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Budget debunked: reallocations remedy as usual, larger trends threaten forecasting

By Althea Billings In the final weeks of the fall 2016 semester, a special faculty meeting on the budget was held to discuss priorities in light of the budgetary shortfall. The budget process is usually a project for the Dean, the Financial Office and the faculty Budget Advisory Committee (BAC), so it was odd that the faculty was included. The inclusion ... Read More »

Interim President David Ellis talks career path, transitions, and the road ahead in his new role

On January 17, the Provost’s Office sent out an email to the LC community, explaining that President Barry Glassner had stepped down from his role, effective immediately. The email quoted Glassner’s desire to “focus his time and attention on his writing and his role as a public intellectual,” as the reason that he was stepping down so suddenly. For perspective, ... Read More »

Women’s rugby moves into Division II play

This season, Women’s Rugby has undergone a major change. Instead of competing in friendly local competitions as many club sports do, the women’s rugby team has moved into Division II. The team is now a part of the Cascade Collegiate Women’s Rugby Conference. The shift has changed things for the team. “Now that we’re in a league, the teams that ... Read More »

Professor James Oleske recounts his time in politics and working in the Obama administration

In 2005, Professor James Oleske and his family moved to Oregon for what they thought was the last time. He had been working in Washington D.C. as counsel to the Senate Democratic leader. In 2008, Oleske got a call. Barack Obama had been elected president, and Oleske had been called upon to help staff the Legislative Affairs Office. He accepted. ... Read More »

Title IX reports triple over two years

Over the past two years, Title IX reports at Lewis & Clark have tripled. An increase in reporting does not necessarily indicate an increase in sexual harassment and assault however. Administrative changes over the past three school years are likely the cause of the uptick. In the 2012-13 school year, LC received 5 Title IX reports. In the 2015-16 school ... Read More »