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The Struggle is in your name, Samori—you were named for Samori Touré, who struggled against French colonizers for the right to his own black body.

Teaching today at the university, every quarter I will examine course evaluations and find one from a student I failed to see, someone who felt that I ignored or disrespected them, a student who disliked me and seethed from a

While lots of corporations pursue profits with a Gordon Gekko-like focus, many thriving Northwest companies also include social and environmental responsibility when calculating their bottom line

With their permanent body-changing effect, tattoos are a uniquely powerful way to remember and commemorate. Here, Catherine Ryan '06 writes about an especially meaningful tattoo.

In her late fifties, Evelyn Searle Hess '66, MS '86, walked away from the world of modern conveniences to build a new life with her husband on twenty acres of wild land in the foothills of Oregon

"The only music I can compose is that of little things," once observed Giacomo Puccini, the man behind the operas La Boh'me, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly.

Surviving your parent's death can have many challenges—dealing with difficult emotions, the details and paperwork, and, sometimes, unexpected discoveries about someone you thought you knew.

After winning a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, husband and wife journalists Nicholas Kristof (a Yamhill native) and Sheryl WuDunn turned their attention

In 2008 Jere Van Dyk '68 crossed into the dangerous tribal areas on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, penetrating a no man's land where Western journalists hadn't ventured for years.


What can tunes and the tasty treats tell us about making good experiences better?

Thousands of Velella velella, jellyfish relatives, washed ashore on Oregon beaches in April, and now are littering beaches in New Zealand.

Alumnus Edgardo Simone is a successful composer and orchestrator of Hollywood blockbusters, including the Spider-Man and Men in Black franchises