a developer that could stifle public participation in local land use decisions.
  • December 9
    Deal avoids litigation over ESCO emissions but exposes concern about statewide air quality regulation: from The Lund Report: Unlocking Oregon’s Healthcare System.
  • October 27
    Topics include the Boardman settlement, PEAC’s new class, California condors, and the CRC.
  • August 10
    PEAC attorney Tom Buchele writes on the problems with the Columbia River Crossing’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
  • PGE Boardman
    April 16
    Our Spring newsletter is here. Read on…
  • May 18
    Marilyn Cover, executive director of Oregon’s Classroom Law Project (CLP) and adjunct law professor, has been awarded the 2018 Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education. This honor is presented annually by the National Center for State Courts and is named after the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
  • May 2
    In recognition of Lewis & Clark’s commitment to environmental awareness and sustainability, President Wiewel has been invited to attend the 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit. The event is organized and hosted by Second Nature, which established the Climate Leadership Network to promote responsible environmental initiatives among colleges and universities.
  • Symposium cochairs Samuel Stites BA ’18 and Vinaya Bharam BA ’19
    March 27
    Lewis & Clark’s International Affairs Symposium is the oldest student-run symposium in the country. This year’s event, which runs April 9 through 11, will explore current topics intersecting with sovereignty via debates among prominent scholars.
  • February 19
    Paige Sanders BA ’18 and Ashley Garber BA ’17  started the Portland Panty Project to address the lack of clean, size-appropriate undergarments for homeless women in the Portland metro area. Their passion project has become a social enterprise.
  • February 13
    The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment.
  • February 5
    On January 1, Cassie Franklin BA ’93 was sworn in as mayor of Everett, Washington, a city of 108,000 residents about 25 minutes north of Seattle. Franklin is the first female mayor to be elected in the city’s 124-year history.
  • January 29
    Lewis & Clark honored Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders through its annual week of service featuring a series of speakers and events. The first collaborative event kicked off January 20 with 130 students participating in volunteer service around the Portland community.
  • January 22
    For 5 days, 30 Lewis & Clark students joined faculty and mentors to learn about entrepreneurship from the ground up, connecting their liberal arts training with tools for identifying problems and developing solutions. The driving philosophy behind Lewis & Clark’s Winterim experience? Leadership and entrepreneurship are lifelong mindsets.
  • December 12
    The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.
  • December 12
    The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
  • December 12
    For those who want to make a difference through a career related to public service.

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    Many thanks to Cassie Cohen of Groundwork Portland and Jenn Bildersee of the Portland Brownfields Program for joining us for an educational lunch covering the history of brownfields, brownfields and environmental justice issues in Portland, and local, regional, and national resources. 
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    Black Lives Matter: Politics, Identity and Intersectionality
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    Photos of program lecturers and performers.
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    An exhibit memorializing Oregon soldiers and contractors killed in the Iraq War, on display at Lewis & Clark on March 3, 2008 underscores the human and economic costs of the war to Oregon.

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