L&C Magazine | Spring 2023

Featured Stories

  • Moss Musings

    Lewis & Clark’s Natural History Club invites students to appreciate nature through a variety of creative programs and activities, including Moss Appreciation Week.

  • Entrepreneurship Pays High Dividends

    Almost a decade since its founding, the John E. and Susan S. Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership has continued to flourish.

  • Counseling During COVID

    The COVID-19 era brings a tremendous need for mental health care, while transforming the way services are delivered.

  • Fighting Words

    In a time of significant political polarization, how do the first amendment’s free speech protections inform civil discourse?

President's Letter

Dear L&C Community

As I sit down to write this letter, I am filled with a tremendous sense of gratitude. Gratitude that I am part of a community that is so strong and resilient. And gratitude that the first response of community members in times of challenge—or opportunity—is “What can I do to help?”

Campaign News


  • Celebrating 50 Years of Friendship

    Inga Spencer BA ’73, MAT ’78 and Marie Maita Grant BS ’73, MAT ’79 earned their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Lewis & Clark during the same time period.

  • The Big Red Bus Drives Outdoor Exploration

    Micah Leinbach BA ’14, founder of the Bus for Outdoor Access &Teaching (BOAT), serves community organizations interested in implementing wilderness programs.

  • Purveyor of Pattern

    Melanie Nead BA ’04, founder and creative director of Lonesome Pictopia, strives to make the Pacific Northwest beautiful through wallpaper, murals, and other decorative goods.

  • Spotlighting Conservation Through the Eye of the Tiger

    Tiger 24, a documentary by Warren Pereira BA ’99, was released in 2022 to strong acclaim. It’s contributing to public awareness of tiger conservation and raising questions about human relationships to large predators in their natural habitats.

Holi Festival Celebration

On March 8, Lewis & Clark held a celebration of the Holi Festival on the Great Plat Lawn. Holi (pronounced “Ho-li”) is a festival of colors that symbolizes the power of good over evil. Grounded in ancient Hindu tradition, the festival wel- comes the beginning of spring. Lewis &Clark celebrated Holi with color pow- der, traditional Indian snacks, music, and lots of energy. The event was sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Office of Spiritual Life.

Suhail Akram BA ’24