Lewis & Clark Reaches $155 Million Fundraising Campaign Goal One Year Early

Lewis & Clark recently met―and surpassed―the most ambitious fundraising goal in its history, marking a new era of growth and momentum. A reception is planned for October 19 to celebrate this achievement and the community that made it possible.

Lewis & Clark Welcomes Outstanding and Diverse First-Year Classes

This fall, Lewis & Clark is welcoming first-year classes across its three colleges, totaling more than 1,000 students, including nearly 950 degree-seeking students.

Niche Ranks L&C as One of ‘Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Oregon’

Lewis & Clark received top marks from Niche as one of the best liberal arts colleges in Oregon (No. 2), one of the safest college campuses in the Portland area (No. 3), and one of the best colleges with music performance degrees in Oregon (No. 3).

Lewis & Clark Gets Top Marks in Princeton Review

Lewis & Clark received top marks in Princeton Review’s new national rankings for most beautiful campus (No, 4), most politically active students (No. 12), and best college newspaper (No. 21).

Student Interns Get ‘Green’ Job Experience

This summer, L&C students gained hands-on work experience through paid internships in the green sector, thanks to L&C’s Career Center and the Bates Center Sustainability Internship course. Check out the experiences of some of these students!

L&C’s First Native Scholar-Artist in Residence to Focus on Shakespeare

Waylon Lenk BA ’08, a Shakespeare scholar and theatre artist, will join the college as its first Native Scholar-Artist in Residence this fall. Lenk will give a talk at New Student Orientation and direct the theatre department’s fall production of Henry IV, Part 1.

Understanding the Neurological Mechanisms Behind Parkinson’s Disease

Associate Professor of Biology Tamily Weissman’s research, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), could shed light on new treatment pathways for Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders.

Welcome, New Students!

As the new academic year approaches, we asked incoming first-year and transfer students to share why they chose Lewis & Clark.

Electric Car Revolution Puts Native Communities at Risk

New research from Associate Professor of Law Lisa Benjamin explores the positive environmental justice impacts of electric vehicles while urging updates to land-use and mining regulations to protect Native communities.

Revisioning the Future of Portland’s Monuments

In partnership with the City of Portland, Lewis & Clark helped develop recommendations for community engagement around several monuments that were toppled or removed during the 2020 protests following the murder of George Floyd. L&C also assisted in creating guidelines for considering new city monuments in the future.

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Can You Spot Skin Cancer? L&C Psychologists Bring Their Expertise to Public Health Campaign

In collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Oregon, psychology professors Jerusha and Brian Detweiler-Bedell conduct research to help Oregonians identify and respond to the risk of melanoma.

West Linn Selects Recent Alum as Youngest-Ever Mayor

In May, West Linn, Oregon, residents resoundingly chose 23-year-old Rory Bialostosky BA ’22 as the city’s youngest-ever mayor. His election as mayor follows a series of “firsts,” including a term as West Linn’s youngest city council member while he was a full-time student at Lewis & Clark.

L&C Professor Asks, ‘What Does It Mean to Be a Liberal Gun Owner?’

Jennifer Hubbert, professor of anthropology and Asian studies, examines how liberals define democracy and citizenship through owning guns.

Lewis & Clark Unveils Revitalized Student Center

This spring, Lewis & Clark unveiled the newly renovated Stephanie Fowler Student Center (formerly known as Templeton). Designed to be the “heart of campus,” the updated student center features enhanced meeting and activity spaces, outdoor gathering spots, and improved accessibility features.

L&C Baseball Program Logs Blockbuster Season

In 2023, L&C’s baseball team won its first Northwest Conference Championship since 1987 and advanced to its first-ever NCAA Tournament. In addition, third baseman Jack Thomson BA ’23 was named National Player of the Year and a First Team All-American.