L&C Magazine | Winter 2007

Featured Stories

  • Kroger v. Crime

    From Mafia bosses to Enron executives, John Kroger specializes in bringing criminals to justice.
  • Turning Up the Heat

    A professor-turned-activist works to stop global warming.
  • Nurturing Deep Roots

    Long before the movie “School of Rock” hit the big screen, Chris Gragg MAT. ’04 hit upon the power of music to motivate students.
  • Breakaway Adventures

    Each fall more than 100 incoming students participate in Breakaway Adventures. College Outdoors sponsors a variety of trips and also teams up with the Office of Student Leadership and Service to offer outdoor service projects.

President's Letter


This fall, Marcia and I sent our middle son off to college. Like many parents, we felt conflicting emotions: pride, melancholy, excitement, and, dare I say, some measure of relief. Like most 18-year-olds, he had been spending less and less time at home and was ready for more independence. Still, we miss his presence in the house. We find ourselves looking for his car in the driveway, listening for his voice down the hall, and marveling at the extra food in our refrigerator. Mostly, we hope we have provided the foundation he needs to be a happy, healthy, and successful adult.

Alumni News

Reunion Weekend 2012: June 21–24

Don’t miss Reunion Weekend 2012, June 21–24, which will include class gatherings for these years: 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002, and 2007. Many reunions of overseas and off-campus programs are also in the works, as well as a special celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of Lewis & Clark’s Overseas Study Program.


College Outdoors Reunion

“About two years ago, I picked up the phone and heard the voice of Joe Yuska, my former boss and director of College Outdoors, telling me he wanted to reconnect the old office crew on a reunion trip,”

A Woman of Principle

When Verna Bailey walked into her first-year biology class, she sat front and center in the auditorium. Her peers–more than 100 of them–gave her a wide berth, leaving her entirely alone in the first three rows.

Esteemed Physicist and Mentor

Ward Plummer ‘62 grew up in Warrenton, a tiny fishing and timber town hunkered at the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria. His parents–survivors of the Great Depression and the devastating Dust Bowl days in Kansas–shared the nation’s obsession with beating the Russians in the space race

Surf’s Up

Peter Ames Carlin ‘85 publishes a critically acclaimed biography of Brian Wilson, the troubled genius behind the Beach Boys.


Producing the News

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Catherine Mulhall ‘99 found herself at a huge family crawfish feed in Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish. As an associate producer for PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, she was chasing down an interview with state senator Walter Boasso. Not only did she get the story, she also learned how to shuck, cook, and eat crawfish like a native, or nearly so.

Training Canine Assistants: A Labor of Love

“Settle,” commands John Pedrick Jr. JD ‘77, rolling a 7-week-old golden retriever on her back, rubbing her belly as he establishes human dominance. “Snuggle,” he says next, placing the puppy’s snout against his neck to teach her to approach people.

Lewis & Clark Mourns College Friends, Faculty, Life Trustees

Maggie Roberts Murdy, namesake of Maggie’s Café on campus and a member of the Heritage Society, Don Ostensoe ‘53, a friend of the College and a nationally prominent beef industry leader, Ralph Jerald “Jerry” Baum, professor emeritus of literature, Robert Flowerree, a life trustee of Lewis & Clark College, Richard Woolworth ‘63, former Donald G. Balmer Citation awardee and a life trustee of Lewis & Clark