Cover of Fall 2012 Magazine

Economic Impact

Last fall, more than 3,000 Evergreen alumni participated in an economic impact study, which spells out many of the ways in which Evergreen has a positive financial, social and career impact on students, alumni, the community and the state. This research gives us one more way to make our case for the power of the Evergreen experience to educate engaged citizens and prepare students for tomorrow’s careers.

Our best case for Evergreen’s outstanding liberal arts education comes from the accomplishments of our alumni, students and faculty, like UMass-Amherst graduate student Thomas Herndon ’07, who discovered in April that the austerity movement is based on faulty math, and the Greeners in this issue who are making it in Silicon Valley, turning the music business on its head, or fighting hard for workers’ rights.

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On the Cover: The past year has been a whirlwind for Macklemore (Ben Haggerty ’09), who’s performed around the world since the release of his album with Ryan Lewis, The Heist, and its eminently danceable single, “Thrift Shop.”

(Photo illustration by Evergreen student Jackie Argueta-Godinez, from an original photo of Macklemore in Berlin by Tricia Davis.)

Feature Articles

Behind the Awesome

Behind the Awesome

Macklemore (Ben Haggerty ’09) is Seattle’s latest music superstar.


California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Three Greeners making their mark in Silicon Valley.


Following His Calling

Following His Calling

Michael Corrigan’s journey from high finance to the priesthood.


United We Stand

United We Stand?

Three union leaders on how organized labor can bring about change
for the better.

News & Notes

Betty Crocker Gets a Greener Makeover

Until We’re Free

Pat Thomas ’12 brings Black Power music to light with new book and CD.

Dreamers Change the World

The 2012 Latino Youth Summit at Evergreen.

Geoducks Score

Evergreen students enjoy athletic and academic success.

Sheep Shearing

Watch the video of Evergreen Students for Sustainable Animal Agriculture getting hands-on experience.