Points of Pride

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Photo of Harpool award recipient and family

26th Annual Harpole Awards and Ceremony

Jessica Bridges ’25 and Diana Bettles ’13 are the recipients of this year’s Harpole Scholarship and Harpole Attorney Award and Harpole, respectively.

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Colorful strands of DNA entwined together

Decoding Cellular ‘Shape-Shifters’

Biologist Sharon Torigoe and her students investigate the mechanisms that determine a cell’s fate.

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Two students using microscopes.

A Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity

On April 12, the Lewis & Clark community took a break from classes to enjoy the Festival of Scholars and Artists, an annual event that celebrates the scholarship and creativity of our undergraduate students.

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Graphic with Top Colleges 2024 gold badge and Lewis & Clark College #10.

A Peace Corps Top 10 Producer

Lewis & Clark has made the Top 10 list of small colleges and universities that have produced the highest all-time number of Peace Corps volunteers since the agency’s inception in 1961.

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Associate Professor of Art History Dawn Odell

Dawn Odell Named 2024 Teacher of the Year

Associate Professor of Art History Dawn Odell is Lewis & Clark’s Teacher of the Year.

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Shadow of hands reaching up over a chain link fence with an American flag as the background.

History in Action at the Southern Border

Lewis & Clark history students are putting their research skills to work for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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From Left to Right: Luke Lartigue '26, Bahar Tarighi '26, Amy Sohlberg '24, Jake Serafini '24 Christa Doerbeck '24, and Mikki Ness '26.

Lewis & Clark Law Moot Court Team Achieves Quarterfinals at National Competition

Lewis & Clark Law School’s moot court team advanced to the national quarterfinals—the first in over a decade— and was honored with “Most Professional Team” award.

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Center for Social Change Logo

Meet the 2024 Nielson Social Change Innovation Grant Recipients!

Students Indigo Araya and Nichole Champion have been awarded the 2024 Nielson Social Change Innovation Grant for their transformative projects that promote social justice and community wellbeing. The Nielson Grant, made possible through the generosity of Patrick Nielson ’71 and Dorris Nielson, provides funds for Lewis & Clark undergraduate students to bring their initiatives to life to create systemic social change. This year’s recipients are tackling issues of transgender rights in Costa Rica and holistic wellness in Portland.

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Sunderland Plaza

Celebrating Earth Day

For Lewis & Clark Law School, Earth Day isn’t a once-a-year event—it’s a daily mission. Explore the ongoing environmental endeavors of our faculty and students:

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How Endowments Can Evaluate Their Sustainability Levels

A new method to assess institutions is unveiled, with the highest marks going to Lewis & Clark College.

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More than 90% of 2023 Law School Graduates Employed

Out of 178 Class of 2023 graduates, over 90% were employed within 10 months of graduation, and close to 85% were employed in jobs that require or prefer a JD degree.

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Cooper posing outside near a gazebo, wearing a blue button-up short sleeve shirt and glasses.

Senior Speaker: Cooper Kroll BA ’24

Cooper Kroll BA ’24 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 4.

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Director of Health Promotion & Wellness Michelle Callahan

Michelle Callahan Honored for Contributions to College Health Promotion

Director of Health Promotion and Wellness Michelle Callahan has won the American College Health (ACHA) Association New Affiliate Award for 2024.

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A line of dancers on stage holding hands in front of a colorful background.

L&C’s New Dance Moves

Lewis & Clark adds a dance concentration, which will be led by Tiffany Mills, the college’s new director of dance.