L&C Magazine

Featured Stories

  • Fall-2021, Feature

    Reaching the Retirement Milestone

    It’s the people of Lewis & Clark who make it a community like no other. At the close of the past academic year, Lewis & Clark bid farewell to five longtime faculty and staff who have touched generations of students.
  • Fall-2021, Feature

    Favorite Places at Lewis & Clark

    Lewis & Clark has long been recognized as having one of the most beautiful campuses in America. Earlier this year, we asked the college’s Instagram followers to pick their favorite places on campus. We drew inspiration from the NCAA March Madness brackets. Do you agree with the results? Let us know at magazine@lclark.edu.
  • Fall-2021, Feature
    Paloma González BA '04

    Diplomacy & Diversity

    Paloma González BA ’04 works to diversify the U.S. Foreign Service at home and abroad.

President's Letter

Fall-2021, President's Letter

An Even Brighter Future

The students are back, excited for a new year. I am particularly delighted to see them after 18 months of online or hybrid education forced on us by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Palatine Hill



  • Tails From the Animal Shelter

    Stephanie Shaw MA ’86 shines a spotlight on the good work of community animal shelters with the help of 10 different fictional animals. (Reading age: 5 to 8 years.) Sleeping Bear Press, 2020. 32 pages.

  • Old Stories, Some Not True: and other poems

    Tim Gillepsie MA ’04 pens a warm and welcoming collection of poems informed by his many years as a high school English teacher. Moonpath Press, 2020. 174 pages.

  • Boy of Mine: An Experiment in Time Travel

    Moss Kaplan BA ’95 authors this heartfelt letter to his son as a sort of intergenerational time capsule, an investigation into the questions of father-son identities and their interrelations. Little Bound Books, 2020. 70 pages.

  • Singer Come From Afar

    Kim Stafford, founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute—and former poet laureate of Oregon—offers a collection of poems that considers war and peace, pandemic struggles, Earth imperatives, a seeker’s spirit, and forging kinship. Red Hen Press, 2021. 136 pages.

  • Effective Discipline the Montessori Way

    Charlotte Cushman BS ’72 writes a guide for teachers and parents who struggle with effectively disciplining children. She makes the case that effective disciplinary practices are based on the educational principles advocated by Maria Montessori. Self-published, 2020. 144 pages.

  • Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, From Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince

    Peter Ames Carlin BA ’85 captures the rollicking story of the most successful record label in the history of rock and roll, Warner Bros. Records, and the remarkable secret to its meteoric rise. Henry Holt and Co., 2020. 288 pages.

  • Kisses, Condoms, and Consent: What Middle Schoolers Want to Know About Sex and Sexuality

    William Decherd MAT ’08 offers a compilation of more than 500 anonymous questions asked by his middle school students during sex education class. Along with its serious parts and its silly parts, the book provides important information with a hefty dose of compassion. Office of Modern Composition, 2021. 216 pages.

  • Life of a Firefly

    Joan Sandra Brown-Lindstedt BA ’96 pens an award-winning book for elementary and middle schoolers in which Sandy learns to face her giants with the help of a tiny firefly. As she continues on her incredible journey, each person she encounters teaches another lesson about friendship and family. Self-published, 2020. 157 pages.

  • Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World’s Largest Detention System

    Elliott Young, professor of history, writes the first broad history of immigrant detention in the United States, providing critical historical context for an issuethat often garners today’s headlines. Oxford University Press, 2021.280 pages.

  • The Healthcare Manager’s Guide to Labor Relations: Learn Tips and Tricks to Managing Union Employees in Hospitals, Clinics, and Other Healthcare Settings

    Scott Allan JD ’95 authors this guide for health care employers navigating labor negotiations. Allan shares lessons learned through firsthand experience and utilizes examples specifically tailored to the health care industry to help readers respond to strikes and disagreements. Self-published, 2020. 176 pages.

  • Growing Up Alaskan

    Ronda Kotelchuck BS ’65 recounts with love, humor and poignancy, what it was like to grow up in the remote community of Auke Bay, Alaska, during the 1950s. The near-frontier conditions of that small wilderness community bred a fierce independence combined with a deep sense of communal responsibility. Self-published, 2019. 164 pages.

  • On Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Faith-Based Toolkit for Economic Justice

    Eric Atcheson BA ’08 critically examines biblical texts, church history, and present-day events and experiences in this guide for pastors, activists, and concerned citizens. He offers tools for understanding and addressing the economic disparities around us, as well as ways to initiate hopeful conversations. Church Publishing, 2020. 168 pages.

  • Black Stones in My Pocket Black Stars in My Heart

    Allen Reel JD ’74 pens this personal, historical exploration of race in the United States, in Oregon, and in his own family. Reel Publishing, 2020. 285 pages.

  • Breach!

    Eric DeWeese JD ’09 pens his second novel, which tells the story of an ordinary protagonist’s battle with cancer. Self-published, 2020. 211 pages.

In Memoriam

Fall-2021, In Memoriam
Arleigh Dodson

Arleigh Dodson

Arleigh Dodson, professor emeritus of chemistry, died on September 1, 2021, at age 88. Dodson lived a full life dedicated to family, education, and politics.