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  • Dear LC Community,

     I remember receiving my college acceptance letters. As each one arrived, I grew more and more stressed over how I would pay for college. Then, my letter from Lewis & Clark arrived with a substantial financial aid package. It felt like a new door opened for me. My time here has granted me experiences that I never could have imagined. I just returned from a semester abroad in Beijing, China, that showed me the world isn’t such a small place, and there are lessons to learn and experiences to be had around every corner. While on campus, I have grown more confident, more articulate, and even more excited to learn.

     You made my time here possible.

    When LC alumni come together, there’s no limit to what can be accomplished. Join your fellow Pioneers in creating opportunities for students like me.We wouldn’t be here without you.

    When 1,848 alumni give a gift of any size by September 26, $40,000 in additional funds will be available for student financial aid.

     Stand with me. Give to the 1,848 Challenge and stand with students.

     
    Emma Ray-Wong '20

    In gratitude and community,
     
    Emma Ray-Wong BA ’20
    Majors: Studio Art & Psychology (double)
    Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

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    lewisandclarkcollege: Every summer, Assistant Professor of Biology Margaret Metz travels to eastern Ecuador, where she gathers data about trees in the Amazon. The days are steamy and often tedious as Metz and her team of undergraduates carefully search for seedlings, which they’ll track from year to year. Click on the link in our bio to read the rest of The Chronicle magazine cover feature on Metz’s groundbreaking research!⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ [Image description: Margaret Metz (right), Emily Schmelling BA ’20, and Masten Summerfield BA ’20 conducting research at the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland.]⁠
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Cole Harris BA ’20 is off to Uganda in January as Lewis & Clark's latest Fulbright Scholar. Harris, who majored in international affairs and minored in political economy, will spend one academic year in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, researching the rise of Pentecostalism in developing countries. Check the link in our bio to learn more about Cole's Fulbright plans!.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ . ⁠ [Image description: Headshot of Cole Harris smiling]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: “I am deeply sad and angry about the treatment of Black people and other people of color at the hands of police in this country, as well as the systemic and structural racial inequality of society at large. #blacklivesmatter, not just here and now, but everywhere and always.” Click the link in our bio to read the rest of the letter and action steps sent from President Wim Wiewel to the Lewis & Clark community… . . [Image description: Wim Wiewel sitting on the steps outside the glade with the above quote over the image]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Dear Lewis & Clark Community, 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. From the reactions of those calling attention to the historical mistreatment of communities of color, one thing is clear: There is real pain. There is real suffering. And there is justified rage. The nation again stands at a crossroads. To what extent do some of us feel not only a sense of responsibility for what happened to George Floyd, and so many other Black people, but also for the conditions that allowed their murders to occur: namely turning a blind eye toward the realities of Black people in the United States? Too often a response by well-meaning allies is to simply reach out to affected communities and offer words of encouragement. Although appreciated, this is not enough, because this form of outreach runs the risk of removing responsibility from the majority and requiring the work be done by communities of color. To ensure that we turn the tide of racism and white supremacy, those in the majority should seek to understand ways they can be part of the solution within their communities. Our hope is that we can collectively recognize and challenge the historical, structural, and systemic forms of racism that continue to threaten the lives of people of color and imperil the communities in which they live. Our hope is that we are moved to act in concrete and significant ways against the violence done to our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. As individuals and as members of wider communities, we must all ask ourselves what we are doing to be part of a solution that lives up to our values. In solidarity, Executive Council of Lewis & Clark College… . [Image description: The back of the Frank Manor House viewed from the Estate Gardens.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Googles “campus beauty photo”⛲️🏔🌲 Photo by: @ninaleejohnson… . . [Image description: The wisteria fish fountain and reflecting pool in the Estate Gardens with Mt. Hood visible in the background.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: In March, New York-based artist Elizabeth Jaeger BA ’11 and a nurse friend at Lenox Hill hospital in Manhattan started a campaign for artists to submit illustrations, paintings, and other digital art pieces thanking health care workers. The posters have been displayed in ICUs throughout New York City, which has been hit especially hard by COVID-19. In an article on @hyperallergic, Jaeger says the project helps to battle the “feeling of hopelessness” she’s experiencing during the pandemic. “It’s overwhelming how much our federal government is failing people, and especially the people that work in hospitals with the lack of PPE, ventilators, dialysis machines and lack of general centralized organization. My hope is that the posters bring some lightness to people going through hard days.” … . [Image description: collage of posters made by artists to thank hospital workers in New York City.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: For the next few days we’ll be featuring Pios contributing to the community good and adapting to life in the time of COVID-19. Ryan Lockard BA ’07 created @specialtyathletictraining nearly eight years ago to help athletes with special needs. Normally the trainers work in Pamplin and three other gyms in Portland, Vancouver, and Bend, but when the coronavirus hit the trainers had to quickly make all their sessions virtual. “How are you going to motivate someone via FaceTime or Zoom? We always knew we could do it, but it was definitely the unknown. Now we are able to go virtual and offer our training to anyone, anywhere, no matter what’s going on, which is pretty awesome going forward.”… . [Image description: Ryan Lockard and Ben, the inspiration behind Specialty Athletic Training, posing on a bench in the weight room in Pamplin Sports Center.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Did you know at Lewis & Clark you can get Bachelor of Arts degree, along with a Masters of Arts in teaching (MAT), in just five years? Many L&C graduates go on to work in education. Our nationally recognized teacher education program is the perfect preparation @lewisandclarkgrad… . . [Image descriptions: info graphics with info on how students can get a BA and MAT in just five years with our 4+1 program.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Alums and brothers Stein Retzlaff BA ’16 and Thor Retzlaff BA ’18 not only completed an expedition to climb and ski the peaks in Atomfjella, the northernmost mountain range in the world—they also made a rad short film about it for @outsidetv. Hit the link in our bio to learn more about their amazing Arctic adventure! 🏔🎿⛺️ … . [Image description: Stein and Thor Retzlaff posing for a selfie at the top of the Atomfjella mountain range.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Congrats to the Class of 2020! Today’s virtual commencement features two different Pios giving a senior speech. Zafar Ali is a Political Science and Economics double major from Tribal Areas, Pakistan. “In my speech, I speak of our current moment, and my journey to and at Lewis & Clark. In a world that is turning increasingly isolationist, I will speak to how unity and cooperation have always propelled us forward, helping to achieve progress and prosperity. I talk of my time on campus, the way people and the support structures here not only helped me achieve my academic goals, but also shaped my fundamental identity.” … . [Image description: Senior Zafar Ali posing on campus in front of the Frank Manor House.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Happy #LCGrad20, seniors! Today’s virtual commencement features two of your peers giving this years senior speech. Asia Wooten is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major from Eugene, Oregon. “My goal is to be completely transparent in illuminating some of the noteworthy experiences that we have all likely shared at Lewis & Clark. I would like to remind my fellow graduates of the level of tenacity we’ve demonstrated after having made it through this unprecedented ending to our college experience. The current time that we are facing does not by any means signify the end of our progress or lessen the magnitude and diversity of memoirs and achievements that we’ve gained over the years. I’m so proud to be a part of this resilient class.” … . [Image description: Senior Asia Wooten posing on a pedestrian bridge]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: We close our spring semester by welcoming in the warm rays of summer - #TBT to Summer Serenade concerts on the Manor House Lawn in 1967. Good times with music, friends, and warm weather. We can’t wait to see you all back here in September, pios! Throwbacks will continue in the fall! … . . [Image description: Images depict students laying along the Manor House lawn on blankets and in groups of friends as musicians play live music from the Manor House patio.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: #GivingTuesdayNow is happening! Today, we come together to respond to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Support students who have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic right now by giving to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Fund or the Annual Fund at go.lclark.edu/community (link also in bio)… . . [Image description: White graphic containing the Giving Tuesday logo with the words “Together we are LC” in black and orange type.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: #TBT to Agnes Flanagan Chapel under construction! Enjoy this great photo of scaffolding inside as they put the finishing touches prior to the chapel’s opening in 1968. Photo courtesy of Lewis & Clark Special Collections & Archives… … [Image description: black and white image of shadows and light inside Agnes Flanagan Chapel. There is scaffolding illuminated by the building and construction lights.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Happy last day of classes, Pios! We know this has been an especially difficult and weird semester. You’ve all been so resilient throughout this extraordinary challenge of learning remotely. Keep up the great work 🧡🖤 We also wanted to share with you our current plans for the fall semester: We expect to be holding in-person classes this fall. Check out the link in our bio to read the full letter from President Wiewel on our plans for the College of Arts and Sciences. . . . . [Image description: Three students sitting by the reflecting pool in the Estate Gardens with the Manor House in the background.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Anyone else watching The Last Dance? Last night’s episode featured Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and the the Chicago Bulls practicing in a very familiar gym. Spot Pamplin Sports Center 25:55 into episode four! . . . . [Image description: screenshot taken from The Last Dance documentary showing Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen practicing in the gym at Pamplin Sports Center in the early ‘90s.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: #TBT to summer adventures at Lewis & Clark! (ca. 1983) … . . [Image description: The first image details adventurers in the Oregon woods with individuals hiking with large backpacks. They appear determined. The second image shows hikers crossing a rapid river on a log. They are linking hands to help each other across.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Happy #Earthday, Pios! While many of us are away from campus weathering this unprecedented crisis, we have little moments throughout the day to think about our impact on this planet, our connection to it, and to each other. We invite you to share the things you are doing, big or small, that help bring us together in support of a healthy, thriving planet. Tag your posts #LCEarthDay or #MyPlanetMyPledge and we’ll share to our Story 🌍🧡🖤… . . [Image description: Aerial photo of the Glade with a giant heart mowed into the lawn by groundskeeper Amanda Wilson.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Double tap if you’re missing campus right about now. 🧡🖤. . . . . [Image descriptions: First photo shows students walking and hanging out on the grass between J.R. Howard hall and BoDine; second image shows Great Plat Field viewed from the Estate Gardens on a sunny spring day.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: #TBT to early days by the dolphin fountain by Albany (ca. 1932). What is now Albany were the original service buildings for the Fir Acres estate. These buildings included a garage, a greenhouse, a tool house, a shed, a potting room, a cold storage area, and an automobile maintenance area. This area has served as classrooms, a library, and a chapel for Lewis & Clark College, and renamed Albany Quadrangle. It is now administrative offices and an event space! Photo courtesy of Lewis & Clark Special Collections & Archives… … [Image description: black and white image of the fountain in front of Albany before Bodine was built. The environment is overgrown and Albany is covered in ivy.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: We asked our students for 3 words they felt described our school best — their “LC in 3.” This word cloud is made up of responses from the past few years. Let us know your #lcin3 🧡🖤… . . [Image and video descriptions: First photo is a word cloud made up of the most common LC in 3 words including challenging, beautiful, welcoming, and engaging. The second, third, and fourth images are videos of students Sawyer Barta, Bijou MacDonald, and Allison Behrens giving their 3 words.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Timely announcement: the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences have approved the creation of a new health studies minor. The multidisciplinary health studies minor will consist of three core courses (12 credits) and three elective courses (12 credits) organized into three categories: mechanisms of wellness and disease; psychological and narrative representations of wellness and disease; and global and cultural approaches to wellness and disease. 📷: @ninaleejohnson… . . [Image description: Color photo of a student walking down the cobblestone pathway between Great Plat Field and the Estate Gardens.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: #TBT to Peebles Biology Building in the old Frank Estate Greenhouse. Named after Florence Peebles, the founder of the Lewis & Clark Biology Department, Peebles was also known as the “Great Greenhouse” and was remodeled in the summer of 1942 to house classes for Lewis & Clark. Peebles stood on the north side of the lawn before it was destroyed in a storm, being replaced in 1996 with the Fields Center for the Visual Arts. The iconic “Monkey Gate” of the greenhouse was commissioned by the Frank Family for $3,000 (almost $40,000 in today’s dollars) - it now hangs in the Fields atrium… … [Image Description: Black and white photos of an old an ornamental greenhouse with students outside conversing. The last photo depicts a biology class led by Florence Peebles in which students are inside the greenhouse around a large table with books and plants on it.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Did you catch Lewis & Clark on @jeopardy tonight? 👀📺… . . [Image description: a blue background with the clue “Portland’s Albany College changed its name to honor this duo, a ‘symbol of the pioneering spirit that had made…the college’” from tonight’s episode of Jeopardy]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: We know you can’t visit campus right now, so we’re bringing campus to you. Our new virtual visit site is live! 🔗 link in bio 🧡🖤… . . [Image description: Aerial view of the Lewis & Clark campus with the words Virtual Visit]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: #TBT to hours spent creating, listening, and vibing at @klcradio. Enjoy these photos from the 60s and 80s. Photo courtesy of Lewis & Clark Special Collections & Archives… … [Image Description: Vintage photographs of individuals playing music and hanging out in the KLC radio room in the 60s and 80s.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: We’re thinking of you, Lewis & Clark family. As we adjust to new environments and experiences, we are joining with @humansoflewisandclark to listen, collect, and elevate stories of pioneers in these unprecedented times. We encourage current and prospective students, staff, faculty, parents, alumni, and others to use the link in their bio to tell as much or as little of your story as you’d like. We’ll be using this space to feature photos, stories, and more from those who matter most: you. This graphic was made using stories already submitted by your fellow pioneers… … [Image description: a word cloud in the shape of the Lewis & Clark shield logo. Words that are emphasized include home, family, going, time, hope, and friends.]
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    lewisandclarkcollege: Spring has officially sprung on campus this week, even if most of us aren’t there to see it. We hope everyone is staying safe and sane during this scary time. The Pio community has your back. 📷s - @nickgothard… . . [Image description: Flowers blooming in spots around campus, including the lawn outside J.R. Howard Hall, by the Dovecote cafe, and outside the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.]