University of Phoenix is a predatory school. 17% graduation rate, 26% default rate, $64,000 average debt, credits rarely transfer to other schools.
Multnomah is non-denominational, conservative, fundamentalist Christian - Bible thumpers. Evolution didn't happen, the earth is young, abortion is murder, homosexuality is forbidden. They are not practitioners of hate rhetoric, racism, and harassment of those who disagree.
Before it was Multnomah College it was Multnomah School of the Bible, and the correct phrase alluded to in the article is "Multnomah School of the Bubble."
I attended in the late 70s - rules then included a ban on "cards of the type commonly used in gambling" (Old Maid was OK), any movies at all, being less than 35 while under the same roof with someone of the opposite sex and, for girls, wearing certain types of jeans, but the dean who made the rule couldn't tell which jeans were ok when given a pile from which to select.
Famous alumnae include Bettie Page, the beautiful lingerie and bondage model, and Ferdinand Waldo Demarra, the Great Imposter. Dang it, I missed Bettie by 13 years!
A danger of such places lies in the fundamentalist reliance on the Bible as the source of scientific ignorance. I couldn't maintain those or other beliefs and soon reverted to my normal state of open-minded, authority-questioning atheism.
If you can't find Lewis and Clark College, then you don't deserve to give Bill Clinton -- or any other president -- a blow job.
I attended Lewis and Clark for graduate school. My girlfriend at the time dumped me on speaker phone while I was driving there, on the Fremont Bridge. I burst into tears as I got off at the Terwilliger exit, and sobbed as I circled back over the freeway along the Terwilliger Boulevard overpass. I passed the Market of Choice in waves of panic. I spun through the traffic circle by the law school and took the second exit, this time barely wondering if the undergrad on the sidewalk would decide to cross.
The summer term made it so I didn't have to pay for parking. I told my teacher I couldn't go to class today, and he told me to take care of myself. I went to a part of campus that looks out over Mt Hood and an outdoor swimming pool, near the library. I called every friend I could, and I melted down to my best friend over the phone.
It was there, in that moment, that a tour of prospective students appeared, 10 feet from me, as I choked out a sob of "I just.... wanna... DIEEEEEEE." I was embarrassed for a second, but then I was glad. Lewis and Clark is a great school, with caring faculty and a wonderful library. The woman who works in Teacher Licensing is a magician and a saint. But going there won't protect you from the shitty things in life, no matter what that tour guide tells you.
Lewis & Clark is reputable institution with many accomplishments. The fact that you can't seem to use a map, is beyond me. As an alum, I can say that I spent the best 4 years of my life at this school and it has helped me to achieve a great many things.
Just because we don't have an expansive list of famous people that have attended our school doesn't detract from the fact that we have the one of the most beautiful campuses in the country and is fifth in the country for alum of small schools entering Peace Corps service. While we may not have celebrities who both achieve next to nothing at school and then go on to do almost next to nothing after graduation, we have a strong body of current students and alumni who are conscientious members of society.
Let me guess, you went to PSU or some shit.
at least at LC, we can smoke weed all day AND manage to complete all our work successfully.
You are all idiots. First of all its called googlemaps. Since you obviously know what a computer is why don't you try using one for other sources of promising information. Secondly, how is it the Keysor Soze in reverse? Keysor Soze is a fictitious character created by the brilliant mind of Kevin Spacey's character and he turns out to in fact not be real- although all the other usual suspects believe in his authoritative existence. So would that not just be a Keysor Soze? Not a Keysor Soze in reverse? Seriously, there are even Lewis and Clark signs on the freeway. Do you get lost making your way to the bathroom as well? Maybe Lewis and Clark is only made available to individuals who celebrate higher consciousness and understand the importance of an amazing education. Your article is not only offensive to the students at Lewis and Clark but also is a disrespectful assessment of the Portland collegiate system as a whole. Get some class and rep your city better.
Considering Vancouver is a bedroom community of Portland, you left out one very important listing—Washington State University Vancouver. Just 10 miles north of the Columbia River via either I-5 or I-205, WSU Vancouver offers a private-school feel for state-school tuition. And, the Border Bill lets Oregonians in bordering counties pay in-state tuition for up to eight credits per semester. Choose from 20 bachelor’s degrees, 10 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. There’s more to the “Couve” than you may have imagined. Come see for yourself!
PNCA is currently unranked in the not in the nation and in the world as an art school but for some reason it costs well over $160,000 for a four year degree. My alma mater, the University of Cincinnati, has a number two -ranked design school in the world DAAP, that only costs students around $26,000 for a four-year degree if you're willing to live it home with your parents and commute. Job placement for DAAP graduates is very high and they are placed into high salary jobs. Unfortunately I know many graduates from PNCA who are waiting tables while waiting for their career as a professional artist to emerge.
It's actually a commuter lounge. Many students commute from vancouver. We also have a computer lounge.
Thanks so much for this insider's look at an institution I never knew was in the 'hood. The Monta-Villa area has undergone much gentrification and de-sleazification in the last five years. Was recently recalling some of the more inexplicably odd overheard conversational drift at the Bipartisan Café sofa & tables, bits of it in Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew with laptop illuminated animated discussion about biblical arcana. The only guess was Warner-Pacific College on the same slope of Mt Tabor, and some especially hip students cuz the gab I caught was definitely more vision-questing than dogmatic. Wonder if these episodes were eavesdroppings from the Multnomah Bible College liberally sprinkled through the caffeine and fresh baked pies of the Bipartisan? Does Multnomah Bible College represent a particular Christian sect and what is relationship theologically and mission-wise from its neighbor Warner-Pacific College?
It might be harder to get into a real med school than magic doctor school, though. They actually have standards.
"You're trying to figure out why you have the headache in the first place. We have a better role in prevention."
Naturopathy is pseudoscientific, harmful crap. If these people want to do medicine, they should go to real med schools.
Good point, George Fox is in Newberg though right? I've lived in portland my whole life and can never find it unless accompanyied by peter pan.. oh wait they did that one didn't they? eh.
All true, i went there for almost two years before realizing i had simply fallen asleep waiting for the 51 bus on Terwilliger blvd.
What about Marylhurst and George Fox?
Commuter Lounge? Really? Not a computer lounge?
Fun article! Just one note... Luther translated the Bible from Greek, not Latin :)
Managing time is one good tip, thanks for the info :)
Yup, this article explains and encourages the biggest problem with Portland: The useless youth it produces for the working world that these very same youth whine about not being able to join. Some drugs, alcohol, protesting, a bike and and half dozen like-minded lumps to share a shit hole of a pad. With this kind of encouragement for students, no wonder Portland youth are readily considered a success if they can just manage a bus pass and learn to make a cup of coffee. As part of a hiring team that regularly interviews these "perfect students", it's great to have gained some additional insight as to why we have such a hard time finding motivated, responsible candidates. So yeah, it's great to keep it real and acknowledge all aspects of "student" life as long as it is also emphasized that when it's all said and done, it's still will indeed be real.
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