News from President Wiewel

President’s Open Office Hours

Open Office Hours for April 2021

New to the Board of Trustees

Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed four new members.

Letter from President Wiewel, January 14

Over the winter break, I had planned to send you a simple positive note to begin the spring semester. But, while I continue to be hopeful for the year ahead, 2021 has already been profoundly unsettling and disturbing.

Responding to the Events of January 6, 2021

Yesterday’s literal and figurative attacks on democracy failed to thwart the will of the voters, or the processes that have guided our republic since its earliest days. I hope you join me in condemning the shameful and violent protests waged by extremists on our houses of democracy in the nation’s Capitol as well as state houses here in Salem and across the country.

Faculty and Staff Holiday Extravaganza

A week of celebration for faculty and staff. RSVP required by December 7. No exceptions! Planning for this event is crucial to safety.

Letter from President Wiewel, November 17, 2020

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I can’t express enough the gratitude I have for every member of our community. We have reckoned with great uncertainty during the pandemic, and the support of our wide community has buoyed our efforts.

Letter from President Wiewel, Oct. 29

With the general election just a few days away, and COVID-19 at crisis levels in many places, it is a good time to reexamine briefly why what we do at Lewis & Clark matters.

President Wiewel in the Oregonian: “Oregon’s Small Colleges, Universities Managing COVID-19 Successfully - So Far”

President Wim Wiewel led a group of Oregon private college and university presidents in a column that appeared in The Oregonian on Sunday, Oct. 25. The topic: how schools like Lewis & Clark have managed a return to in-person learning during the time of COVID-19.

Letter from President Wiewel, Oct. 8

In times of crisis and change, our vision narrows. We focus on what we perceive as the immediate concern or threat.

Institutional Commitments Update, October 2020

In June, President Wiewel outlined nine Institutional Commitments the College would pursue as we work to diversify the campus and create an environment where all members of our community are seen, heard, and valued.

WeB4Me@LC: A Necessary Commitment to Community Health

We need your help to ensure the Lewis & Clark community remains healthy. Our Fall 2020 Reopening plan is designed to safeguard all of us. To succeed, everyone in the community–faculty, staff, and students–must act responsibly and follow rules and guidelines on healthy behaviors.

Sharing Professor Healy’s Protest Story with Congress

Last week, Associate Professor of History and Department Chair Maureen Healy was shot in the head by a “less lethal” round fired by a law enforcement officer.

Letter from President Wiewel, July 21

Our perception of time is elastic. When I note that more than 125 days have passed since we de-densified the campus and moved to online education, I have a sense of both, “That’s all?” and “Wow, that was fast!”

Statement on ICE Change Impacting International Students

The surprise proposed action announced earlier this week from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would force international students to leave the United States if the colleges they attend are providing exclusively online or remote instruction. We vigorously oppose the new policy.

Important Guidance for the Fall Semester

We are incredibly eager to welcome you back to campus! To that end, we are working diligently to put a plan in place that will keep our community safe during on-campus, in-person instruction this fall.