Wiewel Announcement

An Important Announcement From President Wiewel: Preparing for Lewis & Clark’s Next Chapter

President Wiewel announced today that next academic year will be his last as president of L&C. “Serving in this role has been a great privilege and joy. The institution is well positioned for future success.”
President Wiewel in a listening session.

President’s Open Office Hours

This time can be used to ask questions, bring light to an issue you feel effects the college, or share good news about your research, programs or departments. Please note that these office hours are not intended to circumvent the normal decision making channels.

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.
Thank you.

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.
President Wim Wiewel at the Sesquicentennial celebration.

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.

President Wim Wiewel at the Sesquicentennial celebration.

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.
Students rehearsing for the Fall 2020 production of Cabaret do so while practicing social distanc...

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.

Associate Professor of History and Department Chair Maureen ?Mo? Healy

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.

Letter from President Wiewel, June 9

In response to a message we sent about the murder of George Floyd, I received many replies. Some were appreciative, others were critical…

A Message of Solidarity

The current unrest and uprising in our country, as well as our own backyard, has revealed with greater clarity than ever the divisions of race that continue to harm us. We are compelled to offer a statement to our community that recognizes this moment and calls on us to work together in support of a collective response.
The Frank Manor House as seen from the reflecting pool.

Highlights of the May Board of Trustees Meeting

On May 7 and 8, due to COVID-19, the Board of Trustees held its first-ever virtual meeting via Zoom.

Letter from President Wiewel, May 21

We’ve reached a turning point, a time of natural transition from a semester as far from routine as most of us could imagine…

Letter from President Wiewel, May 7

My weekly letters have sought to keep you—our students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, donors, and friends—informed about the ways we are responding to the impact of COVID-19 on our community…

Letter from President Wiewel, April 30

In the immortal words of Yogi Berra, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
President Wiewel

Letter from President Wiewel, April 23

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” I’m reminded of Winston Churchill’s words…

Letter from President Wiewel, April 17

“The contagion of hope.” On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis used this phrase in his address to an empty St. Peter’s Basilica. It resonates with me in multiple ways.
ALL IN Campus Democratic Challenge

We’re ALL IN

President Wiewel committed L&C to the ALL IN Campus Challenge. Do you know your registration status?
President Wiewel

Letter from President Wiewel, April 9

Are we settling into a new normal? No one can answer with confidence. But for most of us, I think, each day is no longer built entirely from scratch…
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