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Oregon Private Colleges release new data that correct myths on private college affordability. 3 out of 5 graduate in 4-yr at Oregon private college - significant when compared to similar rates at Oregon public in 6-yr. #ThinkIndependent

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September 6, 2018

Oregon Private Colleges Release Compelling New Data on Outcomes and Affordability

Lake Oswego, Oregon | Oregon private colleges and universities served 34,289 students in 2016-17 with a third of undergraduates identifying as a student of color, and almost a quarter were…
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July 12, 2018

OAICU Selects New President

Jim Bauer PORTLAND, OR. – The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (the Alliance) today announced the appointment of Jim Bauer as its new president, effective July 16, 2018.…
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July 2, 2018

Gov. Kate Brown Declares Oregon Private College Week; 11 Campuses to Host Prospective Students and Families

Portland, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown today declared July 23-27, 2018, Oregon Private College Week, proclaiming the “indispensable contributions of private, nonprofit colleges and universities to Oregon’s communities and to the state’s higher education…
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March 29, 2018

Engineering with a Heart

Diagnosing a heart arrhythmia can be a significant challenge. Arrhythmias come and go, and by the time a patient arrives in the emergency room, the feeling of a fluttering or…
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March 22, 2018

UPS Thailand Appoints Russell Reed As New Managing Director

The FINANCIAL -- UPS has appointed Russell Reed as the Managing Director of UPS Thailand succeeding Tan Boon Tiam. With 25 years of experience in UPS, Reed will lead a…
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Reed Science outreach
February 23, 2018

The Science Spark

By Romel Hernandez, February 23, 2018  “Are we going swimming?” Ms. Liao’s fourth- grade class from Grout Elementary traipse behind the Reed student team leading them down a rocky embankment…
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Chiqui Flowers
December 14, 2017

Chiqui Flowers Leads Health Insurance Marketplace

Marylhurst alum Chiqui Flowers ’09 was named administrator of the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace in 2017. The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, accessible via, is where Oregonians go for quality…
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Haben Girma
December 6, 2017

Alumni Advocate – Haben Girma

Few Lewis & Clark alumni have achieved as much as Haben Girma BA ’10. The first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, she advocates for equal access to…
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Ary Hashim
Parents and Students
November 21, 2017

Student Brings Solar Energy to Malaysian Village

Following in the Lewis & Clark tradition of environmental responsibility, Ary Hashim BA ’20 spent the past summer turning his dream of expanding Malaysian solar energy into reality with Project…
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Trump Tax Reform
Policy Makers
November 11, 2017

Trump Tax Scheme Attacks Nonprofit Colleges, Hurts Neediest Students

SALEM, Ore. – Provisions in the new tax cut plan announced yesterday at the behest of President Trump and the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee will be devastating to students…
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