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Guest Columnist: Evette Castillo Clark

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Community Builder Wins College’s Highest Honor

Azucena Lizbeth Morales Santos BA ’24, who double-majored in Hispanic studies and sociology/anthropology, received this spring’s Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest honor. Named for an esteemed professor, the award recognizes a senior whose abilities and commitment have combined to produce work of the highest distinction.

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Fulbright Winner to Pursue Passion of Teaching Language

As the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright award, Alexandra Flory BA ’24 will serve as an English teaching assistant in Germany beginning this fall.

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Decoding Cellular ‘Shape-Shifters’

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

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The Bark | April 29, 2024

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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.


Academic English Studies Program to Become Section of World Languages and Literatures

At the end of spring semester, the Academic English Studies (AES) program will no longer be a stand-alone program that offers full-time academic English courses to non-degree-seeking international students.

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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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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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The Bark | April 22, 2024

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Senior Speaker: Cooper Kroll BA ’24

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